Tag: Twitter

All I see are NPCs! We live in a society!

Didn’t take long for the YouTube account associated with the video to get terminated. At least I had the foresight to save the video as soon as I saw it:

It’s amazing how such an accurate description of progressives can hurt them so badly and quickly. The New York Times article on Non-Playable Characters (NPC) is so unintentionally hilarious I can’t help but wonder if it’s written by a Republican as a joke. Let’s take a look at a modern socialist’s attempts to understand humor and the Internet:

The campaign, which was born in the fever swamps of 4chan and Reddit message boards, involved creating hundreds of fictional personas with gray cartoon avatars, known as NPCs.

The enlightening commentary on Internet jokes just keeps getting better and better:

These accounts posed as liberal activists and were used to spread — among other things — false information about November’s midterm elections

What the hell, does the author think that this is some elaborate scheme by the Russians (who can do everything by the way)?

NPC Wojak is a variation of Wojak, an old cartoon (also known as “feels guy”) that has become a kind of collective mascot for the far-right commenters online. In recent weeks, users on 4chan and Reddit have made all kinds of memes featuring NPC Wojak.

Oh look, tis the far-right pejorative used again on someone that doesn’t agree in lock-step with the Democratic Party and media.

And then, when progressives object to a meme that portrays them as unthinking automatons, it becomes another piece of evidence: See? The left can’t take a joke.

Glad to see that we can agree that the left has no sense of humor. If you guys could take a joke there would’ve been no need to write this dumb article or for Twitter to ban thousands of obvious parody accounts.

The campaign began as a joke. But a few of the accounts started posting misleading information about the midterm elections, including encouraging liberals to vote on Nov. 7. (Election Day is Nov. 6.)

Damn, the author really doesn’t have a sense of humor does he? Has Mr. Alex Burns never heard this joke before? Does he really not understand it? This next excerpt takes the cake though:

Are these Russian bots?

Probably not. (Although some of the NPC accounts may have been automated, there is no sign that Russia is involved in this.) Mostly, it appears to be a 4chan joke that spiraled into some mild voter suppression.

An Internet meme is now voter suppression, who knew? Since the NPC meme is so clearly effective and accurate why not post up some NPC memes? Enjoy and be sure to share with your fellow NPCs!!!

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An article by The Independent is also pretty hilarious.

 

 

 

 

I Need a Hashtag!

All right everyone, I’ve figured out what scares warriors such as those in Boko Haram and Al-Shabaab. You might be thinking that putting a bunch of bullets in them might do something to slow down their progress but popular stars, singers and entertainers have a far better solution: more Dead Aid concerts and Twitter hashtags. Yep, by using that ubiquitous character (I thought that it used to be a pound sign) and typing some stuff into your Twitter feed and Facebook page you too can contribute to bringing the girls back. Comrade, surely hashtag activism is the best weapon mankind has ever known. Hat-tip to Powerline.

As always, don’t forget to take a look at some of the comments. Here’s a sampling:

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I agree, what’s the point of donating cash and supplies when there’s a good chance it’ll be stolen? What good is some medicine if Boko Haram is about to enslave or shoot you?

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If you’re interested in the original 80’s song, here you go: