31 of the Funniest Tweets from November 29, 2023
Just who was Bonnie Tyler so passionately yearning for as she sang “Total Eclipse of the Heart”? In another lifetime, the answer could have been master of the night and the vampire of all vampires: Nosferatu. In honor of the chart-topping hit’s 40th anniversary, the Welsh singer sat down with The Guardian and shared the unlikely origins for the emotional ballad. She revealed that Jim Steinman, best known for his work with Meat Loaf, originally penned the song for “a perspective musical version of Nosferatu, but never finished it.” That is, until the hitmaker teamed up with Tyler to produce what would go on to become one of the most sung songs at karaoke bars around the world.
Despite not making it to the West End or Broadway stage, the dastardly vampire will hit the big screen in 2024 thanks to Robert Eggers. The Lighthouse director’s take on the German Expressionist classic starring Bill Skarsgård and Lily-Rose Depp is due out next Christmas and is part of an onslaught of films that have received official release dates for 2024. While Nosferatu goes nose-to-nose with Jordan Peele’s untitled third film, we can expect Ryan Gosling’s first post-Ken outing with The Fall Guy come May and Tom Hardy’s final bow as the cheeky symbiote Venom in November.
As we eagerly await these highly anticipated releases, we’ve got the timeline to hold us over. Today’s funny tweets include those about Greta Gerwig’s new muse, someone who pushed their luck and a basket of chicken tenders and two unlikely literary icons who desperately need the Celebrity Deathmatch treatment.