Saturday, August 15, 2009

Ownage in the Age of Twitter

I'm still holding to the opinion that Twitter is a mostly useless addition to the internet, but this is pretty awesome.

For some quick background: a few months ago during the height of the Iranian protests Pete Hoekstra took it upon himself to compare their uprising with the predicament Republicans found themselves in after the Bush era. Here's his original tweet:

"Iranian twitter activity similar to what we did in House last year when Republicans were shut down in the House."

Hahahahahaha right. Luckily I don't need to tell Hoekstra to go fuck himself, because since then other people have started using the magical power of twitter to tweet some red-hot mockery right at him. The page I linked to up there has a long list, but here are some of the highlights:

mike_bosworth @petehoekstra: I got a sunburn last weekend. Makes me think of Hiroshima.

netw3rk @petehoekstra: Someone walked in on me while I was in the bathroom. Reminded me of Pearl Harbor.

trisloth @petehoekstra: Just got into a snowball fight. Reminded me of the Hundred Years' War

paganmist @petehoekstra: Had to move all my stuff to a new office w/o a corner view. Now i know what the Trail of Tears was like.

A little bit more along these lines and Twitter might just win me over.

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