Let there be darkness

Comes with the old joke:

Q: What did Victorians use to light their homes before candles?

A: Electricity

You know, Victorians, as in those folks who live in Melbourne.

And this from the comments which has a reality that is not far from the truth, if they could arrange it.

The Truth, Yarragrad, Democratic People’s Republic of Victoriastan

The People’s News

Order of Correction of Counter Revolutionary Tendencies
Comrade M. Hardy

After a democratic trial before the Peoples Revolutionary Court for the Elimination of Counter Revolutionary Hoarders, Wreckers and Traitors, the convicted counter-revolutionary wrecker and traitor Steve Kates is hereby ordered to be subject to Revolutionary Justice in Stalin Square, Yarragrad. The convicted counter-revolutionary wrecker and traitor Steve Kates confessed to 106,789 counts of use of pre-revolutionary wrongthink. As the convicted counter-revolutionary wrecker and traitor Steve Kates confessed his crimes against the people and under rigorous questioning denounced 1,287 other counter-revolutionary wreckers, wrongthinkers and traitors. The glorious People’s Safety Bureau is currently hunting the counter-revolutionary wreckers and traitors and wrongthinkers the convicted counter-revolutionary wrecker and traitor Steve Kates denounced under rigorous questioning.

Ever-merciful glorious and radiant supreme leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Victoriastan Secretary General Comrade Andrews has exercised his magnificent mercy in sublime judgement. From Karl Marx room in the Lenin people’s Administrative Complex he has announced that the convicted counter-revolutionary wrecker and traitor Steve Kates will not be dissolved in acid as is normal for counter-revolutionary wreckers and traitors and wrongthinkers but will instead be burned at the stake.

The people will bring their children and attend this glorious entertainment. Entry is free, with a voluntary Peoples Donation of 12 trillion Blokhins at this mornings 0912:35 rate. Alternatively, a piece of firewood will be accepted.

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