There’s this weird phenomenon on Twitter of HULK accounts, where some secret individual or cabal creates an online persona to criticize the status quo in some area of human experience, but in the lively patois of the old school Marvel Comics character, The Incredible Hulk.
Now we can add OPEN ACCESS HULK to the party!
I was a huge fan of the Hulk comic series from the 1970s all the way through to the 1990s so I’m thrilled to see this development.
Who makes up the secret cabal of tweeters? Librarians? Scientists? No one really knows. But he/she/it/they are definitely worth following.
Here’s a sampling of some recent tweets:
OA Hulk put on eye patch and smash barriers to knowledge AAARRRRR!! smash toll access! that feels good. <link>
OA HULK SMASH PEOPLE WHO THINK OTHER PEOPLE DON’T NEED ACCESS JUST BECAUSE NO PHD. PUNY MORTARBOARD IS LOUSY SHIELD AGAINST OA HULK. <link>
OA HULK SMASH NICE LIBRARIAN NICENESS oh sorry, did that hurt? will these journal cuts be a problem? We’ll find a way somehow…SMASH, SMASH <link>
Join the revolution! SMASH! SMASH! SMASH!