This story begins with musician Jason Isbell chiming in on the latest gun control debate after a weekend in which two mass shootings occurred.
And here is where it all went left, when self-proclaimed libertarian William McNabb responded to Isbell's point with a "legit" question.
"How do I kill the 30-50 feral hogs that run into my yard within 3-5 minutes while my small kids play?" asked McNabb.
First, 30 to 50 feral hogs, you say?
McNabb, from South Arkansas, confirmed that his tweet was entirely serious, and went on to tell intrigued people online that the case of 30–50 feral hogs running through his yard had occurred "4 times" and how he had killed 3 hogs in the past.
For the benefit of those who mocked him, McNabb shared a 2017 news segment on the problem of wild hogs in the Texas area, which, according to the report, are blamed for $100 million in property damage.
Whereupon...we cue the memes!
There were song lyrics...
The return of some bad takes...
Some simply great tweets...
McNabb's hog drama even inspired some literary genius, including a draft for a Simpsons episode from the show's writer Bill Oakley.
And a golden thread of fiction from Twitter user @RedDave92.
OK, so, jokes aside, while this may be a very real American problem for landowners, according to the Missouri Department of Conservation, hunting is not "effective at eliminating feral hogs", so McNabb may want to reconsider his defence for owning an assault weapon.
Ade Onibada is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.