The musician sent out a sombre tweet on Sunday, August 4, saying: "If you're on here arguing the definition of 'assault weapon' today you are part of the problem. You know what an assault weapon is, and you know you don't need one."
If you're on here arguing the definition of "assault weapon" today you are part of the problem. You know what an assault weapon is, and you know you don't need one.— Jason Isbell (@JasonIsbell) August 4, 2019
Some dude named William McNabb replied, "Legit question for rural Americans — How do I kill the 30-50 feral hogs that run into my yard within 3-5 mins while my small kids play?"
Legit question for rural Americans - How do I kill the 30-50 feral hogs that run into my yard within 3-5 mins while my small kids play?— William McNabb (@WillieMcNabb) August 4, 2019
From there, the internet ran rampant with jokes and memes about that very specific amount of wild pigs chasing young children.
Isbell himself even replied to McNabb, suggesting that a technique similar to that of blasting Metallica to scare off cougars might work.
Perhaps this will work for the hogs https://t.co/YXEmEWIqbF— Jason Isbell (@JasonIsbell) August 5, 2019
See some of the less helpful but totally hilarious responses to the feral hogs problem below.
maybe the real 30 - 50 feral hogs were the friends we made along the way— Adam Wilson ★★☆☆☆ (@theleanover) August 5, 2019
You'll definitely want to spray bullets at a melee of hogs and kids— Sarah Thyre (@SarahThyre) August 4, 2019
The founding fathers wanted us to have a fighting chance in this war against the feral hogs.— H (@winborne1112) August 4, 2019
stages of Feral Hog Twitter— Jess Dweck (@TheDweck) August 6, 2019
1. confusion seeing everyone tweet "30 to 50 feral hogs"
2. find the tweet & assume it's satire
3. read the tweet again & realize it's for real
4. like and RT only feral hog tweets for 12 hrs straight
5. become 30 to 50 feral hogs
Telling people "I don't have kids"— Oliver Sachgau (@sachgau) August 6, 2019
- invites too many questions
- people feel entitled to tell you about why you should
Telling people "30-50 feral hogs ate my kids"
- no follow-up questions needed
- people stop talking to you
The 47 in AK-47 stands for the number of feral hogs it kills per minute this is canon now.— Matthew Gertz (@MattGertz) August 5, 2019
My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard, nevermind it's 50 feral hogs.— sarah schauer 🦂 (@SJSchauer) August 5, 2019
i started to tell my wife about the feral hogs last night and she said "if this is the twitter pigs thing i don't care" and i felt like i was falling backwards into the ice bath in inception— mustard (@nice_mustard) August 6, 2019
Welcome to the jungle— Ryan Nanni (@celebrityhottub) August 6, 2019
We've got fun and games
We've got thirty feral hogs
Or fifty, in that range
30-50 feral hogs coming into into my yard 3-5 minutes after my kids go outside to play pic.twitter.com/akVCsBrqNq— Jamie Lann-was-ter (@Jamieno_) August 6, 2019