February 9th, 2013 | 9:09 am
One of my adorably trollish tweets made its way on to an episode of The Young Turks YouTube Show covering Verizon’s ridiculous ask-a-FiOs-customer ads that were destined to fail. They mention me around the 2:40 mark, if you’re impatient.
Like all things on the internet, it looks like this was originally born on BuzzFeed.
November 30th, 2012 | 10:55 pm
If his twitter feed is to be believed, in the course of one hour, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak visited two Chili’s, the California Highway Patrol, a Famous Dave’s Bar-B-Que, a Baskin-Robbins, and a cemetery.
Shine on you crazy diamond.
November 7th, 2012 | 10:23 am
My recent timely piece on Bundle.com on How To Move To Canada If Your Candidate Doesn’t Win The Election garnered more than 350k unique views, over 9k Facebook shares, over 300 tweets, and more than 600 LinkedIn shares?
In more political writings, there’s also my recent DVICE feature exploring why We Probably Don’t Need Nations Anymore. That was one of the funnest pieces I’ve written in forever. AND also garnered my first anonymous anti-Semitic comment. Check it out!
June 28th, 2012 | 11:43 pm
I would just like to point out—or highlight, if you will—this caption from the Marky Mark wiki entry. Could this be the best caption in the history of the whole internets? There is a very strong case to be made.
April 13th, 2012 | 9:31 pm
But there’s two other things you should know about mayor Booker: 1) the man is a Twitter addict. The dude is always on the Twitter. And he actively engages with his followers—and not just citizens of Newark in need of city services—everyone. Yup, even slightly trollish members of the internet such as myself. Which brings us to the number two thing you need to know about Corey Booker: the man is a Twilight superfan!
Here’s a direct message I got from Corey Booker nearly three years ago (this is absolutely real, BTW):
Now, when he’s saying “Blue Moon,” he is actually referring the second film in the Twilight series: New Moon. I know this because this DM was sent in reaction to a public tweet I sent him (my exact tweet has disappeared, having evaporated into the tweether). But if memory serves, I asked him something along the lines of “Hey @coreybooker what is the best pizza in Newark and also what did you think of New Moon?”
That’s just something I do sometimes. I don’t know why.
I wasn’t expecting a response to my adorable trollism, but lo and there it is, the very next day I received a response! (I admit, I do get excited when celebrities tweet me back, even if it is to politely tell me to fuck off). While he neglected to tell me about the pizza, he did tell me that he had heard—correctly— about the horribleness of the vapid teen vampire sequel.
Perhaps Corey Booker is not really a Twilight fan. Perhaps due to the content of my tweet he thought he was reaching out to a small child or someone with special needs—thus why he also sent it through a DM as opposed to a public tweet. But I think it’s cool that he takes the time to communicate with the folks.
Corey, if you’re reading this, did you think The Hunger Games movie cut too much out of the third act in the arena? I did.