I cannot think of a single person who was disappointed to see George Bush leave office (except perhaps George Bush and a few of the contestants on the Jerry Springer show), making way for what could well be a new era in the history of history.
I think we all felt the world breathe a collective sigh of relief when the results of the US election were announced – I’ve always been pretty derisive when it comes to the old US of A (mainly due to phenomena such as Bush’s election, Bush’s REelection – wtf?-, the Olsen Twins, Paris Hilton and some of the other colossal sources of dark power which nest there), but DANG, it actually seems the new leader of the free world is a sane and balanced human being. Who would have thunk it?
The Obama era was ushered in in dignified style on the 20th of January, and celebrations and tributes abounded worldwide. In their own inimitable and somewhat irreverent Australian style the Aussie manufacturers of Veet (a vile smelling hair removal cream) cashed in on semantics and paid homage thusly: