A few months ago, we shared with you a collection of fictional stories from the pandemic-stricken political scene. This time E&M Diaphragm brings you real yet hard to believe moments of 2021. Buckle up for a truly weird ride.

Covid continuing with no end in sight 

Ha ha HAAAA. (Sorry, we’ve a very screwed up grasp of what “quirky” is here). If we don’t laugh we’ll cry. 

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Donald trump getting kicked off Social Media 

Where to start? The fact that he was the President of one of the most powerful countries in the world and can now no longer post so much as a picture of his breakfast or the fact that the “elders of the internet” got together and collectively decided  this Boomer needs a permanent red card. Either way, it couldn’t’ have come sooner. Revenge is sweet. No Trumpy, we do not miss you. Not even a little.

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Rumours of Kanye west having an affair with Jeffrey star 

This has got to be the funniest rumour that the whole planet wanted so desperately to be true but sadly is probably definitely not! (we think….). While it would be one of the most “unlikely” couples of 2021, there’s no denying the similarities Jeffrey Star shares with Ex (counselor?) Kim Kardashian. …..do you see it? No?? COME ON!!

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The ongoing  Billionaires “Race to Space” 

Does anyone ever wonder how we will explain humanity to space Aliens when/if they visit? We do. Has anyone got the slightest FIG of an idea how we’re going to explain “Why yes, there are children dying of malnutrition and lack of clean water but WE THOUGHT it’d be really cool to use our resources to go to space at the risk of bruising the egos of the richest people in the world”. Yes. That’s really going to “sell” us to our final frontier friends before they zap us!

Photo by CNN
60 customers get snowed into a pub in Britain and live their best lives 

Of all the places to get snowed into, these lucky customers managed to get snowed into their favorite pub! They apparently had the best time ever and didn’t want to leave – with some calling it “a life changing experience” (we understand) booze, pub grub, board games and an extended trivia night – where do we sign up??

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Italian hospital employee caught having skipped work for 15 years

While less funny in the context of the pandemic, this guy deserves some sort of reward for what’s got to be one of the simplest and effective slacking efforts ever. Just one question for the dudes at the HR department: seriously, how do you fail to notice an absent worker for 15 years? On second thought, thank you for that, I no longer feel useless at work.

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Drunk man finds himself after joining a search party 

This guy easily takes home the best drunk story award of 2021. The title pretty much says it all after getting drunk and not returning home, this Turkish man found himself in a group of people searching for him. Also gotta love the fact that the first thought that ran through this 50 year old’s mind when the police arrived was his father’s fury. There are no certainties in life except death, taxes and embarrassing your parents after pulling an all nighter – as the saying goes.

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GameStop stock makes hedge funds lose a bunch of money

Remember when a bunch of sleazy reddit boys made Wall Street traders lose billions of dollars by raising the stock value of a video game company? For better or worse, it seems that niche online communities are the closest thing we may have to a revolution now. Odd and somewhat entertaining.

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A massive ship blocks the Suez Canal

The time when a gigantic ship nonchalantly parked between the two shores of the Suez Canal, effectively blocking any movement of essential goods for a week. Internet users did not take long to notice the parallels between the situation and our lives during the pandemic. 2021 has been that kind of year, folks, hopefully, the ship will be smaller the next year.  

Photo by dup4dup on Twitter

Cover photo by: Rhys Kentish on Unsplash

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