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Yeah. I'm sure I'll have a lot to say on AK when we get to him later.

    Originally posted by BigDaddyLoco
    100 or so in and not one wrestler, former wrestler or wrestling personality?

    I get they're mostly annoying, I think I might follow four, but that's the most surprising thing so far.
Hmm, yeah, I guess that's interesting. I guess I got all the wrestling stuff I needed from the board for many years? We'll EVENTUALLY get to some wrestling folks - I think. But I guess I treated them under that "celebrities" designation for a long time.


They actually followed me first (from Foursquare check-ins or something), so I followed them back. Then they unfollowed me. Bastards! I have never taken advantage of any sale they tweeted but I always hold out hope a first time will come.


Cheesehead - apparently hasn't been here in five years. Suspiciously Wisconsonian for somebody living just outside St. Paul (although I suppose it's only 15 miles or so to the border)


Former home of a lot of yogurt videos until my phone decided I had used up all the videos on my free account. Now owned by Skype - and dead and gone


"FanChatter co-founder" - I still follow him for all the crazy "entrepeneurial" stuff he's promoting (and occasional Timberwolves opinions)


They've been saying this for OVER A YEAR - clearly they still have access to this account, so WHYYYYYYY did they feel they had to open a new account? I should probably unfollow them, but I won't


Craig Ferguson's robot sidekick had four or five accounts at one point until they all settled on one (that subsequently went unused at the end of 2011) - I think all the other ones were eventually deleted (and/or we'll be seeing more of them later in this series)


My sister! She has many stories about writing and museum work! She will make you wish you'd never been born male! She's never seen a Saladin Ahmed tweet that she wouldn't retweet! And I'll probably get in big trouble if she ever reads this!


Exists solely to make you buy "Metropolis" on DVD or Blu-ray or whatever new version has recently been released. Fortunately, that's right up my alley. Also, they rarely tweet these days.


My favourite nation on Twitter. (Admittedly, I only know about them and Sweden - does Sweden still do that thing where a random Swede takes over the account every 24 hours?) They used to tweet (and tumbl) a whole lot more than they do now. I miss 'em.


Our local co-op has NEVER gotten me to come in based on any of their tweets - but I'm a member and following them feels like a right thing to do.




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These two guys will always be synonymous to me despite being so opposite - I followed them both on the same day having known both from the comments on old MNSpeak. kwatt is a former state house communications staffer for the GOP (yes, there's a GOP in MN - more on that to come) who is currently between gigs (I believe) but still manages amusing digs at Governor Dayton's...well, EVERYTHING - whilst s4xton was a solar power hippie and bigtime Democrat who took a job in Hawaii and now posts incessantly about Hawaiian politics I could not care less about...although it's gotten him off "live tweeting" episodes of "Hawaii Five-O" (or is it "Hawaii Five-0?") which air in Hawaii at roughly 3am local time here. I really should unfollow him. I can't do it.


KARE's political reporter. Have you heard about this dead cop, by the way? (He's still dead. Film at 10)


The Facebook killer that never really came to be - not QUITE at a critical mass of users, but I'd love to see them succeed! I don't think you need an invite to join any more, but if you do...and you WANT to join, let me know.


Another fabulous (if depressing for America) "once a day" tweeterbot to provide some perspective on...well, it's a big number. It is.


BLINGO! hostess, connoisseur of the bloody mary (and has a tumblog to prove it), owner of an adorable small dog, Packers fan in Minneapolis - in short, quite possibly the perfect woman (after you ignore a Wisconsin upbringing)


There was that year we did a share of a CSA at the Co-Op - this was our farm - and of course I never unfollowed them. I always threaten to do another share but gosh, I hate throwing away literally tons of spoiled produce that we don't get around to eating. Or unpacking from its box. Anyway, they post neat pictures of crops and occasionally have a recipe I'll never use but WILL look at and think about.


