June 12, 2021

Review Category : People

Trump's ALL CAPS Iran tweet is now a glorious meme

Trump's ALL CAPS Iran tweet is now a glorious memeIt's 2018 so of course Twitter would take something as terrifying as the United States president writing an all-caps threat to another world leader, leaving us (yet again) standing on the precipice of international conflict, and make it into a meme. What a time to be alive. SEE ALSO: Just some photos of Donald Trump yelling People have latched on to Donald Trump's unhinged tweet-threat to the president of Iran and decided that in the face of horror the best thing to do is laugh. So they've appropriated Trump's message and inserted their own musings, sometimes in the form of song lyrics, sometimes with other fun references.  In case you somehow missed it, here's Trump's original tweet. To Iranian President Rouhani: NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN OR YOU WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE. WE ARE NO LONGER A COUNTRY THAT WILL STAND FOR YOUR DEMENTED WORDS OF VIOLENCE & DEATH. BE CAUTIOUS! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 23, 2018 Very presidential and VERY stable. Never mind that Twitter and Facebook have been blocked in Iran since 2009.  If you're now in desperate need of a laugh, here are some of best examples of Twitter making the most of another awful situation.  To Iranian President Rouhani: THAT'S GREAT IT STARTS WITH AN EARTHQUAKE BIRDS AND SNAKES AN AIRPLANE LENNY BRUCE IS NOT AFRAID EYE OF A HURRICANE LISTEN TO YOURSELF CHURN — David Shucosky (@ColHapablap) July 23, 2018 To Iranian President Rouhani: TAKE ME DOWN TO THE PARADISE CITY WHERE THE GRASS IS GREEN AND THE GIRLS ARE PRETTY. OH WONT YOU PLEASE TAKE ME HOME. TAKE ME DOWN TO THE PARADISE CITY WHERE THE GRASS IS GREEN AND THE GIRLS ARE PRETTY. OH WONT YOU PLEASE TAKE ME HOME. YEAH YEAH! — CK (@cranekicker) July 23, 2018 To Iranian President Rouhani: IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE WAS DIAGNOSED WITH MESOTHELIOMA YOU MAY BE ENTITLED TO FINANCIAL COMPENSATION — Adrianna Hodges (@HodgesAdrianna) July 23, 2018 To Iranian President Rouhani: I BOMB ATOMICALLY, SOCRATES’ PHILOSOPHIES AND HYPOTHESES CAN’T DEFINE HOW I BE DROPPIN’ THESE MOCKERIES, LYRICALLY PERFORM ARMED ROBBERY, FLEE WITH THE LOTTERY, POSSIBLY THEY SPOTTED ME, BATTLE-SCARRED SHOGUN, EXPLOSION WHEN MY PEN HITS. — Rex Huppke (@RexHuppke) July 23, 2018 To Iranian President Rouhani: LOOK AT THIS STUFF! ISN’T IT NEAT? WOULDN’T YOU THINK MY COLLECTION’S COMPLETE? WOULDN’T YOU THINK I’M THE GIRL, THE GIRL WHO HAS EVERYTHING? LOOK AT THIS TROVE! TREASURES UNTOLD! HOW MANY WONDERS CAN ONE CAVERN HOLD? LOOKING AROUND HERE YOU’D THIN — OhNoSheTwitnt (@OhNoSheTwitnt) July 23, 2018 To Iranian President Rouhani: IT’S GONNA TAKE A LOT TO DRAG ME AWAY FROM YOU THERE’S NOTHING THAT A HUNDRED MEN OR MORE COULD EVER DO I BLESS THE RAINS DOWN IN AFRICA GONNA TAKE SOME TIME TO DO THE THINGS WE NEVER HAVE — Jelisa Castrodale (@gordonshumway) July 23, 2018 To Iranian President Rouhani: I AM EMAILING ON BEHALF OF THE ESTATE OF NIGERIAN PRINCE ABACHA TUNDE. I WRITE TO REQUEST YOUR ASSISTANCE IN TRANSFERRING MONEY FROM ACCOUNT, WHICH IS REQUIRED IMMEDIATELY DUE TO LEGAL. PLEASE REPLY WITH YOUR BANK DETAILS TO ASSIST THIS. BE CAUTIOUS! — Ange Thompson, Girl Detective (@AngeMaryClaire) July 23, 2018 To Iranian President Rouhani: YO I TELL YOU WHAT I WANT WHAT I REALLY REALLY WANT SO TELL ME WHAT YOU WANT WHAT YOU REALLY REALLY WANT I TELL YOU WHAT I WANT WHAT I REALLY REALLY WANT SO TELL ME WHAT YOU WANT WHAT YOU REALLY REALLY WANT I WANNA HUH I WANNA HUH I WANNA HUH I WANNA — Lindsay Ellis (@thelindsayellis) July 23, 2018 To Iranian President Rouhani:SomeBODY ONCE TOLD ME THE WORLD IS GONNA ROLL ME, I AIN’T THE SHARPEST TOOL IN THE SHED — Ben Gellman-Chomsky (@benjgc) July 23, 2018 To Iranian President Rouhani: BAWITDABA DA BANG A DANG DIGGY DIGGY DIGGY SAID THE BOOGY SAID UP JUMP THE BOOGY BAWITDABA DA BANG A DANG DIGGY DIGGY DIGGY SAID THE BOOGY SAID UP JUMP THE BOOGY BAWITDABA DA BANG A DANG DIGGY DIGGY DIGGY SAID THE BOOGY SAID UP JUMP THE BOOGY BAWITDA — Jules Suzdaltsev (@jules_su) July 23, 2018 NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN OR YOU WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE. WE ARE NO LONGER A COUNTRY THAT WILL STAND FOR YOUR DEMENTED WORDS OF VIOLENCE & DEATH. BE CAUTIOUS! pic.twitter.com/QgsL5jU9aM — shauna (@goldengateblond) July 23, 2018 Finally, what's a meme without a Rickroll?  To Iranian President Rouhani: NEVER EVER GONNA GIVE YOU UP. NEVER GONNA LET YOU DOWN. NEVER GONNA RUN AROUND AROUND AND DESERT YOU. NEVER GONNA MAKE YOU CRY. NEVER GONNA SAY GOODBYE. NEVER GONNA TELL A LIE AND HURT YOU. — Zack Bornstein (@ZackBornstein) July 23, 2018 And now let us lay back and welcome the ongoing disaster as it unfolds around us and meme, meme against the dying of the light. 


