Saturday 23 July 2016

Ten of the Best #55

Good morning and welcome to the best of my social media feeds this week. It’s been a week full of news, and poking fun at everything, so there’s been a great deal to choose from. Here are my favourites.

The Nice news broke just as last week’s Ten was being compiled, so this is late, but good - why this new wave of attacks is so dangerous, and the difficulty in “protecting” ourselves. 

Britain’s new PM, Angela May prefers to let her feet do the small talk, I loved this article.

And then there was the plagiarism story - Melania Trump’s speechwriter trawled Michelle Obama’s old speeches, and they all landed up in trouble. But everyone missed this one - which is now being referred to as the”rick roll” (after Rick Astley, of course.) Click the meme for the rick roll.

The Trump did resound when he accepted the Republican nomination. Still pinching yourself? Pinch harder - here’s a great summary. 

Of course, someone built a wall in Hollywood - hysterical!

Back at home in sunny SA, we’re facing local government elections, and Allister Sparks makes such good points. The Zapiro is old, but funny.

And there was another AIDS conference. Charlize Theron came to speak. So well. The full clip is in the article below - click the pic.

Let's bring on the entertainment, before we get too depressed - the 30 best quotes on books and reading. I have an affinity to number 5 especially. Which is your favourite?

It’s Carpool Karaoke with James Corden again. With the FLOTUS. Michelle rocks this. And they’re advocating girls’ education. Can this lady get it more right? 

Did you know that clever people don’t sleep? Well,  I’m using that as my excuse. You may need to find your own.

And there’s a bonus post this week. The ultimate guide to having a party with Afrikaners. I giggled through it, and my disclaimer is that a dear Afrikaans friend of mine shared it. I’m sure it is totally un-PC, but frankly, if you’re going to be offended, go for it. We all need to laugh at ourselves a little more. Bravo.

Happy Weekend.

In case you missed it, here's last week's post.

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