Famous Sonora broadcaster who must have followed my work 20 years ago. Likes the San Francisco Giants a little too much. I think he still haunts the DVDVR message board.


Mrs. Cayenne! She hasn't been on Twitter in YEARS. Well, A year.


Another lost female poster. You can probably figure out which one she was. (No, wait, she still posts here about once a month! Sorry!)




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The Original 7ven (actually, down to six as Jesse Johnson left them again), formerly The Orginal Time Band - mostly retweets from people who love The Time...go figure!


Soon Surly's "destination" brewery, within walking distance of the house, will be built. Soon we will drink more Surly. Soon.


Ah, Bob. Other than tweeting the same Goddam links fifteen times, he's really good for NASCAR info. (I like to think that his current employer, AOL/Sporting News, MAKES him tweet the same Goddam links over and over, as opposed to he's consciously doing it to piss off all his followers) But he's also pretty good at replying to you no matter how dumbass your question is (except JJD - he ignores JJD)


Followed by only Kim and me - a lot less active with Brad mostly hunting and not doing basketball-related stuff now - actually, I wonder if this tumblog is still even active...I'll have to ask Kim, she'd know


Fellow acronym Dan followed me (again, must have liked something I wrote 20 years ago) and I followed him back, and it was the greatest thing I ever did. Currently writing for six different places (and hopefully getting paid at at least two), always tweets stuff worth reading, even the stuff he didn't write himself. Unabashedly Philadelphian. Still gives me sympathy favorites on my tweets. I'd love to meet him in real life some time.


The former DVDAF's twitstream is a very light one (I'd forgotten I was following them!) Some day I need to bribe them to merge my old "CRZed" account into my unused "CRZ" account. Of course, then I'd be obligated to start tracking my DVDs again...fortunately I don't buy too many DVDs these days...


So many selfies you start feeling like he's a real creeper. In fact...I think I'm unfollowing him. Yes! What's that, three? (I suspect other folks I follow may retweet him a lot anyway - we'll see)


She was on NXT for, like, 24 hours or something. Tweeted twice in 2010 and then must have gotten hacked to explain the tweet above. I just find it hilarious to follow this account. What can I say? Also, how weird that THIS is the first "pro wrestling" account to show up here (well....except for the ROH guy I just unfollowed)


Maybe we're finally getting to the wrestling portion of my "following" list - WON newsfeed is largely useless, but when big news breaks their tweets are nice to have. Hey wait, Cubs Fan was on Figure Four Daily? Can I listen to that for free or do I have to be a subscriber (which I will probably never be)?


Hmm, wonder if he'll ever tweet. Yeah, just keep that first tweet in your pocket, anchorman. Network newscasts are DYING.



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Undertaker is on Twitter! He only has one tweet, and it wasn't about Big Show, snakes, motorcycles or the desert. There's still time. I've never been excited over a person showing up on Twitter before.

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    Originally posted by BigDaddyLoco
    Undertaker is on Twitter! He only has one tweet, and it wasn't about Big Show, snakes, motorcycles or the desert. There's still time. I've never been excited over a person showing up on Twitter before.
@WWEMarkCalaway? That can't possibly be a real account.



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    Originally posted by CRZ
      Originally posted by BigDaddyLoco
      Undertaker is on Twitter! He only has one tweet, and it wasn't about Big Show, snakes, motorcycles or the desert. There's still time. I've never been excited over a person showing up on Twitter before.
    @WWEMarkCalaway? That can't possibly be a real account.


Yup, I'm a mark. This looks a lot different this morning than it did last night. Real Undertaker would have totally tweeted about Big Show, snakes, motorcycles and the desert by now.

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The BIG question: will I figure out who left Twitter/got suspended/blocked me this week?


Kim's partner in crime in New York; now lives in Vancouver with her husband and adorable son and helps run...


...a publishing house.


