Joke Tweets That Might Not Go Over Well

The list for December 23, 2013
NOTE FROM CHRIS:
Folks keep getting into trouble with “joke”
tweets that might have been better left
untwittered. Steve Martin and PR exec
(now *former* PR exec) Justine Sacco
are among the more recent nitweets.
The Top 12 Joke Tweets That
Might Not Go Over Well
  1. Sorry, kids, but I swear to God I thought Santa was a burglar. #2ndAmendment
  2. About to tell Kanye the baby isn’t his. #ithinkhisnextsongwillbeaboutme #andtaylorstoo
  3. If a bearded illegal alien with 9 livestock and uninspected packages enters American airspace, of course we’ll shoot it down. #DoD
  4. Looking for fun and excitement in DC come 2017? Internship positions at the Office of the First Husband are filling up fast! #blewdress
  5. Just a night out with the boys! #basementtime #SanduskyClaus
  6. Hey, Dad, I’m having problems ending these sentences Here’s why: I’m missing two periods #time4agrandkid
  7. Sorry to leave my wife and kids right before Xmas, but have you heard what they’re giving away in Russia? #freepussyriot
  8. oops. totaled the car daddy gave me for my 16th bday. #hopemynextonesred
  9. Sorry 2 A&E, LGBT community —- I have seen the light: ’14 will see line of "gay calls," sounding like cross between Liberace, Rip Taylor.
  10. Christmas money shortage! Time to take the ski mask to BofA again. #hopethefedsarentreadingthis
  11. On behalf of everyone at @AlQaeda, we apologize for the attack in Yemen as well as those next week in Tehran and Budapest.
  12. Vacation time! Michelle, kids and I are flying back home to Keny—- er, Hawaii. #birthermorons
  13. Calm down, haters. She’s not some black kid; she’s just my wife. #Zimmerman
And the Number 1 Joke Tweet That Might Not Go Over Well…
  1. Thanks for the Xmas painting Dad… NOT! #BushTwins #TooMuchSpareTime #TakeDaddysBrushAway
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CREDITS
Selected from 65 submissions from 24 contributors.
Today’s list authors were:
  • Michael Whitmire, Houston, TX — 1, 13 (23rd #1)
  • Bill Muse, Seattle, WA — 2, 12
  • Tristan Fabriani, Passaic, NJ — 3, 14, Banner Tag
  • Danny Gallagher, McKinney, TX — 4
  • David Zechiel, Lake Forest, CA — 5, 7, 9 (Hat trick!)
  • Mark D. Sabien, What Cheer, IA — 6, 11
  • Caryn Kennealy, Glendale, CA — 8
  • L. A. Bettencourtt, Macon, GA — 10
  • Chris White, Olympia, WA — List owner/editor
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