By Jimmy Carlton Sportswriter Published Mar 15, 2016 at 2:17 PM

Aaron Rodgers has nearly two million followers on Twitter. And despite the airtight logic, thoughtful consideration and generally sensible awareness that typically abound on social media, once in a while, some things get misunderstood and some people get bewildered.

Such was the case Monday night when Rodgers posted a few disturbingly profound ruminations that quickly sent the internet – especially Packers Twitter – into a concerned, confused, chaotic commotion.

As he’s done at various times in previous offseasons, the Green Bay quarterback tweeted several "Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey," those succinctly witty and absurdly bizarre conceptual one-liner jokes cherished on "Saturday Night Live" in the 1990s.

Rodgers, who’s often expressed his fondness for cult movies like "The Princess Bride" and has stated his desire to host "SNL" – and whose default Twitter persona is comedic – sent out a string of no-context-given Deep Thoughts.

Gunslinger? More like gag-slinger! Signal-caller? Try side-splitter! OK, sorry.

Rodgers also managed to include one of his usual digs at Tom Crabtree, a former teammate and tatted-up Foo Fighters-lover who played tight end for Green Bay from 2009-2012 and has an even funnier Twitter account. (Seriously, @itsCrab is a hilarious must-follow, for both his sharp NFL takes and eclectic appreciation of music.)

Rodgers’ tweets got the expectedly baffled and negative reactions from some fans (they were shared about 4,000 times; the hundreds of replies were split between bemusement and appreciation), but it’s worth noting that this Deep Thoughts foray isn’t new.

Deep thoughts, indeed. Here’s hoping that next time Rodgers has fun at the Twitterverse's expense, he does it with our favorite Jack Handey musing.

Born in Milwaukee but a product of Shorewood High School (go ‘Hounds!) and Northwestern University (go ‘Cats!), Jimmy never knew the schoolboy bliss of cheering for a winning football, basketball or baseball team. So he ditched being a fan in order to cover sports professionally - occasionally objectively, always passionately. He's lived in Chicago, New York and Dallas, but now resides again in his beloved Brew City and is an ardent attacker of the notorious Milwaukee Inferiority Complex.

After interning at print publications like Birds and Blooms (official motto: "America's #1 backyard birding and gardening magazine!"), Sports Illustrated (unofficial motto: "Subscribe and save up to 90% off the cover price!") and The Dallas Morning News (a newspaper!), Jimmy worked for web outlets like, where he was a Packers beat reporter, and FOX Sports Wisconsin, where he managed digital content. He's a proponent and frequent user of em dashes, parenthetical asides, descriptive appositives and, really, anything that makes his sentences longer and more needlessly complex.

Jimmy appreciates references to late '90s Brewers and Bucks players and is the curator of the unofficial John Jaha Hall of Fame. He also enjoys running, biking and soccer, but isn't too annoying about them. He writes about sports - both mainstream and unconventional - and non-sports, including history, music, food, art and even golf (just kidding!), and welcomes reader suggestions for off-the-beaten-path story ideas.