Tweet Hee Hee: Episode 1

Hello all! Hope you had a nice weekend! Now if there’s one thing I am always keen to do with my blog and with how I use social media, it’s to try and make the day a little brighter and bring a smile to other people’s faces, and use these wonderful tools of communication positively.

And especially on Mondays, and in the first few weeks of September, when all are back at school or work after a pretty amazing summer, and the weather’s decidedly grey and rainy, and there are terrible events going on in the world around us, we all need a little light relief and lifting.

Hence today, and the start of what I hope will be a weekly series of posts about the funny things I’ve encountered or got up to on social media to brighten up the start of your new week and make you chuckle. I’m calling it Tweet Hee Hee (yes I know. King of pun laden titles etc). So without further ado, let’s bring on the brand new LOLs for a brand new week…

THE GREAT PHONE DIRECTORY FACE OFF OF DOOM

First up this week, and in news that is only of interest to anyone born before 1990, Yellow Pages have announced that as of next year, they are ceasing publication of their printed telephone directories. 

For those of a certain age, Yellow Pages were basically Google in printed yellow book form for the 80s and 90s generation. They also had brilliant TV adverts like this:

https://youtu.be/r2TilNclT8k
https://youtu.be/J3nvtaqN2zw
https://youtu.be/ywjfSVrCqnk
Only two days prior to their announcement of this, I went on a bit of a rant as the latest copy of the directory appeared through our letterbox. Yes. Letterbox people. It’s that small now. The rant went as follows…

https://twitter.com/ThePensmith10/status/902631069815595013
https://twitter.com/ThePensmith10/status/902631111414738944
https://twitter.com/ThePensmith10/status/902631254272696325
https://twitter.com/ThePensmith10/status/902631515296817155
https://twitter.com/ThePensmith10/status/902631741378228224

https://twitter.com/ThePensmith10/status/902632214130778112
https://twitter.com/ThePensmith10/status/902632501281214464
What then followed after this rant, from Thomson Local – the Dannii to the Yellow Pages’ Kylie, if you will – was this:

https://twitter.com/thomson_local/status/902913683097092096
Needless to say (after being impressed by the roasting/alarming level of sass from Thomson Local’s Tweetsperson), my immediate thought was to reach out to Yellow Pages to see if they wanted to challenge this:

https://twitter.com/ThePensmith10/status/903678313595637760
What then followed, on the Monday after I raised this challenge to them, was quite frankly, a pretty dire attempt to match it, of which I was not having a single bit of:

https://twitter.com/yelldev/status/904609878756425732
https://twitter.com/ThePensmith10/status/904610077365161984
At which point, ‘Team Yell Dev’ (yes we’re calling them that now) upped their game significantly:

https://twitter.com/yelldev/status/904614075983949824
https://twitter.com/ThePensmith10/status/904614740072300544
Interestingly, in all of this, we’ve not reached out to BT for their entry into this directory enquiries face off of banter. We may yet resolve that…

RICHARD OSMAN’S POINTLESS SPOTIFY PLAYLISTS

As a huge fan of the teatime quiz show Pointless, it’s safe to say I am quite the fan of its quiz master, Richard Osman. His Twitter account is probably one of the best I follow as he regularly provides many of the laughs in my day to day Tweeting. But he really raised the game last Friday with this one:

https://twitter.com/richardosman/status/906096512295370752
And again, some friendly banter/competition from Spotify themselves reared its head:

https://twitter.com/SpotifyUK/status/906119452001001473
At which point I threw my hat in the ring:

https://twitter.com/ThePensmith10/status/906129795506950144
And so did this person:

And then we all ended up on the Radio Times website quite by accident.

A fair amount of bucket list got ticked off, yes.

MODEM BUTTERFLY

Q: What do you get when you take footage of Lesley Garrett, Maria Callas and other opera divas, with modem dial up sound effects ‘off the 90s’ dubbed over the top?

A:

Encore! Bravo!

TOM JONES IMPERSONATION VOICE OPTIONAL

This kind of speaks for itself. 😹

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