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Title: Twitter
Post by: irunthev on July 16, 2009, 12:27:56 PM
What's the story with whole celebrity promotion of twitter. Why has this site become such a high profile communication tool, given that things like myspace and facebook already existed. Even organisations like BBC and CNN have started to promote it. Can anyone explain why should it have taken such a market share so quickly.
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: Orior on July 16, 2009, 12:32:38 PM
What's the story with whole celebrity promotion of twitter. Why has this site become such a high profile communication tool, given that things like myspace and facebook already existed. Even organisations like BBC and CNN have started to promote it. Can anyone explain why should it have taken such a market share so quickly.

I've no idea. I think its absolute shite.
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: irunthev on July 16, 2009, 01:03:13 PM
I personally think there is more to this twitter lark than any of us are aware of..... Bit of a conspiracy type theory I know, but why else would these huge news organisations and these global celebrities be encouraging people to use it. Understandable yes if you are just talking about the odd celebrity being paid to endorse it, but huge companies... what's in it for them?
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: ONeill on July 16, 2009, 01:05:39 PM
Murdoch said last week he was interested in it. Might be a link.
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: heineken_on_tap on July 16, 2009, 01:08:40 PM
I dont know all that much about it but one of the lads from work was let go a few weeks back. So he is gone of to the US on holidays to get over it, we all keep an eye on this twitter page and in fairness I can see the appeal of it. Sure everything the lad does he twitters on about it, sure its mad really  :D



Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: ziggysego on July 16, 2009, 01:10:24 PM
Murdoch said last week he was interested in it. Might be a link.

Na, the popularity of Twitter took off when Stephen Fry said he was a fan of it last year. More and more celebrities joined and with that, more people joined to follow them. Sites such as BBC and CNN then saw it as a great place to promote various parts of their website and television programming.

It will get to the point, not in the too far future I predict, that it will become too popular and 13/14 years old start using it. Until then, I find it useful to track web development articles and tips on Apple.
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: ONeill on July 16, 2009, 01:14:12 PM
Eh? I was suggesting there might be a link somewhere online to that story!

Urban legend has it that Fry banned you from viewing his. Is that true?
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: ziggysego on July 16, 2009, 01:16:03 PM
Eh? I was suggesting there might be a link somewhere online to that story!

Urban legend has it that Fry banned you from viewing his. Is that true?

a) Oops, sorry.

b) Yep. Apparently I'm the only person he banned. Don't know what I did on him.
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: Bensars on July 16, 2009, 01:23:01 PM
Twitter first came to mass public attention when a passenger onboard a (crashed/damaged/hostage situation  whatever it was) plane in the states  used his mobile phone to "twitter" on the conditions inside during the crisis. This helped authorities to keep up to date with the current events at the time. The story was then broadcast internationally.

Long before Stephen Fry boarded that particular band wagon
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: The squinted eye on July 16, 2009, 05:08:16 PM
Would the passenger have caused the aeroplane trouble in the first place by twittering to all and sundry that she was on a plane during the flight. I am going to keep away from twitter because you will get yahoos twittering about every nuance that happens to them in the day, I used to like facebook till you see some of my mates changing their profile every 20 minutes posting on my walls and basically filling up my page with shit. I meet some of them these days down in the pub and I can see them logging in on phone, I dont like them any more..........f**king eejits!
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: muppet on July 16, 2009, 07:49:55 PM
Would the passenger have caused the aeroplane trouble in the first place by twittering to all and sundry that she was on a plane during the flight. I am going to keep away from twitter because you will get yahoos twittering about every nuance that happens to them in the day, I used to like facebook till you see some of my mates changing their profile every 20 minutes posting on my walls and basically filling up my page with shit. I meet some of them these days down in the pub and I can see them logging in on phone, I dont like them any more..........f**king eejits!

Both of them?
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: ONeill on July 16, 2009, 08:27:41 PM
Would the passenger have caused the aeroplane trouble in the first place by twittering to all and sundry that she was on a plane during the flight. I am going to keep away from twitter because you will get yahoos twittering about every nuance that happens to them in the day, I used to like facebook till you see some of my mates changing their profile every 20 minutes posting on my walls and basically filling up my page with shit. I meet some of them these days down in the pub and I can see them logging in on phone, I dont like them any more..........f**king eejits!

There's a lot of misconception about Twitter out there. You only receive updates from people or institutions you want. For example, I keep an eye on Guardianmedia, BBCNI, Lance Armstrong, Gerry Adams, NINewspapers, SF and Arseblog.
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: Kerry Mike on July 16, 2009, 10:39:19 PM
I only signed up to it this week, was on yesterday evening and somehow landed on Mariah Carey's page, no idea how I got there probably from some other fecking celebrity page and I saw she had 999947 twits as friends and so I waited my chance and saw the clock going up and seizing my moment became her 1 millionth twit or whatever the feck you call it.

So I sent her a message explaining my millionth twitter predicament and how great it was for her to finally have a friend in the real non celebrity world, I said I knew feck all about her music career, but that she probably knew feck all about Kerry football either so we would have loads to twitter about. 

She never replied.

I sent her a second twitter explaining I had just downloaded a few of her free songs from limewire, jaysus they were looking for money on iTunes, and told her that she might have some potential as a singer but not to give up her day job as a page 3 model just yet. The Music business is a rough auld place to be. 

Surprisingly she did not reply either.

My 3rd twitter asked for a few free tickets if she ever makes a concert over these part as my prize or even an auld CD and I promised to introduce her to the O'Se brothers too.

She did not reply to me again.

Last time I am going to be Twittering that Carey one, who the f**k does she think she is not replying to me, so I told her to twit off and removed myself as her twit friend.
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: ONeill on July 16, 2009, 11:21:01 PM
Jaysus that was funny.
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: Kerry Mike on July 16, 2009, 11:50:14 PM
Feck it anyway, I should have played along and kept twittering to her as me best twit friend, looks like someone else got a prize for being her 1 millionith twit. 

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Congratulations @amymcnulty13 for being Mariah's MILLIONTH FOLLOWER! The lucky #1,000,000 will b getting a prize courtesy of MariahCarey.com

I was going to appeal her decision to the DRA but Amy McNulty13 & Mariah Carey are welcome to each other, fecking slappers the lot of them.
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: Puckoon on July 17, 2009, 01:06:16 AM
Kerry mike that was powerful shtuff.
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: scud on July 17, 2009, 11:21:48 AM

Twitter:To Quote Mark Corrigan (Peep Show) - 'Is this what my grandfather died for?'

I see it as another example of modern society's obsession with celebrity at the expense of any sort of social or political awareness. To see the beeb and broadsheet newspapers print celebrity 'tweets' makes my blood boil.

Oh look, Ashton Kutcher just took a pic of his womans arse. Lets see what insights Andy Murray has on the current war in Afghanistan, or perhaps even some insight into his pre-wimbeldon preparations..... oh, hes splicing up tennis player names with food. He make a joke!

The world is doomed  ;)
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: ziggysego on July 17, 2009, 01:10:33 PM
Funny stuff KerryMike  :D
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: balladmaker on July 17, 2009, 02:17:22 PM
So I see you can register your mobile, and each time the person you are following 'tweets', you get their message in text format to your phone.

Now for the likes of Mariah Carey, if each of her 1 million followers has registered a mobile, do each of them receive a text each time she tweets?  If so, who the feck pays for that?!
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: Lecale2 on July 17, 2009, 02:25:12 PM
I know feck all about this twiter thing but I enjoyed the Kerry meets Carey posts.
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: ziggysego on July 17, 2009, 02:29:18 PM
Maybe we should all follow Carey and why her why she is ignoring KerryMike!  :D
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: Mhic Easmuint on July 17, 2009, 02:30:07 PM
So I see you can register your mobile, and each time the person you are following 'tweets', you get their message in text format to your phone.

Now for the likes of Mariah Carey, if each of her 1 million followers has registered a mobile, do each of them receive a text each time she tweets?  If so, who the feck pays for that?!

Not sure never get phone updates.

But possibly: each message/twit/tweet can only be 140 characters and a text message can hold 160 characters so that would leave up to 20 characters for advertising.
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: irunthev on July 17, 2009, 03:14:21 PM

Twitter:To Quote Mark Corrigan (Peep Show) - 'Is this what my grandfather died for?'

I see it as another example of modern society's obsession with celebrity at the expense of any sort of social or political awareness. To see the beeb and broadsheet newspapers print celebrity 'tweets' makes my blood boil.

Oh look, Ashton Kutcher just took a pic of his womans arse. Lets see what insights Andy Murray has on the current war in Afghanistan, or perhaps even some insight into his pre-wimbeldon preparations..... oh, hes splicing up tennis player names with food. He make a joke!

