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If Mars Curiosity's Tweets Are Too Upbeat, Check Out Sarcastic Rover

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Some have found the earnest and cheery disposition of NASA's Curiosity Rover on Twitter too much to handle. But a few spoof account have popped up that imagine the dark side of being a self-aware, anthropomorphized robot sent on a one-way journey to a dusty planet to study rocks. (Many of them are in the same vein as an old Onion satired about NASA's Mars rover Spirit losing its sense of purpose.)

The best of these accounts is @SarcasticRover, which besides being sarcastic is bitter, depressed, overeducated—and sometimes stoned.

The account takes aim at the drudgery of its work, meme-creating nerds back on Earth, Pluto and Buzz Aldrin. You can call him a douche, but please don't call him an ironic hipster.

Here are several of the best tweets (it was hard to narrow things down from the prolific account!):

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