Twitter can be an easy service to look down upon, or overlook entirely, thanks to the many excesses of its userbase. Endless trending hashtags about Justin Bieber and One Direction, the stereotypical tweets about food or bowel movements, etc. Appreciating it can be difficult sometimes.
This is especially unfortunate because a lot of very funny and insightful people are on Twitter and nothing brings out the best in them quite like an American election.
So feast upon these, the best tweets I personally observed during last night’s battle for the White House. And for dessert we have the opposite form of Twitter comedy, a slice of digital schadenfreude: the rapid decline of Donald Trump’s mental state. You can find that on Page 2.
Move over, Joss Whedon! Who better to stand in Mitt Romney’s corner than Mr. Burns, Springfield’s highest profile 1%er?
Sadly, Springfield’s other visible Republican figures – Rich Texan, Count Dracula, Krusty, the blue-haired lawyer, among others – were not available for comment. But hey, it’s nice to know that they’re still in the same digs.
Say what you want about The Simpsons these last ten years or so versus the golden age that was its earlier seasons, it makes me happy that they’re still capable of biting this hard, and with exactly the right timing. The election is just a few days away, y’know.
In this quick little video taken straight from Joss Whedon’s lovely kitchen, the Avengers director and Buffy scribe has managed to stumble upon the one voting bloc in America crazy enough to vote for Mitt Romney: zombie apocalypse survivalists.
I can see the attack ads now: “Barack Obama says he’ll chase down the terrorists wherever they are, but is he weak on the walking dead? Vote Romney.”
Coincidentally, most of Romney’s supporters could be old enough to actually be undead, or rich enough to be a Count of some kind. They certainly have the right deathly pallor going on.