Twitter erupted into craziness Thursday night after a dress went viral. What color was the dress? Some thought it was gold and white; some thought it was blue and black. People had fun. Fun was had! Had was fun! It was a good time and times were good. But this being the world we live in some Serious Cops had to flash their lights and start ticketing people for having fun.
I want to apologize to everyone upset with Dress Twitter. Sorry we had fun making jokes about something silly. We’re monsters.
— Jesse Berney (@jesseberney) February 27, 2015
There are a lot of cops on the internet. Everyone’s got a set of cuffs and a gun—and whatever crime they think you’ve committed, well, they’re ready to slap those cuffs on you and sentence you to 20 years hard internet. A lot of commenters on this site are cops. Journalism Cops. I’m sure a bunch of people will comment on this post saying, “why is this news?”
Anyway, no one likes Internet Cops. Internet Cops is probably the only police procedural CBS has ever passed on.
#TheDress is a great way to find out who on Twitter takes themself way too seriously.
— NickBaumann (@NickBaumann) February 27, 2015
The lesson of #TheDress? Put your gun down, Barney Fife. Your services aren’t needed.
P.S. The dress is blue.
Disclaimer: Nick Baumann is a Senior Editor at Mother Jones. I gave him fair warning I was about to blog his tweet.