I went to an event in the evening for my day job and while I had lots of fun, I only got home at 23.30 on a school night. I really feel my age when I miss out on sleep and don’t get my full 8 hours. To think back to varsity where I could pull all-nighters (for work and pleasure) and be fine the next day. It’s going to take me at least 2 days to feel normal again, and that kids is what you have to look forward to when you’re almost 35. And now here’s what you may have missed on the internet this week.
🐷US kids who watch Peppa Pig are developing British accents
The Peppa Pig franchise is a big deal. Worth $1bn, and used as a gang symbol in China, it has now reached the US of A in what is being called the #PeppaEffect. US kids are not only speaking with a slight British accent but are using localisations too.
Petrol is going to go up again and if you like your liquor, you’ll be paying more.
Sorry, but why are we still calling tax on alcohol 'sin' tax? Wearing crocs is a fucking sin add some vat on that #Budget2019
— Saya Pierce-Jones (@saya_pj) February 20, 2019
With yet another fuel levy increase, if you don't live in the same complex, it's a long distance relationship now. #Budget2019
— Khaya Dlanga (@khayadlanga) February 20, 2019
And because wine is going up, it might be cheaper to switch to box wine.
I've never heard box wine referred to as 'cardbordeaux' before and it's the best thing I've heard all day.
— Seth Palmer (@sethpalmer3) February 18, 2019
🏖️East London in South Africa is the place to be
So this guy posted this and for someone that only has X followers, this tweet went viral.
📍East London, South Africa pic.twitter.com/zFqjfQGEtt
— Q LUJIVA 🥀 (@QLujiva) February 17, 2019
Some of my favourite reactions:
Someone took the movie Fyre literally 😂😂😂
— Thotaliyah (@aww_leah) February 18, 2019
Is this nkandla???????
— naresh hansraj (@nash_a_nator) February 18, 2019
🥜Don’t panic, but there may be a peanut butter shortage
Peanut butter is life. I really love this stuff. Peanut butter as is, on toast, with chocolate, as a milkshake – I don’t discriminate. So you can imagine my alarm when I found out that peanut plantings are at the lowest level in 83 years!
Bad news for peanuts and peanut butter lovers.
South Africa’s peanut plantings are at the lowest level in 83 years.
Here are a few thoughts, and my back of the envelope ‘peanut’ calculations https://t.co/M4KEJUqcUl
— Wandile Sihlobo (@WandileSihlobo) February 18, 2019
📱Influencing, you’re doing it wrong
I’ve never owned a Diesel anything, but I did have a poster of one of their old ads that came in the SL mag up in my room at university. With this new campaign, #BeAFollower, Diesel pokes fun at influencers using influencers.