By Situation Theatre 4/12/2018
Forget strawberries, popcorn is Australia’s new edible moral panic.
Since Malcolm’s demise in August, iconic popcorn brands like Cobs, Cool Pak, and Poppin have been working overtime to serve Australia’s insatiable love of eating snacks while watching the Liberal Party implosion.
But between the state by-election in Wagga, the federal by-elections in Braddon, Longman, Perth, Fremantle, Mayo and Wentworth, the Victorian state election, the spectral interventions of Malcolm Turnbull and an ongoing series of ever more dismal polls, these popcorn brands are failing to keep up with demand.
Luckily the Libs have their inept relief teacher come door-to-door salesman of a leader on the case to steady the ship and reduce the national need for popcorn.
That said, the PM’s leadership rule change announced overnight will be about as effective as the Titanic Captain’s post-iceberg crew meeting, in which they all agreed that next time they’d be more careful about icebergs.