No One Can Apparently Decide If 'MTG' Refers to Magic The Gathering, Marjorie Taylor Greene
There are three kinds of people in the world, a differentiation determined by one's assumed meaning behind three letters - MTG. While if you're former Executive Assistant and/or reformed workaholic like yours truly, the letters evoke wartime flashbacks of scheduling and rescheduling the same meeting over and over and over again, it seems the rest of humanity can be neatly divided, either associating the acronym with the beloved card game, Magic the Gathering or QAnon-supporting Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, an ambiguity it seems Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez learned the hard way this afternoon.
It all started when Greene, who recently went viral for her terrible pull-up form, apparently decided to put her physical prowess, professionalism, and exemplary mental stability to the test, allegedly chasing down AOC throughout the halls of the U.S. Capitol building on Wednesday, Business Insider reported. "You don't care about the American people," Greene reportedly yelled before running after her colleague. “Why do you support terrorists and antifa?”
Marking the second time this year the New York Congresswoman has found herself pursued by right-wing maniacs while attempting to do her job, and a perfect scenario to paraphrase the viral TikTok Dr. Doofenshmirtz line of “Wow! If I had a nickel for every time I was doomed by a puppet, I'd have two nickels. Which isn't a lot, but it's weird that it happened twice,” Ocazio-Cortez was apparently not too happy with Greene's behavior. "I think it's pretty public record that this is a pretty belligerent person that's not in control of themselves," the lawmaker explained the following day, calling upon a tidbit from her pre-congressional life for context. “I used to work as a bartender. These are the kinds of people that I threw out of bars all the time.”
As wild goose chases through the halls of Congress often do, the fiasco went viral, leading to several tweets surrounding the affair, including one of the above AOC quip comparing Greene, referred to as MTG in the post, to a rowdy pub patron. “Friendly reminder to keep generously tipping your bartenders, servers, delivery, venue, and hospitality workers,” the lawmaker posted in Thursday.
However, it seems the tweet was taken as a context, with fans of the other MTG, Magic The Gathering, apparently confused by the sentiment …
… and even taking it as a slight …
… a seemingly unprovoked personal attack to those just looking to play some damn cards in these trying times.
Amid the brouhaha, the Congresswoman took to her page to offer a clarification, on both the meaning behind the quote tweet and her thoughts on the game. “And no this is not intended for magic the gathering players,” AOC wrote in reply to the initial tweet. “You’re cool w/ me.”
So, folks, amid these trying times, remember to rely on context clues to figure out if an MTG in question refers to a morning meeting, a beloved game, or a wacky congresswoman. It's tough out there!