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December 5, 2012 6:10 PM   Subscribe

Australian PM says the world is ending
posted by b33j (85 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite

 
Shouldn't we lie down? Put paper bags over our heads or something?
posted by Drinky Die at 6:11 PM on December 5, 2012 [40 favorites]


Stick a fish in your ear.
posted by b33j at 6:12 PM on December 5, 2012 [2 favorites]


ok she totally rocks!
posted by supermedusa at 6:13 PM on December 5, 2012 [2 favorites]


Oh, wait... you said ear.

*tries again*
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 6:16 PM on December 5, 2012 [13 favorites]


Have some peanuts. You're going to need them.
posted by sonascope at 6:17 PM on December 5, 2012 [8 favorites]


Anyone have a link to a transcript?
posted by ocherdraco at 6:17 PM on December 5, 2012 [2 favorites]


Oh, wait... you said peanuts.

*tries again*
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 6:18 PM on December 5, 2012 [20 favorites]


Article about the video.
posted by mrzarquon at 6:21 PM on December 5, 2012


You might want to grab your towel.
posted by HuronBob at 6:22 PM on December 5, 2012 [2 favorites]


Oh, wait... you said towel.

*back to IRFH*
posted by oneswellfoop at 6:23 PM on December 5, 2012 [1 favorite]


Can't think of anything funny that rhymes with towel.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 6:26 PM on December 5, 2012 [3 favorites]


Colin Powell?
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 6:27 PM on December 5, 2012 [1 favorite]


Don't worry about the world ending tomorrow, it's already tomorrow in Australia - Charles Schulz
posted by Samuel Farrow at 6:27 PM on December 5, 2012 [15 favorites]


Owl.
posted by b33j at 6:28 PM on December 5, 2012


Can't think of anything funny that rhymes with towel.

bowel?
posted by Johannes Silentio at 6:28 PM on December 5, 2012


Did the PM run out of beer?
posted by edgeways at 6:28 PM on December 5, 2012


By the way - I found the video pretty funny. I'm afraid I'm too ignorant of her politics to know if I should let myself be charmed, but I was. Thanks for the FPP, b33j!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 6:28 PM on December 5, 2012


It's my first :)
posted by b33j at 6:29 PM on December 5, 2012 [8 favorites]


Simon Cowell?
posted by Johannes Silentio at 6:31 PM on December 5, 2012


Fuck it. Guess I'll go out commenting.
posted by Ad hominem at 6:31 PM on December 5, 2012 [5 favorites]


Every world ends. Not every world truly begins.
posted by Brak at 6:33 PM on December 5, 2012 [1 favorite]


Fowl? Dowel?
posted by jquinby at 6:36 PM on December 5, 2012



It does seem like Australia would be the first to know...
posted by Pogo_Fuzzybutt at 6:37 PM on December 5, 2012


It's my first :)

and, through no fault of your own, perhaps your last.
posted by hal9k at 6:38 PM on December 5, 2012 [12 favorites]


Vowel? What about those I's, eh? Crack me up every time.
posted by Wordshore at 6:38 PM on December 5, 2012


Awesome. Imagine Obama doing something like this? I can see it, but unfortunately I see it as coming off forced and unfunny.

Anyway, I'm looking forward to 2013. I used to hang with an online crowd back around 2004 or so which included many members who are completely credulous about the Mayan 2012 Apocalypse/Awakening/Whatever and I'm looking forward in January to reinstalling mIRC, logging onto my old network (if it still exists) and doing an annoying victory dance.
posted by Scientist at 6:38 PM on December 5, 2012 [3 favorites]


This must be Thursday.

But only it isn't thursday. I can't get the hang of it when you post thursday things on wednesday.
posted by sparklemotion at 6:39 PM on December 5, 2012


It is too Thursday.
posted by b33j at 6:40 PM on December 5, 2012 [3 favorites]


On a marginally related note, is it wrong to be concerned with the Year 2038 problem, 25 years early?
posted by Brak at 6:41 PM on December 5, 2012


Towel! Guys, Towel Rhymes with!...... oh, oh right, nevermind...
posted by sendai sleep master at 6:41 PM on December 5, 2012 [1 favorite]


Kent Brockman: Professor, without knowing precisely what the danger is, would you say it's time for our viewers to crack each other's heads open and feast on the goo inside?
Professor: Yes I would, Kent.
posted by 445supermag at 6:41 PM on December 5, 2012 [12 favorites]


Can't think of anything funny that rhymes with towel.

