Welcome to Twitter in Focus where media comes to die! Today’s contestant is Jon Lovitz, former SNL cast member and voice to many hilarious Simpsons guest star characters. Let’s see what he’s tweeting.
October 5th: “I’m in a movie called “Mother’s Day”!!! ”
Cool. I’m guessing it’s like Groundhog’s Day, but instead of relieving the day, it’s day after day of you feeling guilty.
October 5th: “On the set with my co-star! pic.twitter.com/GQglxwkSmP”
October 15th: “Well, it isn’t an insult!!! ”
I’d take it as a compliment.
October 16th: “Very flattering! ”
Well, unless the tweeter is 60.
October 16th: “Thanks for coming to the show! Glad you liked it! ”
Look at you, still doing stand up. I’d go see a Lovitz show. He’s funny.
Okay, let’s rate Jon’s tweets. Responsive, some behind-the-scenes and pretty genuine. I give Jon a 9 for Mustness, an 8 for Insanity and a 9 for Style. That’s an overall score of 8.6, but I’m rounding it up to 9. Yeah, that’s the ticket! Follow Jon
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Creator: Will, Ray and Raf
Format: One to around six panels, black and white, wordy
Updates: Two to eight times a month.
Genre: Comedy, commentary, satire
Themes: The Internet, life, annoying people
Characters: Stick figures
Archive: Begins January 8, 2009
DOGHOUSEDIARIES is a stick figure comic strip that’s a little like XKCD with less science and more cynicism. It also has a little bit of the Oatmeal, in that it explains things, sometimes with non-stick figure illustrations and charts and it can get pretty wordy at times. Some of the strips were educational, but most were pretty funny. There’s a six year archive here, so I could only read so many in a sitting.
It looks like they stopped creating new ones back in mid-August. They used to do three times a week, but scaled back due to life and I imagine just being a little burned out. They could definitely use a blog or a more expanded “About” page. The three creators are also working on some kind of app or webpage called forekast. But like I said, there’s a six-year backlog here to check out and the writing is pretty solid. The artwork is mainly stick figures, but it’s functional enough to get the joke across.
DDH has been around a while. I think I’ve stumbled across the site a few times over the years. I hope the guys continue on with it.
If your birthday is this week: Your s’mores will be good, so you’ll have s’more.
Aries: You future grandchild travels back to the past to thank you for your recycling and to borrow $60.
Taurus: Take a page from your grandfather’s book because that’s where he has all his Swiss bank account numbers written.
Gemini: You’ll take an arousing cab ride.
Lemini: The stars say, stop getting high all the time, you’re really cutting into your drinking time.
Cancer: You’ll discover that most of the screaming in the next apartment was due to expired milk…which led to a murder.
Leo: The ghost of Gary Busey will come to you, explain he’s not dead and then laugh manically for 20 straight minutes.
Virgo: You’ll purchase an obscene weather vane.
Libra: You’re feeling restless today, so don’t fight it, besides you only have about 20 minutes to get out of that coffin before you’re out of air.
Scorpio: You’ll make sweet love to your favorite Family Guy character.
Sagittarius: McDonald’s will offer a sandwich named after you called “The Loserwich”.
Capricorn: Bernie Sanders will promise you a free cheeseburger if you vote for him.
Aquarius: The gun store refuses to sell to you because you look far too “shootable”.
Pisces: You’ll lose your underwear in a very Japanese poker game.