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