Sometimes, when it’s 2pm and you’re still in your jammies watching yet another repeat episode of The Big Bang Theory on E4, it gets hard to believe there are actually some pretty funny TV shows out there. But there are. Really! There are comedies out there that don’t revolve around laugh tracks and making lame jokes out of the protagonists. How exciting!
Comedian Colm O’Regan has found success in a thoroughly modern way – on Twitter, if you don’t mind. Creator of the Irish Mammies Twitter account, he watched as the page reached over 22,000 followers in just four months. It’s easy to see why – Irish Mammies is Ireland in a nutshell. Who hasn’t heard the choice phrases below at one time or another?
“Sure you might as well be talking to the wall.”
“I don’t get ANY ‘funny taste’ off it. Eat it up now. If you were out in Somalia you’d be glad of it.”
Fair enough, says you. But how did the Irish Mammy end up on Twitter?
I wanted to write an Electric Picnic blog since Monday but I didn’t because I was a) bloody knackered, b) bloody KNACKERED and c) I hadn’t a clue where to begin. So here goes.
In about three months, I will no longer smell like teen spirit. I can no longer feel like I’m living a teenage dream, nor get teenage kicks right through the night. I am turning 20.
Stalking has become socially acceptable.
It’s no longer strange or perverted to hide in your chosen one’s bushes with night vision goggles, watching their every move. It’s totally commonplace to post the odd letter to your stalkee (yep, I said “stalkee”), detailing how you would spend the rest of your lives together.
OK, maybe not. But you can follow someone’s life obsessively on Facebook without anyone batting an eyelid.