Posts tagged “Twitter”

Friday, 7 March 2014

New Article: Tweeting the Oscars

And the Tweet Goes To...

And the Tweet Goes To…

This year it seemed like Twitter upstaged the Oscars in some big ways. And I, yes, even I got in on the action. Earlier in the weekend I made a decision:

I then started a show-long joke that I doubt anyone actually got because (A) very few people follow me on Twitter and (B) it was a four-hour joke with a punchline that doesn’t really look like a punchline unless you know I was doing a joke. Let’s see if you can figure it out. Look closely at this first tweet, and then watch the time stamps on the following tweets.

Get it? The overall theme was that I would live-tweet the Oscars but miss the vast majority of it by making and eating dinner and then taking a two-hour bathroom break. Yeah, okay, it wasn’t that funny, but it sure was ambitious.

Twitter was actually a part of the Oscar ceremony in a big way this year. Host Ellen DeGeneres was very vocal about tweeting the goings-on, including her now-infamous, twitter-breaking, group selfie (more on that later). Gobs of the celebrities in attendance were tweeting the goings-on as well. But for me the real highlight of Oscar tweeting was Chrissy Teigen.

Chrissy Teigen is a model and the wife of singer John Legend. She was on the cover of the 50th Anniversary Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue:

Not only that, but she just happens to be whip-smart and one of the funniest people on Twitter. She also had my favorite dress of anyone at the Oscars:

She was very active on Twitter that night, which led to two of my favorite Twitter moments of the Oscars. She started out pretty normal:

But she soon made a rather critical spelling error in a tweet about Angelina Jolie:

Apparently her followers started to rib her something fierce about it, and she was understandably embarrassed:

But she quickly gave up and embraced it:

And after that it was on: finding a way to insert one or more scatological words in to celebrity names. In the span of the next couple of minutes we got:

  1. Bradley Pooper
  2. Leonardo dicraprio
  3. Amy Shatams
  4. Brad Shitt
  5. Angelina PooPee

And soon, of course, her fans joined in and sent her gems like:

  • Liza Shitsmelli
  • Steve Fartin
  • Anne Crapaway
  • Joseph Gordon-Levshitt
  • Natalie Pootman
  • Gwynneth Boweltro

After which Chrissy sagely observed:

But my absolute favorite part of the night came just a few minutes later, when Ellen DeGeneres created her group selfie tweet. She gathered a bunch of celebrities and took a photo (well, had Bradley Cooper take a photo), which she tweeted in an attempt to break the record for most re-tweets of a photo. It worked:

But one Katie Henderson, who was watching the television at that moment, noticed someone in the background with a camera raised…

Yes, that’s Chrissy Teigen behind everyone, taking a photo of a photo being taken! And here it is:

Well, I thought that was pretty durned awexome.

But anyway. Aside from the show-long lame joke that I concocted, there was another reason why I didn’t really live-tweet the Oscars. And that’s the fact that I actually really enjoy the Oscars. I always have. There’s a reason why I write an article about the Oscars every year. And sitting there with a phone or laptop in my hand, forcing myself to be funny/sarcastic about something that I genuinely enjoy experiencing just sounded like a special kind of Hell to me. So instead I made my cute li’l joke, sat back, and enjoyed the show.

I think Kris Straub said it best, so I’ll let this strip from his Chainsawsuit webcomic sum up my feelings:

Source: Chainsawsuit by Kris Straub.

Source: Chainsawsuit by Kris Straub.

Don’t get me wrong, I love being funny. People pay five bucks a head every weekend to see me be funny. But sometimes there’s nothing wrong with just putting Twitter down and being immersed in the moment. Try it sometime.

Categories: Articles.

Thursday, 6 March 2014

The Funniest Thing on Twitter in a Long Time

So there’s some bad stuffs going on in Ukraine right now involving Russia. David Cameron, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, I guess wanted to show that he was standing in solidarity with the USA, so he tweeted this:

This is very strange. Did he use a stock photo of him looking serious on the phone? Or did he have an aide photograph him just for this occasion? Why did he need a photo of himself on the phone in the first place? Did he think twitter wouldn’t believe that he actually talked to Obama on the phone?

Despite how serious the Ukraine situation is, this of course needed to be mocked. And mocked it was. And who better to mock the Prime Minister than Twitter superstar Rob Delaney?

And Sir Patrick Stewart was thankfully also on the case:

But things couldn’t get started until comic writer Michael Moreno joined in:

Whew! Now I know the situation is well in hand!

Edit: 11:59 AM
O noes! Wil Wheaton was too late to join the call 🙁

Hahahahahaha

Categories: Celebrities.

Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Here Are @Fart’s Favorite Tweets of 2013

Jon Hendren IS @fart.

Jon Hendren IS @fart.

Continuing with yesterday’s theme of posting other people’s “best of 2013” choices, here is the list that Jon Hendren, a comedy “writer” and Twitter power-player with over 70K followers who managed to snag the username @fart, made of his favorite tweets of 2013. This list was originally published on The Birdpole. But who wants to click to another website? You don’t wanna do that! So I recreated it here, on this best website of EVER.

This is some seriously funny stuffs. I giggled like a crazy man while reading this list. Enjoy (NSFW):

In no particular order.

Via The Birdpole.

Categories: Links.

Sunday, 1 December 2013

“Of the Month” December 2013

Link of the Month:
christmasagogo Christmas A-GoGo
We love Christmas. We love Christmas songs, but not the usual stuff. See this blog in Nov and December for daily posts of weird & wondrous seasonal tunes.

Tweeter of the Month:
loaded santa @loadedsanta
There are a few “joke” Santa twitter accounts, but this one is probably my favorite, from the POV of a very inebriated Santa Claus. Some of my favorite examples:

Christmas Special of the Month:
Adventure Time: Holly Jolly Secrets Adventure Time: “Holly Jolly Secrets”
Even though Christmas is never mentioned by name, all of the trappings are there in this two-part episode from the 3rd season of Adventure Time. We get some great backstory on the Ice King, and there are some real heart-felt moments. What’s that? The 3rd season of Adventure Time isn’t available on DVD or BluRay? Well, don’t worry; it comes out in February and you can pre-order it now!

Categories: Christmas, Of the Month.

Friday, 22 November 2013

What Happened on Twitter Today? Let Jason J. Brunet Tell You!

Finally, the Solution to All of Life's Problems!

Finally, the Solution to All of Life’s Problems!

Do you enjoy twitter, but just don’t have the energy to actually, you know, read all of the tweets? We’ve all been there. It can be just so inconvenient to have to look at the tweets and take the effort to read them.

Well, worry no longer! Now, Jason J. Brunet (aka Three Ninjas) will read the tweets for you!

Yes, that right. Every week on “What Happened on Twitter Today” Jason will get rather inebriated and read his twitter feed for approximately five minutes. He’ll even include hand-signals for things like colons, quotes, and hashtags! Also, he’ll refuse to say the word “Fart!” It’s just this simple:

It’s remarkably entertaining. Kinda like “My Drunk Kitchen” except it’s more My Inebriated Twitter. Episodes started being uploaded in mid-October, so go watch the whole back-catalog! Go on! How else will you win at twitter?

And maybe someday, if you’re lucky, your tweet might be read on a future episode of “What Happened on Twitter Today” (keep the dream alive)!

Categories: My Famous Friends, Videos.

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

My Famous Friends: Mike Eagle and TMBG Together!

My pal Open Mike Eagle has never made it a secret that one of his biggest influences is also my favorite all-time band, They Might Be Giants.

He has quoted them in a few of his own songs, and recently included a section from the obscure TMBG track “Weep Day” in a performance, which you can see here:

Well, this morning TMBG took notice!

That’s pretty awexome (so awesome it has an x in it). TMBG retweeted me once last month (when I tweeted about them and Joss Whedon being on the same episode of Jimmy Fallon’s show) and it ’bout gave me a heart attack:

So it’s great to see them acknowledging the Open Mike Eagle love. Well-deserved accolades for Mr. Eagle.

Categories: My Famous Friends.

Friday, 19 April 2013

Science is the Best Thing Ever: Wet Washcloths in Space

If you have a wet washcloth here on el planeta Tierra and you want to get rid of a lot of the moisture in a very short amount of time, you can simply wring it and much of the water will drip away.

But have you ever wondered what would happen if you did that in a microgravity environment? WHO HASN’T!?

Well, a couple of Canadian high school students wondered. And so they asked the Canadian Space Agency, which asked Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, who is currently aboard the International Space Station. And here’s what happened:


(http://youtu.be/lMtXfwk7PXg)

SCIENCE IS THE BEST THING EVER.

Chris Hadfield, by the way, is one of the coolest astronauts around right now. This isn’t the first question he’s answered via YouTube. He periodically uploads answers to various questions as part of SPACE.com’s YouTube Channel. Scroll through and you’ll see some here and there among the uploads. WATCH ALL OF THEM.

He also has an excellent twitter feed that he uses live from the ISS. Because SCIENCE IS THE BEST THING EVER. He periodically tweets photos of some amazing things. Like this:

So all y’all twitterers should probably follow him. Because SCIENCE IS THE BEST THING EVER.

Categories: Science, Videos.