In the genetic experiment gone horribly wrong that is Facebook, satire is the deadliest extinct species—as voice actor and professional Santa Jay Branscomb recently found out, when he posted the above photo decrying Steven Spielberg’s senseless slaughter of a triceratops. A play on the controversy surrounding big game-hunting cheerleader Kendall Jones, the photo came accompanied by the caption, “Disgraceful photo of recreational hunter happily posing next to a Triceratops he just slaughtered. Please share so the world can name and shame this despicable man.”
And while many immediately recognized it as a set photo from Jurassic Park—then took pains to identify it as such some 5,000 times over—those who were cloned from an amber-preserved mosquito containing the angry blood of the Internet answered the call. The result was, to paraphrase Dr. Ian Malcolm, a living example of chaos theory, with one butterfly ironically flapping his wings, and suddenly we’re looking at one big pile of shit.
Like all Facebook comment threads, its original DNA has since mutated into name-calling, railing against Obama and liberals, and, of course, reminders that the government was behind 9/11. Indeed, your scientists who invented a way for far-flung people to talk to each other quickly and anonymously were so busy asking whether or not they could, they didn’t stop to think if they should.
Anyway, Branscomb himself has since attempted to elucidate the fact that his photo was satire by posting the below photo of a “vicious shark-killer shown posing with his illegal prey.”
It didn’t work.
Thankfully, Facebook has yet to unearth this photo proving that Spielberg shot Lincoln.
Or worse, this damning photo of Spielberg orchestrating the Holocaust.
[via Dangerous Minds]
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