If it’s a trend, a clip, a comment, a moment, a meme, a tag, or a topic, it’s a thing. Thing Tank is a new feature that reviews the week in things.
Richard Dunn may be stranded overnight in a Las Vegas airport, but his artfully crafted DIY video for Celine Dion’s tear-streaked, time-stretching rendition of “All By Myself” took off in no time. It will move you, so please: Stand right, walk left.
The World Cup — understood by many Americans as the Eurovision of sportsball — is underway! So far, the #FakeWorldCupFacts hashtag (launched by Comedy Central’s “@midnight”) is scoring with far greater frequency than players. Example: “Canadians call soccer dry hockey.”
A LINK TO THE FUTURE
At E3 (the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo), Nintendo offered a sneak peek at a new Zelda game (working title “Hyrule Warriors”), complete with a playable princess Zelda, a sleeker version of our hero Link (CNET: “Wait, is Link a girl now?” INTERNET: “Shut up, CNET.”) and an “open world” that allows players the ability to travel in any direction. Much like leaving the house.
Twitter lapses into a full-on Drizzy/Weezy tizzy, as Drake and Lil Wayne announce plans for a 31-city tour, following theirsufficiently hot collaboration, “Believe Me.” They hit Xfinity Center on Aug. 25.
THE NORMAL HARSH
Mekayla Diehl, a.k.a. Miss Indiana, shook up the Twitterverse (as well as the patriarchal bodyshaming industrial complex) by daring to walk the Miss USA swimsuit competition in what appeared to be a normal-looking female body. To really drive home the whole “normal” thing, she then lost.
WILL. YOU. PLEASE.
The Washington Post’s George Will remarked in a column that colleges give “coveted status that confers privileges” to sexual assault victims. Internet takes deep breath, steps out onto the porch for a second. Is fine. Just needed some air.
That #LeBroning meme about LeBron James getting really hot, cramping up, and getting hauled off the court seems to have gotten really hot, cramped up, and been hauled off the Internet.