My financial advisor, MySpace, called me up this week to tell me that there is a company that I should not be investing in: Facebook. There was a time when I had an account on both platforms, and the newer company won out. FB is on its way out, with Twitter on its heels. By now, you probably have a twitter account and follow the regular funny/cool accounts that most people follow (Shaq, Conan, HumbleBrag). However, there are other people on Twitter that you need to be following. Your life will be greatly enhanced if you can follow the suggested people on Twitter (don’t actually follow them, that is called stalking #outdatedtwitterjoke ).
Who is he? Brube is an older gentleman with a penchant for appearing in Trale Lewous’ Skittles videos (seen at the end of this video, amongst others). I have no idea how Nathan Barnatt found this guy, but his presence always enhances Trale’s performance.
Why should I follow him? At first, I was under the impression that Barnatt actually controlled this account, but I am convinced that it really is Brube in all of his hilarity. His mundane lifeless tweets lack grammar (intentional?), and that always brightens my day.
Who is he? Wiz Khalifa is a hip-hop performer from the Pittsburg, PA area. Jump starting his career with a set of fly mixtapes, he has now taken over the limelight in the hip-hop industry. With a penchant(okay, I know I am using that word twice, but just know that I was using the word “pendant” here before I proofread this) for smoking marijuana, which makes him relatable to all teens, pre-teens, and post-teens in the country.
Why should I follow him? If you are entertained by constant stream of Instagram photos of weed and those that smoke it, look no further. There really should be no reason why I love seeing his tweets so much, but I think that it has something to do with the fact that I have never touched marijuana in my life. Enough psychoanalysis, I just love his tweets.
Who is she? Hilarious actress and co-creator of the hilarious YouTube duo, Live Prude Girls, who have the funniest set of videos to hit YouTube since “Is my roommate gay?”.
Why should I follow her? She is the queen of hashtags. It is that simple. Without the hashtags, she is just a regular tweeter that I might suggest following, but probably would not make any top 10 list. Think Blake Griffin; he’s a great player, and you for sure would want him on your team, but he is nothing too special until you add his ferocious dunking ability. Blake owns the rim, Stevie owns the hashtag.
Cons: Just be careful with your ego. When I started following her, she followed me back, which made me feel great about myself. Yet, some weeks later, she had stopped following me. So be careful, she is very picky #wasireallynotthatfunny #yesyesiwas.
Who is he? Every once in a while, you come across someone whose aura so boldly states, “I am a man” that you actually gain a few chest hairs from shaking their hand. Hopefully it is a guy you have met, and hopefully you are a guy as well, otherwise you have some plucking to do. At any rate, I had the pleasant experience to work as an intern for the Bill of Rights Institute, where the President, Tony Woodlief, was such a man.
Why should I follow him? This man has a bold, libertarian, educated sense of humor. Every tweet makes me feel like we are sharing a laugh in an airport lounge over a glass of scotch, en route to a conference where Tony is the keynote speaker. I am not sure if he actually does much speaking, but this is how I imagine myself when reading these tweets. At any rate, follow him: he is funny.
Cons: If you tend to take yourself too seriously, politically, you may be a little upset by some of his limited government views. If you are such a person, maybe you should work to pass legislation that would censor such twitter accounts. Actually, don’t, it was a derisive joke.
Who is he? Another YouTube sensation, you may recognize him from a short cameo on NBC’s The Office, or if you are more internet savvy, you will recognize his work with Southern California sketch group Good Neighbor, or his most recent work Theater of Life.
Why should I follow him? Just a freakin witty guy. If you are one that typically enjoys joyous bouts of firm laughter (think Hagrid-style), then you should follow him.
Turns out that it takes quite a bit of time to write articles. Especially when you have to go digging for old hilarious tweets. Anyway, this is the first in a two-part series, so check back later in the month to find out who the best people to follow on Twitter are!