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Daily Digit: Teachers made less last year than they did in 2010

Daily Digit: Teachers made less last year than they did in 2010With a new school year on the horizon, we're looking at how public school teachers are paid in the U.S. According to the National Education Association, public school teachers made an average of $58,950 during the 2017-18 academic year, which is about $2,700 less than they earned in 2010 when adjusted for inflation.


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Security forces end attack on Erbil governorate by suspected Islamic State militants

Security forces end attack on Erbil governorate by suspected Islamic State militantsBy Azad Lashkari ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Kurdish security forces killed gunmen who had stormed a government building in the Kurdish city of Erbil on Monday and took hostages in an attack suspected of being carried out by Islamic State, security officials said. Armed with pistols, AK-47 rifles and hand grenades, the assailants shot their way into the building housing the governorate from the main gate and a side entrance. The gunmen approached the building shortly before 8 a.m. and opened fire, Erbil deputy governor Tahir Abdullah told Reuters.


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Trump says he 'gave up nothing' at Putin meeting

Trump says he 'gave up nothing' at Putin meetingU.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he "gave up nothing" at last week's private meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin but remained elusive about their conversation as fellow Republicans and other critics questioned any potential deals. Following the two leaders' summit in Helsinki, Trump previously said they discussed a range of issues, including efforts to denuclearize North Korea, the Middle East peace efforts and cyber attacks but has not given any details. Russian officials have said Putin made concrete proposals to Trump during their one-on-one talk regarding conflict in Ukraine.


