At some point — and this is as hard a sell as hard sells get, I know — Twitter was good. It might’ve been, like, two weeks in 2009, but for some amount of time, it wasn’t an online Hell World, populated solely by ghouls, morons and dead-eyed media jackals.
That’s no longer the case. The morons have free run of the place, and they will until the blessed day the site boards up for good. Hopefully, it’s soon. Hopefully, it’s very soon.
For the time being, we still catch glimpses of Good Twitter in ephemeral morsels. They’re blips on a radar screen, but they count nonetheless. On Monday, for whatever portion of the population watches “Monday Night Football,” that happened. Vance McDonald stiff-armed Chris Conte to the Crossroads, and people enjoyed themselves for a little.
This made McDonald, the Steelers’ very-good-when-healthy-but-rarely-thus tight end, happy.
A few hours before, after the Steelers’ 30-27 win over Conte and the Buccaneers, McDonald was less charitable and much more funny.
“Just punish him. Inflict as much force on him as possible,” he told reporters. “It’s simple. Just crush him. That’s what I was looking for.”
Indeed. With that, imagine McDonald on the team plane headed home, looking through his phone and finding stuff like this.
Now, the ol’ “Wikipedia page edit” trick is as old as it gets. It’s an online roast standard. Seeing someone’s page locked as a result is a little more rare, though, so points are due.
Another semi-regular occurrence: Nashville TV reporter Chris Conte catching shrapnel after football Chris Conte’s yearly humiliation. TV Conte has fun with it …