Celebrities who are unexpectedly great at Twitter

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Ice-T
Jose Canseco
Cher
Liam Gallagher

frogbs, Thursday, 10 January 2019 18:37 (two months ago) Permalink

Cher is the only one imo that is unexpected

flappy bird, Thursday, 10 January 2019 18:41 (two months ago) Permalink

i've heard about Canseco over the years and never bothered to look but I just did and omg it's amazing

rip van wanko, Thursday, 10 January 2019 18:45 (two months ago) Permalink

I TROLLED JOSE CANSECO

(•̪●) (carne asada), Thursday, 10 January 2019 18:48 (two months ago) Permalink

Sometimes I believe I was a lycanthrope in a future life

— Jose Canseco (@JoseCanseco) July 24, 2018

omar little, Thursday, 10 January 2019 18:51 (two months ago) Permalink

Van Dyke Parks

Mr. Snrub, Thursday, 10 January 2019 19:10 (two months ago) Permalink

In a world with no Dennis Rodman there would be no piece in Korea .think about it #nobleprizefortheworm

— Jose Canseco (@JoseCanseco) April 27, 2018

jmm, Thursday, 10 January 2019 19:17 (two months ago) Permalink

The Croz

the word dog doesn't bark (anagram), Thursday, 10 January 2019 19:21 (two months ago) Permalink

Van Dyke Parks, not unexpected. This is going to be one of those threads with like 10 max solid examples.

flappy bird, Thursday, 10 January 2019 19:24 (two months ago) Permalink

Crosby? Come on. He was made for Twitter.

flappy bird, Thursday, 10 January 2019 19:25 (two months ago) Permalink

Woke Canseco vs Woke Axl Rose

louise ck (milo z), Thursday, 10 January 2019 19:27 (two months ago) Permalink

Crosby? Come on. He was made for Twitter.

It's not his personality that makes his greatness at Twitter so unexpected, it's his age. People in their late 70s are not generally known for their facility with social media.

the word dog doesn't bark (anagram), Thursday, 10 January 2019 19:48 (two months ago) Permalink

Robert Earnshaw

Terry Major-Ball Will Tell You (DJ Mencap), Thursday, 10 January 2019 19:54 (two months ago) Permalink

Since we sent robots to Mars before sending humans,isn’t it possible that the first extraterrestrials that we encounter on earth could not be the aliens themselves, but might be their technology instead?

— Robert Earnshaw (@RobertEarnshaw) September 4, 2018

this was pretty good.

calzino, Thursday, 10 January 2019 19:56 (two months ago) Permalink

that doesn't make him unexpectedly great at twitter. all he has to figure out is how to send a tweet. plenty of 70+ rockstars on twitter that know how to use it but are just boring. his candor on there isn't different than at any other point in his career. again, Cher is the only solid example itt.

flappy bird, Thursday, 10 January 2019 19:56 (two months ago) Permalink

yeah I think with Ice and LG the only unexpectedness is how much time they're prepared to fritter away on it. their content is relentlessly on brand

Terry Major-Ball Will Tell You (DJ Mencap), Thursday, 10 January 2019 20:00 (two months ago) Permalink

what about "robert earnshaw" tho xp

rip van wanko, Thursday, 10 January 2019 20:03 (two months ago) Permalink

his machine gun goal celebration was legendary.

calzino, Thursday, 10 January 2019 20:08 (two months ago) Permalink

Chrissy Teigen
Susan Powter

Josefa, Thursday, 10 January 2019 23:47 (two months ago) Permalink

Chrissy Teigen I thought about, but yes. Absolutely fits.

Al Roker is so hilariously petty and obsessed with his haters.

flappy bird, Friday, 11 January 2019 04:50 (two months ago) Permalink

i can’t think of any that are good, unexpectedly or not

flopson, Friday, 11 January 2019 05:01 (two months ago) Permalink

ice t seems good when you see the funniest shit getting RTd into your feed, but then you follow him and those are like 1/1000

flopson, Friday, 11 January 2019 05:02 (two months ago) Permalink

Ice is terrible at twitter, which is very occasionally amusing

he’s probably the best 61-year-old video game obsessive on twitter though

sans lep (sic), Friday, 11 January 2019 07:43 (two months ago) Permalink

James Blunt

the word dog doesn't bark (anagram), Friday, 11 January 2019 07:44 (two months ago) Permalink

Robyn Hitchcock

Mark G, Friday, 11 January 2019 08:02 (two months ago) Permalink

Luther Campbell is grammatically hopeless but can be funny in an original way. Too bad he tweets predominately about sports.

Josefa, Friday, 11 January 2019 12:50 (two months ago) Permalink

I judge Cher to be no more or less solid at twitter than icet

xyzzzz__, Friday, 11 January 2019 13:00 (two months ago) Permalink

I also just wanted to type that post and check straight after that I typed it

xyzzzz__, Friday, 11 January 2019 13:02 (two months ago) Permalink

Ruth Buzzi is quite good. Lots of old-school quips, but well-executed ones. We tend not to expect octogenarians to be witty but really there's no reason they can't be.

Josefa, Friday, 11 January 2019 13:09 (two months ago) Permalink

Neville Southall

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 11 January 2019 13:15 (two months ago) Permalink

Robert Earnshaw

He's no Neville Southall.

Never Turn Your Back On Virginia Woolf (Tom D.), Friday, 11 January 2019 13:17 (two months ago) Permalink

oops!

Never Turn Your Back On Virginia Woolf (Tom D.), Friday, 11 January 2019 13:17 (two months ago) Permalink

Is Craig Bellamy any good?