The world is doomed  ;)

My sentiments exactly..... and I feel there is far more to this than meets the eye.

Maybe when Mariah Carey becomes Vice President to Sarah Palin and they make Kerry Mike Secretary of State for Communication, Kerry Mike will be able to let us know exactly what the whole tweeting business is about.
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: muppet on July 17, 2009, 06:07:13 PM
KerryMike is she one of the famous Patrickswell Careys or is she from beyond in Gowran?
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: passedit on June 28, 2011, 01:14:14 PM
Was reading on the metro there that hits on twitter had gone through the roof over the last two days. Who's in the doodoo this time?
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: Orior on June 30, 2011, 10:06:08 AM
I've been trying to follow Pope Benedict. But there are two candidates.

How do I know which is the right One?
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: ziggysego on July 27, 2011, 09:19:38 AM
I happened to tweet on Monday evening that new UTV weather girl is very nice ;)

Turns out she has been following me for a year on Twitter. Awkward...  :D
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: maggie on July 27, 2011, 09:27:53 AM
I find her accent wile annoying.
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: ziggysego on July 27, 2011, 09:33:12 AM
I find her accent wile annoying.

The weather last week had an annoying accent, not this week's.
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: Tony Baloney on July 27, 2011, 04:42:41 PM
I find her accent wile annoying.
Are you not talking about the doll on BBC?

Ziggy who is the blade on UTV?
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: laoislad on July 27, 2011, 04:50:06 PM
I find her accent wile annoying.

I find all Nordie accents annoying
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: ziggysego on July 27, 2011, 04:51:07 PM
I find her accent wile annoying.
Are you not talking about the doll on BBC?

Ziggy who is the blade on UTV?

Sarah McCaffrey. Filling in for Frank, whilst he is on holidays.
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: screenexile on July 27, 2011, 04:56:43 PM
www.u.tv/utvplayer/video/136838/112124

Yeah I would probably hit that!
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: laoislad on July 27, 2011, 05:11:09 PM
www.u.tv/utvplayer/video/136838/112124

Yeah I would probably hit that!

TG4 weather girls are far better.
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: Kerry Mike on July 27, 2011, 06:26:01 PM
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Was reading on the metro there that hits on twitter had gone through the roof over the last two days. Who's in the doodoo this time?

T'was me and Diarmuid The Rock O'Sullivan having words !!
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: Bingo on August 08, 2011, 03:41:08 PM
Joey Barton seems to looking to make something of a cult figure of himself on Twitter.

Taking on all the journo's today and giving them plenty of stick. David Pleat is also getting it.
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: AhJaysusRef on August 08, 2011, 05:05:20 PM
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I find all Nordie accents annoying

Describing someone from the North of Ireland as a Nordie is an immature and simplistic attempt at an insult/humour.
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: Bingo on August 08, 2011, 05:09:47 PM
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I find all Nordie accents annoying

Describing someone from the North of Ireland as a Nordie is an immature and simplistic attempt at an insult/humour.

You Nordie's are easily offended.  ;)
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: Tubberman on August 08, 2011, 05:12:53 PM
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I find all Nordie accents annoying

Describing someone from the North of Ireland as a Nordie is an immature and simplistic attempt at an insult/humour.

I thought it was the north of Ireland?
Jeez, ye make it awful complicated to know how to address the people and the country/state/province/colony/dominion
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: AQMP on August 08, 2011, 05:25:51 PM
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I find all Nordie accents annoying

Describing someone from the North of Ireland as a Nordie is an immature and simplistic attempt at an insult/humour.

You Nordie's are easily offended.  ;)

I really hate that...

an apostrophe where one is not required...
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: AhJaysusRef on August 08, 2011, 05:30:31 PM
When someone calls a person from the north a Nordie, they are implying the term 'them ones up there', with the suggestion that Southerners are superior beings and in fact a different breed entirely.

However very few people find the term Nordie offensive.

Most northerners actually find it humorous that 'Southerners' think it is a victory for them to call a person from the north a Nordie.

Let them have their little win, I say, for if that is what a person classes' a success then moments of a triumphant nature may are likely to be few and far between for this individual.
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: laoislad on August 08, 2011, 05:46:45 PM
When someone calls a person from the north a Nordie, they are implying the term 'them ones up there', with the suggestion that Southerners are superior beings and in fact a different breed entirely.

However very few people find the term Nordie offensive.

Most northerners actually find it humorous that 'Southerners' think it is a victory for them to call a person from the north a Nordie.

Let them have their little win, I say, for if that is what a person classes' a success then moments of a triumphant nature may are likely to be few and far between for this individual.

 :D
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: ross4life on August 08, 2011, 08:05:47 PM
When someone calls a person from the north a Nordie, they are implying the term 'them ones up there', with the suggestion that Southerners are superior beings and in fact a different breed entirely.

However very few people find the term Nordie offensive.

Most northerners actually find it humorous that 'Southerners' think it is a victory for them to call a person from the north a Nordie.

Let them have their little win, I say, for if that is what a person classes' a success then moments of a triumphant nature may are likely to be few and far between for this individual.

I don't get this "Southerners" business what about people from Inishowen what do you Northerners call them?
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: screenexile on August 08, 2011, 08:36:57 PM
When someone calls a person from the north a Nordie, they are implying the term 'them ones up there', with the suggestion that Southerners are superior beings and in fact a different breed entirely.

However very few people find the term Nordie offensive.

Most northerners actually find it humorous that 'Southerners' think it is a victory for them to call a person from the north a Nordie.

Let them have their little win, I say, for if that is what a person classes' a success then moments of a triumphant nature may are likely to be few and far between for this individual.

I don't get this "Southerners" business what about people from Inishowen what do you Northerners call them?

I don't bother with the "Southerners" thing I prefer to call ye all 'Free Staters'
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: Mike Sheehy on August 08, 2011, 10:32:30 PM
You are not a fan of certain Nordies yourself it appears !

While the landscape of County Tyrone is pleasant; the neanderthal people, their way of life and especially their accent are nothing short of vile.


(totally agree with you btw)
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: AhJaysusRef on August 09, 2011, 10:28:24 AM
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I don't get this "Southerners" business what about people from Inishowen what do you Northerners call them?

If I was speaking to someone from Inishowen, I would address him/her by their name.
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: screenexile on August 09, 2011, 10:31:56 AM
Did anyone see Joey Barton have a barney with a few journo's yesterday . . . it was great stuff!
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: Tony Baloney on August 09, 2011, 01:26:17 PM
Did anyone see Joey Barton have a barney with a few journo's yesterday . . . it was great stuff!
Aye followed that. Shows Barton has a short fuse as his mask flipped very quickly. Philosopher to sc**bag within a few tweets. All kissed and made up now.
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: Link on August 09, 2011, 02:47:03 PM
When someone calls a person from the north a Nordie, they are implying the term 'them ones up there', with the suggestion that Southerners are superior beings and in fact a different breed entirely.

However very few people find the term Nordie offensive.

Most northerners actually find it humorous that 'Southerners' think it is a victory for them to call a person from the north a Nordie.

Let them have their little win, I say, for if that is what a person classes' a success then moments of a triumphant nature may are likely to be few and far between for this individual.

I don't get this "Southerners" business what about people from Inishowen what do you Northerners call them?

I don't bother with the "Southerners" thing I prefer to call ye all 'Free Staters'

Mexicans   :o
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: Croí na hÉireann on August 09, 2011, 03:21:22 PM
Following Tommy Tiernan now, always good for a daily laugh.
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: ziggysego on August 09, 2011, 03:46:39 PM
BNP's Nick Griffin is busy on Twitter today.
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: laoislad on August 09, 2011, 04:28:30 PM
Following Tommy Tiernan now, always good for a daily laugh.

Right up there as one of the biggest cnuts around IMO.
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: Bingo on October 11, 2011, 03:14:11 PM
Colm Parkinson or Woolberto as he calls himself caused a bit of stir on twiiter yesterday, he congratulated Athy on winning the Kildare championship but added he thought all they did there was take E's.

Alot of stuff thrown back at in, including a few right touches about his own past and personal habits  ;D

He has responded today with a note that names have been taken and if you say something about someone thats not true you can get yourself in trouble.

Great stuff  ;D
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: laoislad on October 11, 2011, 03:38:39 PM
Colm Parkinson or Woolberto as he calls himself caused a bit of stir on twiiter yesterday, he congratulated Athy on winning the Kildare championship but added he thought all they did there was take E's.

Alot of stuff thrown back at in, including a few right touches about his own past and personal habits  ;D

He has responded today with a note that names have been taken and if you say something about someone thats not true you can get yourself in trouble.

