Twitter’s funniest princess: how Carrie Fisher ruled the internet

There’s something horribly sad about reading through the Twitter timeline of a famous person after their death; doing so feels both heartbreaking, and a little morbid.

In the case of Carrie Fisher, however, the strangeness of reading things a dead person wrote while very much alive is undercut by frequent laughter.

While many people are funny, vivid and charismatic in “real life”, not all  such people “translate” to the internet. But Fisher did so effortlessly.

Perhaps it was because she was a writer – her first book, the semi-autobiographical novel Postcards from the Edge, was published in 1987; her last, the memoir The Princess Diarist, was released this year – but her sense of humour, spot-on, often caustic observations and natural eccentricity made her the perfect “internet” celebrity.

She connected directly with her ardent admirers, and relished in the title, bestowed upon her by her fanbase, of “space mom”.

Online, as in life, she was warm, witty, outspoken impulsive … and usually accompanied by her dog Gary (a bona fide internet celebrity, of course, in his own furry right).

Here are some of our favourite Carrie Online moments:

When she summed up how we all feel about the Star Wars “canon”, and what falls (and doesn’t fall) into it:


Joel Embiid Uses Funny Tweet To Garner NBA All-Star Game Fan Votes

Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid really wants your vote for the 2017 NBA All-Star in New Orleans. It all started with a tweet from Aug. 2014, which he quote tweeted Wednesday hoping to garner some support in the fan voting portion of the All-Star Game. Not just in the hopes of playing in the game, but potentially impressing a love interest as well.
Embiid’s tweet probably will help him in the fan vote, but he doesn’t really need the boost. He’s already having an All-Star caliber season by averaging 18.7 points, 7.4 rebounds and 2.4 blocks per game for the 76ers. The 22-year-old center is the front-runner for Rookie of the Year. Embiid, if selected, would be the first 76ers All-Star since Jrue Holliday in 2012-13.

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Music in 2017: Katy Perry, Drake and Ed Sheeran prepare new albums

After Craig David, All Saints and Rick Astley staged unexpected comebacks this year, who’s next? Samantha Mumba? DJ Pied Piper? Jive Bunny?

Let’s hope not. Instead, here’s some music we can look forward to.

Fresh from allegedly being punctured by the sixth in line to the throne, Ed Sheeran has completed work on his as-yet-untitled third album.

Little is known about the record, but the star recently registered several songs with his publisher, with titles like 21st Century Fox, Sure and Fall.

The latter was co-written with Amy Wadge, who helped him out on the chart-busting ballad Thinking Out Loud. She told Newsbeat the new material would “break the internet“, so if your email gets hacked, blame Ed.

Also in the studio is Katy Perry, who ditched half of her fourth album so she could write songs about Donald Trump’s US election victory.

“It’s funny, sometimes people who disagree with me just say, ‘Shut up and sing,'” she wrote earlier this month. “Boy, will I do so in a whole new way… next year. Hell hath no fury like a woman REBORN.”

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Trump, Baldwin trade jabs after latest ‘SNL’ skit

President-elect Trump wasted little time to denounce the latest “Saturday Night Live” cold opening, which featured the return of Alec Baldwin portraying Trump during a national security briefing retweeting random people across the United States.

“Just tried watching Saturday Night Live – unwatchable! Totally biased, not funny and the Baldwin impersonation just can’t get any worse. Sad,” Trump tweeted early Sunday morning.

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Georgia man convicted in son’s hot-car death gets life, no parole

Jurors last month convicted Justin Ross Harris of malice murder and other charges in the June 2014 death of his 22-month-old son, Cooper. The malice murder conviction means they believed Harris left the young boy to die on purpose.

Cobb County Superior Court Judge Mary Staley Clark sentenced the 36-year-old Harris at a hearing Monday.

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F A Hayek Excerpts: Why The Idea Of ‘Perfect’ Competition Is Fallacious

There are signs of increasing awareness among economists that what they have been discussing in recent years under the name of “competition” is not the same thing as what is thus called in ordinary language.

But, although there have been some valiant attempts to bring discussion back to earth and to direct attention to the problems of real life, notably by J M Clark and F Machlup, the general view seems still to regard the conception of competition currently employed by economists as the significant one and to treat that of the businessman as an abuse.

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