Current voice of ROH, perhaps better known as a former voice of the WWF - doesn't remember me


Timberwolves PR - self-explanatory


This is the Timberwolves "Community Relations" account


Professor BX left Minneapolis to join Stanton (where he STILL owes me a DJ controller) and then left Stanton to join Beats Audio, which means he now works for Apple. Enormously talented dude who deserves all the success he's hustled for. Doesn't say much on Twitter, though...he's more Facebook-y.


Shook out as the OFFICIAL Twitter of Craig Ferguson's gay robot skeleton sidekick - or as official as it got, anyway. Really hasn't tweeted since 2011? I have to admit I didn't notice...I guess I confuse him and Craig in my timeline. (Is that even possible?)


One week they bought sponsorship on the (long gone) #71 TRG car in Sprint Cup, so I followed them. They don't tweet enough to bother me and what they DO tweet is usually really bizarre. They seem like they're having fun (and they STILL love Andy Lally way more than normal humans should)


The reigning and defending (male) Timberwolves in-arena host hasn't tweeted in over a year? Wow...again, I totally didn't notice. I think his "real" gig is morning DJ at one of the radio stations around here


Dave has two accounts; this is his "professional" one. (I think.) He often tweets the same thing from both accounts, which....why. He also tweets a lot of stuff I want to heckle him about but don't. (I THINK he doesn't come by here any more so I can get away with telling you that.)

...and it shook out that you won't see his OTHER account until my next batch!




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So it turns out quite a few accounts I was following (I took down a list for the sole purpose of figuring out who was missing later) have ceased to exist since the last time I bothered to check, so I don't know who specifically disappeared last week. Also, somewhere along the way, now ex-Timberwolf Dante Cunningham BLOCKED me for reasons I cannot fathom (unless he was tired of me tagging his account when he got a double double...which wasn't all THAT often). I don't remember saying anything about his incarceration for a domestic incident (at which time he deleted his Instagram, which was mostly full of photos of him and the alleged victim), but maybe he had some bad memories of his time on the team and just purged anybody who had "Timberwolves" in their bio. This makes him the SECOND Wolf (Malcolm Lee) to block me...that I know about.

Here are some people who HAVEN'T blocked me...yet!


This is Dave Hogg's "non-sportswriter" account - although he tweets about sports plenty here, and occasionally tweets about not-sports over there. I guess that's why I follow both and try not to bother with the distinction (except when he double tweets, which is about as much as you'd expect).


Ted doesn't tweet much in the offseason, which is a shame because he probably does lots of interesting non-Timberwolves things - hmm, maybe HE has a non-Timberwolves account...ah, can't start down that rabbit hole...


Before they stopped tweeting altogether (and breaking their cool badges like the one we used to display on the front page), they had already pivoted from their whizbang Google-killing search engine (which turned out to NOT kill Google) to their whizbang mobile thing I never used Izik. Since they don't even tweet now, there's no point me unfollowing them. (Heck, I still wear my Blekko T-shirt!)


VYou was super cool and I loved it and now it's dead. Most of my VYou content migrated onto YouTube and I edited about 15% of those video descriptions before I got bored and stopped and never got back to it.


Another Timberwolves front office worker - mostly what happened was, while serving on the Timberwolves fan board, I'd meet these people or they'd come present, and inevitably I'd find them on Twitter and start following them. Some of them (like Ryan) followed back! He's also been known to favorite a #twolves tweet or two, which is always nice.


Does Cal even play for the Wild any more? (No, he was traded to the Islanders a year ago.) Surprisingly, the only mustache I'm following


Highly de-emphasized puppet voiced by Craig Ferguson on "The Late Late Show" - swears as much on Twitter as he did on the show, but isn't bleeped on Twitter


The other Star Tribune sports writer on the Timberwolves beat - if Jerry Zgoda isn't available, Kent Youngblood is your man.


Former KARE meteorologist is currently killing time before hoofing it to South Dakota, where he will presumably move to predicting weather that's at least a day ahead of the Twin Cities


Used to post really bitchin' mixtapes to Soundcloud - now spends more time making one political tweet every two or three months - I hold out hope he'll be back to sharing music as opposed to cartoon depictions of Mohammed





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Current WCCO goofball meteorologist, occasionally entertaining 80s music references notwithstanding


Otto's "non-rspw" account. Not sure he needs two accounts.


