We have a weird situation on the Internet right now. It doesn't happen very often, and if it does it's usually at times of the Olympic Games, but we seem to have what is usually referred to as a "junction". A junction is basicly when two (or more) very powerful trends or phenomenas crosses each other. The results may vary. Sometimes they equal each other out but sometimes they enpower each other and affects the whole or at least very big parts of the web.
We can see this now when the US (apart for a thin line along the west coast and a little bolder but much shorter line at the north of the east coast) discuss, tweet about and search for football. American football that is. For those of You who can't tell the difference it's the one where the ball isn't round and they are allowed to use their hands. The rest of the world, including the two thin american lines, are equally possessed at the exact same time about the other kind of football. The kind with the round ball which they kick and can't pick up with their hands. Some call it "European football", some call it "real football" or "true football", but never mind. The effect of this junction on the internet is that it practicly dies for those of us not interested in football.
The only balls I care about are my own (and my moms spicy meatballs o.c.) so to me and those like me this is rather boring. It reminds me of when I was a kid and we had only two channels on TV and both were showing crap. Here we have a virtually infinite web of personal pages, news sites, social networks, blogs and what ever and all everyone is talking about is one or the other kind of football.
Those of us still not brainwashed into football fanatic zombies might turn to movies instead, and if we turn to movies we might turn to Star Wars. Star Wars is currently hot partly due to The Mandalorian, but even more so due to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
Rise doesn't officially premiere until thursday night, but a bunch of film critics and other movie folks have seen the movie, and they are spreading their opinions between all the football reports. There is obviously some oath of silence they must have taken cause none of them really give anything away about the film itself appart from their own opinion of it, and this seem to range from brilliance to utter garbage. I say: As long as Jar Jar Binks isn't in it.
Swedish controversal web celebrity and YouTube star PewDiePie (Felix Kjellberg) has announced taking a break from YouTube in early 2020. He claims to be "very tired" and that he will explain later on. There is a persistent rumour saying that PewDiePie actually was to have played a leading part in Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker but that the earlier controversy around him which lead to Disney dumping him also made the Star Wars producers exclude him from the cast.
Baby Yoda is cute though!
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