Welcome to Twitter in Focus where media comes to die. Today’s contestant is Joss Whedon, maker of films, Keeper of Geek Light. He is new to the Twitterverse, but his films are funny. Let’s see if his tweets match up.
May 18th: “”I’m not angry, I’m just disappointed.” –The Hulk, explaining why he’s mauve.”
Finally, a reliable source for Hulk quotes.
May 19th: “If I could have dinner with any three people, living or dead, I would probably choose the Olive Garden.”
Well, he knows comics, movies and TV, but apparently not Italian food. Do not be tempted by the bottomless pasta bowls, Joss. I guess no one’s perfect.
May 20th: “Fans, thanks but I will never be comfortable with people calling me a “God”. I would prefer you to call me a Muhammad and then NOT DRAW ME.”
Jesus Christ, dude. Are there any other religious zealots you’d like to piss off?
10 hours ago: “Profile pic: adventuresome traveller. Actual life: other side of living room looks dark and unsettling, best just sit.”
Actually, that profile looks kind of quasi-cult leaderish.
9 hours ago: “I may not be much to look at, but I have the eating disorder of a SUPERMODEL.”
Super Models do not even know what the Olive Garden is.
I know! Endorsing the Olive Garden was incredibly offensive to those of us that appreciate fine Italian cuisine.
8 hours ago: “And my name got changed to my name. Weird. Hate to give up my BSG reference, but maybe it’s better this way. Right?
I guess that verification for ya.
7 hours ago: “Don’t you just hate it when Robotic Yul Brynner dressed as a cowboy is chasing you and WILL NOT DIE?
Or you end up running away from him in Roman World, completely spoiling the illusion? Oh, yeah. HATE that.
3 hours ago: “The story behind my name change turns out to be VERY DULL. I’m just going with it. So I’m me now. And, yes, really me. I’m blue-checked, yo!”
Okay, let’s rate Joss’s tweets. Seems that we caught him early in his tweeting career. I don’t think the fascination has worn off. It will be interesting to see if we get little updates on Avengers 2, which he’ll be directing unless God hates us. I give him a 10 for Mustness, a 7 for Insanity and a 9 for Style. That’s an overall score of 8.6. I see lots of potential. Follow Joss before he gets way too busy to tweet.
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If your birthday is this week: You will get what you think is a really awesome hover board for at your birthday party. The truth is, you just got really, really high by yourself instead.
Aries: Due to a mix up, your massage will end with a Happy Meal.
Taurus: The stars say, watch Dr. Who on BBC. It’s pretty good.
Gemini: This week, your uncontrollable flatulence gets you a new job.
Lemini: Your editorial cartoon against gun violence gets you shot.
Cancer: A baseball player will dedicate his next strike out to you.
Leo: This week, you’ll roll to the front of the parking lot to see if there’s a closer spot, but there won’t be one.
Virgo: You will do terrible things just to watch the new season of Arrested Development. Later, you realize you could’ve just bought Netflix.
Libra: You will find a harmonica in your tuna salad.
Scorpio: Your trip to the gas station will be more erotic than usual.
Sagittarius: You will discover that diving for the ball is generally frown upon in Beer Pong.
Capricorn: Your “Bread Lending Library” last only a few days.
Aquarius: You will try a new gambling system at the casino, but it won’t work. Casino bosses rarely recognizing crying like a little bitch to get your money back.
Pisces: You will win the lottery just in time for the economy to collapse.