Recorded at Howler, December 12th.
Sci Fight Science Comedy Debate is a bi-monthly science and comedy debate held at Howler Bar, Brunswick in Melbourne. Hosted by science comedian Alanta Colley, it’s almost always a lot of fun and only occasionally results in defamation cases. Now also lives in podcast form at Climactic.fm.
This round's topic: Santa Claus is real.
We all know him. On a first name basis. This man, with an unorthodox method of entering your living abode and leaving again
based on your yearly performance is a household name, and routinely escapes arrest.
He must be real. I mean you can track him on google maps on December 24. I mean you can't be this famous and not exist! Next you'll be questioning the existence of God! Or George Clooney!
Yet some serious questions have arisen about this particular individual's practices. He sees you when you're sleeping. He knows when you're awake. He knows if you've been bad or good. I mean Santa Claus has a surveillance system that puts the NSA to shame. Who has Santa paid off to get around international privacy protocols? Not to mention Customs. Is Santa in the pocket of Big Bauble?
Questions have been raised about the laws of physics Santa flagrantly violates in order to complete his deliveries on Christmas eve. With the sophisticated transport technology at Santa's disposal humanity could achieve incredible things; like distributing ebola medications to remote communities in crisis, as much as spoiled 8 year-olds in Florida need a second Pikachu pez dispenser.