Captain Obvious Discovers Twitter’s Auto Tiny URLs & Matters of Taste

Posted on October 30, 2007. Filed under: Captain Obvious, site updates, Squidbillies, Stupid Shit I Love, Twitter |

I am probably the last person on earth to notice this, but I think it’s pretty sweet that Twitter automatically creates tiny URLs out of your links.

…Yeah this dude totally noticed it before me, and Twitter’s Support page explains the process.

I’m losing my touch. Oh well.

– awesome Squidbillie graffiti courtesy of DESEP’s flickr

So recently I have become obsessed with Squidbillies. Through a rogue connection at work (not really, but it’s fun to think that) I’ve acquired the first season on DVD. The Adult Swim site describes the series thusly:

A family of inbred squids tear the ass out of all creation in the North Georgia mountains. It’s not all drinking, brawling and reckless gunplay.

But it really is. And this is what makes it so awesome. It’s wickedly clever and – dare I say – genius satire of family life holds me under it’s spell. Plus it’s just gross enough to keep me giggling like a twelve year old boy.

I also not ashamed to say that, thanks to this same rogue connection, I am now the proud owner of Perfume: The Story of a Murderer. It’s about a young man with a peculiarly strong sense of smell who ends up going bananas while on the quest to make the perfect scent.  I saw this in a theater, where at some point during the movie I’m pretty sure I whispered “this is effed up”… ***SPOILER ALERT***

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The Worst Reality Show Idea Ever & Twitterpated

Posted on March 5, 2007. Filed under: My Projects, Twitter |


“Don’t Even Try Getting Out Of It”
Gene Steinberg: Chief Creative Officer WZMY TV

(MyTV New England) Quotes:
“Take the appeal of the court genre and add the fascination of Celebrities
and you have the making of quality daytime television”

via cynopsis


You know what would be more fun to watch?

1 – Paint Dry

2 – Me plucking my eyebrows

3 – Someone getting a colonostapy


I am embarking on a sociological experiment. I’ve started semi tracking my activities using Twitter. I am going to continue this for a while, and see how and to what degree I effect my own behavior by publicly logging it and then being forced to review it.

So far I have to say that that the whole thing feels really creepy. This past weekend I would find myself debating, what is “twitter worthy?” What is worth posting? I didn’t want to come off as a narcissistic douche. But then I noticed what others find worthy to document:

markng had a turkey bacon sage and onion pie for lunch, now I want to sleep !

And now I feel slightly better.

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