Twitter for the Holidays

by Marinka on December 4, 2009

The holidays are around the corner and you know what that means. That’s right. Getting gifts for everyone on your list. And if you’re like most people, no matter how hard you tried alienating some people on your list, they’re still hanging around.

So, you’re faced with the dilemma. You want to get these people something, but since you didn’t receive any bailout money, you don’t want to spend a lot.

This is where Motherhood in NYC’s exclusive Twitter Gift List comes in handy.

Because everyone, no matter how much of a dinosaur, wants to appear hip and modern and nothing is more modern than Twitter. It’s word of the year, people. And who doesn’t love celebrities? Why not combine the two, add a sprinkling of “it’s the thought that counts,” plus a helping of “it’s better to give than receive” and voila! You have a recipe for absolutely free, yet super thoughtful gift giving.

By giving your loved one a special-hand selected celebrity to follow, you’ll save a mint (assuming that a mint is what you are used to spending on your giftees) and impress them by being on the cutting edge. Sure, they may never actually log on to Twitter to follow your suggested celebrity, but do you really think that they’ve ever worn that holiday sweater you forced on them a few years ago?

So, please allow me to present the 2009 Celebrity Twitter Follows for Everyone on Your Gift List.

For your “That Obama is no good” in-laws : @RealScottBaio with tweets like this,
scottbaio1 300x168 Twitter for the Holidays

For your “it’s raining again, just like the weather man promised” neighbor: @SamChampion! Sam is a friendly tweeter and is learning to spell words like s-n-o-w.

sam champion1 300x168 Twitter for the Holidays

For your cross-word lover pal, @David_Lynch. Eh?

lynch 300x168 Twitter for the Holidays

For your insomniac girlfriend @AlGore

For your cute co-worker (female) @AnnCurry

For your jock brother @EliManning

For your oldies buff mom @DameElizabeth (Liz Taylor)

For your young Harry Potter fan: @jk_rowling

For your “God, why did Beverly Hills 90210 have to end” fan: @torianddean

For your favorite, “OMG, didn’t he graduate from college, how can he still like DMB?” pal: @DaveMatthews

For your sister: @JanetJackson

For your favorite adulterer with a terminally ill wife: @johnedwards

For your favorite asshole @KarlRove

For your favorite lobotomy survivor @Jessica Simpson

For your favorite recluse @yokoono

Happy Giving! And if you happen to see any Twitter celebrity bargains, please let us know!

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Vicki
Twitter:
December 4, 2009 at 7:04 am

You might also enjoy Jezebel’s weekly snark on these celebrities for a recurring subscription: http://jezebel.com/5418496/pinks-show-tonight-was-awesome-but-shes-sorry-about-that-girl-who-passed-out/gallery/

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heidi December 4, 2009 at 7:08 am

A gift of song: @johncmayer…..I need to learn how to start saying no. Like when someone says “please stop choking me.”

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TeacherMommy
Twitter:
December 4, 2009 at 8:42 am

Marinka, I’m deeply disappointed by the outright laziness that you displayed in your post today. Deeply. I may not recover. I began reading with delight, and as I saw the Twitter screenshots for the first few suggestions, I wiggled a little with joy and settled in for some fun.

And then you just listed. No more screenshots for my snarky soul to mock.

I mean, honestly. There’s a certain level of expectation we devoted followers have. Don’t let us down!

(I still love you, though.)

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Marinka December 4, 2009 at 9:40 am

You know, I’ve been carrying on about my laziness for months on this blog now. Obviously, you’ve been skimming. Please re-read all my posts. Thank you.

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Stimey
Twitter:
December 4, 2009 at 9:59 am

For your favorite asshole. Nice.

Seriously. You are a full-service blogger.

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stina
Twitter:
December 4, 2009 at 10:02 am

thanks for the holiday gift ideas. that scott baio is one smart cookie. i think we should put charles in charge, again. take care.

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TeacherMommy
Twitter:
December 4, 2009 at 10:24 am

Well, OBVIOUSLY I was being quite sarcastic and facetious about my previous comment because I KNOW you’re lazy. It’s one of the things I love about you. It makes me feel better about myself.

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JulieBouf December 4, 2009 at 10:54 am

I don’t think you’re lazy. I was actually going to say that I think this may be my new favorite post. I identify with those in-laws that may want to start following Scott B.

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peajaye
Twitter:
December 4, 2009 at 11:04 am

i heard on npr that the kids (i.e. under 25) aren’t really into the twitter. they think it’s for old folks trying to be “hip and modern.”

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Marinka December 4, 2009 at 11:09 am

What’s NPR?

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Vicki
Twitter:
December 4, 2009 at 12:38 pm

I disagree. I’m 23 and I pretty much live on Twitter. However, I also heard this story on NPR. While I was sitting at home on a Friday night. Knitting a sweater to keep the bones warm. And watching one of those PBS shows like Upstairs, Downstairs that they stage in England and has like 10 episodes and you can get on VHS at a public library.

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Lilia December 4, 2009 at 1:57 pm

You got the assholes wrong. It should be @AlGore.

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Sprite's Keeper
Twitter:
December 4, 2009 at 2:05 pm

I ranted on Twitter when the celebs moved in, had my priviledges suspended, and only have every other weekend visitations now. Guess Demi and Ashton are sensitive about their esteem issues…

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Tami December 4, 2009 at 2:42 pm

I have yet to figure out how to twitter…much less add it to my phone?!?! Sigh! :(

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the mama bird diaries
Twitter:
December 4, 2009 at 3:10 pm

and i used to worship Scott Baio. Over that. Hate him and his obama hating ways.

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Scary Mommy
Twitter:
December 4, 2009 at 3:19 pm

I can’t believe @kathyireland didn’t make it for the bulimic-need-good-gagging-material friend on your list. Or, the one who needs blogging inspiration- that post of yours make me laugh just thinking about it.

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Wendi
Twitter:
December 4, 2009 at 3:19 pm

Chachi Hates Obama.

Call NBC. Let’s do it.

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JenniferG December 4, 2009 at 4:23 pm

Oh so totally creative. Lovin’ it. Had no idea about Chachi… fascinating. (And I have to admit I laughed!)

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Jeanne December 5, 2009 at 6:41 am

What a brilliant idea! Not to mention — following YOU! You could get a bunch of new twits (is that the name for those who follow folks on Twitter?) out of this!

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jessica December 6, 2009 at 11:47 pm

God bless you for this wonderful tip. A true lifesaver

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marymac December 8, 2009 at 10:33 am

LOVE IT!

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