I’m going to argue that the Monday after Thanksgiving is even worse than the Monday after Christmas. Instead of solely being sad that the holidays are over, you now have roughly 10 extra pounds to lose from three days of non-stop eating and drinking ALONGSIDE being back at work. Whatever. I still greatly appreciate you, Thanksgiving.
I hope you all had a lovely holiday week/weekend with friends and family, and I hope you ate a lot of ham (I say no to turkey). My dad brought up Trump being elected (because of course he did), and arguments ensued. As annoyed as I was that he brought up the issue, I looked on either side of me to find both of my brothers rolling their eyes, while my mom laughed across the table. Essentially, I’m thankful that we all got a few days to be with the people we care about the most and I hope you all got to do that too – in whatever way happiness manifests for you.
Here’s your Tweekly Roundup (get it, weekly Twitter roundup?). Read The Point. And don’t forget to drink lots of water this week. Your body will thank you.
On NCSU Beating UNC: I managed to make it an entire intro without mentioning the fact that my Pack went to Chapel Hill and ruined the Heels hopes of making it to the ACC Championship game in a matter of a few hours. Dave Doeren save his job, and a fight broke out. A good chunk of the entire first quarter was taken over by commercials on ESPN due to technical difficulties, and NC State Sheeetttt must have been nursing a MAJOR hangover to have not shown up to the party. God, I love rivalry week.
NC State and UNC players fighting like they're trying to get the last 60-inch flat screen at Wal-Mart on Black Friday.
— Cory Smith (@RCorySmith) November 25, 2016
When the neighborhood kids ride their bikes while you're walking the dog https://t.co/KKJ7Ex6anh
— Shawn Krest (@KrestACCWriter3) November 25, 2016
There is a joke in here somewhere comparing Larry Fedora's success in trying to stop Jalen Dalton from jumping in that fight to UNC tackling
— Marilyn Payne (@marilyn_payne) November 25, 2016
unc: we going to smack NC state and go to the acc championship
NC State: pic.twitter.com/lyPWRucoVF
— Michael Howard (@whomikehoward) November 25, 2016
"You got this"
"But we're NC State" pic.twitter.com/oUBDNwxapJ
— SportsChannel8 (@SportsChannel8) November 25, 2016
That weird cross section of fandom where they’re happy with how the game is going, but still annoyed by the coach…
— Joe Ovies (@joeovies) November 25, 2016
— Fred Demarest (@Fred_Demarest) November 26, 2016
On Thanksgiving: Raise your hand if you as well ate 20,000 calories in one day. Yeah, I feel you. Already dreading the gym today.
Happy Thanksgiving to all–even the haters and losers!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 27, 2013
Bird just went in! Family and friends in route. It is going to be a great day! pic.twitter.com/cxYWTEdBfP
— Tom Rodgers (@TomRodgersNews) November 26, 2015
Mr. Peanut is dabbing at the Thanksgiving Day Parade I hate 2016 pic.twitter.com/AXSpqYrFqc
— Kenny Ducey (@KennyDucey) November 24, 2016
— Hannah Storm (@HannahStormESPN) November 25, 2016
i feel like a potato
— Henry Gargan (@hgargan) November 25, 2016
Walking in the kitchen on thanksgiving like…. pic.twitter.com/y8oUGJ94QS
— Jacen Murphy (@JacenMurphy) November 22, 2016
me: I shouldn't eat more pie
also me: pumpkin is a vegetable pic.twitter.com/gCny5hnR2V
— Mina Kimes (@minakimes) November 25, 2016
"I just always thought it was tape delay. They have to cook Thanksgiving dinner!"
— Marilyn Payne (@marilyn_payne) November 24, 2016
On Black Friday: Did you know that there’s a WEBSITE for death counts and injuries accrued during Black Friday? I learned that on Thanksgiving this year. I’ve migrated towards online shopping for mostly everything that I need, so I was perfectly content with watching football on the couch. You probably couldn’t have paid me to make it to Walmart this past Friday.
early Thanksgiving update: Grammy hates Black Friday because it makes the paper too darn heavy with ads
— basketball season (@brettlive) November 24, 2016
Heading to the Belk Black Friday sale like…
— Belk Bowl (@belkbowl) November 25, 2016
craigslist black friday deals are poppin
— Jordan Rogers (@RogersWork) November 25, 2016
Maybe all the UNC coaches in the press box are on their phones shopping these great Black Friday deals
— Turner Walston (@TurnerWalston) November 25, 2016
State-Carolina should just play at noon on Black Friday every year so the entire country can appreciate the #goacc-ness of this game.