True to his word, he shut down this account (but didn't delete it!) as soon as he left the House


As we go along, you'll see a lot of Public Information Officers - my general rule is if I'm already seeing their tweets thanks to retweets from local media, I'll go ahead and follow 'em to get their news direct


VP of fan experience for the Timberwolves, great guy, always has time for a quick word even though he ends up having quick words with THOUSANDS of folks on any given game night. Obsessed with the Target Center statue of Sid Hartman. His tweets containing "old school" starting fives are always amusing. In short, the perfect Timberwolves front office worker to follow...IF YOU ONLY FOLLOW ONE TIMBERWOLVES FRONT OFFICE WORKER, MAKE MINE MUNN


I picked up this fellow Timberwolves fan to keep apprised of his blog updates, but he stopped blogging. Still has great takes on the Wolves, and occasionally will respond to mine on Game Night.


Dirty rotten stinkin' traitor who will, I'm sure, get everything he deserves and more in Cleveland. What's that? The trade isn't until this weekend? Sorry, I meant "Greatest Timberwolf OF ALL TIME" (I'll probably continue to follow him...I suspect he will start tweeting a whole lot more very soon...)


CEO of Blekko - I THINK he's still CEO of Blekko. Has tweeted exactly three times (plus one retweet) in the past year


Hey, look, another Timberwolves account!


I think they almost immediately lost their password after this initial tweet. They now infrequently tweet under another handle which, like everything else, we'll get to sooner or later...





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Aww, geez, it's been almost three weeks since I tackled this. I was gonna finish before summer was over! Well, let's get back into it...

(The WORST part is, although I went into this project with one of my goals being to thin out the herd, I've been on a following spree and now I'm way up to 536 followers...meaning this will drag out even LONGER....)


Man, he only worked the gimmick ONE year. What a disappointing follow!


Scott Christ has several accounts (and he used to have one here! I wonder if he still lurks...I'll have to check later) but this is his "rasslin" one. He also has a Tumblr where he has mastered the art of getting tween girls to like and reblog his stuff. Anyway, you must follow him if you enjoy the live tweeting of RAW and PPVs (and occasionally other stuff but not too occasionally).


Mike is also user #4 here. When he's not retweeting, he's @-replying to Scott, Albert, Tony or Justin. No wonder his account is private!


This guy talks about the Seahawks WAY too much.


I think the Twitter account of the Target Center renovation lasted just long enough to make sure they had secured taxpayer money and then went mostly silent. Thus far we have not seen any Target Center renovations, but we have been assured that they're coming. All I want is some decent Wi-fi in that friggin' place!


K-la used to hang out at the karaoke spot but we don't see her as much unless it's at a Timberwolves game. She's all over Facebook but rarely tweets.


The only one of these folks who actually paid American money for me to follow her (The W) so I'll never unfollow her! Hmm, but it's not like her to go this long without tweeting. I hope she's OK!


I tried - and failed - to get FLEA to take to Twitter. Y'know, I haven't heard from HIM for a few months either! I still have this year's "NASCAR Day" pin to send him.


One of those companies I followed because Rachel Sklar told me to - they must have gone under two years ago as their URL is a black hole, so I can't even remember what service they attempted to provide as an NYC startup beyond some snazzy T-shirts (of which I never managed to get one)


The Timberwolves' courtside DJ Mad Mardigan is a cool dude who used to have NO followers and used his real name (I can't remember it but it was very Polish) on his account. Look at him now!

Hmmm....let's do ten more while I'm here


I love Pink Mink! It's the band that Arzu's currently in - she was in Selby Tigers - and Christy was in the Von Bondies and if you remember ANY of these groups, you are a better musicologist than I am. So why don't you have their CD already?