Never Turn Your Back On Virginia Woolf (Tom D.), Friday, 11 January 2019 13:18 (two months ago) Permalink

I heard he has some cracking bantz about beating up children!

seeing as celebz are bad and twitter is bad - there won't any real winners in this thread.

calzino, Friday, 11 January 2019 13:21 (two months ago) Permalink

Hey, he's just picking on someone his own size.

Never Turn Your Back On Virginia Woolf (Tom D.), Friday, 11 January 2019 13:24 (two months ago) Permalink

lol!

calzino, Friday, 11 January 2019 13:25 (two months ago) Permalink

John Tesh almost exclusively posts tips about health and saving money and such. Definitely worse uses of Twitter out there.

Chris L, Friday, 11 January 2019 14:55 (two months ago) Permalink

Chrissy Teigen is the only one that is consistently funny/witty for a non-comedic celebrity.

Yerac, Friday, 11 January 2019 14:59 (two months ago) Permalink

I subtract points for all the Huffpost pieces her tweets have birthed

We were never Breeting Borting (President Keyes), Friday, 11 January 2019 15:22 (two months ago) Permalink

I had know idea who she was until people I follow retweeted her. She is great.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Friday, 11 January 2019 15:24 (two months ago) Permalink

I just looked at Huffpo because I was wondering why I never, ever look at it. The layout is still terrible.

Yerac, Friday, 11 January 2019 15:36 (two months ago) Permalink

jason isbell is good at twitter

harvey wall/barrier (voodoo chili), Friday, 11 January 2019 16:07 (two months ago) Permalink

yep. pretty sure he's the most famous non-politics person I follow

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Friday, 11 January 2019 16:17 (two months ago) Permalink

I remember Val Kilmer being great but it’s mostky promotional stuff now.

JoeStork, Friday, 11 January 2019 17:10 (two months ago) Permalink

Once 50 Cent gave me a red muscle car because I loved my 69 GTO. Inside th trunk said #GUNIT and was FILLED w/amps and subwoofers. I wept.

— Val Kilmer (@valkilmer) January 29, 2017

JoeStork, Friday, 11 January 2019 17:13 (two months ago) Permalink

val kilmer used to use the hashtag #VALIBU a lot which was cool

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Friday, 11 January 2019 17:19 (two months ago) Permalink

Val Kilmer fits, I don't remember him being insane in the 90s/early 00s

Tony Hawk would fit but his TL is mostly run of the mill, this is awesome though:

TSA agent (checking my ID): "Hawk, like that skateboarder Tony Hawk!"
Me: exactly
Her: "Cool, I wonder what he's up to these days"
Me: this

— Tony Hawk (@tonyhawk) March 21, 2017

flappy bird, Friday, 11 January 2019 17:32 (two months ago) Permalink

(Not Twitter, but) Kate Beckinsale is good at Instagram

Kate Beckinsale’s Instagram is extremely underrated pic.twitter.com/wLIHBjTypD

— jon (@prasejeebus) December 28, 2018

jaymc, Friday, 11 January 2019 17:33 (two months ago) Permalink

that's a good one. Martin Scorsese has an instagram just for his dog.

flappy bird, Friday, 11 January 2019 17:35 (two months ago) Permalink

I have a vague connection to Liam and he's... not a great person. Don't encourage him!

Cher is the best tho, I <3 this dad joke

🚽Says "his administration is running like a fine tuned machine".
Yes....a Garbage Disposal

— Cher (@cher) February 17, 2017

Chuck_Tatum, Friday, 11 January 2019 17:43 (two months ago) Permalink

yoko ono

flopson, Friday, 11 January 2019 17:46 (two months ago) Permalink

not unexpected

flappy bird, Friday, 11 January 2019 17:48 (two months ago) Permalink

Okay wait, is 'Liam Gallagher is not a great person' news? He's Liam Gallagher!

Andrew Farrell, Friday, 11 January 2019 17:55 (two months ago) Permalink

He's sort of transitioned from "unlikeable twat" to "lovable rogue" lately, at least in some press coverage.

I once asked the person who knows him if he had any redeemable qualities, and he said "That Liam's not in the room with us right now, but that's it"

Chuck_Tatum, Friday, 11 January 2019 19:22 (two months ago) Permalink

you probably think Dennis Haskins is too old and lame to know how to wish his followers a Happy Thanksgiving

well guess what? if you thought that, you'd be WRONG

pic.twitter.com/zozjFuDJNI

— Dennis Haskins (@mrbelding) November 22, 2018

del griffith, Friday, 11 January 2019 19:46 (two months ago) Permalink

Celebrities who are insufferable on twitter:

Dan Rather

flappy bird, Friday, 11 January 2019 19:48 (two months ago) Permalink

He's every lefty's concerned gramps over on FB too.

Infidels, Like Dylan In The Eighties (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 11 January 2019 20:12 (two months ago) Permalink

TAN MOM

kurt schwitterz, Friday, 11 January 2019 20:18 (two months ago) Permalink

TRUE
tbf I expect any wack packer to be good at twitter. Eric's was the best

flappy bird, Friday, 11 January 2019 22:01 (two months ago) Permalink

Ryley Walker

Evan, Friday, 11 January 2019 22:04 (two months ago) Permalink

Oh wait, I'm not sure how to gauge whether it's "unexpected" unless they're really old or something

Evan, Friday, 11 January 2019 22:05 (two months ago) Permalink

Ryley Walker works, I didn't know he was a musician until like a week ago, thought he was just a poster. so yes, we got one

flappy bird, Friday, 11 January 2019 22:06 (two months ago) Permalink

Reminded me of people being confused about John D's twitter, I remember him reposting or retweeting a lot of stuff along the lines of "wait... mountain goats makes music?"

flappy bird, Friday, 11 January 2019 22:07 (two months ago) Permalink


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