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Ben Pobjie

Writer and comedian

Ben Pobjie is a writer and comedian.

Ben Pobjie

Ben Pobjie

Budgie Smugglers Should Be Banned. Not Even Jude Law Can Pull Them Off.

6 min read

When someone asks me, “Do you support a ban on budgie smugglers?” I don’t even hesitate.

Ben Pobjie

Ben Pobjie

We Must Ban Politicians From Trying To Be Funny

4 min read

Let the record show that this week, in the course of attacking Labor’s climate change policy, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said this:

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Ben Pobjie

Why I Still Listen To Michael Jackson's Music, Despite Believing The Allegations

8 min read

For me, the most surprising thing about the documentary "Leaving Neverland" was not the revelations of Michael Jackson’s child abuse: the most surprising thing was how surprised people seemed to be.

Ben Pobjie

Ben Pobjie

The #Eggboy Debate Proves In 2019 It's Never Okay To Be Wrong

6 min read

Possibly the wisest thing I’ve ever heard was said by a friend of mine (I won’t name her: you don’t know her anyway), who made the simple statement: “We have to let people be wrong".

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Ben Pobjie

Far Out Time Out, The Way You Rank Cities Is All Wrong

6 min read

Okay people, let’s all just calm down for a moment, shall we?

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Ben Pobjie

Netflix Is Killing Marital Sex And I Couldn't Be More Turned On

4 min read

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach is a clever man.

Ben Pobjie

Ben Pobjie

Millennial Slackers Have Got Muffin Going For Them If They Won't Work For Free

5 min read

Let me tell you a story.

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Ben Pobjie

Why A Door Is The Best Bloody Thing To Happen To Aussie Politics

4 min read

It has been an exciting week in Australian politics, and believe me that’s not a sentence that has come up very often over the last couple of centuries.

Ben Pobjie

Ben Pobjie

Why 'Q&A' Is A Complete Waste Of Time

4 min read

With Tony Jones announcing his imminent departure from Q&A, it seems timely to take a good look at the little political panel show that his calm stewardship turned into a ratings semi-behemoth for the ABC.

Ben Pobjie

Ben Pobjie

I’m So Sick Of Being Told That Getting Old Is Something To Celebrate

4 min read

It’s my birthday this weekend. I will be turning 40.

Ben Pobjie

Ben Pobjie

Why Strayan English Is The Best Bloody Kind Of Talking There Is

4 min read

It should be no surprise that a study has found that immigrants from non-English speaking backgrounds adopt Australian idioms more readily than those from Anglophone countries.

Ben Pobjie

Ben Pobjie

I’m Not A Celebrity… Get Me Into There!: Why I Should Be On Reality TV

5 min read

I was a fan of reality television from early on.