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Tweeting Home Alone
December 24, 2009 12:40 PM   Subscribe

Twenty-two new accounts created in order to tweet John Hughes' Home Alone in real time. Merry Christmas.
posted by jefficator (26 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
This is great, but once again reminds me that twitter has no "go to first" button.
posted by stresstwig at 12:41 PM on December 24, 2009


Excellent.
posted by parhamr at 12:42 PM on December 24, 2009


it sucked as a movie, it will suck as a tweet, mark my words...

and I usually love John Hughes
posted by HuronBob at 12:48 PM on December 24, 2009


Finally found a use for twitter eh?
posted by Big_B at 1:06 PM on December 24, 2009


Please don't call it "John Hughes' Home Alone." Hughes may have written it, but the film was directed (and, I like to think, ruined) by Chris Columbus.
posted by Sys Rq at 1:15 PM on December 24, 2009 [3 favorites]


Oh, please, don't go blaming Columbus. He didn't find Home Alone, he just landed it.
posted by WolfDaddy at 1:45 PM on December 24, 2009 [1 favorite]


We just finished watching the Gremlin movies here, Holiday tradition and all that.
posted by The Whelk at 1:52 PM on December 24, 2009 [2 favorites]


Can't we just agree to all hate, blame and revile Macaulay Culkin? Its Christmas guys!
posted by mannequito at 1:53 PM on December 24, 2009 [1 favorite]


Reading these, with the small portraits/icons right next to short, cute interpretations of the characters depicted, reminds me of the sadly-defunct Conversatron.
posted by Pope Guilty at 2:20 PM on December 24, 2009 [3 favorites]



That's pretty interesting. My son is just now getting into Home Alone so I sadly know all those lines by heart.
posted by dealing away at 2:33 PM on December 24, 2009


This is a terrible idea. Why would you convert the script of a bad movie into a hard-to-read format?
posted by demiurge at 2:36 PM on December 24, 2009 [3 favorites]


Give Macaulay a break. It's not like he thrust himself upon the world almost 20 years ago (!!!!!)
posted by autodidact at 2:54 PM on December 24, 2009


Oh, please, don't go blaming Columbus. He didn't find Home Alone, he just landed it.

Columbus didn't land Home Alone...Home Alone landed on us!
posted by Strange Interlude at 3:02 PM on December 24, 2009 [5 favorites]


This might be the trigger to drive edge cases into homicidal rages.
posted by Burhanistan at 3:35 PM on December 24, 2009


Columbus didn't land Home Alone...Home Alone landed on us!

That would work a lot better if his name was Plymouth.
posted by Burhanistan at 3:36 PM on December 24, 2009


*puts hands up to my mouth* AHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!
posted by drezdn at 4:34 PM on December 24, 2009


Can they tweet the treaty of Westphalia?
posted by benzenedream at 5:09 PM on December 24, 2009 [2 favorites]


It would be the Tweety of Westphalia if they did that.
posted by Quietgal at 6:30 PM on December 24, 2009 [4 favorites]


Twestphalia.
posted by No-sword at 7:20 PM on December 24, 2009


More like TweetFailure, amirite?

I'll show myself out.
posted by Burhanistan at 9:33 PM on December 24, 2009


The thread comments are much more entertaining than the tweets. A+, peeps!
posted by figment of my conation at 10:07 PM on December 24, 2009


My friend Ian Bogost did this several years ago for James Joyce's Ulysses. Generated crazy amounts of press.

http://www.google.com/search?q=twitter+bloomsday

(Sorry - doing this on an iPhone, so I can't link the URL)
posted by bpm140 at 10:12 PM on December 24, 2009


This is a terrible idea. Why would you convert the script of a bad movie into a hard-to-read format?

To make even easier to ignore and not read. Thanks!
posted by loquacious at 11:33 PM on December 24, 2009


Guys, ease up, the movie's a classic. Come for the charming family comedy, stay for the wacky hijinx. This is a neat idea and all I need now is a way to reverse chronology on Twitter and start from the top.
posted by Monster_Zero at 7:35 AM on December 25, 2009


Reading these, with the small portraits/icons right next to short, cute interpretations of the characters depicted, reminds me of the sadly-defunct Conversatron.

Not entirely defunct, just mostly defunct.
posted by Evilspork at 12:36 PM on December 25, 2009


Guys, ease up, the movie's a classic.

You really know how to make a guy suicidal.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 4:27 PM on December 25, 2009 [1 favorite]


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