Friday, February 05, 2010

Meet the makers of @demonsheep

Who knew? Conservatives can be funny. Bloggasm outs the tweeps who started @demonsheep. The account was launched mere moments after Carly Fiona's Demon Sheep ad convulsed the internets with derisive laughter.
The account is run by a 30-year-old conservative named Shayne Rivers. The Twitter user, who also runs his own personal account, works in health care, though he said he didn’t want to divulge too much information about himself.

“When the Carly ad exploded on Twitter, one of my followers, @rjhornsby, snatched up the @demonsheep username,” Rivers told me via email. “He asked @leonwolf, a blogger at RedState.com, to help him manage it. In turn, @leonwolf recruited me(@knifework), and the three of us started mocking Demon Sheep to the best of our ability. We had over 300 followers in under 7 hours. The fact that the #demonsheep hashtag started trending on Twitter did not hurt.”
No that didn't hurt at all and at last tally, the account already has almost 1,500 followers and at least one imitator, @demon_sheep. But timing is everything. The second account only has 144 followers and is unlikely to catch up. Meanwhile, with the way things happen on Twitter, I expect we're only days away from an announcement that the original @demonsheep has been offered a lucrative Hollywood contract.

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4 Comments:

Blogger Ruth said...

Maybe, with a site like that, it will make a great superbowl ad. And I did boycott the superbowl when it was on Faux news channel. Will.not.watch.

3:26:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Everybody should probably boycott this year because of that horrible anti-choice ad and their refusal to air the gay dating service one. Won't happen unfortunately though frankly, the Superbowl is usually really boring anyway in the last few years.

5:01:00 PM  
Blogger Southern Beale said...

Wow, launched by conservatives? I'm shocked.

9:19:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

What shocks me more is they're actually pretty funny.

8:41:00 AM  

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