In Australian a Queenslander is affectionately dubbed a banana bender with those from FNQ (Far North Queensland) having a reputation of bending the banana further than any self respecting banana would knowingly permit let alone appreciate.
On the same day Crikey.com's Jeff Sparrow wrote "It’s worth noting that, according to NASA, a human mission to Mars would cost about $40 billion. George Bush could, in other words, launch seven interplanetary invasions each year for less than he’s spending on Iraq.
Occupying Mars would be, of course, entirely insane. But considerably less so than the eye-poppingly bizarre campaign currently taking place in Iraq."
Seems like a good fit.