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Not Breaking, but Interesting News

31 March 2015

I’ve always wanted to know why and I’m so excited with my newfound knowledge that I’m sharing it with you. I’d say I’m sorry, but this is a gift and you should be saying, “thank you.” Not to me, though, to the guy who wrote it.

Lesson learned? When in doubt (or panicked disappointment) hit them in the only place that seems to matter: the wallet.

Let’s hope this moment of change doesn’t choke on the corruption that has been eating away at the people of Nigeria for as long as I can remember. Scoff if you must, I’ll be over here hoping. Yep, this is me hoping a former military dictator brings positive change to Nigeria. I can only work with the tools I am given.

Image Source: Getty Images via Vox

Image Source: Getty Images via Vox

I don’t particularly like these jokes either, but I don’t think most people understand how things go on Twitter. Sure, a lot of folks use the service to talk to one another and comment on events as they’re happening, connecting us in this world that feels more and more like a digital abyss with each passing second, but I’m not sure they’re the majority. A lot of us go there to say the things we usually keep to ourselves, so we can be functioning human beings with healthy relationships. But the truth is, we all think fucked up shit. Twitter is just where some of us go to say that stuff and then wait nervously for approval that either comes or doesn’t, in the form of stars and retweets. Additionally, Twitter’s where people share their jokes, art and writing. We’re all throwing stuff out there to see what sticks and comics do this often. However, if today’s batch of angry Internet residents wants to crucify a comic for being inappropriate or offensive, then maybe the problem is that they don’t understand comedy, not Twitter. I dunno, you tell me.

This is what bullshit looks like, in case you were wondering.

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Good because I need a fridge that will keep me stocked and tell me when I’m running low, like now. Some competition wouldn’t hurt either, ‘cause that Nest is one expensive gadget.