Great stuff  ;D

He really is a tool.
If he had put as much effort into playing for Laois as he does trying to piss people off he could have been a great player and not the huge waste of talent that he turned out to be.
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: Bingo on October 11, 2011, 03:48:08 PM
He really is a tool.
If he had put as much effort into playing for Laois as he does trying to piss people off he could have been a great player and not the huge waste of talent that he turned out to be.

Absolutely, he really tries hard to be controversal and run people down. Hardly do his media career any good.
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: BennyCake on November 09, 2011, 05:32:06 PM
I'm thinking of joining Twitter but I have absolutely no idea about it.

I'm not on any social network, so on Twitter I would just want to follow people rather than post. I would also like to remain as private as possible, with little or nobody knowing i'm on it (don't want to get roped into this social networking malarky). Has anyone got any tips?
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: Don Johnson on November 09, 2011, 05:36:48 PM
Register with an email not containing your real name -> Don't put a profile pic or your real name up, use BennyCake or something less clear -> Also set your tweets to private (nobody can see your page unless you approve).

Bob's your uncle.
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: Hardy on November 09, 2011, 06:11:01 PM
Hardly do his media career any good.

His media career?
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: Bingo on November 09, 2011, 06:20:25 PM
Hardly do his media career any good.

His media career?

Does he not do stuff for talknews or one of those stations?

Can't say I've listened but seen references to him appearing or reporting for them, if he came on and I was listening I doubt i'd know him mind.
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: Hardy on November 09, 2011, 06:24:48 PM
I dunno - haven't heard him, that I can remember. I was just surprised that a lad whose brain cells don't seem to be in danger of wearing out from rubbing together would be sought after by the media.

No - wait ...
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: BennyCake on November 09, 2011, 06:34:05 PM
Register with an email not containing your real name -> Don't put a profile pic or your real name up, use BennyCake or something less clear -> Also set your tweets to private (nobody can see your page unless you approve).

Bob's your uncle.

Cheers Don. I didn't know you could make your Twitter private.

I didn't know you knew my Uncle Bob  ;)
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: Hardy on November 09, 2011, 06:48:29 PM
If you could make your private twitter, I'd really be impressed.
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: muppet on November 12, 2011, 04:34:40 PM
Here is a Liverpool supporter who likes to tweet famous people. (not for the easily offended)

http://twitter.com/#!/Jackb199 (http://twitter.com/#!/Jackb199)
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: ziggysego on November 12, 2011, 04:55:49 PM
Here is a Liverpool supporter who likes to tweet famous people. (not for the easily offended)

http://twitter.com/#!/Jackb199 (http://twitter.com/#!/Jackb199)

Kinda pathetic after the verbal abuse, he asks them to retweet it :/
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: muppet on November 12, 2011, 05:33:02 PM
Here is a Liverpool supporter who likes to tweet famous people. (not for the easily offended)

http://twitter.com/#!/Jackb199 (http://twitter.com/#!/Jackb199)

Kinda pathetic after the verbal abuse, he asks them to retweet it :/

Only Phil Neville from what I saw retweeted.

This was the gist of his message to @UsainBolt Linford Christie would smoke you around the 100m metres you twat. RT

He obviously didn't know the 100m was run in a straight line.


Edit: He seems to be banned now.

Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: Tony Baloney on November 12, 2011, 05:46:55 PM
They post some shite in the Irish News twitter page on a Saturday...
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: 5 Sams on November 12, 2011, 09:33:44 PM
They post some shite in the Irish News twitter page on a Saturday...


...and most other days...
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: LeoMc on November 12, 2011, 10:07:51 PM
They post some shite in the Irish News twitter page on a Saturday...
A dig at Tony or is that directed at another poster on here?
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: Tony Baloney on November 12, 2011, 10:20:05 PM
They post some shite in the Irish News twitter page on a Saturday...
A dig at Tony or is that directed at another poster on here?
*taps side of nose*
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: Don Johnson on November 16, 2011, 11:09:53 AM
Big Sam is the funniest thing on Twitter, possibly even the whole Intenet. Some of his highlights:

About the Leicester match:

Just saw a dead fox by the side of the road. Can't help but feel it was a rather foreboding sign of things to come for Leicester tomorrow.

I stopped in a lay-by, lifted the corpse of the beast high above my head and screamed with an almost paranormal intensity.

"I am Big Sam," I roared. "And this is what awaits you, you sly c**ts."

I tried to tear the beast apart with my own hands but rigor mortis had set in. It was as stiff as a c**k nestled inside an attractive fanny.

So I just threw it at the windscreen of a passing Fiat Cinquecento. Any c**t that drives that abomination deserves roadkill launched at him.

About the Brighton match:

In the dressing room. John Carew has just put his long, slender hand in the air. "Is it true that this Brighton place is full of the gays?"

"It is true, son" replied a scheming Big Sam. "And if you don't score tonight, son, they're all gonna bum you into retirement."

Hat-trick guaranteed.

2 hours later...

Job done. Big Sam has once again straddled the magnificent steed of tactical bravery and rode it majestically into the sunset of victory.

Random one:

Doing the Haka in front of the wife. She's f**king terrified. My c**k looks so silly flopping about all over the place.

Training pitch:

Ran onto the training field this morning where the lads were gathered and launched straight into 'Wonderful World' by Sam Cooke.

Eventually a confused-looking Carlton Cole said: "What you doing, boss?" So I took my belt off and beat him around the head & neck with it.

I carried on with my rendition of a genuine soul classic before Robert Green put up his hand and whispered: "Is this real? I'm scared."

I took his sweet, simple head in my hands and kneed him repeatedly in the face until he became limp and lifeless. Then I carried on singing.

Before too long, the entire squad was crying and shaking - but singing along to 'Wonderful World' with their master, in perfect harmony.

There's not a f**king chance these c**ts will lose this weekend. I'm moulding f**king machines here. Big Sam innovates like a motherfucker.

But then I remembered we don't play until Monday night, so I just sent the entire squad home to recuperate. They were in absolute bits.

As I watched them crawl off the pitch, though, I knew I'd instilled a fire in them that has long been burning inside me. A hunger. A desire.

Big Sam grabs the very essence of 'mind games' by the hips, and fucks it deep in its quivering arse.

About Karen Brady:

Had a meeting with Karren Brady today. She kept shuffling around in her seat. Eventually she said: "Ever had a big thumb up your arse?"

"Does my sexuality make you uncomfortable, Big Sam?" she purred, before plunging a big dildo into a sachet of 'Dip Dab' and sucking it off.

Big Sam is a confident and aggressive sexual combatant, but I won't lie - this woman f**king terrifies me.

I've passed her office three times now and seen her sucking her own tits. I've never known such a voracious appetite for self-gratification.

Papa Bouba Diop:

If there's anyone who can manufacture more beautiful sounds from a lute than Papa Bouba Diop, I'd like to meet them. Just sensational.

He played 'Green Sleeves' for me the other day, his foot perched upon an old stone like some ancient storyteller. A truly incredible moment.

I began to cry. I blamed it on the Libyan crisis but big Papa knew. He knew it was his sweet, sweet melodies pulling at Big Sam's emotions.

He brushed my cheeky gently and whispered something in French. I don't even want to Babel Fish the meaning. I want the mystery to remain.

Once he finished playing the lute, he ran onto the pitch, shouted "mark up!" and smashed Mark Noble round the head with it. Outstanding.

Home and Away:

I'm trying to keep my cool here, but I'm watching 'Home and Away' and the amount of trouble those River Boys cause makes me f**king sick.

Big Sam was in a gang back in his youth - The Dudley Death Deliverers - and, yeah, we were pretty roguish. But we had a code. We had honour.

Apart from that time we kidnapped that baker. He had it coming though. Him and his shit buns.

I feel sick to my corrugated stomach watching 'Home and Away' recently. This gang warfare is going to tear Summer Bay apart. Mark my words.

Sami X Factor:

Big Sami is on X Factor now, she's a big unit. She could do a job for me on corners.

Home and Away Part 2:

Another day, another furious bout of scurrying across the Internet, checking the ages of girls from 'Home and Away'.

She's 20. Get. The. f**k. In. Operation: Bigsamthinkseroticthoughtsaboutacheekylittleantipodeanprincess can commence.

Bristol City:

"Bristol Cities - Big Fat Titties". I wrote that little poem at half-time tonight. Short, hilarious, provocative and sublime.

Unfortunately, it proved to be the single glittering highlight of an otherwise spunk-drenched, w**k-rag of a game.

Was there any late goals? I stopped paying attention by the 75th minute. I was too busy seeing if I could eek out a secret flaccid w**k.

