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In an age in which fans of The Daily Show shows are among the most informed citizens in the U.S. and The Onion doesn’t have to break character in order to report real news without embellishment, it’s clear that humor has become one of the primary ways an informed citizenry stays that way.

In addition to helping pass the workday and making you more creative, the following fake Twitter accounts also serve the purpose that satire always has: tweaking the self-serious keepers of the status quo.

Vinod Coleslaw

Good for: Cleantech geeks, VC junkies, Silicon Valley types and their hangers-on; anyone who knows who Vinod Khosla is.

Sample Tweet:

Looks like #facebook no longer cares about bleeding edge technology. Opening engineering office in NYC. (rolling eyes in 360 degree fashion)

Drunk Predator Drone

Good for: Fans of Danger Room, robots or UAVs, as well as National Security wonks, hawks, doves and anyone else who thinks too much about the Military-Industrial Complex.

Sample Tweet:

Iowa #ows protesters will occupy a planned police UAV factory site. In related news, UAV makers thank #ows for the marketing.

Devops Borat

Good for: Software developers, IT staff, weekend coders, anyone who reads Slashdot and thinks it’s still funny to yell “IZ NICE!”

Sample Tweet:

I manage of automate everything! Now I am so bored I am volunteer time as desktop support.

Salazar’s Bolo Tie

Good for: Fans of Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and/or his trademark bolo tie.

Sample Tweet:

Drugs? No, Ken’s never done drugs. Unless you count clean Rocky Mountain air and the natural high of wearing a sharp bolo tie and a stetson.

DrVonBraun

Good for: Physics and space geeks, anyone who can correctly answer the trivia question “Who developed a rocket for Nazi Germany before defecting to America and pioneering its missions into space?”

Sample Tweet:

Today in ‘42, Enrico Fermi initiated the 1st nuclear reaction, in a rackets court. It’s also the only time anyone’s ever heard of “rackets”.

Sue the Tyrannosaurus Rex

Good for: Paleontologists.

Sample Tweet:

These Christmas sales are rough. I always thought dinosaurs were meaner than humans, but I’ve never devoured anyone to save $20 on a TV set.

CrazyDrunkVC

Good for: People who are so into Silicon Valley inside baseball that they think it’s hilarious when CrazyDrunkVC cracks jokes about “hunting cougars” at Madera on Sand Hill Road right after skewering the improbable valuation of the latest bay area “It” company.

Sample Tweet:

I GOT THIS ONE!! A STEAL!! $4 billion Valuation Round In Dropbox http://techcrunch.com/2011/08/30/index-leads-4-billion-valuation-round-in-dropbox/

AdjunctHulk

Good for: Academics. People who can’t get enough of the fake Hulk accounts spawned by the original, Drunk Hulk.

Sample Tweet:

PHDS CHOOSE TO BECOME ADJUNCTS IN THE SAME WAY BRUCE BANNER CHOOSE TO BECOME HULK.

DeathStarPR

Good for: Have you heard of a little movie called Star Wars?

Sample Tweet:

Guys, the best things in life aren’t free. The REAL best things in life cost 15 septillion credits and disintegrate planets.

FakePewResearch

Good for: Journalists. Anyone who is regularly gobsmacked by the results of real Pew Research surveys. People who always click on links marked NSFW.

Sample Tweet:

People talking to themselves on the bus this morning: 35% Have a phone; 62% Don’t have a phone; 3% Undecided.

Bonus: FakeAPStylebook

Good for: Because we know FakeAPStylebook would want us to, we decided to take this list to 11. Possibly the funniest fake Twitter account there is. Great for word nerds, “social media experts,” or anyone with a pulse who reads above a 12th grade level.

Sample Tweet:

Does your story have anything in it that will terrify an old person? If not, it needs another rewrite.

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