if you make a joke on Mastodon, no matter WHAT the content is, after 50+ boosts people will appear in the replies that take it completely at literal face value.

you could post "a man walks into a bar, says ouch!" and if it receives 50+ boosts, then you will begin seeing replies like "THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN STEEL BAR PLACEMENT IS DEREGULATED BY PROFIT DRIVEN CROOKS!"

this theory is commonly known as Eugen's Gambit. and i love it.

@jackdaw_ruiz yes..50 boosts...a common problem for me that I always encounter

@laser @jackdaw_ruiz also no one ever reacted poorly to turban sage on the replies. Mostly just "great post Matt! Keep em coming 🤭🤭"

@matt @laser @jackdaw_ruiz I have like three reactions, months apart, and they all contradict the previous one

@matt @remulacfrommars @laser @jackdaw_ruiz they are but this is the closest they've been. You also both frequently change names and avatars

@Aleums @matt @remulacfrommars @laser @jackdaw_ruiz this phenomenon is known as the Matt-Rico Convergence, and if the Energy-Delta ever reaches zero, the Fediverse is doomed.

@Aleums @matt @remulacfrommars @laser @jackdaw_ruiz actually, Simmo-Witgenstein Convergence sounds way more scientific and I don't care if I spelled Rico's handle wrong

@Aleums @sexybenfranklin @matt @remulacfrommars @laser @wintgenstein

did anyone else see that rando come out of the federated mists and ask Rico to cw Magic the Gathering yesterday?

i was laughing so hard because they said MTG makes them feel very sad, and then offered to explain why if that information was desired.

like it wasn't even overly harsh, it was just earnest and misguided and hilarious.

anyway i'm going to lunch feel free to tag someone new into the impromptu hell thread.

@jackdaw_ruiz @sexybenfranklin @matt @remulacfrommars @laser @wintgenstein I absolutely didn't see this but it's an extremely fediverse moment. I love this website.
hey uhh @brogepi you have any odd interactions on here lately?

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