This Is Twittering: Meta-Commentary Digest, Episode 80

I make jokes on Twitter. Then I blog about them. This is Twittering.

WORDPLAY:

Revenge is a stupid thing.

WORDPLAY:

“Floorward” is a fun thing to say.

REACTION:

I mean this unironically. The fact that she uses mnemonic devices to remember words, but doesn’t think to learn how to spell “mnemonic”? Genius.

STUPID:

The whole “wake up, sheeple” joke has gotten less funny in the age of fake news and conspiracy theorists at the highest levels of government. That said, now more than ever: WAKE UP, SHEEPLE!

WISDOM:

I could have said you’re an expert in being a worthless piece of garbage, but that would have been mean. Plus, this is just where I was emotionally when I wrote this tweet.

By the way, I’m pretty sure that rule is just made up.

WORDPLAY:

I write good raps.

REACTION:

This is just f#%king common sense.

WORDPLAY:

Read between the lines.

WISDOM:

The idea that everyone can just do what they love and make a living is pretty ridiculous. I think it’s possible for anyone to love what they do, finding meaning in the work they accomplish, but if everyone just followed their bliss wherever it led them, we’d be f#%ked as a society. There are plenty of necessary jobs that no one dreams of doing when they’re growing up. Things like vomit cleaners and pencil makers and baby seal clubbers. But we need these jobs done, and thank god someone is there to do them.

STUPID:

Confirmation bias is our well documented tendency to unconsciously seek out information that confirms our preexisting beliefs, while ignoring or discounting information that disconfirms them. I’ve mentioned it here on the blog several times, but it bears reexamining every so often because it’s so pernicious. This is a good joke, too.

WISDOM:

This is really a good tip for getting s#%t done. Try it.

WORDPLAY:

This is an obscure riff on the saying “good fences make good neighbors”. I’m pretty sure no one got it.

That concludes this episode of This Is Twittering: Meta-Commentary Digest.