35 of the Funniest Tweets from December 5, 2023
After a decade of anticipation, speculation, and frustration, the first glimpse of Grand Theft Auto VI is finally here… but it came a hair earlier than intended. Last week, Rockstar Games announced that the trailer for the long-awaited sixth installment of the high-octane series would be released today, but leakers decided to take matters into their own hands. Rolling with the punches, Rockstar uploaded the official official trailer to YouTube after Tweeting, “Our trailer has leaked, so please watch the real thing on YouTube.” And boy, did people watch the real thing. Despite the leak, the trailer is well on its way to shattering records and has amassed well over 70 million views and counting since being uploaded. The game features its first female protagonist in the series and returns to the city not-so-loosely based on Miami, which means gamers will have the opportunity to hit up The Birdcage or air out their grievances with whatever fictionalized version of Ron DeSantis exists in the GTAverse. The game is set to release on next-generation consoles in 2025.
TIME Magazine is hoping to avoid the same fate as Rockstar Games, as the legacy publication is set to announce its annual Person of the Year tomorrow. The coveted title, which has been a tradition since 1927, is awarded to the “person, group or concept that most shaped headlines, for good or ill,” which explains why this year sees a battle between Barbie and Vladimir Putin. Other contenders on the shortlist include the historic Hollywood Strikers, OpenAI CEO Sam Altman, and the prosecution team up against former president Donald Trump. Whichever of the nine nominees lands the cover will succeed last year’s Person of the Year, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and the “spirit of Ukraine.”
If we had our say, the Time Person of the Year would be the timeline for constantly delivering hilarious tweets. Today’s funny posts include the Gmail search bar’s amazing ineptitude, a romantic path for Stanley Kubrick and Elaine Benes, and God’s bounty in your local KFC.