Joke Tweets That Might Not Go Over Well

The list for December 23, 2013
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
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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