In a now-deleted tweet, New York Times editor Lauren Wolfe was massively ratioed after she asked, “Do regular humans actually buy zip-ties? Have you ever bought a zip-tie? If so, what did you use it for?”

And then she followed it up with this gem: “I literally had no idea that there were this many people passionate about the legal use of zip ties”:

First up, there are people that don’t own zip-ties?

And please enlighten us to the “legal use” of said common item, please:

Don’t give them any ideas or else they’ll regulate zip ties next:

The paper of record, everyone:

But we have “zero surprise”:

And here’s Twitchy favorite Iowahawk with a thread full of zingers:

Bingo.

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