I missed it. I missed what’s probably the greatest day in the history of Twitter—what will always be remembered as the day of 30-50 feral hogs. It’s a meme so perfect that literally anybody can make a solid tweet out of it, and pretty much everybody on Twitter has been doing just that from yesterday afternoon through right now. Like, it’s still happening this very instant, and yes, it’s still actually funny.
If you, like me, missed out on this as it first flowered into being, let’s do a quick recap. Yesterday the musician Jason Isbell tweeted a common sense statement about assault rifles in the wake of this past weekend’s horrific shootings. Nobody outside his fans ever would’ve noticed this, if it wasn’t for one specific reply taking issue with Isbell’s stance. William McNabb, a resident of Arkansas (and proud Western Carolina Catamount) shattered Isbell’s statement with a familiar everyday scenario that can clearly only be resolved with high-powered assault rifles.
Never has Twitter seen such a savage dunk. How could Isbell, or anybody for that matter, counter such crystal clear, irrefutable proof for the necessity of assault rifles?
Well, by making fun of it, of course.
From there Twitter became a fertile breeding ground for these 30-50 feral hogs and every possible permutation of the same basic joke. They're all great. These are the best.
These are unthinkable times. Frightening, maddening, soul-deadening times. And yet, every once in a while, 30-50 feral hogs run into our yard and remind us what it means to be human. Thank you, @WillieMcNabb, and thank you, feral hogs.