Here I was thinking that what I needed was a lawnmower…

When in fact, what I wanted was a tank. From this story at the ABC:
“The Defence Department is urging war veterans and historical groups to write in and tell them why they deserve a free decommissioned Leopard Tank.”
Tanks. That have never been used. No, nothing could possibly go wrong with giving members of the general public one of those.
Thought: It’d make a great and distinctive Aussie bloke’s shed. Do you reckon they’d hand one over on that basis?
Second Thought: “Tonight, on Better Homes and Gardens, we show you how to turn that decommissioned Leopard Tank into a planter pot…”  

About the author

Alex Kidman is a multi-award winning Australian technology writer, former editor at Gizmodo, CNET, GameSpot, ZDNet, PC Mag, APC, Finder and as a contributor to the ABC, SMH, AFR, Courier Mail, GadgetGuy, PC & Tech Authority, Atomic and many more. He's been writing professionally since 1998, and his passions include technology, social issues, education, retro gaming and professional wrestling.

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