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   Introducing the #2012Failies: honoring the worst Twitter FAILS of the year, and recognizing how much more boring Twitter would be without Donald Trump

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jake_lex    [TotalFark]  
The thing that struck me most about the Trump twitter meltdown was that it really undermined his self-created image of him being this multi-billionare real estate mogul, not so much by what he said, as by this question it raised: "So if you're so rich and successful, how do you have all this time to bash random celebrities on Twitter?"

25 Dec 2012 12:47 PM
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downstairs    [TotalFark]  

jake_lex: The thing that struck me most about the Trump twitter meltdown was that it really undermined his self-created image of him being this multi-billionare real estate mogul, not so much by what he said, as by this question it raised: "So if you're so rich and successful, how do you have all this time to bash random celebrities on Twitter?"


I doubt at this point Donald Trump does much real work.  From what I've heard, he's just a figurehead.  The real dealmakers may bring him in during tough negotiations, or bring him in on a deal because he's famous.

Not defending his derpiness, just sayin'

25 Dec 2012 12:52 PM
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kxs401    [TotalFark]  
I like Trump for disproving that aphorism that rich people must be rich because they're smart.

25 Dec 2012 01:04 PM
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SilentStrider    [TotalFark]  
Personally, I think that Louis CK was telling the truth. Mostly because if he'd been actually supporting Tosh, i don't think he'd have had a problem admitting it.

25 Dec 2012 01:10 PM
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Mugato     
What exactly did Trump think was going to come out of Obama's college transcripts? He wound up being a professor so his GPA couldn't have been that bad. Nevertheless, what grade he got in Algebra when he was 18 couldn't possibly compare to the shadiness in Romney's tax forms that he refused to release.

I find it hard to believe that half of these tweets by celebrities are actually written by them anyway. Most of the celebrities I've met can't activate a toaster. There must be professional tweeters. That'd be a good gig.

25 Dec 2012 01:17 PM
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Avenger     
The guy who wrote this sounds unbearable. And I really like sarcastic dark humor most of the time.

25 Dec 2012 03:19 PM
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tenpoundsofcheese     
wut?  that tweet from The Donald was the worse that he had?

Louis CK is pathetic.

25 Dec 2012 03:25 PM
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dumbobruni     

SilentStrider: Personally, I think that Louis CK was telling the truth. Mostly because if he'd been actually supporting Tosh, i don't think he'd have had a problem admitting it.


his daily show interview was hilarious.

"a fight between comedians and feminists, which are natural enemies. Because stereotypically speaking, feminists can't take a joke" and "comedians can't take criticism."

audience turned on him after the feminist comment, to which he said "See?"

Link

25 Dec 2012 03:32 PM
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prince of peas     

Mugato: What exactly did Trump think was going to come out of Obama's college transcripts? He wound up being a professor so his GPA couldn't have been that bad. Nevertheless, what grade he got in Algebra when he was 18 couldn't possibly compare to the shadiness in Romney's tax forms that he refused to release.

I find it hard to believe that half of these tweets by celebrities are actually written by them anyway. Most of the celebrities I've met can't activate a toaster. There must be professional tweeters. That'd be a good gig.



I can think of very few people who disgust me more than Mr. "Born on Third Base and Thinks He Hit a Triple" Trump.


That said, his rationale for requesting Obama's college records is that he believes that Obama claimed, on his application for admission, that he was born outside of the US in order to use his minority status as a means of enhancing his chance for acceptance into the school.

25 Dec 2012 03:37 PM
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KidneyStone     
Faliest?

Lol

25 Dec 2012 03:37 PM
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Mugato     

prince of peas: That said, his rationale for requesting Obama's college records is that he believes that Obama claimed, on his application for admission, that he was born outside of the US in order to use his minority status as a means of enhancing his chance for acceptance into the school.


How would he know that? I really doubt schools even keep applications. The whole thing was a half assed attempt to deflect attention away from people asking about Romney's tax forms.

25 Dec 2012 03:42 PM
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lordargent     
jake_lex: The thing that struck me most about the Trump twitter meltdown was that it really undermined his self-created image of him being this multi-billionare real estate mogul, not so much by what he said, as by this question it raised: "So if you're so rich and successful, how do you have all this time to bash random celebrities on Twitter?"

Hell, maybe he does it between takes of the Apprentice.

