The Twitter feed of Gary Burghoff—‘Radar’ from ‘M*A*S*H’—is a scurrilous delight
01.22.2014
10:05 am

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It may have been the ever-alert Patton Oswalt who got the ball rolling when he tweeted his admiration for Gary Burghoff’s hilariously bilious Twitter feed (@Gary_Burghoff), in which the actor who played Radar in M*A*S*H (movie and TV show both) has been furnishing all kinds of insider dish about the show as well as Battle of the Network Stars. Now everybody on Twitter is falling over themselves to retweet his scandalous bon mots.
 

Apparently Burghoff has a particular distaste for Alan Alda (Hawkeye on M*A*S*H) and Robert Conrad (Black Sheep Squadron star, but more pertinently, captain of the NBC squad on Battle of the Network Stars in 1976), as seen here:

 

 

 

Note that @Gary_Burghoff has not been verified by Twitter, but the tales of (and petty resentment over) Alda and Conrad have the ring of authenticity to them. If you’re a defamation attorney in Florida (where Burghoff currently lives, according to the Twitter feed bio), there might be a client here for you.

Below we have a clip of one of the greatest moments in sports history, in which ABC (blue; Hal Linden, Gabe Kaplan, Penny Marshall, Robert Hegyes, Lynda Carter, Richard Hatch) defeats CBS (red; Telly Savalas, MacKenzie Phillips, Adrienne Barbeau, Kevin Dobson, Pat Harrington) in the climactic tug-of-war competition in the 1976 Battle of the Network Stars, preceded by Robert Conrad whining about losing a race to Gabe Kaplan or something.
 

 
via deathandtaxes
 
Thank you Lawrence Daniel Caswell!

Written by Martin Schneider | Discussion
America need a reboot?
10.01.2013
07:52 pm

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Sounds like a plan…
 

 
Via Chris Hall

Written by Paul Gallagher | Discussion
Facebook, Twitter and MySpace: Gateways to Heroin
02.25.2013
09:42 am

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A perplexing 2010 anti-drug campaign from the Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence.

I’m not entirely sure what you’re supposed to take away from this? First off, who still uses MySpace??? And secondly, she looks perfectly fine and healthy hooked on heroin! I don’t see a problem.

Here are some choice reddit comments about the poster:

StewieBanana: I have a Heroin account. It’s stupidly addictive and no where near as enjoyable as it used to be.

ToInfinity_MinusOne: It went downhill after my parents joined.

lllillll: Their sharing feature is really insecure and I’ve heard a lot of users end up with a virus.

Deathwave88: I went on Twitter, now I inject 5 marijuanas a day.

JammieDodgers: Jesus, this is some fucked up sensationalism. Sure heroin is bad but it’s not as bad as MySpace.

ChickenNoodle519: Yeah, it’s unthinkable that someone would go from Twitter immediately to MySpace.

Via reddit

Written by Tara McGinley | Discussion
SuBo’s ‘susanalbumparty’ - funniest hashtag ever?
11.21.2012
02:47 pm

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‘Susan Boyle and Pebbles the Cat Duet’ by Dan Lacey

Coming as it does from Susan Boyle, it gets my vote. Via the NME:

Susan Boyle became the victim of an unfortunate spot of social networking naivety last night (Nov 20) as her record label tried to promote her new album ‘Standing Ovation’ on Twitter. Boyle’s PR team encouraged fans of the singer to Tweet about the album using the hashtag #susanalbumparty which, as you can see, is easily mistaken for “anal bum party”, a topic unlikely to feature in Susan Boyle’s music, but one which soon sent the tag trending.

Ah, you gotta be grateful for those small, everyday acts of total hilarity.

Written by Niall O'Conghaile | Discussion
If Twitter was like Facebook
10.26.2012
09:55 am

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Boing Boing’s managing editor, ginger geezer Rob Beschizza, puts Facebook’s new promoted posts policy into proper perspective…

Follow Rob Beschizza on Twitter.

Written by Richard Metzger | Discussion
Ricky Gervais: ‘Oh no, the atheists are fighting again’
09.17.2012
05:23 pm

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Ricky Gervais tweets:

I see Atheists are fighting and killing each other again, over who doesn’t believe in any God the most. Oh, no..wait..that never happens.

True, that.
 
Via Ricky Gervais
 

Written by Paul Gallagher | Discussion
Naomi Wolf Vagina is now on Twitter

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In the week Naomi Wolf’s Vagina: A New Biography goes on sale, some wit, or more likely some journalist or PR person, has started a Twitter account for NaomiWolfVagina (sensitive flower). Only 3 tweets so far, but I suspect this will increase towards the date of publication.

Follow NaomiWolfVagina on twitter.

Read the Guardian‘s exclusive extract from Naomi Wolf’s Vagina: A New Biography here, plus interview here and the book is available here.
 
