very once in awhile an online conversation moves from the sphere of "good thread" into the hallowed halls of Epic Thread. Thanks to the nearly unlimited lexicon of Michael Jackson song lyrics and cultural references, a recent Twitter post was able to do just that. It all started when Twitter user lourdes posted a photo of her "boyfriend," who shares a remarkable resemblance to the late King of Pop.
And then Twitter went nuts.
It all started when Twitter user lourdes posted this picture of her "boyfriend."
She didn’t mention his famous doppelgänger, but of course she didn’t have to. Look at this guy! Remind you of anyone?
Twitter was quick to respond with clever quips.
The original post has so far acquired over 3,000 comments and has been retweeted nearly 4,000 times! It’s easy to see why. This woman’s “boyfriend” bears a striking resemblance to one of the most recognizable pop stars of all time.
It wasn't just the resemblance. People had so many questions.
This was the beginning of one of the punniest Twitter exchanges we’ve ever seen. Jackson’s repertoire of songs became the lexicon for some rapid fire banter. This is what Twitter was made for.
It got pretty punny.
This went on and on. Everyone knows MJ lyrics. And it turns out, you can have a fairly coherent conversation exclusively using them. Who knew?
But when a Twitter user named Annie retweeted it, all hell broke loose.
What followed was a conversation between user Annie and user Diana. Yes, that’s right. It was a match made in Michael Jackson heaven. It was beautiful. Twitter kismet.