Timeless and well-known American favorite, “The Simpsons”, may have just done it again with another alleged prediction that recently came through at the U.S. presidential inauguration.
A familiar scene from 2000 episode that saw Lisa Simpson as the successor of Trump and the U.S. president, and first female U.S. leader was recently seen to be reenacted with the inauguration of Kamala Harris; the details were depicted right down to the same outfits and accessories.
Sure, Harris wasn’t sworn in as president like Lisa was, but the similarities are definitely uncanny.
When Twitter broke out to the unearthing of the episode and the Simpsons prediction that had come through, even the voice of actor of Lisa Simpson, wanted to believe what her audiences were seeing.
Purple suit? Check. Pearl earrings and necklace? Check and check.
Rest assured, what better way to start off a presidential year with a Simpsons prediction coming through?
The whole of Peninsular Malaysia is currently under the second implementation of the Movement Control Order (MCO), but decorations for the upcoming Chinese New Year holiday are still being put up in shopping malls although lacking in shoppers.
With high spikes of cases in states such as Selangor and Sabah, Malaysians are advised to rightly stay home and to refrain from any shopping trips that they may have planned prior to the festive day.
A local photographer decided to document this event even though if it means taking pictures of largely empty malls with no subject to keep his lens on. With his trusted iPhone 12 Pro Max and a tripod, Siva Kumar went out on a mission to highlight the major change the pandemic has done to once bustling shopping malls.
These images show malls around Malaysia who are donning the usual Chinese New Year decorations at this time of month and how the consequences of the pandemic can clearly be seen in terms of business that just not having the foot traffic that they used to have.
With majority of us unable to witness the festivity of the new year in person yet, this is perhaps the closest we could get to visualising what Chinese New Year could’ve been, for now.
We get it, we’re all frustrated about the re-implementation of MCO all over again, but nobody was more frustrated than Twitter user, @yarafaee_, the author behind a cultural masterpiece.
A hungry Malaysian can get pretty sketchy, but one who is working In the food industry can themselves get sketchier when more than half of the whole country are coming in with their orders.
It started when a local @farhanazahan was complaining about how there were problems with his food delivery order. He had placed his order at 5pm as other options weren’t going to make his order in time. After that, he went on inputting about how ministers had not worry like him as they had servants to prepare food for them once they’re home.
This triggered a response from @puterirajawan who entered the conversation with her saying she don’t understand how people can make an issue out of the slightest mishap. She then said that @farhanazahan should instead order earlier as certain food delivery companies stop receiving orders at 7pm.
She ended the reply with saying that if you know that you are going home late, you’re better off ordering one day ahead and to leave your meal in the refrigerator.
Now this is where @yarafaee_ comes in with the infamous #sibodohkaudengarsini.
She started with the phrase before moving on to explaining that with most business hours go from 11am to 8pm and the whole of Malaysia is placing their orders between this time. She then said that the number of orders sometimes even make the order-taking machines and equipment go haywire.
Instead of blaming it on the people to find a way, she suggested then @puterirajaawan took her comments to the government instead on how operating hours should be extended as the current ones are more likely to make the staff and cooks more stressed.
For two whole days, #SiBodohKauDengarSini was trending on Twitter and as of Tuesday night, has been tweeted 62,000 times.
Soon after, Malaysians everywhere were taking the hashtag out of context to use in their own and various ongoing situations.
The second round of the Movement Control Order (MCO) is again in place to curb the ever-dreadful daily new cases which are surging at a worrying state.
Selangor who is the state with the highest total along with Penang, Melaka, Johor, Sabah, Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Labuan are all to go through this until January 26th; nobody is ensured that this would all end at that time as we continue to see cases coming in by the thousands, even seeing 4,000 at one point.
While majority of us continue to stay apart and work from home, cities and streets have been left empty; what was usually packed with cars and pedestrians are now similar to dead towns seen in movies. Here’s how those said states looked like during the first week of MCO 2.0.
Merely four days into MCO 2.0, the Putrajaya UMNO youth decided that they were to hand out free frozen chicken via a drive-through system.
However, the event which had also caused a standstill in Putrajaya from over 2,000 people who went nuts for the freebies, was later found out to be unapproved by proper authorities and had failed to comply with Covid-19 rules set in place.
According to Putrajaya Umno Youth vice-chief, Mohd Zushaidey Zulkifli, he claims to have had obtained the neccasary approvals from the National Security Council and the police. He also mentioned that Covid-19 protocols were followed when distributing the frozen chicken; however, officials said that checks by the police showed otherwise.
Putrajaya district police chief, Mohd Fadzli Ali said that the event should’ve not be held as the federal territory was currently under MCO since Wednesday and the event wasn’t even given the necessary approvals.
He also said it a statement that compound fines have been issued to the organizers under Section 22(B) of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988.
As reported by Sinar Harian, at least 2,000 birds were passed out outside an animal shelter in Presint 9.
While pictures of the said drive-through showing extremely long line of cars and crowds were trending on social media as it happened, netizens were quick to express their frustration towards this as it could lead to a surge in the already worsening Covid-19 daily cases; or in other words, a “chicken cluster”.
Muar MP, Syed Saddiq, recently started a storm on social media after reaching his RM200,000 target for #1Keluarga1Laptop and going bald for it.
With RM383,000 raised in merely five days, he has since started distributing the laptops to those in the Muar area for a good cause, but the internet on the other still hasn’t gotten over the fact that Saddiq, a frequent on social media as well, had shaved bald.
