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." http://pic.twitter.com/h26PwAzLBoe 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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