Austin sits watching the TIME-LIFE The Last Thirty Years video on TV. Vanessa enters.
AUSTIN Hello, luv.
VANESSA Thirty years of political and social upheaval. The fall of the Berlin wall, a female Prime Minister of England, the abolishment of Apartheid, a fascinating tapestry of human strum und drang.
AUSTIN Yeah, I can't believe Liberace was gay. Women loved him, man. I didn't see that one coming.Having been schooled by largely Irish Christian Brothers, my reaction to Irish gay marriage referendum: 'No' campaigners concede defeat is Austin-Powers-Man-Out-Of-Time astonishment. It only seems the other day that Clause 28 was a hot button issue over here.
Like Bill Gates said:
We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next ten.