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Posted at: Feb 17, 2018, 3:06 AM; last updated: Feb 17, 2018, 3:06 AM (IST)BUZZING BEE

In the ‘wink’ of an eye!

A killer wink, a ‘find the heart’ challenge and some antidote for roadside Romeos—well, Internet is steeped in the Valentine spirit

Amarjot Kaur

It may bee way too late to wish you all a very happy New Year, but it’s never too late to spread the message of love, especially as the bee hovers around the net on Valentine’s Day. Back in the woods, where the bee found its new home and old friends, there was much that had occupied its attention than just two seasons of Stranger Things—a show based on CIA’s secret MK Ultra Project. All that is stranger than fiction though, the bee discusses with its pals at the Bee Err Bar. With Funky Monkey, Plotter Otter, Wonky Weasel, Creepy Cat and Bandit Bear, the celebrations for ‘Palintine’s Day’ begin...

First, with the first round of drinks, comes the lady who broke the Internet with a killer wink: Malayalam actress Priya Prakash Varrier, from her upcoming film Oru Adaar Love, went insanely viral and the Twitter can’t stop crushing over it. As the boys drool, bee plays the 90s hit That Wink by Neal McCoy. 

Meanwhile, a big ‘Thank You’ from the lady: Priya Prakash Varrier@ppriyavarrier

Feb 11

Thanks for Oru Adaar Love, I am stunned by the overwhelming support across Social Media. Never knew my debut could be a National Trend #PriyaPrakashVarrier. Grateful to Omar Lulu Sir. Realized already so many twitter accounts of mine doing rounds.

Raise your glass

As the bee and its gang raise a toast for Priya Prakash Varrier’s wink, they give a shout out to all those women who trolled Goa CM Manohar Parrikar, who had expressed his worry over women drinking beer. “With a wink, to all those women who like to drink,” says Plotter Otter, requesting bartender Fishy Fish to get another Sea Side Mush; the bee settles for the sweet flower nectar while Funky sips Banana Brew as it attempts to find the heart in a brainteaser that’s going viral on the net. 

Find the heart, win a chocolate

“Hungarian artist Gergely Dudás, who shot to fame in 2015 when he released a viral puzzle asking people to find a panda among snowmen, is known to create puzzles of hidden images and even released a book of holiday brainteasers titled Bear's Merry Book of Hidden Things. On Valentine's Day, Dudás asks people to find the heart among the elephants,” says Funky, drawing everybody’s attention from the wink girl!

Pesky roadside Romeos, shoe away! 

A shopaholic, Wonky Weasel must have three shots of ‘chocolate mouse’ down and it does the war dance after looking at the coolest tweet on this Valentine’s. A video of a young Sikh guy, from Sirhind, is doing the rounds on the Internet and has gone viral. Sitting on a chair, accompanied by another guy, he starts off acknowledging how the day of love is around the corner. But, the most important thing, he funnily put across his video, is that of the importance of consent. The way he disseminates the message is absolutely bang on and makes him a clear winner. He calls on those girls who are fed up with stalkers and says that if they happen to turn down a proposal, yet men harass or stalk them, they need to beat the hell out of them with their shoes. 

Those who like to fake it 

We all know that one couple which will go out of its way to declare their love for each other with a mushy Facebook/Twitter post... Seems like Creepy Cat has had enough of it; here, it listens to the song for ‘failing couples of Facebook’. 

The song is by YouTuber Gus Johnson and an unnamed co-singer. Called Failing Couples of Facebook, it is dedicated to all couples in terrible relationships who put up a happy façade on Facebook. The 30-second song doubles as a commentary on the space for hypocrisy and pretence that social media offers.

While love prevails at the Bee Err Bar, stranger things don’t take much time to happen here. Until next time, lots of love and happy Palintine’s Day from the bee and gang!

amarjot@tribunemail.com

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