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May 16, 2017

Huge If True, episode 2: Penny Wong sheep attack

Early reports suggest the Senator has avoided serious injury.

Dan Wood — Associate editor

Dan Wood

Associate editor

BREAKING: Labor Senator Penny Wong has been attacked in her home by a rabid female sheep!

This is a significant news item, but our editorial team is floundering for a headline.

Help them out by suggesting a pun headline in the comments below and if yours is the best, you’ll win a three-month Crikey subscription and a Crikey prize pack. 

As well as 3 months of Crikey FREE, winners will receive a prize pack including:

  • The latest Quarterly Essay, David Marr’s The White Queen;
  • Peter Garrett’s autobiography, Big Blue Sky;
  • And, of course, our exclusive Crikey socks!

T’s, C’s and other fun things you might like to know:

  1. To go in the running to win, entrants must suggest a headline for the story described in the above episode of Huge If True.
  2. Entries can be made through Facebook (in the comment section of the post itself) and the Crikey website comment section of this post. Entries submitted by any other means will not be accepted.
  3. The Crikey team will judge the winner by selecting the most inventive and fitting headline.
  4. Winners will be judged by the Crikey team on a first-in-best-dressed basis, therefore if two entrants suggest the same headline, the earlier entrant will be deemed the winner. Timing will be ascertained through comment timestamps on the relevant medium.
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  10. The winning entry will be published, but not the entrant’s name or any identifying details.
  11. Once winners are decided, the competition is closed.
  12. If a winner is not found within 7 days of the competition launch, the competition will close.
  13. The competition is open to Crikey subscribers as well as non-subscribers.
  14. This prize pack may be subject to change.
  15. We acknowledge that the promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.


Created by

Dan Wood and Lewis Attey

Directed by

Lewis Attey


Dan Wood and Jonathan Schuster

Camera ops

Rick Maxwell Douglas, Kaz Ceh, Bonita Carzino and Prince Nediyedath

Edited by

Lewis Attey

Additional material by

Jonathan Schuster

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17 thoughts on “Huge If True, episode 2: Penny Wong sheep attack

  1. Gavin Moodie

    Ewe’ve got to be joking

    Senator bites sheep

    Sheep goes the Wong way

    A Penny for the sheep pound

  2. Gavin Moodie

    News Corp headlines:

    Wong attacked from the grass roots

    Fleeced grass roots bites Penny Wong

    Wong grasses on sheep

  3. Gavin Moodie

    Penny Wong fleeced

    Sheep shears senator

  4. M_Citizen

    It’s a Wong way to the doc; senator underestimates rabid sheep
    (a shot-in-the-dark semicolon, like always)

  5. Dan Dair

    I’m sorry…. I mean, really.????
    Honestly, really.?????
    Sort yourselves out…… Really,
    just sort your collective heads out,
    you bumpkins.!

    (I’m not anti-fun or having a laugh,
    but why are we picking on a real person for no reason.? (As she actually done something to warrant your ire.?)
    Why not completely make something up & then ask the population for it humorous responses.?)

  6. Camm

    Wooley Bully – Sheep Thrills for Wong

  7. Linda Connolly

    confess! ewe done wong
    keep it simple

  8. swimming the hellespont

    once a jolly jumbuck stamped on a penny wong

  9. scarrot

    Ewe picked the Wong lady.

  10. Rosemary Jacob

    You got it Wong. Makes ewe look sheepish now!

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