Everyone Is Roasting This Bizarre Pro-Gun Tweet About “30-50 Feral Hogs”
"30-50 feral hogs? At this time of year? In this part of the country? Localised entirely within your yard?"
Let’s get this straight — there’s been two horrific mass shootings in the US, and it’s deeply awful and sad and fucked.
The aftermath of this depressingly common occurrence is always pretty easy to predict — starting at the banal thoughts and prayers, before delving into the frustrating carousel of the US gun control debate. It seems absurd to think that a country as huge as the USA can’t correlate their national obsession with gun massacres with the huge amount of, well, guns, but here we are!
So, because this is such a traumatically common occurrence, any minor point of difference in the dialogue does tend to be seized upon.
Enter the 30-50 feral hogs.
The meme — or at least viral-roasting — started in response to a tweet by popular country music star Jason Isbell, who was advocating for control of assault rifles. A concerned citizen named William McNabb decided to respond with what he considered a legitimate concern:
Legit question for rural Americans – How do I kill the 30-50 feral hogs that run into my yard within 3-5 mins while my small kids play?
— William McNabb (@WillieMcNabb) August 4, 2019
This could be a symptom of the Twitter latte bubble, with its hordes of snooty inner-city leftists who have never fought even a SMALL herd of pigs with a machine gun, mocking the daily reality of the beleaguered “real” American heartland. It could be.
is the deranged urgency with which we’ve all embraced “30 to 50 feral hogs” the sign of a mental break or what pulled us back from the brink of one
— Brandy Jensen (@BrandyLJensen) August 5, 2019
Even if these swarms of rabid Pumba’s do exist, it begs the question of why the children are forced in such close proximity to them, assumedly fighting for the same rich veins of truffle.
Anyway! Twitter had a collective mental breakdown and became obsessed with the hogs, probably because it’s the only way we can engage mentally with these mass shootings without our brain leaking out our nose. Enjoy!
🎶But *I* would shoot 30-50 feral hogs
And *I* would shoot 30-50 more
Just to *be* the man who shoots 60-100 feral hogs
Within 3-5 minutes🎶
— Cody Johnston (@drmistercody) August 5, 2019
This is just to say
I have eaten
The 3 to 5 small children
That were in your yard
And you were probably saving
They were delicious
— a poem by 30 to 50 feral hogs
— Jamie Roberts (@jroberts548) August 5, 2019
30-50 feral hogs? At this time of year? In this part of the country? Localized entirely within your yard? pic.twitter.com/h1qtP2IFbq
— Lil' Kim Jong-un (@James__Nesbitt) August 5, 2019
— eric curtin (@dubstep4dads) August 5, 2019
3-TO-5 MINUTE CRAFT:
*puts 30 feral hogs in vinegar*
Wait one day.
*50 feral hogs come out*
Bigger than before.
— Marieke Nijkamp (@mariekeyn) August 5, 2019
— chela 💀👩🏻🦰 (@akachela) August 5, 2019
Slopping down some pig dicks with these 30-50 feral hogs pic.twitter.com/Kq2veSZP2B
— Jordan Raskopouhog (@JordanRasko) August 5, 2019
far more people die from the flu than from 30 to 50 feral hogs. Often our emotions respond more to spectacle than to data,
— jonny sun (@jonnysun) August 5, 2019
if you truly love Jesus, your thoughts and prayers will be enough to kill 30-50 feral hogs
— Erin 💅 Ryan (@morninggloria) August 5, 2019
rural American small kids after they've been playing in the yard for 3-5 minutes and 30-50 feral hogs show up pic.twitter.com/tjnZBMoUq2
— the thicc husband (@lukeisamazing) August 5, 2019
america, i see your 30-50 feral hogs, and i raise you pic.twitter.com/yLVxBFfLMK
— nicky the friendly shark (@mostlysharks) August 5, 2019
my (38m) feral hogs (1m, 2f, 1m, 2m, 1f, 4f, 2m, 3f, 1f, 5m, 3f, 4m, 5m, 2f, 1m, 3m, 4f, 2f, 4m, 4m, 1m, 2f, 1m, 2m, 1f, 4f, 7m, 2f, 5f, 2f, 1m, 1f, 4f, 2m, 3f, 1f, 5m, 4m, 2f, 1m, 4f, 2m, 3f, 4m, 1m, 4m, 2f, 4m, 2f, 1m, 2f, 3f, 4m, 5m, 2f, 1m, 3m, 4f, 2f, 4m, 4m) have unionised
— David East (@davideastUK) August 5, 2019
Not a phone in sight, just 30-50 feral hogs living in the moment pic.twitter.com/Lda36VF495
— Rohan (@Chops8592) August 5, 2019