25 Dec 2012 03:47 PM
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here to help     
Fail is "tweetspeak"?

That article was stupid and I don't really see how some of that crap would even warrant attention.

Twitter people problems.

25 Dec 2012 03:50 PM
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Dwight_Yeast     

prince of peas: That said, his rationale for requesting Obama's college records is that he believes that Obama claimed, on his application for admission, that he was born outside of the US in order to use his minority status as a means of enhancing his chance for acceptance into the school.


And he somehow thought an Indonesian (or Kenyan) would be higher on the list than a mulatto from Hawaii who was native born? At schools such as Occidental, Columbia and Harvard? In the early-mid 1980s?

25 Dec 2012 04:08 PM
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DeltaPunch     
Chasin' venture paper,
Like what Twitter get,
I'm sick of arguin' with white dudes on the internet.

25 Dec 2012 04:08 PM
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dsmith42     

prince of peas: Mugato: What exactly did Trump think was going to come out of Obama's college transcripts? He wound up being a professor so his GPA couldn't have been that bad. Nevertheless, what grade he got in Algebra when he was 18 couldn't possibly compare to the shadiness in Romney's tax forms that he refused to release.

I find it hard to believe that half of these tweets by celebrities are actually written by them anyway. Most of the celebrities I've met can't activate a toaster. There must be professional tweeters. That'd be a good gig.


I can think of very few people who disgust me more than Mr. "Born on Third Base and Thinks He Hit a Triple" Trump.


That said, his rationale for requesting Obama's college records is that he believes that Obama claimed, on his application for admission, that he was born outside of the US in order to use his minority status as a means of enhancing his chance for acceptance into the school.


I always took it to be a dog whistle for an affirmative action admission. He was trying to say that Obama was actually really stupid and only got in because he was black. Even my brother who voted for Nader, Kerry, then Obama twice figured that Obama was. Just based on the fact that he is black.

25 Dec 2012 04:15 PM
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Mugato     

dsmith42: I always took it to be a dog whistle for an affirmative action admission. He was trying to say that Obama was actually really stupid and only got in because he was black. Even my brother who voted for Nader, Kerry, then Obama twice figured that Obama was. Just based on the fact that he is black.


Well Bush got into Yale and Harvard because he's a Bush.

25 Dec 2012 04:23 PM
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Gosling     
Fail list fails without the Situation tweeting his phone number.

25 Dec 2012 04:27 PM
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MFAWG     

dsmith42: prince of peas: Mugato: What exactly did Trump think was going to come out of Obama's college transcripts? He wound up being a professor so his GPA couldn't have been that bad. Nevertheless, what grade he got in Algebra when he was 18 couldn't possibly compare to the shadiness in Romney's tax forms that he refused to release.

I find it hard to believe that half of these tweets by celebrities are actually written by them anyway. Most of the celebrities I've met can't activate a toaster. There must be professional tweeters. That'd be a good gig.


I can think of very few people who disgust me more than Mr. "Born on Third Base and Thinks He Hit a Triple" Trump.


That said, his rationale for requesting Obama's college records is that he believes that Obama claimed, on his application for admission, that he was born outside of the US in order to use his minority status as a means of enhancing his chance for acceptance into the school.

I always took it to be a dog whistle for an affirmative action admission. He was trying to say that Obama was actually really stupid and only got in because he was black. Even my brother who voted for Nader, Kerry, then Obama twice figured that Obama was. Just based on the fact that he is black.


It's a birther thing: Obama was born in Kenya, and used this on his applications to gain admission. Somehow.

And no, it does not make any sense.

25 Dec 2012 04:33 PM
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SilentStrider    [TotalFark]  

Gosling: Fail list fails without the Situation tweeting his phone number.



If they wanted to include fail tweets from the cast of Jersey Shore, all they'd have to do is just provide a link to their twitter pages.

25 Dec 2012 04:33 PM
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mrbach     
ooooooh. People tweet and other people think it matters.

25 Dec 2012 04:35 PM
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Slu     
The biggest fail is that article. Having cropped screen caps that cut off part of sone of the tweets (at least on mobile), is a huge fail on an article specifically about tweets.

25 Dec 2012 04:36 PM
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jigger     
Anyone honestly offended by the Tosh thing needs to twist their torso to the right as hard as they can, extend their arm backward until it hurts a little, reach around until, you feel that? do you have it firmly in your grasp? Ok, that's a huge splintery dried out tree branch. Start pulling until, yes, it hurts, but you've got to keep pulling. Is it out yet? Good, you finally pulled that stick out of your ass.

