Toks and Tweets

I haven’t felt very inspired to blog lately. Even less inspired to post to my social media accounts (except for this one). Still, I enjoy browsing other people’s content. And I thought it might be fun to share a few that have stood out to me recently.

2020 has been a weird year. But at least we can laugh about it, right? Somehow, the Tweet below struck me as really funny. Kind of poignant, too. It came towards the end of the baseball season, when wildfires were troubling the Pacific Northwest. A Canadian reporter posted a picture of an empty stadium under a surreal orange sky. The caption read, “I’d like to nominate cardboard humans watching baseball in a dystopian hell scape for photo of the year, thanks.” Hilarious.

The U.S. Presidential Election is coming up. There’s a lot of social media activity about it all. Political posts are not my favorite. But the song embedded below is actually not political; it doesn’t advocate for a particular candidate. It’s based around a sample from the most recent Presidential Debate — and it’s just plain been stuck in my head. It gets reactivated every time I hear someone use the phrase “C’mon”:

@tylerwardmusic

“Come on” featuring Biden & Trump. No matter who wins…at least it’ll be over soon! Go vote! #vote #trump #biden #president #fyp

♬ original sound – Tyler Ward

On a more obscure note, I’ve gotten into another musical account on TikTok by a guy who calls himself Lem the Subwoofer. Great name, isn’t it? The whole account seems to be him using the “Duet” feature on the app to add ridiculously-low bass parts to other people’s vocal performances on TikTok. He does it all with a dispassionate look on his face. Still, it all somehow works:

@lem_the_subwoofer

#duet with @earcandyofficial My first duet. #bass #LemTheSubwoofer #acapella #quartet #quintet

♬ original sound – EARCANDY

All that being said, my favorite online content from the past couple of weeks might be this remake of The Roving Paramedics. My son Elliot directed the remake, working together with his friend Danny. It might be even better than the original. I just hope they make more episodes.

@themilkdad

Introducing, The Roving Paramedics. #DoItBold #SpookyTreats #DialItForward #amongus #xyzbca #fyp #foryou #foryoupage #milk #cult

♬ Sirius – Chicago Bulls Theme Song – The Alan Parsons Project

What sorts of “Toks” and Tweets have you been enjoying lately? Any accounts you think I should be following? Let me know!

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