April 23, 2011

Gov. Walker's Twitter feed reminds me of "Jim's Journal."

It finally hit me when I read the governor's most recent tweet: "Haircut then went out w/Alex who is driving (he is doing well)."

It's like "Jim's Journal"! Remember "Jim's Journal"? "I Made Some Brownies and they were pretty good." 

"Jim's Journal" was Scott Dikkers (the founding editor of The Onion) from back before The Onion got started... here in Madison, Wisconsin.

22 comments:

Chase said...

This conservative doesn't get why he actually enjoys reading the Twitter feeds of people of all political stripes as long as it's about personal stuff. Liberals can make me really mad. But I frankly love Ellen DeGeneres tweets when they are not about same sex marriage referendums, et al.

I wonder if any of our liberal friends can say the same about conservative Tweeters.

edutcher said...

Jim's Journal?

Sounds more like Titus.

(you don't...)

Titus said...

I wouldn't mind feeding on his twitter.

GulfofMexico said...

Jim's Journal was gold. So was Plebes.

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paranominal said...

Sounds like Garrison Keillor from many moons ago when he had a morning show and used to read the Northland News on the air.

Steve Austin said...

Jim's Journal was great.

I think the Scott Walker twitter feeds are excellent and do bring insight into him despite the pedestrian nature. They also have to drive the left batty because he doesn't share "feelings" nor appear rattled by all their antics the past two months.

My recent favorite was when he tweeted something like "grilling brats tonight w/family...tasty"

Alex said...

I wonder if any of our liberal friends can say the same about conservative Tweeters.

No, because they can't see any humanity in conservatives. We are all lizard-like creatures to be despised around the clock. Once you've dehumanized a whole class of people, it's easy to dismiss them entirely.

Quilly_Mammoth said...

I think "Pearls Before Swine" owes a great deal to Dikker's comic style.

The Crack Emcee said...

It reminds me of reading my wife's diaries after she left:

At the beginning of our marriage, they started out like this: all mundane - observations, to-do lists, etc. - but then, about halfway through, they morphed into this insanity.

At this point, I'd read Scott Walker's just to keep an eye on his mental state.

Paco Wové said...

I'm sure Garage will be by to demonstrate how this proves Walker is the eeevillest governor, like, ever.

vbspurs said...

In a few years, we'll be treated to a bad HBO show called, "Sh*t my governor Dad tweets".

vbspurs said...

Steve Austin wrote:

My recent favorite was when he tweeted something like "grilling brats tonight w/family...tasty"

Oh, did he? Awesome! It reminds me of the whole puppies in a blender joke about Insty.

Penny said...

Chase, I agree about Ellen DeGeneres. She's gifted with lightning quick wit, and usually not at anyone's expense.

vbspurs said...

Ellen's comedy specials are practically family fare. She talks about people observing others who stumble in the street, about why eggs and lightbulbs come in flimsy packages, about those long, winding 70s cords telephones used to have (in that puke green colour!).

Have never watched her talk show, but I do like her comedy skits.

Penny said...

"We are all lizard-like creatures to be despised around the clock."

Alex, the lizards at "Little Green Footballs" are gonna get you for that!

Somehow I suspect they would see that as mistaking the elephant for the donkey.

David said...

Crack:

"I understand and I wish to continue."

Is there no way to stop them?

Plus, usually when I wish to continue, it's when I don't understand.

Blessings.

Mel said...

I only read the twitter feeds on Wispolitics, and while Walker's tweets are a bit cheesy, anything is better than Larsen's, "We will not allow this to stand!" bullshit.

Jamieson said...

Read the Althouse blog. It was pretty good.

Drew said...

Jim's Journal was awesome.

That is all.

Drew said...

It's back!

http://www.gocomics.com/jimsjournal/2011/04/25/

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