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Well isn’t this special. I’m so going to follow Guy Adams on Twitter

If you’re NBC, you do not have to put up with some little person hurting your feelings, because it hurts sooo much; you fight back. You throw your weight around and shut that little person up (irony alert: shut up!).

NBC, I hope someone takes you to the frackin’ Supreme Court of these United States for this. You too, Twitter.

Critic of NBC has Twitter account suspended after network complains

Throughout the Olympics, Guy Adams has taken to Twitter and ripped NBC repeatedly for its coverage of the Games in America.

Namely, he’s criticized the network’s reliance on using tape delays, a frustration shared by millions of viewers.

A few of his tweets:

“Am I alone in wondering why NBC  thinks its [sic] acceptable to pretend this road race is being broadcast live?” he wrote in one.

“Matt Lauer: ‘Madagascar, a location indelibly associated with a couple of recent animated movies,'” he mocked on another.

Adams encouraged Lauer “to shut up” and called out Gary Zenkel, the president of NBC Olympics, as the “moronic exec behind the time delay.” And he said Zenkel should be fired.

Subversive in the extreme, eh?

Mac tells us in a downstream thread that he watched the Opening Ceremonies on BBC One and pronounced it splendid.

Gingrich joins cast of The Office

(I should really get off my current obsession with Gingrich, but dear Elvis, there’s just so much out there!)

Ever seen that eternal TV sitcom The Office? Of course you have. And you are therefore familiar with the loathsome character Dwight Schrute, played by the definitely not loathsome Rainn Wilson, who tweets.

Here are his most recent gravatars on Twitter. Do you see it? Do you see it?

Sarah Palin has tweeted only six times in October

Three of them were cross promotions for her movie/book deal at WalMart.  Not too long ago her every tweet was breaking news – and there were oh, so many.

Now it’s time ro join the ‘What Ever Happened To . . . ‘ gang.

William Shatner sorta sings. Again

I thought Shatner’s career as a recording artist was one off, but now, thanks to Bill at Under the Lobsterscope, I hear he’s got a new album coming out. Details are here. For those of you who haven’t previously enjoyed the song/poetry  stylings of the great man . . .

(He’s done this in a number of venues. I think I posted one last year, but my category skills are so awful, I can’t find it.)

Something new?

Watch yer language citizen!

There were a few protest demonstrations in Tehran today – maybe the orange Green Revolution of last year 2009 has life in it yet. What I saw reported today had an aspect I don’t remember from last year. Yesterday, people in the streets were  calling  for the ouster of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.  I’ve no idea whether that’s because they don’t want to be an Islamic state or if they just want jobs. Either way, calling out Ayatollahs so disrespectfully in public feels new.

UPDATE: Iran is heating up. Just heard that the State Department has established Twitter feeds and Facebook pages in both Arabic and Farsi to broadcast support to the demonstrators.

Protest in a vacuum

This is disturbing. If it works, other nations will take notice. Right now, we – and more importantly, they – are dependent on ‘old’ media.

Egypt Cuts Off Most Internet and Cell Service
Egypt has cut off nearly all Internet traffic into and out of the country in the largest blackout of its kind, according to firms that monitor international data flows. Cellphone networks were also disrupted.

Simple bad manners

A lot of this going around – courtesy and good manners are really the rules of the road which have evolved to keep us from hitting each other all the time. They work when we use them.

From the House, the tweets flew last night while the President was speaking. The SOTU is largely ceremonial; as such it demands the attention and respect of elected officialdom. But the rude will misbehave.

Obama talked about the troops and Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA) tweeted: Mr. President, give them the tools they need to defend our country. Not just lip service.

Obama talked about who-knows-what and Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA) tweeted: Mr. President, you don’t believe in the Constitution. You believe in socialism. (This while the president was fulfilling his constitutional duty.)

Guess they don’t teach manners down in Georgia.

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I have had a very bad day. In fact, I have had a very bad week. Sharing any of the humiliating details would speak ill of me, so I shall abstain. But I do feel better now.