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Posted on 13 Dec 2016

23 Reasons You Should Have Been Following Adam Liaw In 2016

MasterChef? More like Master of the Internet.

It's no surprise we love Adam Liaw. Continuing his winning streak of becoming the MasterChef Australia champion in 2010, this year saw his show Destination Flavour nab an AACTA.

1. When he gave an inspirational message of hope:

Dance like nobody is watching your weird stupid dancing.

2. When he reminisced about simpler times:

I remember a simpler time before Twitter when having strong opinions about something you have no understanding of was considered a negative.

3. Time and time again:

I remember before Twitter when if you had a terrible opinion on current affairs you just wrote in on an old shoe and threw it into a lake.

4. When he had the perfect social media policy:

Remind me to delete my Twitter account before I teach my kids to read.

5. And when he had the PERFECT airport lounge recipe:

6. When the future didn't necessarily pan out the way he planned:

At school they said we'd have to train for jobs that don't exist yet but now 20 years on nobody wants to hire me as their Space Ninja.

7. When he was ready to celebrate a national hero:

Petition to change the date of Australia Day to the anniversary of that guy who went on schoolies to Bali getting arrested for Panadol.

8. When he fought the valiant fight:

First they ignore you Then they laugh at you Then they fight you Then they agree that a flat white isn't just a latte in a cup

9. When he knew what we all deserved:

Please engulf us #supermoon, for we have made a mockery of the freedom you entrusted to us.

10. When his Snapchat game was too good:

Follow me on Snapchat for incredible content.

11. Seriously, too damn good:

Guys, follow me on Snapchat I have no idea what I'm doing.

12. When he created a new slogan for the North Shore:

WELCOME TO SYDNEY'S NORTH SHORE PLEASE REMOVE THE INDICATORS FROM YOUR CAR AND DON'T FORGET TO LOOK AT YOUR PHONE AT ALL TIMES WHILE DRIVING

13. When he identified a gap in the market:

THERE ARE ONLY TWO KINDS OF PEOPLE IN THIS WORLD: THOSE WHO LOVE FRIED ICE CREAM AND GIVE ME SOME FRIED ICE CREAM

14. When he took out a mortgage to buy a small popcorn and a choc top:

I have taken my son to the movies and the snack bar is an abomination to food, medical science and economics.

15. When he sassed every BuzzFeed employee:

Weird that there isn't a #Walkleys category for tweets considering that's really what journalists do all day.

16. And when he sassed everyone on Instagram:

It's Friday afternoon so head over to the Instagrams if you'd like to see a lot of people using the term "Fri-yay".

17. When he summed up our complex relationship with modern technology:

Do you ever feel like finding a deserted beach somewhere where you can just lie back, stare at your phone and complain about everything?

18. When he drew this INCREDIBLE portrait of his family based on his son's suggestions:

19. When he invented the most helpful app ever:

Tinder, but for matching me with hot chips.

20. And THE MOST important spin-off:

If Netflix doesn't make a Stranger Things spinoff starring Barb as an undead warrior in the Shadow World they 100% do not deserve my money.

21. When he was innovative in his recipe creation:

22. When we revealed the truth behind his fame:

People think MasterChef made me successful but mostly I just live off my royalties from inventing the word "staycation".

23. And when he summed up the absolute worst thing about 2016:

A lot of awful things have happened in 2016 but I don't think anything comes close to people grating up cauliflower and calling it "rice".

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