Hey Bros!

Welcome to Twitter in Focus where media comes to die!  Today’s contestants is one of the legends of comedy, Eric Idle.  Let’s see if his tweets are just as legendary.


March 28th:  “Thanks for all the messages of good will. Here is my piece on my Birthday.

Very cool.  Watch the master work on his blog!

April 2nd:  “Just finished skyping in to a Python meeting in London where we all talked and reminisced about Meaning of Life. Great feeling of warmth.”

I think I need a bucket.

April 4th:  “New blog posted. Second Part of Unfinished Business, about The Pirates of Penzance, with some script and pictures.

The direct link is here.

April 8th:  “Saddened by the loss of one of the great females of our age: Annette Funicello.”

She was sort of the Britney Spears of her age, only with talent and smaller boobs.

April 9th:  “Mr Palin wrote: Annette Funicello, best Prime Minister we never had, and a great mouseketeer.”

Ha.  Nice.

April 11th:  “Fabulously acted production of David Mamet’s American Buffalo at the Geffen Theater in LA if you’re near. Race to see it.”

And if you like cursing as much as I do, you’ll love it.

April 11th:  “New Blog posted. Unfinished Business 3. Burn Her. A missing song from Spamalot. I’ve tried to include audio

Here it is.  Eric, you gotta put the direct links in.  This is the most awesome behind-the-scenes tweet ever.

April 11th:  “For some reason you have to click on the song link twice to get the audio. This is for Captain Holly….”

Direct link.

April 11th:  “I think I fixed it. try now. Let me know. If you get the text and if you can get through to the audio link.

Got it.  It’s okay, Eric.  I get confused with all this html nonsense myself.  You need to get a webmaster more on the ball.

April 13th:  “Ok I think I have made the link a little clearer. Click twice on the link and you’ll hear me singing a Spamalot demo

It is an awesome song.  Can’t believe you cut it.

6 hours ago:  “Happy Birthday Shakespeare!”

Making high schoolers unhappy since 1564.

Okay, let’s rate Eric’s tweets.  Ignoring the technical difficulties, you gotta love the stuff he’s posting!  If you’re fan, you cannot miss this.  I give Eric an 8 for Mustness, a 10 for Style and a 10 for Insanity.  That’s a 9.3.  I’m rounding it up to 10.  Follow Eric.  He’s a genius.  Just don’t ask him about html.

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