Longtime friend from Modesto - I guess...


...his wife tweets way more than he does. (But man, I really hate whatever game "The Tribez" is)


The Custodian! One of my favourite "at one time" Timberwolves - MAN does he love Purdue. (It's Purdue, right?)


Another favourite ex-Timberwolf. HE LOVES THE LORD!


Coworker at Symantec, big time NetBackup evangelist on The Social Media - not a bad trip for a lowly Tech Support guy like myself!


"Nearby" vineyard I promise I will visit one day


I was getting his one-liners retweeted so many times I decided I'd better just follow him instead. I think his stuff is hit-n-miss but for a Republican, his batting average for "funny" is MILES ahead of most of the conservatives who THINK they're funny tweeters. (I DO wonder who actually writes his stuff...)


Ex-anchorwoman at KSTP, notoriously conservative (for a "journalist," for sure), now does consulting work for the GOP (I think) and still writes for MinnPost. She doesn't tweet much, sadly.


Then KARE meteorologist, now KSTP meteorologist. Maybe the most useful weather-related tweets out of all the local weatherfolk I follow, definitely the most tech-y with the coolest iPhone screen grabs, consistently shares his 7-day forecast graphic before the news (so I can keep watching other stations - oops, sorry, Yuhas!)

OK, let's see if I can get back into a roll. (See you tomorrow?)




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I'll always follow whoever is governor so long as they're on Twitter, but Governor Dayton is....not great. He DOES follow back, though, so I can't be mad at him.


He's not his father, but that might not be a negative...


Not on McLaughlin Group too much anymore - she hangs out at the Fox News studios a lot and I believe she's got a weekend radio gig in NY as well. For an unabashed conservative, she's not as bad/kooky as most (though she also falls into the trap of oversimplifying issues which you see a lot from "pundits") - I will usually read whatever blog entries she links.


They're not cheerleaders, God damn it! They're DANCERS! By the way...open auditions for in-arena host in two weeks - I hope they accepted my RSVP!


The other half of famous New Yorkers Jane & Dollie - mostly retweets and these "donated" tweets. (She saves her best stuff for Facebook)


Used to have the cube next to me at work; I still will randomly run into him at various concerts and events around the Twin Cities.


Another writer I gave in and followed because he was getting so many retweets from people I was already following. Used to be the big cheese at Sactown Royalty (I think) and is still a massive Kings fan despite graduating to SB Nation's "NBA" subsite.


Another dead startup, looks like? I never DID get my invite... (or did I? Who can remember, it's been two years)


You suppose by the time there's a terrorist attack and these guys have to finally tweet, they'll still know what their password is?


Look, it's The Goon! He is very Canadian. He has another account, but this is ten so I have to split them up...I'll bet that's a hell of a tease for my next post!




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Here's The Goon's "professional" account - which he barely uses


Iceland's greatest export - yes, I said it and I meant it


Local...celebrity? Legend? Whatever he was, he parlayed a public access TV show into all sorts of "hosting" gigs, most famously the First Avenue Halloween Party.


Another local celebrity - formerly a DJ with a following, still writes music review for City Pages' music blog Gimme Noise! Couldn't take my wrestling tweet bursts and unfollowed me...very sad - he still breaks enough music news that's new to me that I continue to follow him.


My (slightly less-than-Aaron-aged) cousin, hopefully making it big in real estate in Fremont/Newark/Union City (mostly) - his sons are the *cutest* but you have to be his friend on Facebook for THAT action


One night Ian decided he needed a private account for stuff he didn't want public. He barely uses it and I've never seen anything there that I wouldn't tweet public...on the other hand, I'm not a celebrity with a ... reputation? to protect, and I sure don't need to keep everybody happy



KARE reporter, former WCCO reporter (hey happy birthday John Croman)



KSTP meterologist - tweets more about his mental health than I care to know, but I guess it helps other mentally healthed people



My longest tenured roommate from UCR, which earned me a place in his wedding party - he's allegedly a lawyer but all he ever tweets about is ice hockey (he is a goalie and a turncoat Sharks fan/now Kings fan) and poker (varying levels of professionalism)


Back when I was still interested in contributing to share of a CSA, this was the farm the local Symantec folks chose to hitch their wagon to - they went under before the season was out - another account I leave as a follow on the off chance I'll be shocked should they ever choose to tweet again

Anybody keeping track? Where are we in this list? I'll try to count before the next set of ten.

