TIME Internet

Popular Authors Are Using Twitter to Share #TenThingsNotToSayToAWriter

The hashtag has created a space for writers to bond over shared frustrations

Best-selling novelists, journalists and amateur writers alike gathered on Twitter today to turn a hashtag into a nationwide trending topic.

The hashtag in question? #TenThingsNotToSayToAWriter. Writers have been chiming in to vent the everyday frustrations of the profession (or, for some people, the side job.) The most common grievance seems to be the fact that some people refuse to regard writing as actual work. They assume it’s an easy task that anyone could do if they just had time.

If you want to avoid making a writer angry, check out some of the best tweets:

TIME celebrity

Michael Jackson’s White Glove Is Up for Auction

Michael Jackson white glove
Cliff Schiappa—AP In this July 7, 1984 file photo, Michael Jackson wears a white glove during his performance kicking off the "Victory Tour" at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo.

Starting at $20,000

One of Michael Jackson’s trademark single white gloves is currently up for auction — but fans will have to shell out at least $20,000 to get their hands on it (or rather, in it).

Nate D. Sanders’ auction house is handling the sale, which ends July 30 at 5 p.m. PT. Jackson gave the glove, which features crystal beading and light wear and tear, to personal artist Paul Bedard — who worked on multiple pieces of art for Jackson’s Neverland Ranch — in 1984, and Bedard went on to sell it in 2005.

Head to Sanders’ site before July 30 to bid and see photos of the item.

This article originally appeared on EW.com

TIME viral

Here’s What Twitter Thinks President Donald Trump Will Do

Everyone would have toupee the price

People can’t stop talking about Donald Trump.

Since the billionaire businessman announced his candidacy for President in June, he has alienated Latinos, rankled the GOP establishment and horrified some with his blustery rhetoric. But he’s also leading most national polls for the Republican nomination, and if no press is bad press, then Trump knows what he’s doing: This chart shows his rapid rise in media coverage since his campaign launch.

Still, it leaves people wondering what America would actually be like if The Donald were elected. Naturally, Twitter has some theories—and a lot of bad hair jokes:

TIME viral

Watch Ohio State Pull an Epic Prank on Quarterback Cardale Jones

And other players

Ask anyone and they’ll say that Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones is a tough man to take down. After Jones led his team, the Buckeyes, to a national title in January, people couldn’t stop comparing him to a tank.

So naturally one OSU staffer decided it was time to take Jones to the floor. Donning a throwback Buckeyes’ uniform, the staffer disguised himself as a mannequin in the university’s Woody Hayes Athletic Center and proceeded to scare players as they passed by.

When it’s Jones’s turn for the big surprise, the quarterback does a stop, drop and roll over a chair at around the 2:12 mark. The mannequin-turned-human manages to take Jones down without laying a finger on him.

TIME society

Watch These Students Perform a Powerful Haka Dance at a Teacher’s Funeral

An emotional tribute

At the funeral for a New Zealand teacher Dawson Tamatea, who died in his sleep at age 55, students at Palmerston North Boys’ High School in Manawatu performed a haka, a traditional dance and war chant native to New Zealand’s Maori people. (The All Blacks rugby team can usually be seen doing the ancestral tribute before a match.)

The “entire school” performed the emotional tribute as the hearse arrived, according to a description of the video on YouTube. School rector David Bovey described the performance as “spine-tingling” in an interview with ONE News.

 

 

 

 

TIME New Jersey

Man Grabs Bag With $150,000 in Cash After ATM Workers Leave It Behind

The workers forgot the bag on a lawn

(MAHWAH, N.J.) — Police say a man drove off with a bag containing $150,000 in cash after two employees who were replenishing ATMs mistakenly left it on a lawn in northern New Jersey.

Mahwah police say in a news release that the ATM employees had stopped at a business on Industrial Avenue when one of them placed the satchel on the front lawn as he moved items around in their vehicle.

They drove off, forgetting the bag.

Sometime after 11:15 a.m. Monday, surveillance video shows a passenger in a white van grabbing the bag.

The van was seen in other video surveillance pulling into a nearby auto repair business and pilfering used tires.

Police say the ATM employees are cooperating with the investigation.

TIME Sports

Watch a Hero Catch a Foul Ball with One Hand at Fenway Park

And he didn't even spill his drink

The best play of the game at Fenway Park Monday night was not made by the Boston Red Sox or the Chicago White Sox, but by a baseball fan in the upper deck who caught a foul ball with his bare hand — and a drink in the other.

Naturally, the crowd applauded the man, who sat back down and took out his phone, presumably to humble brag on social media.

As far as viral foul ball catches go, this one was impressive, almost on par with the Chicago Cubs fan who managed it while holding a 7-month-old baby or the other Cubs fan who caught the ball in her beer and then chugged the drink. And it’s definitely more graceful than the Angels fan who fell on an elderly woman.

TIME Television

Watch Jimmy Kimmel Go Wedding Dress Shopping With The Bachelorette

Wedding gowns for Kaitlyn, bridesmaid dresses for Jimmy and Guillermo

On Monday night, Jimmy Kimmel and his sidekick Guillermo Rodriguez help Kaitlyn Bristowe — who just got engaged to Shawn Booth on The Bachelorette — shop for wedding dresses. As expected, they are pretty useless helpers. Watch as they spend the whole time taking shots and sharing constructive criticism, such as “it’s like you were going to a hooker ballet” (clearly the liquor talking).

And of course, because Jimmy Kimmel Live is a late-night comedy show, the two wise guys had to try on bridesmaid dresses.

Also on the show: Booth and Bristowe promised to pay the late-night host $1,000 if they split up.

TIME animals

See How the World’s Oldest Panda Celebrates Her Birthday

HONG KONG-ANIMAL-PANDA-OLDEST
Philippe Lopez/AFP—Getty Images Giant panda Jia Jia stands next to her cake made of ice and fruit juice to mark her 37th birthday at an amusement park in Hong Kong on July 28, 2015. It may not be considered a landmark birthday for humans but turning 37 made Jia Jia the oldest ever giant panda in captivity ageing the equivalent of more than 100-years-old in human terms.

She turned 37 — or about 110 in panda years, according to Guinness World Records

While some humans might dread turning 37, it’s a record birthday for one giant panda.

On July 28, Jia Jia celebrated turning 37 — or about 110 years old in panda years — with a bamboo and vegetable ice cake at Hong Kong’s Ocean Park. Guinness World Records has recognized the giant panda for setting two records — one for the “oldest panda ever in captivity” and one for the “oldest panda living in captivity.”

Born in 1978, Jia Jia was given to Hong Kong in 1999 to celebrate the second anniversary of Britain handing over control of the city to China.

She has had six cubs (four are still alive).

These days, Jia Jia is on medication to treat high blood pressure and arthritic pain.

TIME viral

Watch This Adorable Father-Son Duet to ‘Easy’ by The Commodores

Tom Fletcher from McFly belts it out while his baby son Buzz sings back-up

An Instagram video shows a English singer-songwriter hoping to instill a love of music in his son.

Tom Fletcher, a singer and guitarist known for performing with bands McFly and McBusted, recently shared a clip of himself belting out “Easy” by The Commodores while his son Buzz sang back-up.

It is not the first time the little boy has gone viral. In April he posted a YouTube video of the youngster seeing dandelions for the first time and cracking up as the florets blew away in the breeze. It racked up more than 7.4 million views.

Check out the rendition of “Easy” below.

We're feeling easy.

A video posted by TomFletcher (@tomfletcher) on

 

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