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Elon Musk & Grimes’ pregnancy “announcement” sparks meme storm

Published: 9/Jan/2020 2:11

by Virginia Glaze


American singer/songwriter Grimes announced her apparent pregnancy on January 8 to ample fanfare — but with Tesla CEO and tech billionaire Elon Musk being the father, it seems the internet’s reaction to the news is rife with memes and jokes.

Grimes heralded her condition with a sensitive photo on Instagram, which featured the singer posing naked with an image of a fetus photoshopped onto her stomach.

“I thought about censoring them [her cleavage] for a hot minute haha (this may get taken down anyway,) but the photo is much less feral without the nipples,” Grimes captioned the pic. “Plus, being knocked up is a very feral & war-like state of being. Might as well be what it is.”

Although she never outright claimed she was actually pregnant, many are taking the photo as a pregnancy announcement, with even American presidential candidate Andrew Yang congratulating Grimes and Musk on their baby.

However, others across social media are making comparisons to Hideo Kojima’s “Death Stranding” game, noting that the photoshopped fetus looks an awful lot like a BB (bridge baby).

“Ngl, I mistook the grimes pregnancy photo for death stranding fanart at first,” Bandcamp’s Zoe Camp said of the photo.

Of course, still others are making hilarious jokes regarding Grimes’ pregnancy, with even pro Melee player “Hungrybox” taking a good-humored jab at the issue.

“Grimes’ baby gonna come out speaking in Wingdings,” a fan wrote.

Another compared the Musk-Grimes baby to that of Pokemon MewTwo, showing a test-tube sculpture of the creature as seen in Japan’s Pokemon Center.

Although both Grimes and Musk have yet to come out with clarification regarding the otherwordly Instagram photo, longtime friend and fellow songwriter/rapper Azealia Banks has also sent the couple her well wishes in wake of the now-viral post.

For now, it looks like the internet is left with memery and speculation as one of the elite’s oddest couples begins a new journey — one that will likely be at the center of online humor as the pregnancy progresses.


AOC confirms Twitch return in Among Us stream with Hasan: how to watch

Published: 27/Nov/2020 2:45 Updated: 27/Nov/2020 2:55

by Brad Norton


Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez broke records with her debut Twitch stream as she laughed and bumbled her way through Among Us and the internet couldn’t get enough. Now, she’s all set to do it once again with some massive names joining up for the big return.

It wasn’t the biggest individual stream Twitch has ever seen ⁠— that honor remains with Ninja and Drake ⁠— but Ocasio-Cortez, fondly nicknamed AOC, came awfully close when she went live on Oct. 28 for more than 439k eager viewers.

The huge stream, backed by AOC’s desire to “sell the vote” to gamers, scribed the US representative into Twitch’s history books. It also left the internet hungry for more ⁠— AOC’s bubbly personality and funny wit had endeared her to millions.

For weeks eager viewers were left pondering when she’d make her return. Now, we finally have a solid date locked in and even know some of the names she’ll be streaming with. Here’s everything you need to know about AOC’s upcoming return to Twitch.

AOC playing Among Us on Twitch.
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AOC has confirmed when she’ll be back on Twitch.

AOC confirms second Twitch stream

The internet at large has been baying for AOC to hit that “go live” button again sooner rather than later. Now her electoral race is won and her sights can shift back over to Twitch.

Despite some earlier teases, it’s been just over a month since the first historic broadcast, but now we have a date for the next one. AOC will be going live on Twitch on Friday, November 27 at 4 PM PT | 7PM EST.

Last time, Ocasio-Cortez streamed mid-week, on a Tuesday and the spectacle ran for just a few hours. Expect a similar duration this time around given the late evening start time.

What will AOC play? League, Among Us, Fall Guys

AOC hasn’t yet branched out to anything other than some Among Us gameplay. It’s a casual experience that anyone can jump into, so it removes any busywork from her broadcasts.

Last time she paired up with fellow US rep Ilhan Omar, Pokimane, and more on InnerSloth’s smash-hit. It appears that she’ll be doing much the same this time around, but with a few fresh faces.

Canadian Member of Parliament Jagmeet Singh will be getting into the mix, as will popular Twitch streamers Hasan and Northernlion.

However, the New York politician could also try her hand at League of Legends on-stream down the line. Pokimane said she would “be here anytime [AOC] needed,” to which Ocasio-Cortez suggested LoL.

“League duo bot?! Except I haven’t played in months, I’m gonna be real bad,” AOC joked on Twitter in reply to Pokimane. “Maybe Among Us again, for a bit.”

A League of Legends stream certainly makes sense; Pokimane first made her name on LoL, and AOC is a self-confessed League lover, though she says she’s not played it “a whole lot.”

She must have played a bit at least, though, because on Nov. 14 ⁠— a month after revealing she was Bronze V ⁠— she shared on Instagram she had been promoted to Silver IV, one whole ranked tier higher. That’s some serious grinding!

The 31-year-old mainly plays Sona, Janna, Lux, and Morgana, and is “working on Lulu” to add to her champ pool; Pokimane will have to play ADC if they duo queue. Perhaps with her second stream now locked in, a special LoL broadcast could be right around the corner as well.

AOC's second Twitch stream could be another record-breaking broadcast.
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AOC’s second Twitch stream could be another record-breaking broadcast.

If you want to join the 740,000+ fans who have already followed Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Twitch, head to her profile: you’ll be alerted when she’s live.