By the way, I thoroughly recommend flaccid w**ks. I patented the idea in January 1997 and I've never looked back. They are extraordinary.

Granted, it takes Big Sam-levels of mind control to achieve orgasm during a flaccid w**k, but what is a man if he dare not dream? f**k all.

Just imagine squeezing a big wallop of toothpaste out of its tube really slowly. But with the sure-footed assurance of a mountain lion.

Now imagine the tube is attached to your balls and as the last dollop of paste plops onto the floor, your body is quivering with ecstasy.

That, my friends, is the unending, endorphin-spanking magnificence of the Big Sam Flaccid w**k.

Mortal Kombat:

One of the 'Mortal Kombat' films is on TV. I'm the f**king master of that game. Once beat Emma Forbes 27 times in a row. She had no answer.

She got all stroppy about her humiliation, so Big Sam switched off the SNES, laid her down by the fire and made love to her until she cried.

I should point out - her tears were a result of the tenderness and sheer magnificence of my intercourse. Not terror. Full consent was given.

Before she reached climax, I hilariously roared "finished her!" Then once I'd done the same, I stood up and declared: "Big Sam.. wins!"

In all honestly, though, I don't think she got the references. Which kind of made my record 27 victories feel a little bit hollow.

f**king hell, there's a woman in this film with four arms and a cracking pair of tits. That's just magic in anyone's language.

How she has time to get into fights is beyond me. If I had four arms & great tits, I'd be at home in front of a mirror. Destroying myself.

About the wife:

A few bottles of Brooklyn Brewery Summer Ale, 11 Wagon Wheels, my Medisana Comfort Footspa and Warren G's 'Regulate...G Funk Era'. Bliss.

The wife has just interrupted my chillaxing by coming into the room uninvited, pointing at her minge and saying "fill her up, guvnor".

If she thinks I'm getting out of this bean bag to go anywhere near that f**king thing, she's even thicker than she looks.

Millwall Preparation:

Big Sam is ready. Ready for Millwall. Ready to take the Lion by the minge and finger it into submission. By Christ, Big Sam is ready.

How am I motivating 'em? By standing in the centre of the room - topless - punching a slab of beef that's hung from the ceiling. That's how.

Fergie's 25th anniversary dinner:

What a night celebrating Sir Alex's 25 years as king of football. And talk about pussy. I'm still wiping the fanny batter off my cufflinks.

Dancing with Sir Alex, Mike Phelan and Terry Christian to 'Intergalactic' by the Beastie Boys is a memory I'll take to my grave. Joyous.

At the end of the night, Sir Alex & I dressed up as the Snowman & the boy as we glided through the air to the sound of 'Walking In The Air'.

It was all done by strings and harnesses, of course, but the effect was undoubtedly magical. I had a smile as wide as a queer's cravat.

Sir Alex is my mentor. My guide. My lighthouse. But on this occasion he let me take the lead as the Snowman. That's the calibre of the guy.

As we landed on the ground we embraced. Sir Alex looked into my eyes and said softly: "The sun will never melt you away from my life."

Usually I'm nervous when the word "melt" is uttered in front of Simon Weston, but Westy was busy spit-roasting some slag with Roger Daltrey.

Fave moment? When Sir Alex & I stole five minutes away from the rest, locked ourselves in a cupboard and felt like the only people on earth.

It was like that bit when Teen Wolf and Boof were in that wardrobe at that kick-ass party and get all intimate and close and shit.

Although, Teen Wolf got a bit pushy in the wardrobe and was a bit too rough with Boof. I can't stress enough that Sir Alex is a gentlemen.

Perhaps the gentlest gentleman who ever lived. Christ, I know he hates when I get all gooey, but what's Big Sam meant to say? He's my rock.

The Wife again:

The wife just says to me: "Hey Sammy, guess what song I've got in my head?"

Quick as a wheelchair down a ramp, I reply: "Is it 'When's My Dinner Ready?' by The Getbackinthefuckingkitchens?"

Big Sam 1-0 International Women's Day.

Neighbour:

"Here, Big Sam," my neighbour shouted with a muffled giggle over the garden fence. "You fancy the Egypt job now it's available?"

"No," I replied with a steely glare. "I f**king hate Africans. Don't you?"

Straight away I'd turned the tables & put him on the back foot. He shuffled and mumbled "I guess so... I mean, I guess I don't trust them.."

"I'm only messing," I interjected. "They're a marvellous people. Full of joy & courage. Surprised at you though, Ray. Bit of a racist?"

He tried to be smart & I exposed him for the disgrace he is. I left in triumph, leaving him caught up in a wreckage of shame & humiliation.

Random ones:

I'd like to see Fabio, Valencia & Nani line up in a defensive wall. It'd be like looking at the different stages of Michael Jackson's life.

Just hearing about Tevez. Can you imagine if he'd tried that shit on Big Sam? He'd be getting sexually abused in the showers right now.

I love swaggering nakedly towards the wife, singing that 'Here Come The Girls' tune, but changing the lyrics to 'Here Come My Balls'.

Robin Hood took from the rich and gave to the poor of Nottingham. Big Sam just looted the entire f**king town. Shagged it to f**king bits.

Look at Johnny in the 'X Factor' now. Rocking out like a right rascal. He's such a great role model. AIDS doesn't mean the end, people.

Noel Edmonds once offered me a Volvo 440 in exchange for a suck on the wife's tits. The man is scum. The car only lasted me a f**king week.

Callum McNaughton:

Disgusted with the lads. Pushed them into the showers & made them watch Wally Downes w**k himself off with a milk bottle. That'll learn 'em.

"Maybe it's me," I muttered to myself. "Maybe Big Sam just isn't good enough."

Then I saw Callum McNaughton taking a piss and thought, "Nah, it's that c**t's fault".

I launched at McNaughton like a mardy mountain cat, scratching at the back of his big ginger head and enveloping him in terror.

I wanted to hurt him. I grabbed his c**k and yanked it with all my might. "Get off my dick, boss!" he squealed. "f**k off!," I roared back.

"This is totally inappropriate!" he whimpered. tears forming in his panicked, bewildered eyes. "I have rights!"

"You have the right to pain!" retorted a magnificent Big Sam, as I dropped his dreadful c**k & ripped off a clutch of pathetic ginger pubes.

I left him weeping in the urinal, crushed and battered. He's just a boy but he needs to learn that Big Sam is whirling windmill of terror.

I won't hold grudges, though. I'll bring him in some of my lemon torte tomorrow, cuddle him and make him feel ten foot tall. Psychology.

After training:

Look, I'm not a pervert or a poofter or whatever, but I really do love watching the lads take a shower after a hard training session.

Watching the soapy suds trickle down those heavenly bodies like rivers on a map is just so relaxing.

It's like watching a lava lamp.

I try not to look at the genitalia - of course I do - but Big Sam is a curious being. I bloody love nature too

One thing I have learned, however, is you don't look at Papa Bouba Diop's penis. It looks at you.

Setting the managerial pace:

In times of duress, few things relax me as well as a buzz about on this electric wheelchair and the second Meat Puppets album on vinyl.

Singing 'Oh, Me' in a Stephen Hawking-style voice is one of life's simple pleasures. Doesn't erase the pain of defeat but it's still fun.

Might give the wife a good loafing while sat in my wheelchair. She has to wait a few seconds between each penetration, but it's so worth it.

Oh, who am I kidding, I'm f**king angry. Pretending to be a sophisticated cripple & tearing into the wife's cavernous muff won't cure that.

I'm going to poison a member of my useless squad tomorrow. Haven't decided who, but I'm totally serious. I'm gonna poison one of the plum.

Mancini meekly says Tevez won't play again after refusing to come on as a sub. Big Sam murders one of his lads after a last-minute defeat.

Big Sam, yet again, setting the managerial pace.

Hull City:

Leaving Hull with three points. The three points is a bonus - the fact I'm leaving this f**king place all that matters. Good lord.

It's impossible for words to describe what is necessary to those who do not know what horror means. Horror... horror has a face.

And that face is Hull city centre.

I hear the whores are good up here, though. I won't hear a bad word against any town with a nice, fluid supply of top-notch whores.
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: Minder on November 16, 2011, 11:15:43 AM
I aurally think the Big Sam is hit and miss.
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: imtommygunn on November 18, 2011, 10:46:56 PM
http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/the-rundown/article/9008/ (http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/the-rundown/article/9008/)
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: muppet on November 22, 2011, 02:14:48 PM
RealTimeWWII: Livetweeting the Second World War, as it happens on this date and time in 1939, and for 6 years to come.

Well worth following.



