Welcome to Twitter in Focus where media comes to die! Today’s contestant is Rich Fulcher, funny guy from The Mighty Boosh amongst other things. Let’s see what he’s tweeting.
December 16th: “Check out a little taste… http://bit.ly/139YDUO ”
December 17th: “Re-release ‘Team America’ on Christmas Day.”
December 18th: “Hacking is the new Fucking Up Everyone’s Lives.”
It’s really going to be inconvenient when we’re all cyborgs and the hackers make us incontinent.
December 18th: “I really regret that ‘Expendables 3′ didn’t have a Kim Jong Un death scene.”
Speaking of Team America. Although not as funny.
January 1st: “Happy 2015. Not many people know this but this is officially the Year of the Drunken Ghost.”
You mean this guy?
January 20th: “Finally, a hobby pays off: http://bit.ly/1ztR75z ”
That sounds like an awesome idea that only the BBC can do. I look forward to Binge watching it on Netflix three years from now.
January 26th: “Happy Australia Day.”
Now everyone get drunk and punch a shark.
January 29th: “Hey, this is happening: http://bit.ly/1DbqP63 Burp. What? You heard me.”
Nice! Rich will soon be everywhere. How long before he gets his own line of Mac n’ Cheese products?
January 29th: “Correction: One report says I teach high school students. Actually, I teach ‘high’ students.”
They are much easier to teach.
January 30th; “For those in the UK, I host ‘The Complete History Of….Sexting, Legal Highs and Yolo’. Here’s a lil sumpin sumpin: http://www.channel4.com/programmes/the-complete-history-of …”
Dammit! Can’t play it. Looks good tho.
Dang, Rich. You’re in everything. Take a day off!
February 18th: “I am very fond of flakes: corn, dandruff, indecisive people….”
Snow, Frosted and people that watch network TV.
February 18th: “Beware of pirate DVDs out there. I just bought ’50 Shades of Gravy’.”
That’s so wrong. It’s an affront to gravy!
Okay, let’s rate Rich’s tweets. Wow, so much there. Links, plugs, comedy— It’s a wonder he has time to tweet. I give Rich a 6 for Mustness, a 9 for Style and a 9 for Insanity. That’s an overall score of 8. Follow Rich or just turn on the TV. He’s bound to be on it at this rate.
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Creator: Mark Glavin
Format: Two or more panels, black and white (with a splash of color)
Updates: Saturdays and more
Genre: Comedy, satire
Themes: Pop Culture, hypocrisy, weirdness
Characters: Random characters
Archive: 130 strips begins November 12, 2013
übertool is a gag-a-day comic with a unique art style that really grew on me. One of my Twitter friends, Mark Glavin, draws it. It doesn’t really have a common thread, it’s a pretty straight forward gag-a-day format, but I think Mark puts in a lot of good effort in his strips. Sometimes the jokes get very weird and I’m not sure what they’re about. A lot of times, the pay off doesn’t come until the very end.
Art snobs will (and have) complained on places like Reddit, but those people are missing out. Glavin’s work is consistent and the style is unique, that’s the most important thing. I can spot on of his comics from a mile away. That’s what makes it an übertool strip.
The strip is done on WordPress, but the layout is pretty Spartan. I think he could use an About page and a Creator page (if only to get his name out more and associate it with the comic). Honestly, I interacted more with Mark on Twitter, than I associated him with his comic. Then recently, I saw a link on Reddit and thought I’d review it. When I couldn’t find a Creator page, I clicked on the Twitter feed and was like, “Oh, yeah. That’s Mark’s comic! Duh!” For that reason alone, he probably needs a “By Mark Glavin” in giant letters near the logo.
His characters don’t really repeat that I’ve seen, although I think Officer Bear needs to return. But over all, his website design is clean and distinctive. I think he could use a few ads to make some money, if nothing else so he could update more.
Go visit Mark’s funny comic. It deserves your clicks.
If your birthday is this week: Your birthday party foul will involve a piñata, a shotgun and one candy-laden trip to the hospital.
Aries: The good news, your dog is trained and didn’t poop on the floor. The bad news is, you do when you’re drunk.
Taurus: Your government job modernizes your office and you finally get a land line.
Gemini: If you live in California, you’ll have a nice stroll on the beach. If you live in Boston, you’ll spend the day digging your car out of a hole for no reason.
Lemini: The stars say, your patience or your patients shall be tested today. Since you’re a doctor and the stars can’t spell, we’re not sure.
Cancer: You will run into Eddie Murphy at a bus stop. He’ll ask for the Sports Section of your newspaper and will still refuse to do comedy.
Leo: You’ll watch Netflix, eat salty snacks and get drunk. Nice.
Virgo: Your planets align and you finally find that special fuck buddy you’ve been looking for!
Libra: You will find the frozen corpses of six mailmen where the snow bank used to be. Guess you owe Amazon an apology.
Scorpio: Goodwill refuses to take your leftover clothes because they don’t want the homeless to look cheap.
Sagittarius: You’ll be sitting on the toilet when you’re raptured and you’ll shit all the way to Heaven.
Capricorn: Eat your popsicle slowly, mackerel flavor is always full of bones.
Aquarius: Against the advice of your friends, you’ll say “Gary Busey” three times in the mirror, causing him to show up and eat all the Doritos.
Pisces: You’ll hear this song in Trader Joe’s and play on your computer all day long.