A local man is using the 50th anniversary of the moon landing to bemoan the lack of societal progress all these years after that iconic moment. Greensborough resident Ben Abrahams has been using today’s significant anniversary in conversations all week, comparing it to a wide range of the human race’s many failings.
Ignoring the intense unoriginality of making the common juxtaposition, Abrahams even contacted The Watsonia Bugle to share some of his key grievances. He said, “Mate, it’s incredible really, when you actually think about it. We can put a man on the moon, but we can’t work out the ideal toaster setting. I mean, why does that dial go all the way up to, like, seven? It’s ridiculous. And don’t get me started on why Queenslanders can’t accept daylight saving.”
While Abrahams eventually did admit that he may have overused the moon landing juxtaposition a few too many times this week, he felt that the timing was too perfect to ignore. He said, “Well, of all the weeks to give it a good run, this week was it. The 50th anniversary. Five decades since arguably the greatest ever human achievement, and we still can’t come up with a better comparison to undermine the current state of affairs. Pathetic.”