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Twit-ches Jan. 15th, 2011 @ 01:00 am

  • 01:49 Dr. Bronner's seems like the Pixar of soaps. The stuff (and history behind it) sounds incredible. (Why am I excited about a SOAP?) #

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Twit-ches Jan. 12th, 2011 @ 01:00 am

  • 17:15 This is my new favorite spice combination EVER (leave out the 2 tbsp salt). It's good even when not in the dressing. bit.ly/6MTZWl #

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Twit-ches Jan. 1st, 2011 @ 01:00 am

  • 17:10 New Year's Resolution: To become totally badass. #

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Twit-ches Dec. 31st, 2010 @ 01:00 am

  • 10:02 Just heard Vivaldi's "Four Seasons" transition into "SpongeBob SquarePants." <3 ! This is the first time I've listened to 106.5 FM in years! #

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Twit-ches Jul. 12th, 2010 @ 11:05 am

  • 10:59 Woke up yelling due to a nightmare for the first time since I was a kid. I thought the AC next to my bed was on fire. Not cool, AC. #

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  • 22:52 I pity da fool who tries to DRIVE to Lakewood Park on the 4th of July. HAHAHAHA. #

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  • 08:24 Time to celebrate our independence in the most American way possible: MASSIVE EXPLOSIONS. Michael Bay would be proud. #

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  • 11:39 @Nellachronism No! That would make them money that they clearly do not deserve! #
  • 11:46 PBS Win: "History Detectives" had a special on theremins. #
  • 15:05 Someone made a Twilight/Bewitched crossover fanfiction! www.nooooooooooooooo.com/ #
  • 09:39 @michaelianblack Pegasus had it covered thousands of years ago. #
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  • 19:24 Biked from Lakewood to Avon Lake and back today. w00t. #
  • 23:45 What does "Keepin' it real" even MEAN? Do some people "keep it fake"? #
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  • 15:08 Found out that at Easter, someone stole our neighbor's keys and cards- credit, library, driver's license, and car. Thousands of $. WTF?!! #
  • 05:28 Sometimes I feel like I'm on a blacklist. #
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  • 03:48 What? "The Incredible Mr. Limpet" ISN'T a documentary? #

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  • 04:44 Ripped off by Half Price Books. $16 for FOUR BOXES of books. I'm kicking myself for accepting the offer. >_< #
  • 08:32 Should I be disturbed that these instructions are on the Internet? bit.ly/B7tWp #
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  • 06:36 "These Boots Are Made for Walkin' " (Nancy Sinatra): Boots with long skinny heels are NOT made for walkin'. T... bit.ly/d0axyc #rbds #

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  • 04:22 @leeunkrich True that. (attention-seeking contrary reviewer shall remain nameless). #
  • 06:51 Why is lobbying NOT considered bribery? #
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  • 01:02 Today I was stalked by three roosters as big as Chows. #

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  • 16:04 A "Sister Cane Green" emailed me the newest Nigerian bank scam. Who knew nuns could spam? #
  • 16:05 @rainnwilson "Airbender: The Farewell Tour" #
  • 17:56 "Awkward Silences," the one-act play I wrote (produced by TOST and Turned in 2007), is now on YouTube: bit.ly/b0oVh5 #
  • 23:35 Shameless plug! Finished my new online portfolio and interactive resume: www.jenorton.com #
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  • 05:47 Ohio Megachurch's $250,000 "Touchdown Jesus" statue hit by lightning and destroyed: bit.ly/d8aMsF #
  • 10:13 The Lakewood garbage truck came back yesterday after all. Clearly it was the result of the, um, public outcry over the tweet. Yes. #
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  • 14:10 Beware of email scams claiming to be from someone you know "held at gunpoint" and wanting money sent via Western Union. It's not them. #
  • 02:04 There should be adult-sized playgrounds. NOT Las Vegas; actual jungle gyms, slides, and such. Great stress relief. #
  • 07:37 Hmm. It seems the garbage truck has deliberately avoided our lawn (having watched it roll by just now). Thanks, Lakewood! #
  • 08:50 You go, girl! www.theseventeenmagazineproject.com/ #
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  • 10:50 I'm the least athletic person I know, but "Born to Run" by Christopher McDougall is such a gripping story! #

