20 of the Funniest Tweets from September 6, 2023
There’s something rotten at Rotten Tomatoes. This morning, news broke that the review aggregator is even more wilted than you could imagine. Over the last five years, a PR firm has been exploiting the Tomatometer by paying lesser-known critics $50 each to bolster their films’ ratings with good reviews. These incentivized reviews, which are supposedly prohibited, saw the Daisy Ridley-led Ophelia jump from a rotten 46 percent to a fresh 62 percent after its disappointing Sundance premiere. As the site does damage control, it makes you wonder: Did this firm have anything to do with You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah’s suspiciously impressive score?
Meanwhile, if you find yourself needing a new excuse to get out of jury duty, might we suggest streaming? Colorado-based Twitch streamer FaZe Kalei was immediately disqualified from serving as a juror after disclosing her occupation. So turn on that webcam, play some video games and you’ll be immediately relinquished from deciding someone’s fate in the court of law.
Speaking of judging others, we’ve spent the afternoon judging some of the funniest tweets that have hit the timeline today, including those about financial illiteracy, hindsight and a wide range of flirting techniques.