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Twitter Thread Imagines A Chaotic World Where The Avengers Are Real

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is one of the most popular franchises in the world...ever. The action-packed superhero movies draw huge crowds with their explosive fight scenes and impressive CGI. They're thrilling to watch. After all, who doesn't love to see the good guys fighting the good fight? But. What if the Avengers were real? What if their arguably destructive battles involved your car - or the crashing of a train with one of your loved ones on it? While some may argue that Amazon's The Boys kind of answers that question, we're more satisfied by the humor and imagination spawned by a tweet from @alpineswinter


The tweet, which went viral, inspired a hilarious thread in which Twitter users got real about how shitty it would be if life involved a bunch of fancy ass superheroes fighting villains at the expense of our livelihood. We've put some of the highlights in this gallery, but there's a lot more fun where they came from. 

Funny twitter thread that imagines what life would be like if the avengers were real, we would hate them, lol
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Thread Thoroughly Outlines the Fascinating History of the Appalachian Mountains

Today I learned that the Appalachian Mountains are 480 million years old! That's about 100 million years before animals walked on land, which explains why if you were to go digging around the Appalachian trail, you would only find the fossils of weird ancient ocean creatures, like trilobites. @AlexPetrovnia gave a thorough and fascinating history lesson on the Appalachian mountains via Twitter and our minds couldn't be more blown. Who knew Twitter could be so educational? More of this, please.

If you're into history and geology, you'll definitely want to scroll through this compelling educational thread. We hope @AlexPetrovnia continues his rad Twitter history lessons.

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New Yorkers Wade Through Literal Cesspools to Catch the Train

Leaving the house ten years ago: Keys. Wallet. Phone.
Leaving the house in 2021: Keys. Wallet. Phone. Face mask. Hand sanitizer. Life vest. Canoe. Tetanus shot.

As Hurricane Elsa puts NYC's crumbling infrastructure to the test, New Yorkers are wading through toxic subterranean pools and flooded boroughs to get to point B. In a number of viral videos captured by people at the 157th Street subway station last night, commuters are seen attempting to protect themselves from the filthy water using trash bags, without much success. Above ground wasn't much prettier for those trying to get through actual rivers of traffic. Many turned to Twitter to express concern and criticism toward MTA and the city. New Yorkers haven't forgotten Hurricane Sandy and they certainly don't want to experience the sequel.

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Skittles Is Getting Roasted For Their Gray 'Pride Edition' Candies

It's Pride month, and we all know what that means. The world is celebrating the  LGBTQ+ community - and brands are bending over backwards trying to show their solidarity. While some companies opt to create rainbow versions of their logos (ahem, Raytheon), others color-fy their home pages or offer special editions of their food products. Apparently - for the second year in a row - Skittles has joined the latter group, re-issuing their "pride packs" of gray candies. The depressing-looking bags claim that "only one rainbow matters during pride" and that Skittles "gives up" its rainbow in support of the month. 


We're not sure if we blocked the PR stunt out of our minds last year, or if they fell under the radar - but we're not alone in our surprise regarding color being drained from the fruity, chewy candy. Twitter user @jackary (who happens to be gay) shared his disbelief at the gray bags yesterday, which happened to be the first day of Pride month. Though it's undoubtedly important to show support for the LGBTQ+ community, many people  on the internet think this is laughable act of cringeytheatrics. And they're not afraid to say it. Though this may be one of the silliest shows of support from a corporation, it's only June 2nd. There's a lot more time for pandering. And a lot more time to make fun of it. 


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Gas Shortage Inspires Rumors of Bagged Gasoline & Roasty Tweets

If you're at all connected to what's going on in the world, you're probably aware that many people in the United States seem to be worried about a gas shortage. Here in New York, the last time we had a gas shortage (after Hurricane Sandy) was pretty debilitating. Lines of cars sometimes went for miles, filled with worried and agitated drivers - and then, of course, there were the ones who had to find a way to navigate around them. This time it's not a natural disaster that's causing mayhem. This gas panic is a direct result of last week's cyberattack on Colonial Pipeline, a major pipeline that provides gas along much of the East Coast, and all the way to Houston. 