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  • 22:41 It would've been so useful had there been an International Sign Language. Everyone could "speak" to everyone in the world. (Plus the deaf!) #
  • 22:46 Technically there is an ISL, but it's more of a pidgin than a useful "second language." #
  • 09:51 Is there a chart of religious sects and when/why/by whom they were founded? Like "Separatists: Because Puritans weren't hardcore enough"? #
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  • 01:16 "Turkey Lurkey Time" (from "Promises, Promises"): Ridiculous...ly AWESOME showstopper from the 1968 Burt Bach... bit.ly/a9CuE3 #rbds #

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  • 22:35 I know it stars Ronald McSuperJesus, but the score of "Godspell" is so darn catchy! #
  • 04:46 I want to see this sooo badly! (even though the new "Turkey Lurkey Time" is lame) www.promisespromisesbroadway.com/ #1960s #
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  • 02:15 Looking for non-English-speaking American ancestors of Alabama's Tim James on Ancestry.com. Thanks, old census forms! bit.ly/bQU9A3 #

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  • 04:36 Found German marriage certificate of great-great-grandparents... from Michigan. Yet people now complain "you're in America, speak English"? #

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  • 01:15 Another movie on John Lennon's early years? No one really looks their part: www.nowhereboy.com/ #

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  • 16:24 When did the "Valley Girl" accent become the de facto standard for American girls? I don't get it. #
  • 06:16 Facebook photo essay on the 40th anniversary ceremony at Kent State. I was going to do an LJ, but this was easier: bit.ly/aVSvQk #
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  • 00:09 I don't know if it was all the things said at the May 4 Kent State anniversary or the sunburn I got there, but I'm shivering up a storm. #

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  • 22:21 Next year is Lakewood's 100th anniversary. Wouldn't it be awesome if one day in 2011, people inexplicably walked around in Edwardian garb? #
  • 08:54 Going to 40th anniversary of May 4 Kent State shootings. #
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  • 04:44 "Take Me Back to the Sixties": well-intentioned, but all I thought was, "No, that's the '50s... nope... inaccurate..." bit.ly/dxGtr #

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  • 02:18 Thanks Amelia and Kaitlin for introducing me to the amazingness that is "A Very Potter Musical!" tinyurl.com/ykhbklu #

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  • 06:17 Had an awesome time visiting IUP. Thanks everybody!! (EXCEPT MIKE D.) #
  • 06:19 @Gundopush You should make it into one of these: tinyurl.com/2bbqktt #
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  • 23:14 Management theories have really stupid diagrams. #

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  • 01:55 Resolution: Live a more exciting life. #

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  • 14:16 "Star Wars" (made in France): Four C-3P0s in gold lamé stretch pants duet with a quartet of equally bizarre D... bit.ly/ci2wPM #rbds #

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  • 19:16 Job rejection tally this year: 15. #

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  • 15:41 @appleheart3 People panhandled on the subway in NYC. Why not the RTA in Cleveland? (Although- who here actually has money to give away?) #

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  • 20:42 Donated blood for the first time. Felt lightheaded (and ears felt blocked for some reason), but didn't pass out. Now what's my blood type? #
  • 05:36 "The Clapping Song" (Shirley Ellis): Sort of a graphic song if you think about it, but then again, many kids'... bit.ly/bM0FUt #rbds #
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  • 01:49 "I Got You Babe" (David Bowie and Marianne Faithfull): Frau Blücher *neeeeeeiiiigggh!* and Dr. Frank N. Furte... bit.ly/csSy2k #rbds #

