Let me unpack this, because this is amazing.
- Three Year Letterman is a marvelous Twitter account whose author delights in writing exactly the kind of ridiculously inaccurate nonsense that can provoke an WELL ACTUALLY response, typically coupled with an uncalled-for personal insult. He retweets the best of those, whereupon his followers will immediately fill responses with surreal in-jokes and bizarre put-downs*. The fun part? There’s always somebody who doesn’t know about this account. It’s endless entertainment.
- This time, 3YL’s comment got Community Noted. Inaccurately. That example is from a civil court proceeding, and convictions happen in criminal cases.
- Bad Legal Takes (another excellent account) knows this perfectly well, which is why they picked that CN to highlight.
- Then people thought that BLT was actually talking about 3YL, and hijinks ensue.
…And that was my entertainment during lunchtime.
*Fortunately, the consensus among 3YL followers is to restrain ourselves to only unleashing snark on the specific post in question, and to readily accept a rueful response of “Okay, yeah, you got me!” There must be rules, after all; otherwise, we are reduced to the level of beasts.