25 Geeks NOT to Follow on Twitter

Since I was on the list of the 100 geeks to follow on Twitter, I thought it would be appropriate to give a little attention to the other side of that particular equation.

The 25 Geeks NOT to Follow on Twitter

1. @DrunkenStalker

2. @MoroseOldBoyfriend

3. @IHeartBoogers

4. @AynRandBoyToy

5. @EnterTheBasement

6. @Cats6Catboxes0

7. @BobaFart

8. @IDontBlink

9. @BathingInMayo

10. @MyVoicesSayKill

11. @BrowncoatBrownshirt

12. @OneShower1985

13. @MyEyesYrBoobs

14. @USENETsMostWanted

15. @MomSezImSocialized

16. @LiveLongAndPerspire

17. @JobsGatesSlashFan

18. @ThatSmellIsMe

19. @SpksOnlyElvish

20. @WhatzNMyColon

21. @OwnzAZune

22. @CuddlePileReviewer

23. @MuggleMugger

24. @PolyDesperate

25. @2Girls1Tweet

54 Comments on “25 Geeks NOT to Follow on Twitter”

  1. Note that at the time of this entry went up, none of these were actual Twitter accounts. We’ll see how long that lasts.

  2. Some of those could form the basis of a really amusing twitterfiction project.

    If I wasn’t a lazy bastard, I’d start the sad, sad story of miss @PolyDesperate in tweet form.

  3. Oh, come on! #17 and #19 might be fun to have at parties, and #21 just needs some encouragement to return to the land of the living.

    Fun stuff.

  4. funny, I thought I was following @SpksOnlyElvish. Maybe they spelled it differently? And in Tengwar characters?

  5. Unfortunately, MomSezImSocialized is too long for twitter.
    I bet that list will no longer be accurate by tomorrow, especially if they’re taken up by mostly your followers.

  6. brian t – I have two web projects, both based on WordPress: stereoroid.com, an original blog site, and margin.wordpress.com, a slowly-developing writing project.
    brian t

    I can see some Irish person going for @BathingInMayo. That’s not an ethnic slur, it’s because Mayo is the name of a county in Ireland. See http://www.mayo.ie if you don’t believe me!

  7. I have to say I was actually surprised “BobaFart” had not been taken. Seems like one that should have been.

    I was going to use “LubeDude,” but that was taken.

  8. Steve @3
    Okay, I’m going to show my age here. Is “twitterfiction” a real thing? If not, I could see how a clever writer could produce an interesting story to be delivered in “real time” over twitter. Is anybody doing that? I’ve never actually used twitter myself.

  9. Johnny@14: It is either a real thing, or I just invented it and can take credit when someone less lazy actually does it.

    Kai@10: If it weren’t for the misspelling, it would sound like an Iain Banks ship name.

  10. Shawna (A Mediated Life) – The lovely PNW – Writer, singer, parent, fan, media maven, and general ne'er-do-well. Fierce protector of the rights of the disadvantaged and endless pontificator on subjects both ridiculous and sublime.
    Tal

    Someone who truly speaks “Elvish” would specify whether it was Quenya or Sindarin.

    Not that I would know anything about this…

    *koff*

  11. Scalzi, I thought we agreed that you would use your powers only for good?

    Apparently I was misinformed.

    BobaFart is now loose in the twitterverse, and the rest are sure to follow like the evil Golden Army. You’ve opened a gateway into a dimension of evilness that cannot be closed.

    I hope you’re happy.

  12. I am admitting now here in front of the Whatever universe that I don’t get the attraction of twittering although I do see the humor in the list of names. Not earning my geek cred today.

    I guess that means…

    I’m now officially an old fart ready to tell kids to stay the hell off my lawn. I do have an AARP card.

    waving my cane in the air… 8 P

  13. Twitterfiction: @Wendell_Howe is a fictitious time traveller who is tweeting from 1877 San Francisco presently. @thaumatrope is an edited publication – many tweets are stand-alone stories, and there are some serials. And @readmybook is posting his entire unpublished SF novel, a few tweets at a time. There have also been mass fiction events, some of which used the tag #tfe (for twitter fiction event).

  14. #20 Jim

    Well you could always make up a T-shirt for CafePress or whatnot of “AynRandBoyToy” caption and the jacket picture of Scalzi from his novels ;) castigation ummm maybe
    /evil mode off/

  15. Good Gravy, Vulture, don’t encourage him.

    Remember, in addition to creating the porcine/feline hybrid and unleashing the above named evil army of evil upon the world, Scalzi is the guy who once commissioned a velvet Wesley.

