Rhys shared a post on Twitter from musician Ben Lee, famous for his songs Catch My Disease, We're All in This Together and Love Me Like the World is Ending. [Geez, Ben really is the singer for the pandemic]
"Hey I'm obediently in lockdown with my family in Sydney trying to flatten a curve, while you are protesting for your right to fire-twirl," Ben tweeted.
To which Rhys replied: "Ol' mate 'Catch My Disease' has really changed his tune hey'."
To which another post, referencing Ben's lyrics, quipped: "And that's the way he likes it".
The humour was coming thick and fast.
One post noticed the fire-twirler was, ironically, "the only one social distancing".
Another noted: "It started as a virus and mutated into an IQ test".
Also this: "I love seeing people wave Aussie flags while blatantly disregarding Aussie laws".
Then this: "Pretty good tactic from NSW police to roll out the fire-twirler. If one of those guys starts up at a party, you know it's time to go home".
They're on fire, even more so than the twirler.
The New Laurie Lawrence
Also on fire was Ariarne Titmus and her coach Dean Boxall.
Ariarne's incredible gold medal in the 400-metre freestyle sent waves of joy across the nation, bringing some much-needed lockdown relief.
Her victory over US champion Katie Ledecky sent her coach into rapture. His exuberant celebration went viral across the world, also bringing much lockdown relief.
"He looks sort of like Doc Brown [of Back to the Future]. He is going crazy, oh my goodness," an American commentator said.
In the Australian coverage, Ian Thorpe said: "He's the contemporary version of Laurie Lawrence," alluding to the famous celebration of Duncan Armstrong's 200-metre freestyle gold medal in the 1988 Seoul Olympics.
One post suggested the coach's celebration was the "best Aussie twerk since the Navy launched that ship".
Another deadpanned: "Put your mask on, dude".
Thorpedo on Fire
Also on fire is Ian Thorpe, who has been winning plaudits for his swimming commentary.
Former ABC Olympics broadcaster Glenn Mitchell said on Twitter that Thorpe was: "As good an expert commentator as you would find anywhere in any sport - measured, erudite & knowledgeable - truly outstanding".
Another post noted how Thorpey's voice was "goosebump inducing", as Titmus overcame Ledecky. Another said: "Could we get Ian Thorpe to cover the football too?"
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