This Weekend's #twitterpurge is More Proof That We Can't Have Nice Things. Ever.

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This Weekend's #twitterpurge is More Proof That We Can't Have Nice Things. Ever.
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Picture above via Urban Dictionary.

This weekend saw a disturbing hashtag trend made in promotion of the newest movie in "The Purge" franchise (you know, the movie that sets its premise on the idea that people would turn into violent Freudian monsters if crime was legal for a day rather than just like... deal with their problems like adults). The idea was to promote users to go wild and free on the social media network for a day, which inevitably led to jerks exposing graphically violent content - or even worse, nude photos of (often underage) ex-girlfriends.

This led some to parody the whole event outright:





Meanwhile, others got right to the heart of the matter:



Maybe instead we should have just purged social media from our system entirely?

Robin Thicke Asked for an Open Twitter Forum With #AskThicke. Predictably, This Did Not Turn Out the Way He Wanted.

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Robin Thicke Asked for an Open Twitter Forum With #AskThicke. Predictably, This Did Not Turn Out the Way He Wanted.
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The perpetually predatory and lyrically questionable Robin Thicke attempted to gain buzz for his new single Paula (totally not a song about trying to force himself back into a dead relationship, BTW) by asking Twitter to send him questions via the #AskThicke hashtag. Unsurprisingly, people used the hashtag to lob any and all number of pot shots at the pop crooner. Like these:



But really, let's get to the heart of the matter:

Aaron Paul's Xbox One Commercial is Accidentally Turning on People's Xbox Ones

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Take it With a Grain of Salt: The "Real" George R.R. Martin Joins Twitter With a Very GRRM Tweet

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Take it With a Grain of Salt: The "Real" George R.R. Martin Joins Twitter With a Very GRRM Tweet
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The quotation marks you see here are because this isn't the first time that George R.R. Martin has "joined" twitter. There are literal dozens of parody accounts and false quotes attributed to everyone's favorite character-killer, and none of them have proven to be real so far. So, until that "verified" button shows up next to George's name up there, don't get too excited. That being said, that does look an awful lot like something Martin would tweet, eh?

UPDATE: Martin's publisher, Random House, confirms that the account is indeed real. Here's to Martin having a new distraction to keep him from finishing his books!