The Oatmeal Brilliantly Tackles Top Tweets
The description for the Top Tweets Twitter account is as follows, “Top Tweets algorithmically selects and retweets some of the most interesting tweets spreading across Twitter.” So, basically, if your tweets get a bunch of retweets, there’s a chance they might appear on this certified account that managed by Twitter, or, at least their algorithms.
So what happens when the sycophantic Twitter content like this meets The Oatmeal’s ability to skewer:
I say “sycophantic,” because, let’s be real, who the hell else would retweet this except Katy Perry freaks?
Anyway, what happens when this kind of content meets the sarcastic genius of Matthew Inman? Something great, that’s what. With his latest web comic, Inman absolutely skewers the Top Tweets offering with his interpretations, one of which can be seen leading this article. I don’t know about you, but I seriously want a jet train now.
Kirstie Alley was not the only one to fall victim to Inman’s biting satire, although, instead of reposting his entire comic, I’m only going to take one or two more snippets and hopefully, you’ll navigate over and see the rest for yourself. Work this great deserves its own web traffic. As extra motivation, take a look at two more top tweets that Inman addressed. You won’t be disappointed:
Inman also issues a statement for those of you who want a particular tweet for him to draw. You can do so via Twitter with the #drawtoptweet hashtag. For my money, seeing his take on things like this would be golden:
Rumors are carried by haters, spread by fools, and accepted by idiots.
In fact, I’d probably pay to see the Khloe Kardashian tweet come to life via Inman’s talents; although, it might lead to a case of laughing myself to death. Whatever. It’s worth the risk.
Make sure you check out the rest of The Oatmeal’s Top Tweets fun.