I just had this total at-one-with-the-twitterverse moment and I just had to share it with my Contrarian compadres.
So you know how Twitter users (or “tweeters”) sometimes use hashtags to refer to commonly used subjects? For example, during the Obama inauguration, tweeters were marking their tweets with “#inauguration” and during the Academy Awards, they used “#oscars” and so on? Sometimes these hashtags don’t refer to existing events but are just memes started spontaneously by Twitter users. A recent fun example was “#1stdraftmovielines” featuring tweets like “Heineken? No thanks, I prefer a different brand!” and “The second rule of Fight Club is exactly the same as the first rule.” You get the idea.
Recently I tweeted something about my childhood (I honestly can’t remember what exactly and I’m too lazy to go dig it out of my Twitter history) and I just added the tag “#whenIwasakid” knowing full well that others out there in the twitterverse were certainly using the same tag. I was right, but it wasn’t a surprise.
Just now I happened to be reminded of a dumb joke about a jazz musician who dies and goes to heaven. I couldn’t tweet the whole joke (way more than 140 characters) but I could tweet just the punchline, so I did and as an after thought I added the tag “#justthepunchline.” And guess what? I wasn’t the first to think of it, but I was nearly the first. It looks like there have been five previous tweets with that tag. I think it’s Twitter meme GOLD.
So go forth and tweet your favorite punchlines. If you care about the plight of those poor Iranians you’ll do it.
What’s that? You want to know what the punchline was? It was: “Oh that’s God. He thinks he’s Miles.”