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Insult, meet injury.

When it comes to the uniquely human phenomenon of schadenfreude, there’s little that can compare to the implosion of a $45.2 billion quasi-monopolistic merger between two universally reviled telecoms. The news that Comcast and Time Warner Cable were forced to abandon their merger can thus be considered Christmas for snarky people on Twitter.

Without further ado, here are some of our favorite celebratory burns:

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Is there anything better than toasting the demise of a late-capitalist conspiracy to establish the most hellish customer-service infrastructure in history? Maybe—but nothing comes to mind right now.

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Miles Klee

Miles Klee

Miles Klee is a novelist and web culture reporter. The former editor of the Daily Dot’s Unclick section, Klee’s essays, satire, and fiction have appeared in Lapham’s Quarterly, Vanity Fair, 3:AM, Salon, the Awl, the New York Observer, the Millions,  and the Village Voice. He's the author of two odd books of fiction, 'Ivyland' and 'True False.'