Malcolm Turnbull Won't Stop Talking About "Netflix And Chill" And It's Getting Really Uncomfortable

    When boomers and memes collide.

    Let me take you back to a more innocent time, AKA Wednesday.

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    Australian prime minister, grandfather and classic baby boomer Malcolm Turnbull was asked on Brisbane radio about "Netflix and chill".

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    Host: Do you ever Netflix and chill with Lucy?
    PM: Yes, yes we do. Yep.

    97.3FM Brisbane

    Yup. The 62-year-old prime minister of Australia said that he and wife Lucy "Netflix and chill"...

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    To House of Cards.


    Turnbull obviously has no idea what "Netflix and chill" actually means.

    (For any boomers reading this - it means sex.)

    Imagine the awkward af conversation where the prime minister's staff had to explain to him what "Netflix and chill" actually meant...


    Cut to Friday - just enough time for people to have forgotten the whole Turnbull meme fiasco - and the prime minister does a radio interview with Banksy & Pinky in Central Queensland... and brings it up again.


    Host: Have you tried CrossFit yet?
    PM: CrossFit? No I'm not sure?
    Host: Put that in your diary... you might like it Malcolm, just to mix things up.
    PM: Oh well... I'm not... Is this like a Netflix and chill thing?
    Host: No it's not that, that's another thing, if you haven't tried that you should.

    *crawls under a rock to hide*

    FYI Malcolm, CrossFit is nothing like Netflix and chill.

    View this video on YouTube

    But I guess it does involve a bit of cardio.

    I'm sorry, I'm so sorry.

    Alice Workman is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Canberra.

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