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I've done 210 I think - let's make it 220 and then I can take the weekend off

My coworker has tweeted eight times (and HAS tweeted once in 2014, but it was a retweet)

Former Mediaite writer, former Geekosystem editor - dropped off the face of Twitter and never returned (but was nice enough to accept my follow request long after he'd stopped tweeting!)

I get NOTHING from following this account but it made CHAPLOW happy and they haven't tweeted in over a year so I GUESS I won't unfollow 'em....hmm, CHAPLOW hasn't been HERE for three months either...

They had a pretty awesome Twitter client that was extremely hard to get an invite for - then Twitter dicked 'em around on the API and they figured they'd better find better things to do. I think I talked to Orian (their CEO) to let him know this account had been hacked once. Another Rachel Sklar-influenced follow...boy, she's been involved with a lot of dead startups (and a few successful ones, to be fair)

I have no idea why he had to abandon this account - it seems to me if you can still tweet from it you should still be able to figure out how to take it back from whatever clutches it may have fallen into, but...oh well, he's got another account and I follow that one too, we'll see if much later I'm sure

This guy, this is the guy.

This guy, this is not the guy. Now with the Sacramento Kings and not exactly making the Timberwolves sorry they traded him - whether or not they're sorry they PICKED him #2 is probably a longer discussion. I'm tempted to unfollow him but he doesn't annoy me enough for me to do it.

Now HERE is a totally useless account I am THRILLED to unfollow. They used to have a useful daily email thing which was tailored to your interests, and then one day somebody figured out there was no money to be made doing that so they pivoted into this really boring, shitty marketing concern with boring, shitty, daily graphical statistical nonsense tweets that I can't believe I have followed them this long. Hell, they never even followed ANYBODY back! What kind of social networking expertise is displayed THERE?! Seriously, this unfollow makes this whole project worth it. (I still need to find some more accounts to unfollow...)

Dave and Sonoko's punk band has probably changed a bit since Dave left Japan to come back here. At one time they had like five accounts, four of which they didn't use, but I followed all of them until they disappeared. Sometimes I skip past the Japanese characters, sometimes I feed them to Google translate. Ones which are obviously ads for concerts I won't be able to make are usually skimmed past.

Awesome drummer, awesome "classic" Staraoke co-host (like, before we even moved to Minneapolis - and now he's back doing it today!), pinball aficionado, always pushed to the brink when I get going on a #RAW live stream, but has just learned to mute me for three hours. I love this dude and need to hang out with him more often. He probably thinks we hang out just often enough.

There'll be a lot more Dave in posts to come, but for now...time to firmly plant my butt in "weekend mode" (as if writing these posts didn't already indicate I wasn't doing much work this afternoon)





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Dave Gatchell has a blog about drummers but doesn't update it as much these days.


Cayenne does most of his action via the @Tekdiff account, but he's got this one as well.


Super rock star and synth player/lead vocalist for Still Pacific. She's always jetting between Los Angeles and the Airstream park.


Somehow I didn't know Blackman was on Twitter for a lot longer than I should have. He followed me back!! He seems to have completely disappeared from Twitter, sadly.


I don't think I ever told you this account existed. Somehow we have 7 followers! It mostly exists to send me texts to let me know something went hot (and then went hot again five minutes later). You can see just how excited we've been about RAW lately given how long it's been since we had a hot one.


