Australian PM jokes about end of the world

Julia Gillard laughs in the face of growing panic

Australian PM jokes about end of the world

Storified by Maclean’s Magazine · Fri, Dec 07 2012 19:35:49

The Mayan calender ends Dec. 21 and panic is spreading as doomsday-mongers predict the apocalypse. With the last few days counting down, Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard isn’t too scared to make a spoof video about how “the end of the world is coming” as a trailer for radio station Triple J’s breakfast show. Check it out:
PM Julia Gillard Addresses the End of the Worldtriplejtv
Gillard isn’t known for her comedy, but her spoof video has gotten her some new fans.
I’m a lagger but the only time that I will like Julia Gillard is her end of world address. That was really funny.Julie Bieber ✌
I hadn’t considered that the success of K-pop is probably another indication that the Mayans were right. The end is near. HT:Julia GillardColleen
Julia Gillard’s doomsday video is actually pretty funny!Miss OVH
Julia Gillard Stunt Video = Congratulatory message from ME for actually being funny! I might reconsider my vote for the next election…..Marlene Di Marte
Julia Gillard and the end of the world – hilarious; true Australian humour by a usually not so funny PMLorna Payne
Julia Gillard – "All Australian’s good luck because the Mayans were correct and that the end of the world is here." Wren
Whether the Mayans were right about the end or not, Gillard’s video has vaulted to world’s funniest leader, at least for the next few weeks.

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