I don’t really know how it happened, or why a thing with no moving parts suddenly fails catastrophically, but my modem shit the bed.
Maybe I’m alone here, but almost two months later, I’m still thinking about a truly haunting tweet from America’s favourite unlicensed counselor, Dr. Phil McGraw. If you’ve forgotten it—as I have tried to, repeatedly, with no success—the tweet simply stated, “BIG KNIFE! SMALL WIFE!”
Twitter is a lot of things, but where it consistently excels is as at being a petri dish to watch context collapse in real time. Take, for example, a very obvious joke turned nightmare scenario circulating credulously across the platform today via a celebrity news account.