I have not been able to tear myself away from Twitter for the past few hours as the #AskHelenZille jokes keep rolling in! (If you are South African and if you tweet, do check it out…)
The #AskHelenZille topic is currently trending worldwide and we have to give credit to the lady herself (Western Cape Premier and Leader of South Africa’s Official Opposition Party: The Democratic Alliance, Helen Zille) for her cool and calm response. All she has replied so far is: “Can’t you guys make vote@helenzille trend too? Lol” (yup, she really said ‘Lol’) – so we’ll give her props for an apparant sense of humor and for not freaking out like other SA politicians / ‘he who shall not be named’, by calling us “bloody Twitter agents” and threatening to “shut down Twitter” ;)
Just checked again and Helen has made another response: “With a little more effort you can get @Helenzille #askhelenzille trending 1 worldwide” – she’s on board! (Some people reckon it’s been seriously disrespectful, but hey, all exposure is good exposure right?)
It’s actually too funny – and I’m not sure how or why it all started – but basically people all over the show are asking really amusing and mostly unrelated (to anything!) questions to H-Zille, like the following:
Dear @helenzille, are we human or are we dancers?
@helenzille Who let the dogs out?
@Helenzille – Every day are you shuffling? #AskHelenZille (@Vodacom)
Dear @helenzille what happened in Vegas? #askhelenzille (@Jay_Maz)
@helenzille Do you see dead people? #askhelenzille (@ZeKaiser69)
Dear @helenzille Are you the stig? #topgear #askhelenzille (@Crass_Tash)
Dear @helenzille Who you gonna call? #askhelenzille (@RobynMcC)
What would Jesus do? #askhelenzille (@littlelisaZA)
Dear @helenzille, What if God was one of us? #askhelenzille (@marcusolang)
Dear Helen, Who the fuck is Alice? #askhelenzille (@Chilled_Oke)
Dear @helenzille, do you, in your personal opinion, believe that toilet spray makes poo smell better or worse? #askhelenzille (@exoticmelonhead)
Ya, some people are trying to be funny, it’s not to everyone’s taste, but these were just a few of the ones that appealed to my humour (obviously there are some totally lame ones too) so check it out for yourself if you are interested.
I couldnt help but jump on the bandwagon myself and some my contributions included:
Dear @helenzille , howcome when I make milkshake, all the boys show up in my yard? #askhelenzille (inspiration for this from my hilarious friend Amy!)
Dear @helenzille , what is it that Meatloaf wouldn’t do for love? #askhelenzille
Dear @helenzille , where IS Wally? #askhelenzille
Dear @helenzille , how do you solve a problem like Maria? #askhelenzille
Dear @helenzille , guess who got it all this morning? #askhelenzille
Dear @helenzille , are you a Belieber? #askhelenzille
PS – HELEN HAS NOW STARTED ANSWERING QUESTIONS, THIS SHOULD BE INTERESTING!