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When I finish laughing, I’ll tell y’all how wrong this is.


LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 13: Serena Williams of The United States plays a backhand in her Ladies' Singles final against Simona Halep of Romania during Day twelve of The Championships - Wimbledon 2019 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 13, 2019 in London, England. (Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

@supermathskid, tweeting about a YouGov survey finding that 12% of British men believed they would be able to score a point against 23-time grand slam tennis champ Serena Williams. A more realistic 74% of men surveyed acknowledged that they wouldn’t be able to score a point against Williams, often heralded as one of the greatest modern athletes, on the court. The survey’s results drew the attention of any number of Twitter users, including model Chrissy Teigen, who begged Williams to take the men on so she could “cry of laughter.”

Dear Reactive Twitter: Bond is 007, but 007 is NOT Bond.


MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA - APRIL 25: Cast member Lashana Lynch attends the "Bond 25" film launch at Ian Fleming's home "GoldenEye" on April 25, 2019 in Montego Bay, Jamaica. (Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for Metro Goldwyn M)

@scalzi, reacting to reports that actress Lashana Lynch, pictured, will be 007 in Bond 25. Though Daniel Craig is still playing James Bond, the moniker has been assigned to another MI6 agent. Despite the difference between 007 and Bond, the story caused uproar among fans who believed that it meant Lynch would be the new Bond.

NOLA.com has a point.

@DannDeMaina, praising NOLA.com’s criticism of The Washington Post’s New Orleans coverage as the city braced for Hurricane Barry. An article by The Post said anxious residents were fleeing the city. In response, the local outlet tweeted that while it appreciated “y’alls coverage/attention ... Fleeing isn’t the word,” and posted a story about ongoing Bourbon Street parties.

In the latest installment of “How did this get published" ...


SOUTH BEND, INDIANA - JUNE 29: Democratic presidential candidate and South Bend, Indiana mayor Pete Buttigieg participates in a Peace Walk hosted by Christ Temple Apostolic Church on June 29, 2019 in South Bend, Indiana. The event was held as the funeral for Eric Logan was being held in nearby Mishawaka. Logan was shot and killed by South Bend Police Sgt. Ryan O'Neill who was investigating a report of car break-ins in the area. Logan was reported to be holding a knife when he was shot. The shooting caused outrage in the community and turmoil for Buttigieg as a mayor and as a candidate. “It’s a mess” said Buttigieg referring to the shooting during the presidential debate in Miami on Thursday. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

@billyez2, slamming a piece on presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg published by The New Republic on Friday. The article by Dale Peck, who is gay, referred to Buttigieg as “Mary Pete,” criticized him for coming out in his 30s and speculated about his sex life. The article has since been taken down.

Are y’all even READY to care for an alien?

@TLDoublelift, joking about the viral plan to storm Area 51 on Sept. 20 so participants can “see them aliens.” As of Sunday, over 935,000 people had RSVP’d as “Going” on the Facebook event. The raid is a hoax, and has inspired countless memes on how the aliens would act once freed. Regarding the plan, an Air Force spokeswoman told The Washington Post, “The U.S. Air Force always stands ready.”