the great retweeting madness of 2009

Read in reverse order for maximum silliness and WTFosity.

Retweeting Madness between Mike and Wil

Maybe it's just me, but this was the hardest I've laughed in a long time. Thanks, Gabe.

26 thoughts on “the great retweeting madness of 2009”

  1. I was watching it unfold and was laughing myself! That is one of the reasons I follow you on Twitter. Not all the funny and cool stuff you say there makes it onto your blog.
    Jessika (@mrpunkjess)

  2. For some reason this song is stuck in my head…
    Too much time on my hands, its ticking away with my sanity
    I’ve got too much time on my hands, its hard to believe such a calamity
    I’ve got too much time on my hands and its ticking away from me
    Too much time on my hands, too much time on my hands
    Too much time on my hands

  3. It reminded me of Phillip Fry and Lucy Luibot from Futurama. He’s stuck in an infinite loop and the other is a moron. But who is whom in this case?

  4. This reminds me of the early days of voicemail (in college) when you could record a preamble and forward. We filled the entire system. Thanks for the laugh.

  5. It is funny to see the little things that give us tremendous joy. I read somewhere that Twitter is the Fast Food of entertainment. McNovels of 140 characters or less. But that’s not really it. Twitter is the new connection that we can all be a part of. Sure there is the onslaught of mindless updates and witty quips, but it is the new loud speaker for news, opinion and ideas. So when I see someone doing something interesting, I get a kick out of it too. Wil you are a superstar pioneer in this new medium. I’d follow you until the end of twitter… or until another shinny bauble catches my attenti… ooh paperclips…
    Follow me @beaucifer.

  6. You just designed a new Twitter game!
    Just now getting a look at what happens when my @name is on a tweet that you RT, and gets RTed by people who think DRM is sort of bogus, and it’s transformed my replies page into a huge and glorious cutaway slice of your readership (which seems to be overwhelmingly witty, energetic, and anti-DRM).
    But, wrt to the 7-8 screens’ worth of RTs, let me say this: I now understand why twitterers with high follow counts can’t spare the time to get through their replies page. As the kids say, OMSweetMercifulG.

  7. yes, that brightened up my otherwise boring, dreary day. i laughed till i cried. ah it’s the simple things that bring us the most joy sometimes.

  8. This is like a modern version of figuring out who gets to go first by tossing a baseball bat to your opponent and alternating holding it higher.

  9. Awesomesauce. Oh, that I had been there “live.”
    Reminds me of the hands on the bat game. You lose when you run out of bat, or in this case, letters. Hee, hee!

  10. I didn’t watch it when it happened, but I saw the aftermath and thought it was pretty clever. funny too.
    I don’t understand this RT thing, but everybody seems to be doing it. It’s a trend within a trend!

  11. This really was funny as it unfolded!
    Hey, I have a question about a tweet you made the other day. You asked if there was a way to pull up all of the tweets you’ve ever made. It looks as though you were successful, so I was wondering if you were pointed to an app of some sort that helped you out? I’d appreciate anything you can share.
    Oh, and thanks for my daily dose of laughter!

  12. That was definitely funny as hell! Sure as hell beats drunken me tweeting provocations while calling you names on your blog. Again, sorry about that.
    New rule: No drunk tweeting or drunk replying on Wil’s Twitter and blog posts. Ever. Pinky swear, I mean it, man. When I read that stuff later on, man did I feel like a dick. What’s this, the second time in the past 4 months that you threatened me with Dad Voice™? (Nice trademark, by the way.) That’s definitely not good.
    So hey, I was a dick! And what’s the fundamental rule in general around here? Oh, yeah…that’s right. “Don’t be a dick.”
    I’m working on it…

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