NASCAR driver who retweets way more than I realised


Another dead social media monitoring service, looks like....no, wait, their website is still up! I wonder if I ever got an account


Man, I haven't seen ol' Krebsy in FOREVER. Half of his 9 tweets are to me! Another person I must have failed to convince of the value of Twitter


Beats producer in LA - has many interesting things to say about many interesting topics, but hasn't yet compelled me to spend a cent on his work (Sorry, Dert, if you ever read this)


Crazy smart widow, former statistician, has tumblrs and blogs everywhere, is interested in many, widely varying topics - including me, at one time...I have told Kim that if I ever go missing, start on the assumption that LE has kidnapped me for sexual enslavement in Arizona



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That is so cool that Blackman spells favour like you do!



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#56 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.53
    Originally posted by pieman
    That is so cool that Blackman spells favour like you do!


He, at least, comes by it honestly, having lived in the CND for several years in Calgary. Zed's just an Edmonton poser.



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#57 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.11
    Originally posted by AWArulz
      Originally posted by pieman
      That is so cool that Blackman spells favour like you do!


    He, at least, comes by it honestly, having lived in the CND for several years in Calgary. Zed's just an Edmonton poser.
KENSINGTON. (And obviously I prefer poseur.)



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My largely ineffective, ultraliberal Congressman-for-life who will never lose in this district. For a while, he had a tremendously amusing string of attractive women in his "following" list but I think he figured out that people were discerning his "types" and started following a bunch of union accounts to mask them.


I work when the show is on, so I largely follow them for information about when they're off the air so I can populate isptiontoday.com, but occasionally they will live-tweet something interesting said on the show.


Still going strong long after the 1990s ended!


I followed them to be ready when they'd send a "for a table upgrade to tonight's show" trivia question for a concert I was attending - still have never won, stupid Internet. I could unfollow them but they post set times and I wish EVERY venue would do that, so I maintain the follow out of ... I dunno, weird solidarity or something. (Also so I can occasionally say to myself "MAN! How did I miss the announcement of THIS show I'm staying home and not attending?!")


Gosh, Laraine's let two years of documentation releases go by without tweeting about them! I'm starting to think she may have given up on Twitter!


Another karaoke friend who appears to have given up on Twitter. I'll have to ask her next time I see her (which, by the time it happens, I will surely have forgotten)


Another Dave Gatchell production - I'm not even sure they're still in the biz. I should ask Dave this weekend.


New York friend and awesome connoisseur of Korean culture - I try to let you know every time she ends up interviewing a WWE superstar when they're plugging their movie


The Masked Man is probably responsible for getting me the most followers the quickest, and I think he even followed me first, so I'll never NOT follow him, no matter how many aggravating omissions, not-quite-right "facts" or shoe(maker)horned concepts like "The Reality Era" creep into his writing


Coworker who uses Twitter mostly for auto-posted video game updates and/or stuff about his awesome Challenger



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I sure follow a lot of coworkers who gave up on Twitter!


Richard Fearless is currently doing more work with his "Drone" project but he still takes time out to retweet "Terrifying Pictures"


Alison left Minneapolis to experience the go-go lifestyle of being broke working for Amoeba Records in Los Angeles, punctuated by the occasional very independent acting gig and/or appearance on a national game show. Her feed is too good to remain private, but that's her call. I'm amazed how little Southern California has changed since I put in my time there.


I used to follow the "Pueblo, Colorado" Twitter account, but it doesn't exist any more. This one is slightly less useful, but not so useless I can bring myself to unfollow it.


Ovis put out one spectacular album in 1993 and then disappeared forever. He tweets about once a year and they never make sense. So I guess I'm saying he's the perfect follow. I think I'll listen to his album again!


Nightosaur, on the other hand, are still mostly a "best kept secret" around these parts, but they're up to their THIRD album, which I helped finance through some Kickstarter type mechanism. John's a friend - actually, Andy is probably a friend too if we'd ever spent more than a couple minutes talking. I have no idea who's drumming for them these days. It probably doesn't matter.


