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Here Are All The Times TikTok Made Politics Great Again

TIL Donald Trump sounds like your drunk mate in the club.

The newest TikTok to catch all of our attention is a video of a woman drunkenly lipsyncing to a Trump rant about coronavirus. We’ve all seen how Trump speaks by now and the world is kind of used to it at this point, so seeing how well it fits in to a video of your drunk mate chewing your ear off is… something. Political TikToks are a whole new branch of wild, and here are some of the best.

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First of all, the TikTok I mentioned before by Kylie Scott of Trump being compared to someone who is way too lit. It works too well. 

Back in Aus, we have a whole lot of political TikTokers of our own. The same “drunk in the club” effect that Kylie used somehow also works far too well when it comes to reminding us that Andrew does not, in fact, run the press conference.

At this point I’m going to make the call and say that it’s the most useful filter. We also have a lot of covers of Julia Gillard’s famous misogyny speech. Case in point:

Australia has also produced some very educational TikTokers as well, much to the surprise of all our parents, I’m sure. Who knew that “will we be allowed to get maggoted?” was a legitimate thing you could as a politician in Australia?

Or that Bob Katter’s “But I ain’t spending any time on it” speech would make such a great musical number?

Politics might not be the first thing you think of when you think of TikTok, but there is a whole lot of people out there giving us the rundown on what’s happening in the world through the medium of short, hilarious political TikTok. 

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Yes, You Can And Should Still Commemorate ANZAC Day While In Isolation

ANZAC Day will look a bit different this year.

ANZAC Day, like everything else in our lives, is a bit different this year. In a pre-pandemic world, people would be getting ready to attend dawn services and other commemorative events on Saturday, but with a ban on public gatherings in place this year that won’t be happening. Just because the official events are off doesn’t mean you can’t mark the day though. 

One of the most well known campaigns is to get Australians to stand by their letterboxes and observe the minute silence to honour the ANZACs. If you live in an apartment building, then that might still be a problem in terms of gathering numbers, but even standing in your lounge room counts.

Another thing people are being encouraged to do is reach out to any veterans they know. It’s a tough time for everyone being stuck inside at the moment, and veterans tend to be older people who are already struggling with lockdown as it is. 

“I encourage everyone who knows a veteran… to give them a phone call and make sure that they’re okay,” said Acting President of NSW RSL, Ray James.

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It might not seem like much, but just checking in and having a chat can make the world of difference to anyone struggling with isolation at the moment.

The dawn service from the Australian War Memorial will still be televised so people can watch it, so you can get involved without coming into contact with crowds. New South Wales will also have its own service broadcast from Hyde Park.

ANZAC Day 2020 won’t be like other years, but it’s still a day worth acknowledging. Just because we’ll need to show our respects in isolation this year doesn’t mean we can’t show our respect at all.

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Ooh Boy, Dennis Rodman Is Being Touted As The Next Leader Of North Korea

Kim Jong-un is reportedly in "grave danger" after heart surgery.

Because the world hasn’t seen enough major news over the last few months, reports are coming out that the leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-un is in “grave danger” after heart surgery. If these reports about his condition are true, and Kim Jong-un passes away, who takes over as the Leader of North Korea? The Internet has come up with an idea: Dennis Rodman.

Dennis Rodman is a retired NBA player who has a long history of making some pretty wild headlines. Over the last few years he’s tried his hand at acting in action movies, announced that he was going to marry himself, and has become close friends with Kim Jong-un. It’s that last one which is important here.

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Kim Jong-un is a diehard basketball fan, and has a particular love for the Chicago Bulls – one of Dennis Rodman’s teams. Kim Jong-un invited Rodman to Pyongyang in 2013, and after their meeting Rodman was heard telling Kim Jong-un “you have a friend for life.”

The Internet never forgets. Fast-forward to today, and that quote has been dug up and used as satirical “proof” that the next Supreme Leader of North Korea will be none other than Dennis Rodman himself.

In reality, the line of succession is murky. There is no obvious successor to Kim Jong-un right now, and if he does pass away then North Korea could find itself staring down a very intense power vacuum. Kim Jong-un’s sister, Kim Yo-jong, is a likely candidate to take over, but we won’t know for sure until the day comes.

Or, we could listen to the Internet and put a retired NBA star in charge. It’s 2020 after all, and rules don’t seem to apply to this year.

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