— Ryan Tice (@RyanTice) November 25, 2016
Walmart at 3pm on Black Friday is like watching the smoke clear at the Battle of Gettysburg
— Deez (@TheDeez41) November 25, 2016
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) November 25, 2016
On Fidel Castro’s Death: Cuba’s leader of the revolution died over the weekend, with the announcement coming from his younger brother and successor Raúl Castro (never forget the Obama, Raúl handshake). Taking over the Cuban government in 1959, Castro survived many assassination attempts by the United States. Supporters said that he gave Cuba back to the people, while haters said he was a dictator. Either way, plenty of people still had something to say, including Donald Trump of course.
Fidel Castro is dead!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 26, 2016
TRUMP: I should tweet something. Is Castro dying good or bad?
AIDE: It’s actually really complicated. Cuba is curre…
TRUMP: [hitting send] https://t.co/s9HQOA5BVw
— Freddie Campion (@FreddieCampion) November 26, 2016
Update: She's been up since midnight celebrating/calling her friends. Castro's death is the nonagenarian equivalent of partying with LMFAO https://t.co/E874zCgi5j
— F. Bill McMorris (@FBillMcMorris) November 26, 2016
Man…Fidel took that UNC loss pretty hard. Sorry (not sorry) Castro. 🙁
— James Curle (@JamesCurle) November 26, 2016
Only emotion I feel about Fidel Castro’s death is sadness over the fact he outlived my exiled grandparents.
— Joe Ovies (@joeovies) November 26, 2016
Folks comparing Trump to Castro are insulting millions of folks in both countries who gave their lives for an opportunity 2 VOTE 4 a leader
— It's Just Raleigh™ (@ItsJustRaleigh) November 26, 2016
Twitter: hot takes on Castro from people who Googled him an hour ago.
— Elizabeth Hackett (@LizHackett) November 26, 2016
Fidel Castro spent his whole life fighting capitalism and ended up dying on Black Friday lol
— Nick (@ItsNickCat) November 26, 2016
Fidel Castro survived 638 assassination attempts? Lol He was a ninja 😂
— EverybodyHatesBdell (@Bdell1014) November 26, 2016
On the Panther’s Loss: Damn, you guys. Shoot the season to hell. The Panthers now have several loses under three points against opponents, with Sunday’s coming from the Raiders. I’m not sure what’s happened this year, but it’s not pretty. Maybe it’s the curse of Cam’s ugly hats? Or maybe the offensive line is just THAT BAD. Finally, it doesn’t help that Luke Kuechly isn’t playing after a concussion.
You’re 4-8. It’s half a yard. You’ve got Cam Newton. This isn’t complicated.
— Joe Ovies (@joeovies) November 28, 2016
When your team looks like garbage and you accidentally bought the honey wheat Hawaiian rolls pic.twitter.com/rOIcj0Gkfh
— Lauren Brownlow (@lebrownlow) November 27, 2016
This team. Just a kick in the gut every damn week and for what
— Lauren Brownlow (@SadPanthersFan) November 28, 2016
thank god it's basketball season and football doesn't matter anymore
— basketball season (@brettlive) November 28, 2016
"Cam Newton hasn't completed a pass in 110 minutes" pic.twitter.com/ofnt2nhKd1
— Katherine Ross (@Katherineeeross) November 27, 2016
— Ben Swain (@TheBenSwain) November 28, 2016
LOL Tweets of the Week:
following the lead of @PatMcCroryNC, i am calling for a recount of the points scored in the UNC/NC State game
— basketball season (@brettlive) November 25, 2016
I would happily go back to a flip phone pic.twitter.com/ZCOg2o1ttp
— Cam (@CamarasaurusRex) November 25, 2016
There's nothing quite like the "I sat on the couch and watched 4 days worth of football and ate 10,000 calories a day" scaries
— Big Cat (@BarstoolBigCat) November 27, 2016