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Here Are All The Silly Things Happening On The Internet While Scotland Votes

I was actually blown away to discover people were posting online lolz during such an important and historic event.

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It's referendum day, and that means the internet is doing what it does best.

i.e. concentrating on things like Star Wars jokes. A lot.

IMO still best Scottish #Indyref pic of the day:

James Doleman@jamesdoleman

IMO still best Scottish #Indyref pic of the day:

12:43 AM - 18 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Of course the only poll anyone actually cares about right now is this one of Grindr users.

And this completely insane Taiwanese referendum animation feels like the best summary.

It's a big decision.

"...or you can trade it all in for what's in this box." "The box! The box!" #indyref

SimpsonsQOTD@SimpsonsQOTD

"...or you can trade it all in for what's in this box."

"The box! The box!" #indyref

2:24 PM - 18 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

All the big issues are being discussed.

Daily Telegraph reader letter of the day http://t.co/B4ViODxcqB #indyref

The Poke@ThePoke

Daily Telegraph reader letter of the day http://t.co/B4ViODxcqB #indyref

10:30 PM - 17 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Take, for instance, @loveandgarbage's powerful blog about his journey to his referendum decision.

Or the thorny issue of international espionage.

HOLD UP YOU GUYS. Apparently we lose James Bond if Scotland vote yes. #indyref

Ryan Nelson@RyanJohnNelson

HOLD UP YOU GUYS. Apparently we lose James Bond if Scotland vote yes. #indyref

12:37 PM - 18 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Or what will become of The Proclaimers.

They must be voting NO in that case surely ;-) @TheFoxyLegend RT This is a serious problem for the Proclaimers...

HuffPostUK Pictures@HuffPostUKPics

They must be voting NO in that case surely ;-) @TheFoxyLegend RT This is a serious problem for the Proclaimers...

5:39 PM - 18 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

And, of course, this pressing question.

The stakes couldn't be higher.

Preparing some pics in case there's a Yes vote #indyref

General Boles@GeneralBoles

Preparing some pics in case there's a Yes vote #indyref

1:02 PM - 18 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Extravagant promises are being made.

An independent Scotland means no more holes in doughnuts.

Jimi Gillies@JimiGillies

An independent Scotland means no more holes in doughnuts.

4:42 PM - 18 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

In an independent Scotland, your headphones will never get all tangled up.

Angry Salmond@AngrySalmond

In an independent Scotland, your headphones will never get all tangled up.

5:47 PM - 18 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

In an independent Scotland, Gingers will be classified as a protected species

Steven Campbell@Stevoc44

In an independent Scotland, Gingers will be classified as a protected species

6:00 PM - 18 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

In an independent Scotland, nobody will do that thing where you wash a spoon under the tap and water goes everywhere.

Angry Salmond@AngrySalmond

In an independent Scotland, nobody will do that thing where you wash a spoon under the tap and water goes everywhere.

5:10 PM - 18 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Needless to say, some people hope it's a Yes.

Facebook: FBNewswire

Indeed, their hope knows no bounds.

If David Beckham can write a letter, anything is possible.

Frankie Boyle@frankieboyle

If David Beckham can write a letter, anything is possible.

7:47 PM - 15 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Others are less positive about independence.

Good luck today Scotland, just remember what America does to small, poorly defended countries with lots of oil.

Jason Cook@jasonmarkcook

Good luck today Scotland, just remember what America does to small, poorly defended countries with lots of oil.

8:12 AM - 18 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Some would say the country is at war with itself.

vine.co

It's certainly split.

vine.co

But it's the undecideds who are perhaps having the toughest time of all.

Just saw this on a bus stop in Portobello. Greatest ever political poster? #indyref

edwin cruden@ecruden

Just saw this on a bus stop in Portobello. Greatest ever political poster? #indyref

7:57 AM - 18 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Not to mention those attempting to avoid confusion at the polling station.

Love this sign outside an Edinburgh church doubling as a polling booth today.

Seonag MacKinnon@SeonagM

Love this sign outside an Edinburgh church doubling as a polling booth today.

8:47 AM - 18 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Americans are finding the whole thing very confusing indeed.

What if instead of becoming independent, Scotland and England switched places and learned about each other's struggles like in Freaky Friday

Ryan Broderick@ryanpbroderick

What if instead of becoming independent, Scotland and England switched places and learned about each other's struggles like in Freaky Friday

2:31 PM - 18 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

But above all, spare a thought for the journalists.

First look at the purpose built studio where Nick Robinson will be covering today's Scottish Independence vote.

tom jamieson@jamiesont

First look at the purpose built studio where Nick Robinson will be covering today's Scottish Independence vote.

8:47 AM - 18 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

It can be tricky to find compelling content.

Are you standing in an #IndyRef poll queue? Why not take a pic and send it to us? #c4news

Channel 4 News@Channel4News

Are you standing in an #IndyRef poll queue? Why not take a pic and send it to us? #c4news

2:33 PM - 18 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Not least content with a local angle.

Really, it can be quite tricky.

Very tricky indeed.

Dorking Advertiser wins today's battle of the front pages for me

Philip Oltermann@philipoltermann

Dorking Advertiser wins today's battle of the front pages for me

11:54 AM - 18 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

And it's even harder for those trying to design a gripping front page.

Congratulations to The Scotsman for perhaps the most grindingly dull front page in the history of newspapers #indyref

The Daily Rupert @TheMurdochTimes

Congratulations to The Scotsman for perhaps the most grindingly dull front page in the history of newspapers #indyref

8:10 AM - 18 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Or, indeed, just make it through the night.

I'm in the newsroom tonight for #indyref coverage. Just sorted out my schedule for the important moments.

SimonNRicketts@SimonNRicketts

I'm in the newsroom tonight for #indyref coverage. Just sorted out my schedule for the important moments.

2:20 PM - 18 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

So which way will Scotland vote?

Can the signs be true?

CBS / Alan White / BuzzFeed

All we can do is watch the skies.

WORLD PICTURE EXCLUSIVE! Bono Cloud spotted over Edinburgh Castle as Scotland votes. #indyref

The Poke@ThePoke

WORLD PICTURE EXCLUSIVE! Bono Cloud spotted over Edinburgh Castle as Scotland votes. #indyref

4:55 PM - 18 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

And wait for the truth to be revealed.

Comedy Central

So let's all play a hashtag game while we're waiting.

A View To A Kilt #scottishfilms

Honey I've shrunk the country #ScottishFilms

#scottishfilms 10 Things I Hate About Union

Mike@coralcave

#scottishfilms 10 Things I Hate About Union

1:20 PM - 18 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite