When Unfunny Memes Get Worse
We all like a good laugh. As a matter of fact, that's reason half of us are on Twitter (snark notwithstanding, but we'll get to that later in the post). However, there are some accounts that simply try too hard. A perfect example of this is the dude/dudette/mineral that runs the @CatLatos account. For clarification, Mat Latos has a cat named Cat Latos; which is perfectly cutelarious by itself. @CatLatos, on the other hand, is a twitter account alleging to be the Cat and is not run, endorsed, or directly associated with anyone in the Latos family. Instead of tweeting about cat-like things like purposefully missing the litter box and staring at people while they sleep, @CatLatos has decided make the bulk of its Twitter correspondence about denigrating people who woo at the ballpark. If you can do this while simultaneously being funny, go for it. However, somewhere this week, someone confused hilarious with profoundly offensive. Seriously, whomever this guy is just needs to stop. As Jim Day would say, "it's not funny; it's never been funny."
It's ok to call people "retards" and pigeonhole people from Kentucky, but doing the woo is embarrassing & idiotic? I think we're done here.— Ashlee (@34mphTRex) April 28, 2013
Yep. This just about sums it up perfectly.
And now for something completely different, a parody account that's actually funny:
I found a well-placed bunt allowed me time to beat a catcher to death with my bat while the fielders were distracted by gathering the ball.— Old Hoss Radbourn (@OldHossRadbourn) April 30, 2013
Our own btcoop71 has become the subject of column inches (inches, I tell you!) written by Paul Daugherty this week. Earlier this week, P-Doc decided it'd be a grand idea for the Bengals to sign Timothy Richard Tebow:
Jets release Tebow. Should the Bengals have any interest? I say yes.
Jets release Tebow. Should the Bengals have any interest? I say yes.— Paul Daugherty (@EnquirerDoc) April 29, 2013
In response, btcoop retorted with a not entirely sophisticated response:
What in the actual (expletive) is wrong with you?
And a Tweet-war isn't finished until there are snarky subtweets!
RT @jpumposu gotta hear Keith Law's rant on Dusty on today's podcast//Saber guy doesn't like Dusty? I'm shocked.— John Fay (@johnfayman) April 24, 2013
The Real Reason Why Joey Votto Is Not On Twitter
It's not a series in St. Louis without a quality BP troll:
I’ll have to double-check the official stats to confirm, but I think the Reds play so far this series can be classified as: “Not so great”.— Weathered Fan (@WeatheredFan) April 27, 2013
Fire the hitting coach. RT @magelb: The National League batted .247/.313/.391 during the month of April.— Zachary Levine (@zacharylevine) May 1, 2013
C.Trent, a man of the people:
if one more person asks 'any news' on cueto… yeah, there's news, i'm just hoarding it— ctrent (@ctrent) April 28, 2013
A Country Boy Can Surviiiiiiive . . . just not on Twitter.
My ex teammate @jasonlarue23 is now on twitter. Give that country boy a follow!— Aaron Boone (@AaronBoone_ESPN) April 21, 2013
Ok reverse that @jasonlarue23 is not Jason Larue after all. Stop following him.— Sean Casey (@TheMayorsOffice) April 22, 2013
@redretweeter this is silly. You're essentially bragging that you read twitter and he doesn't. He'd know if Reds made an announcement.— Joel Luckhaupt (@jluckhaupt) April 28, 2013