Everyone typically has a reason to get out of bed. But do you have a second? i sought out some fellow South African inspiration in the form of Kenny from @SocialTrendsZA to help me find out…
[The Story So Far: Every Wednesday at 1pm South African time [6am EST] 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…]
Kenny has an amazing following and it is always amazing to connect with other South Africans as we seek to grow the games here.
So once we had our tag we sent out some invitations and some examples, for, you know, the masses…
— A Frikkin Hashtag (@AFrikkinHashtag) November 8, 2017
If i had to break it down then these #TwoReasonsIGetOutOfBed are the bedrock of my existence.
What might some of yours be? pic.twitter.com/p9W1d8RgFs
— Brett FISH Anderson (@BrettFishA) November 8, 2017
While Kenny had a more pragmatic goal in mind:
1. Get more Twitter followers
2. Get retweets
— SocialTrends🇿🇦™ (@SocialTrendsZA) November 8, 2017
Although that didn’t last too long:
To switch off my alarm and go back to bed
— SocialTrends🇿🇦™ (@SocialTrendsZA) November 8, 2017
This game ended up being a lot of fun and apart from the usual visits from our bot friends, we had some other special characters dip their toe into the game, helping us to the top of the trendpile:
— Hashtag Roundup – Awesome # Games! (@HashtagRoundup) November 8, 2017
What's the deal with #TwoReasonsIGetOutOfBed? Do you face me? Am I a lyric? Am I an actual heart? Just what am I?
— Seinfeld Bot (@TheSeinfeldBot) November 8, 2017
Everything you know about Two Reasons I Get Out Of Bed is wrong.
— Wrong Bot (@yrwrong) November 8, 2017
We even got a Trending Tune out of it:
— Trending Tunes (@trending__tunes) November 8, 2017
As much as AFH continues to do its best to be a Family Friendly game, we couldn’t help but include this tweet by the legendary Dr Ruth #LookAwayKids:
I see that #TwoReasonsIGetOutOfBed is trending. I can think of two: my partner and I both had an orgasm!
— Dr. Ruth Westheimer (@AskDrRuth) November 8, 2017
Only to be contrasted somewhat by the Archdiocese of Miami:
— Archdiocese of Miami (@CatholicMiami) November 8, 2017
Edible arrangements had me at number 2:
— Edible Arrangements (@edible) November 8, 2017
While Yacht World clearly decided to stick to what it knew best:
As an Improv Comedy player myself it was super great having Chicago’s Best Improv show playing along:
1. Coffee is in the kitchen or at Starbucks.
2. I️ paid for those improv classes and can only miss two. #TwoReasonsIGetOutOfBed
— iO Chicago (@iochicago) November 8, 2017
MuseumHack taking a leaf out of Yacht World’s book it seems:
The International Motor Sports Association had their combo right:
— IMSA (@IMSA) November 8, 2017
Was nice to have Radio Bethany [Co-host of @elvisduranshow] swinging on by:
— Bethany Watson (@RadioBethany) November 8, 2017
In case you don’t know who she is, she is the maestro who came up with this tweet which is pure class:
Just got into an elevator w Emily Blunt. Then it turned out it wasn’t Emily Blunt, it was just a beautiful French woman. Then she spoke & it turned out she wasn’t French, she was from Jersey. So if I ever don’t remember your face, just know this is the skill set I’m working with.
— Bethany Watson (@RadioBethany) January 23, 2018
Lou Brutus found a nifty way to fit his thing into two things:
Carnie Wilson from the band Wilson Phillips showed up:
Followed closely by the FBI… wait, let me clarify, i don’t think Carnie Wilson is being followed by the FBI.. yes the Frikkin FBI just tweeted in our game people… your move, Cia!
— FBI Dallas (@FBIDallas) November 8, 2017
fairly regular players PETA joined us again and a whole host of people who thought that saying the same thing twice counted as two things:
1. My rescue dog
2. My rescue dog
— PETA (@peta) November 8, 2017
Sister Theresa Alethia fell for the same trap but she did give us the most beautiful “and” in Twitterering history:
Jesus aaaaaaaand Jesus.#TwoReasonsIGetOutOfBed
— Sr. Theresa Aletheia (@pursuedbytruth) November 8, 2017
Big shoutout to the folks at Habitat and the work they do:
1. To build homes for hard-working New Yorkers
2. To meet the volunteers who help build them#TwoReasonsIGetOutOfBed
— Habitat NYC (@HabitatNYC) November 8, 2017
And huge respect for the USA Ski and Snowboard team who managed to send in a legitimate entry WITHOUT USING A SINGLE WORD:
How about you?
— U.S. Ski & Snowboard Team (@usskiteam) November 8, 2017
And then there was Cheesecake Factory who were solely responsible for a big puddle of drool on my keyboard and a big wondering of whether they deliver to South Africa or not because LOOK AT THIS!!!
— Cheesecake Factory (@Cheesecake) November 8, 2017
So a lot of fun tweets and it is always great when big names and huge organisations decide to jump in and strut their stuff alongside our lowly little game…
But also we all know who this is all REALLY about, right? And so without much further ado about nothing, here is this week’s list that people are literally metaphorically dying to be on. That’s right. It’s time for the:
FISH LIST OF PRIZEWORTHYNESS [F.L.O.P.]
