Melbourne's longest running comedy night, Local Laughs, is turning 8 years old!!!
Thats right - its 8. When it kicked off in 2003, Australia was busy winning the cricket world cup, Brisbane completed their AFL premiership hat trick, the Concorde took its final flight, that crazy comedian Hu Jintao became the president of China and the US were flat out catching Saddam, God bless their cotton socks.
Apart from Local Laughs being easily the funniest thing to happen in 2003, a few people had some funny stuff to say throughout the year...
"I think that gay marriage should be between a man and a woman." -Arnold Schwarzenegger
"George Bush was not elected by a majority of the voters in the United States. He was appointed by God." –Lt. Gen. William Boykin, the defense undersecretary in charge of hunting down top terrorists in Iraq and Afghanistan
"We know there are known knowns: there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns: that is to say we know there are things we know we don't know. But there are also unknown unknowns - the ones we don't know we don't know." –Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld
On that note, you should know that we know that this Queens Birthday Monday is going to be a hoot at Local Laugh's 8th birthday bash.
That it will be funny is definitely a known known as opposed to a known unknown or an unknown known, or indeed an unknown unknown, which of course, would be the ones we don't know - that much we know we know.
So you should really just turn up and laugh. There might even be cake - that's a known unknown.
Doors Open 7.30pm. $12 entry.
See you there.