Thursday, June 18, 2009

A Meme is Born

I should really start collecting material for a book documenting the hilarious pattern of the right wing's incredible fumbling of modern technology. They really are clueless when it comes to the internets. But no matter how funny the scrambling was before, from Ted "series of tubes" Stevens to Norm "Ethernet" Coleman, Twitter has become the social networking site most notable for paving a solid path to the glittering gold mine of right wing idiocy.

The latest? Well, congressman Eric Hoekstra (R-MI) thought it would be a good idea to get a double in by wowing the kids with his mad knowledge of all things Twitter while showing his solidarity with the protesters in Iran (who have been utilizing Twitter to communicate with the rest of the world about the recent events there). Tweeted Hoekstra:

"Iranian twitter activity similar to what we did in House last year when Republicans were shut down in the House."

Yes Pete, it's totally similar.

Which naturally, caused endless mocking from the rest of the Twitter community to the joy of everyone everywhere:
ArjunJaikumar @petehoekstra i spilled some lukewarm coffee on myself just now, which is somewhat analogous to being boiled in oil
But as those of us that are aware of all internet traditions know, no internet meme is complete until we bust out the LOLHoekstras.

Funny stuff.

(via The Agitator)

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