Trowel
Howl
Cowl
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 6:43 PM on December 5, 2012


is it wrong to be concerned with the Year 2038 problem, 25 years early?

Nah. By then we will all become cosmic babies like in the film 2001.
posted by uraniumwilly at 6:43 PM on December 5, 2012 [4 favorites]


Ooo that sounds pleasant! My frown is officially turned upside down.
posted by Brak at 6:45 PM on December 5, 2012


Thurston Howell
(III)
posted by 1367 at 6:45 PM on December 5, 2012 [1 favorite]


Agnes Moorehead!

Wait....
posted by Brak at 6:47 PM on December 5, 2012


It is too Thursday.

It is only Thursday in a number of places where I am not.
posted by sparklemotion at 6:48 PM on December 5, 2012 [1 favorite]


Malcolm McDowell?
posted by trip and a half at 6:48 PM on December 5, 2012


I honestly never thought I would see the day when the Prime Minister said the words 'demonic hellbeast'.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 6:48 PM on December 5, 2012 [7 favorites]


Oh, wait... you said Moorehead.

*tries again*
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 6:49 PM on December 5, 2012 [3 favorites]


Feh!

Australian PM says the world is ending.

The American President can make it happen!
posted by mazola at 6:50 PM on December 5, 2012 [7 favorites]


Percival Lowell.

Awesome. Imagine Obama doing something like this? I can see it, but unfortunately I see it as coming off forced and unfunny.

I can see Obama nailing it. Then again, this is the head of my government.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 6:51 PM on December 5, 2012 [7 favorites]


I think I'm going to need a bigger towel.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 6:52 PM on December 5, 2012 [2 favorites]


Can't think of anything funny that rhymes with towel.

Follow in your book and repeat after me as we learn three new words in Turkish.

Towel.

Bath.

Border.

May I see your passport please?

okay, so it doesn't rhyme. but it's what pops into my head every time I heard the word "towel".
posted by hippybear at 7:00 PM on December 5, 2012 [4 favorites]


Antipodean context:
"...it wasn't even the carbon price.."
"confident in Triple J's prediction..."
"...at least this means I won't have to do Q&A again."

I could have sworn there was a Like A Version MeFi post, but I can't find it.
posted by zamboni at 7:05 PM on December 5, 2012


Here's what I have to say about the world ending: Fuck you, Mastercard and Discover. I won!
posted by maxwelton at 7:07 PM on December 5, 2012 [21 favorites]


1 - At 0:38 it sounds like she says "I will always fart for you 'til the very end."
2 - Try to imagine President Romney doing this.
posted by Daddy-O at 7:19 PM on December 5, 2012


Endless loading screen. Mirror?
posted by Purposeful Grimace at 7:22 PM on December 5, 2012


It's on YouTube for now.
posted by BrotherCaine at 7:26 PM on December 5, 2012


Damnit maxwelton, why can I only favorite this only once?
Here's what I have to say about the world ending: Fuck you, Mastercard and Discover. I won!
posted by dougzilla at 7:31 PM on December 5, 2012


Neither Howard nor Abbot would have done this.
FLESH EATING ZOMBIES/HELLBEASTS 2012!
posted by Mezentian at 7:32 PM on December 5, 2012


That didn't convince me that the end was nigh. This did.
posted by maudlin at 7:34 PM on December 5, 2012


Did the dolphins say goodbye before they left?
posted by arcticseal at 7:34 PM on December 5, 2012


I mean, eventually.
posted by Apropos of Something at 7:36 PM on December 5, 2012


I'm pretty sure the world as I knew it ended when they turned on the internet.
posted by srboisvert at 7:37 PM on December 5, 2012 [1 favorite]


I'm a little teapot.
posted by Mezentian at 7:45 PM on December 5, 2012


Lord Baden-Powell.
posted by gompa at 7:46 PM on December 5, 2012


It is too Thursday.

I disagree; it's just barely Thursday enough.
posted by univac at 8:04 PM on December 5, 2012 [6 favorites]


Oh wait, you said MasterCard.

*tries again*
posted by It's Never Lurgi at 8:08 PM on December 5, 2012


I honestly never thought I would see the day when the Prime Minister said the words 'demonic hellbeast'.

Uh, you do know that Tony Abbott is the Opposition Leader, right?
posted by smoke at 8:18 PM on December 5, 2012 [12 favorites]


I have a question. If the world ended in Australia, would even the Australians notice?
posted by Catchfire at 8:19 PM on December 5, 2012


If the world ended in Australia, would even the Australians notice?

