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How I Got 10,000 Twitter Followers In A Week
March 9, 2013 7:44 PM   Subscribe

Alastair Duncan, the creator of the popular Twitter account Star Trek & The City (previously), discusses his viral fame and interviews the creators of other popular Twitter parodies: Modern Day Seinfeld, Not Tilda Swinton and The Average Shark. The article also discusses Big Ben, Kim Kierkegaard and the hilarious fake Michael Haneke.
posted by Charlemagne In Sweatpants (21 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

 
lurk
posted by JHarris at 7:49 PM on March 9, 2013 [1 favorite]


Not Tilda Swinton is fantastic.
posted by kenko at 7:52 PM on March 9, 2013 [2 favorites]


"His saddle longs for the caress of buttocks" is the prettiest thing I've read all week
posted by nathancaswell at 7:56 PM on March 9, 2013


Peter Molydeux is by far the best fake twitter I've seen.
posted by cthuljew at 7:58 PM on March 9, 2013 [4 favorites]


I'm as much of a fan of Kierkegaard as I am an anti-fan of Kim, and so for me the Kierkegaardashian is just brilliant.
posted by anothermug at 7:59 PM on March 9, 2013 [4 favorites]


Season 8 TNG and Stats Canada often have gems.

And who can forget Sarcastic Rover?
Good news! My computer's out of "SAFE MODE" and back into the usual "DANGEROUS BUT SEXY MODE."
Let's do a science!
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 8:18 PM on March 9, 2013 [3 favorites]


I noticed that Kim Kierkegaardashian has been retweeted by Justin Buber. I like this alternate universe and would willingly waste my time in it.
I'm calling dibs on Lindsay LoJung.
posted by Dr. Zira at 8:34 PM on March 9, 2013


I, of course, follow fake Craig Finn.
posted by Charlemagne In Sweatpants at 9:50 PM on March 9, 2013 [1 favorite]


I love twitter because of these.
posted by rebent at 10:00 PM on March 9, 2013


The first 10,000 Twitter followers are always the hardest.
posted by mazola at 12:18 AM on March 10, 2013


This will be the art form of our time that future scholars look at most closely.
posted by Raunchy 60s Humour at 3:46 AM on March 10, 2013


I miss Freind From HS and Your Aunt Diane. El Bloombito has his moments.
posted by Devils Rancher at 6:21 AM on March 10, 2013 [2 favorites]


I did not think I was a fan of the show Senfield, but those "ModernSenfield" tweets made me laugh till I cried.

Exhibit a:

George rides the subway for hours trying to make eye contact with women so he can meet someone on Craigslist Missed Connections.

And exhibit b:

George's new gf is angry that the dick pic he sent wasn't taken for her but is his "go-to" pic. "I'm supposed to take a new one each time?!"

posted by Faintdreams at 8:06 AM on March 10, 2013 [1 favorite]


Faintdreams: "I did not think I was a fan of the show Senfield, but those "ModernSenfield" tweets made me laugh till I cried."

I'm a big fan and was equally impressed. They really nail the character's voice, which sets it apart from a generic Modern-x format.

Also:

Modern Seinfeld ‏@SeinfeldToday
Elaine goes to Guy Fieri's Times Square restaurant as a joke, winds up liking it. Kramer runs a Chopped gambling ring.

Someone should create a RetroFilter and AskRetroFilter account for the 70s or 80s.
posted by Room 641-A at 8:50 AM on March 10, 2013 [1 favorite]


I will just leave this here

seinfelt.tumblr.com
posted by M Edward at 8:58 AM on March 10, 2013


Prince's fake Twitter is my personal fave:


it is not 12/12/12 it is ∞/∞/∞

2 become a sensual butterfly u must first b a funky caterpillar. the erotic metamorphosis is complete.
posted by Unicorn on the cob at 12:11 PM on March 10, 2013 [1 favorite]


> "Someone should create a RetroFilter and AskRetroFilter account for the 70s or 80s."

Presenting @AskRetrofilter.
posted by raihan_ at 12:24 PM on March 10, 2013 [1 favorite]


Thank you for the link to Modern Day Seinfeld: I've long managed to get almost as much pleasure from synopses of the show as from the show itself. FWIW, my longtime favourite parody account has been Reel Molesworth, which catches the voice of the original perfectly. You'd have to have read the Molesworth books to realise that, though.
posted by Grangousier at 2:09 PM on March 10, 2013


Have any of you lovely people created a twitter list of good to follow fake tweeters? I'd rather just follow that list than each of these
posted by DigDoug at 6:19 PM on March 10, 2013


Modern Day Seinfeld was good for the first month, but it became way too topical about the week-by-week events and it lost its steam, and the character actions seemed too farfetched. It hasn't been good for a while.
posted by Folly at 8:57 PM on March 10, 2013


Excellent.
posted by homunculus at 12:03 AM on March 11, 2013


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