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SO, THE SUGAR BOWL IS CHINA

UPDATE: WINNER ANNOUNCED:

Yesterday we asked you to come up with a witty caption about what Julia Gillard and Hillary Clinton might be discussing over tea, and the submissions were very funny: they are all still here for you to see.

Prime Minister Julia Gillard and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Perth yesterday

But we’ve chosen our favourites, and picked a frontrunner.

On our Facebook page were these suggestions:

Penny Beitzel wrote:  Hillary: I like my coffee strong and black, just like my presidents. Julia: Weak and white for me.

Lisa Barton-Collins: “And then I started the ‘things more popular than Abbott” hash tag on ...

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92 Comments

  • Reply November 14, 2012

    janet

    Equal opportunity lady, pour your own tea.

    • Reply November 15, 2012

      Cato

      How about – ‘Red China goes better with red tablecloth’?

  • Reply November 14, 2012

    Mark Kearney

    Hilary: “Now, this is a tea party I’m fond of!”

  • Reply November 14, 2012

    NQmelba

    Julia “you know Hill, they say the best leaders in history have been left handed”

    Hillary “ya don’t say Jules.”

  • Reply November 14, 2012

    Julie

    Julia and Hilllary destroying the joint!

  • Reply November 14, 2012

    Carolyn

    “Tim would never let me leave the house in a scrunchie. “

    • Reply November 14, 2012

      Wendy Harmer

      hahhahhaha! That is hilarious. Keep em coming, folks.

  • Reply November 14, 2012

    Maureen

    Listen up girl, popularity is just a speedhump. Trust me, he’ll hit a period of paralysis at which point you just deliver one swift kick; er …I don’t recommend kitten heels.

  • Reply November 14, 2012

    Noely

    Hilary: “Impressive smackdown last month Julia, made all women proud”
    Julie: “Why Thank you Hilary, I did try to use your Stoic Silence, but too difficult to maintain”.

  • Reply November 14, 2012

    Monica

    J: Tried to Gangham Style in India..i did it my way!
    H: Hmm…big on You Tube?

  • Reply November 14, 2012

    Giulianna

    Hillary: Did you hear Rpatz & Kstew are back together?
    Julia: Shut up!

  • Reply November 14, 2012

    neetz

    Got any cigars, Julia?

  • Reply November 14, 2012

    Hannah

    Hilary: So, how many of these cakes can we eat before it becomes news?

    Julia: In Australia? None.

  • Reply November 14, 2012

    Hannah

    Hilary: I was going to wear my hair in a bun and my blue jacket, but I did that in Burma and you’ll never guess what happened.

    Julia: Oh, I know. I cacked myself when I saw it on the news.

  • Reply November 14, 2012

    neetz

    keep smiling, they’ll think we’re up to something

  • Reply November 14, 2012

    Wendy Harmer

    Loving these over at Facebook:

    Jo Stewart: Just pour the damn stuff and when the photo shoot is over, we’ll have a real drink

    Leanne Baxter: ‘So, Hillary, when did you start working for White Lady Funerals?’

    Lisa Barton-Collins: “And then I started the ‘things more popular than Abbott’ hash tag on twitter!” “Good one! Did you see what I did to Mitt Romney? Hahaha!”

    Sally Paech: Hi Pru…oh! Hi trude……..

  • Reply November 14, 2012

    JennyL

    So then I said ‘watch this, I learned it in cheerleader school’…..

  • Reply November 14, 2012

    Sparky

    It’s not a pissing competition Hil, let’s both be Mother.

  • Reply November 14, 2012

    Andrew Catsaras

    Julia Gillard: So…..I was thinking of getting an intern.

  • Reply November 14, 2012

    Josh C

    So why won’t Mr Abbott be joining us?

  • Reply November 14, 2012

    Nic

    Julia “I would’ve worn my pants too, but Tony asked if he could borrow them.”

  • Reply November 14, 2012

    Su Dharmapala

    Julia: “Now about Barack Obama..”

    Hillary: “I wish I did to him what you did to Kevin. And so efficiently too. Can you pass me the sugar.”

  • Reply November 14, 2012

    Su Dharmapala

    Julia: “Next time – get into bed with a hairdresser. The best partner for a powerful woman. Never a bad hair day.”

  • Reply November 14, 2012

    Grant

    J: So then right, he looks at his bloody watch! H: Get OUT!

  • Reply November 14, 2012

    Rosie

    Crikey Hills, this is awkward, I’ve forgotten, do you put the milk in first? I usually get the men in my Cabinet to do this tea making stuff, Oh I know Jules, lucky for me, my house husband Bill is fantastic in the kitchen.

  • Reply November 14, 2012

    MaureenG

    Julie: I said pet, I said love, I said pet

    Hillary: oh I know, I know….

  • Reply November 14, 2012

    Julie

    Julia – just found this great knitting app. for the I-pad.
    Hilary – must get that off you, might have to start knitting soon for the grand babies.

