30 of the Funniest Tweets from December 27, 2023
Christmas has come and gone, and it seems like Jeff Bezos wasn’t visited by three ghosts to make him rethink his practices. Amazon announced that they planned to integrate ads into their programming, and they’ll be making due on their promise relatively soon. Come January 29th, Prime users can expect Amazon Originals like the upcoming season of The Boys and A24’s foray into adult animation with Hazbin Hotel to be interrupted by Swiffer WetJet ads. In an email to subscribers, the company explained the change “will allow (them) to continue investing in compelling content.” Another thing that will help line their pockets is the option for subscribers to go ad-free, but that will run an extra $2.99 a month.
The streamer is the latest to increase their prices after Netflix and Hulu recently did the same to massive disapproval from users. As streamers continue to jack up their prices without an increase in quality, basic cable will have the funniest opportunity ever to come back in 2024.
One way Amazon might be able to generate some buzz is with the help of the world’s most famous mouse. Okay, maybe not the most famous iteration of that mouse, but certainly the one that’s been around the longest. Steamboat Willie, who was created by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks in 1928, sails into the public domain next week, giving anyone free reign to create material using the character. With what we’ve seen happen to Winnie the Pooh after he came out of copyright protection, it’s only a matter of time before Steamboat Willie takes to the high seas on some bloodthirsty, homicidal quest that’s highly uncharacteristic for the beloved rodent.
Meanwhile, the timeline has blessed us with the gift of laugh out loud tweets. Today’s funniest include those about a hockey team inadvertently celebrating the January 6th insurrection, the type of show that lurks in the shadows and the duality of Hitachi.