The week that was


Entry #91

TWTW: #91
Dancers, Pampers & Christmas Hampers


Author: Katie Bedford

It’s been a week of award snubs.

First, Taylor Swift was snubbed at The Grammy’s.

Then, we came back empty handed from a black tie do.

Swifty. We’re in the same boat.

Welcome to the week that was.

Strictly Come On Now

It was revealed this week that our favourite Saturday night entertainment show, Strictly Come Dancing, had received nearly 200 complaints after it broadcast its first ever same-sex routine

Whilst the majority of viewers praised professional dancers, Johannes Radebe and Graziano di Prima, for the stunning, barrier-breaking routine, 189 idiots took offence to something about it. Can’t think what. But it wasn’t the footwork.

It wouldn’t be our place to call the moaners ‘backward thinking gammons’, of course. Maybe Johannes summed it up best…

 

 

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Love knows no boundaries. 👬🌈@grazianodiprima ❤️

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Uber Safe

It’s the end of the night. You’ve got your heels in one hand, a screwed up Maccies bag in the other. You stumble over to an uber that you hope is yours because let’s be honest, after four Craig David shots you have no idea what a Toyota Prius looks like. 

Fast forward to the next morning, and your rumour loaded, problem-filled, heart-to-heart with your love-guru uber driver comes flooding back.

What if… just imagine for a moment… they recorded that conversation.

In an effort to push late-stage capitalism to even more terrifying levels, Uber is about to start taking audio recordings of people’s journey and storing the files in the app. It’s heralded as a safety feature. But you best keep the gossip to yourself for the foreseeable.

Pampers for Preemies

A heart-warming campaign from Pampers and Bliss, an organisation who support premature babies, has been doing the rounds on Twitter again this week. 

Back in 2017, Pampers launched their smallest ever nappy, the Pampers Preemie Protection Size P3, which is three sizes smaller than a regular nappy and designed for babies weighing as little as 1.8lb.

This week, Twitter users have been tweeting #PampersForPreemies to reignite the campaign with one tweet resulting in one nappy being donated to a hospital.

Lovely. 

Son of a Nutcracker!

The Christmas ads have been released, which means it is officially acceptable to think and talk about Christmas.

And one hotel in New York has got well and truly into the festive spirit. By transforming one of their suites into a winter wonderland inspired by the classic Christmas film Elf. 

It features a towering Christmas tree, hanging paper decorations, an etch-a-sketch and all the sweets you’ll need to create your very own Buddy the Elf Spaghetti. 

We love it. We love it. We looooove it.

All I Want For Christmas Is $4,000

On the topic of Christmas, this kid’s wish list has caught the nation’s attention this week. For all the right reasons. 

After being asked by her Dad to make a list for Santa, this 10-year-old saw an opportunity to create the most extravagant Christmas hamper, and ran with it. 

Because what little girl doesn’t want $4,000 and ‘asenchal oil’.

Hopefully they’ll be able to afford some ‘new shets’, at least.

Happy Friday folks!