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Siobhan Ball


Siobhan Ball is a historian, archivist, and journalist. She also writes for Autostraddle and bi.org

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Linda Paulson outside hands pointing to herself (l) Linda Paulson outside dancing with caption 'Linda Paulson for Utah State' (c) Linda Paulson outside pointing finger towards camera (r)

‘So this isn’t an SNL skit’: People are mocking Linda Paulson’s cringy senate campaign rap video

Despite the confusion, this is not satire.

On Sep 20, 2022 by Siobhan Ball

people wait in line for glimpse of queen's casket

The queue to see the Queen’s body is its own meme

'Tell me this isn't the greatest bit of British performance art that has ever happened?'

On Sep 15, 2022 by Siobhan Ball

Emergency Fuel Pump Shut-Off button at gas station (l) woman holding gas pump spewing everywhere at gas station (c) man hand inside where pump sits at gas station (r)

‘They need to teach this in school’: Gas station attendant responds to viral unstoppable pump TikTok by showing viewers what to do if it happens to them

Look for the big red emergency shut-off button.

On Sep 14, 2022 by Siobhan Ball

man making faces

‘Thank you for noticing me’: YouTuber Chris Klemens raises awareness about the disregard for service workers

'Alright, now I'm going to thank every single custodian I see.'

On Sep 7, 2022 by Siobhan Ball

woman walking outside speaking caption 'Got accused of stealing from Ralph's in LA and La Brea & Fountain' 'WAIT FOR THE END' (l) woman in store speaking caption 'The woman who worked there 'NOT HER THE GUY WITH THE SANDWICH AND 2 SODA POPS' (c) woman speaking outside caption 'The security guard YANKED the bag OUT OF MY HANDS refused to look at the receipt I showed him 100 times' 'WAIT FOR THE END' (r)

‘Why do people even snitch about shoplifting like they make commission on it’: Woman wrongly accused of shoplifting sparks self-checkout and stealing discourse

'A good security worker checks the receipt and double checks the person they need to follow.'

On Aug 19, 2022 by Siobhan Ball

woman standing with her boyfriend arm on his shoulder (l) woman speaking (c) woman looking at boyfriend holding his arm (r)

People are calling out this ‘boyfriend haul’ TikTok trend for using racist terms

'This trend is giving me GET OUT vibes.'

On Aug 9, 2022 by Siobhan Ball

men sticking tongues out putting honey caption 'some guy doing the honey 'trend' (a closed practice) (l) honey dripping off of honey dipper (c) man in hospital caption 'the honey thing backfired huh' 'it backfired the next week, stop doing closed practices you have no knowledge of' (r)

What is the viral TikTok honey spell and why are people calling it dangerous?

As part of brujería, a closed practice, its believed that non-Hispanics who do the honey trend are likely to have it backfire on them.

On Aug 8, 2022 by Siobhan Ball

Man at desk typing on laptop and drinking coffee caption 'I'm really excited for the Millennial/Gen Z takeover of corporate America. Where corporate jargon is no longer a thing. Where glossaries of acronyms are a part of your onboarding & PTO isn't looked down upon by boomers. You aren't feeling okay today & need a mental health day? We gotchu. Out of PTO but need an extra day? Not an issue. Soon the boomers are outta here & it's our turn to set the standard.' (l) business meeting people talking laptops on table (c) at desk typing on laptop and drinking coffee caption 'I'm really excited for the Millennial/Gen Z takeover of corporate America. Where corporate jargon is no longer a thing. Where glossaries of acronyms are a part of your onboarding & PTO isn't looked down upon by boomers. You aren't feeling okay today & need a mental health day? We gotchu. Out of PTO but need an extra day? Not an issue. Soon the boomers are outta here & it's our turn to set the standard.'(r)

‘I can feel it coming! 4 day work weeks & fully remote options!’: TikToker posts about what will happen when Gen Z finally takes over the corporate workforce, sparking debate

'As someone with middle management experience, I can't wait for yall to find out why Boomers are the way they are.'

On Jul 19, 2022 by Siobhan Ball

5 kittens in metal crate on ground outside animal shelter (l) animal shelter worker speaking outside of animal shelter (c) 7 or 8 newborn kittens on disposable bedding in plastic tub outside of animal shelter (r)

‘This is so unacceptable and AVOIDABLE’: Shelter worker who found 23 cats dumped in cages outside shares the reality of her work

'Shelters never get to catch up, it’s always a flood.'

On Jul 15, 2022 by Siobhan Ball

teen kids sitting against tan brick wall on phones and iPads with tweet by Texas Public Policy Foundation above caption 'There are countless tragic stories about the destructive harms of social media, especially for minors. But Texas could have an opportunity to be the national leader on the issue of child safety online'

GOP state rep wants to ban kids under 18 from using social media

'Isn't that what parents are supposed to do?'

On Jul 7, 2022 by Siobhan Ball

woman pointing finger to messed up bed and moved bench (l) white bathtub with mud inside caption 'House showing aftermath' (c) woman hand out showing messed up bed (r)

‘Who were they showing this house to? Goldilocks and the three bears?’: Woman shows the aftermath of a house showing where people got into her bathtub and in her bed

'They really wanted to take it for a test drive.'

On Jul 4, 2022 by Siobhan Ball

Google Search with 'desk ornament' typed in image results in Nazi images

Search results for ‘desk ornament’ show images of Nazi memorabilia across Google, Bing, DuckDuckGo

Multiple search engines show the same results.

On Jul 1, 2022 by Siobhan Ball

woman with tattoos (l) woman with prescription drug warning background (c) young woman in car with blue hair (r)

TikTokers are flagging medications that could one day be banned because they might cause miscarriages

From heart medication to anti-depressants, concerns abound.

On Jun 27, 2022 by Siobhan Ball

student in beanie and flannel walking down hallway with lockers

People are slamming a New York magazine article about a 17-year-old who shared nude photos of his girlfriend without permission

'It's amazing that you turned this kid into a victim.'

On Jun 22, 2022 by Siobhan Ball

Man greenscreen tiktok running in Stranger Things background caption 'my friends playing my favorite song to save me:' (l) Kate Bush on black background (c) Man greenscreen tiktok running in Stranger Things background caption 'my friends playing my favorite song to save me' (r)

‘Stranger Things’ has introduced a whole new generation to Kate Bush—and some people are predictably mad about it

'Please tell me why we're gatekeeping a 37 year old song.'

On May 31, 2022 by Siobhan Ball