Back in the dark days of the internet – roughly four months or so ago is about when I first became aware of it – someone had the bright idea of making each and every Thursday as a day in which trolling anything, everything and everyone would be perfectly acceptable and encouraged. It was dubbed, naturally enough, Troll Day (and can be found by looking up the #TrollDay hashtag on Twitter.
As with all things, it started as a joke.
As with all things, it’s now developed a life of its own and I fully suspect it’s become self-aware.
Take a look at actual news stories/press releases made (or at least first
noticed by Twitter) today and judge for yourself…
Secondly, the Greens have proposed pegging mortgage rates to the official Reserve Bank cash rate, regardless of the fact that there are more factors to determining how a bank calculates an interest rate than what the RBA decides to charge for their own borrowings. This policy makes about as much sense as basing bank interest rates off the average temperature of Macquarie Island each month.
Thirdly, there’s there ongoing derp about how it’s totally illegal and stuff that the banks don’t immediately change their rates following the RBA decision to change their cash rate…even though there is nothing, nowhere that directly links the two – there never has been and the idea that all the things should move in tandem is about as correct as saying Julia Gillard shouldn’t be Prime Minister because Labor doesn’t directly hold a majority in the House of Representatives.
Finally, it’s just been noticed that a report came recently in which a study found that 10% of first year undergraduate psychology students believe that beef is a vegetable.
Even looking back, it was a Thursday two weeks ago in which Harry Jenkins resigned as Speaker of the House, a move which resulted an important change in the voting numbers within the chamber essentially ruining any chance Tony Abbott might have had (however slim and imaginary) of getting into power before the next federal election in 2014.
It’s just amazing.
People used to always wish that Friday would hurry up and get here so they could finish work for the week and enjoy Saturday and Sunday. I’m starting to think that it’s really Thursday we should be looking forward to.
Because, really, this stuff is just hilarious and you just never know what could happen next…