Dad’s tweet about daughter’s reaction to a female referee is what we need right now


Once again an adorable child has reminded us that people are capable of anything. 

Twitter user Hullablue took his daughter to a semi-professional football game near Leeds, UK on Saturday, and got this snap of the little bean being inspired by an assistant referee.

Daughter was delighted to see this assistant referee today “her hair is like mine, can I be a referee? ” – pic taken during one of the many injury breaks @TheGarforthTown @WomeninFootball @NCEL

— Hullablue (@hullablue) October 14, 2017 Read more…

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New Zealand police’s inappropriate tweet is really quite something


Police and memes are often a clumsy mixture at best.

While we’ll admit our appreciation for their animal posts, New Zealand Police have really outdone themselves with an errant tweet on Monday. 

The tweet is titled, “When we have to tell someone their family member has died in a crash,” and it’s accompanied with a GIF of The Office’s Michael Scott saying “This is the worst!” 

It’s pretty bad, unless you’re a fan of gallows humour.

OK, it’s only Monday, but this tweet by NZ Police already takes the booby prize for social media fail of the week.

— Nik Dirga (@nikdirga) October 9, 2017 Read more…

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Tim Cook’s iPhone anniversary tweet has a hidden detail only Apple nerds will notice


Tim Cook just acknowledged the iPhone’s tenth anniversary in the most Apple way possible.

“Here’s to the #iPhone that changed the world, to the man who dreamed it & the people at Apple who have never stopped looking to its future,” the CEO wrote. 

That may sound like a pretty straightforward sentiment given the occasion, but there’s more to the tweet than meets the eye. The tweet was sent at exactly 9:41 a.m., which careful observers will notice matches up with the time on the image of the original iPhone in Cook’s tweet. That’s not a coincidence. Read more…

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Mom’s dog identification fail may be the funniest tweet of 2017


If ever you needed proof that moms are a never-ending source of comedy gold, just ask Jeff Squires.

Or better yet, read the following message exchange he shared on Twitter on Wednesday.

“Yesterday I learned that my mom has no idea what our dog looks like,” Squires wrote, before sharing the following three images.

It all started with a simple question.

Image: twitter/@jeff_jssj

Squires’ response is priceless…

Image: twitter/@jeff_jssj

…But it’s even more priceless when you see a photo of the actual Duey:

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Tweet Sets Hollywood Atwitter

Netflix pays big bucks for Twitter-inspired movie project.

What do Grammy winner Rihanna, Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o, writer-director Ava DuVernay, and HBO star Issa Rae have in common?

A social media meme…
And a big honking movie deal.

All in about one month’s time.

The whole thing started with this tweet:

Which led to this tweet:

Which led to this tweet:

Which led to this tweet:

Which led to this tweet:

Which led to this:

Which ended up with this:

For background:

Entertainment Weekly


Hey, screenwriter. I can pretty much guess what you’re thinking…

Fuck. Here I am slaving away on a spec script for six months, obsessing over my characters and themes and page count and white space and all of that shit. And in a little over a month, a project gets a thumbs-up based on a God damn tweet?

If you can manage to step away from the ledge for a moment and consider this rationally, you have to admit that original inspiration — which actually goes back to this Instagram post two years ago — is actually pretty genius:

They look like they’re in a heist movie with Rihanna as the tough-as-nails leader/master thief and Lupita as the genius computer hacker.

For better or worse, we work in an industry where the combination of high concept and talent are just about the only asset which the studios will even glance at apart from their obsession with pre-branded content and franchises. So we have to give it up for the author of that initial conceit.

As far as the food chain which led from one celebrity Twitter account to another, welcome to the New World. It’s networking of the virtual kind and it’s self-evident given the nature of this deal that it can work.

My takeaway is the same old same old: Story ideas are EVERYWHERE! We just have to keep our eyes open and our ears peeled.

And out tweets atwitter.

Waitaminute! What if in the sequel, Margot Robbie, Elizabeth Olsen, and Elle Fanning are a rival grifter gang hellbent on cutting in on Rhianna and Lupita’s action…

Netflix, you know where to reach me.

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Trump’s tweet about women just made the internet’s head explode


No Donald. Just, no. 

The president tweeted out a video Thursday about how “only by enlisting the full potential of women in our society will we truly be able to (you have not heard this expression before) make America great again.”

Only by enlisting the full potential of women in our society will we be truly able to #MakeAmericaGreatAgain🇺🇸

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 31, 2017

Hmm, I wonder what people on the internet will think of this message. It’s not like Trump was caught on tape saying … oh yeah. Read more…

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J.K. Rowling blasts Trump’s awkward handshake moment with 1 perfectly captioned tweet


J.K. Rowling may be able to weave magic over a seven-novel series, but she’s also just as effective with 140 characters.

On Saturday, Donald Trump met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Following the meeting there was a photo op, which Trump managed to make spectacularly awkward by stubbornly refusing to shake Merkel’s hand.

Here’s the whole, cringe-inducing minute in its entirety.

Unsurprisingly, J.K. Rowling had the perfect response:

‘Mommy was mean to me and I don’t wanna hold her hand no more.’

— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) March 18, 2017 Read more…

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J.K. Rowling slams International Women’s Day trolls in 1 perfect tweet


J.K. Rowling is getting out there ahead of the trolls on International Women’s Day.

On Wednesday morning, the author took to Twitter to share the following message.

Happy #InternationalWomensDay

or, as it’s often called on here, #WhyIsn‘tThereAnInternationalMensDay

(There is: November 19th)

— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) March 8, 2017

As someone who’s been a big voice on Twitter for a while now, Rowling clearly anticipated the annual parade of angry trolls and decided to shut them down before they even had a chance to get started. Read more…

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This old Mike Pence tweet on Hillary Clinton emails is coming back to haunt him


It’s been revealed that, while serving as governor of Indiana, Vice President Mike Pence used his personal AOL email account for official business. 

As The Indianapolis Star reports, the emails discussed sensitive matters and homeland security issues. It also reported that the account was hacked last summer. 

Many people accused Pence, who heavily criticised Hillary Clinton during the presidential campaign for her use of a private email server while she was U.S. secretary of state, of double standards and hypocrisy: Read more…

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