Australia’s Atheist Prime Minister (Jokingly) Addresses the End of the World

Australia’s Prime Minister Julia Gillard has a sense of humor.

She just did a satirical promo for a radio station (JJJ) in which she warns us about the End of the World:

My dear remaining fellow Australians, the end of the world is coming.

It wasn’t Y2K. It wasn’t even the carbon price. It turns out that the Mayan calendar was true, While Australia’s best and brightest at the CSIRO [Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation] have not been able to confirm this, I’m confident in Triple-J’s prediction that the world is about to end.

Whether the final blow comes from flesh-eating zombies, demonic hell-beasts, or from the total triumph of K-Pop, if you know one thing about me, it is this: I will always fight for you to the very end.

And at least this means I won’t have to do Q and A again.

Good luck to you all.

Hilarious.

The whole clip is a promotion for JJJ hosts Tom and Alex’s “The End Of The World Show” this Friday.

(Thanks to Julia for the link!)

About Hemant Mehta

Hemant Mehta is the editor of Friendly Atheist, appears on the Atheist Voice channel on YouTube, and co-hosts the uniquely-named Friendly Atheist Podcast. You can read much more about him here.


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