The first ridiculous Twitter account you must follow this week is @IsGovtOperating. It isn’t actually as ridiculous as the US government shutting down, but it will update you on whether congress has decided to stop squabbling over how to spend the public’s money yet.
As @IsGovtOperating tweeted yesterday: not a chance.
Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey is also worth tuning in to if you aren’t already getting his updates. Let’s face it, anyone who takes on the President of Iran has an admirable amount of chutzpah, discounting the fact that he managed to elicit a response.
But political twittering alone doesn’t guarantee a #ff. However he also tweeted a backlit picture of a stuffed peacock wearing a pearl choker this week, with the bold and simple commentary ‘peacock’. Strong.
Anyone with a surreal and self depreciating sense of humour should take a look at @ITSSADWHEN which tweets examples of sadness, all in capitals.
Some of them are very NSFW. But they are quite funny. In a sad sort of way.
Examples include ‘IT'S SAD WHEN YOU MARRY ZOE SALMON AND SHE TURNS OUT TO BE ZOE THE SALMON AND THAT'S WHY SHE SEEMED SO OUT OF BREATH DURING THE FIRST DANCE.’
IT’S SAD WHEN YOU BRING YOUR FIANCE HER FAVOURITE ORGANIC VANILLA LATTE IN BED AND YOUR FIANCE IS MADE OF TWIGLETS AND THE DOG HAS EATEN HER— It's Sad When... (@ITSSADWHEN) September 15, 2013
IT'S SAD WHEN YOU ASK A WIZARD FOR AN INVISIBILITY SPELL AND HE TURNS OUT TO BE A DOG IN A DRESSING GOWN AND YOU'VE BEEN ARRESTED AT A GYM.— It's Sad When... (@ITSSADWHEN) August 7, 2013
Another darkly humourous account is @Youvebinframed which mocks the ludicrous precept of the show by baldly describing the type of clips it broadcasts .
As You’ve Been Framed is essentially mashed up YouTube punctuated with jokes so cringeworthy they make your teeth squeak, it’s not that difficult. It merely provides more evidence of the weird things humans find funny.
Man entangled in his own horse and cart at high speed. It's funny because he appears uninjured. And because his hat blew away.— You've Been Framed (@Youvebinframed) August 16, 2013
Dog barks at crab. £250.— You've Been Framed (@Youvebinframed) July 29, 2013
Not amusing at all but important moving and creative is @ThePansyProject, the Twitter account attached to artist Paul Harfleet, who plants pansies close to sites where homophobic abuse has occurred. He then photographs them and posts them online, in a project compiled to highlight homophobic attacks and plant “seeds of hope”. You can visit his website here.