Welcome. Every Friday, usually around 7 p.m. Eastern, the Twitter user @CraigWeekend posts the same clip. Itâ€™s from the March 7, 2020, broadcast of â€œSaturday Night Live,â€ and it features the actor Daniel Craig introducing that weekâ€™s musical guest, Abel Tesfaye, better known as The Weeknd. â€œLadies and gentlemen, The Weeknd,â€ Craig announces, in a tone that sounds, to me, like pure surrender, like he tried to stop the performance thatâ€™s about to occur but it was no use. The Weeknd is going to perform â€œBlinding Lights,â€ and we have no choice but to give in.
As Kellen Browning and Becca Foley report, @CraigWeekend heard a double entendre â€” James Bond welcoming the end of the workweek â€” and now so do his Twitter followers, who await the moment each Friday, when, as one said, â€œany anxieties, any worries, any hardships that have accumulated over the past five days are relieved by a four-second clip.â€
An Australian friend introduced me to the term â€œPOETS Dayâ€ to refer to Friday. POETS is a slangy acronym: â€œPiss off early, tomorrowâ€™s Saturday.â€ I hope youâ€™ll observe POETS Day today and, depending on your time zone, get your rest and relaxation underway well ahead of @CraigWeekendâ€™s early-evening announcement.
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If youâ€™re based in the United States, how are you spending Labor Day weekend? Write to us: email@example.com. Be sure to include your full name and location and we might feature your response in a future newsletter. Weâ€™re At Home and Away. Weâ€™ll read every letter sent. More ideas for passing the time this weekend appear below. Iâ€™ll see you next week.