Twitter can be a great cultural unifier. Perhaps in an attempt to one-up NBC's setting "Levi Johnston" tweets to bongos and bass, Twitter users, under the hashtag #KanyeNewYorkerTweets, have been pairing rapper Kanye West's tweets with New Yorker cartoons. For example:
This wound up leading to what must surely be one of the great Twitter exchanges of the medium's short history. Kanye West gave it his stamp of approval:
they put my tweets with NewYorker cartoons hilarious!! http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/08/03/kanye-west-new-yorker_n_668894.html#s121961
To which The New Yorker could only reply:
As the Internet did what it does best:
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