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Written by Paul Gallagher | Discussion
Scottee’s ‘Follow’: how to gain more Twitter fans (or not)


 
Scottee’s a bit of a legend in British performance art and cabaret circles, even though he’d hate to admit it himself. The 26-year-old writer/performer/director has already worked with some of the biggest names in this field and won a host of prestigious awards, not to mention a bunch of notoriety and some serious critical acclaim. 

While there’s more than a hint of Leigh Bowery to Scottee’s persona, he denies seeing himself as a “drag queen,” even if that’s how the staff at Marks & Spencer refer to him. What Scottee Scottee is, beyond the messed-up make up and torn stockings, is a performer, as his involvement with London’s Duckie collective, and his own Eat Your Heart Out troupe, proves. From his own website:

He has broken limbs, been questioned by Police and lost 100’s of pairs of high heels in his determination to please and challenge his audiences. Scottee has been critically compared to variety and music hall greats with his unique practice of light entertainment. 

His brash, clumsy and obnoxious approach to performance has left audiences confused, annoyed & covered in glitter. Whatever you think of Scottee - he probably won’t care.

But still, all this is not enough. Scottee wants more.

His latest project is called Follow and traces his efforts to attract more followers to his Twitter account. The end goal is for Scottee to have more followers on that social network than the British TV psychic Russell Grant, tho whom Scottee bares a passing resemblance, and often gets compared (it’s those sweaters, dear).

So far, so self-indulgent, I can hear you thinking. Well, yeah. All performance art is self-indulgent. What’s more important is what the viewer takes from the experience, and what light the artist can shed on cultural, and political, phenomena. And surprisingly, a project about attracting more Twitter followers is actually pretty good in that respect.

Who is real? What is real? Why should that really matter? Are online relationships as valid as real-world contact? Even if it’s with a robot? If they’re not as valid, then why not?

Scottee is open in proclaiming that social networking is the best invention in the history of humankind, and he makes for a compelling voice on our journey through Twitter’s seamy underbelly. Here is part two of the ongoing Follow video series, but if you’d rather watch Follow chronologically, part one is here:
 

 
Follow is running in conjunction with the Abandon Normal Devices festival, and you can follow Scottee Scottee on Twitter here.

Written by Niall O'Conghaile | Discussion
3 Letters of Note: Spin Doctor Alastair Campbell vs. Armando Iannucci

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Alastair Campbell (Tony Blair’s spin doctor, who allegedly “sexed up” that dossier on WMD) had a pop on twitter at writer (Veep, The Thick of It) and broadcaster, Armando Iannucci, over his acceptance of an O.B.E. in the Queen’s Honor’s List.

As to be expected, Campbell came out a very poor second.

Follow Armando on twitter
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With thanks to John Hassay
 

Written by Paul Gallagher | Discussion
Donald Glover on ‘Racist Rapists’
04.03.2012
10:24 am

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Community’s Donald Glover’s thoughts on “racist rapists.” I suppose that’s one way you could look at it…

Follow @DonaldGlover on Twitter.

Via reddit

Written by Tara McGinley | Discussion
Who the f*ck is Paul McCartney?
02.13.2012
09:14 am

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I guess a lot of today’s Twittering youngins’ had no idea who this old Paul McCartney guy was performing at the 2012 Grammys last night.

I wonder if any of these people would recognize Don Henley? Robert Plant? Peter Gabriel? Roger Waters? Probably not, I mean, not knowing who Paul McCartney is, is truly shameful (no matter what you think of his music after, say 1976). Would these folks know Elton John if he was standing in front of them? Mick Jagger if he head-butted them?

Where is the line drawn with someone who can’t identify one of the Beatles???

They would be able to ID Gene Simmons, though. That’s fucked up!

See more of the “Oh gawd do I feel old/Christ they’re bloody ignorant” tweets at BuzzFeed.

Written by Tara McGinley | Discussion
‘Get off my content!’: Rupert Murdoch’s pro-SOPA tweets visualized
01.15.2012
10:13 am

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You can read Rupert’s pro-SOPA tweets on his Twitter feed.
 
(via reddit)

Written by Tara McGinley | Discussion
Kanye West’s most infamous tweets hand-stitched and framed
12.09.2011
08:14 am

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Supervelma’s hand-stitched Kanye West tweets on Etsy are hilarious! Sadly, it appears Supervelma’s shop is sold out of Kanye tweets, but you can message her about special orders here.
 

 

 
(via Boing Boing)

Written by Tara McGinley | Discussion
Twitter In the Sixties
06.21.2011
06:35 pm

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If there had always been an Internet. See more here.

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Mother, I want to….

Thanks to How To Be A Retronaut

Written by Marc Campbell | Discussion
Amusing Twitter update from Andy Borowitz

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@BorowitzReport

(via TDW)

Written by Tara McGinley | Discussion
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