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Tons of Humorless Nerds Are Angry At Someone on Twitter For Making a Joke About Neil deGrasse Tyson

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One of the worst aspects of social media is that the stupidity that’s always present in humanity makes its presence painfully obvious. Case in point, when someone made a joke pretending not to know who the famous astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson was, tons of humorless nerds came out of the woodwork to excoriate them for pretending to insult the guy.

Get that? They didn’t get the joke, so now they’re attacking him for his pretend stupidity:

On July 29th I was leaving work, taking the F to the C (if you’re not a New Yorker like me you’re probably confused, heh) as I do pretty much every day, when I saw astrophysicist and star of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey Neil deGrasse Tyson sitting across from me working on his laptop.

Famous people aren’t like regular people, they’re better. So this was a huge deal.

There had been some delays the past couple of days (the MTA is really good) and Neil was talking about it to a fellow passenger, a younger woman, who must not have known who he was. I recognized his voice right away.

Because he felt awkward and didn’t want to bother Tyson, he snapped a few pics, and posted one on Twitter with a funny joke:

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The author of the Tweet described the reaction perfectly:

The internet is filled with nerds who are desperate to 1) demonstrate their love for science and 2) display their superiority to everyone else. I had provided them all with a chance to do both, at the same time. They were falling over each other to tell me that I am the reason the world is a bad place.

Here are some of the ridiculous obscene responses he received:

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Even the idiots at “Hollywood Gossip” didn’t get the joke, and they kinda overreacted:

And here’s the REALLY scary thing:

According to┬áHale’s Twitter page, he’s a father. Can we get Child Protective Services to look in on his son please?

Wow. Good job, geniuses. While it’s not incomprehensible to believe the internet could produce someone who doesn’t know who Neil deGrasse Tyson, it’s especially enjoyable when people who consider themselves so intelligent are made to look so stupid by a single tweet. Way to go, nerds.