This is one of those “well, that joke fell flat and it’s just going to keep getting flatter” moments.
Senator Chuck Schumer tweeted thus.
Excited to be watching the Oscars with an ice cold plant-based beer.
Thanks Joe Biden. pic.twitter.com/Wk8MQnjkUf
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) April 26, 2021
That seemed irredeemably stupid (what other kind of beer is there?), and the ratio commenced immediately.
Sadly, no one took the obvious opportunity to ask who all Biden was sending beer to. Ba-DUMP-bump. But a noble proficient in the fact-finding arts showed up to clarify that Schumer was being sarcastic about Larry Kudlow calling beer “plant-based,” in a previous rant about the Green New Deal’s recent Two-Minute Hate and Intimidating Threat over red meat.
For those confused Larry Kudlow said that Biden will force people to drink plant based beers. Just Shumer throwing some shade! ??? pic.twitter.com/ACLrLtwVzs
— Andrea (@AndreaPunksmom) April 26, 2021
Of course, Kudlow was in turn being sarcastic by merely identifying beer as plant-based, and therefore still eligible for consumption in a no-meat world.
It seems established at this point that Schumer watches more Kudlow than the meat-eaters of Twitter do, which who knew.
But a science-based dude also had to step forward and point out that there is such a thing, technically, as 100% plant-based beer, which would be non-alcoholic beer.
Non-alcoholic. Yeast isn’t a plant and is necessary to make alcohol.
— Mark Schneider (@subschneider) April 26, 2021
Yeast is a fungus, BTW. If I remember correctly that was a test question in sixth grade. (Might have been fifth.)
There were also numerous comments on Schumer’s clearly uncomfortable seating arrangement and the odd color tone of his TV screen. It’s reminiscent of Nineteen Eighty-Four, at any rate. Also of the people we used to catch glimpses of in East Berlin, on the other side of the Berlin Wall.
None of his 81 million voters seemed interested in taking up the theme of thanking Joe Biden.
This actually feels like an interlude that would have been better with a word from Colin Kaepernick or Joy Behar than without, but it’s probably best to just move on at this point. The carbon dioxide may be stubbornly clinging to it, but the oxygen, per se, has definitely all been vacuumed out.