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Old Feb 26, 2010, 01:05 PM   #1
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Conan O'Brien's Twitter Account Draws Over 200,000 Followers in One Day

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TV audiences thought they'd have to wait until at least fall 2010 to enjoy the wisecracks of former "Tonight Show" host Conan O'Brien . Turns out they only had to wait until Wednesday of this week, when Conan took to Twitter to share a piece of his signature self-deprecating sense of humor:

"Today I interviewed a squirrel in my backyard and then threw to commercial. Somebody help me."

And with that 140-character-or-less quip, Conan became one of the most popular topics on Twitter and its surrounding media. He amassed over 270,000 followers in his first day on Twitter -- a number that increased by more than 10,000 in just the hour it took to compose this piece, and has likely increased exponentially since then. Twittercounter predicts O'Brien will pass one million followers in just nine days.
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Interviewed a squirrel, HA, that's great. A Conan comedy tour would be a huge success right now. As they say, "strike while the iron is hot".
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Old Feb 26, 2010, 01:16 PM   #2
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Really? Funny?

After his second Tweet, I stopped following him. Shrug.

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If it is anything like following that whiny little bitch Kevin Smith then it can't be fun to have your twitter feed dominated by someone beating a dead horse.
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Old Feb 26, 2010, 01:34 PM   #4
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If it is anything like following that whiny little bitch Kevin Smith then it can't be fun to have your twitter feed dominated by someone beating a dead horse.
I followed Smith for a day and it was too much. Conan's should be better. I'd rather have 1 tweet a week vs 500 a day.
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Old Mar 2, 2010, 09:46 PM   #5
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What's the difference between Conan twittering asinine stuff like that and your average joe? Oh, yeah, he's Conan.

I don't get why people get so hyped up on celebrities posting drivel. It's probly a ghost writer (ghost twitterer?) anyways.
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... I don't get why people get so hyped up on celebrities posting drivel. It's probly a ghost writer (ghost twitterer?) anyways.
A ghost writer? Just one ghost writer? Ha!

This is how many people it took to write today's tweet: "Jumbo" shrimp? WTF!!
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Old Mar 2, 2010, 11:38 PM   #7
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What's the difference between Conan twittering asinine stuff like that and your average joe? Oh, yeah, he's Conan.

I don't get why people get so hyped up on celebrities posting drivel. It's probly a ghost writer (ghost twitterer?) anyways.
That too is true. I guess coming from LA I am not all that star struck.
Take me to Wrigley Field for my first time and see what happens ... now that's giddy!
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The dude watches Remington Steele.
He is OK in my book.
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That's pretty funny.
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What's the difference between Conan twittering asinine stuff like that and your average joe? Oh, yeah, he's Conan.

I don't get why people get so hyped up on celebrities posting drivel. It's probly a ghost writer (ghost twitterer?) anyways.
Conan has written episodes of the Simpsons and I believe he was involved in other stuff. The guy has talent when it comes to these things.

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Conan has written episodes of the Simpsons and I believe he was involved in other stuff. The guy has talent when it comes to these things.
He was editor of The Harvard Lampoon, if I recall. He also wrote for Not Necessarily the News and was the head writer for SNL during its artistic peak of the late 80s and early 90s. The man doesn't need a ghostwriter for Twitter; that's just an idiotic assumption.
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Conan has written episodes of the Simpsons and I believe he was involved in other stuff. The guy has talent when it comes to these things.
Somehow, I think my point still stands that his first two tweets were drivel - not talent.
But I'm apparently 'an idiot' so I guess I wouldn't get the humour anyway.
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Somehow, I think my point still stands that his first two tweets were drivel - not talent.
QFT.

He's just not very funny anymore and I was a huge fan for many years when he was on at 12:30.
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^^Exactly. I'm not saying he's not funny, and from what you read he's certainly capable of writing good stuff, but those tweets are just dumb. I like him better than Leno, but he's not quite like he was, no.
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You can't always churn out magic in 140 words or less. He's not rdowns, you know.
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He was editor of The Harvard Lampoon, if I recall. He also wrote for Not Necessarily the News and was the head writer for SNL during its artistic peak of the late 80s and early 90s. The man doesn't need a ghostwriter for Twitter; that's just an idiotic assumption.
He also has a ton of time.
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