Yesterday the United States found and killed al Qaeda mastermind Osama bin Laden at a compound in Abbottabad. If you are like Vivian Girl Kickball Katy, you learned about it on Twitter. Or maybe, like me, you logged on as soon as you heard so you could feel part of the pandemonium social networks stir after breaking news. Of course I appreciate the levelheadedness and dignity of someone like Brian Williams, but a newscast anchored by 500 variously inebriated indie rockers is hard to ignore. Here, in chronological order, are some of the more notable (insightful, offensive, etc) band reactions over the past twelve hours.

wow, msnbc guy just pulled a “just handed a note that the administration is going to announce that… just kidding, can’t tell you”less than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply


Black lips prediction
Bin laden is captured!
Prediction @10:41pm Sunday may 1st!
Obama will tell you about it soonless than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone Favorite Retweet Reply


If I was obama I’d I’d dip bin ladens skull in platinum and where it as a chain -sless than a minute ago via Twitter for BlackBerry® Favorite Retweet Reply


whoaaaa osama got married to kate middleton?less than a minute ago via ÜberSocial Favorite Retweet Reply


bin laden’s been beatifiedless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply


RT @jimmyfallon: Got Bin Laden AND interrupted Celebrity Apprentice? Win for Obama all around.less than a minute ago via ÜberSocial Favorite Retweet Reply



Yeah, I’m sad to say I learned about Osama’s death on Twitter. RT if you did too.less than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply


Ok, two things: osama bin laden is dead? And tame impala is covering massive attack. Remember the innocent 1990s?less than a minute ago via txt Favorite Retweet Reply


these news reporters buying time waiting for obama to tell everyone what we already know is more boring than the regular fake newsless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply




CNN just showed footage of Bin Laden riding a unicorn.less than a minute ago via Tweetbot for iPhone Favorite Retweet Reply




I know everyone is wondering, so let’s just get it out of the way now. Osama’s death will not delay our album release.less than a minute ago via Twitter for Mac Favorite Retweet Reply



Holy shit! They did it! They actually did it! The next 6 years: looking good!less than a minute ago via Twitter for iPad Favorite Retweet Reply


They could have at least hooked up a twit pic,dangless than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone Favorite Retweet Reply


Ding Dong the witch is dead!! Which ole witch?? The wicked witch!!! Ding Dong the wicked witch is DEAD!!! http://t.co/gkryaBzless than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone Favorite Retweet Reply




That was fast. First leaked pix of Osama’s body: http://yfrog.com/h8arovkj
Dudes kinda hot.less than a minute ago via TweetDeck Favorite Retweet Reply


YO MSNBC CHICK JUST SAID THAT IN DC ’THE ATMOSPHERE IS LIKE A FRAT PARTY’ HOLY SHIT #APOCALYPSEless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply


Hopefully all the families affected by the Ass hole of all Ass holes can now have some closure. America, fuck yeah…all together now.less than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply


Good news everyone, Osama Bin Laden the terrorist is dead. The bad news however is that Osama Bin Laden the martyr has been born.less than a minute ago via Echofon Favorite Retweet Reply


He was a demagogue and mass-murderer. But rejoicing in or celebrating another person’s violent death is fucked. Let’s quietly move on.less than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone Favorite Retweet Reply

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  2. hahaha Colin Meloy, he’s right though, celebrating and rejoicing in others violent deaths IS FUCKED.

    If I recall, that’s why we’ve been hunting Osama Bin Laden for 10 years in the first place.

  3. Colin Meloy said it perfectly.

    • Ehhhh… in this case, I think it’s fair to make an exception

    • Colin Meloy is a dipshit who obviously wasn’t in NYC or Arlington/DC that day 10 years ago.

      • I’m sure that if the mass media of today existed during WWII, we’d have a lot more video footage of our ancestors acting the same way or even more so after the announcement of Hitlers death (and yeah, I compared someone to Hitler)… I have no respect or empathy for anyone who doesn’t have the same for me.. so fuck him… and obviously the rest of america feels the same way. Motherfucker caused 9/11 bro!! Did you miss that part?

  4. Questlove by far had the funniest post.
    As above though, its always appropriate to celebrate when someone who breeds hate and violence is put to rest. Not to say I am celebrating his death per say, rather the fact that an evil force will no longer produce a negative impact upon this world…and that’s good right? But who is to able to define what is good and evil in this world. That would probably fall within the conundrums of your own philosophies….anyways time to steal from the homeless and punch some endangered baby seals. Later all!

  5. Who does Nathan Followill think he is, separating ass from hole like that?

  6. When I heard, from my brother who found out via cod xbox live, i actually laughed. Not because anything about the situation is funny, but because it’s like what now, everything’s gonna be gravy? I don’t fucking think so. And the bit about the “atmosphere being like a frat party ” – lol. Only time I went to frat parties was for the free booze when they were trying to recruit… Just because Colin Mel isn’t being ironic doesn’t mean that he is wrong. And chris cab for cutie is HELLA right and so is Quest

  7. I didn’t find out by Twitter, I found out by Stereogum :p.

  8. Patrick Carney of the Black Keys tweeted something about Obama coming out and skullfucking Bin Laden. I think he deleted his tweet, because I cant find it anymore. I swear it happened.

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