N.B Stew and Tyrone's Own should wait a couple of years before following.
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: Olly on November 22, 2011, 03:02:33 PM
It really pisses me off how up their own arses Celebrities are.

I joined twitter about 3 weeks ago and twittered about 100 celebs. I focussed mainly on John Cleese and sent him about 500 tweets in 2 weeks. Never ONCE did he reply. Yesterday I told him 'Hi John, just up. Had a shower and now eating Cheerios in my boxers. What you doing?'. Now, that doesn't ask for much like. I didn't ask him something personal or for money etc. He NEVER replied. Stuck up bastard.

Demi Moore is another. I asked her about Ghost and if she thinks Patrick Swayze is watching her right now or even in the bed at night etc. No reply. Only once did someone reply. I asked Cheryl Cole if she thought Kant's ideas on utilitarianism were outdated and in fact insulting to modern society. She replied 'no'. Fair play to her.
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: mc_grens on November 22, 2011, 03:42:49 PM
It really pisses me off how up their own arses Celebrities are.

I joined twitter about 3 weeks ago and twittered about 100 celebs. I focussed mainly on John Cleese and sent him about 500 tweets in 2 weeks. Never ONCE did he reply. Yesterday I told him 'Hi John, just up. Had a shower and now eating Cheerios in my boxers. What you doing?'. Now, that doesn't ask for much like. I didn't ask him something personal or for money etc. He NEVER replied. Stuck up b**tard.

Demi Moore is another. I asked her about Ghost and if she thinks Patrick Swayze is watching her right now or even in the bed at night etc. No reply. Only once did someone reply. I asked Cheryl Cole if she thought Kant's ideas on utilitarianism were outdated and in fact insulting to modern society. She replied 'no'. Fair play to her.

Tremendous, just tremendous.
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: Tony Baloney on November 22, 2011, 03:45:50 PM
RealTimeWWII: Livetweeting the Second World War, as it happens on this date and time in 1939, and for 6 years to come.

Well worth following.



N.B Stew and Tyrone's Own should wait a couple of years before following.
Indeed it is. I have widgeted it to the wife's school history blog. Even the schoolchilder seem to be interested in it.
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: Don Johnson on November 23, 2011, 11:28:27 AM
Follow the Amazon Twitter this week for updates on their 'Black Friday' sale which is going all week.

I tweeted the Ulster Council last Friday asking what the McKenna Cup draw was, they still haven't got back to me! I didn't realise it was such a secret.
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: Croí na hÉireann on November 23, 2011, 02:37:11 PM
@TheBotLebowski
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: muppet on November 23, 2011, 07:53:48 PM
made-up stats isn't bad.

Latest: Every year, 36 deaths are caused by using Excel whilst drunk.
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: brokencrossbar1 on November 23, 2011, 08:02:25 PM
I think I will set up @hardyisahumpycunt. What do people think?
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: Puckoon on November 23, 2011, 08:03:53 PM
Some people might be afraid to add it to their favourites.
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: Hardy on November 23, 2011, 08:07:31 PM
I think I will set up @hardyisahumpycunt. What do people think?

I'd say they probably think I am. But you can tell them how wrong they are.

No?
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: brokencrossbar1 on November 23, 2011, 08:31:12 PM
I think I will set up @hardyisahumpycunt. What do people think?

I'd say they probably think I am. But you can tell them how wrong they are.

No?

 @hardyisahumpycunt just had breakfast, eggs over easy and tea with no sugar #whythefcukwouldyouputsugarintea
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: ONeill on November 23, 2011, 08:43:26 PM
I think I will set up @hardyisahumpycunt. What do people think?

I'd say they probably think I am. But you can tell them how wrong they are.

No?

Stop asking us banal questions.
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: Hardy on November 23, 2011, 11:39:52 PM
Banal is a great word, wasted on what it's used for.
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: Orangemac on November 23, 2011, 11:41:32 PM
It really pisses me off how up their own arses Celebrities are.

I joined twitter about 3 weeks ago and twittered about 100 celebs. I focussed mainly on John Cleese and sent him about 500 tweets in 2 weeks. Never ONCE did he reply. Yesterday I told him 'Hi John, just up. Had a shower and now eating Cheerios in my boxers. What you doing?'. Now, that doesn't ask for much like. I didn't ask him something personal or for money etc. He NEVER replied. Stuck up b**tard.

Demi Moore is another. I asked her about Ghost and if she thinks Patrick Swayze is watching her right now or even in the bed at night etc. No reply. Only once did someone reply. I asked Cheryl Cole if she thought Kant's ideas on utilitarianism were outdated and in fact insulting to modern society. She replied 'no'. Fair play to her.
Brilliant as usual Olly.
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: Hardy on November 24, 2011, 08:49:06 AM
Indeed. Excellent.

Olly's humour reminds me of what the likes of Curb our Enthusiasm and Ricky Gervais are trying to do. The difference is, those people (who get paid for it) simply play out the same scenario over and over in different situations and forget the main point of humour - it's supposed to make you laugh. Or at least smile.

Olly never repeats himself. And the crucial difference - he's funny.
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: Tony Baloney on November 24, 2011, 09:25:08 AM
Indeed. Excellent.

Olly's humour reminds me of what the likes of Curb our Enthusiasm and Ricky Gervais are trying to do. The difference is, those people (who get paid for it) simply play out the same scenario over and over in different situations and forget the main point of humour - it's supposed to make you laugh. Or at least smile.

Olly never repeats himself. And the crucial difference - he's funny.
O'Neill is naturally a funny guy.
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: Dinny Breen on November 24, 2011, 10:55:28 AM
RealTimeWWII: Livetweeting the Second World War, as it happens on this date and time in 1939, and for 6 years to come.

Well worth following.



N.B Stew and Tyrone's Own should wait a couple of years before following.
Indeed it is. I have widgeted it to the wife's school history blog. Even the schoolchilder seem to be interested in it.

It's excellent thanks for the tip off

From today, what an absolute **** that Captain Kennedy was, who the f**k did he think he was to play God with his crew's lives?

RealTimeWWII WW2 Tweets from 1939
HMS Rawalpindi, converted British passenger ship with 10 small guns, has spotted an enemy ship near Faroe Islands pic.twitter.com/zwmnAjEj
14 hours ago


RealTimeWWII WW2 Tweets from 1939
British misled by thick fog. They've spotted- and been spotted by- German battleships Scharnhorst (photo) & Gneisenau pic.twitter.com/QGNDd080
14 hours ago
WW2 Tweets from 1939

RealTimeWWII WW2 Tweets from 1939
Rawalpindi ordered to surrender. Its Captain, Kennedy, refuses: "We’ll fight them both, they’ll sink us, and that will be that. Good-bye"
14 hours ago
WW2 Tweets from 1939

RealTimeWWII WW2 Tweets from 1939
HMS Rawalpindi has sunk, torn apart by battlecruisers' guns. 238 crew, including Captain Kennedy, are dead. 37 have been rescued by Germans
13 hours ago
WW2 Tweets from 1939

Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: hardstation on November 24, 2011, 10:58:14 AM
From today, what an absolute **** that Captain Kennedy was, who the f**k did he think he was to play God with his crew's lives?
Shite band too.
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: BennyCake on January 01, 2012, 01:40:16 PM
Is there any legal or moral complications on twitter, if you want to report any news eg. From your local GAA club/uni/local businesses/local area etc?

Someone mentioned this to me as a way of promoting local business/local events/news etc from their local area, through Twitter. I said it seemed a good idea but wasn't sure if there would be any issues with doing so.

Any thoughts?
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: ziggysego on January 01, 2012, 02:07:50 PM
All perfectly legal my good friend
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: muppet on March 19, 2012, 02:27:08 PM
http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2012/mar/19/fabrice-muamba-twitter-troll-prison?CMP=twt_gu (http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2012/mar/19/fabrice-muamba-twitter-troll-prison?CMP=twt_gu)
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: Puckoon on March 19, 2012, 03:14:23 PM
Quote
I'm not racist and some of my friends are from different cultural backgrounds

You couldn't make this up - is this the standard defence these days?
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: nifan on March 19, 2012, 04:08:07 PM
Quote
I'm not racist and some of my friends are from different cultural backgrounds

You couldn't make this up - is this the standard defence these days?

Hasnt it always been?
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: muppet on March 19, 2012, 04:09:54 PM
Quote
I'm not racist and some of my friends are from different cultural backgrounds

You couldn't make this up - is this the standard defence these days?

I am not a murderer, some of my friends are still alive.

