And you're so welcome
Words by Victoria Fell
Despite Christopher Wiley‘s revelations about Facebook and Cambridge Analytica, it’s clear that social media is here to stay. Whether you are an influencer or a surprisingly hilarious celebrity, pop culture has well and truly shifted to online.
Even with the great power that it holds, a lot of social media content also manages to be proper lols. Twitter is the perfect breeding ground for an amateur comedian: even if your joke falls flat, you cannot see the unamused faces of your audience.
After hours spent trawling through (read: procrastinating on) Twitter, we’ve found the funniest Twitter accounts to follow that would make even the grumpiest of cats crack a smile. Enjoy.
Kim Kierkegaardashian @KimKierkegaard
As the saying goes, ‘opposites attract’ and this spoof account is proof of that. Combining the existentialist teachings of 19th century Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard with the altogether more commercial commentary of Kim Kardashian shouldn’t work, but it totally does.
Check out the cover for the soon-to-be-released book of the same name – we cannot wait.
Alongside car adverts, perfume adverts are definitely up there in terms of abstract symbolism (we love the recent Kenzo ad for breaking this trend, btw). This account that writes spoof treatments is so on point that we can only assume that it’s satire: think dramatic weather changes and questionable musings on life, mimicking the real thing to a T.
Honestly, we would totally buy this perfume.
Lolly Adefope @lollyadefope
Okay, so Lolly is an actual off-line comedian (you might have seen her standup, or appearances on QI or Taskmaster) but we still had to include her Twitter. From ruminations on J.Lo songs to somehow encapsulating all of our most heartfelt feelings about UberEats in 140 characters, Lolly says what we’re all thinking, except that she makes it witty, relevant and totally hilarious.
Cory Richardson @_coryrichardson
I have no idea who Cory Richardson is IRL, or which part of North America he is from. What I do know is that his surrealist, breaking-the-fourth-wall style of humour never fails to make me literally laugh out loud. Shout-out for the repeated and unexplained references to bears.
Thoughts of a Dog @dog_feelings
What’s worst thing about dogs? While the answer could be (and possibly should be) ‘nothing’, the other alternative is the fact that we can’t understand what they’re saying. This is where Thoughts of a Dog comes in: finally, we know what these precious doggos are thinking and it is just as wholesome as we imagined.
It’s just so pure.