  • Reply November 14, 2012

    Carol O

    Beccy Brown,the young cadet sent to cover the high tea spent that evening trying to write “both women wore identical pearl necklaces” in such a way that her arch rival Tyrone Green would not #trend it as a double entendre & name Beccy as the inappropriate reporter.

  • Reply November 14, 2012

    dramaqueen75

    Should we have some cake with this “Tea Party”? Fruit cake? Get it?

  • Reply November 14, 2012

    Debbie

    HILLARY: You know Jules, you wouldn’t believe me if I told you how Bill used to drink HIS tea.

  • Reply November 14, 2012

    Fiona

    Julia: So you were playing shag, shoot or marry, and things just got a little out of hand?
    Hilary: And that was how I ended up married to him, yes. Oh that night was a blast….

  • Reply November 14, 2012

    Wendy Harmer

    Jill Car: Sorry we have no Aussie bickies on offer- frankly you yanks have bought em all up!

  • Reply November 14, 2012

    Marian

    Julia: So Hilary did you give Bill those hair tips from Tim on what to do with those split ends and the unwanted greys?

  • Reply November 15, 2012

    mikey

    “So Jules hon, all I have to say is that a good government had lost its way?”

  • Reply November 15, 2012

    mikey

    “Sure thing Hil darl… just don’t rule out any specific taxes under the government that you lead. Ugh.”

  • Reply November 15, 2012

    Julie Cornwell

    Julia:
    “We [Aussies] love a cup of Rosey Tea.”
    Hillary:
    “Will Dorothy be joining us?”

  • Reply November 15, 2012

    Space Kidette

    Julia: So much for secret women’s business!

  • Reply November 15, 2012

    Toni

    Hi Hills, Tim said he would be happy to help you out with a new hairstyle while you are here.

  • Reply November 15, 2012

    sarah

    “Loved the feminist statement, Julia – now, let’s both play mum…”

  • Reply November 15, 2012

    Gerard Barrios

    And then the bastard….

  • Reply November 15, 2012

    Erika

    Julia: “Talk’s cheap, let’s eat!”

  • Reply November 15, 2012

    Natasha

    It’s such a shame Mrs Woog is caught in traffic! I cannot wait till she gets here with the plonk and we can get this party started properly!!

  • Reply November 15, 2012

    Hannah

    H: They think I’m resigning as Sec of State because I want to go back to the ‘kitchen’.

  • Reply November 15, 2012

    Hannah

    J: Don’t you just hate having to hold these poses all the time?

  • Reply November 15, 2012

    Diana

    Just finish the pouring, take a sip and in 5 we’re up to my room. I’ve booked foot massages and we can really chat.

  • Reply November 15, 2012

    Brooke

    What the two halves of your conscience do on their tea break…

  • Reply November 15, 2012

    Thomas Brookes

    Hey Julia….which country do you think we should invade next.

    Oh I dont know Hillary… bombing democracy into them is a great, when we then get to charge them to rebuild their country we destroyed and take their resources as payment.

    Giggle Giggle

  • Reply November 15, 2012

    marian

    Hilary: So “girlfriend” can you give me your strategy notes on how you got the top seat in your government as I might need some pointers myself in the next 4yrs !

  • Reply November 15, 2012

    Kerry C

    Julie: “This Tony joke is even better”…..
    Hillary: “and did you hear this one about Mitt?”….

  • Reply November 15, 2012

    Glynnis Henderson

    Hillary – “How long before these wanker photographers p** off and we can have our arvo tea in peace?”

  • Reply November 15, 2012

    Mike Braham

    No, I said blow dries . Mine is a hairdresser.

  • Reply November 15, 2012

    Anita

    Ha. Funny how they all think there is tea in this pot.

  • Reply November 15, 2012

    Babs

    “I’m pretty sure I can get this into the cup Hill. After all I am woman. Ozzie, Ozzie oy oy.”

  • Reply November 15, 2012

    Linda

    H: they will love this one on the Hoopla
    J: they sure will
    H: hey remember back in the day when we had that slogan about kindergartens getting all the money they needed and the airforce holding a cakestall to raise money for planes?
    J: OMG Hil, let’s do it!

  • Reply November 15, 2012

    Babs

    jG: “The best bloke usually pours my brew Hill but I’ll give it a go.”
    HC: “Hand on the lid honey or that’s the end of my white linen jacket.”

  • Reply November 15, 2012

    Kip

    H. Loved your Mysogyny speech, Jules. Go girl!
    J. Thanks Hils, I had been waiting for the opportunity to put those bastards in their place and at last it presented itself. I felt so good afterwards. Let’s finish this photo opp. and go and have a Voddie Sweetie!
    H. You rock Jules! Love ya style.

  • Reply November 15, 2012

    Melanie

    Oh no, they’ve got them the wrong way around…..it’s you Americans who drink the coffee and we drink the tea!!

