'The Thing That Killed' Twitter Memes Mix Technical Truths and Mock Horror
It's truly incredible how one clever tweet or shitpost can turn into a snowclone in a matter of hours. It's a testament to the strength of its author, but sometimes it just feels wrong: look at all these people piggybacking off of one person's commendable sense of humor. The latest example of this humor hijacking was inspired by a tweet from Will Sennett, who goes by @SennSpud on the bird app.
The tweet, which insinuates that cars are dangerous because they are responsible for the death of Princess Diana, went viral for good reason - it's absurd, smart, and funny all at once. While not many are capable of competing with a tweet of this caliber, it seems a whole lot of Twitter users couldn't help but try their hand at what would become quite the meme format. We've put together our favorites, which play with everything from the death of Steve Irwin to the French revolution. This meme may not be here for a long time, but it's definitely been a good time.