Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has agreed to buy the Los Angeles Clippers for a whopping $2 billion, and everyone is making the exact same joke.
You see, the inventor of the Microsoft Office paperclip assistant Clippy wants to buy the Los Angeles Clippers. Get it? This woman does:
— janewells (@janewells) May 30, 2014
And so does this guy:
Steve Balmer buys the Clippers, the new mascot, "Clippy" will jump on the court and say "It looks like you're trying to shoot a 3-pointer",,
— Rocky Mountain Mike (@RockyMntnMike) May 29, 2014
SiriusXM certainly gets it:
— SiriusXM (@SIRIUSXM) May 30, 2014
And Pete won't let a good Clippy joke get by him:
Historically inept Clippers bought by guy who green-lit Zune, Clippy.
— Pete Landversicht (@plandversicht) May 30, 2014
LOL, good one Gary.
How awesome would it be if Clippy became the new Clippers mascot? DO IT BALLMER
— Gary Whitta (@garywhitta) May 30, 2014
"Clippy" the notoriously awful Microsoft Word feature, sounds a lot like "The Clippers". Feels like there's a joke in there... I dunno.
— Jacob Wolman (@jwolman) May 30, 2014
Even our lovable boss, Emily, got in on the joke.
L.A. Clippers --->> L.A. Clippies! pic.twitter.com/Iua9Xl4oSY
— Emily Peck (@EmilyRPeck) May 30, 2014
But then, people started to notice that there were a lot of Clippy jokes out there...
See, the thing is, Clippers is a similar word to Clippy.
— mat honan (@mat) May 29, 2014
And yes, anyone wondering, everyone on Twitter has made a Clippy joke about the Clippers already. But hey, don't let that stop you.
— Danny Sullivan (@dannysullivan) May 29, 2014
...and the Clippy jokes got snippy.
"It looks like you're trying to be humorous by comparing the words 'Clippers' and 'Clippy'... Would you like some help with being funny?"
— Michael Letterle (@mletterle) May 30, 2014
Suddenly, people were calling for Twitter reform.
Twitter needs a feature which ensures that 1 person--and only 1 person--can make a joke as obvious as anything relating to Clippers/Clippy.
— Harry McCracken (@harrymccracken) May 30, 2014
Next person to make a Clippy/Clippers joke will result in that person being unplugged from The Matrix.
— Ben Parr (@benparr) May 29, 2014
The government decided to intervene.
BREAKING: President Obama to address nation and call for an end to Steve Ballmer Clippy jokes.
— pourmecoffee (@pourmecoffee) May 30, 2014
And we all realized we'd been laughing at this joke for too long.
Day 2: A weary public thought the worst was over. Still on edge, they thought they were safe. But “LA Clippy” jokes still sprang on Twitter
— BPLewis (@BPLewis) May 30, 2014
Far too long.
— The Daily Dot (@dailydot) May 29, 2014
We wanted to believe it was over, but it was not.
Has everyone had a chance to tell the Ballmer + Clippers = Clippy joke? Are we done with that now?
— Bill the Lizard (@lizardbill) May 30, 2014
Please Twitter, we beg of you: Let it go.
I see you’re trying to make a joke about Clippy. I can’t help you with that.
— Glenn Fleishman (@GlennF) May 30, 2014