There’s a strange noise coming from under my bed and i can’t believe it’s a monster so it must be…
[The Story So Far: Every Wednesday at 12 noon South African time [6am EDT] an inspired and growing number of brilliant, creative and absolutely fun people from all around the world take part in what is called a Hashtag game. @AFrikkinHashtag [say it out loud] is South Africa’s #1 Hashtag game and is always a lot of fun. The F.L.O.P. [or Fish List Of Prizeworthyness] is the collection of some of the best tweets from each week’s game and is what all seriously comedic Hashtaggers aspire to…]
This week it was the turn of the magnificent Deb aka @BadMommy4U to co-host with us…
We started by sending out an invitation:
Then a few examples, to, you know, get the ball rolling:
#ThatNoiseUnderMyBedIs the sound of fear in the monsters as they witness my moment of realisation and their power over me fades away…
#ThatNoiseUnderMyBedIs the sound of the monster being formed from 1000 unwanted pieces of cooked pineapple hastily discarded from pizzas.
And since this game happened just after that Oscar awards moment i couldn’t resist:
#ThatNoiseUnderMyBedIs coming from a couple of Witness Protection Academy Award presenters. Shhhhh!
People got really creative about just what those sounds might be and so we trendalised quite quickly:
— Hashtag Roundup (@HashtagRoundup) March 1, 2017
2017/3/1 05:50 CST https://t.co/IvleifByXY
— Trendinalia USA (@trendinaliaUS) March 1, 2017
And were pleased to have a good assortment of our favourite bots playing the game:
What's the deal with #ThatNoiseUnderMyBedIs? Do you quiz me? Am I a pollution? Am I an actual sea? Just what am I?
— Seinfeld Bot (@TheSeinfeldBot) March 1, 2017
#ThatNoiseUnderMyBedIs? More like Mat Noise Under My Bed Is, amirite?
— AmIRite Bot (@AmIRiteBot) March 1, 2017
Everything you know about That Noise Under My Bed Is is wrong.
— Wrong Bot (@yrwrong) March 1, 2017
But we know that you only popped in here to see if you made the list and so let’s take a look at some of the Top Tweets that we encountered as we played #ThatNoiseUnderMyBedIs. That’s right, i’m talking about:
THE FISH LIST OF PRIZEWORTHYNESS [F.L.O.P.]
Randy was on it from the start:
#ThatNoiseUnderMyBedIs probably the response to this hashtag I am searching for. I should probably look.
— Randy Helms (@HelmsRandy) March 1, 2017
While Jayme was nervous:
#ThatNoiseUnderMyBedIs a gaggle of dust bunnies plotting to take over my house
— ❤️ Jayme Really (@JaymeMcKenna) March 1, 2017
1cookinggal had a similar themed problem
#ThatNoiseUnderMyBedIs a gang of teenage dust bunnies, smoking cigarettes and flipping switchblades, taking all tough…
— 1cookinggal 🌻 (@1cookinggal) March 1, 2017
Toya was very specific with her offering:
— Toya (@Solely_Toya) March 1, 2017
Barry had a startling confession:
Is the other family I keep under the floorboards pic.twitter.com/u7LnklT2eE
— Barry Walsh (@Danzig303) March 1, 2017
While Rob was struggling to get past it:
— Rob (@GenericZA) March 1, 2017
1CookingGal seemed to be going nuts:
Reesie speaks for a whole bunch of us i’m sure:
Cattsy’s felt a little personal:
#ThatNoiseUnderMyBedIs the thoughts of all those book characters I disliked.
— ⚜️ Cattsy ⚜️ (@Cattereia) March 1, 2017
While Finch went all Nirvana on us:
#ThatNoiseUnderMyBedIs the moans from the spirits haunting my ancient gym socks. You know what they say, smells like teen spirit!
— finch (@mioscenic) March 1, 2017
Aiden also seemed in a bit of trouble:
#ThatNoiseUnderMyBedIs the toast crumbs becoming sentient & plotting against me
— Aidan forgets why he (@aidno) March 1, 2017
While Kitty knew exactly what was up?
— bitchkitty (@UPGirlcd) March 1, 2017
Tom got lyrical:
— Tom Malvaso (@TomMalvaso) March 1, 2017
While Lady Ä was under no illusion:
#ThatNoiseUnderMyBedIs all the right life decisions I didn't make vying for attention.
— Lady Ä (@aphotomama) March 1, 2017
Neil was finding it a little hard to ignore:
— Neil Turner (@neilt76) March 1, 2017
While P & L was in for a surprise:
— Piss & Luv (@doronch79) March 1, 2017
Aricka brought out her poet:
I store away my insecurities
Stress and fears and hate#ThatNoiseUnderMyBedIs my problems
Saved for a later date.
