Welcome to Twitter in Focus where media goes to die! Today’s contestant is Beavis and Butthead, Mike Judge. Also, creator of Idiocracy, one of the most underrated movies of all time. Let’s see what he’s tweeting.
August 25th: “Going into the Emmys with my daughter. Going to teach her how one loses gracefully.
Ah, those trophies don’t mean a thing. Beavis and Butthead lives forever, bro.
October 23rd: “We start shooting season two of Silicon Valley today. It’ll air next year some time. Madcap hilarity ensues. ”
Who has time for tweeting when you’re a busy Hollywood producer?
November 9th: “If you like Billy Gibbons, Gary Clark Jr., Alejandro Escovedo, Kat Edmonson and more check it out
@MFlanigin: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1294454178/the-drifter …”
I wish I was famous so I could act like a non-famous person and raise money on Kickstarter.
Or watch Adult Swim every day.
November 21st: “The actors of Silicon Valley in their locker room warming up for their big scene. SiliconHBO” https://twitter.com/MikeJudge/status/535987522309206016/photo/1
Hmm, I wonder how one warms up for this role. You’d think they’d do some coding or playing some video games.
November 21st: “shooting Silicon Valley in Silicon Valley.
@SiliconHBO ” https://twitter.com/MikeJudge/status/535973306000633856/photo/1
Nice. No teamsters, just self-driving trucks.
December 31st: “Can’t believe I got to be in this picture. And can’t believe how good Norman Lear looks at 92. It was a good year: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/all-family-breaking-bad-secrets-726235 …”
January 12th: “Me and my daughter Julia at the Golden Globes. That’s not an award in my hand, it’s champagne. We lost.
Fuck all those trophies. Office Space is genius. I give you the first official Super Frat award for Comedic Excellence or whatever. Enjoy.
Okay, let’s rate Mike’s tweets. I give him a 6 for Mustness, an 8 for Insanity and a 10 for Style. That’s an overall score of 8, but I bump it to 10, one of for Beavis and one for Butthead. Follow Mike.
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Webcomic: Stupid Snake
Creator: Aviv Itzcovitz
Format: Full page black and white, no dialogue
Updates: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Genre: Fantasy, adventure
Themes: Fantasy, friendship, romance, revenge, dragons
Characters: Elf girl, snake dragon, troll-like creature, guy who rides a duck
Archive: Begins June 21, 2010 to May 6, 2014
Sadly, Stupid Snake hasn’t updated since last may, but reading Israeli artist, Aviv Itzcovitz’s archive is a good read. Aviv’s artwork is spot on. It’s beautiful black and white work that reminds me a little of Dave Sim’s Cerebus in the later years. There is no dialogue, but there are occasional picture word balloons to get a point across, but Aviv’s facial expressions and gestures do most of the work.
The story begins kind of silly, with a troll-like guy sitting under a bridge. Aviv definitely takes his time, allowing the reader to absorb all the visuals of the character and sometimes lingering on a scene. The world expands as the comic progresses, introducing character after character and even providing some back story. There is the elf girl and her father, who acquires the baby by quite fantastic (and classic fantasy) means. There is a town, but most of the action takes place in the wilderness. It does get very blood from time to time, but not overly so. I have to admit, Aviv’s story telling abilities had me hooked and by the time one of the bloody scenes came, I genuinely gasped after I clicked.
Aviv posted in the comments section on the most recent page on January 15, 2015, so he hasn’t abandoned the site yet. I think there is hope he will return to the project, but you should get to reading it ASAP. For fantasy fans, this is a must.
If your birthday is this week: Your mother hires a group of pirates to entertain your guests, but all they do is rip copies of all your DVD’s and leave.
Aries: The characters in your Simpsons iPad game will get together and tell you to take a break this week.
Taurus: Your instagram account will be hacked by a group of renegade Amish.
Gemini: Your GPS will snap at you and say, “Then you find the fucking restaurant!”
Lemini: Take your cellphone out of your pocket next time you masturbate or you’ll be face timing with your mom when you do it.
Cancer: Your Halloween pumpkins finally rot enough that they fall off the edge of your porch.
Leo: The stars say, use a coaster unless you want rings on your desk.
Virgo: You will develop male pattern baldness in your pubic hair.
Libra: Your pizza will be late, but for some reason, your soda arrives early.
Scorpio: Your computer will ask if it can delete some of your hentai.
Sagittarius: This week, you’ll be mugged by a priest who will insist God told him you were too much of a pussy to fight back.
Capricorn: You will discover that your Obamacare will cover cosmetic surgery if you look like you.
Aquarius: Don’t eat lunch, just keep your hands free because someone is going to throw a delicious sandwich at you!
Pisces: Your puppy will continue to pee on everything.