Over the weekend, you may find yourself enjoying brunch, taking in the latest sporting events or finally getting out and enjoying nature after a long week in the office or classroom. But that also means you aren’t as dialed into the digital world as much as you may be Monday through Friday. That’s why we are here to help.
With “Best Tweets on the Internet,” we look back at some of the biggest events of the weekend and pick out the top responses and must-see reactions to what you may have missed.
Without further ado, here are the best tweets from Mother’s Day 2018.
One of the first major events of the weekend, UFC 224 at Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil provided fans with a wild night of finishes. The main event was a one-sided beating, but there was plenty of conversation following the pay-per-view because of a decision made by Raquel Pennington’s corner to allow the fight to continue despite Pennington saying “I’m done.” She was stopped two minutes later as blood poured from her face.
Corner: “No, no, no, no.”
— #UFCChile: Maia vs. Usman on BT Sport (@btsportufc) May 13, 2018
Of course, people had plenty to say.
— Mars Herns (@MarsHerns) May 13, 2018
Raquel Pennington's coach, after she asks him to stop the fight after four nose-rearranging rounds, right before he sends her back out to be finished and crumpled in a pool of her own blood: "Change your mindset."
Raquel… Change your coach. #UFC224
— Jesse Scheckner 🗞️ (@JesseScheckner) May 13, 2018
Tecia Torres: Raquel Pennington agrees with coach sending her out for Round 5 at UFC 224 https://t.co/m8OsekunEt
— MMA Junkie (@MMAjunkie) May 13, 2018
It should also be noted that this was a historic event.
Amanda Nunes and Raquel Pennington are about to make history. This is the first UFC Title fight and first UFC PPV Main Event between two respective LGBT fighters. The fact that it's happening in Brazil just adds to the significance. The women's revolution continues. #UFC224
— Jordan Patu. (@Jordan_Patu) May 13, 2018
— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) May 13, 2018
Happy #MothersDay to all the moms around the country & the world! I’m especially grateful for my remarkable mom Roberta & my extraordinary wife @cindymccain, whose selflessness, devotion & courage give our family great strength. pic.twitter.com/zWqZTTkxdf
— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) May 13, 2018
— B/R Kicks (@brkicks) May 14, 2018
My abuelitas went from:
– surviving rural parts of Guerrero and Oaxaca, #Mexico
– having no access to education
– raising 3 and 4 children on their OWN
– waiting 8 and 13 years to see their grandchildren
— Bryan Osorio (@BryanOsorioT) May 14, 2018
Mothers labor for their children in a way that is proverbial of the best of love. So whether it is in the skill of the workplace or the folded hands in prayer or the arms that hold the nursing child, a mother shows us the way of love as few other relationships do. #MothersDay
— Ravi Zacharias (1946-2020) (@RaviZacharias) May 14, 2018
Eastern Conference Finals: Cavs vs. Celtics Game 1
LeBron stunned everyone with his ability to recall every detail of a late-game run from the Celtics in their blowout win over the Cavaliers in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals.
LeBron James' photographic memory: 💯 pic.twitter.com/IALy2gQeFC
— ESPN (@espn) May 14, 2018
Of course, there were also plenty of jokes.
— Ramsey (@Josephramosd) May 13, 2018
The Celtics gang up on LeBron to take Game 1! pic.twitter.com/EhXqzo5oW0
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) May 13, 2018
The last 5 times LeBron lost Game 1 in an Eastern Conference series, he won the series. pic.twitter.com/94zEAdkZXA
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) May 14, 2018
— theScore (@theScore) May 13, 2018
On Sunday night’s, Westworld always gets Twitter popping and instantly shoots to the top of the United States trends. Because of that, we often get gems like these.
Getting left confused but completely jacked up for next week’s episode…a Sunday Westworld tradition
— Conor the Mick (@TheNJMick) May 14, 2018
— Westworld 🤖 (@Westworld_Daily) May 14, 2018
— Middle Aged Gambino (@bored_in_jersey) May 14, 2018
Worst of the Web
Nicole Arbour is the worst of the internet this weekend. The “comedian,” who often finds themselves embroiled in controversy for fat-shaming and nearly driving YouTubers to suicide, decided to colonize Childish Gambino’s popular “This Is America” video.
She made a joke of the themes and completely tried to take away from the deep, important message that Gambino aimed for with this horrific parody.
— Nicole Arbour (@NicoleArbour) May 13, 2018
People were not impressed.
It was funny when Blurred Lines was redone by women, that was true parody, as it was critical and contrary to the original piece.
This is co-opting someone else's struggle
This is the "all lives matter" of songs
— Rogue B (@downriver_b) May 13, 2018
How Nicole Arbour imagined the reaction to her "This Is America" edit: pic.twitter.com/VMLqkFSIGy
— Tuxedo Mask (@TheLoveBel0w) May 13, 2018
nicole wants to be tomi lahren so bad.
— hasanabi (@hasanthehun) May 13, 2018