What made me smile today…

This really cracked me up this morning!

Wikipedia also mentions this. Oh man, I’m just trying to visualize this in my mind and it ain’t good as my ass is pretty wide… 😂

I’m also still smiling at Paul Campbells’s homophobe takedowns over on his Twitter feed. He rightfully got really angry the other day at a homophobic slur (the tweeter has I think gone private since then, her message is no longer visible to me)…

I still sit down with a cup of tea every day to see what his latest replies are and they’re still good…

I already liked Paul Campbell but for that alone, I am so going to watch this movie.

And this morning as I scrolled through my BBC news app, the picture that accompanied the headline on Trump wanting other shower rules made me laugh and then the fact that he even mentioned this as an issue had me shake my head in disbelief. Miranda Hart worded that very nicely…

I so hope Biden/Harris can put us out of the misery of this Trump presidency in the upcoming US elections in November.

This fervent hope I feel when thinking about #BidenHarris2020 makes me smile a little bit as well. Fingers crossed for US voters showing some sense!

#Haravointi

or #RakeAmericaGreatAgain meme on Twitter after Donald Trump’s misguided comments on forest management in Finland had me laughing on my way home from work this evening… I literally laughed out loud at some of these (people were looking at me oddly), so I just had to share some of these here as well…

I don’t know how to say it any nicer: the US president is such an idiot… To
quote Mr. Bennet in Pride and Prejudice:


For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbors, and laugh at them in our turn?

#MerkelTrump humour

I am not going into a big political argument post here. If you read here, you may have already gathered where my political sympathies lie…

I have been following some of German chancellor Angela Merkel’s visit to Donald Trump in the US. I don’t know how the visit has exactly been received in the US, but here it seems to generally have been perceived as Trump embarrassing himself yet again. The internet has feasted on this and I just had to share! After all, the only way I can try to survive this disastrous US presidency is partake in the humour created by others and be grateful that others too keep on seeing the absolute ridiculousness (is that a word?) of this man.

As far as I could tell two events of this visit were singled out in Twitter humour. One is the handshake that didn’t happen in the Oval office. Yes, they did shake hands on other occasions during the visit but on this occasion Trump snubbed her and Merkel gave a little grimace. She does look at him like a mother looks at an over-indulged, spoilt child…

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This one below says “Did you tidy up your room? Look at me when I’m talking to you!”

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And a lewd one…

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Then there was the moment during the press conference when Merkel did a double take and looked at Trump with a WTF expression on her face…

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Yep, comments followed on Twitter…

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I so would have liked to be a fly on the wall of Merkel’s plane home to Germany and hear what she really thought of it all…

United we stand…

… divided we fall! Isn’t that how the saying goes? A new comedy collaboration movement has arisen here in Europe and I love it! To paraphrase a certain orange (our Dutch national colour by the way!) super-power leader:  It will be the best comedy movement in the world! It’s true! It’s huuuge! It’s gonna be great!

Almost two weeks ago this Dutch video (‘America first, The Netherlands second’) was made in reaction to Trump becoming president of the US. It’s gone viral on YouTube…

And now reaction videos to this one are being made in other countries. Germany has made a reaction video and is rallying other European countries to join in (switch on video subtitles if you don’t understand German)…

So, now there’s also a ‘Denmark second’ video. I love how much fun they make of The Netherlands in this one. They make a great point about the name of our country, by the way:

And there’s also a ‘Switzerland second’ video…

And there are more to follow! A website has been set up to collect these videos (although it’s gone down this morning, hopefully it will come back up again soon): http://www.everysecondcounts.eu/

There’s also a Twitter account to follow: https://twitter.com/itsgreateu

Ah, they have even tweeted about the website crashing:

Even the reactions to this tweet are very funny! I’ve screencapped a few…

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United in laughter we stand!

I don’t want to let you go…

I came across this cartoon by David Sipress from ‘The New Yorker’ which pretty much exactly states how I feel about the news nowadays…

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And then I came across this video, which also exactly expresses my sentiments; I know his time is almost up but I don’t want Barack Obama to go…

The world is a-changing and I wish I could feel better about it.