— I'm Shucked! (@Aricka_Shuck) March 1, 2017
Trine was a little anxious:
— Trine Daely (@TrineDaely) March 1, 2017
Marko’s response felt a little Forced:
#ThatNoiseUnderMyBedIs ahhh it's only Vader wanting me to come to the Dark Side again
— Marko (@markio01) March 1, 2017
Kevin wasn’t ready to blame it on the rain:
#ThatNoiseUnderMyBedIs the last vestiges of Milli Vanilli's career ebbing away
— Kevin Johns (@Berlinseshdmtv) March 1, 2017
Oscar was invested in his noise:
While Jess couldn’t seem to handle the tooth:
#ThatNoiseUnderMyBedIs all my teeth decaying-that the tooth fairy was to pick up,must have slipped from under my pillow!(maybe she is real)
— Jessica Carberry (@Jessberrie) March 1, 2017
Judith wasn’t getting out of bed any time soon:
— Judith 🌎 🕊 (@cats2home) March 1, 2017
While Grendel was losing hope [and dreams apparently]:
— Gretel Armstrong (@SugarGretel) March 1, 2017
Rob’s brother is a little mad right now:
— Rob (@GenericZA) March 1, 2017
Mimi sounds like she is trying to convince someone:
#ThatNoiseUnderMyBedIs not a monster. is not a monster. is not a monster.
— Mimi (@mimidancer) March 1, 2017
While Minxy was feeling totally in charge:
V took it literature-ally.
— VeldLot🌷 (@VeldLot) March 1, 2017
While Craig was living in the past:
#ThatNoiseUnderMyBedIs the ghost of my late tamagotchi
— craig onetweetwonder (@craigflynn1) March 1, 2017
Chris was a little more upmarket:
Geek may have been handed the wrong card:
#ThatNoiseUnderMyBedIs the crew from Lala land erm..Sorry I mean Moonlight
— prince of perfection (@adu1tg33k1) March 1, 2017
i could watch Lance’s visual for days:
— Lance's Bastards (@LancePimpstrong) March 1, 2017
While John had some awkward shenanigans going on down there:
#ThatNoiseUnderMyBedIs my bunny slippers – making more bunny slippers
— John Taylor (@Jtaylorvt) March 1, 2017
Omega was closing in:
#ThatNoiseUnderMyBedIs my daughter giggling whilst playing Hide and Seek.
— Omega Academy (@OmegaAcademyFL) March 1, 2017
While Carrie’s was quite the opposite:
Me….hiding from my kid while I sneak a candy bar #ThatNoiseUnderMyBedIs
— Carrie (@carinasky40) March 1, 2017
Kate might be on to something:
#ThatNoiseUnderMyBedIs likely a monster. Oh wait, it's the alarm clock. Which is pretty much the same thing 👻😱😂
— Kate Nord (@Kate__Nord) March 1, 2017
Mikey has a good deal:
#ThatNoiseUnderMyBedIs my Uber driver hanging around until i need to go somewhere
— Mikey🎙 (@TheeMikeLang) March 1, 2017
Benny is being stalked…
#ThatNoiseUnderMyBedIs all the Terms and Conditions I've skipped over the years
— benny (@noodlez56) March 1, 2017
Mikey is in crisis mode:
#thatnoiseundermybedis my youth hanging on by its fingernails
— Mikey🎙 (@TheeMikeLang) March 1, 2017
The Hype has a suspect:
#ThatNoiseUnderMyBedIs probably The Ghost of Bedsheets Unwashed
— TheHype (@MorganKyo) March 1, 2017
Elle’s sound seemed to be on the Far Side:
— 🐾Beware of Dogma🐾 (@ellelljaytoo) March 1, 2017
We are backing away slowly from Natalie, and… RUN!!!
#ThatNoiseUnderMyBedIs the last person who asked me what that noise under my bed was. Care to rephrase your question?
— Natalie Faulk👌🇺🇸 (@NatalieFaulk) March 1, 2017
Some really great tweets – you guys rock as always… but there were three tweets which rose to the top of the pile to become this week’s
 Product Placement Misdirection Points for Fabian with this beauty:
— Fabian Sanchez (@Mordecai5280) March 1, 2017
 Lord Byron is very specific on what his sound is:
#ThatNoiseUnderMyBedIs a spider and clown, building webs of my nightmares to bring my dreams down.
— Lord ByronAF (@lordbyronaf) March 1, 2017
 While this week’s WINNER was Chris despite not even answering the question:
— CoolChris_007 (@CoolChris_007) March 1, 2017
Someone get that man a Bells… or maybe a bed would be a better start…
But thanks everyone for playing and once again making AFH a whole lot of fun. Great stuff Deb for superb co-hostage and as always the growing family that is The UnNamed Ones who lurk quietly in the background [except Rob who tends to be a much louder lurker] and get the job done so well and with so much cheerful banter on the way… if you enjoy playing the game and would like to try out co-hosting, drop me a massage… um message…
Til next time, let’s keep the WIT in the Twitterer and let’s keep hitting FUN and CLEVER and MISDIRECTIONAL and RANDOM [but related] and PUNNY and keep AFH the #1 Family game on the web.
love brett fish and No_bob the stuffed dolphin.