Saturday, November 27

Daily animation: social media content from day 5 of lockout


It’s Sunday, but Monday morning won’t be like last week for anyone in Aotearoa. Here are some highlights from the lighter side of the confinement for your weekend cheer.

A portrait cake of Dr. Ashley Bloomfield.

A portrait cake of Dr. Ashley Bloomfield.
Photo: Supplied / Devoney Scarfe

That’s a lock cake! RNZ reader Devoney shipped this artwork with Dr. Ashley Bloomfield in edible form.

“It is panna cotta of condensed milk with passion fruit dough,” he writes. Share your bakery art on Instagram at @devoneybakes.

But it was Covid-19 Minister Chris Hipkins who lit up social media with an accidental misstatement during the 1:00 p.m. press conference, when he admitted that it is difficult for Kiwis to “get out and spread their legs when surrounded by others”. (Helpful Hint: Stretch your legs, don’t spread them apart, unless you’re doing the splits.)

Within minutes, there was a bit of comedic fuss:

It didn’t take long for the memes to kick in, and Dr. Bloomfield’s reaction with raising his eyebrows attracted a lot of attention:

And the hashtag:

It was probably the kind of cathartic meme I needed on Sunday afternoon, to be honest.

We’ll let the prime minister’s fiancee give the final word on this:

Meanwhile, there were other memes circulating today:

It may have been Sunday, but even (socially estranged) birds need a hand in the confinement.

And on Instagram, Anika Moa gave a live concert for babies and children, which was just what locked up parents needed:




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