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  • 16:07 Ridiculous Backup Dancers: "The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins" (Leonard Nimoy) bit.ly/9aA9KO #rbds #
  • 16:15 "The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins" (Leonard Nimoy): Leonard Nimoy still wears his Spock haircut even here, yet he ... bit.ly/a5gouW #rbds #
  • 18:35 It worked! Now I can post to Blogspot which posts to Feedburner to TwitterFeed to Twitter to Loudtwitter to Livejournal and Facebook! HaHA! #
  • 18:42 @VoVat I <3 Ludwig von Drake. He's insaaaane. www.youtube.com/watch?v=OE6clPyFOYM #
  • 09:55 "I Want to Love You Tender" (Danny & Armi): If you mixed ABBA, Star Wars, all that is unholy in disco, and a ... bit.ly/9IyouB #rbds #
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  • 22:19 Bought "The Ultimate Petula Clark" from iTunes. Instant happy music with big, brassy arrangements. I love the '60s. :-) #

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  • 12:03 "In communist countries, the gov't. controls the corporations. In capitalist countries, corporations control the gov't." Is either better? #

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  • 17:40 I'm changing my ringtone from "Mahna Mahna" to "Trololo." The world needs more catchy nonsense songs with made-up lyrics. #

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  • 19:41 Save the bunnies! People get them at Easter for kids and then abandon them. They're lovable, but hard work. www.makeminechocolate.org #

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  • 01:14 Thanks, health care bill! I can actually go to the dentist again! (on my parents' plan, until I'm 26). My teeth have really been hurting. #
  • 01:14 I have my new cell phone, now on Verizon! (Same number as before.) I'm also in Lakewood. Call me! #
  • 10:20 @thelindsayellis Oh, quite the opposite. It's so we wait until they get bigger to eat them. #
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I've been getting into "The Office" recently, as it's the only show that both my roommates and I really, really like (as opposed our individual tastes, which are sports/crime dramas, vampire-related shows and movies, and '60s TV shows/quirky comedies- you can guess who likes what).

Anyway, I am thoroughly amused at the amount of effort NBC put into their "Office" websites. Not just the main "official" one or the Dunder Mifflin, Dunder Mifflin Infinity, or Sabre ones, but also websites that exist within the fictional "documentary" world of the show, many of which are only featured in one episode, but are still hilarious for existing- Princess Unicorn, Dunder Mifflin Second Second Life (sadly it's gone now- I checked, which sucks, because apparently you used to be able to "talk" to the characters), Subtle Sexuality (actually based on one of the many webisodes), Pam and Jim's wedding blog, their baby blog, Andy and Angela's failed wedding website, Ryan's photo blog, Michael Scott Paper Company, Serenity by Jan Candles, and murder mystery dinner parties. There was even an episode where Pam mentions she left a favorable review for Schrute Farms on TripAdvisor, and holy $%#* it's actually there! It's not even a real place!! There's been hundreds of other funny "reviews" by fans as well.

Even some of the characters have their own blogs, which are funny in their own right- Meredith, Creed, Kevin, Twitter pages of Ryan, Kelly, and Erin, and the funniest was easily Dwight's, which was written by actor Rainn Wilson himself.

NBC doesn't even advertise these, really- people just kind of FIND them. It's fun! It seems kind of counter-intuitive as far as viral advertising goes, because the only ones discovering them are already fans (although I must admit, they're making me MORE of a fan, and I am blogging about it- perhaps that's the diabolical plan all along! Bwah hah hah!) But I'm not complaining. The fact that many have their own domain names adds to the whole "this is actually happening" feeling.

The first time I encountered something like these was before Pixar's WALL-E came out. The evil mega-corporation in the movie, "Buy n Large," had its own deliciously evil satirical website. Kudos, Pixar!

Fan sites have been doing this for years- for example, Harpies Bizarre is based on the witches' magazine on "Bewitched" and is peppered with "McMann and Tate" ads, which are apparently so "realistic" that AdBlocker blocks them (?!) so I turned it off. And the Harry Potter sites are too numerous to mention. I'm sure there's more. But I must applaud the "official" sites, even if it is viral marketing- hey, if it's advertising, it might as well be creative!
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  • 17:45 It's only a matter of time before sickos call the earthquakes/tsunamis "It's God's wrath! BURNINHELLSINNERREPENTFIREBRIMSTONEGRR!" #tsunami #
  • 03:58 Note to self: Do not make french fried Jenny next time. Make onion rings. #
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