Too Many People Are Stealing This Terrible Call of Duty/Halo JokeKirk Hamilton11/13/12 7:00pmFiled to: twitterblack opsBlack ops 2Call Of DutyHaloHalo 4Jokes159EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalink Boy, those young men sure do love video games, don't they? And wouldn't you know it, two of the biggest games of the year, Halo 4 and Black Ops II, just came out! Surely there is some pithy joke to be made here, some quick gibe about how men will be playing those games and therefore neglecting their girlfriends? Advertisement Turns out there is indeed a joke to be made. Not a very good one, but a joke. It combines Halo, Black Ops II and the "Movember" cancer-awareness movement into a comedy hat-trick:With no shave November, Halo 4 and Black Ops 2 this month, I'm predicting teen pregnancy will be at an all time low.Okay, kinda low-hanging fruit, but it gets the job done. But here's the thing: It's not just one person making this joke. It's practically everybody. They all use the exact same language, referring to Movember as "No Shave November," and they all refer to Black Ops II as Black Ops 2. Check it out:[View the story "Everyone On Twitter Makes The Same Video Game Joke" on Storify]There are hundreds, probably thousands more—a Twitter search of "Halo Teen Pregnancy" reveals new people stealing the joke every minute. Who made the joke first? It's difficult to tell, but it seems possible that it was a fresh-faced young fellow named Joseph Anderson way back on November 5:Of course, this sort of thing is rampant on Twitter—plenty of people make timely, RT-ready jokes and see them almost instantly co-opted by a gaggle of me-too tweeters, parody accounts, and faceless phonies. Advertisement What does this tell us about the state of Twitter? That it's a hive of scum and villainy, where a guy can't make an honest joke without having it ripped off by a bunch of strangers? Yeah, probably. More importantly, what does it tell us about the state of video games and teen pregnancy? Only time will tell.