It’s been a rough week out there, for obvious reasons. But even in the midst of horrible real-world events, the Internet can always be relied upon to find the humor in small things—and, this week, some humor in making big scary things ridiculous—and the outrage in essentially unimportant moments. While your attentions have been focused on more important things, here are the highlights of the last seven days (or so; we did take last weekend off, after all) on the wild weird web that we all call home.

You’re the One, You Make Wartime Lots of Fun

What Happened: The Internet responds to the threat of terrorism with Photoshop.

Where It Blew Up: Twitter, blogs, media think pieces

What Really Happened: When dealing with a conflict fought by an ideological enemy, what is the best weapon in your arsenal? An alternative ideology. For example, taking propaganda photos of ISIS and replacing all the human heads with heads of rubber ducks, for the purposes of LoLs and creating an Internet meme.

The idea got started on the Shit4chanSays board, where it also gained the name “Allahu Quackbar,” but it was an idea that gained much attention online, as was inevitably intended to be the case.

The Takeaway: We’re due a rewritten cover of this Sesame Street chestnut any moment now, right?

A Million Things I Haven’t Done, There Is

What Happened: It was revealed that Lin-Manuel Miranda of Hamilton fame wrote new music for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and the Internet suddenly had an all-new mash-up to consider.

Where It Blew Up: Twitter, media think pieces

What Really Happened: It was the pairing that seemed destined to break the Internet: Lin-Manuel Miranda co-wrote the new Cantina theme for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, a fact that emerged this week and generated much excitement across the Internet. Nowhere was that more true than Twitter, which immediately launched a hashtag for mashing up Miranda’s Hamilton with Star Wars:

The Takeaway: If the excitement surrounding this results in the announcement of 2018’s Star Wars movie being a musical, then it’ll all have been worth it.

The Force Is Strong with This Diet

What Happened: While Harrison Ford earned himself a broken leg during the production of the new Star Wars movie, it turns out that Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill suffered a different, but shared, woe: weight loss.

Where It Blew Up: Blogs, media think pieces

What Really Happened: While we’re talking about Star Wars, Carrie Fisher made headlines this week when she said that she was pressured to lose more than 35 pounds before appearing in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. “They don’t want to hire all of me,” she said, “only about three quarters!” It was a comment that very swiftly went viral across the Internet and launched discussions about the importance of appearance for actresses in Hollywood.

A day later, it was revealed Mark Hamill had actually had to lose more weight for the movie, with his loss somewhere around 50 pounds. That also sparked a host of stories online.

Suddenly, an entire Internet turned its eyes to Harrison Ford and wondered how much weight he had to lose before returning to a galaxy far, far away, and whether breaking his leg and getting in a plane crash were just very extreme ways of distracting from the issue.

The Takeaway: Apparently, there’s a weight requirement for rebels now that the Force is awake.

Mimicking Time as Evening Turns to Dust

What Happened: The presidential nomination campaign of Hillary Clinton thought that it had a great way to celebrate the anniversary of Rosa Parks’s 1955 arrest. It was wrong.

Where It Blew Up: Twitter, blogs, media think pieces

What Really Happened: The Clinton campaign came up with what likely seemed like a foolproof way to mark the 60th anniversary of Rosa Parks’ arrest for refusing to give up her bus seat for a white passenger, while also draw attention to its campaign: Add a version of the civil rights heroine to the campaign logo. There was only one problem.

Unsurprisingly, the Internet noticed the problem. People were not impressed:

The Takeaway: Who knew there could be a downside for co-opting one of the greatest acts of civil disobedience in America’s history for political gain? Really, who could’ve seen something like that coming at all? (Oh, right; we all could.)

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What Happened: Brazilian activists have come up a new way of dealing with racist Facebook comments: ensure that lots and lots of people see them.

Where It Blew Up: Media think pieces

What Really Happened: Have you ever read comments on Facebook and thought to yourself, I wish I could shame these people into realizing how terrible they are, somehow?. Well, it turns out that some people are doing just that. A Brazilian movement called Virtual Racism, Real Consequences has started posting genuine racist Facebook comments on billboards close to the homes of those who wrote them.

It’s looking to expand internationally, but before it got the chance, the Internet got excited about the very concept.

The Takeaway: The idea that making Internet comments more visible could be a good thing does seem very counter-intuitive, and yet it’s hard to argue that this idea doesn’t have a particular charm. Did anyone foresee the potential for analog media making Internet comments more acceptable?

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