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Hilarious but true: TwitterX news.

This story is the gift that keeps on giving. I’ve been laughing ALL MORNING, which is quite a feat considering I’m unwell and in pain. If I can laugh through that at the TwitterX farce then I’m going to help others laugh too!

How it began…

Elon Musk and his puppet – I mean new CEO who is totally not heading towards a glass cliff – announced Twitter is rebranding as “X”.

Linda Yaccarino is the new CEO figurehead after Musk’s poll voted to oust Musk. She said “X is the future state of unlimited interactivity – centered in audio, video, messaging, payments/banking – creating a global marketplace for ideas, goods, services, and opportunities. Powered by AI, X will connect us all in ways we’re just beginning to imagine.”

TwitterX CEO announcement, text in body of post

The only problems? Many and manifold.

The problem is, Microsoft already trademarked “X” for financial systems.

Meta trademarked X for social media, app development etc.

TwitterX logo history

And the terrible new logo? Apparently “acquired” from some Elon fanboi’s Youtube channel WITHOUT PERMISSION.

Tweets showing TwitterX's new logo was made a while ago and used without permission

Sawyer Merritt says “correction to my previous @ajtourville designed the thicker X logo below for our (now discontinued) OfficialXPod. The thicker logo was inspired by a font he found online (bottom right). I created the video [below] using the font logo, adding a glow and little lines in the logo to make it look ‘not perfect’.”

Paris Marx says “Twitter’s new X logo wasn’t made by an in-house designer. It’s from an old podcast hosted by one of the cult that Elon took from his replies. The font is @Monotypes special alphabet 4. Who wants to bet that Musk didn’t pay for the rights before slapping it all over the place?”

It keeps getting better.


A crane blocked a busy city street. Police arrived. Apparently no one bothered to get a permit to remove the Twitter sign from the building, so proceedings halted.

Now Twitter’s San Fransisco headquarters have as a title/logo, “er”.


The memes begin…

I don’t think this is real but it’s comedy gold and only one of the funny memes I’ve seen today.

First Sesame Street announced that the letter X will hold a press conference later today. Then Grover asked where he left his news anchor suit and notepad. Big Bird also tweeted that, as a bird, he’s still entitled to tweet.

Someone posted a machete impaled on the image of a familiar blue bird, art by @jackpoliseno, with the caption “Machete don’t tweet #Xitter”, which prompted an ear worm of “Machete don’t tweet” to the tune of “Pappa don’t preach” because Twitter is in trouble deep.

It’s official: Xitter is pronounced “Shitter”, at least in Australia.


Fired birds

And much more. Glued to my screen. So funny.

If you enjoyed this TwitterX true story, you might like to check out another funny true story, this one about sharks.

Nalini is an award-winning writer and artist as well as managing editor of Dark Matter Zine.



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