25 Dec 2012 04:43 PM
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here to help     

mrbach: ooooooh. People tweet and other people think it matters.


Twitter is worse than Facebook.

And NOTHING is worse than Facebook.

25 Dec 2012 04:44 PM
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Ed Finnerty     
dtdstudios.com

25 Dec 2012 05:25 PM
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Gyrfalcon     
I'm not sure an article about "Failiest Tweets" is any kind of success, you know?

25 Dec 2012 08:07 PM
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mbillips     

SilentStrider: Personally, I think that Louis CK was telling the truth. Mostly because if he'd been actually supporting Tosh, i don't think he'd have had a problem admitting it.


This. Louis C.K. is the kind of guy who would make a routine out of his own lame-ass Tosh defense, if that was what he had done. Self-deprecating comics don't tend to lie so much.

25 Dec 2012 08:28 PM
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ParaHandy     

MFAWG: dsmith42: prince of peas: Mugato: What exactly did Trump think was going to come out of Obama's college transcripts? He wound up being a professor so his GPA couldn't have been that bad. Nevertheless, what grade he got in Algebra when he was 18 couldn't possibly compare to the shadiness in Romney's tax forms that he refused to release.

I find it hard to believe that half of these tweets by celebrities are actually written by them anyway. Most of the celebrities I've met can't activate a toaster. There must be professional tweeters. That'd be a good gig.


I can think of very few people who disgust me more than Mr. "Born on Third Base and Thinks He Hit a Triple" Trump.


That said, his rationale for requesting Obama's college records is that he believes that Obama claimed, on his application for admission, that he was born outside of the US in order to use his minority status as a means of enhancing his chance for acceptance into the school.

I always took it to be a dog whistle for an affirmative action admission. He was trying to say that Obama was actually really stupid and only got in because he was black. Even my brother who voted for Nader, Kerry, then Obama twice figured that Obama was. Just based on the fact that he is black.

It's a birther thing: Obama was born in Kenya, and used this on his applications to gain admission. Somehow.

And no, it does not make any sense.


By "it" I assume you mean The Donald?

25 Dec 2012 09:18 PM
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SpeedyBB    [TotalFark]  

Ed Finnerty: [dtdstudios.com image 521x539]


Funny... she looks so cheerful. Bubbly, ebullient. That must be her "Happy Face".

How come there's not some doomsday scowl thumbnail, some sad "sand in mah pu33y" pikky to sync up with the miserable commentary?

Hey, BJ, how's about SORE LOSER?

25 Dec 2012 09:45 PM
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AlgertMan     
#1reasonwhy was a failure

25 Dec 2012 10:40 PM
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noitsnot     

Ed Finnerty: [dtdstudios.com image 521x539]


Jesus she's batshiat insane

25 Dec 2012 10:57 PM
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eldoobie     

noitsnot: Ed Finnerty: [dtdstudios.com image 521x539]

Jesus she's batshiat insane

ya think?

VJ quote
"...the grieving I feel for the Newtown children and parents is the same grieving I feel for aborted fetuses,"
Link

26 Dec 2012 12:48 AM
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Big_Doofus     
Yep, Victoria Jackson is a no-talent piece of sh_t who hasn't done a damn thing since SNL. She's a tea party nut who has made several insensitive comments about the Sandyhook massacre. She is crying for America because Obama got elected.

26 Dec 2012 12:52 AM
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iheartscotch    [TotalFark]  
Can't we all just admit that the entirety of twitter IS fail?

/ for goodness sake; the obvious term for a person who tweets is twit

// I don't care what kooky thing al gore, donald trump or your mom is doing

26 Dec 2012 02:54 AM
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phenn     

iheartscotch: Can't we all just admit that the entirety of twitter IS fail?

/ for goodness sake; the obvious term for a person who tweets is twit

// I don't care what kooky thing al gore, donald trump or your mom is doing


I follow a bunch of design resource folks, comedians and a couple of people I find interesting. It can be somewhat useful and somewhat entertaining.

Dalai Lama is always good for a smile.

26 Dec 2012 06:40 AM
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Maestro's Girl     
#ZZZZZZZZZ

26 Dec 2012 09:35 AM
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