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July 26, 2012 9:40 AM   Subscribe

In March Jimmy Kimmel aired footage of celebrities reading tweets about themselves [Previously]. The next instalment is ready for your amusement.

Interestingly, in recent months, the whole interaction between celebrities and their "fans" on Twitter has entered the public consciousness much more - a little guide to engaging celebs, , questions on whether celebrities are making themselves too accessible, a high profile jailing in the UK of a particularly obnoxious troll and the rise of the high profile "Twitter Quitter" like Charlie Sheen, nearly quitter like comedians Matt Lucas, serial nearly quitter like Stephen Fry, temporary quitters like British Olympic swimmer Rebecca Adlington, account switchers like Alec Baldwin and perhaps the landmark case: the forced handover of Ashton Kutcher's account to Management.
posted by MuffinMan (37 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

 
I liked Matt LeBlanc's in particular.
posted by antifuse at 9:48 AM on July 26, 2012 [4 favorites]


Matisyahu ... shaved?
posted by grabbingsand at 9:49 AM on July 26, 2012 [2 favorites]


*snicker* "Why don't you go fuck yourself"
posted by antifuse at 9:50 AM on July 26, 2012


Except for the gray hair, Matt LeBlanc looks *exactly* as old as he ever did (i.e. 12).
posted by DU at 9:52 AM on July 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


Aw, Perry looked actually hurt.
posted by The Whelk at 9:56 AM on July 26, 2012


Won't someone please think of the plight of our nation's celebrities?
posted by MegoSteve at 9:57 AM on July 26, 2012 [3 favorites]


Yeah, I was expecting this to be a little more authentic. Having celebrities play themselves reading comments on the Internet is funny, but doesn't cause as much reflection as Jimmy Kimmel (who should talk) pretends to want.
posted by DU at 10:03 AM on July 26, 2012


I know Danny McBride was joking there at the end, but if celebrities think of us as "nobodies" then why should we think of them as "just human"?

I mean, whatever, I wouldn't write a mean tweet to anyone because I am nice generally, but clearly some celebrities do set themselves apart.
posted by that's how you get ants at 10:21 AM on July 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


the ashton kutcher thing was not what i was expecting.

wow.

kinda like how the other recent post about a celebrity (the guy from mst3k, forget his name) was also not what i expected.

both in good ways.
posted by sio42 at 10:22 AM on July 26, 2012


I thought it was funny. Partly because some of the tweets were actually pretty funny themselves.

Other then that, though Jimmy Kimmel has always annoyed me.
posted by delmoi at 10:23 AM on July 26, 2012


Nick Offerman (Ron Swanson) from Parks & Recreation Reads Tweets From Young Female Celebrities Part 2
posted by schmod at 10:26 AM on July 26, 2012 [3 favorites]


Related: Nick Offerman, Megan Mully and Allison Brie do Bong Hits
posted by The Whelk at 10:27 AM on July 26, 2012 [5 favorites]


Siri, am I overrated?
posted by schmod at 10:28 AM on July 26, 2012 [4 favorites]


I've never seen Nick Offerman out of character before. Or chopping wood. New crush, thanks!
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 10:38 AM on July 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


Nick Offerman (Ron Swanson) from Parks & Recreation Reads Tweets From Young Female Celebrities Part 2

Not available in my country. F you, internet.
posted by antifuse at 10:41 AM on July 26, 2012


I've never seen Nick Offerman out of character before. Or chopping wood.

He's got at least one (and I think several) YT videos set in his real-life woodworking shop. He makes nice stuff.
posted by DU at 10:46 AM on July 26, 2012


That reminds me. Last night I dreamed that I'd come up with a killer tumblr idea: lronswanson.tumblr.com. Scientology according to Swanson. Dream-me thought I was hilarious.
posted by that's how you get ants at 10:58 AM on July 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


Nick Offerman is fucking awesome.
posted by Aizkolari at 11:03 AM on July 26, 2012


that's how you get ants: "That reminds me. Last night I dreamed that I'd come up with a killer tumblr idea: lronswanson.tumblr.com. Scientology according to Swanson. Dream-me thought I was hilarious."

It took me a minute to recognize the connection that "Iron Swanson" would have to scientology. Facepalm.
posted by schmod at 11:11 AM on July 26, 2012


I'm not going to link to it, and perhaps I saw it on Metafilter, but the other day I saw a picture of a young Nick Offerman with a very realistic-looking three-foot fake cock coming out of his pants.

True story.
posted by bondcliff at 11:46 AM on July 26, 2012


I love Katy Perry. I love the hell out of her. And for this, I love her just a little bit more.
posted by scaryblackdeath at 11:46 AM on July 26, 2012


Ok, yeah, it was Metafilter. Here's the thread with the link. One of the funniest things I've ever seen.
posted by bondcliff at 11:49 AM on July 26, 2012


They were pretty tame. My mother used to say meaner things about me than that. Still does.
posted by Decani at 11:49 AM on July 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


Iron Swanson should be in the next season of Game of Thrones.
posted by no regrets, coyote at 11:51 AM on July 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


Seriously though, fuck David Spade.
posted by briank at 12:02 PM on July 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


Seriously though, fuck Twitter.
posted by inthe80s at 12:37 PM on July 26, 2012 [3 favorites]


It took me a minute to recognize the connection that "Iron Swanson" would have to scientology. Facepalm.

I was wondering why someone's affinity for torturing their pale male offspring with a hot iron was relevant.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 12:55 PM on July 26, 2012


Hate emails by the fireside, with Richard Dawkins.
posted by Decani at 1:01 PM on July 26, 2012


Last night I dreamed that I'd come up with a killer tumblr idea: lronswanson.tumblr.com. Scientology according to Swanson.

"Do any of you have any thetans? Correct. You do not."
posted by Etrigan at 1:21 PM on July 26, 2012 [3 favorites]


Siri, am I overrated?

I do not understand overrated. If you like, I can search the web for a picture of a stallion.
posted by dobbs at 1:30 PM on July 26, 2012


Oh, and if we're talking about just general "response to hate mail", there's always MeFi's own jscalzi's "Your Hate Mail Will Be Graded"
posted by antifuse at 1:35 PM on July 26, 2012


I'm not going to link to it, and perhaps I saw it on Metafilter, but the other day I saw a picture of a young Nick Offerman with a very realistic-looking ...

I read this in Ron Swanson's rich baritone.
posted by zippy at 2:00 PM on July 26, 2012


I wrote like half of those.
posted by orme at 3:36 PM on July 26, 2012


I want more celebs reading mean tweets. It makes them more likeable.
posted by discopolo at 3:43 PM on July 26, 2012


It's interesting how different celebs react to social media, some people just hand stuff over to staff but some get really into it which is interesting from a fandom POV, and people I would consider celebrities ( children's SF authors from the 80s) are totally on twitter and will talk to you which is awesome.
posted by The Whelk at 3:49 PM on July 26, 2012


That might be more a kidlit thing than anything else, TW. Eeeveryone in the kidlit community is on twitter.
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 4:16 PM on July 26, 2012


(and it is wonderful)

Plus Clark Gregg mentions Pheels on Twitter so all bets are off.
posted by The Whelk at 4:32 PM on July 26, 2012


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