While You Were Offline: Twitter Needs Leslie Jones More Than She Necessary Twitter

Everywhere you look, two topics have dominated the Internet more than any others this week: the Rio Olympics and the US election. Whether it’s Michael Phelps’ record-breaking 22 nd golden award triumph or the discovery that one of the presidential candidates actually doesn’t understand the meaning of the word “sarcasm,” we’ve invested the week talking about the same concepts over and over. But, as you’re about to discover, at least we saw peculiar ways to do so.( And at least one joyous narrative along the way .) Here, as ever, is what you might have overlooked in the last seven days’ importance of World Wide Webbery.

Blue Is No Longer the Warmest Color

What Happened : Sure, beings say that they adoration a colorful Olympics ordeal, but how do they act when the diving consortium inexplicably changes hue overnight? They freak out.
Where It Blew Up : Twitter, media reports
What Really Happened : A entertaining circumstance had occurred in Rio during this week’s Summer Olympics: the diving consortium turned light-green overnight. And not that beautiful, oh-it’s-so-calm-and-natural-and-sunny dark-green of the ocean, either; we’re talking a gloom, worrying, distressing dark-green. Suffice to say, parties find ๐Ÿ˜› TAGEND

Remember that last comparison for a moment. Regardless, it turns out that the reason was algae, and the water is entirely safe, honest.

Admittedly, that dashed a couple of people’s speculations as to what was going on

but, wait. Let’s go back to that event about the irrigate being safe for the swimmers. Because Ryan Lochte might disagree. Or maybe he required his hair to turn green eventually anyway? Who can tell with these stylish style leaders.

Oh, and recollect the likenes between the diving kitty and the irrigate polo kitty from earlier that I asked you to remember?

Yeah, things are going actually, really well out there in Rio. Still, at least they got a lampoon Twitter account out of the whole deal.
The Takeaway : We’re almost at the moment where this seems less like a joke and more like a signal of things to come.

Twitter Needs Leslie Jones More Than Leslie Jones Needs Twitter

What Happened : Leslie Jones is a big Olympics devotee. This is a fact remembered, for formerly, by all the right people to clear sorcery happen.
Where It Blew Up : Twitter, media reports
What Really Happened : Of direction, disbelief about the state of affairs in Rio isn’t shared by everyone. Take the see Leslie Jones for a secondeven though she’s a Saturday Night Live and Ghostbusters adept, she’s just like the rest of us: excitedly watching coverage of video games and having opinions ๐Ÿ˜› TAGEND

And that’s just from Saturday.( It’s also nowhere near all of her tweets from that day .) Let’s just say that Leslie Jones enjoys the Olympics and, as situations turned out, the Internet loved watching her affection the Olympics. So much so that SNL producer Mike Shoemaker had a great project ๐Ÿ˜› TAGEND

The @ jfb is Jim Bell, the executive heads producer of NBC’s Olympics coverage, and he was into it ๐Ÿ˜› TAGEND

Although not as into it as Leslie ๐Ÿ˜› TAGEND

The result? The feel good Internet story of the summer.( Or maybe the year .)

What obligates it all the sweeter, of course, is that just a few months ago, Jones left Twitter after being bothered over her persona in Ghostbusters . She( apparently) eventually returned, only for the Twitter Gods to reward her for her earlier contests. But, you know; she took this new development in her stride ๐Ÿ˜› TAGEND

If merely there was some lane to make it even better

And, yes; her tweets since she got to Rio have been exactly what you’d want ๐Ÿ˜› TAGEND

The Takeaway : Just go follow Leslie Jones on Twitter, if you’re not already doing so. It’ll reaffirm your belief in the Internet.

Sucking Up to Trump

What Happened : As if thoughts weren’t strange enough the coming week, person decided to try and climbing Trump Tower use suction beakers. Amazingly, they got away with it for two hours .
Where It Blew Up : Twitter, media reports
What Really Happened : File under:” news reports you didn’t expect, even in the wackiness that is 2016.” On Wednesday, a section of New York was brought to a standstill by the seeing of a husband clambering Trump Tower use suction beakers. For everyone else, of course, there are still Twitter ๐Ÿ˜› TAGEND

The climber, who made it 20 levels, was later identified as Stephen Rogata( or Michael Ryan to some; it’s the same person ). The 19 -year-old now faces costs of felony foolhardy endangerment and misdemeanor trespassing … and an irate imaginary girlfriend ๐Ÿ˜› TAGEND

The Takeaway : It was an peculiar co-occurrence that this happened in the same week as Michael Phelps demo off his mysterious cliques, but not one that started unnoticed ๐Ÿ˜› TAGEND

Another Week, Another Trump Meme

What Happened : Donald Trump learned the first reading of modern politics the hard way: Never make it easy for people to turn you into a Photoshop meme.
Where It Blew Up : Twitter
What Really Happened : Sadly, The Princess Bride ‘ s Vizzini bit the dust before he could explain that another of the classic blundersalongside never get involved in a country war in Asiais” if you’re a contentious political anatomy, never have a press conference where you hold up a signal that can be easily abused by a social media anxious to make fun of you .” If he had, Donald Trump’s Thursday would have been a little different.

Which led to the Clinton expedition Digital Communications/ Rapid Response Rob Flaherty representing it easy for the Internet at large ๐Ÿ˜› TAGEND

Oh, they did, Rob. They did.

From now on, Donald: leave the graphics to some monstrous Powerpoint presentation behind you that’ll make it less easy for everyone to make fun of.
The Takeaway : Of direction, this just prompted some tribe with long recalls that old-school politicians had it more straightforward way back when.

President Obama’s Summer Jams

What Happened : Meanwhile, President Obama continued his summertime habit of giving countries around the world over-analyze his musical choices.
Where It Blew Up : Twitter, media reports
What Really Happened : For the second year in a row, the President of the United States of America released a Spotify playlist of his summer jam-packs this week. Well, technically it was two playlists: one for daytime, one for nighttimemuch to the thrill of the Internet.

Particularly charmed? The creators whose music indicated up on the roster ๐Ÿ˜› TAGEND

The release of the playlists launched much analysisWhere was Beyonc? Is the music black enough? as well as simple musical judgment.

In reality, it’s a pretty great couple of lists. But, of course , not everyone was convinced ๐Ÿ˜› TAGEND

Oh, NME . The man’s 55 years old! He’s earmarked some dad choices.
The Takeaway : No matter who prevails this year’s election, we can’t wait to see what’s on Hillary or Donald’s summer playlist next year. We’re pretty sure that Trump has a strong desire for classic rock given what we’ve seen so far.

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