May 21, 2015 in Dag

Tune in for a sparkling glass of Champagne Twitter

Anyone who visits this spanking new site will see pretty quickly that this isn’t the only place I share my wondrously deep and insightful reflections on life (or my unintelligible gobbledygook). You’ll also notice that there is a link to Twitter at the top of the page, as well as a little live feed on the right.

Ah, Twitter. What a wonderful thing it is. Full of shining wit and verbal brilliance. Well, it can be some of the time. It can also be full of “buy my book, view my blog, pay attention to me!” And I have to admit, I’m as guilty of that as the next desperately insecure author. But I do try to make sure my Twitter feed is a bit more interesting than that. Which is why I’ve come up with a brand new, exciting and innovative concept:

Champagne Twitter!

So what exactly is Champagne Twitter?

It’s the cream of the crop. It’s the liveliest, funniest, shiniest and sparkliest Twitter you could ever imagine. It’s wise and it’s witty. It surprises and delights. Like the finest bottle of bubbly, it adds life and colour to any Twitter party.

In some ways, it might be a bit like Dag-Lit, only compressed into 140 word size blocks. And just as there’s nothing else like Dag-Lit, there’s also nothing else like Champagne Twitter either.

All right, so I have to admit that Champagne Twitter isn’t 100% my invention (unlike Dag-Lit, which I totally claim as my own). It’s based on a couple of older (but no less wonderful) concepts:

1. Champagne Football – a term invented by a couple of Australian football commentators back in the ’70s to describe particularly spectacular pieces of play – which led directly to…

2. Champagne Comedy – as used by a comedy group from the ’80-90s whose work I used to enjoy, called the D-Generation. Of course, they generally used the term to refer to their very worst jokes, which I don’t feel devalued it in anyway.

It seems obvious that the 21st century evolution of the term should be Champagne Twitter. I’m extremely proud to continue the tradition, and particularly to retain the spirit from the D-Generation.

So raise your glasses and let’s make a toast. To Twitter that is always sparkling and bubbling, lighting up a room and bringing life to the party and good cheer to all.

Raise your glasses to a mighty fine serve of Champagne Twitter.

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Jim Murdoch May 23, 2015 at 9:05 am

I’ve been on Twitter for a while now because people kept saying it was the new place to be and I still haven’t figured it out. I don’t know who I’m talking to. Or why most of the time. One of the guys I’m following posted eighty tweets in one day and all I did was skip the whole lot. Because it was meaningless. I struggle to think of one thing worthwhile saying in a day. And then to try to compress that in less than 140 characters. Every day though I faithfully go and check to see what’s there and every day I’m faced with a wall of, to borrow your word, gobbledygook (I would’ve gone with ‘shite’ myself). I cannot imagine trying to have a conversation in Twitter. If I want to talk to someone I’ll e-mail them. At least then I can be pretty sure they’ll actually see it. Goodness knows how many worthwhile tweets have slipped past me simply because I can’t distinguish them from the rest. I have the same problem with the Facebook app actually.

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Jonathan Gould May 26, 2015 at 9:18 am

Hi Jim. I’m never completely sure about Twitter either. That’s why I’ve decided to add a few bubbles. Cheers.

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