Colonial Pipeline announced today that they've restarted their pipeline system and have resumed deliveries, but that can't undo the panic and the memes its inspired. The ransomwear attack influenced hordes of frantic drivers in the Southeast to stockpile gasoline in whatever containers they had available - a move that evoked the country's toilet paper crisis from the beginning of the Covid-19 crisis. While several photos and videos of people stockpiling gasoline in unorthodox containers have been flying around, none have faced as much ridicule as a photo and video of people attempting to collect gasoline in plastic bags. 



Though both the photograph and the video are real, neither of them were taken in the last week. In the trunk? Gasoline that two men had attempted to steal, not in the United States, but in the Mexican state of Puebla. The video was taken in December of 2019, and according to Snopes, it depicts a woman doing some weird sh*t in Houston, Texas. Despite the misconceptions, people on Twitter have been eating up the idea that people around the country are filling up bags with gas. It even got so bad that the US Consumer Product Safety Safety Commission published a thread urging citizens not to horde gas in this unique manner. Even more entertaining than the thread (which should not exist) are the roasty tweets that users are firing out left and right. We know it's kind of shitty to make fun of people who might have a screw loose, but god, we can't help but enjoy the spicy savagery. 


 

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'Apology Dinners' Are The Latest Concept To Perplex The Internet

In my family, apologies take time, and are delivered begrudgingly at best. They usually come in the form of a text, or an awkward exchange in a car or a doorway. These apologies end abruptly, with the issue swept under the rug for the victim to simply get over at their own pace. Normal, right? Well, today much of the internet learned about another form of apology. Instead of a simple back and forth with a loved one, apparently there are people who host "Apology Dinners." The concept was the talk of Twitter yesterday, for good reason.

In a now-deleted Reddit post, a user asked the r/AITA (Am I The Asshole) subreddit if they were in the wrong for organizing their sister's "apology dinner." The post (which was inspired by a much sadder apology dinner thread) goes through great effort to explain the concept of a potluck dinner, but carries on to the family drama without pausing to demystify this bizarre custom. After it was shared on Twitter,the tale went viral, inspiring many confused, surprised and critical reactions. 

While we're not sure we've ever met anyone who engaged in this kind of ritual, OP explains in a comment that they are from Romania, and that it's a common occurrence in their culture. Being that we've never been to Romania, we'll have to take their word for it. We'll also have to take some inspiration from the story to raise the bar for everyone who has ever wronged us. Next time I hear my roommate having sex, I'll expect him to feed me a lobster dinner. It's only fair.

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Through The Power Of The Internet, Prancer The 'Demonic' Man-Hating Chihuahua Found A Home

Against all odds, Prancer the 'demonic' and seemingly un-adoptable chihuahua that went viral last month has finally found a home. While fostering Prancer, Tyfanee Fortuna had a difficult time getting anyone interested in adopting the rude little guy, so one day she decided to turn to brutal honesty. The lengthy but hilarious Facebook post Tyfanee wrote about Prancer went viral, which turned out to be a blessing for Prancer. Last week, the adorable nightmare went home to a loving new companion. Sometimes the internet is good.

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Steak-Umm Reignites Beef With Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Puns Ensue

It seems that Steak-Umm woke up today and chose violence. And while it isn't the first time (their Twitter is pretty legendary), this mini-vendetta against Neil Degrasse-Tyson has been too funny to ignore. On Sunday, Degrasse-Tyson tweeted that "The good thing about Science is that it's true, whether or not you believe in it." The sentiment, which is actually pretty dull, caught the attention of Steak-Umm's social media manager, Nathan Allenbach - who turned the platitude into an opportunity to ruffle some internet feathers. While at first Steak-Umm simply replied "log off bro," they later contextualized their stance, explaining that "science itself isn't "true" it's a constantly refining process used to uncover truths based in material reality and that process is still full of misteaks. neil just posts ridiculous sound bites like this for clout and he has no respect for epistemology." 

Where the initial sass-filled tweets are fiery and entertaining, the responses are taking things up a notch. It seems that Twitter users are eager to one-up each other with beef-related puns, desperate for Senpai (Steak-Umm) to notice them. And guess what? Many of them succeeded. While some people have jokingly suggested that the account take on Stephen Hawking (RIP), we really would love to see them go after some more public figures. While we never expected to support a brand's social account, let alone one that shills processed meat, we've really been enjoying Steak-Umm's social media development and can't wait to what kind of mischief they cause in the coming months. 


