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but then he'll do something amazing like spend three days talking about the etimology of various racist terms
Love the stats chat.
Think he's alright though - like his Bad Science book and column, just prefer to choose when i hear from him!
If you can remember off the top of your head. If not, what's their general vibe of unbearableness ?
*because they're really smug*.
I've not unfollowed anyone yet, not even Gary Shandling, who posts a continuous stream of only intermittently funny tweets overnight.
I almost unfollowed him when he started posting luddite guff about the AV vote.
Courtney Love (lasted a day)
yes, so much this^
the bloke off the insurance adverts - not funny
so it would be repetitive.
the one who is apparently a comedian...curly haired, in thick of it
really, really unfunny on twitter.
I miss David Schneider - he was good.
I don’t know why really – it’s a bit embarrassing, but I can’t imagine that many of his followers were that bothered by it.
Bellend. The fact is that he's going to struggle as a comedian because he's got no way round certain heckles/abuse he'll get. You don't have to be squeaky clean to be a successful satirist, but he's not exactly in a great position...
so a go coooooompppppppppaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrreee would probably still amuse me evry few hours - easily pleased
but Calvin Harris, Little Boots, Marina & the Diamonds and Ellie Goulding were all people I started following out of morbid curiosity and had to unfollow really quickly.
does anyone remember when Bjork had some weird auto-bot that thanked everyone who had started following her?
His stream of consciousness is constant and indecipherable most of the time. It was making me hate him, and that can't happen because I <3 Limmy.
I was disappointed at how horrible he seems. Particularly his stuff about the London riots. He REALLY hates the English, huh?
He comes across as a chippy little shite.
I enjoy his work.
Sometimes, he has me in stitches. I don't like the vindictive stuff thuogh, I don't think he pulls it off well and he got on perfectly well with mild teasing and poking fun. I feel a bit disappointed that he's been swept away with the whole 'shock humour' thing.
It wasn't jokey or anything. He just seemed really bitter about something. Seems like a horrible man.
You realise that Limmy on Twitter is him playing a character, right? At least in the same sense that comedians on stage are. It's like the people who go to see Stewart Lee and complain that he seems really snobbish and bitter.
...it is all in jest. But he does clog the feed somewhat but his arguments with fans are brilliant.
just not funny.
will say what I think on your thread, 'pig.
I love the way he swings from egotistical whining child to socially concerned thinking working class guy, sometimes within minutes. Less boring than Wayne Rooney.
Think that's it.
as, while they're entertaining, they post too much.
It's better to catch up with their conversations in a daily hit.
i had to unfollow John Niven who wrote Kill Your Friends because of the amount of messages they sent eachother http://twitter.com/NivenJ1
surprised i haven't unfollowed http://twitter.com/#!/gracedent
It's just ALL the fucking time and it's often just her screaming in capital letters at someone else I'm following. I mean, I like her in general but it's like having a wailing toddler in the living room of my Twitter feed.
So I just about manage to hang in there. But there are times when her feed genuinely makes you wonder if she's doing ok, like, with mental health and that.
and, I can't actually put my finger on what it is about her writing style that makes my teeth itch. She really got up my nose the other day for making a song and dance about Kasabian being on the cover of a magazine draped in 2 naked dollybirds, like it was with 70s. the hashtag was something like #feminist outrage, or similar. Now, while it grates a bit, I have no problem with people calling naked models dollybirds in a tongue in cheek way. But to then try to tag it to a feminist position felt a bit fucking stupid. I'm a feminist, and here I am judging these two successful career models for their choice to take their clothes off and look pretty.
I just thought MEH, you're a jealous old boot, aren't you?
...but, actually, still seems like a 14 year old.
Think that's about it.
Er...Steve Mason. Is he really famous? At least he likes Formula 1.
his tweets were all about poker.
free music is great but when he goes off on one and your whole feed is him being a dick...
last time I was following him Saturday daytime was full commentary of the Spurs match followed by a stream of racist crap about asians...
what the hell is his deal!
somehow Wayne Coyne is still hanging in there,despite constantly posting weird pervy pictures of his naked wife. yes, i said despite.
