Social media. Just when you think it can’t possibly outdo itself, it does.
From Obama and Joe Biden memes to Coca-Cola’s “selfie bottle”, it’s a wonderful time to be alive.
Bromance of the Century
Barack Obama and Joe Biden’s relationship is built on unbreakable friendship (bracelets).
Happy 55th, Barack! A brother to me, a best friend forever. pic.twitter.com/uNsxouTKOO
— VP Biden (Archived) (@VP44) August 4, 2016
So, upon news of Vice President-elect Mike Pence and President-elect Donald Trump taking over the White House as of January 2017 (marking the end of beautiful era) many channelled their woes through the therapeutic exercise of meme making:
I think we can all agree that #BidenMemes are truly what's making America great again.
— Hill Schmeckenbecher (@hillschmeck) November 13, 2016
Knickers in a Twist
Amongst Twitter’s sea of sombre socio-political commentary, you can always count on a weird trending hashtag for comic relief. Cue #CelebsInUnderwear:
Leotard DiCaprio, a man of many talents.
Never Judge a Book by its Cover
Nope, it doesn’t stop there. To add to the never ending list of weird trending hashtags, #MakeABookLessAttractive:
Dubbed a ‘psychological thriller’ by The Guardian….
The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe I had to take back to Ikea because of the faulty door handle #MakeABookLessAttractive
— Jodi (@Jodi_Rushworth) November 16, 2016
At least their meatballs are good?
Meet the internet’s favourite hedgehog, Sashimi.
She wears bespoke bobble hats:
She enjoys fine dining:
She also owns her own smartphone, complete with Touch ID:
What have you achieved today?
Down with the Kids
Glugging down soda has never t̶a̶s̶t̶e̶d̶ looked so good.
With their eye on the social media prize, Cola-Cola has unveiled a custom-built ‘selfie bottle’ (yes, ‘selfie bottle’), which will snap a pic of you mid-drink.
How? Fitted with an in-built camera at its base, the bottle comes with a sensor to detect a 70-degree drinking tilt.
Great for a sunny beach, probably less great on the tube.
The Best Tweets on Planet Earth
In case you’ve been living under a rock in the Andes Mountains, the BBC’s Planet Earth II made its spectacular debut just two weeks ago.
As well as its spellbinding cinematography, the show has now expanded its repertoire to include an impeccable social media presence.
Using pop culture references alongside GIFs made from the show’s wildlife shots, a series of hilarious tweets have ensued:
— BBC Earth (@BBCEarth) November 13, 2016
Had a bad day this week? Don’t worry, it wasn’t as bad as Roslyn’s.
Lending a whole new meaning to ‘Monday Blues’, NHS IT worker Roslyn accidentally hit the send-to-all button on a test email to 1.2 million employees, plunging the health service’s email system into complete and utter turmoil.
And, just as things couldn’t possibly get worse, they did. Staff caught in the chain mail started conversations using the ‘reply to all’, crashing the NHS servers.
As with any mildly offensive incident comes passive-aggressive tweets:
All anyone can do now is:
A Gift for John Lewis from John Lewis
On last week’s #WINS and #FAILS we spoke of the world’s most polite, most tolerant man, John Lewis of Blacksburg, Virginia.
Every year he is mistaken for the department store responsible for tear-jerking Christmas ads, and every year he is okay with it.
To thank him for many years of patience, John Lewis (the store) decided Christmas should come a little bit early for John Lewis (the man):