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Video: Kid Confronts Mom Over Belief That Antifa Stormed The Capitol

Rumors of Antifa being behind the January 6th storming of the capitol began almost as quickly as the Pro-Trump rally turned into an insurrection. Many far right conservatives and MAGA gangs seemed to immediately pass the blame to the anti-fascist group - much as they claimed Antifa was behind the BLM protests. Even though the FBI was quick to debunk the rumors, it seems that many followers of right-leaning mainstream media are still eager to deflect blame and weave more conspiratorial drama. 

While some of these believers will continue to swim in their seas of confirmation bias, others are apparently grapping with family members who won't stand for the BS. This viral video, in which a kid puts their mom on blast for her insistence that MAGA did no wrong, is a pretty great example of the latter. While it doesn't seem like they've changed their mom's mind, it's pretty entertaining to see mom struggle to explain something that's completely false. The reactions ain't bad either. 


Kid confronts mom in video because the mom believes that antifa was behind the storming of the capitol, while it was debunked by the FBI - MAGA, Donald trump, insurrection | They're antifa, dressed in MAGA clothes | The CrankiestAssCajun @aCrankyAssCajun This kid rules. More parent shaming. Fifty Shades Of Whey @davenewwo This is your brain on Fox News
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Heinous Tweet Claims 'Karen' Is A Slur, Enrages Twitter

As the world struggles with bigger issues, Karens around the globe are continuing to act like entitled morons. While some are choosing to harass Karen meme pages, others prefer using to Twitter to air their grievances. On Sunday, one such Karen took to the social media site claiming that "Karen" (the 'K-word) is stronger than the "n-word." Twitter users were appropriately perturbed by the sentiment, responding with heartfelt objections and some predictable Karen humor. While it's pretty clear that the tweet comes from a troll account or a bot, there are really people out there who feel this way. And they really, really, really need to be stopped.

Crazy tweet comparing the word karen to the n-word, slurs, manager, john mulaney, viral tweets | EmillySwaven @EmillySwaven Yes K-word is stronger than n-word, at least currently. Misogyny and patriarchy has been around longer than slavery. Just don't use either, ok? dear millenials: Stop saying Karen "Karen" is sexist and racist term equivalent n-word white women. Calling woman "Karen" is an attempt get rid women's right stand up themselves. 4:02 PM 4/19/20 Twitter iPhone | Kyle e @KylePlantEm
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Dude 'Deletes Tinder' After Date Sends Him Screenshot Of His Own Text

A Leeds man went viral a few days ago after sharing a major dating disappointment on Twitter. Harry (@hazposting on Twitter) tweeted a screen shot of an exchange with a Rachel, his Tinder date from the night prior. Harry sweetly expressed interest in seeing Rachel again, and in response he received a screen grab of his own text, punctuated with a hearty "LMAO." It's abundantly clear the screenshot was meant for a friend, and wow. Ouch.

Rachel quickly apologized for the gaffe, but the damage was done. After sharing his woes to Twitter, Harry found an overwhelming amount of support. People tweeted their sympathies, their confusion (not everyone realized Rachel had intended to mock him to a friend), and their feelings that Rachels are not to be trusted. While we can't speak to the integrity of a world of Rachels, it's clear that this one doesn't deserve the attention of Harry - who consistently updated the viral post with funny, self-deprecating, and niche reaction memes. If he hasn't actually deleted Tinder, we wish him a million quality matches. 

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Millennial Teacher Goes Viral For Amazing Meme-y Hall Passes

We love that teachers and professors have been getting creative with memes in the classroom. It's important to stay current, and using humor to connect with students is an amazing way to earn their respect. Twitter user and teacher @theyloveNoonie has definitely scored an A+ in this area by making these amazing "Ight Imma Head Out" Spongebob meme hall passes, and the internet is responding with a whole lot of admiration and respect. It's one thing to teach a college course in memes, but we think that adding spice to classroom mundanity via memesis even cooler. 

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Painfully Hilarious Ash-Scattering Gone Wrong Is Killing Twitter

Funerals and memorials aren't usually occasions that send us into fits of uncontrollable laughter, but this viral Twitter thread is proving us wrong. Comedian Mitch Feltscheer found himself in a very funny situation at his grandmother's ash-scattering ceremony, and decided that the internet had to know. We're decidedly pleased at his openness, and we think you will be, too. 

Funny twitter story from Mitch Feltscheer about scattering his grandmother's ashes at a windy beach.
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