By Brian Ives
To paraphrase the immortal Timex Social Club, how do hashtags get started?
The answer we can surmise: Who knows? But the most ridiculous ones are the ones that the most fun to follow.
And with that, we bring you some of our favorite tweets from this morning’s #80sBandAnimals hashtag.
As you guessed it, the hashtag combines the names of, well, an ’80s band with an animal.
Also, we’re going to comment on them. Let’s start.
REO Speeddragon #80sBandAnimals—
Lapio LaVialetto (@LapioBomb) April 20, 2015
Dragons, as far as we know, aren’t real animals, unless you’re referring to a komodo dragon. But we’re huge Game of Thrones fans, (check out our latest Thrones recap here) so we’ll give this one a #thumbsup.
Pig pig sputnik does that count? #80sBandAnimals—
Niki D (@nikidoog) April 20, 2015
Yes, @nikidoog, it does count. It’s a reference to Sigue Sigue Sputnik, for those of you familiar with the group. #wellplayed.
Dexy's Midnight Roadrunners #80sBandAnimals—
Julie Dongu (@punkmom78) April 20, 2015
Double points, especially since “Roadrunner” is the name of a Modern Lovers classic (albeit one from the ’70s). Surely you’ve heard Joan Jett‘s cover of it. And hey, did you know she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year, by Miley Cyrus no less? Read our report here.