  • Reply November 15, 2012

    ellenni

    Hilary: Julia, of course there is a god, who else put us here?

  • Reply November 15, 2012

    Louise

    Julia: After his wife called him a feminist I couldn’t help myself.
    Hilary: I don’t blame you.

  • Reply November 15, 2012

    Nic

    H: “When will you change your public stance on Gay Marriage?”

    J: “Are you kidding? If I do that who will do my hair every morning?”

  • Reply November 15, 2012

    Vinny in Sinny

    Oh sorry Hilary…the Tim Tam suck has nothing to do with my Timmy!

  • Reply November 15, 2012

    Babs

    JG: Strewth, Hil, my pantyhose are killing me. I’ll never be able to eat all this.

    .
    HC: Take it from me dearie, trousers with elastic waistbands let you breathe. I’ve been eating like there’s no tomorrow and lovin’ every minute of it.

  • Reply November 15, 2012

    Nat

    H: So, let me get this right, your unmarried, an atheist and have open gay members of cabinate and you still got elected?
    J: I didn’t think it was such a big deal

  • Reply November 15, 2012

    Nat

    J: and then they said mysogeny doesn’t exist because I’m pm.
    H: Ha!!!!

  • Reply November 15, 2012

    tisha

    Julia:Do you think my hair would look good in a pony tail too!

  • Reply November 15, 2012

    Wendy Green

    JG: So, Hilary, tell me about your hot flushes?

    HC: Hot flushes!? Honey, I’ve got more hot flushes than you’ve got misogynist insults!

  • Reply November 15, 2012

    Alice Elizabeth

    I’d rather have a stack of pancakes than this poxy fruit plate but wouldn’t the press have a field day with that!

  • Reply November 15, 2012

    Verity Marshall

    “Just keep smiling and pretend you know what your doing, Jules, ha, ha.” “That’s my usual plan, Hil, ha, ha.”

  • Reply November 15, 2012

    ro.watson

    “The Art of Pour”

  • Reply November 15, 2012

    ro.watson

    “Secondary Considerations”

  • Reply November 15, 2012

    ro.watson

    “You say kakky, I say karkhi”

  • Reply November 15, 2012

    Kirsten Benhiam

    ‘…and then he said that his day was busy and that it isn’t easy cutting hair but really how hard can it be. A pair of scissors and a hairdryer. It’s not like he is on the UN security council or anything.’

  • Reply November 15, 2012

    annie

    how far away is the toilet my bladder wont cope with all of this

  • Reply November 15, 2012

    linda

    lets give all those young women something to aspire too

  • Reply November 15, 2012

    ro.watson

    “What about a swim with the boys down at Swanbourne?”(nude beach below Campbells Barracks housing Australian S.A.S soldiers and their families, and dugite snakes in the dunes…)

  • Reply November 15, 2012

    ro.watson

    J: “I still have a bit of Bali belly”
    H:” I have heard tell that a half of port and a half of brandy does wonders”

  • Reply November 15, 2012

    ro.watson

    “That was a lovely swim~ wasn’t it~ in the Indian Ocean~ our next,for sure”

  • Reply November 15, 2012

    ro.watson

    H: “I beg to differ….”

  • Reply November 15, 2012

    ro.watson

    Yoo hoo~ as a local here I am very disappointed youse did not drop in~ there was rubbish everywhere~ I am stilled about this because the Queen did not drop in before recycling either.. hence caption “NO DROP IN”

  • Reply November 15, 2012

    ro.watson

    “We must work on favours”

  • Reply November 15, 2012

    ro.watson

    Better a blush… than a defeat…..

  • Reply November 15, 2012

    ro.watson

    You call it “watter” we call it “warter”…

  • Reply November 15, 2012

    ro.watson

    “Two worlds colliding~ in excess”

  • Reply November 15, 2012

    Jan

    Thelma & Louise ride again!!

  • Reply November 15, 2012

    Helen O'Connor

    “Who run the world – girls! Who run the world – girls!”

  • Reply November 15, 2012

    ro.watson

    Your premiere Colin Barnett was hillarious about wanting to be known as “sputnik”~ poor dogs….

  • Reply November 15, 2012

    ro.watson

    “Oh stop NOW~ you are so hillarious”

  • Reply November 15, 2012

    G Moore

    Hil, I’m confused. You say I’m not a mother and Alan Jones says I am……

  • Reply November 16, 2012

    Jenny

    J: Amazing isn’t it in this day and age that everyone assumes we have nothing but breathless, vapid cliches about men and hairdressers to talk about to talk about?
    H: I know, we’ve come a long way haven’t we….

  • Reply November 16, 2012

    dd

    Aren’t you sick of all this fucking food?

  • Reply November 16, 2012

    ro.watson

    This was fun~let’s do it again~ as a friend reminds me of the Sydney Greenstreet character In Casablanca~a fat man with a major sweating issue in a topical climate~”Hold on Darwin”….

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