Scott Morrison Fundamentally Misunderstands Pac-Man In His Latest Attempt To Zing Bill Shorten
Deeply relatable, everyday guy Scott Morrison strikes again.
Breaking news: two whole days after Bill Shorten absolutely owned Scott Morrison with a Space Invaders zinger, the PM has come up with a comeback. It’s a Pac-Man impression, and it went about as well as you’d expect.
After all, Scott Morrison has comprehensively demonstrated what an ordinary, relatable guy he is. In the past month, he’s offered a range of helpful analogies to communicate his policies to the average voter. He’s compared Australian voters to Winx, who is famously a horse. He’s performed a Borat impression in Parliament, more than a decade after the film’s release.
And now, here’s his take on Pac-Man, or in Scott Morrison’s words, “that thing that just goes around gobbling up like that”.
“Who remembers Pac-Man? That little thing that goes around gobbling up like that?” he asked voters on the weekend. “That’s Bill Shorten’s tax policy. And you know how it chases people around, in the maze? That’s Bill Shorten’s tax policy. The only space he’s going to invade is your wallet.”
— David Marler (@Qldaah) May 5, 2019
Morrison seems to be under the impression that he’s using Pac-Man to explain the problems with Bill Shorten’s “tax policy”. Unfortunately, as viewers have pointed out, Morrison doesn’t seem to actually understand the game of Pac-Man.
Crucially, he seems to think that Pac-Man is the villain of the game, rather than the obvious hero navigating a maze full of treacherous ghosts.
Scott Morrison seems to believe that Pac-Man is the villain of the game, eating up the pellets of hard-working ghosts https://t.co/jY7ZBg01YQ
— Naaman Zhou (@naamanzhou) May 5, 2019
80s kids would point out that Pac-Man _is_ the player & it chases ghosts. Pac-Man doesn’t chase _you_ around.
To correct the analogy, the ghosts are the tax policy? Unless he’s referring to another game I’ve never played?
I never saw this retro arcade election twist coming👾🕹 https://t.co/s1u755kJeS
— Mike Cannon-Brookes 👨🏼💻🧢 (@mcannonbrookes) May 5, 2019
— Glengyron 🦑 (@glengyron) May 5, 2019
Someone probably should have briefed him on that before he went ahead and compared his political opponent to a hero, hey?
Not again🙄 pic.twitter.com/nacKlcSrxB
— Signtst👨🎨🎨 (@brushhandsigns) 5 May 2019
Meanwhile, here’s Bill Shorten:
— 💧Teresa Randal (@RandaltsRandal) May 4, 2019