Certainly not all of them. We owe so much post-apocalyptic cinema to the fact that the Australian outback can pass for a post-apocalyptic hellscape. It's interesting to go back to the first Mad Max/Roadwarrior and see how little was changed/omitted to convincingly establish the doomy wasteland setting - something which allowed the boom in horror, sci-fi and action flicks that inform our post-apocalyptic fiction to this day (Fallout:NV springs to mind).

High time for an Ozploitation FPP, I think.
posted by Kandarp Von Bontee at 8:55 PM on December 5, 2012 [1 favorite]


Imagine Obama doing something like this?

for some reason i feel safer knowing that the president of my country is a serious dude
posted by This, of course, alludes to you at 8:56 PM on December 5, 2012 [1 favorite]


We are all going to die. No, really. Think about it.
posted by vidur at 9:04 PM on December 5, 2012


for some reason i feel safer knowing that the president of my country is a serious dude

Man, it must have been hard for you in the old days.

Obama would never joke about anything, especially not predator drones.
posted by Mezentian at 9:04 PM on December 5, 2012


B'owl
posted by Captain Najork at 9:05 PM on December 5, 2012 [1 favorite]


This will unfortunately be edited and recycled as real serious news footage and will be used to persuade the gullible
posted by Bwithh at 9:05 PM on December 5, 2012


Oh! It's the Australian Harriet Jones!
posted by tyllwin at 9:22 PM on December 5, 2012


fowl yowl jowl
posted by caryatid at 9:25 PM on December 5, 2012 [1 favorite]


I tell you what this means Norm, -- no size restrictions and screw the limit.
posted by dougzilla at 9:40 PM on December 5, 2012 [3 favorites]


@mezentian

thanks for that :(
posted by This, of course, alludes to you at 9:47 PM on December 5, 2012


I see you've played knifey-spoony before.
posted by Mezentian at 9:53 PM on December 5, 2012 [4 favorites]


I honestly never thought I would see the day when the Prime Minister said the words 'demonic hellbeast'.

Uh, you do know that Tony Abbott is the Opposition Leader, right?


He does not deserve 'beast' status. Spawn? Puppy? Hellpuppy? No, that sounds too cute. Let's just stick with 'fuckwit'.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 10:00 PM on December 5, 2012 [3 favorites]


for some reason i feel safer knowing that the president of my country is a serious dude

Yep. Obama is always serious. Never does anything fun. Or tries to crack a joke. Or tries to appeal to the youth. No siree bob.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 10:22 PM on December 5, 2012 [5 favorites]


I'd find this end of the world talk more amusing and less depressing if it looked like winter was going to happen this year.
posted by Mitrovarr at 10:38 PM on December 5, 2012 [1 favorite]


PM Gillard is great. And no leader of the USA could do this because we have too many loons here who would think s/he was serious.
posted by InsertNiftyNameHere at 11:14 PM on December 5, 2012


Anyway, I'm looking forward to 2013. I used to hang with an online crowd back around 2004 or so which included many members who are completely credulous about the Mayan 2012 Apocalypse/Awakening/Whatever and I'm looking forward in January to reinstalling mIRC, logging onto my old network (if it still exists) and doing an annoying victory dance.

I had similar amounts on fun on January 1st, 2000.

Or has Y2K been basically shoved under the rug? Such an embarrassment, really. Such a letdown!
posted by jokeefe at 11:22 PM on December 5, 2012 [2 favorites]


Okay, the Mayans were right. Look where it got them.
posted by mule98J at 11:25 PM on December 5, 2012


trowel.

What sort of a man doesn't have a trowel? Put it on your Christmas list.
posted by dave78981 at 11:45 PM on December 5, 2012 [1 favorite]


I have a question. If the world ended in Australia, would even the Australians notice?

If it's the kind that involves soft rains, it would incite mass panic and everyone would drive like their steering wheel was broken, if the last time it gently rained in here Brisbane is anything to go by.
posted by Jilder at 12:00 AM on December 6, 2012 [4 favorites]


That's one of the most genuine, least wooden speeches I've seen by JG.
posted by mosessis at 2:31 AM on December 6, 2012 [1 favorite]


SHE'S LYING!!!!
posted by the noob at 2:46 AM on December 6, 2012 [1 favorite]


Okay, the Mayans were right. Look where it got them.

Guatemala?
posted by Skeptic at 2:57 AM on December 6, 2012 [1 favorite]


It's Raining Florence Henderson just killed my favorites limit.
posted by computech_apolloniajames at 8:16 PM on December 6, 2012


The Tim Minchin performance from the show.
posted by zamboni at 5:04 AM on December 18, 2012


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