October 5, 2015

Ten Funny Tweets Derek Re-Tweeted Last Week

Ugh. What a week.

Of course, the big story this week is another mass shooting. This one was at a community college in Oregon. And, of course, before the scene was even cleared, the politicians started politicizing it, showing all of America just what horrible turds they are. Instead of sitting here, pontificating about it, I'm just going to throw this tweets from @LostCatDog up here, and then I'm going to move on.

On a somewhat different note, hateful homophobe Kim Davis has managed to attach herself, remora-like, to the Pope's visit, having got a chance to meet him. Her lawyers said that it was a secret meeting, and he expressed his support of her "plight". Of course, it turned out to be utter bullshit, according to the Vatican, which issued a statement saying that she was part of a large group that met with Pope Francis very briefly at the behest of one of his friends. He knew nothing about this lunatic, and made it clear that he does not support her in any way. Clearly, it was such a secret meeting that even the Pope himself wasn't aware of it.

As I don't have a photo available of their meeting, I went on the hunt to find something just as suitable, and came across this.

If any of you know who created this work of genius, please
let me know so I can give proper credit!
In other news, a pair of Canadian women have created an app called Peeple (a name which they might not even own the copyright to). According to them, it's basically Yelp, but for rating actual people. It allows random folks, if they have your cell phone number, to set up profiles in your name (without you knowing about it), and they can say whatever they want. And you can't opt out of it! What could possibly go wrong, right? Guys? Anybody?

Twitter responded as expected, as did the few people on Facebook who aren't busy posting Minion memes, and pointed out that this app is basically a way for people to bully and harass you online, without your permission. The app's creators not only responded very poorly to these reactions, but they went so far as to delete any negative comments on their Facebook and Twitter pages. The irony was even more ironic that an Alanis Morrisette song about irony that doesn't even know what irony is!

Myself, I remained cheerfully oblivious most of the week, choosing instead to make amazing discoveries that everyone else probably already knew about.

Being unaware of my surroundings is fun sometimes.

Anyway, it was a good week on Twitter, and the folks were en fuego with the funny! So let's go have a look at it, shall we? And when you're done, click the link and join us for some wacky hilarity!

And there you have it! Here's to a better week this week, filled with pumpkin-spiced stuff and, if all goes well, a shiny new podcast from Larry, Jake, and myself to kick of our Month of the Living Dead! Until then, have a look at this bit of zombie entertainment from Jonathan Coulton:

All the best,
Derek and Bosco