I’m taking the day off from Twitter, and implemented the #BlockParty500 filter until Alex Jones is gone.
Is this thread going to be all peachy again, yes? I’m currently in an area with very patchy reception, I’m sure I’m gonna miss out. Ken is just to fast to even get to see all the nasty bits of cummentography these days…
And regarding these pics @FGD135 & @beschizza are sending: can we kill it with fire? Anyone got one of those musky flamethrowers? Or a sharp stick and some matches? Or will it go away if we hide it under a blanket?
There isn’t a problem that can’t be solved by fire. And if there’s too much fire? Add more fire.
Absolutely. Add more fire.
That just means a full-size machine gun you could mount on a truck as opposed to something you can buy in a store and run around with. He’s evoking white militia sorts kicking up dust at the border with hiluxes.
I think it’s more like, the toilet still works fine – and even if it didn’t, we could just dig a hole in the woods – but everyone is paralysed by this story going round that it is somehow wrong to flush the toilet, and doesn’t want to be seen as out-of-touch by the minority of teenage boys who think it’s hilarious to stand around laughing at unflushed toilet bowls.
The Dukes of Hazzard as some sort of bleached Somalia militia driving their technicals down the streets of some podunk town in the South comes to mind.
I can’t help but think of Ian McKellen in Richard III, mostly because I love that interpretation of “My kingdom for a horse!”
(Also, just discovered that imfdb.org is a thing…)
I’m gonna go out on an incredibly short and sturdy limb here and bet that Jack is completely happy to have Jones calling him an ally. It’s sometimes hard to know where the stupefyingly thick ignorance ends and the willful complicity begins, but in the end Jack has never done a single thing to make me suspect he’s not actually on Jones’s side. I cannot think of a better explanation for why he would lie about Jones not violating their TOS, then actually come to Jones’s defense and throw the TOS out the window the minute journalists came at him with the receipts.
Even if Jack secretly agrees with/admires Alex Jones I think being called out publicly as an ally is still causing him headaches right now. Kind of like when David Duke goes on TV praising Trump.
Sure. Maybe not directly, but if you lure it out onto a bridge then burn/melt the bridge it’ll fall. Just watch out for the demon’s whip; let it wrap around your staff and let go of the staff when it does.
If that doesn’t work, lure it into a mine shaft and burn the supports. It may not be dead, but it’ll be trapped at least for a little while. [In this metaphor, Twitter’s stock price is the support holding the roof over Jones’s head.]
Funnier if, as I had hoped, that URL led to the Internet Motherfuckers Database
It sounds like the random commercial babbling of a kid’s cartoon with merchandising tie-in. “Now all G.I. Joe action figures come with their own super battle rifles! Be sure to purchase the go-force strike tank with real boom boom sounds! Special edition red-faced screaming Alex Jones figure now provided with every packet of Super Male Vitality!”
This is slightly tangential, but since we don’t have a “Twitter fuckery” roundup thread…
In an interview with The Washington Post on Wednesday, Dorsey said he was experimenting with features that would promote alternative viewpoints in Twitter’s timeline to address misinformation and reduce “echo chambers.”
What do you figure the odds are that this “feature” will be used to further broaden the reach of white supremacists rhetoric and unhinged conspiracy theories, and/or put marginalized people at further risk of harassment by explicitly injecting their tweets into racist/sexist/homophobic/transphobic people’s timelines without their actual knowledge?
They are afraid that if they permanently ban Jones, his fans would create a critical mass to get Gab off the ground. Right now, Gab has almost no content because noone uses it…because it has almost no content.
Imagine being naive enough to think a one-week timeout is going to change the behavior of a man who couldn’t give his hateful “performance art” a rest even when the very custody of his children was at stake.