It’s the Holiday season, and as Disney has promised us, we will be getting a new Star Wars pretty much every year until the end of time. That’s fine with the people that have already seen the latest installment, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
Disney amassed a crew of stars and critics for the premiere of the new movie on Saturday, and unless they’re playing some Jedi mind tricks, the force is strong with this one. While full reviews won’t be out until Tuesday, we’ll just use this jolt of excitement to get us through the next few hours.
The other day we wrote about White Supremacists on Reddit boycotting Rogue One. Apparently as soon as they make a few Star Wars movies that aren’t about a white dude realizing he’s special, it’s time to #DumpStarWars.
Well, things got even worse, or better if you are opposed to things like racism, sexism, xenophobia, and hatred, when Rogue One-screenwriter Chris Weitz posted this picture to Twitter and indicated that Star Wars was actually about a group of rebels fighting an oppressive, authoritarian government whose philosophy is built on fear.
Star Wars against hate. Spread it. pic.twitter.com/Dtf5uqpxba— Chris Weitz (@chrisweitz) November 11, 2016
Calls for boycott shot up on Twitter because the idea of fighting an authoritarian government is bad?
Anyway, no one’s really taking these calls to action on Twitter that seriously. Why? Because it's Star Wars and no matter how many times we're burned by these movies, we’re still going to see them.
Enjoy some of the best reactions to the Star Wars boycott
Look, it's been proven time and time agan: Listen to your girlfriends. It's really easy. If you listen to them, gross things won't happen. If you don't listen to them a bunch of gross stuff explodes in your face and she writes about it on Twitter.
No one wants that
That’s the story of Twitter user Sarah Gailey, who politely asked her boyfriend not to touch a small plastic egg. What was the outcome? Well, they broke up, she wrote about it on Twitter, and he’s embarrassed. Don't be that guy. Listen to your girlfriends.
You can read the whole story here. Trust us. It’s worth it.
Quick impression of Twitter this morning:
"Ah! What a beautiful morning. I’ll just roll over and look at my phone. Oh, look at that, TIME picked their person of the year, and it’s… Oh, would you look at that? That billionaire reality TV game show host who won the presidency last month is TIME’s person of the year? You don’t say. Well, back to bed for me for the next four years."
While we sleep through the next four years or until our president-elect Tweets out that somehow the Person of the Year honor he won was rigged somehow, enjoy what Twitter had to say. They weren’t really sure how to deal with it either.
Check out Twitter's best reactions to the Person of the Year, and enjoy how President-elect Trump has enjoyed TIME in the past:
"as president you need to stand firm and stick to what you believe" pic.twitter.com/m1TymuxHtE— k e i t h (@KeetPotato) December 7, 2016
Have you ever been so hungry that you can only speak in pictures? Have you ever been so hungry that you can type the full word “hamburger”?
Well, you’re time is here, because as of now, you can search Google using emojis — with a few caveats. It’s not like you can just go to Google and put in an emoji burger. You have to do it through Google’s Twitter page. Simply Tweet an emoji to @Google, and they’ll respond with a corresponding search result. It’s that easy.
So basically, if you want to see what the best burger is in town, simply send them a burger emoji, and they send back some suggestions.
Mashable says, “Google says the feature will work with over 200 different emoji for food, sites and activities near you. It's also promising some ‘easter eggs.’”
This news is both good and scary, depending on your feelings regarding the peach and eggplant emojis. Proceed with caution.