Procrastination Destination Du Jour: Horse_eComics

A post about a Tumblr about comics about a Twitter feed described as “cryptic missives that read like Zen koans which have been dropped on a computer keyboard from a great height.”

It’s the last week of the semester, Reading Week Two Days are upon us, and you know what that means: a fucking crateload of puppies are being shipped to Zelnick tomorrow it’s time for Wesleying’s biannual Procrastination Destination extravaganza. In brief,  here’s the idea: from here on out, we’ll be posting a procrastinatory, addictive, and generally toxic link each day for the entirety of finals period. You’ll find yourself clicking these links and spamming your friends’ Facebook walls instead of starting the research paper that’s due tomorrow. You’re welcome. For previous Procrastination Destination content (which we won’t repeat), click here. To suggest a procrastinatory link, email us at staff(at)wesleying(dot)org.

Kicking off the series, today’s link is  a Tumblr featuring comics about a Twitter feed described as “cryptic missives that read like Zen koans which have been dropped on a computer keyboard from a great height.” If you’re unfamiliar with bizarrely viral spam Twitter account @Horse_ebooks at this point in the game, just give up skim the Wiki entry, followed by the five most recent tweets:


Blurring the already hazy line between spam and art, Horse_eComic presents a collection of professionally drawn and consistently hilarious comics directly inspired by @Horse_eBooks’ tweets. Today the Tumblr celebrated its first birthday. As its creator, Burton Durand, explains:

These are comics inspired by @Horse_eBooks tweets. Horse_eBooks is a spam twitterbot that, in an effort to bypass spam filters, posts random excerpts from its online book database. This results in PURE COMEDIC GENIUS.

Some of the best comics weave imaginative stories from Horse_eBooks’ cryptic, bizarre sentences:

Others capitalize on the sheer, outrageous imagery of the spambots’ most generous tweets:

You can also like Horse_eComics on Facebook and purchase original comic artwork by contacting horseecomics@gmail.com.

Here’s the link. Send us your own Procrastination Destinations at staff(at)wesleying(dot)org.

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