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As most have noticed, I use Twitter as my main newsfeed to get topics for some of my short postings, and even if it seems addictive, I generally try not to go down the rabbit-hole of Twitter #hashtags. This is especially important since so many trends are freeped.
However, I followed this particular trend #AnApologyToMyParents a bit longer if only because it had the strangest set of tweets.
So many of #AnApologyToMyParents tweets were passive-aggressive, if sardonic, but there were many issues of parental homophobia, the Asian incels who follow KPop, and all the items that could be called issues of “broken families” — hating step-parents, trolling absent parents, and making weird disclosures. Most could be false statements but some did seem to have that truth that comes with having the anonymity(sic) and spontaneity of being on Twitter.
Then there’s buffoons like Ben Shapiro and Jacob Wohl:
Inept conservative operatives Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman held another bizarre press conference in Burkman’s driveway on Wednesday, this time to smear Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) with obviously fake allegations of an extramarital affair.
The pair’s bogus accuser—26-year-old Sean Newaldass—told The Daily Beast on Friday that he had no idea the event in which he alleged that he was in a romantic dalliance with the Senate was real. That’s because Newaldass had met Wohl and Burkman by replying to an ad posted on Craigslist seeking a “male actor” for “performance art.” When he showed up at Burkman’s Virginia home and delivered his lines alleging an affair, Newaldass was under the belief that the press conference was actually an audition for a Spike TV show. He said he had no idea that Harris was a politician. Indeed, he assumed she was a fictional person.
Speaking of #hashtags:
That Tipping Point is closer than it appears:
Not my Halloween costume:
This article is not about Bret Stephens:
- The remote is gross
- 20°C is 68°F
- Be skeptical of drinking glasses, especially if the hotel lacks a restaurant
- Don’t put your luggage on the bed
- Long cables for your phone, or a travel power strip
- Yes, you can take the little shampoo bottles. No, you can’t take the robe.
- Lock, latch, and put out the do not disturb sign
- Take a picture of the safe code
- Laundry is expensive
- And lastly … Stay in a hostel instead
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