There are a couple lessons to all new adults in the story of Irish party-bro Leigh Van Bryan, who wasn’t allowed into America, after the Department of Homeland Security saw a tweet where Mr. Leigh announced he was planning to “destroy America”. Mind you, he didn’t tweet it in the sense that he was going to literally destroy America. (I mean, look at him. This guy is as American as The Jersey Shore). He tweeted the message in the sense that he was going to “paint the country red”. (And I don’t mean commie red). And he got turned away at LAX. One agent actually told him “You’ve really messed up with that tweet, boy,” You can read the details here, but that’s basically the gist.
The first lesson to be taken, friends, is that governments don’t have a sense of humor. They’re essentially assholes with Asbergers, so don’t be surprised when they don’t get the joke. The other lesson, which is going to be a through-line for our overtweeting, oversharing, socially-obsessed generation, the dumb, off-the-cuff jokes you put out there in social media will essentially be in the ether forever. So keep that in mind before posting your immature jokes to the internet.
Ok, now that that post is done, I’m going to go eat-rape my lunch salad.