Olympics to Pope: STFU

Reader Randy called my attention to this Olympic tw**t, which may be real, though of course caveat emptor. Poor Popie! Rule 40 appears to be an automatic alert for violating Olympic guidelines, but it doesn’t make much sense.

p.s. Could someone make a comment on today’s Hili dialogue? So far it is the only post ever–out of 13,736 posts in toto–that has no comments. Tell a joke, list your favorite food or what you had for breakfast—anything. This cannot stand!

9 Comments

  1. Posted August 6, 2016 at 10:21 am | Permalink

    What is the violation exactly?

    • Torbjörn Larsson
      Posted August 6, 2016 at 10:28 am | Permalink

      “Scott A. W. Brown ‏@Scott_AW_Brown 26 minför 26 minuter sedan Visa översättning
      @mrbaldi @Official_Rule40 (pssst, it’s an automated parody account)”

    • Torbjörn Larsson
      Posted August 6, 2016 at 10:30 am | Permalink

      Which may or may not be factual, but the presumed bot surely behaves like one in the tw**ter thread.

  2. BobTerrace
    Posted August 6, 2016 at 10:27 am | Permalink

    I don’t care for the Pope but all he said was good luck. The reaction is ludicrous.

  3. Claudia Baker
    Posted August 6, 2016 at 10:42 am | Permalink

    There are many issues that I wish the pope would STFU about, for sure. This is not one of them.

  4. Randall Schenck
    Posted August 6, 2016 at 10:50 am | Permalink

    Please note, it was not this Randy. I don’t even do tweet.

  5. Posted August 6, 2016 at 12:53 pm | Permalink

    It doesn’t make any sense to me.

  6. E.A. Blair
    Posted August 6, 2016 at 5:58 pm | Permalink

    I think the Pope and others who got this message were being punked. The @Official_Rule40 account (the third link) has been suspended, and messages from that account (the second link) have been deleted from the thread.

  7. keith cook + / -
    Posted August 6, 2016 at 7:57 pm | Permalink

    ….make a comment on today’s Hili dialogue

    It may be because of a link from email fail, it cannot find the page.


%d bloggers like this: