Australian Twitter. It's a thing and it's a treasure-trove of commentary, musings and hilarious reactions to the circus that has been 2017 so far.
Between April Fools' Day, Cyclone Debbie, Ex-Cyclone Debbie flooding, Mark Latham's sacking (and ensuing Twitter-return) and 18C finally being taken out the back and metaphorically shot -- like the rabid-infested pest it has been on the Australian political agenda for the past three years -- it was a rather big week. And as usual, Australian Twitter made sure to keep in-step with the mad, bad and stupid goings-on.
Here, in no particular order, is a round-up of our favourite home-grown tweets from the past week.
BAE: come over— Tiger Webb (@tfswebb) March 27, 2017
TONY ABBOTT: can't, i'm prime minister
BAE: you were ousted in 2015 remember
The real April Fools joke is those who dared to love.— Rick Morton (@SquigglyRick) March 31, 2017
People always say they hate the word "moist". My most hated word? "Injustice"— DANNY DORITO (@brah_dawg) March 31, 2017
I saw a very funny April Fools from a business and now I will shop there!!!— Gen Fricker (@genfricker) April 1, 2017
"When hung over, I like to sit in a small, hot room full of yelling fuckwits and eat cold eggs for $20" - people who go out for breakfast— John Johnsonson (@JohnJohnsonson) April 1, 2017
George Brandis currently listing all the times his driver forgot to call him "sir" and how he was deeply offended. #18C— Doc Evatt (@DocEvatt) March 30, 2017
Has it already been a year? pic.twitter.com/Ytg3o6ABZN— Alex McClintock (@axmcc) March 26, 2017
a thing i love to do is build up a sizeable library of books/tv shows/films so i have options, and then be totally crippled by indecision— life is, a highway (@mattvbrady) April 1, 2017
Every season of #mkr needs a Josh. Yes he's a twit. Yes he's a little slow. Yes he's mean spirited. Now I've forgotten what I was saying— JamesBbbbb (@GoJamesBlow) April 2, 2017
'looking for someone easy going' = we are filthy cunts— Lucy Valentine (@LucyXIV) April 2, 2017
"Creative household" = filthy cunts
"Chilled out people" = filthy cunts
when maccas drive thru forgets to put your chips in the bag pic.twitter.com/XejU3fTTct— Jess Wheeler (@wheelswordsmith) March 27, 2017
My dad's comment. pic.twitter.com/xeLXF3ahLM— Mark Serrels (@Serrels) March 30, 2017
Have heard the Outsiders described as having 'the air of a pub across the road from a Family Court'.— Richard Cooke (@rgcooke) March 28, 2017
Doctor: what's ur blood type— Dee (@figgled) March 28, 2017
Me: um lemme think
My brain: dunno but in the early 2000s George Clooney had a pet pig named Max,
in a way, that latham only ever uses this micro blogging website when he's between jobs is a powerful own on all of us here every day— Tiger Webb (@tfswebb) March 29, 2017
how on earth do you get fired from sky— Aus Gov Just Googled (@GovGoogles) March 29, 2017
Look, admittedly, I have seen better juxtaposed posters .... pic.twitter.com/VgQVRYOcly— Stephen Murray (@smurray38) March 29, 2017
[in a western sydney RSL the bartender slides a phone across the bar with the twitter app open] go on mark... you know you want to...— the result respecter (@rpy) March 30, 2017
Not sure whether being on an obscure, viewerless Sky show called Outsiders makes you more or less of an outsider than being sacked from it— Possum Comitatus (@Pollytics) March 29, 2017
(Okay so there were a lot of tweets about Mark Latham's sacking)
The week also featured the always regular, always welcome Australian Twitter topic of dogs too. Including one Very Good Dog whose post-surgery photo generated so much interest he had to hire bodyguards.
doggo went under for surgery and now he is DRUGGO pic.twitter.com/ZTJpqapbGq— hot librarian (@smack__that) March 27, 2017
he's hired security to deal with his newfound celebrité pic.twitter.com/lfKlECZe58— hot librarian (@smack__that) March 30, 2017