Took this dude a while to get to Twitter. I'm still not sure his heart's in it


Part of following so many local media folks is you end up seeing a lot of retweets of police accounts and Public Information Offices. I decided to just go ahead and follow those accounts and get it straight from them instead of minutes/hours later from a reporter. Some of these PIO guys are pretty brutal, though. (I'll save that comment for the Minneapolis one.) This was the first one I followed because they were the earliest office to "get it right," so I would see the most retweets from 'em. We'll see many more as we continue...


There was a period when Soul Clap were starting EVERY tweet with "POW IN YOUR FACE!" and I almost unfollowed them. This is a case of a follow where what they tweet is almost totally useless but the USEFUL stuff (links to music, almost always) are so worthy that it redeems all the other crap I put up with and I can't unfollow them. This seems to be a recurring theme around here.


Fun Tumblr which went dark a while ago. Looks like they podcast about Columbo episodes now. Hey, why didn't *I* think of that? Ah, because I HAVE NO FREE TIME TO WASTE ON SUCH FLIGHTS OF FANCY (he said, as he crafted ANOTHER post containing ten accounts he followed on Twitter which nobody cares about except possibly himself)



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I can't tell you all the excuses I have for not making timely continuation of this project, but I'm gonna try to do SEVERAL bunches of 10 today and see if I can find ANYBODY to unfollow. Because...my timeline is OUT OF CONTORL.

(It doesn't help that I keep ADDING people to follow...I'm now up to 541. I really should try to shunt some people off into lists...but who has time for THAT, either?!)


A-Rod's been a serial retweeter right up until the season started, when he's gone silent. He is OBSESSED with the midrange (basketball) shot and as California boy still gives shouts to the Sacramento Kings despite his now-obligatory Milwaukee (ugh) Bucks fandom




Nicole is a "digital designer;" I followed her (now long since aborted) "Branding 10000 lakes" project - which was and is really cool and you should go find it and waste some time looking at them - and then, when I found out she tweeted a lot about the Packers, I followed HER as well. She managed to design logos for 366 lakes - a low percentage but a long year. Actually, there are parallels to me not completing THIS project...except I'm gonna finish this project, by God

(By the way, I think the answer to that trivia question is "Long Lake," if the responses are to be believed - I'm too lazy to confirm it myself)


A great, great group - well, one or two guys - usually just Dr Alex Paterson - but still great - Twitter's so good for finding out about new releases you can't possibly afford at the time - ignorance is bliss and much cheaper - but seriously, without Twitter I'm not totally sure how I'd ever find out there's a new Orb record. Facebook is just way too spotty for capturing that news, and....I guess they could email me, but I must have opted out or email just doesn't work so well in 2014.


The mercurial Master Beasley has left and rejoined Twitter several times since I originally followed him when he was on the Timberwolves. I'm not even sure he's in the league at this point (I THINK he's on a preseason roster to try to earn a spot.) When he DOES tweet - which is now quite rare - he's still incredibly entertaining...although sometimes obliviously, unwittingly so. I suspect he still likes the weed.


KARE reporter


As city accounts go, my city's account is better than most. (I may be biased.)


Staraoke friend who I don't even think lives around here anymore (although I swear I just saw her - I think a lot of people descended upon St. Paul for the Replacements concert)


In the late 80s and early 90s I collected Big Dogs Ts like a madman. I still have almost all of them in a tub somewhere (none of them really fit, because I am ... much more substantial) - I think the brand changed hands a few times and there may have been a bankruptcy in there, and what they are now is truly awful and I'm not their target demographic, and yet....I can't unfollow them. They also occasionally share photos of dogs, and who doesn't like that? (Cat people don't like that. I tell you)


Former boyfriend of a friend - now a friend. Beer ambassador living a charmed life. I would like to hang out with him some more but our paths rarely cross, and when they do it's usually the most random time possible. Kinda like his Twitter handle.

Good start! Let's do another ten in an hour or so!



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