My good friend Megan shared her pet loves:
— Meganshead (@meganshead) November 8, 2017
While Rob continued a coffee-heavy theme and brought an apple for the Twitterer #TeachersPet
— Rob (@GenericZA) November 8, 2017
Syed wasn’t going to be outdone:
Cup of coffee
Another cup of coffee
— Syed Abdul Razak (@tweetfeelsgood) November 8, 2017
Or was he? Race Bannon for the win:
— Mister Race Bannon (@MrRaceBannon) November 8, 2017
While Bongani had some more noble motivations:
Continue my pursuit for Economic freedom and be there for any of my loved ones needs and wants #TwoReasonsIGetOutOfBed
— #PandaKreatives (@BonganiLVL) November 8, 2017
Stephen was feeling pragmatic:
1. A fire alarm
2. A fire#TwoReasonsIGetOutOfBed
— Stephen Cookson (@StephenCookson6) November 8, 2017
While Latrell was very specific:
We all know K Dawg’s real reason is “Wear Jar Jar Binks suit” but she claimed elsewise:
— Kerry The Ghost Teddy 👻🐻 (@KeshaTedder) November 8, 2017
i know! Is ‘elsewise’ even a word? It is now!
Meanwhile Cameron seems certain that X marked the spot:
— Cameron Grant (@coolcam101) November 8, 2017
Josh is being taken on from all sides:
1. My dog kicks me out so she can have more room.
2. My lady kicks me out so she can have more room.
— Josh, No Drake [TeEm][TMS] (@bdcJosh) November 8, 2017
While Lina has a fight and a weapon:
1. To fight for equality, human rights, social justice, women's rights
2. To walk my dog – who already believes in equality – and have him poop on those who don't #TwoReasonsIGetOutOfBed
— Lina Abirafeh (@LinaAbirafeh) November 8, 2017
Black Queen had a “to pee or not to pee” conundrum:
To pee and to switch off the bathroom light after I had left the light on after peeing😌 #TwoReasonsIGetOutOfBed
— #BlackQueen👑 (@blackqueenrsa) November 8, 2017
Pochassic was not taking this lightly:
— Pochassic (@Pochassic) November 8, 2017
i know many people who resonate with Peter’s list:
1. To hit snooze 2. To switch off alarm #TwoReasonsIGetOutOfBed
— Peter Potter (@PtrPotter) November 8, 2017
Daniel has a full plan of action planned:
— Daniel Walton (@Palfrey17Daniel) November 8, 2017
While Amita was moving from a place of gratitude:
— ChildrenLivesMatter (@Awesome_Amita) November 8, 2017
While Joanne was taking the safety of her boss into consideration:
#TwoReasonsIGetOutOfBed 1-My boss will have a nervous breakdown if I don't show up. 2-Insomnia by Faithless is playing and I cannot sit still
— 🌸LadyJoanne🌸🏴🏴☘️🇬🇧 (@LadyBabyLoveBug) November 8, 2017
Thomas Germanned us but wasn’t clear about whether he was going to der drang zu schreiben in the toilette:
Der Drang zu schreiben. #TwoReasonsIGetOutOfBed
— Thomas Williams (@Twilliamswrites) November 8, 2017
Kelli coined the phrase ‘wonderful life juice’:
1. I can smell that wonderful life juice called coffee!
2. Kids are awake and need to take care of my lovely energy suckered. The reason I need coffee.
It's a vicious circle. Lol
— Kelli (@KraftyKelli) November 8, 2017
Jackie had family reasons:
1) Calm my son down after he saw a "monster" in his room.
2) Tell my oldest son to get out of my youngest son's closet.
— JACKIE (@PEACHWEE98) November 8, 2017
Trell has learnt from past failures it seems:
1) I don't have inspector gadget arms.
2) Although I can pee long distances, it won't reach👀 (Trust me)
— Trell less Traveled (@Tsmith_Yinzer4L) November 8, 2017
While Ross had to whip out the air quotes:
1. There are Jehovah's witnesses knocking at my door at 8am
2. I have to go down to the police station about an 'assault'
— Ross Moorhouse (@RossMoorhouse) November 8, 2017
Jess spoke on behalf of all of us #ExceptMaybeTheAdultingBit:
— Jessica Carberry (@Jessberrie) November 8, 2017
While Tom seemed somewhat alarmed:
— Tom Malvaso (@TomMalvaso) November 8, 2017
Rebel was concerned with the nature of things:
Its a garden bed. The automatic watering system is about to turn on. #TwoReasonsIGetOutOfBed
— Rebel With A Cause (@tequilarebel) November 8, 2017
While Noughha was covering all the bases:
Mikhail’s daddy was affected by the combo:
So many good reasons for getting out of bed in the morning and so many of them relating to coffee. But this week we also had five tweets which rose to the top of the pile and form this week’s F.L.O.P. FIVE:
 Joel was keeping it simple:
Number 1… and, of course, number 2. #TwoReasonsIGetOutOfBed
— Joel Murphy (@murphyschaos) November 8, 2017
 As was Umomo but bonus points for some amazing wordplay:
 John was feeling victimised:
1 – It’s not my bed.
2 – The couple it belongs to are furious.#TwoReasonsIGetOutOfBed
— John Lane (@JohnFPLane) November 8, 2017
 Mark scored an absolute slam dunk [especially with oldies like me who get the reference!] with this classic:
— ✌Mark Bonnet🤘 (@Mytquinn69) November 8, 2017
 While Occam Razor brought this week’s absolute top tweet with this blend of misdirection and random [but related] which are two of our favourite things and this absolutely amazing combo of Reasons To Get Up In The Morning which may or may not be related:
1. To feed on the tears of the elderly.
2. Delicious cheeses.
— Occam Razor (@BeKindHumans) November 8, 2017
Thanks for playing everyone and hope we see you again on the next Wednesday at 1pm South African time or 6am EST as we continue to try and keep the WIT and the Family Vibes in the Twitterer – keep it rocking…
love brett “Fish” and The UnNamed Ones with special shoutout to Kenny @SocialTrendsZA for the co-host…