Dangerously unfunny music pun memes and being rude about some restaurant or other.
Interested, why have you all stopped following Linehan? He retweets a lot of bog standard political links, but it seems pretty inoffensive to me
considering he's a professional 'funnyman'.
he really goes on
but i was still getting updates to say people were unfollowing me via http://twunfollow.com
surprised anyone is following me tbh.
Calm down, we've all had a drink haven't we
surprised i hadn't been mentioned earlier in this thread by Royter
why would you join a site like twunfollow? why why. it's not good for mental health.
mostly to monitor what shit makes people stop following me.
and also to see who was following me.
and shit like that.
i rarely read the emails tho!
because it annoys me how it's obviously written by a desperate Tory, but then again, their spinning of the phone hacking news and their attempts to make Cameron into a statesman are quite funny.
recently, his tweets have declined to the point where they're now just the same five or six jokes rephrased
Agree that Chris Addison is painfully unfunny onm twitter
keeping only mates and internet folks.
Absolutely no idea why.
but alan sugar and piers morgan i had to unfollow, they were SO shit at jokily dissing each other.
Dan Walker - presenter of Football Focus
Simon Pegg is teetering on the edge.
but half his tweets are nonsensical. I do enjoy him retweeting the abuse he gets though.
It was getting a bit too lovey-dovey with other celebrities for me. JUST STICK TO THE FUNNY.
about 5 years ago.
Given that half of his, Edgar Wright and Nick Frost's tweets are just retweets of people praising their films/Spaced.
Bit self-aggrandising, and extremely desperate in the case of retweeting people claiming to have liked 'Paul'.
A few are on the cusp though:
I got a bit bored of Prescott retweeting GCSE results yesterday but I powered through, and Jay Electronica's conspiracy theories about Libya started out amusing but got old quickly.
Nearly unfollowed Talib Kweli for retweeting Deepak Chopra but I'll give him another chance.
was the best day of my Twitter life.
next to where it says "following" - click that and there you go.
I assumed everyone knew this and I was the slow coach.
That is hardly obvious to the layman/partial twitter user though. They could make it more accessible
maybe he does at times of day i'm not really on twitter?
nothing for quite a while then has a little flurry once he gets on a topic
not that annoying really I don't think
Limmy and Tyler were entertaining to begin with, but I don't read it enough to make following either worthwhile.
Chris Addison is a spectacularly unfunny man, he's next for the bullet. Lord Sugar antagonising Piers Morgan is all that keeps him in.
Lauren Laverne is also at risk, due to the sheer volume of them. Some are pretty good though.
Piers Morgan is really cocking annoying. not really his self aggrandizing that bothers me it's all the boring tosh he spouts about Arsenal. Although I guess I shouldn't be surprised that such a tosser supports a team so easy to hate.
y'know, for a laugh. predictably he just runs rings round sirallen (which is like shooting fish in a barrel, good god that man is a complete plank) and is borderline abusive towards Michael Owen, which alright is pretty funny but a little uncalled for.
Surrey cricket - I don't need an over by over update of the U11s
that reminds me, Amanda Palmer...
had to go. Funny for about a day, then hugely boring
The worst kind are of the Rio Ferdinand variety, who tweet to mention that they're either a) wearing a tracksuit b) just chilling c) playing Fifa or d) looking forward to a match / pleased with the lads performance in previous match
I actually think Michael Owen's one of my favourites, he tweets pictures of his astoundingly boring day-to-day life
chesny was amazing for ages but i think someone must have told him to tone things down.
Steve Sidwell was at Molineux watching a match with Jez Moxey, which alerted Mark Hughes to Sidwell's availability, who then nipped in and signed the little guy.
He went quiet for about two weeks, got sent out on loan again and his follow up Tweet was "oops."
Then he stopped Tweeting.
He also used to post pictures of hot chocolate a bit too much.
Also, on a football/hot drinks theme, Nathaniel Mendez-Laing posted a picture of his kettle with the caption "how do I boil milk in this thing?"
Love hot drinks, me.
I don't and really don't know how to use it.
and DarwinDude wants everyone to know she doesn't either.
