Trendsburgh: What were yinz tweeting n'at this week?

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Welcome to Trendsburgh! Every Monday-Friday at 4 p.m., we'll give you a quick recap of what was trending on Twitter and/or Facebook here in the 'Burgh throughout the day. 

This week: May 2-May 6



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Gerrit Cole

Yes, the Penguins won Game 4 Wednesday night, but it was the Pirates pitcher who stole the show on social media, mainly with said .gif below being shared across all platforms.


Athletes — they're just like us! (Or at least when it comes to cheering on the Penguins)

Also worth mentioning: Crosby, Malkin, Trevor Daley and Game 4 were all top trending topics.


Power Rangers



Cinco de Mayo

Another day, another Americanized holiday!

And then there's this.....

Leading to this reaction from Pittsburgh's Las Velas

Including one from yours truly

Some analysis


Hunter Osborn

The 19-year-old started making the rounds earlier this week, but today it was good news


Viral video(s) making rounds:

Meet Cirque du Soleil artist Wayne Skivington aka "Super Dad." (Yup, he's a dad)  

Be right back, gonna go eat some celery while running on the treadmill for hours after watching this.



Cubs Pirates Baseball-2

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Losing one game is one thing, but getting swept by (new) rival Chicago Cubs? A couple of hot takes from today's loss:

And probably our favorite:

The older brother being the St. Louis Cardinals and younger brother being, well, the Cubs.



That's right, let your inner Star Wars nerd out. Too many great tweets put out there today, these only do the hashtag a little bit of justice.

No shame....we also got in on it


Jane Jacobs


If you Googled anything today, you probably saw the search engine's tribute to the Canadian and American journalist/author/activist. Born in Scranton, Pa., she would have been 100-years-old today. 


John Kasich

Also worth a read:


Viral video(s) making rounds:

Ted Cruz just can't catch a break

Also, not to add insult to injury to you Pirates fans, but we have to give credit here to this Cubs minor-league player:




(Photo credit: Joan Marcus)


No surprise here: "Hamilton" set a record with 16 Tony Award nominations.



The Penguins defenseman was — as expected — suspended for one game for his hit Monday night on Capitals player Marcus Johansson.



This tweet says it all:

Leading to reactions/conversations like these: 


Afeni Shakur

The mother of Tupac Shakur passed away today at the age of 69. The #DearMama hashtag was also trending in her honor, named for a song Tupac wrote for Afeni. 


Lee Harvey Oswald

We kid you not, this is a thing.


Viral video making rounds:

Radiohead, the English rock band from Abingdon, Oxfordshire is back! They released a new song and video.



Penguins Captials Hockey

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Barry Trotz

The Washington Capitals coach got the Penguins fan base riled up in saying he was disappointed with the length of Brooks Orpik's suspension, but was "not surprised based on who we're playing and all that."



Fictional or real, teachers were being, well, appreciated on all social media platforms.


Space Jam 2

We know, we know. There's been rumors about a sequel since the first one was released in 1996 (yup, gonna be 20 years in November). But this time they're looking to be true... 



Forbes' article — What is the role of HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) in the 21st century? — drew a good amount of conversation, including debates about HBCUs and PWIs (Predominately White Institutions). 



Another year, another successful Pittsburgh Marathon for the thousands that took part— even if it was a little bit wet.


Viral video making rounds:

President Barack Obama's White House Correspondents Dinner 2016 jokes 

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