by Erin Mitchell
I was going to write a Very Serious Post this week about LinkedIn. But you know what? It’s my last post of August—so the last of unofficial summer—and most of you have already started your holiday weekend, so instead, I wanted to share some silly fun.
Not long ago, Facebook introduced “Trending Topics.” They added a heading called Trending on the right side of their home screen, under which stories about “popular topics or hashtags” are listed.
If they illustrate what the billion-plus people on Facebook are actually interested in, they’re pretty depressing.
To combat the sighing and eye-rolling in which I’m compelled to engage when I glance at the little Trending box, I started combining the stories—there are three displayed at a time—in my mind. And I found it hilarious. So I started sharing them. So here they are…
There’s a Snickers commercial about Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt getting married because a senator was called fat by a male colleague.
Shakira is pregnant with Hello Kitty because a senator was called fat by a colleague!
Now Shakira is pregnant by Joan Rivers with Hello Kitty!
Michael Vick lied about saving drowning Shakira!
Joan Rivers is resting comfortably because Longmire was cancelled while Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie got married.
The UK terror threat has been raised because Netflix bought The Blacklist while a WWE legend is in intensive care with double pneumonia.
An attack in the UK is highly likely because Chelsea Clinton has quit CNN to join Tony Stewart at NASCAR!
I warned you they were silly.
And now, I wish all you Americans a lovely holiday weekend. If you’re drinking, please give your car keys to someone who isn’t.