In what has been… quite a year, people are finding joy wherever they can and with the festive season fast approaching, that means getting in the Christmas spirit.
That’s definitely true for one FedEx delivery driver who is going viral for his enthusiastic performance of Mariah Carey’s Christmas banger ‘All I Want for Christmas is You’.
In a viral TikTok video posted by user @kaylaprosser2, the delivery driver in question is filmed rocking out in his van to the classic festive song and though he may be seated, he’s still got all the dance moves.
Johannesburg – Social media star Elsa Majimbo had a little more than 400 followers on her Instagram page at the beginning of this year.
Fast forward to now and the internet sensation is now happily camping at 1.1 million followers. The last few months have been a life-changing whirlwind for the star who rose to fame with her quirky and funny videos that provided much needed comedic relief during the lockdown period for many South Africans.
Her videos were shared and trended far and wide, earning the Kenyan interviews with Glamour, GQ, a host of other local and continental shows as well as international platforms like Vogue and an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper.
She was most recently nominated for African Social Star alongside Miss Universe Zozibini Tunzi, Dimma Umeh, Karl Kugelmann, Sho Madjozi, Thuso Mbedu, Wian
The mayor of a small Japanese town has become an online star after internet users discovered that he has a name similar to that of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden.
Japanese internet users are going wild over the fact that the characters for Mayor Yutaka Umeda can be read as “Jo Baiden.” The 73-year-old head of the small town of Yamato has received huge amounts of attention in recent days.
Mayor Yutaka Umeda, whose town only has 15,000 residents, had no idea he was trending on social media until his family told him the news on Friday.
Spelt in Kanji, the logographic Chinese characters used in the Japanese writing system, Umeda is pronounced “ume” and “da” but can also be read as “bai” and “den”. And his other name, Yutaka, is read as “jo.”
“I feel a sense of fate, but I’m a bit perplexed as this came suddenly,” Umeda said,
Yutaka Umeda, 73, the mayor of Yamato, a small town in the south-west of the country, has become an overnight internet sensation after it was noticed that the kanji characters used to write his name can also be pronounced “Jo Baiden”.
He reportedly had no idea that people had made the connection between his and Biden’s name until his family told him he was trending on social media.
“I feel very close to him”, a “perplexed” Umeda said, according to the Kyodo news agency. “It feels as though I’ve also won the election.”
Kanji characters, which originated in China, often have several phonetic readings.
The mayor’s surname 梅田 – comprising two characters meaning “plum” and “field” – can be read as “ume” and “da,” but
She wasn’t the first to say it. “Reclaiming my time,” the three words that launched Maxine Waters into the millennial meme stratosphere, is, in fact, a pretty common expression on Capitol Hill. It’s formal phraseology that has been used on the House floor and in congressional committee meetings and hearings for decades. Excuse me, hi, thank you, stop talking, right now, please. “Reclaiming my time” is a major key in the legislative lexicon.
Do a quick search on C-SPAN and you’ll find thousands, literally thousands, of examples starring the men and women who make our laws politely giving one another a verbal tap on the shoulder. You know what the difference is between Maxine Waters and all those other members? She makes it sound good.
For anyone unfamiliar (who are you people?), this is the Maxine moment