What has Johnny – our Senior PPC Executive – been retweeting, watching and sharing memes about this week?
This week, as in the eight that preceded it, my social feeds have been dominated by COVID-19 news and opinion. Everyone has been throwing their two cents in because… well, what else is there to do right now?
Despite the interminable deluge of coronavirus content, I have been buoyed by some of the numbers we have seen recently following the daily government briefings. As somebody who works in PPC and enjoys interpreting stats, I know that a graph trending downwards to the right is not something that usually inspires much hope. However, the continued decline in people being infected is something which means, ultimately, less lives will be at risk, for which I am very thankful.
Although the coronavirus cannot be overlooked, there have also been a few other, lighter topics in my newsfeed that have especially caught my eye:
(Save) The Last Dance
Following Joe Exotic’s conquest of on-demand TV, I’ve recently turned to a more familiar superstar for my Net-fix, as, it seems, has the rest of the country.
Yes, I’m talking about Michael Jordan in The Last Dance, a show which I accidentally referred to as Save The Last Dance in a recent internal catch-up – and the rest of my department have certainly not let me forget it.
As someone who was six when MJ retired, I have always been aware of his prominence – albeit mainly through Space Jam – but the show has given insight into the greatness of his accomplishments in the NBA and the mindset of an athlete head and shoulders above the rest. This along with Dennis Rodman’s enigmatic life choices and hairstyles have kept me entertained and inspired many a dank meme.
I’ve barely stopped laughing at actor and voice artist Meggie Foster’s (@meggiefoster on Twitter) impersonations of leading government officials on TikTok. As I’ll do her videos zero justice with a description, I’ll just point you in the direction of her clip of Emily Thornberyy vs Caroline Flint. It’s Gold! Give her a follow.
Caroline Flint vs. Emily Thornberry pic.twitter.com/so6Vl3HiIr
— Meggie Foster (@meggiefoster) May 13, 2020
As a football fan, news of the Premier League returning is something that’s been on my radar across social media for a while.
Seeing action from the Bundesliga on Twitter over the weekend has got me excited but I still can’t imagine English football returning in silence in empty stadiums or Mo Salah elbow bumping Sadio Mane after he scores the goal to win Liverpool their first Premier League title.
As a Chelsea fan it is also something I have mixed feelings about. Do I want to see Premier League football return as soon as possible? Yes. Do I want to see Liverpool win the league? No. That about sums up my thoughts on this.
Those are my highlights from the past week. I now feel like the constant neglect of my screen time limits are justified and I’m not just a bad person.