So, who the hell knew?

There are always plenty of chuckles to be had for those of us who spend 6am to 9am each weekday morning watching ABC’s News Breakfast on the tele.

And this morning was no exception. But, no, the MGH is not talking about watching Lisa Millar not trying hard enough to disguise her LNP fan clubbery. Besides she’s away this week and the delightful Irish leprechaun Catherine Murphy is co-hosting with Michael Rowland. Just an aside – does anyone know if Catherine is seeing anyone at the moment? Asking for one of the writers here at the MGH who would like to have her children.

By the way, we’re not talking about that equally wonderful, flaxen-haired, slightly larger, straight shootin’ Katherine Murphy on another online media outlet.

And, no, we’re not talking about the aforementioned Rowland and his dreadful puns. Or Tony Armstrong’s wonderful laugh. Just an aside – does anyone know if Tony is seeing anyone at the moment? Asking for one of the writers here at the MGH who would like to have his children.

Or Nate “Wednesday Waistcoat” Byrne. The dimple king of Australian television. No, this morning’s chuckles came from the show’s very own producer, (we’ll insert her name when our cracked team of researchers digs it out) who did the look at today’s media.

Her main story was about the ongoing Manly playing jersey brouhaha and the news that a prominent NRL player had come out, admitting he didn’t mind having a punt from both ends of the field, if you get our drift.

All well and good, until she also told Aunty’s national audience that on this particular issue Peter V’Landys had also come out!

WHAT! The chair of the Australian Rugby League Commission? The man who’s also a big wig in the racing industry. Will his job there be in jeopardy? It’s the sport of kings, after all.

But wait … there’s more. After what seemed a brief unfortunate pause, she (our cracked team of researchers is still digging out her name ) carried on to say V’Landys had come out… in support of inclusion across the rugby league world. Phew! Not that there’s anything wrong at all if he’d come out the other way, okay? The MGH and Seinfeld have both made that very clear.

Still, undeterred, our news presenter’s last piece was on the news that Formula 1 driver Sebastian Vettel “had also come out” overnight! WHAT! Racing around tracks at close to 1000km/hour is about as manly a pursuit you can get! Certainly in the minds of us here at the MGH, who get nervous just nudging the speed limit in our old jalopies.

But wait, there’s more. After what seemed a brief unfortunate pause, she carried on to say Vettel had come out to announce he was retiring to spend more time with his family. Phew! Not that there would have been anything wrong at all if he’d come out the other way, okay?

For just a brief moment there, though, the MGH thought she should have said “families”, if you get our drift.

Don Gordon-Brown