Pressing Questions With Jackson Langford

Pressing Questions is, undoubtedly, the hardest column of all time. Here, on our very last day of publishing, MTV writer Jackson Langford tries his hand at answering the tricky questions that we so blatantly put on others.

In this, our final week of publication, the time has come for MTV Australia contributors to get a taste of their own medicine. In a bizarre and unnecessary form of self-flagellation, we’ve decided that we too must answer the baffling questions that we so smugly put to others in our column known as Pressing Questions. Here, mtv.com.au’s senior music and culture writer, Jackson Langford, takes a swing.

What is the meaning of life?

Probably to try and find the answer to this very question, right?

Something COVID taught you

That you need to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds at a time to best ensure all germs are removed. This is also my answer to the question: “Something your Apple Watch taught you”.

Last movie you watched

Star Wars Episode II: Attack Of The Clones. I, too, hate sand.

Best advice you’ve received?

To make a note of every compliment you receive from someone you admire or respect professionally – advice given to me by this site’s editor-in-chief, no less.

Someone you really admire

Thelma Plum.

How do you feel about your hair?

Fuck my life, my hair used to be so nice and curly, before I started shaving it due to laziness. Now it grows back so frizzy, I feel like a porcupine without the cuteness or the danger.

What happens when you die?

It’d better be a funeral where my mourners march to “212”, or I’ve got some serious haunting to do.

Describe yourself in three words

Deserves much better.

One person or thing you think is underrated

Taking selfies on PhotoBooth.

You can time travel to the past or the future. Where do you go and why?

To the past, but only so I can re-experience a really good fucking meal just after I’ve finished eating it.

Nature or nurture?

Both.

What do you doubt most?

Me, bitch.

Daily ritual you couldn't live without

This has only recently become a daily ritual, but listening to Mamrie Hart and Grace Helbig’s podcast, This Might Get Weird. It’s just two funny people discussing their everyday life, and it brings me such unbelievable comfort – even if it’s a conversation I’ve already heard 10 times.

How are you at 8am

Working.

Something you're passionate about

Finding me a new job lmao.

Written by Jackson Langford, senior music and culture writer at MTV Australia. Hot takes at @jacksonlangford and hotter pics at @jacksonlangford.

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Editor’s note: After this week, mtv.com.au will stop producing editorial, with publishing halting on the site from Friday afternoon, Nov 5. MTV fans can continue to follow along with the brand on social media and the channels.

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