Then, I took a screenshot of it. Then I tweeted the screenshot with the comment, "my fave part of 'the godfather' is when his mustache turns into a tree." I didn't think much of it. A few hours later, it had scooped up about 200 retweets and nearly 400 likes. About a week later, it's at nearly 3,000 retweets and over 7,000 likes. I don't entirely understand why this happened. I try real hard not to think about why people enjoy the things I put on the internet and just appreciate that they appreciate things. This line of thinking, where we take the internet very seriously until it's inconvenient or it rewards us with a cheap rush of approval we don't totally dig and then hold it at a distance like some data-cruncher, is a bummer if you ask me. It's a byproduct of deciding the internet isn't "real" or that, as Virginia Heffernan writes in "Magic and Loss: The Internet as Art," the internet's "glorious illusion" is that it "is life." I disagree with Heffernan here even if I understand her argument, because, jeez louise, everything is life, everything is real.