April 10, 2017

Ten Funny Tweets Derek Re-Tweeted Last Week

And we're back! not from anywhere specific; just generally back.

And it's been another long and and occasionally upsetting week, what with Angry Orange driving us toward World War III and all, but there's also been some funny stuff. And it will all be presented with animated GIFs of weird Japanese stuff, and no captions from me. Like this one:


Japan is fucking weird...But entertaining!

Anyway...

First up, we lost a comedy legend last week. Don Rickles, known as "Mr. Warmth", passed away last week at the age of 90. Rickles was known for his quick-witted roasting skills, and was a big influence with a lot of well-known comics. He had a heck of a life, and will be missed.

Rest In Peace, you hockey puck.
And, for you younger folks, he was Mr. Potato Head in the Toy Story movies.


Pepsi last week released a new commercial that was...let's say it was incredibly insensitive toward Black Lives Matter, among other things ("Racial tension? Have a Pepsi, officer!"), and it didn't go over too well, as you might imagine. But it did bring out the funny.


Fortunately, Pepsi took the hint and pulled the commercial.


Singer/songwriter Barry Manilow announced this past week that he is gay. Despite nobody really saying much about it over the past...forever years, he decided it was time to come out and let the world know that he's been married to his partner for a good long time.


However, I can't help but wonder why it needed to be announced as news. I mean, good for him and his partner and all, but this "news" doesn't change the fact that he is an immensely talented performer that has been doing what he does for what seems like hundreds of years. Good for you, Barry. Now get out there and continue to do what you do.


As for my week, it was pretty normal. For me, anyway. While listening to some old CDs (for you young'uns, those are what MP3s are before you find them on a torrenting site), I ran across a song that questions the mishandling and improper placement of rural itinerant animal handlers.


I first posted something about this five or six years ago (because you all know how I like to be topical), and have mentioned it occasionally since then. Not once has Paula Cole responded. Even a "hey, that joke sucked" would have been appreciated. But, alas, nothing.


Another thing that happened was, while cruising around on the interwebs, as I am wont to do, I stopped over at Yahoo Answers, an activity I would highly recommend in moderation, to see what weirdness or silliness I could find.


Mom was lucky...Of course, I could also add that she never saw Craigslist, either. Thank gawd...


And then there were tweets...And I grabbed a handful to sprinkle liberally around the place for you to point and laugh at, but in a good way. Let's have a look, in no particular order...


And there you have it!


Now get out there and have an awesome week! And to help you along, here's a shiny new Bad Lip Reading, featuring Mark Hamill!


All the best,
Derek and Bosco