An Ina Garten parody Twitter account with over 8,500 followers? How bad can that be?
As one of the top offensive linemen in the NFL, Eagles guard Evan Mathis pushes people around for a living. And he’s also one of the wittier players in the game, at least if you define wit as “the ability to be a wiseass on Twitter” (which I obviously do). And, last night, Mathis pulled off a thorough Twitter prank.
It all starts with a $17,747.86 dinner bill from Del Frisco’s second-year-player Lane Johnson tweeted out last week. In light of last year’s Miami Dolphins hazing scandal, Johnson took some criticism for the tweet. That included a Sporting News piece that originally identified Mathis and teammate Todd Herremans, both 10 year veterans, as rookies — a piece Mathis joked about on Twitter.
Brad Rutter — who used to live in Lancaster — is the all-time Jeopardy! money winner and has never lost on the show, except in a game involving Watson. Wednesday night, he competed in a quarterfinal game of the Jeopardy! all-stars “Battle of the Decades” tournament.
Unlike another local-ish contestant, Rutter wore shoes for his game. He also dominated, finishing with $32,400 before Final Jeopardy! and betting zero. He advances to the semifinals next week.
Rutter is active on Twitter, and so during his game on the East Coast last night he began retweeting his haters! While he has plenty of fans, including baseball player Dexter Fowler and actress Kali Hawk, he also receives a decent amount of Twitter hate. Apparently, when you appear on national syndicated TV, people tweet mean things about you. It happened with Arthur Chu, too!
To be clear, Keith Olbermann fired first.
No, he wasn’t fired (although who would be surprised) — he took a shot at Philadelphia Flyers fans by calling them illiterate.
One day later he was back at it on Twitter, taking another cheap shot at us after we shared the story:
— Philly Mag (@phillymag) April 16, 2014
So if Flyers fans are not illiterate, @PhillyMag, how come you only have 50,000 followers?
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) April 16, 2014
Last October, Fox 29’s Joyce Evans wrote a hilariously insensitive tweet promoting that night’s news. “Thought ‘Breaking Bad’ was hot last Sunday?” she wrote “See who’s breakin’ bad in SW Philly leavin’ 6 people SHOT – Tonite at Ten!” Everyone from ordinary schlubs on Twitter to Patton Oswalt made fun of her. The tweet, amazingly, was retweeted about 5,400 times, but I guess nothing came of it.
So since that worked out so well for Evans — internet scorn could lead to ratings, I suppose! — Steve Keeley has now gotten in on the game.
Not the Melrose Diner, Pat's Steaks, or Geno's who served up the hottest filling on Passyunk last night but 2 shooters @fox29philly
— Steve Keeley (@KeeleyFox29) April 11, 2014
I’ve often marveled at how tone-deaf my friends’ tweets can seem—something about the limitations of those 140 characters, perhaps? Too much striving to be witty in too small a space? So I really can’t say I was surprised at a new study indicating that those who can’t start or end the day without checking their Twitter feeds could find themselves with a lot more free time in which to do so. According to the study’s author, the more active you are on Twitter, the more likely your relationship will blow up.
The Jose Pistola’s Twitter account has been a consistent source of amusement. It had been run by Felicia D’Ambrosio who is just about as Twitter savvy as anyone can be but she’s now rocking the social media for Cook + Solo. Now the Pistola’s account is being run by Nick Cejas . And today he may have outdone himself.
Still in green, I see. #WalkOfSeamus
3/18/14, 9:35 AM
In a city that has smart parents fleeing in droves to the better, safer schools of the suburbs, this hashtag used by the School District of Philadelphia is probably ill-advised. Ah, homophony.
Also closed are all early childhood and after school programs. Administrative offices will open two hours late #phled
— Philadelphia Schools (@PhillyEducation) March 3, 2014
— Milan Club Philly (@MilanClubPhilly) February 13, 2014
— Chaucee (@streets_stripes) February 13, 2014