Patton Oswalt’s Social Media Experience Experiment

When you become such a beloved comedian that everything you say is amplified — Your essay in response to the Boston Marathon bombings brings us all together! Your lack of response to rape jokes must mean you’re just contributing to rape jokes! Your failure to use the Sarcastica font on that very topical Twitter joke that everyone else can read through from a mile away only shows your insensitivity toward other cultures! — what then?

When everything you type can and will be used either for or against you in the court of public opinion, Patton Oswalt decided to have fun with social media by playing by its rules and seeing if you can read between the lines.

Here is his string of missives from Saturday, Aug. 17 2013. Behold and enjoy!


Sean L. McCarthy

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