Ok, but why is everyone on Twitter making ‘meatier meteor’ jokes?
It turns out the girl behind the joke is an actual paleontologist
This weekend, my normal Twitter scrolling emotions (dread, apathy, all the boys) were interrupted by confusion. Something kept popping up on my timeline: people going on about “meatier meteor”
You know what, I honestly thought they were all talking about the meateor – aka the pizza which Domino’s somehow thinks is the perfect vehicle to combine BBQ sauce with about eight types of meat.
a meteor…… ?… m e a t i e r… pic.twitter.com/lAxjfzcKpZ
— invidia (@purrseok) September 12, 2020
But no, it turns out it’s a joke all about the meteor which killed the dinosaurs (the first recorded instance of cancel culture).
Where did the “meteor meatier” joke come from?
As with anything nowadays, it came from TikTok. User Eliza Morey, aka @lizemopetey, played out a hilarious divine mixup – complete with excellent fake God beard.
God asks: “Hey Angel, did you give the dinosaur more muscles like I asked?”
When the bewildered angel replies with a simple “…what?”, God fires back saying: “I told you to make them meatier.”
Aiming to shift the blame, the angel tells god their understanding of the instruction: “Make them…a meteor”
Realising the error, God replies “MEATier”, to which the accidentally genocidal angel can only muster a “METEOR”.
It’s devastating. More plot than the last two seasons of The Fall. Very funny, to boot.
The ‘meatier meteor’ memes are excellent
The angel :
meatier meteor pic.twitter.com/GnqkdEA3ub
— axel (@axelhrr) September 12, 2020
They’re even better once you actually know what it’s all about, too.
“i told you to make them meatier?”
“make them….. a meteor ☄️” pic.twitter.com/A8JhnfXLOi
— Roald (@AC_Roald) September 12, 2020
My two braincells: meatier…..
— bolly music nights with gracy (@friedmomosslut) September 13, 2020
hey god! what’s up? 👆🏻
hey angel! 👼🏻 did you give the 🦕🦖 dinosaurs 🦖🦕 more 💪🏻 muscle 💪🏻 like i asked? 😃
i told you to make them meatier?
make them….. a meteor ☄️
🥺💥☄️ METEOR ☄️💥🥺
— brendan (@dzrielle) September 12, 2020
— kyle (@unptxful) September 13, 2020
Meatier/Meteor: A Dissertation on Divine Linguistics, the Divine Origins of Sin, and the Ethical Implications of Misinterpreting God's Self-Revelation
— Emil Hofileña (@EmilHofilena) September 14, 2020
Turns out the girl is actually a paleontologist, and loves dinosaurs
She probably knows what she’s talking about, then. In fact, given her credentials, there’s every chance her TikTok sketch is factually accurate.
Hi all my new followers!!!!! Thank you for the dinosaur love!!! Here’s some pics of me on the job, finding/prepping/plastering bones! THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!!!!!!! 🦖🦕🥰❤️ pic.twitter.com/Vco7svwMsH
— lize mo petey (@eliza_morey) September 10, 2020