Parliament House Pretty Much Shut Down For The Ridiculous @Kevin2000 Book Launch Today
Because Australian politics is completely ridiculous.
Back in August, Australia went into collective mourning when the Kevin Rudd 2000 parody Twitter account announced it was shutting up shop. It seemed the nation had lost its finest online son.
Timmy Wilsen go to Freedomcave put on Freedomsuit shit just got real
— Kevin Rudd 2000 (@Rudd2000) August 5, 2014
Emmo go to Coles hold his breath so he not catch ebola finally pass out in canned vegetable aisle — Kevin Rudd 2000 (@Rudd2000) August 5, 2014
Peter Cradlin show Toney Abert how to use the computer mouse again
— Kevin Rudd 2000 (@Rudd2000) August 4, 2014
Since then the account’s creators, Scott Bridges and Stephen Owen, have announced plans for a book, Kevern Write a Book, which was launched today in Parliament House with proceeds going to UNHCR. Because Australian politics is basically like a giant high school, a whole bunch of senior politicians turned up, including none other than Ablo, the almost-Leader of the Opposition and Devourer of Worlds.
Launching @Rudd2000 book this morning in Parliament House – am told catering will be sensational :) — Anthony Albanese (@AlboMP) October 28, 2014
Labor MP for Gellibrand Tim Watts is particularly fond of Kevern, even creating a range of Kevern merchandise to raise money for the West Welcome Wagon, a community group assisting asylum seekers and refugees in Melbourne’s west. He livetweeted the book launch as his Kevern alter ego ‘Tim Wat’, who was one of the best characters in the Kevern pantheon alongside fellow small child ‘Wyat Roy’.
Wyat Roy tell Tim Wat he going pash like ten girls at blue light tonight Tim say he going get on with maybe eleven
— Kevin Rudd 2000 (@Rudd2000) July 11, 2014
Tim Wat getting ready to give Wyat Roy atomic wedgie at launch of Kevern Write A Book @Rudd2000 pic.twitter.com/Jo86gQlian — Tim Watts (@TimWattsMP) October 29, 2014
Tim Wat attack Wyat Roy at @Rudd2000 book launch. @TimWattsMP @Wyatt_MP pic.twitter.com/iBThG6S5b8 — Alice Workman (@workmanalice) October 29, 2014
Ablo make funny joke at @Rudd2000 Kevern write a book launch pic.twitter.com/xA4ZHERoUn — andrew meares (@mearesy) October 29, 2014
Watts then gave a short speech to the House of Representatives about Kevern entitled “Tim wat thank Kevern for riting book” because — and I cannot stress this enough — Australian politics is absolutely ridiculous.
Then the real Kevin Rudd tweeted about it.
Went to find copy of Kevern book but think Ablo ate them all. K @Rudd2000 #kevernwriteabook @AlboMP — Kevin Rudd (@MrKRudd) October 29, 2014