Twitter is an online social networking and microblogging service that enables its users to send and read text-based messages of up to 140 characters, known as “tweets”. Yes, it is the 1679856th social networking website in the world and yes, the word ‘tweet’ is colossally stupid and yes, it only fuels and makes more distressing our celebrity-obsessed culture. Yet, as a literature student, I can’t help but grudgingly admire the ability of some of these aforementioned celebrities to be funny in 140 characters. Here are 5 twitter accounts you can obsessively stalk or casually check once in a month, depending on your level of having-a-life-ness.
1. Joss Whedon
Beloved American screenwriter, film and television producer, director, comic book author, composer, and actor, Whedon is best-known for the cult TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and, more recently, The Avengers, his love letter to comic book fans everywhere.
Matt Roller is a writer on Community and a self-described “Giraffe-enthusiast.”
A fun response when someone asks how a relative died is to sadly explain that “tigers chased him down a water slide.”
MGG is an American actor and ex-fashion model, best known for his portrayal of the awesome Dr Spencer Reid on Criminal Minds. One of the most important things that we as readers need to know about him is that, in 2009, he dislocated his knee dancing. His twitter is a heady combination of witty, weird and adorable. Also, the man can doodle; check out his surreal artwork on his website.
4. Chris Bucholz
Chris Bucholz is my favourite of the merrily dysfunctional band of Cracked writers. His humour is based chiefly on hard-bitten yet cheery cynicism and a hilarious ineptness at any kind of interaction with other human beings.
Jim Gaff is an American stand-up comedian and an actor. He is also the author of Dad is Fat, titled thus after the first complete sentence his son wrote on a dry-erase board. Ouch!