Ad Nut
Mar 7, 2017

All of the cringing: Behold not one but two amazing Australian government videos

Yes, this is exactly how real human beings talk and interact.

If you haven't yet seen these two videos (above and below) that attempt to make working in Australian government departments attractive to young people, then you are missing out on a source of unadulterated joy.

Ad Nut will leave the flummoxed spluttering to others, such as Rob Campbell and the rest of the world.

Instead, Ad Nut advise you to sit back and savour the experience. Here are a few nuts of pure goodness that you might want to watch out for:

Above, from the Department of Finance:

  • "Paleo pear and banana bread"
  • It makes me feel really uncomfortable when you call me "buddy", buddy.
  • No, the department secretary is not reading her script off her iPad! How dare you suggest such a thing.

Below, from the Australia Post:

  • "What's your favourite thing to buy online?" "Shoes."
  • "Is that the usual triple-shot, almond-milk, decaf chai latte with a touch of honey?"
  • Please don't leave your usual triple-shot, almond-milk, decaf chai latte with a touch of honey on our billiards table!
  • "Mad street cred"!

And of course, feel free to speculate about the enternal question: Are these videos purposely bad for the purposes of virality, or are they actually someone's idea of a decent video? (As fun as it is to believe the latter, Ad Nut's money is on the former.)


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