21 of the Funniest Tweets from August 29, 2023
As the dual strikes rage on with no end in sight, the familiar faces that typically grace our screens are still very much absent, particularly those who we used to see nightly. Unable to preemptively bank episodes for the future, late-night television was the first sector affected when the writers’ strike started back in May. While we still won’t be seeing those hosts again until a resolution is reached, we will at least be able to listen to them. A handful of late-night hosts — Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, Seth Meyers and John Oliver — are launching a podcast about their experiences navigating the WGA and SAG strikes. Proceeds from the series will go to the out-of-work staffers from their shows.
Meanwhile, the juggernaut that is Barbie has reached another critical juncture on its path toward pink-hued global domination. Just days after Greta Gerwig’s film surpassed The Super Mario Bros. as 2023’s highest grossing film, it also became Warner Bros. most financially successful movie ever, an honor previously held by the final installment of the Harry Potter series. Of course, none of the right lessons will be learned from it. Or as Randall Park recently told Rolling Stone, the main outcome from Barbie’s success should be more movies by and about women, as opposed to what’s likely to happen — a Toy Cinematic Universe that dominates theaters for the next 5,000 years.
This new day also brings with it some hilarious new tweets, including those about an interesting alternative to drinking, the most versatile emoji on the market and what might be the world’s longest name.