Time once again to crack open the porthole of my brain, give it a bit of a stir with a wooden spoon, taste it gently, and then immediately spew it back out all over the splashback. Metaphors are running deep this week folks. (Hint: John Lennon is the splashback)
We're still flying high from the amazing good vibes experienced at the Climate March last week both in Melbourne and NYC. While the context was of course deeply upsetting from an existential perspective - being a part of such a huge physical gathering was a truly connecting experience, not to mention a real showcase of some of the most inspiring copywriting and signage I've seen in recent years. (Advertising agency recruiters take note!) It was also one of the most surreal experiences in my life - marching down Collins Street in the Melbourne CBD with 150 thousand others, seeing people still shopping and browsing at all the designer stores at the same time like nothing was going on. A true physical embodiment of our shared conundrum if there ever was one. Anyway, we probably only need to do that march every day for the next year to actually shift the needle, but I'll take what we got for the time being.
While you marinate in my incredibly deeply thought-out political commentary, I'll leave you with one solid recommendation for the week which is Sugar-free Extra Gum, Tropical Flavour. If you chew bubble gum as god intended to, i.e, to actually blow bubbles - you might have realised by now that sugar free gum does a pretty bad job at it. NOT EXTRA TROPICAL THOUGH! Through some unholy act of chemistry, this gum actually blows bubbles, and retains it's taste for many hours. It's probably the next best thing to vaping and totally won't kill you. Also anything tropical flavoured is just good - Like, can you actually be unhappy while eating anything mango flavoured? It's not physically possible. Try it.
This isn't sponsored content btw, I just feel very passionately about certain things, like our amazing artists, who put on another great show for us this week - check out some of the highlights below.