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The Twit of Twitter

 

Semi-daily preaching by a Semi-daily Preacher on a semi-daily basis

Greg Lee as Brother Preacher

Greg Lee as Brother Preacher

One time on Twitter I twooted:

“Hey look!  I’m twitting!”

To which I received exactly ZERO responses.

Another time I twipped:

“A cicada just landed on my wife Gidget’s shoulder – tell her?”
 
To which I received exactly ONE response:

“Yes.  Love, Gidget.”

In desperation for SOME kind of response, I once (in a moment of weakness) twerped this rather revealing photo of myself :

All I got was an ad from Zappos.  They had a sale on sandals.  It was a very good deal.  I LOVE Zappos, by the way.  Great selection, fantastic customer service.
Clearly, Twitland has yet to be conquered by this semi-daily, semi-global Blinistry (blog-ministry).  And yet it is so very vital to world domination.  I mean, saving souls.

Which is why I don’t care what anybody says about Congressman Weiner and the Twitter Tornado that has engulfed him recently – naturally, I feel for all the people adversely affected by his less than brilliant decision to  Twerp tweets instead of opting for a nice 6 hour game of Cats Physics or maybe Fruit Ninja Lite. 

It’s hard to get into too much trouble when you’re rolling balls to kittens and choppin’ flyin’ fruit with a huge pretend knife. 

Trust me, I know.  I have TRIED to get in trouble while playing Cat Physics – nearly impossible.  That’s how effective it is.  Almost better than curling up in front of the fire with a nice, big Strong’s Bible Concordance and a bowl of popcorn.

But regardless of all the embarrassment and trouble and pain caused by the Congressman’s decision to twit instead of clean out lint from the dryer, bottom line:

I wish I had his Twit Hits.

Let’s face it, the guy’s got over 76,000 followers on Twitter now. I have 53.  I only have 31 on this blog.  I’m all for bein’ “underground” and hip and all but be serious.  What’s wrong with this picture?  Pretty much everything. 

Can you imagine what this Blongregation (blog-congregation) could do with even HALF that many followers and Twip Hits?  I can imagine, but I won’t.  It’s not good for me to play those kind of “what if” scenarios with myself this early in the morning.  I get too excited and start eating Cheerios by the handful.  Like I always say, “Don’t shop for pews unless you came to sit.”

Somethin’ like that.

The Bible has very little to say about  Twitter etiquette.  Probably because in addition to not having Twitter back then, Congressmen were in short supply.  And the few they DID have were probably busy figuring out what to do with all that sand.

All we can do is our best.  I’ll keep typing, you keep reading and commenting. 

I’ll pray, you fast. 

It’ll work. 

In the meantime, I may see if THIS gets a rise out of anybody out there.

You never know.

As together we stand and sing.


About Greg Lee

    Greg Lee

    For five years, Greg was host and contributing producer of the Emmy and Peabody award-winning PBS show, “Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego?” He also hosted Nickelodeon’s “Total Panic”, the ESPN music video show “Max Out”, several segments of NBC’s “Inside Stuff” with Ahmad Rashad, and a number of specials for the premium movie channel SHOWTIME. For 6 years he co-hosted the NBA’s “Stay In School Spectacular” for NBC, working with Sinbad, Queen Latifa, Mary J. Blige, Heavy D, Kid N Play, Boys II Men, Salt N Peppa, and Wil Smith.

    As an actor, Greg appeared on “The George Lopez Show”, “The District”, “The Drew Carey Show”, “Newsradio”, “Mad About You”, “Sesame Street”, “Ghost Writer”, and “World Cup Comedy” as well as many TV and radio commercials for Honday, Subaru, Nestle’s, Southwest Airlines, Office Depot, Delta Airlines, Dell Computers, Buick, Mitsubishi, Sprint, McDonald’s, Charles Schwab and others.

    Greg received strong reviews for his portrayal of a crazed acting teacher in the play ACTOR! at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood. He starred in the independent films “Interviewing GOD”, “Chaos Theory”, appeared with Katharine Ross in “Eye Of The Dolphin”, and it’s sequel, “Way Of The Dolphin”. This year he produced and starred in the short comedy film, “Killer”, which he also wrote.

    For over eight years he was the voice of Principal (Mayor) White on the Award-winning cartoon, DOUG. He’s voiced several episodes of “The E! Hollywood True Story”, two Documentaries, the video cartoon series “Hoop Dogs”, and a video for the “Sundance Institute” with Robert Redford.

    After sharing the stage with such notable improvisers as Fred Willard, Wayne Brady, and Edie McClure, Greg went on to share his improvisation-based creative training course, “Throw The Bunny”, for MATTEL, Disney, IDEO, Proctor & Gamble, The American Film Institute, J.W. Tumbles and Old Nave to high acclaim.

    As a writer, Greg worked on the award-wining cartoon, DOUG, P.B. & J. OTTER, The Sundance Channel, MATTEL, The Longaberger Company, Disney, PBS, ESPN ZONE, J.W. Tumbles, Proctor & Gamble, Lucastudios and FOX. He co-created and wrote an original children’s television series entitled, SCOOBS, for The Britt Allcroft Company of Thomas The Tank Engine fame. He wrote, produced and performed three one-man shows entitled, Satan’s In The Toaster, Converstational Insanity, and When Bad Things Happen to Good Sermons. He currently writes and performs for the stage show TOKENS, and recently toured with The Apostles Of Comedy. Greg has written and produced music for Nickelodeon, Disney, PBS and MATTEL, and is currently recording a collection of his own original music in Nashville.

    Greg was been involved in both television and stage show development with Nickelodeon, Disney, Jumbo Pictures, Klutz Toys, Cartoon Pizza, Nelvana, The Britt Allcroft Company and country music legend, Marty Stewart.

    Web Site: http://brotherpreachercantype.blogspot.com/
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