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Sooo I’m moving to D.C. to take a position with The Washington Post. Social, projects, writing/reporting. Good stuff. I start April 28 and will probs move the preceding week.
I love you and will miss New York dearly. Feels weird leaving. Y’all are my IRL favs. But I’ll be back frequently, so let’s make plans.
This means: 1. Go apply for my fantastic current job with HowAboutWe! 2. Go sublet my Bushwick apartment from May through July (and possibly beyond)! 3. Let’s get coffee/drinks/lunch/donuts soon! 4. Come celebrate my new job/dance on my New York grave at Facebook Event You’re Invited To on Date TK!
Ty for reading. Here’s a GIF 4 u.
This popped up in my inbox this morning … very suspicious …
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
@SEINFELD2000 PRESENTS “SEINQUEST2000” DEBUTS TODAY AT 12PM ET
Have you ever wondered what Seinfeld would be like if it was still on TV today?
If the answer is yes, you’re not alone. Every day, thousands of people imagine how Jerry and his friends would respond to the technology, news, and popular culture of our time.
But what if you could visualize a modern incarnation of Seinfeld more vividly, clearly, and imaginatively than ever before?
That’s the promise of SEINQUEST2000, a 13-minute guided journey through your imagination by @Seinfeld2000, Chris Baker, and Mike Lacher.
"Im not even kiding rite now when I say that SEINQUEST2000 defenitely make you a more imaganative thinker or whataver." the author of @Seinfeld2000 said in a statement. "Basicly? Its gona change the way you see the world."
SEINQUEST2000 will debut on @Seinfeld2000’s Twitter account today at 12pm ET.
For media inquiries and interview requests, please contact Dana MacLaren: firstname.lastname@example.org
Last December, @SeinfeldToday started tweeting out addictingly relatable mini-“Seinfeld” plots revolving around modern day annoyances. Co-run by BuzzFeed’s Jack Moore, the account picked up more than 75,000 followers its first day, and after about a week it was in the hundreds of thousands. Stories about it popped up everywhere; it was the parody account of the moment.
An army of imitators followed, and among them was a clunky, typo-ridden faux-clone that had the same gimmick but was deeply dissonant: @Seinfeld2000.
Profane, nonsensical and often dark, the account viciously and hilariously lampooned @SeinfeldToday, attempting to poke holes in its formula while sending up the idea of parody accounts in general. It has an almost insurmountable barrier of entry, and it is often associated with that sect of Twitter users who must not be named. (In a fawning tribute, The Daily Dot called it “Weird Twitter’s parody about nothing.”) But whether the humor is your brand or not, its dedicated fans find it among the funniest parody accounts on Twitter.
The account has amassed more than 7,000 followers, done a Reddit AMA, made believers of Lena Dunham and Rob Delaney, written a few BuzzFeed posts, launched a YouTube channel, and just released a 17,000-word eBook called “The Apple Store.” I caught up @Seinfeld2000 and asked: What’s the deal with S2K?
I writed some more things about the internet.
I’d just like to share this email I received today at work. It’s endearingly weird and bizarre, but in a sweet sort of way. (I assume it’s in response to this: http://bit.ly/14p7c9Q)