Imagine the scene. It’s mid June. Grey skies. Hateful clouds. A front of drizzle looming over us like the second round of the Tory leadership contest.
Yes. It’s the day we’ve chosen for our work summer party. At the races. Outdoors.
At least we’ll have the week that was to laugh about.
Bieber vs Cruise
If you were also confused as to why Tom Cruise was trending on Twitter on Monday morning, then you may be slightly more confused to learn the reason why.
It was quickly discovered that popstar Justin Bieber had tweeted that he wanted to challenge Tom Cruise to a UFC fight.
I wanna challenge Tom Cruise to fight in the octagon. Tom if you dont take this fight your scared and you will never live it down. Who is willing to put on the fight? @danawhite ?
— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) June 10, 2019
The proposal quickly gained traction, including that of former UFC champion Conor McGregor, who volunteered himself to host the fight, depending on Tom Cruise’s acceptance.
If Tom Cruise is man enough to accept this challenge,
McGregor Sports and Entertainment will host the bout.
Does Cruise have the sprouts to fight, like he does in the movies?
Stay tuned to find out! https://t.co/TxsH9KUyFg
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) June 10, 2019
Podcaster Jake Marsh also got involved, laying down the odds of the peculiar hypothetical brawl:
Tale of the Tape: “Cruisin’ For A Bruisin'”
Justin Bieber Tom Cruise
25 Age 56
5’9″ Height 5’7″
68″ Est. Reach 65″
$265M Net Worth $570M https://t.co/u0t2v46yAf
— Jake Marsh (@PMTsportsbiz) June 10, 2019
It’s not the showdown you want, it’s the showdown you need.
Tom Cruise is yet to respond to Bieber’s request. Perhaps he’s too busy indoctrinating fellow Hollywood stars.
An independent grocery shop in Vancouver has come up with a creative new way to discourage its customers from using single-use plastic bags for their shopping.
By humiliating them.
The Canadian store decided that charging 5p for a carrier bag was simply not enough of a motive for customers to bring in their own bags for life, so they’ve opted for printing embarrassing slogans on the side of their plastic bags.
Perhaps this is just the level of pettiness that we need to save the planet.
The Linked INN
Fancy a pint? How about a new job?
LinkedIn has teamed up with Heineken to take its pop-up pub, The Linked Inn (see what they did there?) on tour around the UK.
Aside from a lovely cold pint of lager, the Inn is serving up expert career advice and regular networking events. It even has a professional photographer on hand to help you snap that perfect LinkedIn headshot.
Cheers to that!
A breakthrough in the artistic world now.
It was announced on Thursday that Mexico’s National Audio Library has unearthed what is thought to be the first recording of Frida Kahlo’s voice.
She may have one of the most recognisable faces in the global art scene, but what did her voice sound like?
SOUND ON: This might be the only known recording of Frida Kahlo’s voice.
Mexican officials believe the recording could have been made as she read an essay about her husband, Diego Rivera pic.twitter.com/5a6oTXu6T5
— TicToc by Bloomberg (@tictoc) June 13, 2019
The audio is believed to depict Kahlo reading a section of an essay, Portrait of Diego, written about her husband.
Twitter Does Politics
If you’ve been paying attention, you might have noticed we’re about to get a new Prime Minister. The Conservatives are electing a new leader, which means there’s a raft of right wingers doing the rounds to drum up support.
We know what you’re thinking. Sometimes politicians look an awful lot like everyday junk.
Or if that one doesn’t fill your boots, how about:
We’ve just checked the forecast and it’s set to piss it down into the early hours. #pray4ilk
Happy Friday Folks!