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To the uninitiated, Twitter can be a bit of mine field. It's where memes and news stories are often born and, in many ways, it's a language in and of itself. And then, of course, you've got the specific subculture that is Irish Twitter which is a whole other ball game.
We here at LADBible understand that it can be overwhelming trying to stay on top of a platform that feels like if you blink, you'll miss something crucial. That's why we've put together this nifty guide to the best of what's occurred on Irish Twitter this week - the funniest memes, the hottest takes and the moments that just made us say WT actual F.
So grab a cuppa (or perhaps crack that first, ice-cold can to mark the beginning of the weekend) and catch up on the best tweets you might have missed this week, safe in the knowledge you can regurgitate them all to your friends as though they're your original thoughts this weekend.
LOL - This week's funniest tweets
Once we were blind, now we can see. We will never look at Mr Bean the same again thanks to @poko_hahaha
This is Tweeter @PrudencioWang, and indeed this rock, make an incredibly fair point. Note how it even looks like there's some garlic sauce and melted cheese on top.
Living through the COVID-19 pandemic, you can often be struck by the realisation that we're in the midst of an era that will eventually take up chapters and chapters of history books. It feels totally plausible that one day there will be a Leaving Cert long answer question about this week, known then as The Week of the Penney's Appointment Apocalypse. The madness is captured beautifully here by @MicroGem
There's a special place in heaven for people who take the time to download the best of TikTok and reupload the content to other social media platforms so that we don't have train yet another algorithm to our tastes.
Major salutations to firstly @GrrlGhost for sharing this mindblowing TikTok to our Twitter timelines, and secondly, to the sublime mind belonging to TikTokker @r_ellis4 who shared her incredible life hack to the Penney's appointment nightmare. Rather than waste hours of her life in online queues, she simply borrowed someone's uniform, walked right into the store as though she was starting her shift, got her bits and bounced.
This woman's incredible journey is already inspiring others to test what boundaries can be broken with the right apparel as evidenced here by Twitter legend @KrisJennerTD aka Reesh
TBH - Tweets that made us go 'Hmm...'
There has been uproar across Twitter today over Dublin City Council's barricading of Portebello Plaza, one of the city's most popular and precious outdoor spaces, due to reports of overcrowding and antisocial behaviour. Writer and keen Tweeter Carl Kinsella sums up the attitude of DCC, suggesting the same flawed attitudes can be observed in our national government's approach to dealing with the pandemic.
While we're on the topic though, we seriously need to talk about the illusions of grandeur in the very naming of this collection of benches by the canal, as pointed out here by TV presenter and social media personality James Kavanagh.
In the face of so much adversity, it's important to take a moment to appreciate the positive steps we are making to get out of this lockdown. Virgin Media Newsreader (and LADBible favourite) Richard Chambers shared a reason to be hopeful with his followers earlier today - concrete proof that our vaccination rollout, however slowly it might be moving, is clearly making a huge impact to the most vulnerable sections of Irish society.
If you're not familiar with Belfast journalist and Digital Editor of Dazed Anna Cafolla, get her on your timelines. The editor took to Twitter this week to express her disdain for the British MP Johnny Mercer's revisionist history of a brutal act of violence committed by a former British solider against an innocent young man during the Troubles.
As far as beacons of Irish pop culture go, it's hard to find someone more iconic than the inimitable Sinead O'Connor. The elusive songstress often pops up on Twitter timelines for reasons good and 'bad' but this week she's been playing an absolute blinder, taking to the Twittersphere to ask her followers what would be the best way to donate boxes of premium make-up she's never used to transgender teens!
You'll be pleased to hear this story has a happy ending as she was eventually connected with the brilliant LGBT charity BeLonG To. When it comes to Irish pop stars, truly nothing or nobody Compares 2 Sinead.
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