Hello, bros!

Welcome to Twitter in Focus, where media comes to die. Today is a special TIF, bros. It’s not often I get to analyze the tweets of a legend, but today’s contestant is Tim Matheson! Otherwise known as Otter from Animal House! (He was also once the co-owner of the National Lampoon magazine.) Let’s see if his tweets are just as funny.

May 15th:  “I get to direct @kathygriffin this week! And Margaret Cho! Look out for some fun!”

Don’t piss Kathy off.  Remember what she did to Anderson Cooper.

May 19th: “Kathy Griffin rocked on Drop Dead Diva. So funny, so smart, so talented, and what a great, great ass! We miss you already!”

That’s not bad for 51.

May 22nd: “(mostly wht I’m doing now!) Small world Department: Landis & I saw HOT FUZZ tgthr in Vancouver, BC, when it opened. Fell out of seat!”

Hot Fuzz? Uh, oh. These may be some very old tweets.

May 23rd: “wrppd shooting DROP DEAD DIVA.What a blst.Gd 2 go 2 wrk&laugh all day!Thnx 2 Brooke, April, Kate, Josh, Jackson, Ben,Kathy Griffin+Gst Strz!”

Wow, that’s gotta be a new record for cramming a lot of info in one tweet.

May 23rd: “and Margaret Cho!! DDDIVA!”

Ah, dammit. So close.

May 23rd: “Oh, My God! How good is Dirk Nowitzki??”

Okay, this is from 2011.

May 25th: “a man’s core: RT @robdelaney: I just mentally undressed, fucked, married, had 3 beautiful kids w/ & died of old age w/ a woman that jogged past me.”

Yeah, except those last three.

June 6th: “dccc.org/page/share/med… Sign a petition to save Medicare from destruction by unthinking Republicans!”

Ah, getting political. I respect that. People always tell me to keep that stuff off the site, but I say why? It’s interesting.

June 6th: ““More Sarah Palin ‘gotcha’ questions: Paper or plastic? Would you like fries with that? What do you think Sarah?””

Oh, let me in on this!
“Should I bring your bus around, Ms. Palin?”
“Can I wrap the rest of that sandwich for you?”
“Hot enough for you?”
“Do you take this man to be your lawfully wedded husband?”
“Anyone have the time?”
“Are you okay?”
“Do you know how fast you were driving?”
“Why don’t you think of a question?”
“Isn’t America great?”
“Can you pass the salt, please?”
“I’m sorry, who are you?”
She’s just an endless font of comedy, isn’t she?

Okay, let’s rate Otter’s tweets. He’s pretty laid back, so I give him only a 6 for Insanity, he retweets a lot and pretty much knows everyone in Hollywood, I give that a 9 for Style and he posts semi-regularly, so an 8 for Mustness. That’s about 7.6 overall. I’m going to round it up to 8. C’mon, bros. You gotta follow Otter! He’s pre-law! Or pre-med, what’s the difference?

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