Tweets of the Week: CopOut, EU Mascots and a Doppelganger

Cop26 drops a clanger, shark mascot is an absolute banger, and  Olaf Scholz has surprising doppelganger.

COP26 wrapped up last Friday and we’re all going to be dealing with the fallout for at least a decade.

General consensus? Not good!

When Boris Johnson says the #Cop26 deal is a ‘game-changing agreement’ he means its gone from ‘Risk’ to ‘Cards Against Humanity’ right? Asked Tiernan Douieb.

Not-A-Cluedo, more like, replied Paul Bennett.

The talks crawled on interminably, but little was actually agreed.

Le Chou reported that as the #COP26 Talks Dragged On, Frans Timmermans’ Beard Reached Record Bushiness

IndustriALL Europe described the Glasgow Climate Pact as half-hearted, but said union calls for a real #JustTransition will only grow in volume. 

But Marina Purkiss summed it up best: So there was a big event to agree how to stop killing the planet. And all they agreed was to keep killing the planet but just a tiny bit slower. 

In cheerier news, the EU institutions were awash with cute and huh? This week.


In a new communications push, the EU used an adorable robot to explain the difference between the Council of the EU, European Council and Council of Europe. 

If it could do that, it would definitely fail the Turing test, said DG Meme.

We’re too often criticized for being faceless bureaucrats, this won’t help, remarked Piotr Cichocki.

Elsewhere the Greens in the European Parliament rolled out a shark mascot as part of a campaign to protect #mako sharks.

Tom Athenstaedt said he was awestruck at meeting Samy Shark.

Personally I reckon he looks more terrified.


Samy certainly got around….

Though I’m not entirely sure why a shark is carrying a laptop bag…

That said, an MEP making (probably knowingly) a meta reference to the TV show Parlement, we are all duty bound to like!

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Finally this week – do not adjust your screen. No you don’t need to go to specsavers.


These really are two different people!

Specifically, German Vice Chancellor Olaf Scholz and US Senator Chris Coons.


Absolutely refuse to believe these are 2 different people, said Matt Chick.

All whites look the same, snarked Andres Hernandez.

Counterpart is real tweeted Frédéric Moreau.

Bonus points sir, for the niche scifi tv reference.


Shared values and shared face, suggested Frank Bough.

But Tom Nuttall has nothing but respect for them just going ahead and publishing this picture!

Fair point!

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