Los Angeles comedian and Vice contributor Josh Androsky discovered a clever way to turn what most would consider a hobby -- trolling marginal GOP candidates on Twitter -- into actual online activism, the Daily Dot's Eve Peyser reports.
On August 28th, Androsky informed the world of his plan:
As they often do online, things escalated quickly:
Of course, Androsky needed to provide the poor intern manning Ted Cruz's Twitter account with some block-worthy material:
Eventually, Androsky's followers learned that the could donate not only in Ted Cruz's name, but that they could customize their donations, at which point things took a decidedly different turn:
As silly as this seems, Androsky told the Daily Dot, it's for a good cause -- or against an evil one, as the case may be. "Ted Cruz is truly evil," he said. "Why not combat it with targeted silliness?" His goal "is to raise $2,294,642, because that spells out ‘bazinga’ on a phone keypad," and while it's highly unlikely he'll meet that goal, he is starting to get some help from high places: