Fame, of a Twisted Sort
Posted on January 25, 2009 Posted by John Scalzi 32 Comments
You know you are of some strange level of notability when not only does your cat Twitter, but so does your ego.
For the record, I write neither of those. I have no idea who does. I do assume it’s not really my cat or my ego, however. I think I would know.
That’s not even slightly creepy. But isn’t it nice to be so loved?
You can’t be to sure John.
Sometimes the ego can run amok without you knowing about it.
Oh wait, that’s me but anyway…
Darn it! “too sure”
The preview button is back and I forget that it’s there.
Hopeless, hopeless, hopeless.
I wouldn’t care about the cat one, but I’d find the ego thing super creepy and probably threaten to internet-sue (“I’ll tell twitter on you!”). You’re a far better sport than I am.
I thought you did the one for your cat.
You know you’re good when even your impersonators are funny enough to be worth reading.
The cat one is pretty funny. The other one, Eh……not so much.
I’ve enjoyed Ghlaghghee’s tweets for a while (though it seems like an ironic habit for a cat to be in), but I’ll enjoy them much more now that I know they’re not you.
I also had picked up somewhere that you twittered for Ghlaghghee but I guess I was mistaken.
Now I am even more interested.
I barely have time to Twitter myself, much less my cat.
Oh, and all this time I thought you were using the cat’s to blow off steam in between this and that.
That’s what Left4Dead is for.
Wow, I’ve been following the cat because I thought it was you! Good job, whoever you are!
Ghlaghghee’s tweets are the reason I finally signed up for Twitter. Sadly he is the first ‘person’ I followed. I also thought you did Ghlaghghees tweets. That you don’t just makes them funnier!
Is nothing sacred? Next thing you know, I’ll find out that it’s not really the Mars Lander that’s using Twitter.
Yeah I thought you did Ghlaghghee’s too – it’s the references to things supposedly happening in the house (Kodi’ chewing a bone etc… ). Hold on… Has Krissy been spending more time on her computer….?
Ghlaghghee’s tweets are pretty damn funny.
I thought it was Chang/not Chang? Sounds like him. They are pretty darn funny.
“I barely have time to Twitter myself, much less my cat.”
Doesn’t Twittering yourself make you go blind?
And Twittering the cat? That’s disgusting!
[No, I do not have a Twitter account, so I can plead ignorance.]
I’m betting on Chang who is not Chang for Ghlaghghee.
Maybe one of your author friends for fakescalzi? Your guess is at least as good as mine, and probably better…
Ooooh – new proposed Whatever thread – guess which author is tweeting as fakescalzi? :)
I hope you’re not offended that I’ve been following your cat and not you.
I also suspect not Chang.
Ghlaghghee’s twitter stream is very amusing. And unlike most cat twitterers, has many human followers. Just try doing a search on twitter for “cat” and you will be amazed.
As far as I can tell, John Scalvi doesn’t use twitter. That’s another difference between the two of you.
I didn’t know about fakescalzi until this thread, but I feel a sheeplike urge to bleat my appreciation of Ghlaghghee’s tweets as well. Herd mentality and all that. Not my fault. Everyone else was doing it. Also, only half an inch into my first cup of coffee of the day.
If only Flat Scalzi were still around…
Wow, I was equally sure about the cat. Hmm, wish I could remember where I heard about it, then.
Fake Scalzi cracks me up – I think it might be Evil Monkey!
Hm. Your id, ego, and superego all have twitter accounts.
That’s a full-on Freudian Split there.
” I think I would know.”
Agreed. My ego is a big blabbermouth who NEVER does anything withou beaucoup attention, praise and all around noticing.
Add me to the list of people that thought you did Ghlaghghee’s twitter! Damn. Now I’m really curious to know who does that…
I would follow John Scalvi. He has a more interesting life than an Ohio cat is likely to achieve.