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August 30, 2011 3:19 PM   Subscribe

Scottish Comedian, Limmy, tries to lose 1,000 of 11,000 Followers in 24 hours. Hilarity, Inanity, Profanity ensues. (Via the always great cookdandbombd). Nsfw text, about as nsfw as you can get for work without getting into some seriously illegal prose.
posted by Gratishades (25 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
 
oh man, that's kinda funny
posted by the mad poster! at 3:21 PM on August 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


I'd like to lose some of the self-described "marketing & PR gurus" that follow my account but sadly, it seems like they're caked on.
posted by Effigy2000 at 3:21 PM on August 30, 2011 [3 favorites]


SuperNews once said Twitter was "shouts into the darkness hoping someone is listening". This 'experiment', which is basically the word "cunt" typed in ALL CAPS a million times plays right into that description.
posted by Effigy2000 at 3:28 PM on August 30, 2011


Effigy2000: " "shouts into the darkness hoping someone is listening"."

That's how Facebook is for me.
posted by dunkadunc at 3:33 PM on August 30, 2011 [2 favorites]


The sophistication of any given message is inversely proportional to that of the device or method used to communicate it.
posted by joannemullen at 3:41 PM on August 30, 2011


He should just rip off Dane Cook's material. He'll lose all 11,000 followers.
posted by Talez at 3:41 PM on August 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


The sophistication of any given message is inversely proportional to that of the device or method used to communicate it.

This comment was, of course, scrawled on vellum.
posted by IjonTichy at 3:44 PM on August 30, 2011


This comment was, of course, scrawled on vellum.

Painted on a cave wall, n00b.
posted by tivalasvegas at 3:57 PM on August 30, 2011


The sophistication of any given message is inversely proportional to that of the device or method used to communicate it.

So... to create great literature, daub it in your own shit?
posted by emmtee at 4:01 PM on August 30, 2011


Strange thing is, limmy's made some of the most inspired comedy I've seen in years, totally at odds with the brutality of his social media tomfoolery.
posted by Damienmce at 4:15 PM on August 30, 2011


The sophistication of any given message is inversely proportional to that of the device or method used to communicate it.

That bloke I just brained with a rock disagrees.
posted by pompomtom at 4:16 PM on August 30, 2011


The sophistication of any given message is inversely proportional to that of the device or method used to communicate it.
This is short enough to be a tweet so it would carry less value if it were tweeted and not written here? Or would it carry more if Stephen Fry (for example) had tweeted it?

The device is my computer, the method is text, images, sound or video. What is important is location, context, history, knowledge and more. This applies very much to the OP's link.
posted by episodic at 4:26 PM on August 30, 2011


The best way to make this shameless and vile publicity stunt end in failure is to follow him.

Oh, wait...
posted by miyabo at 6:34 PM on August 30, 2011


Fullow. Nae fullow.
posted by jimfl at 7:35 PM on August 30, 2011


FUCKIN GASHES, FLAPS LIKE A CRAYFISH OR SOMETHING OR THAT CUNT FAE PREDATOR, HORRIFIC SIGHT TO BEHOLD FUR A WEE BOY.
...well. Ah.
posted by Halloween Jack at 8:52 PM on August 30, 2011


So - is this like when people on reddit whine and say "I Know you're gonna downvote me for this..." as a cheap ploy to get upvotes?
posted by symbioid at 9:12 PM on August 30, 2011


Eh, if he wanted attention, he shoulda just let a baby shit into his mouth.
posted by ignignokt at 10:11 PM on August 30, 2011


Gratishades: "seriously illegal prose"

This exists?
posted by Joakim Ziegler at 10:23 PM on August 30, 2011 [2 favorites]


Did anybody read the whole thing? I couldn't finish it.
posted by Chorian at 10:59 PM on August 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


I read until the bitter end. The best bit was early on, though:
WEE JAMIE DIED WAE A GLOBAL HYPERCOLOUR T-SHIRT ON, WHEN THEY FOUND HIM IT WAS THE COLOUR IT IS WHEN IT'S HINGIN UP. CAULD. CANNAE SEE THAT SHADE OF LILAC WITHOOT GREETIN MAH WEE EYES OOT.
Beautiful.
posted by jack_mo at 2:43 AM on August 31, 2011 [1 favorite]


Limmy's Twitter persona is occasionally hilarious, but far too frequently repetitive in terms of subjects and themes. My sense is that he is performing in a social context, in a way that ultimately becomes indistinguishable from simple showing off. A small amount of showing off is fine, I guess, but it's unsustainable in this quantity. Limmy is truly talented, but no-one can generate good and original material fast enough to fill all his tweets. He ends up falling back on lazy shocks far too often.
posted by howfar at 5:36 AM on August 31, 2011


Yeah I read to the end as I really wanted to know if he had got to 1k, and because I was frequently amused. I used to follow him on Twitter, but he could always be a bit much, but I thought this burst was exceptional.
posted by Gratishades at 5:42 AM on August 31, 2011


Oh Joakim RE illegal text, I'd guess in most places some form of writing could be illegal- incitement to riot, terrorist instructions. Don't know of anywhere with complete free speech, but may be wrong?
posted by Gratishades at 5:46 AM on August 31, 2011


I read to the end (or paradoxically, to the top) and for the most part, it was LOL funny. But of course scrolling made the alphabet restarts more bearable, I'm sure. Probably sucked in real time ...

I'm still not joining Twitter, tho'.
posted by Artful Codger at 5:50 PM on August 31, 2011


He has a good point about "banjo" being a word you can "SHOUT OUT LOUD AS FUCK." He continues. "EVEN JUST WHISPER-SHOUT IT, TRY IT, "BANJO!", GIE'S YE A TASTE OF HOW LOUD IT CAN BE."

Words to live, laugh, and love by IMO.
posted by dagosto at 12:02 AM on September 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


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