I’ll admit I’m Twitter-obsessed, but that’s because I love pop culture, news and celebrities and Twitter is the most efficient, real-time window into what’s going on in those worlds.
I’m determined to make converts out of some of you so here’s another go. One of my favorite Twitter phenomenons is the parody feed. When Angelina Jolie stepped on the red carpet during the Oscars last year and famously flashed her long naked leg from behind her designer dress, Twitter was atwitter.
Angelina’s leg started trending, and within an hour, a new tongue-in-cheek Twitter feed was born. First there was @AngiesRightLeg and then @AngelinasLeg.
Who knows who starts these things but some intrepid wise guy (or wise gal) creates a Twitter feed, which is usually sarcastic, snarky and often inappropriate. But Angie’s Right leg has more than 41,000 followers! (That makes my hundreds of followers seem like peanuts, especially since I’m an actual person!)
So whenever I’m watching a big event– awards show, Super Bowl, election night– I love looking at Twitter to see who’s trending and who’s worthy of the next parody feed.
I present you with some of the best Twitter parody feeds this year. Click on the bold names to see their tweets:
@JLosNipple (Inspired by Angie’s leg, this handle refers to Jennifer Lopez’s amazing and perhaps too revealing 2012 Oscar dress)
@InvisibleObama (The chair Clint Eastwood talked to during the GOP convention this summer spawned several Twitter feeds)
@MattPlaidJacket (Savannah Guthrie loves to make fun of Matt Lauer’s plaid jacket so maybe she started its self-deprecating Twitter feed)
@nick_nolte (Remember this beauty? Some joker started a hilarious feed in the voice of this haggard Nick Nolte)
@BronxZoosCobra (That cobra that escaped from the zoo may be sly but he’s got nearly 195,000 followers!)
@DarthVader (This imagined voice of Luke’s father includes amusing photos and hashtags like #teamdarkside)
@notZuckerberg (A tinge of anger to the sarcasm, often aimed at corporate greed & the idea that the real Mark Zuckerberg is trying to take over the world.)
@YolandasFridge (Beverly Hills Real Housewife/millionaire Yolanda Foster has a separate sub-zero-clear glass fridge for her fruits & veggies… that talks!)
@PrincessKateFTW (A witty feed of imagined tweets from Her Royal Highness, usually commenting on luxury, eating disorders, and celeb gossip.)
@RoyalFetus (If you want more royal thoughts how about the Princess’s unborn child tweeting from the womb? Sounds icky but it’s actually amusing.)
@TheFakeESPN (I don’t get most of this humor but sports fans will. And they encourage readers to send in funny fake headlines to retweet.)
@VeepJoeBiden (Certainly not endorsed by or even remotely associated with the real VP, this funny feed says what Joe might say if he weren’t in politics.)
Some of these feeds are better tended than others. Some disappear for weeks, but most eventually come out of hiding to toss another saucy slam at a pop culture icon. I admire their tenacity.
So next time you’re watching a big event, try Twitter and see if you can guess who’ll be the target of the next parody feed.
And if you want a tweeter who’s keeping it REAL, follow me @carpoolcandy!