The dumbest tweet about the Earth is this one from Rep. Steve Stockman
Rep. Steve Stockman, a Republican (of course) from the 36th district of Texas (OF COURSE), wants you to know that he appreciates our planet. Especially the way it painlessly and plentifully provides an inexhaustible source of harmless fuel.
The best thing about the Earth is if you poke holes in it oil and gas come out.—
Rep. Steve Stockman (@SteveStockmanTX) March 21, 2013
Responses have ranged from the earnest:
@SteveStockmanTX What a sad, pathetic view of our beautiful planet. How much money do you take from oil & gas corporations each year?—
Bryant Turnage (@turnageb) March 21, 2013
@SteveStockmanTX oxygen, top soil, fresh water, survivable climate, forests, biodiversity, ozone layer protection, none of those are “best”?—
Gary Kavanagh (@GaryRidesBikes) March 21, 2013
To the hilarious:
Michael Board (@MikeBoard1200) March 21, 2013
@SteveStockmanTX And if they poked a hole in you, shit would come out.—
(@bmaz) March 21, 2013
It is no coincidence that the best responses both have “shit” in them, since Stockman’s tweet was full of it.
Because Twitter is like a living organism that works to absorb and metabolize bullshit, this gave rise to the hashtag #thebestthingabouttheearth:
#thebestthingabouttheearth is that atmospheric temps stay w/in a range that allows human flourishing. Hm? Oh, right, WAS the best thing.—
David Roberts (@drgrist) March 21, 2013
#Thebestthingabouttheearth is that it keeps on turning despite all the stupid on its surface.—
Jean Marie (@grouchywoman) March 21, 2013
#TheBestThingAboutTheEarth Everything but us.—
JerryB (@jerrydbuerger) March 21, 2013
I’m gonna go with “it’s where I keep all my stuff.”
Donate now to support our work.