DYING at the Canadians in the Zoom talking about The Friendly Giant and the Americans being like "WTF there was a chicken in a bag nailed to the wall?!"— ChriSCREAMaaaaahhhhh 💀 (@Pepperoni_Salad) October 8, 2022
YES AND THIS MADE US WHAT WE ARE. WHY ALL CANADIAN HOMES HAVE A BAG CHICKEN ON THE WALL.
Heard an interview with a Canadian doc who'd moved to US. She told child to "look up, way up" and the child looked at her like she was out of her mind, instead of immediately answering "and I'll call Rusty."— Susan De (@SusanFDe) October 8, 2022
That and the "Canada Vignettes" especially the "Log Driver's Waltz". https://t.co/g484CNkCPk— Brenda Scott 🇨🇦 (@BrendaScottBC) October 8, 2022
Hey, Happy Thanksgiving this weekend, everyone:
My mom and dad were perfect parents back in the 80s: they smoked, let me roam the neighborhood starting at age 7, and never once helped me with my homework— mean Engs I say to myself (@meantomyself) October 4, 2022
CBC is getting roasted for a ridiculous tweet about a $200+ Thanksgiving dinner for four.
Canadian thanksgiving is a tier one holiday. No gifting stress, no pressure to have fun like NYE, excellent food, feels "alt" vs the bloated American version, no religious stuff or pilgrims just a vague "harvest" theme, stuffing, 10/10— Nick Hune-Brown (@nickhunebrown) October 6, 2022
@DougJBalloon: this is bad news for Justin Trudeau— Jesse Rutledge (@jesserutledge) October 7, 2022
CBC be like: https://t.co/7FQpquILs7— The Lefty Canadian Radical (@Tori_TLCR) October 8, 2022
Moving on, I am enjoying the "pitchbot" tweets -- these are satirical parody media accounts that skewer the typical story-pitches of news organizations. The first, still best, is the New York Times Pitchbot, by Doug J of Balloon Juice fame, who unerringly comes up with the typical NYT "take" on any story - featuring meaningless contrarianism, plus dumb interviews with Ohio Trump supporters in diners.
BREAKING: according to @CBCNews The cost of a classic roast turkey dinner with all the fixings now comes in at a total cost of $34,156 if you include the cost of a new car to get it home.— Party's Over 🇨🇦 (Alpha Bit) (@PoliPartysOver) October 8, 2022
The real winner in the explosion that destroyed the bridge connecting mainland Russia to Crimea? Floria Governor Ron DeSantis.— New York Times Pitchbot (@DougJBalloon) October 8, 2022
Here are some of the other pitchbots:
A Montessori preschool excursion to a hippie-tinged corn maize/farm market might seem like a strange place to meet Trump supporters. But over the lullaby of a Rickie Lee Jones-Dan Hicks duet, you can hear whispers that Biden is the reason the cider slushy costs four bucks.— New York Times Pitchbot (@DougJBalloon) October 8, 2022
Moderate conservatives say they feel they're being pushed out of the Conservative Party. All five of them.— CBC Pitchbot (Satire) (@CBCPitchbot) October 5, 2022
It appears that we are now experiencing the beginning of an international banking crisis. Here's why that's good news for markets— Reuters Pitchbot (Satire) (@ReutersPitchbot) October 4, 2022
There's this awful cold going around... pic.twitter.com/wJHCN3v30R— Kashif Pirzada, MD (@KashPrime) October 8, 2022
Harry cancelled the show due to “illness”.— Faith. 🚀🌕 (@ihgdabc) October 6, 2022
Demi cancelled the show as she woke up with “no voice”.
Coldplay cancelled the tour due to “lung infection”.
Paramore cancelled due to a “covid case”.
Ringo Star cancelled the tour due to “covid”.
I hope they are all well, but…
It includes this:
Istanbul is known as the "City of Cats" and sometimes referred to as "Catstanbul." Hundreds of thousands of cats have roamed the metropolis for millenniums.— Bayt Al Fann (@BaytAlFann) October 8, 2022
It’s #Caturday and to celebrate the start of the weekend, a thread on the cats of Istanbul … pic.twitter.com/kTNT68oeMm
Some random funny ha-ha stuff:
22/ After her death, 17,000 people signed a petition to honor her memory, which was accepted by the mayor of Kadikoy. As a result, a local sculptor made a statue recreating her famous pose. The sculpture was inaugurated on World Wildlife Day on 4th October 2016 #Caturday pic.twitter.com/fCXcBumXGw— Bayt Al Fann (@BaytAlFann) October 8, 2022
If you lose your Khakis in Texas, it means you can't find your pants.— mariana Z🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦 (@mariana057) October 7, 2022
If you lose your Khakis in Boston, it means you can't start your car…
What gives your life meaning if you don’t believe in Leprechauns? Same answer.— Jen Henry (@jenresisted) October 6, 2022
Yes, because the people we bought weed from when it was illegal were always of the highest moral caliber. https://t.co/6KieWCWdEU— Steve M. (@nomoremister) October 7, 2022
Media barely covering President Biden's economic speech today.— Janice Hough (@leftcoastbabe) October 6, 2022
Suggestion for the White House. Have Joe promise to drop one f-bomb somewhere in the speech. They'd all broadcast the whole thing.
i read that Art Nouveau is elves and Art Deco is dwarves and i can't stop thinking about it— blaaaaaaaines (@blainecapatch) September 28, 2022
I used to be in a Band called 'The Dead Badgers'.— Alf (@whoelsebutalf) October 3, 2022
We did Middle of the Road type stuff, mainly.
Only a woman who has delivered a baby without an epidural can truly understand the pain a man goes through when he has a cold. :o)— Tweeti (@DAK7560) September 30, 2022
When my daughter was 7 years-old she once interrupted a bedtime story to tell me, “In a pie-eating contest, it doesn’t matter if you win or lose because you get to eat pie.” I think about that a lot.— NicholasG (@Dad_At_Law) September 27, 2022
Juvenile owls often sleep face down because their heads are too heavy pic.twitter.com/LziaJr6ETW— Fascinating (@fasc1nate) October 7, 2022
Papa Giraffe comes to see his newborn baby... pic.twitter.com/5jiJTzF5qC— B&S (@____B_S____) October 5, 2022
put THAT in your web, Charlotte! pic.twitter.com/dOzrzzDUux— Matt 🎃swalt (@MattOswaltVA) October 6, 2022
They eyes at the end.. 😅 pic.twitter.com/k4yJ6JLS2x— Buitengebieden (@buitengebieden) October 5, 2022
Can you see it?
Somebody needs this right now. 🦦 pic.twitter.com/moCglXARwY— TG (@TG22110) October 3, 2022
If you're having trouble, it's the eyes that give him away. pic.twitter.com/Sths3hMfT1— Fascinating (@fasc1nate) October 8, 2022