Of course, Malaysian’s weren’t going to let by the chance to make a good laugh from the moment.
Here are the top 10 tweets about the now “Botak YB”.
1) Not sure what bread this is, but it’s definitely Syed Saddiq-approved
2) One thing’s for sure, the man’s certainly not worried about barbershops not being allowed to open during MCO 2.0
3) One of the many highlights from news of how the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) had bought a Twitter account from a 16-year-old but forgotten to rid of the tweets.
4) Botaks Assemble
5) Of course, we couldn’t leave out this video of “Not Yet Botak YB” and Harry Kok Siew Yok
6) Glorious indeed
7) Well, at least it’s for a good cause
8) Botaks assemble, again?
9) With all the memes out there, there’s certainly an expression for everything we’re feeling now
Known widely as the hot head that he is, world renown chef, Gordon Ramsay, is soon to be opening his first restaurant in Malaysia.
Scheduled for June, the restaurant is rumored to be called “Gordon Ramsay Bar & Grill” and will be located at Sunway Resort in Bandar Sunway, Selangor.’
“For the first time outside of the original Mayfair outlet, Gordon Ramsay Bar & Grill will open with a varied all-day menu offering everything from snacks and light bites, to Gordon Ramsay’s signature dishes such as Beef Wellington and Sticky Toffee Pudding,” said Sunway Resort on its website.
The restaurant will offer all-day dining and will be located at the lobby level of Sunway Resort. Door to ceiling frames also allow views of Sunway Lagoon outside.
Also known for his hit television series such as “Kitchen Nightmares” and “Hell’s Kitchen”, Malaysians are excited for what is to come and were quick to let it be known on Twitter, with many of them referring back to Ramsay’s most infamous scenes such as the “idiot sandwich” scene and of course, “where’s the lamb sauce”.
Other than Malaysia, Ramsay has more restaurants that can be counted spanned across the globe.Gordon Ramsay Bar & Grill is already accepting calls for reservations and bookings
At a time when communication and curbing the spreading of misinformation is vital, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC)’s Twitter account has abruptly gone private after netizens had discovered its tweets from 2014 belonging to a 16-year-old kid.
Viewers discretion is advised as for some of these tweets may be plain offensive or not safe for work; other than that, it’s a fun example of how the Twitter community can dig up history on literally anybody, MCMC included.
Netizens surely wasn’t going to let this information go by just like that as many were quick to quoting the tweets, which some were homophobic, racist or downright child’s play.
And of course, it didn’t take long for news outlets to reach out to the boy who is now already a 22-year-old man
Interviewed by the Malay Mail, Nazrul Hakim said that he was the original owner f the account @Nazrulllhakim which he had then sold to another person.
“The account had around 50,000 followers at that time. So somebody offered to buy that account from me,” Nazrul told Malay Mail over text message.
“I was then just 15 or 16 years old. As a schoolkid, of course, I wanted to feel what it’s like to have money.”
However, this couldn’t be verified by Malay Mail as no records of the transaction was kept by Nazrul. Before being exposed and going private, the now MCMC Twitter account had 70,000 followers.
Nazrul mentioned that he didn’t expect MCMC being the one that is buying his account and didn’t even thought about deleting his account as he was just a kid at that time, unaware of the consequences a bad tweet would bring.
F-bombs, homophobic tweets, racism, content that is downright NSFW, these are just one of the many that were being retweeted virally by Malaysian users who were digging up tweets from the now MCMC account.
Some however were used to match present day context, such as one that was hating on a bald man, which garnered the attention of Muar MP who had recently went bald for #1Keluarga1Laptop.
According to Twitter regulations, it is a violation when a person or entity wishes to acquire an account that has already amassed a huge number of followers straight away rather growing it organically over time.
Communications Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah is yet to comment on the issue while MCMC had claimed that their account was hacked by “irresponsible parties” and is “suspended” temporarily, despite the tweets being dated by to 2014.
As many have saw Trump’s indefinite ban on Twitter coming, especially since the various misinformation violations during the U.S. elections last year, it finally happened after groups of pro-Trump supporters stormed up the Capitol and into the U.S. Capitol building drawing all eyes to the U.S. for all the wrong reasons.
Although unsure if the ban is going to keep Trump from being vocal until the presidential inauguration of Joe Biden, the internet couldn’t but help to start having some fun themselves as people were starting to create fake Trump profiles, depicting the now banned @realdonaldtrump account trying tweet.
The first of many “Johns”, a Twitter user called John Barron, who is “just here to make some friends and also America great again” surfaced on January 9th after the presidential ban where he/she mocked Trump’s desperate attempts to get back on Twitter.
“Hello I am brand new to Twitter. What are you guys up to?”, the account’s first tweet said, with a picture of Trump donning a mustache and glasses. The first of the many Barrons have now gathered up to 427,000 followers on Monday.
Soon after, John Barron started taking over Twitter as more came about pretending to be John Barron pretending to be Trump.
At this point we’ve seen @barronjohn1946, @JohnBarron1946, @barronjohn19461, @JohnBarron1946_, and they all use pictures of Trump with either a moustache, a pair of glasses or both; Barron who had been through multiple cases of stolen identities now had a few things to say about this.
Of course, somebody had to create an account with a twist depicting the first lady even though she wasn’t banned.
Amid all these, the real John Barron was finding it all too uneasy by now.
And it didn’t take long for a John Barron Jr. to jump aboard the Barron train.