I am not a con-man politician, I only swindle voters from other constituencies.
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: take_yer_points on March 20, 2012, 12:30:21 PM
Richard Bacon had a programme on BBC3 last night called The Antisocial Network - about how "trolls" leave messages on social networks for people - bullying people, leaving nasty messages on sites that have been setup to remember the recently desceased, etc...

It's very hard to understand what motivates people - found it quite an interesting programme. Bacon himself (and his wife) have been trolled by someone and the programme tracks his quest to find out who his troll is.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01dwg1n/The_AntiSocial_Network/
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: Square Ball on March 20, 2012, 12:35:33 PM
Richard Bacon had a programme on BBC3 last night called The Antisocial Network - about how "trolls" leave messages on social networks for people - bullying people, leaving nasty messages on sites that have been setup to remember the recently desceased, etc...

It's very hard to understand what motivates people - found it quite an interesting programme. Bacon himself (and his wife) have been trolled by someone and the programme tracks his quest to find out who his troll is.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01dwg1n/The_AntiSocial_Network/
I seen the preview of it when they spoke to the brother of a young lad who had committed suicide, and what they done to photos of him, shocking. only 2 convictions so far I think for trolling?
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: take_yer_points on March 20, 2012, 12:38:54 PM
Richard Bacon had a programme on BBC3 last night called The Antisocial Network - about how "trolls" leave messages on social networks for people - bullying people, leaving nasty messages on sites that have been setup to remember the recently desceased, etc...

It's very hard to understand what motivates people - found it quite an interesting programme. Bacon himself (and his wife) have been trolled by someone and the programme tracks his quest to find out who his troll is.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01dwg1n/The_AntiSocial_Network/
I seen the preview of it when they spoke to the brother of a young lad who had committed suicide, and what they done to photos of him, shocking. only 2 convictions so far I think for trolling?

Yes, they said just 2 convictions using a communications act from 2003 (I think).

They confronted one of the people who was convicted when they caught up with him on the street and another one agreed to do an interview and then lied through his teeth in the interview - as you might suspect neither of them seemed like the type who would say to your face what they were prepared to write online.
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: ziggysego on March 20, 2012, 12:54:25 PM
Richard Bacon had a programme on BBC3 last night called The Antisocial Network - about how "trolls" leave messages on social networks for people - bullying people, leaving nasty messages on sites that have been setup to remember the recently desceased, etc...

It's very hard to understand what motivates people - found it quite an interesting programme. Bacon himself (and his wife) have been trolled by someone and the programme tracks his quest to find out who his troll is.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01dwg1n/The_AntiSocial_Network/

I remember around the time of Michaela Harte's death, Tyrone GAA setup a Facebook Page in her honour. It was being trolled non-stop for a few days. I was continuously emailing them about it and they kept removing the comments. Eventually they closed the Page down and created one on the actual TyroneGAA.ie website.

It was disgusting to read.
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: wherefromreferee? on April 22, 2012, 09:10:17 PM
Has Minder upset Kevin McGourty?

Kevin's last update would suggest so!
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: Minder on April 22, 2012, 09:55:27 PM
Has Minder upset Kevin McGourty?

Kevin's last update would suggest so!

He seems to be on the beer, he is making me blush.

Because I said his li'l bro should have been sent off against us today :-X
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: Ulick on May 08, 2012, 07:00:19 PM
Stewart Weir ‏ @sweirz
#Panic at #Rangers as 'Yanks Go Home' banner sees Edu, Bedoya and Bocanegra board flights for the USA. So does Kyle Lafferty who misread it
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: Fionntamhnach on May 10, 2012, 07:31:46 PM
See Philip Jordan posted a newspaper clipping sent anonymously by someone still sore in the arse after 2003.
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: ziggysego on May 10, 2012, 07:35:21 PM
See Philip Jordan posted a newspaper clipping sent anonymously by someone still sore in the arse after 2003.

He's getting a lot of support from all the auld enemies - Derry and Armagh.
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: ExiledGael on January 17, 2014, 03:53:21 PM
#askTUV Worth a search on Twitter. Jim Allister decided to allow the Impartial Reporter to stage an interview via twitter users using that hashtag. It has descended, predictably, into farce and is now one of the top trending topics in the UK
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: deiseach on January 17, 2014, 04:14:35 PM
#askTUV Worth a search on Twitter. Jim Allister decided to allow the Impartial Reporter to stage an interview via twitter users using that hashtag. It has descended, predictably, into farce and is now one of the top trending topics in the UK

Quote
PrinceBuster69 ‏@PrinceBuster69 (https://twitter.com/PrinceBuster69/status/424163970799263744)
#AskTUV What do you miss most about the 60s; mini-skirts or gerrymandering?

;D
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: armaghniac on January 17, 2014, 04:15:35 PM
Some classic ones there e.g.
#AskTUV do you get any many votes from dyslexic UTV voters?
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: 93-DY-SAM on January 17, 2014, 04:46:46 PM
https://twitter.com/search?q=%23AskTUV&f=realtime
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: Minder on January 17, 2014, 05:18:54 PM
I would say this was pretty deliberate by the Impartial Reporter as a bit of free advertising, they would have known full well how it was going to turn out
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: ExiledGael on January 17, 2014, 05:51:51 PM
I would say this was pretty deliberate by the Impartial Reporter as a bit of free advertising, they would have known full well how it was going to turn out

They have been doing this type of thing for a year or two now, as shown on BBC documentary on Impartial Reporter behind scenes during G8 - where it was dull as dishwater with no real response online. You may be giving them a little too much credit, though they are thanking their followers and readers for making it an online hit.

http://www.u.tv/News/Twitter-users-hijack-TUV-QA-session/c8b06895-5f79-4381-a228-c880bc3e3e9e
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: laoislad on February 14, 2014, 10:37:11 PM
One of our own forum members getting a mention on Joe.ie tonight.

http://www.joe.ie/gaa/picture-did-you-spot-the-gaa-jersey-on-eastenders-tonight/
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: BenDover on February 15, 2014, 04:15:57 AM
@RJurno giving out some good horsey tips this past week
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: ziggysego on February 15, 2014, 04:45:17 PM
One of our own forum members getting a mention on Joe.ie tonight.

http://www.joe.ie/gaa/picture-did-you-spot-the-gaa-jersey-on-eastenders-tonight/

Willie Frazer saw my tweet. I may have to go into hiding, he's not happy....
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: southdown on February 22, 2014, 02:52:03 PM
@ciaranrogers1 just signed up. Mixed bag so far
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: 5 Sams on March 07, 2014, 12:02:31 AM
Paul McGrath in poor enough shape on Twitter over the past few days.  :(. VV sad.
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: Asal Mor on March 07, 2014, 01:29:33 AM
Paul McGrath in poor enough shape on Twitter over the past few days.  :(. VV sad.

That's a shame if he's back drinking. I thought his book was amazing, a masterpiece really. Some said it was overly dark, but unless you've lived inside the man's head, you can't say whether it was or it wasn't.
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: midLouth on March 07, 2014, 09:38:15 AM
Paul McGrath in poor enough shape on Twitter over the past few days.  :(. VV sad.

He was giving awards out at HT at the game on Wed night.
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: Bingo on March 07, 2014, 10:02:09 AM
Paul McGrath in poor enough shape on Twitter over the past few days.  :(. VV sad.

Its evident from time to time with him, you'd notice a marked difference in his tweets - the tone and the spelling.

While McGrath has bigger issues, a friend of mine always says - if you going to take a charge for a few days, the best thing you can do is leave the phone at home.
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: thebigfella on March 07, 2014, 01:40:27 PM
Paul McGrath in poor enough shape on Twitter over the past few days.  :(. VV sad.

Its evident from time to time with him, you'd notice a marked difference in his tweets - the tone and the spelling.

While McGrath has bigger issues, a friend of mine always says - if you going to take a charge for a few days, the best thing you can do is leave the phone at home.

Maybe he was driving?
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: ziggysego on May 03, 2014, 11:04:21 PM
Someone has hacked Nick Griffin's Twitter. Get over there before it's too late  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

NSFW

https://twitter.com/nickgriffinmep (https://twitter.com/nickgriffinmep)
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: muppet on May 13, 2014, 02:40:21 PM
@CenturyIRL

http://www.rte.ie/centuryireland/articles/southern-unionists-appeal-to-king-george-v (http://www.rte.ie/centuryireland/articles/southern-unionists-appeal-to-king-george-v)

Published: 13 May 1914
Southern Irish unionists have warned the British government that there will be civil war in Ireland if the Home Rule Bill is signed into law and that it will result in ruinous consequences for the nation.

The warning came as the Irish Unionist Alliance petitioned King George V ‘on behalf of Irishmen of all creeds and classes, your Majesty’s subjects in the provinces of Leinster, Munster and Connaught'. Led by its president, Lord Barrymore, the Irish Unionist Alliance has called for a general election as an immediate priority.

