At a time of when citizenship testing is being applied even to our Members of Parliament, what the nation needs is answers. Answers to such important questions of national identity as how the Hills Hoist relates to the goon bag, why koalas are ridden with venereal disease despite being one of the laziest animals on the planet, and which beer sizes apply in which state and territory.
Conveniently omitting all areas not relating to Australia, Strayapedia also provides helpful alternative facts on AC/DC, Aussie rules, Canberra, Kylie Minogue, Bob Hawke, Hey Hey It’s Saturday, Ned Kelly, koalas, Shane Warne and Snugglepot and Cuddlepie, among many other certified dinky-di topics.
For anyone considering a run for parliament, or trying to win a trivia night MCed by Cory Bernardi, Strayapedia is as valuable as a tiny apartment in Sydney. Patriotically basted in the goon-filled trough of Australian values, it’s as quintessentially Strayan as bowling your final over underarm, not asking awkward questions about the contents of your meat pie, and naming a swimming pool after Harold Holt.
What they said
‘If I’d read Strayapedia first, I never would have eaten that sausage sideways.’ – Bill Shorten
‘Sorry, I cannot recall reading it.’ – Cardinal George Pell
‘This is a disgusting, defamatory book which unfortunately doesn’t mention me.’ – Rebel Wilson
I wanted to endorse Strayapedia, but my backbench thought otherwise.’ – Malcolm Turnbull
‘Buy this book, unless CBS buys it first.’ – Lachlan Murdoch
‘This book contains wrecking, undermining and sniping.’ – Tony Abbott
‘This book should be covered up at all times.’ – Pauline Hanson
‘I did not appreciate the detailed parodic specificity’ – Kevin Rudd
‘This book made me wish I’d renounced my Australian citizenship instead’ – Barnaby Joyce
‘I have empirical evidence that this book does not exist.’ – Senator* Malcolm Roberts
* at time of writing