Stop Everything and Follow Yoko Ono on Twitter

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I once used to wonder why I still had a Twitter account. That second-guessing officially ceased in (TRIGGER WARNING) November 2016, when one, Yoko Ono, tweeted this (headphones in, please):

Sold. My Twitter handle was spared. I now start my daily social-media consumption by opening the app and immediately scrolling down to the “In case you missed it” section, where fate and/or some algorithm ensures I’m always greeted with a tweet from Yoko. And I do mean greeted — amidst all the news headlines and that weird Honey Boo Boo “all grown up” ad I keep getting in my feed, Yoko’s tweets are a reliable, stress-free way to start the day.

This is probably because her tweets are guaranteed to elicit one of (arguably the best) five emoji reactions: thinking-real-hard emoji (🤔), crying-laughing emoji (😂), cool-shades emoji (😎), upside-down-smiling emoji (🙃), and weird-hugging-hands-coming-out-of-face emoji (🤗). In actual words: her feed is the perfect mix of keen observation, general no-shame weirdness, refreshingly genuine “Cool Story, Hansel!”s, quality throwback RTs (I mean) and comforting-yet-poetic life advice that only takes up a fraction of the 140 character limit.

I’m someone who tries to block out those anonymous, Pinterest-y graphic quotes people post while I Facebook and Instagram stalk people I forgot about, so it brings me joy to know exactly where these nuggets of wisdom in tweet form are coming from. They’re coming from a woman who released an album titled “Yes, I’m a Witch Too,” who told US Weekly that she “prefers doing the Dougie to krumping,” who wears sunglasses basically all the time simply because she loves the way they look and who once described Sir Paul McCartney as “a pretty cool dude.”

Because it’s not only Monday, but Monday morning, and Yoko once told me and her 4.81 million followers, “Start helping people. You will soon forget about negative things in your life. That’s how I get out of my negative situations,” I felt compelled, excited even, to share a sampling of my favorite Yoko tweets so we too can soon forget about negative things in our lives. Like how today is Monday.

That time she dropped some serious truth bombs:

That time she was probably people-watching the same people I was people-watching in Central Park:

That time she made this plot-twist of a sports prediction:

That time she made me realize I should enjoy having to pee what seems like every 10 minutes:

That time she posted this fun selfie and sign off combo:

That time she put shit into perspective:

That time she delivered a message from my mom who probably hadn’t even thought to send it yet because she’s on Pacific Standard Time:

That time she wore this to a Kanye show:

That time she made me feel better about getting rid of my car when I moved to New York:

And perhaps most importantly, that time she helped me block out RHONY to finish writing this post:

Happy Monday!





Erica Smith

Erica Smith

Erica is the Managing Editor at Man Repeller. Her horn can pierce the sky!

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