If Houston Astros fans can find humor in their sad team's plight, anyone can.
That's exactly what happened after a trending Twitter account — started as a private joke among friends — exploded Thursday night after these long suffering Astros die-hards got blockbuster returns with their own hashtag called: #AstrosMovies.
Piggy-backing on a Twitter exercise started by a couple of similarly despondent White Sox fans, #AstrosMovies is a collection of tweets with with clever and humorous twists on movie titles with Astros themes.
The ensuing play on words was so heavy Thursday night — that between 9 and 11 p.m. CT as a Twitter trending topic — it was ranked No. 2 in the United States and No. 3 worldwide, according to Cut4/MLB.com.
You don't even have to be an Astros fan to get a kick out of the trending tweets.
Who Framed Roger Clemens #AstrosMovies
— Jayne (@whattheheck57) February 8, 2013
Submissions came from what seemed like the entire Astros fanbase and outsiders looking to get in on the fun. Some tweets are gold.
A couple of the best included "Dotel Mom the Babysitter's Dead," "Oh Brother Where Art Howe," "Home Villone" and "Who Framed Roger Clemens."
Even former Astros player Geoff Blum offered this title twist on a Hollywood classic: "16 Candaele's."