    An AynRandBoyToy T-shirt would only make him laugh manically, order a lot of a hundred, and hand them out to Cosplay furries at the next Worldcon. The man is nefarious.

    Which, of course, explains his general appeal.

  16. 20. Jim Wright – I know you know John better than we do, and even *I* know he uses his powers for much more than good – he uses them for FUN!

    And, according to Arthur Bach, “Fun is the most important thing to have!”

  17. csdaley – C.S. Daley was born in California but has spent most of his life in his imagination. His first short story written in third grade, the now classic "Close Encounters of the Turd Kind," was sold to his next door neighbor for a quarter. The neighbor promptly demanded a refund. An unhealthy obsession with the writings of Neil Gaiman, Christopher Moore, and Terry Pratchett have left his mind warped and broken. He spends most of his evening swilling down coffee while tapping at a keyboard under the watchful eyes of his kittens. They are there to make sure he doesn't snap. He likes to write fantasy for adults and teens.
    Christopher

    I figured that it was going to be a joke when I read the heading of the blog but I was still relieved to not see my name ;)

  18. JimWright, I know about those! I got one on the back of a box of breakfast cereal, but I acidentally ate the decoder ring. It was an evil cipher, indeed.

  19. @MyEyesYrBoobs has been following me for years.

    @ BrentSpiner recently finished tweeting a sort of noir/mystery thing that started with him waking up in the asylum. Quite fun.

  20. I’m still getting pestering emails from the “Klingon” I used to know now going by @StillLivesInMomsBasement.

    How he jumped from still using a 486 to skipping Facebook for Twitter is confusing.

  21. Regarding Twitterfiction, another example is Jeph Jacques of Questionable Content, who has created profiles for most of his major characters where he has them interact. And if you check it out from work, do NOT open any of Pintsize’s links.

  22. I was working on some more Twitterers NOT to Follow myself, like @heckraiser and @cannibalrights, when I started thinking about Scalzi’s book titles.

    @agenttothestars is a suspended account (John, have you been taunting Twitter?) so I started with some variations for SCALZI SOCKPUPPETS NOT TO FOLLOW ON TWITTER.
    @agenttothealien
    @oldmanatwar
    @ghostbrigadeer
    @thelastcolonic
    @thesagandairy
    @zoewithatail
    @androiddreamer
    @hatemailgrader

  23. “And if you check it out from work, do NOT open any of Pintsize’s links.”

    Oh God, you didn’t….?

  24. Don’t forget @stickofbutter.

    If I were more creative, I’d go grab that one and start tweeting it. (Thereby, again, confirming Stross’s assertion that ideas are easy, it’s the execution that’s hard.)

    By the way, does anyone know if John Scalvi has a twitter account?

  25. How would “2girls1tweet” even work, anyway? (Bear in mind that I haven’t actually seen the related shock image, and would like to remain blissfully ignorant.)

  26. Fletcher, I’m not sure how you fend off curiosity, knowing how it is rumored to be one of the most disturbing things ever (rightfully so), but kudos to you. I was caught unawares when I was “made” to see it.

    And I have no idea how it would work on Twitter. I’m just glad it’s not there! lol.

  27. John,

    Without a doubt you have touched upon the pulse of our fractured nation…

  28. Chicktar – St. Louis, Missouri, USA – I am a pretty hard-working attorney, primarily blogging to keep a record for myself of my goals, failures and successes in the non-professional aspects of my life. Currently, those are family and friends, quilting, reading and photography. But they are always evolving...
    Chicktar

    Genius, Scalzi!!! Terrifying, though, the news that LubeDude is taken. Ick.

  29. Fletcher@46: I was sandbagged into watching that and was violently ill the rest of the night. I clicked it off just as the worst of it began (about 15 seconds in).

    But it’s truly comic effects became apparent on FAMILY GUY when Brian made Stewie watch it. I’m not sure what was funnier: Stewie’s eye-bulging reaction to what he was seeing or Brian laughing at him.

    Gotta give this one to the dog.

  30. Sihaya – I know a guy who opened his E-mail account as “MrHanger” (he manufactures and sells pipe hangers). He had to loose it after all of the gay porn started showing up in his mailbox.

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