20.04.2015

Weekly Web Boners

Emoji science, Jenner's gender, sad Drake, RIP Tinkerbell and more from the www

Last week had something for everyone. Sure, we probably missed a bunch of things, so let us know in the comments box below what was worthy of your data. For us, the highlights were: a Christian Tiger School video featuring dogs with rhythm, the new Star Wars trailer, a South African Super Group, Versace for Givenchy, Madonna grossing Drake out, Bruce Jenner coming out, Riky Rick selling albums out of the boot of his Merc, which emojis we bust out the most and then Paris Hilton's dog, Tinkerbell, sadly checking out. 

This is the week that was – we surf the internet so you don't have to. 

Twitter kept us guessing all week after Blood Brothers started announcing the members of South Africa's first ever supergroup. It's all very mysterious and we like to read the payoff line over and over again in that coming attractions voice: "10 men. 1 stage. 1 night only."

Then in a very important study, scientists took a break from trying to find a cure for cancer in order to research how emojis fare worldwide. If you can't be arsed to click the link then here's the gist: Canadians love poop and Americans love pizza. South Africans? We weren't included in the study, but we'll take a stab that it's a toss up between the pistol or the salsa dancer.

While we wait for Christian Tiger School's debut album to drop later this year, we're happy to console ourselves with the video from the upcoming album, Chrome Tapes, from a track titled Chorisolo. The jazzy trip-hop is great, but the clincher is how directors Christopher Bisset and Ross Hillier got the featured dogs to keep time with the beat. 

Oh, and this week we found out what we're getting for Christmas. Yep, you guessed it, grown men crying in theatre seats as the opening title crawls... Chewie, we're home! Lucasfilm and J.J. Abrams have joined forces to take us back to our favourite galaxy far, far away, this time for the seventh movie in the franchise Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

In a two-hour interview watched by 17 million people, father of six and Olympic-gold-medalist-turned-reality-TV-star Bruce Jenner came out as transgender. Everyone is comparing it to when Ellen DeGeneres came out as gay and magazines like Heat, People, Hello, Grazia and OK! are comparing sales to when folks used to still buy magazines. Twitter erupted. Obviously. Kris Jenner tweeted: "Not only was I able to call him my husband for 25 years and father of my children, I am now able to call him my hero." Kim, whose husband Kanye has been known to rock a skirt, and who Bruce revealed as the person who helped Kim understand the gender transition, tweeted: "Love is the courage to live the truest, best version of yourself. Bruce is love. I love you Bruce. #ProudDaughter" Kendall kept things simple, with: "So very proud of you, my hero." While Kylie retweeted a couple of messages of support from Lady Gaga and then shared a sepia toned pic of Bruce in short denim shorts and a crop top. 

While wasting time at work by Facestalking exes researching millienial behaviour we spotted this photo of Riky Rick flogging his Family Values album from out of the boot of his car, which is not umswenko, but then you see that it's a Merc and all is forgiven. (Plus he's not actually selling CDs out of the boot of his car, but dropping off a disc with Nicholas Christowitz, the designer responsible for the cover art.)

Proving that the fashion world is one big circle jerk, Riccardo Tisci named Donatella Versace as the new face of Givenchy.

And then, on a sadder note, Paris Hilton's beloved chihuahua has gone to heaven. Hilton took to Instagram where she posted a picture of herself and her beloved pet, saying:

"My heart is broken. I am so sad & devastated. After 14 amazing years together my baby Tinkerbell has passed away of old age. I feel like I've lost a member of my family. She was such a special & incredible soul. We went through so much together. I can't believe she's gone. I will miss her & think about her for the rest of my life. I love you Tinky, you are a Legend & will never be forgotten. #RIPTinkerbell"

Tinkerbell is survived by 17 other dogs, the names of which we do not know.