@Pippatips, your handy Pippa Middleton parody account, tweets simple — very simple — lifehacks in the vein of Pippa’s now infamous Celebrate party planning book, which included PMid’s suggestions on making a good cup of tea.
Disclosure: I myself own a signed copy — humblebrag, I know — of Celebrate, and have enjoyed making Pippa’s recipe for raspberry souffle on a number of occasions.
The #Pippatips creators recently released their first book — pregnancy-themed, naturally.
But the once-active Twitter feed has been noticeably quiet in the past month. This was a particular problem for, say, people looking to wear shoes but not sure where to put them — sample #Pippatip: “shoes go on your feet.”
British newspaper The Independent reports today that “Middleton’s lawyers Harbottle & Lewis have written to the book’s publishers, Icon Books, to demand the @Pippatips Twitter account be deleted.”
Here, a selection of the finest how-to tweets. Without the helpful advice, we may never know how to avoid getting lost.
(#Pippatip: use a map.)
- Airplane debris discovered Wednesday on the coast of the French island of Réunion "very likely" belongs to the same type of aircraft as missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said.
- A University of Cincinnati officer has been charged with murder for shooting Samuel Dubose, an unarmed black man.
- Uber drivers waiting for ride requests near the International Airport of Mexico City were pelted with rocks, sticks, eggs, and flour on Wednesday. Local authorities are investigating the incident.