A proud first release from artist Sofa King Awesome, 12.26.2015. https://twitter.com/realHellToupee
You can build your own twitter bot by taking this code and modifying it. Current version strips
@'s to avoid accidental retweets. See below for implementation details.
Sofa King Awesome
On loan by the artist, to the public.
Inspired by the lovely Trevor Noah and Hasan Minhaj skit, "Donald Trump: The White ISIS," this twitter bot scans for new tweets mentioning Donald Trump every two minutes. It replaces all instances of
WhISIS ("why-sis") and
Make America Great Again with
Notice me, Senapi!. The resulting retweets are both eerie and comical. An overidentification with racist fascism reminds us of the stakes and twisted sincerity of participants on the one hand, while an overidientification with self-referential meme culture reminds us that the Internet is serious business after all.
You'll need to add all that info to
helltoupee.js before running the program. Don't worry - code is commented.
Instead of putting the secrets into
helltoupee.js directly (don't upload your secretes to github!) I used
fs (part of the core Node.js API) to read these in from files in the same local directory as
helltoupee.js for local development, and referenced environment ("config") variables for deployment on
Code inspired by https://github.com/dariusk/metaphor-a-minute. Thanks Darius!
packages.json for dependencies.