If you let the imagination roll a bit with this one, it’s almost a poetic justice of sorts.
Picture the pretty prom queen strutting her stuff, reaping in the love and affection of equally pretty prom-queen-types, while the Audio-Visual, Chess, and Latin Club (whut, whut) kids plot to take The Richies down with a robot they built out of tin foil and broken dreams.
In this case, Team Pretty is played by Rebecca Minkoff, fashion designer-of-the-moment, her runway models, and her New York Fashion Week show’s audience. (I’m pretty sure this included Ryan Lochte.)
Team Geek consists of THE ENTIRE TWITTERNET.
You see, some not-at-all-brilliant-and-probably-now-fired member of Minkoff’s team thought it would be a great idea to run a completely UNFILTERED stream of tweets marked with the hashtag #RMFall.
Key word here: UNFILTERED.
Of course, one can imagine the trolling-type tweets that instantly materialized. Each saying inappropriate things, funny things, embarrassing things, racist things, insulting things, and so on and so forth. And sure, there were PLENTY of those:
But as Teva-Tweeting-Guy seemed to realize, we should also remember that if nothing else, people like a good PHOTO:
Friends, that there is a photograph of a pig with a long turd resting upon its giant balls, hovering above a fashion show runway. Also, someone’s inexplicably gravity-defying hairline. Both equally horrific.
But, wait! It gets worse! Because we ALSO need to remember the fact that PORNBOTS ARE RESOURCEFUL AND ON TOP OF THAT UNFILTERED SHIT LIKE WHAT:
Perhaps most bizarre of all in this EPIC WIN/FAIL (depending upon your affiliation, I suppose) of technology is not the fact that there was a set of PIG TESTICLES paired with supermodels at New York Fashion Week, but the fact that the incident has been largely ignored by the press. One fashion writer wrote about the runway show and the Twitter integration, calling it a success:
Using high tech fabrics, Minkoff also was futuristic in her execution for Friday’s runway show, inviting up-and-coming band Wild Cub to play on stage and pushing social media to the max; the designer allowed attendees, and those watching the live stream at home, to use Twitter and Instagram during the show through hashtag “#RMFall,” which were broadcast on a jumbotron behind the models and the band.
Others spoke only of the fashion and the rock band in attendance, and nothing else. It’s like journalists everywhere have suddenly decided that FASHION trumps HUMOR and a GOOD PRANK and, like, what counts as ACTUAL NEWS.
Because I think we can all agree: it’s one thing for the press to deny us the truth about The Illuminati, but this? This seems unforgivable.