Scientists at the University of Edinburgh just figured out that exposure to UV rays (like, from the sun and shit) decreases blood pressure.
Australia has more UV rays than the northern hemisphere because we’re closer to the hole in the ozone layer. That explains why we’re so farkin chilled out mate.
Scientists also explained that this is why Tasmania, closest to the hole in the ozone, was the first state to legalise same sex marriage and why north Queensland, the furthest from the hole, is so racist.
Josh Thomas and I are DJing the Melbourne Comedy Festival Club tomorrow night.
There’s stand up comedy. I’m doing some of that too.
Then they clear the chairs and it becomes what they call a ‘fucking awesome party’.
Any requests (seriously)?
The early 2000s were an amazing time for nerds. The Strokes released their first album and it made ‘being thin’ cool for the the first time in 20 years. Then The O.C came out. Two episodes in and school girls around the country ripped Joshua Jackson’s face from their bedroom wall to make space for their new teen moisturiser - Seth Cohen.
Like that wasn’t enough of a helping hand for the middle class loser, at the same time, people like Oprah and bored Current Affair journalists were pushing an international anti-bullying movement. With predators at bay, thick rimmed glasses and respect for women spread like tuckshop margarine.
Those were the wonder years. Now like all ill fated empires, the nerds are being pulled back into the shadows. We grew vulgar and arrogant. It became competitive. To become the coolest - people fought to be lame.