Yesterday the United States found and killed al Qaeda mastermind Osama bin Laden at a compound in Abbottabad. If you are like Vivian Girl Kickball Katy, you learned about it on Twitter. Or maybe, like me, you logged on as soon as you heard so you could feel part of the pandemonium social networks stir after breaking news. Of course I appreciate the levelheadedness and dignity of someone like Brian Williams, but a newscast anchored by 500 variously inebriated indie rockers is hard to ignore. Here, in chronological order, are some of the more notable (insightful, offensive, etc) band reactions over the past twelve hours.
wow, msnbc guy just pulled a “just handed a note that the administration is going to announce that… just kidding, can’t tell you”
Black lips prediction
Bin laden is captured!
Prediction @10:41pm Sunday may 1st!
Obama will tell you about it soon
If I was obama I’d I’d dip bin ladens skull in platinum and where it as a chain -s
whoaaaa osama got married to kate middleton?
bin laden’s been beatified
RT @jimmyfallon: Got Bin Laden AND interrupted Celebrity Apprentice? Win for Obama all around.
Yeah, I’m sad to say I learned about Osama’s death on Twitter. RT if you did too.
Ok, two things: osama bin laden is dead? And tame impala is covering massive attack. Remember the innocent 1990s?
these news reporters buying time waiting for obama to tell everyone what we already know is more boring than the regular fake news
Osama Bin Laden is dead!!??
CNN just showed footage of Bin Laden riding a unicorn.
whoooaaaa bin laden got dreads!?!?
I know everyone is wondering, so let’s just get it out of the way now. Osama’s death will not delay our album release.
Holy shit! They did it! They actually did it! The next 6 years: looking good!
They could have at least hooked up a twit pic,dang
Ding Dong the witch is dead!! Which ole witch?? The wicked witch!!! Ding Dong the wicked witch is DEAD!!! http://t.co/gkryaBz
Holy shit Obama is dead?
That was fast. First leaked pix of Osama’s body: http://yfrog.com/h8arovkj
Dudes kinda hot.
YO MSNBC CHICK JUST SAID THAT IN DC ‘THE ATMOSPHERE IS LIKE A FRAT PARTY’ HOLY SHIT #APOCALYPSE
Hopefully all the families affected by the Ass hole of all Ass holes can now have some closure. America, fuck yeah…all together now.
Good news everyone, Osama Bin Laden the terrorist is dead. The bad news however is that Osama Bin Laden the martyr has been born.
He was a demagogue and mass-murderer. But rejoicing in or celebrating another person’s violent death is fucked. Let’s quietly move on.