I don't really know what I'm doing in this thread tbh.
its a total waste of time.
it goes for saying that bands who just tweet tour dates / release dates and NOTHING ELSE get the chop too.
When I started Twitter following him was just too much, too soon, and too many tweets giving charity links and such life (yeah, I'm a heartless miserable person). Aianucci was almost as bad but he's less prolific.
when I followed him, this was the main reason for cutting him loose.
several cyclists who had nothing of interest to say outside of the three weeks of the tour de france.
But ffs wayne coyne - are you jedward in disguise?
I haven't unfollowed him.
I think she might have followed me first, but her tweets are clearly not made by her anyway.
Especially after that time he tweeted for 24hrs straight. Fucking hell.
and then he made a point of blocking anyone who told him that he tweeted too much.
He kept retweeting comments from people brown-nosing him about how amazing that album with Bill Wells was. Terribly dull.
Also dumped Glinner, Fry, David Lynch, 50 Cent, Kanye West, Tyler... Everyone except Asher Roth, actually.
his retweets are boring, but the evenings when Aidan Moffat gets drunk and comments on every video he's watching while flicking through the music channels are genuinely hilarious.
but I'm brutal.
but considering dropping Wayne Coyne, love the guy but he just seems to be trying too hard to be wacky and zany every hour.
I was sick of seeing naked pictures of his wife, what the fuck is that all about. Snatch shots as well, I don't want to see that shit.
i blame john for telling me to follow them in the first place
EDWARD JUST BROKE A BOWEL AND COCO POPS WENT EVERYWHERE
there is the occasional funny but sometimes they post 20 times in a row, clogs up my feed!
I don't even really care too much about QC now but his just became a stream of his battle with depression, really, which is a bit much to take.
Also you'd see his response comments sometimes and find he was responding to someone essentially slagging him off because they were outraged their free dose of not-that-great-anyway-comic wasn't online on the dot of midnight. That made me even more depressed.
obviously i don't blame them but expressing emotional problems repeatedly is a definite unfollow.
have more than enough of feeling sad about other people feeling sad in real life without that happening in my virtual escapist life as well.
Clogged up my feed with boring RTs of his boring answers to his boring followers' boring questions. Don't think he ever said anything funny.
Although his Twitter meltdowns were hilarious, I always remember this one fondly:
@BarackObamaUSA ALRIGHT BIG MAN
@FT_finance FUCK OFF
I don't have the time, Stephen/Peter, I like you but I have other people's tweets I want to read and I can't access it for most of the day.
The real gear grinding for me comes when every fucker starts RTing everything tweeted by someone in a lol manner. Joey Barton most recently, but mostly Jedward. Oh, are they really excitable and not immensely bright? YEAH, WHO'D HAVE FUCKING THOUGHT. If I wanted to read everything they ever put down I'd follow them myself, thanks.
you live in hope they might, you know, revert to being a nice funny normal person...
Ever time Billy Corgan tweets, a bit of me dies. He was giving grief to a pedal maker who happens to be transgender, it wasn't pleasant.
She fucking rules.
"Devi Ever is a fucking asshole. His/her pedals suck. He/she sucks. Never associate my name and his/hers ever again. Pig. Ugly pig."
"Asking someone to build you a pedal in emulation of another pedal you like, and them sending you a piece a shit back is not creativity."
"And in fact he/she STOLE his/her pedal idea from another Portalnd pedal maker, which is far superior. Ugliness masking as blind ambition"
then on facebook:
"you ugly piece of shit...if i ever run into you, anywhere, at anytime, for as long as i live, i will knock your fucking lights out. don't ever come near me, and if i hear even one more peep out of you in public about me, or the band, or the members of the band, i am gonna sue you for so much you'll never be able to afford so much as to even make a fucking guitar cable. i know plenty about copyright law, so before you run your trap anymore about what you think you know, or your delusional constructs of reality, know that to fight a lawsuit is at least a 30 to 40 thousand dollar endeavor. if you still got enough balls to go there, try me. nice to know you thought so little of me, and of us, but we're still willing to try to take advantage of a generous offer because you are a piece of shit and that is what fake pieces of shit do. at least i am real. unlike you, who is a sad creation. don't you say another word, or you'll be fighting something you can't afford and you'll lose everything. this will be the cost of you running your mouth on me ever again."
she wrote back "You do realize your claims of me stealing a circuit is called Libel. I'd talk to your lawyers before sending any more threatening emails my way.
