This Is Twittering: Meta-Commentary Digest, Episode 73

Sometimes I tell jokes on Twitter and then later I explain them here (or usually just make more jokes), and This Is Twittering: Meta-Commentary Digest.

WISDOM:

I think this one is very, very funny. One of my top 200 tweets ever, definitely.

STUPID:

This makes no sense.

WORDPLAY:

This is funny because it’s religious.

REACTION:

It’s both. We’re all playing a character, aren’t we? But the character we’re most playing is ourselves. Know what I mean? It’s like, if someone were to play you in a movie, you know who could play you best? Morgan Freeman, probably.

REACTION:

I wrote this after seeing a lady turn left into oncoming traffic, almost getting smashed to smithereens. People are all just zipping around in these giant, heavy hunks of metal all day long, and people — as you know — are giant screw-ups. Plus, all the tweeting while driving. I can’t believe we haven’t already driven ourselves to extinction (PUN INTENDED!).

WISDOM:

Think about it.

WORDPLAY:

I don’t know if this one makes sense, but it’s funny because murder jokes are funny.

WISDOM:

This isn’t much of a joke, but it is a stirring, poignant sentiment.

REACTION:

I hate customer loyalty cards. Don’t make me play asinine games to earn “rewards”. How about you just try to earn my loyalty with good prices and great service? I was a loyal Walgreens customer for years precisely because they didn’t have one of those stupid clubs. Ever since they introduced one last year, I’ve significantly reduced my shopping there. I’m an edge case, I’m sure, but seriously, screw them! I don’t want to have to scrutinize the weekly ads and shelf tags to determine which products are the “right” ones to buy for their stupid game. And I resent the implication that I should be doing that. Bastards.

WORDPLAY:

This is a dumb pun, which I call a “punmb”. Or a “dumbn”.

WISDOM:

Here’s the thing about summing up a TV show in one line: they pretty much all sound stupid. The one-line premise description is about the least accurate indicator of a show’s quality. Some of my most favorite shows sound dumb on paper. Some of yours do too. I would give you some examples here, but I’m still all worked up about those damn loyalty cards. I’m just gonna stop now.

That concludes this episode of This Is Twittering: Meta-Commentary Digest. Speaking of conclusions, you should conclude to check out (and subsequently pledge money to) my Kickstarter campaign to write a book called Mostly Lies. Thanks!