The Alliance is drawn from southern unionists and stated that the idea of Home Rule is ‘abhorrent, not only to the people of Ulster, but to the great numbers in the Southern provinces, for whom we speak’.

A resolution, dated 17 April 1914, from the Co. Clare Unionist Club stating that when the Home Rule Bill is passed Unionists will be attacked. It calls for a military garrison to be established in the county for their protection. Click on the image to enlarge. (Image: National Archives of Ireland, CSO RP 1914/6618)

The petition continued: ‘We are convinced that the present Bill, if forced upon us, can never prove the foundation of such a settlement as your Majesty ardently desires, but that, on the contrary, it will produce a rankling sense of injustice which will create bitter animosity and entail grave difficulties for the Empire in the future.’

As well as Lord Barrymore, leading members of the aristocracy such as the Earl of Rosse in King’s County and Lord Inchiquin in Co. Clare have signed the petition.

Branches of the Alliance are active in at least 30 centres across the provinces of Munster, Leinster and Connaught.

In the petition to the King, they conclude, ‘speaking with intimate knowledge of their county’, they have the ‘gravest reason to apprehend that on the outbreak of civil war the lives and property of many of Your Majesty’s subjects dwelling in isolated parts of Ireland will be exposed to the greatest danger’.
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: Tony Baloney on May 14, 2014, 09:25:20 PM
Morrissey has 107k followers since joining an hour ago. He won't last a month!
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: CiKe on May 14, 2014, 10:37:43 PM
Morrissey has 107k followers since joining an hour ago. He won't last a month!

not Marty I take it...
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: 5 Sams on June 13, 2014, 09:12:34 PM
@welshirvine worth a follow. V funny man.
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: God14 on June 13, 2014, 09:15:59 PM
Fake Marty (Morrisey) was hilarious
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: 5 Sams on June 13, 2014, 09:26:45 PM
Fake Marty (Morrisey) was hilarious

@briandontkerrr
Superb.
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: muppet on September 15, 2014, 10:35:14 PM
Paddy Barnes is a bit of an oddball on twitter:

Paddy Barnes ‏@paddyb_ireland  9m
@frankieboyle why did you block me ya ginger b*€$#rd!!!
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: BennyCake on September 28, 2014, 01:57:53 PM
I only follow a few on twitter, so why am I getting tweets from people I don't follow? They're not adverts by the way.
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: armaghniac on October 24, 2014, 06:37:44 PM
QEII joins in
@BritishMonarchy (https://twitter.com/BritishMonarchy)

no doubt @M_McGuinness_SF is a follower.
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: Fear ón Srath Bán on October 24, 2014, 08:06:51 PM
I only follow a few on twitter, so why am I getting tweets from people I don't follow? They're not adverts by the way.

Retweets from those you do follow?
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: Never beat the deeler on October 27, 2014, 01:50:35 AM
QEII joins in
@BritishMonarchy (https://twitter.com/BritishMonarchy)

no doubt @M_McGuinness_SF is a follower.

Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: pullhard on February 05, 2015, 10:00:11 PM
Just joined twitter feed is full of crap, any advice? whos good to follow?
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: maigheo on February 06, 2015, 02:54:12 AM
Boringkearney  is a classic
Just joined twitter feed is full of crap, any advice? whos good to follow?
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: LeoMc on February 06, 2015, 01:30:14 PM
Just joined twitter feed is full of crap, any advice? whos good to follow?
Depends what you want! News? Sport?, Politics? Humour? P0rn?
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: Boycey on June 05, 2015, 03:12:24 PM
John Cleese bounced a few good ones off Piers Morgan today

John Cleese ‏@JohnCleese  · 3h3 hours ago 
Piers Morgan writes that I didn't recognise him in a restaurant in New York.I did.I just didn't want to speak to someone I truly detest

John Cleese ‏@JohnCleese  · 2h2 hours ago 
Anyway,I thought he was in jail after admitting he'd authorised phone-hacking at the Daily Mirror.Still,our Briish legal system works slowly



Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: screenexile on June 05, 2015, 03:30:56 PM
Can't have Morgan at all he's a complete ****. The only thing he's useful for is winding up the gun lobby but after that forget about him.

He's up to his neck in phone hacking as well sticking up for Coulson and that ginger one!!

A horrible human being!!
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: Orior on June 05, 2015, 03:33:07 PM
Can't have Morgan at all he's a complete ****. The only thing he's useful for is winding up the gun lobby but after that forget about him.

He's up to his neck in phone hacking as well sticking up for Coulson and that ginger one!!

A horrible human being!!

What are you trying to say?
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: LeoMc on June 06, 2015, 03:48:06 PM
Can't have Morgan at all he's a complete ****. The only thing he's useful for is winding up the gun lobby but after that forget about him.

He's up to his neck in phone hacking as well sticking up for Coulson and that ginger one!!

A horrible human being!!
The apple doesn't fall far from the tree. His son tried taking on Brian Moore a couple of weeks ago over Moores opinion on Morgan but got his ass handed to him.
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: BennyCake on June 15, 2019, 04:20:59 PM
When you follow someone on Twitter, what does the Bell in a circle (with a + sign) mean?
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: Nanderson on June 15, 2019, 05:00:45 PM
When you follow someone on Twitter, what does the Bell in a circle (with a + sign) mean?
sends you a notification every time they post a tweet or retweet something else
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: BennyCake on June 15, 2019, 05:24:09 PM
When you follow someone on Twitter, what does the Bell in a circle (with a + sign) mean?
sends you a notification every time they post a tweet or retweet something else

Ah I see. Thanks.
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: Don Johnson on June 15, 2019, 09:04:53 PM
When you follow someone on Twitter, what does the Bell in a circle (with a + sign) mean?
sends you a notification every time they post a tweet or retweet something else

Ah I see. Thanks.

Handy when following match scores on a team's Twitter page, but you need to remember to turn off the notifications after the match or you will be polluted.
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: ONeill on June 16, 2019, 11:01:14 PM
Twitter still knocking about. Nothing really challenged it?
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: BennyCake on June 17, 2019, 12:11:03 AM
When you follow someone on Twitter, what does the Bell in a circle (with a + sign) mean?
sends you a notification every time they post a tweet or retweet something else

Ah I see. Thanks.

Handy when following match scores on a team's Twitter page, but you need to remember to turn off the notifications after the match or you will be polluted.

That’s the only thing I use Twitter for. Must try that bell option though. Sounds handy.
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: Ambrose on March 21, 2020, 10:39:02 PM
Lord John Kilclooney
@KilclooneyJohn

Is that a real or a parody account? It doesn't have the blue tick, so it cannot be real, can it???
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: Dire Ear on March 21, 2020, 11:09:59 PM
It’s real, which is very sad
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: From the Bunker on March 21, 2020, 11:48:58 PM
Lord John Kilclooney
@KilclooneyJohn

Is that a real or a parody account? It doesn't have the blue tick, so it cannot be real, can it???


Fell across his comments. Seriously thought it was a WUM. You'd have to feel sorry for such an individual.
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: hardstation on March 21, 2020, 11:54:41 PM
Lord John Kilclooney
@KilclooneyJohn

Is that a real or a parody account? It doesn't have the blue tick, so it cannot be real, can it???


Fell across his comments. Seriously thought it was a WUM. You'd have to feel sorry for such an individual.
Nope.
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: Tony Baloney on March 22, 2020, 12:41:40 AM
Dunno whether he is losing it or if he's fond of the good stuff but a lot of incoherent ramblings.
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: Milltown Row2 on March 22, 2020, 12:46:24 AM
Why is twitter so popular? I use it for scores in games. Nothing else
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: RedHand88 on March 22, 2020, 08:11:58 AM
Good for breaking news, tid bits, anecdotes that don't make the news etc. Ewan McKennas musings on the pandemic are worth setting up an account alone.
There is alot of crap though, with alot of traffic being directed towards posts on the extreme of political ideologies.
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: bennydorano on March 22, 2020, 10:21:59 AM
Ewan needs to lay of the drunken tweeting, see that one at Marty Morrissey last night wtf was that about??
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: GetOverTheBar on March 23, 2020, 02:34:07 PM
Ewan needs to lay of the drunken tweeting, see that one at Marty Morrissey last night wtf was that about??

