Hey Bros!

Welcome to Twitter in Focus where media comes to die.  Today’s twitterer is actor, John Cusack.  He’s hefted radios, escaped the end of the world and nailed Katherine Zeta Jones in his movies, can he nail down some great tweets?  Let’s check it out.


September 4th:  “wallash shawn reads howard zinn

Love the Zinn.  Although picturing Wally Shawn in the Princess Bride as he talks could undermine it.

September 4th:  “zinn if you dont know him please check him out.. http://youtu.be/subwDAZtEN0

Howard Zinn’s graphic novel, also awesome.

September 4th:  “http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=RF7GoDYEbfQ

Definitely one of the greats.

September 5th:  “tony fitz.. been doing it in chi townfor ages http://bit.ly/l9ygf

Cusack finds all the smart stuff on the Internet.  Pay attention, bros.  These inks could help you with that hipster chick you’ve been chasing.

September 5th:  “i am shocko…RT @Lialun: @connorjame Yeah, sometimes I really miss the days when @johncusack was Shocko..… (cont) http://deck.ly/~Woz8W

I’m not sure, but apparently John Cusack spent his early days playing an offensive clown.

September 7th:  “The Pentagon’s strengthening grip on HollywoodNew projects, including Kathryn Bigelow’s bin Laden film, sho… (cont) http://deck.ly/~1kNkD

Oh, yeah.  They’ve been doing that for years.  Not sure where that link used to go, but here’s one and another.

September 7th:  “thank you richard.. RT @RichardMetzger: Eric Roberts lunchbox http://bit.ly/q7lyWo

If you click on one link today, let it be the one above.

September 8th:  “sure…RT @ISF_MD: @johncusack Would you be so kind and ask your followers to sign this petition http://chn.ge… (cont) http://deck.ly/~1lzTR

Not to push you one way or the other bros, but knowing what you know about cops…

September 9th:  “krugman …http://nyti.ms/nMm1V5

I prefer my economics Austrian.

September 9th: “i like him too! RT @SciFi_Core: @johncusack – Klugman http://twitpic.com/6i58rv”

Can two economists live together without driving each other crazy?

September 9th: “see your point-… actually i dont…RT @nicholsong: There are 50,000 more meaningful & less partisan Krugma… (cont) http://deck.ly/~GvsL7”

Oh, yeah and this one.

September 9th: “been hammering president with good reason.. when he moves in right direction its meaningful…”

Let’s hope he pulls the troops like he said.

September 9th: “yes agree…RT @heykim: so you agree then ? “for in the end, nothing will be done until the American people demand it “”

I liked High Fidelity. That was a good movie.

September 9th: “here’s a link…yeah.. hope you like it.. RT @mzrockel: You’re really playing Poe in the Raven? I love Poe an… (cont) http://deck.ly/~Jfcou”

Oh, awesome. I’d see that. I’d also see this as a movie.

September 9th: “or in twelve angry men…RT @sappy4344: You read my mind about Jack Klugman. DID you see him on the Twilight Zone? And I meant Jack!”

And Quincy, can’t forget Quincy.

September 9th: “matt taibi is always spot on in my view RT @MinouChatte: Matt Taibbi – Apocalyptic GOP Is Dragging Us Int… (cont) http://deck.ly/~U9Dhm”

Matt’s pretty awesome, but I found this particular article a bit hyperbolic.

September 9th: “jeremy scahil another one to know…http://bit.ly/oVwIwR”

Oh, yeah. Great reports on Blackwater.

September 9th: “lou reeds – the raven.. with willem defoe doing a weird freaky re write- check out the whole great album http://youtu.be/rrys8knY53I”

Quoth the Lou, “Doo. Doo-doo. Doo. Doo-doo. Doo. Doo-doo.”

September 9th: “http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pohYpxBhOoU&feature=related

September 9th: “never heard it .. thanks RT @Daisyface1: http://youtu.be/m6qKUkKK7yg your post made me remember this, @johncusack…it’s excellent too! :)”

You are a hardcore twitter fiend, John. Spent all of 9/9 on this.

September 9th: “hello twittaverse.. i guess this isnt the most important tweet..”

It’s a good thing you posted. Five minutes without a tweet and one of your fans would call 911.

September 9th: “if you havent seen the beatles doc its fantastic..all remastered songs and never seen footage http://bit.ly/mSDl7l”

Yeah, but I hate out George Lucas cut out Ringo and put in Pete Best.

September 11th: “this is for ricahrd.at dangerous minds– http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05ymUmAY7wQ&feature=youtu.be ”

Great. Another 9/11 tragedy.

September 11th: “in apology for the last brutality i offer james carr http://youtu.be/tzcdNwIkmYA”

Too late. Memorial’s already started. Plus we bombed Italy for no reason.

September 11th: “happy bithday eugene! http://youtu.be/jXPJSjMrXBI”

That was strange, but entertaining.

September 12th: “simple truth..RT @JCDP18: @johncusack plz RT- Don’t let Krugman get Dixie Chicked by the likes of Rumsfel… (cont) http://deck.ly/~1a8b5”

Why do people listening to that old fart? I hope Rumsfeld vacations in Spain and ends up in the Hague.

23 hours ago: “RT @ggreenwald: Ron Paul points out a basic truth that you’re not allowed to say, showing again how crazy & in… (cont) http://deck.ly/~R3EGP”


16 hours ago: “didnt say i would vote for him but he’s right about the wars..RT @missiscariot: Heh. A stopped clock migh… (cont) http://deck.ly/~LqB1E”

Yeah. When oh when are we going to get some more antiwar candidates?

14 hours ago: “not me.. http://yfrog.com/kjarlruj”

A thoughtful tweeter. Cusack does his best thinking on the tweets it seems.

Now let’s rate his tweets. For Insanity, I give him a 4, he’s quite sane. For Style, always classy, I give him an 8 and for Mustness, has to be a 10. That’s an overall score of 7.3. Would love to see more behind the scenes tweets, but, he’s got some good links, especially if you’re a political junkie, like yours truly.

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