Also... you do realize you just threatened bodily harm if you ever saw me? You're not building much of a case for yourself legally, or in terms of publicity dude. Just drop it."
he replied "you do what you have to do you pig. but i'm telling you, you think you know what you are doing here with me, but you don't. if you just want to go to war, keep running your mouth. i;d like to see you try to sue me for libel. you don't have two nickels to rub together.you are a fake, a phony, a liar, and now a proven idiot. what artist will ever work with a manufacturer who disses her clients out? you are so fucking stupid. and you didn't even have the courage to deal with it in private. you run to a greek chorus of idiots to ape you on. like i said, one more word out of you in public and i will be suing you for ten times more than you'll make in the next ten years. and don't think i am one to make hollow threats. i've been in many lawsuits through the years, and haven's lost one yet. enjoy your 15 seconds of negative attention. you fucked up, you know it, so eat shit, shut the fuck up and accept you've attacked someone who tried to HELP YOU. but addicts and self-destructive people like you who HATE THEMSELVES must turn their hate out. if this is what you have to do to not kill your unhappy self, well then i'd say it was a wise decision. beyond that, you are fucking lame, dumb, and so so ugly"
I think all she did was on a smashing pumpkins message board there was a thread where people were criticising corgans decision to work closely with another pumpkins site which is known for being completely uncritical of him, Devi was annoyed because that site was run by a morman as mormans have worked so hard to stop gay marriage and she didnt like corgan associating with one, along with frustration about being messed around over the corgan commissioned silver rose pedal, the pumpkins being terrible now and corgan's celebrity lifestyle and stupid consipircay beliefs, I think she was just sick of him and had a moan and then he came back with all that. I can kinda see why he would be annoyed with her, he probably thought he was doing her a favour associating with her pedal/company so being dissed by her (even for good reasons) is kind of unprofessional, but his response was so over the top and nasty, its like he really tried to hone in on what a transgender person would be insecure about then threatened to beat her up and sue her, it really is a new low for him
there is a story on it here: http://www.avclub.com/chicago/articles/billy-corgan-gets-in-a-nasty-internet-fight-with-a,60967/
I think it needs to be more widely reported, I kind of think this should be a career ender for him
but Christ, that is absolutely pathetic. The bloke's 44 years old ffs.
So, yeah, none.
lil b, tyler and unfortunately wiley atm
Too insecure and incapable of taking criticism. Fairly unfunny as well. Unfollowed Robin Ince for being dull.
for tweeting the football results every week. His other tweets were boring anyway.
Might unfollow snooker player Judd Trump...
Slow Club Rebecca.
I think she's pretty entertaining in a batshit sort of way. Sort of enjoy how different the twitter account is to the persona you'd build in your head due to the songs.
who regularly retweets people who pester them with "ALRIGHT FELLA CAN I GET A RT FOR MY DAD 70 TOMORROW TOP MAN CHEERS" etc
I don't know how someone so unrelentingly sanctimonious funtions in the world, let alone writes Father tend. Plus he abused me then deleted it. Coward.
Tyler - the occasional incredible piece of trolling swamped by an uncontrollable stream of offensive nonsense
Chris Addison - SO UNFUNNY. Plus I've unfollowed him like 3 times and yet he magically appeared back on my follower list again.
Graheme Swann - I have to the realisation that despite his cheeky chappy cult persona, Swann is a total cunt.
Kevin Smith and Stan Lee push me REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAL fucking close tho
i'm sure there's been one but a new one might be nice. most famous people are a pain in the arse on there and either aggresive, passive aggresive or just uninteresting. the Pet Shop Boys had one for about 6 months then stopped when they seemed horrified that anyone could just.. message them and say what they liked. couldn't blame them really.