Plane Bae, a love story for our times.
@roseybeeme, tweeting what became the internet sensation #planebae. The tweeter, Rosey Blair, shared an account of two people in front of her on a flight hitting it off. The pair shared conversation and a cheese plate, and even went to the bathroom at the same time. It’s unclear whether the two are still in touch, but Blair has promised further updates. Here’s one of the last photos in her thread:
Rooney cheers for “the baseball.”
@joelgoldstein75, having some fun with new D.C. United player Wayne Rooney, after Rooney tweeted on the Fourth of July: “Happy 4th of July to all D.C. United fans and everybody celebrating! Enjoying a day at the baseball, come on Nationals!” Rooney, a celebrated soccer player, hails from England, which may explain his unusual turn of phrase. “Will be great to see you at the soccer,” @SaarioBrandon joked.
#SecondCivilWar is a parody meme for the Fourth of July.
@gotaimnow, tweeting with the hashtag #secondcivilwarletters. It became a viral joke after right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones said that Democrats were planning to launch a civil war on July 4.
Scarlett Johansson criticized for upcoming role as a trans character.
@tracelysette, a trans actress, calling out Scarlett Johansson, who has been cast as Dante “Tex” Gill, a trans man, in Rupert Sanders’ upcoming film “Rub & Tug.”
Indianapolis church makes a statement with display.
@ADMartin86, applauding the display, pictured above, from Christ Church Cathedral. The Episcopal church in Indianapolis put statues of Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus inside a cage on its front lawn to protest the detention of families under the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” border policy.