SOPA, Mark Wahlberg, and Facts Without Wikipedia

By: Josh Wolford - January 18, 2012

Twitter is a wonderful place for one-liners. To be funny on the site, you’ve got to be sharp and practice economy of language. You’ve only got 140 characters to make an impression.

And what better way to wind-down the work day than with a selection of some of the day’s most entertaining tweets.

Today, the internet was (rightfully) concerned with SOPA and PIPA, and the Twitterverse reflected that. Thus spawned some enduring hashtags #FactsWithoutWikipedia and #ThingsBetterThanSOPA. Oh yeah, and Mark Wahlberg kind of said that he could have stopped 9/11 – so there are some tweets about that too.


#ThingsBetterThanSOPA Comic Sans 2 hours ago via web · powered by @socialditto

The only way Mark Wahlberg could have stopped 9/11 would have been if the terrorists would have fell asleep watch The Happening 43 seconds ago via web · powered by @socialditto

Dial up internet #thingsbetterthanSOPA 2 hours ago via web · powered by @socialditto

#thingsbetterthanSOPA Third Eye Blind 3 hours ago via Twitter for iPhone · powered by @socialditto

#thingsbetterthanSOPA Superman 64. 4 hours ago via HootSuite · powered by @socialditto

Rupert Murdoch & Chris Dodd cofounded Google. #FactsWithoutWikipedia 47 minutes ago via Seesmic twhirl · powered by @socialditto

Dogs are actually tiny horses. #FactsWithoutWikipedia 42 minutes ago via web · powered by @socialditto

Watergate was a scandal uncovered by Washington Post investigative reporters Bob Woodward and Rob Lowe. #factswithoutwikipedia 1 hour ago via web · powered by @socialditto

#FactsWithoutWikipedia Carmelo Anthony has won #NBA defensive player of the year 6 consecutive years 1 hour ago via TweetDeck · powered by @socialditto

Blacking out in a bar right now to protest #SOPA. 9 minutes ago via HootSuite · powered by @socialditto

“Had I bought passage on the S.S. Titanic be assured that vessel would be docked safely in New York!” – Zachariah Wahlberg 26 minutes ago via web · powered by @socialditto

Who does Mark Wahlberg think he is, Chuck Norris? 50 minutes ago via Twitter for iPhone · powered by @socialditto

Bored? Go to an iPhone store and ask to feel the wallpaper samples. 1 hour ago via Twitter for iPhone · powered by @socialditto

A hospital waiting room is a great place to catch up on the latest sports news from 1998. 2 hours ago via Twitter for iPhone · powered by @socialditto

Yeah, but could Mark Wahlberg have stopped Alec Baldwin from playing ‘Words With Friends’? 2 hours ago via Twitterrific · powered by @socialditto

“Feel the vibration, motherf*&cker!” -Mark Wahlberg after tasering Mohamad Atta 2 hours ago via web · powered by @socialditto

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Josh WolfordJosh Wolford is a writer for WebProNews. He likes beer, Japanese food, and movies that make him feel weird afterward. Mostly beer. Follow him on Twitter: @joshgwolf Instagram: @joshgwolf Google+: Joshua Wolford StumbleUpon: joshgwolf

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  • kristine

    jimmy wales took a kick in the shorts today; you can still access wikipedia.
    just hit the STOP button the second you see your page.

    • kittu

      i kno. kind of ruined the whole effect :-/ cookies for trying though

  • Teddy

    I don’t have a twitter account, but why not mash up today’s peeps.
    Marky Mark and The Funky Bunch prevented the attacks on 9/11 #factswithoutwikipedia

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