He's got problems thon boy.
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: Boycey on June 28, 2020, 09:42:45 PM
Can anyone explain to me what's happening with US Twitter, Ray D'Arcy, Dustin the Turkey and Niall Horan  :o
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: hardstation on June 28, 2020, 09:55:09 PM
The world is reaching to places beyond my comprehension at the minute. Hopefully it dies down soon and I can get the abridged version of wtf it was all about.
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: BennyCake on June 28, 2020, 10:12:51 PM
Can anyone explain to me what's happening with US Twitter, Ray D'Arcy, Dustin the Turkey and Niall Horan  :o

Jesus it’s laughable. Some snowflake taking a hissy fit
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: andoireabu on June 28, 2020, 10:28:46 PM
Can anyone explain to me what's happening with US Twitter, Ray D'Arcy, Dustin the Turkey and Niall Horan  :o

RTE brought back The Den as part of Comic Relief.

Niall Horan sang a song as part of Talent on the Telly.  They cut the end of the video short and Dustin had a cut off him saying they wanted Harry Styles instead.

Niall Horan fan accounts are now trying to get Ray D'Arcy and Dustin boycotted and cancelled having missed the fact it was a comedy skit for charity as most seem to be American.  They need to get a life
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: Boycey on June 28, 2020, 11:18:09 PM
Jesus wept  ;D ;D

I saw Dustin had a tweet about one of the Kardashians this evening, presumably they will miss the humour in that too.

I'll happily admit I don't understand the world anymore.
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: gallsman on June 29, 2020, 08:13:28 AM
Can anyone explain to me what's happening with US Twitter, Ray D'Arcy, Dustin the Turkey and Niall Horan  :o

Jesus it’s laughable. Some snowflake taking a hissy fit

They're called teenagers, not snowflakes.
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: BennyCake on June 29, 2020, 10:36:22 AM
Can anyone explain to me what's happening with US Twitter, Ray D'Arcy, Dustin the Turkey and Niall Horan  :o

Jesus it’s laughable. Some snowflake taking a hissy fit

They're called teenagers, not snowflakes.

They shouldn’t be on Twitter then.
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: GetOverTheBar on June 29, 2020, 10:46:58 AM
I like twitter, I don't like the rush to get whoever sacked for something that emerges they done about 15 years ago that seems to be prevalent on the platform though.

What you see is largely dependant on who you follow though I suppose.
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: Tony Baloney on June 29, 2020, 12:17:33 PM
I like twitter, I don't like the rush to get whoever sacked for something that emerges they done about 15 years ago that seems to be prevalent on the platform though.

What you see is largely dependant on who you follow though I suppose.
Your last part is key. I dont follow anyone that annoys me or I have no interest in but lots of people spend their life seeking out things that might offend them so they can respond to it.
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: RedHand88 on June 29, 2020, 01:06:08 PM
Can anyone explain to me what's happening with US Twitter, Ray D'Arcy, Dustin the Turkey and Niall Horan  :o

RTE brought back The Den as part of Comic Relief.

Niall Horan sang a song as part of Talent on the Telly.  They cut the end of the video short and Dustin had a cut off him saying they wanted Harry Styles instead.

Niall Horan fan accounts are now trying to get Ray D'Arcy and Dustin boycotted and cancelled having missed the fact it was a comedy skit for charity as most seem to be American.  They need to get a life

Looked this up. Unbelievable.
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: bennydorano on June 29, 2020, 02:12:09 PM
I like twitter, I don't like the rush to get whoever sacked for something that emerges they done about 15 years ago that seems to be prevalent on the platform though.

What you see is largely dependant on who you follow though I suppose.
Your last part is key. I dont follow anyone that annoys me or I have no interest in but lots of people spend their life seeking out things that might offend them so they can respond to it.
This creates it's own problems tho, especially if you're following politics or big issues, you're only getting echo chamber viewpoints. Labour and the UK General Election last year being the prime example of operating in a bubble.  I follow gobshites on purpose to get a differing and wider view of things - especially uk politics.
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: GetOverTheBar on June 29, 2020, 02:23:03 PM
I like twitter, I don't like the rush to get whoever sacked for something that emerges they done about 15 years ago that seems to be prevalent on the platform though.

What you see is largely dependant on who you follow though I suppose.
Your last part is key. I dont follow anyone that annoys me or I have no interest in but lots of people spend their life seeking out things that might offend them so they can respond to it.
This creates it's own problems tho, especially if you're following politics or big issues, you're only getting echo chamber viewpoints. Labour and the UK General Election last year being the prime example of operating in a bubble. I follow gobshites on purpose to get a differing and wider view of things - especially uk politics.

I would do this myself, mostly the likes of Jamie Bryson and Dale Prankhurst....I can resist the urge to reply, which saves a lot more headache, I read the replies and back and forths sometimes. They can be fairly brutal.

I find searching key words makes things a bit handier as opposed to following certain people if you want to clean up your feed.
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: Boycey on June 29, 2020, 02:32:42 PM
Yup

Jamie, Ruth Dudley Edwards and Trump are my chosen gobshites. I often wonder how Jamie does it, does he ever sleep?
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: JoG2 on June 29, 2020, 03:33:27 PM
Yup

Jamie, Ruth Dudley Edwards and Trump are my chosen gobshites. I often wonder how Jamie does it, does he ever sleep?

I like twitter, I don't like the rush to get whoever sacked for something that emerges they done about 15 years ago that seems to be prevalent on the platform though.

What you see is largely dependant on who you follow though I suppose.
Your last part is key. I dont follow anyone that annoys me or I have no interest in but lots of people spend their life seeking out things that might offend them so they can respond to it.
This creates it's own problems tho, especially if you're following politics or big issues, you're only getting echo chamber viewpoints. Labour and the UK General Election last year being the prime example of operating in a bubble. I follow gobshites on purpose to get a differing and wider view of things - especially uk politics.

I would do this myself, mostly the likes of Jamie Bryson and Dale Prankhurst....I can resist the urge to reply, which saves a lot more headache, I read the replies and back and forths sometimes. They can be fairly brutal.

I find searching key words makes things a bit handier as opposed to following certain people if you want to clean up your feed.

I don't understand why you men would have the likes of Tory MPs, Bryson, Prankhurst, Dudley Edwards etc in your daily lives? Life's too short
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: johnnycool on June 29, 2020, 03:33:45 PM
Yup

Jamie, Ruth Dudley Edwards and Trump are my chosen gobshites. I often wonder how Jamie does it, does he ever sleep?

Ian Og's parody account was good, caught out RDE, the arsehole.

Anyone follow guido fawks?
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: Cunny Funt on June 29, 2020, 05:08:01 PM
Twitter today is full of pictures and videos of people queuing for the barbers, people giving out about people taking pictures and videos of queues for barbers and people giving out about people giving out about people taking pictures of queues for barbers
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: sid waddell on June 29, 2020, 05:12:55 PM
Twitter today is full of pictures and videos of people queuing for the barbers, people giving out about people taking pictures and videos of queues for barbers and people giving out about people giving out about people taking pictures of queues for barbers
And...cut!
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: screenexile on June 29, 2020, 05:23:24 PM
Yup

Jamie, Ruth Dudley Edwards and Trump are my chosen gobshites. I often wonder how Jamie does it, does he ever sleep?

Ian Og's parody account was good, caught out RDE, the arsehole.

Anyone follow guido fawks?

Would do that a bit myself a few right wingers in the UK and a couple of nuts in the US a good bit but they are mostly mental.

I find it mad the echo chambers these things are though. For example I watched a film called "The Personal History of David Copperfield" because I mostly like Ianucci's stuff and the comments on twitter were very complimentary.

I loved the film but noticed the rating on imdb was quite poor (6.3)and then I went into the comments . . .

Quote
One of Dickens greatest comedy-dramas cheapened into a ridiculous slapstic comedy with an unrealistic PC cast that makes no sense in Victorian England.

Quote
For me movies are about:
Believability and Escapism
The movie utterly fails on this regard with the over colourised casting of ethnic minority members #replacing what originally should've been a European White cast, being in the mid 1800s the story is set in.

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For example, having an Indian David Copperfield born to a white woman, Mr Wickfield being Asian and his daughter Agnes being black, as well as the white Steerforth's Mother being played by a black actress. There are also many other examples in the film. This colourlind casting is very distracting.

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For example, having an Indian David Copperfield born to a white woman, Mr Wickfield being Asian and his daughter Agnes being black, as well as the white Steerforth's Mother being played by a black actress. There are also many other examples in the film. This colourlind casting is very distracting.

I think we all need to broaden our horizons on both sides of the left/right divide!
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: general on June 30, 2020, 07:59:36 AM
Dustin the Turkey - worth a follow. Controversial comment recently and had to backtrack.

a fecking puppet turkey from ireland
Title: Re: Twitter
Post by: ONeill on June 30, 2020, 09:58:14 AM
https://twitter.com/canihaveaphoto1?s=09