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Isn’t Twitter grand? Without it, how would Duff Goldman ever passively aggressively be able to let us know how much he hates us?
Oh well. I guess I won’t be invited to his next Cookie Swap. Sigh. Dreams? Crushed.
Alton Brown, Twitter Conversations »
Well, the unthinkable has happened! No, Sandra Lee didn’t film an episode of Semi-Homemade sober… but Alton Brown joined Twitter! And, uh, he’s deleting all his tweets after a few hours… so don’t blink or you might miss ‘em:
Alton’s never been the biggest fan of bloggers and social media, and frankly, I can’t say I blame him. From what I’ve seen here on FNH, many of his fans are nice, stable people. But some of them are so obsessed with him that they make that stalker chick from Single White Female seem normal (and I say this with personal experience; I’ve literally been harassed by a creepy Alton Brown superfan because I simply mentioned him here on FNH. The horror!)
Some “fans” take things way too far, which may partially explain Alton’s previous hesitance with Twitter. He humorously tackled the stalker issue in a 2002 episode of Good Eats, called This Spud’s For You Too, where he was held hostage by a rabid fan who wouldn’t let him leave her house.
So welcome to Twitter, Alton. We hope you’re ready to scroll your way through thousands of idiotic at-replies from diluted people who seriously think you’re their best friend in real life.
Let the fun begin!
I didn’t watch the Food Network’s premiere of “Have Cake, Will Travel” last night (boo, hiss) so there won’t be a review of it on FNH this week. However, I was curious what average television watchers thought about it, so I searched Have Cake, Will Travel on Twitter.
Again, these are the thoughts of ordinary TV viewers who probably have no clue Food Network Humor even exists. And according to them, let’s just say it looks like I didn’t miss much:
Huge shout out to FNH reader Kristen, who just sent me a link to a website called That Can Be My Next Tweet (which is my favorite new website of the month!) You simply enter your twitter username, and it randomly generates your next tweet based on different messages you’ve sent out in the past. The more you used a word or phrase, the more likely it is to include it in the new tweet it generates.
We plugged a few Food Network chefs into the website – and well as the Food Network Humor twitter handle – and asked it to generate our next tweets. The results were freaking hilarious, and often spot-on. Enjoy!
You know what I really hate? Celebrity adoration. The blatant oozing, gushing, and fawning over random people you don’t even know, simply because they’re getting paid to entertain you. These days, perhaps nowhere is this activity more evident than on Twitter. You see, when we ordinary folk tweet that our steak was delicious or that we’re feeling under the weather, we’re usually met with a few genuine replies from friends or family members. However, when celebrities tweet – regardless of what they tweet – they’re met with hundreds of ridiculous replies from creepy people making laughably ridiculous requests of them (“come to my house and cook me dinner!”) and/or sharing boring anecdotes about their lives in a desperate attempt to relate to them (“My mom saw the back of your head on a plane once!”).
I used Twitter Search this morning to see what people were tweeting to their favorite celebrity chefs, and almost barfed at the results. Here are the 8 stupidest @ mentions to celebrity chefs from the past week, along with my replies which so eloquently detail what I would have tweeted back. Of course, celebrities have to politely reply for fear of tainting their images. However, I don’t have such restrictions. God, I love not being famous!
(Note: these are simply my sarcastic replies, and in no way reflect what the chefs may or may not have been thinking.)
Really, Twitterverse? Come on. I’m not saying you can’t like celebrities; I’m just saying there is a line that needs to be drawn. DRAW IT, PEOPLE.