Corn, rocket, the Queen… Made me happy?
This was a very interesting week to be alive. Wasn’t the past couple of days just crazy? It was crazy for me, but amid the craziness, there was always a place for happiness.
I’ll be talking about four things that made me happy on the internet this week. Keep reading to see if we are by even a fraction similar.
Before we get into the list, I want to recognize this guy, Bobby McFerrin, who sang about not worrying and being happy:
While I love the song because it preaches happiness, I am worried because I always look at this reaction and wonder if he’s more scared than happy, but who am I to judge?
But first, who am I? I’m Akkeem, a student here at York, trying to navigate his way through life, one day at a time. Also, I’m in this Digital Storytelling class, so there’s that too. Interesting right?
Now let’s get to the list:
4) Corn, viral, what?
I was amazed by the newly crowned and viral CEO of Corn, the Corn Kid. I find his obsession with corn really interesting. IT’S CORN!
Weirdly enough, it triggered the nerd in me, and I went to do some research. According to Google University, corn was developed by some people in Mexico almost 7000 years ago. Crazy right? All hail corn! Now it’s a global sensation, thanks to the Corn Kid.
3) Marion with the Dancehall Gospel
“Heels On” singer Marion Hall, formerly Lady Saw, turned to Jesus a few years back. She decided her reign as Queen of the Dancehall had to be over to make way for her new journey in the gospel.
However, she released a song, and let me tell you, it’s fantastic. It reminded me of the time that she was in the Dancehall. I had it on repeat all week. The beat, the melody, the tone, everything was just incredible.
2) Jamaica dominates the track, again
I’m Jamaican, so I had to take out my pots and pans (I really didn’t).
Mommy Rocket, Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce, reminded us why she is one of the greatest of all time. She sprinted to victory to win the Diamond League 100m Women finals again. Lest we forget, she is the reigning World Champion. She made us proud! Shout out to Shericka Jackson as well, who took home the silver.
1) London Bridge went downnnnn
Not the actual London Bridge, but the Queen died, and that’s what they referred to the plan surrounding her death as. I’m not happy she died, but Julie Mango’s Tiktok video where Jamaicans reacted to her death was hilarious….
But before, RIP to Queen Elizabeth the 2nd and condolences to her family.
But the video was hilarious (It’s mostly in patois, so I’ll understand if most readers don’t get it).
Click here to watch
That summed up my week. Not too exciting but not too dull either. I hope your week was fantastic! Catch you again soon!
4 thoughts on “Corn, rocket, the Queen… Made me happy?”
Thank you so much for going above and beyond by sharing a series of various examples that have made you happy on the Internet this week! It must be so hard to pick just one!
I like the “news feed” approach to this post (or thats my interpretation) as the format is already something we resonate with as the reader / viewer!
Is there a favorite here? One that stands out more than the others?
I love the use of media embeds, the combination of image, video & animated GIFs keeps the posts creative and full of media variety!
You have done an excellent job! “Don’t worry be happy” is so true. It reminded me of when I worked at the post office and they made us work two more extra hours. Management would play that song to inspire us to be happy!
I loved that video in patois 😂😂😂😂. Our people are the same but just in a different language. Overseas interviews are hilarious. I grew up in East Flatbush deep in Caribbean culture so I can understand the patois and most Caribbean accents. Still struggle to understand Bajans tho.
I loved that video in patois 😂😂😂😂. Our people are the same but just in a different language. Overseas interviews are hilarious. I grew up in East Flatbush deep in Caribbean culture so I can understand the patois and most Caribbean accents. Still struggle to understand Bajans tho 😂
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