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Cambodia accuses former opposition members of urging poll boycott

Cambodia accuses former opposition members of urging poll boycottCambodian authorities are investigating former opposition officials after accusing them of encouraging a boycott of controversial elections, one of the officials said Monday. The Supreme Court dissolved the main opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) late last year, setting up an easy poll victory this coming Sunday for Prime Minister Hun Sen, who has ruled the country for 33 years. The first known complaint was filed against ex-CNRP officials who appeared in a photo on Facebook displaying a clean finger.


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The 2018 heatwave mid-term survival guide

The 2018 heatwave mid-term survival guideCall that a heatwave? The grass may be jaundice yellow, you haven’t worn trousers for a month and you risk a £1,000 fine for running a bath (cold, naturally). But according to forecasters this is the week when things really start to heat up. At 9am on Monday the Met Office issued an ‘amber heatwave action alert’ – the meteorological equivalent of Defcon 2 - meaning temperatures are predicted to hit 30 degrees during the day, and 15 degrees at night, for at least two consecutive days. Britain could see its hottest day of the year so far on Wednesday, beating the 33C (91.4F) recorded at Porthmadog in North Wales on June 28. Looking further ahead there is a 90 per cent probability of heatwave conditions in parts of England, mainly in the south and east, until 9am on Friday. As the mercury continues to rise the precautions most have adopted – ice cream for lunch/white wine for supper – is no longer going to be enough. Consider this your mid-term heatwave survival guide. Youngsters cool off on a beach in Scotland Credit: Corbis news Best places to keep cool? In order to truly cool down you need to engage your inner troglobiont (cave dweller) and think subterranean. Although most emphatically NOT the tube. You will, no doubt, have already realised during the last two blazing months that public transport is no longer your friend.  Instead cinemas are a vital tool: look to maximize your time in the dark by seeking out all day horrorthons where the toll of watching half a dozen Night on Elm Streets is more than outweighed by a few hours eating Minstrels in the blissful cool.  How to sleep? Naked, obviously, and as far away from anyone you normally share a bed with as possible. Extreme weather befits extreme behaviour so expect if you roll too close to a partner’s pillow to be shoved hard off the bed. Actually, sleeping on the floor is recommended by those in the know to avoid warm air currents.  1976 vs 2018 Working day? Obviously in a heat wave nobody really expects you to work. See Britain’s parliamentarians currently plotting their longest ever summer recess. The flipside, however, is the office is probably far cooler than your house. Hunker down by the nearest air conditioning unit and pass the day researching paddling pools until things turn clement enough to walk outside.  How to protect garden animals? Pity the poor creatures sweltering in your garden without so much as a choc ice to keep them going. For birds fill a large bowl or any container with water to create a makeshift bath. Also make sure you keep feeders topped up as the parched earth makes it harder to dig for worms and slugs. For frogs and other amphibians make sure pond levels do not sink too low and also keep gardens as wild as possible. Don't bother watering the lawn. It's finished. Hosepipe bans in parts of the country are imminent Credit: Getty What to say to your neighbours? You probably will have never spent so long in such close proximity to your neighbours than over the past month. Most lines of polite conversation will have been used up within the first two days of the heatwave and now relations will have curdled into low level hostility at their music taste and shrieking children. With you both needing to occupy your respective gardens for at least the next few weeks keep things civil by restricting conversation to solely about the weather. Whatever you do don’t invite them over for a sundowner lest the pent up rage spill over after a couple of strong G&Ts.   What to wear? What to wear if you’re stuck in the office this summer Women stick to prints and loose cotton; men by this heatwave juncture you will hopefully have grown out of the absurd habit of wearing loafers with no socks. Perhaps not? Remember even as the weather continues to break all previous records one fact remains clear and constant: it is never, ever, acceptable to wear shorts to work.   


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