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Kyle Kinane Got Pace Salsa to Suspend Their Twitter Account (UPDATE)

Standup Kyle Kinane got into a Twitter war with the account for salsa company Pace Foods over the weekend, and it looks like he won.

After finding that Pace Salsa had favorited a 10-month old tweet of his insulting their product and responded to it with "GRAB THE SOUTHWEST BY THE BOTTLE," Kinane found that Pace's account is set up to automatically fav and have that response to any tweet that mentions their product. Kinane then proceeded to get Pace Salsa to automatically endorse a series of wildly offensive tweets about their product, causing the company to issue an apology over Twitter and beg him to delete the tweets [...]

So a Corporation Has Stolen Your Joke

In my fulltime job as Humor Editor for Groupon, I’m confronted daily by how difficult it can be to make a large company’s social media presence seem funny and engaging, especially to a broad demographic that might not all share the same sense of humor. It’s a brave new world out there for marketing departments trying to develop an “internetty” sense of humor on the fly, and even a casual glance reveals more misses than hits.

Despite technically getting paid to write jokes—a complete travesty that would have lead any other culture in the history of the world to put me to death by now for being a waste [...]