Über-ostentatious and fabulously future-forward rap icon Kanye West joined Twitter last week, to much fanfare. His early 140s were—how shall we say—boldly unmodest, and unabashedly self- (and brand-) conscious. At left, a Versace cereal bowl which was the subject of one early missive.
They soon became the stuff of parody: Aziz Ansari, Mat Honan, and Budget Kanye West tweeted some real gut-busters in those first few awkward days. Even stodgy old WSJ has an opinion.
But #kanyenewyorkertweets rules them all. Here's the full Twitpic archive. Looks like most of these, certainly the best ones, are by Paul and Storm.
Everyone's a little awkward when they first join Twitter, and I commend him for writing his own material (many celebrities of his stature might hand over the task to, say, an assistant, or some Swedish girls). Kanye, if you're reading this, we love you (and I think your blog is really great). Also, Gray Goose! #ITSAPROCESS.
Update: Mr. West becomes cognizant of this meme.
John Perry Barlow lived many lives: small-time Wyoming Republican operative (and regional campaign director for Dick Cheney!), junior lyricist for the Grateful Dead, father-figure to John Kennedy Jr, co-founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, inspirational culture hero for the likes of Aaron Swartz and Ed Snowden (and, not incidentally, me), semi-successful biofuels entrepreneur... He died this year, shortly after completing his memoir Mother American Night, and many commenters have noted that Barlow comes across as a kind of counterculture cyberculture Zelig, present at so many pivotal moments in our culture, and that's true, but that's not what I got from my read of the book -- instead, I came to know someone I counted as a friend much better, and realized that every flaw and very virtue he exhibited in his interpersonal dealings stemmed from the flaws and virtues of his relationship with himself.
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