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Twitterverse offers some really funny — and strange — stuff

By now the world has heard of Twitter — the short posts of 140 or fewer characters that tell your friends and followers everything — everything — that you are doing, seeing or thinking.

Ashton Kutcher and Oprah Winfrey are probably the most read Twitterers. But what might surprise you is that some folks are tweeting even if they are only characters in movies or on TV. The entire crew of the Enterprise tweets. During the election year, fake Sarah Palin and fake Barack Obama were going head to head. And even God tweets.

In this wholly random, unscientific look at Twitter accounts, we found some funny entries that'll make you fall off your chair. Or tweet your thumbs off.

The USA: "Don't mind me. I just have an Upper Midwestpratory infection." And: "Don't hate me because I hold certain truths to be self evident."

cast of Star Wars: Han Solo is cool, Luke wishes he was and Darths Vader and Sidious want to take over the world. But our favorite is R2D2: "deee deet deet doot deet doot boop doot beep woo dootle deet deet doot deet beep blork … tink tink tink."

God: "It kind of sucks (for me) that the words omnipotent and impotent sound so similar. I really have to enunciate." And: "So, people have been questioning the whole immaculate conception thing. Let me be clear, I did NOT have sex with THAT woman!"

Dorothy Gale (from The Wizard of Oz): "I'm wondering if I'm bored enough to go capture that spider and put it in Aunt Em's church hat."

And in a category unto themselves: fake washed-up actors.

Abe Vigoda: "Unless you hear otherwise I'm alive … "

Nick Nolte: "Didn't sleep too good. People kept wakin' me up all night. Guess that's what I get for passin' out in a revolving door."

Gary Busey: "Either I really want Taco Bell, or Mickey Rourke's dog is haunting me."

Sherry Robinson can be reached at (727) 893-8305 or

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the TV show?

The social-networking site has teamed with Reveille productions and Brillstein Entertainment Partners to develop an unscripted series based on the popular site. The show would harness Twitter to put players on the trail of celebrities in an interactive, competitive format, the show's producers announced this week. So far, no details are available on the show, its format, even its title. Reveille's scripted entertainment includes The Office, Ugly Betty and The Tudors, plus reality programming that includes The Biggest Loser and American Gladiators.

Twitterverse offers some really funny — and strange — stuff 05/26/09 [Last modified: Tuesday, May 26, 2009 9:27pm]
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