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April 9th, 2009 by Mike Nelson · 45 Comments

This rather excitable, unshaven gentlemen has an announcement:

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45 responses so far ↓

  • 1 wbwolf on Apr 9, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    I recommend that you do all your future big announcements via this method.

  • 2 Queen Shadowrama on Apr 9, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    Consider yourself followed, Mike!

  • 3 Splunge on Apr 9, 2009 at 3:45 pm


  • 4 Arwen on Apr 9, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    nothing comes up when i search for michaeljnelson or michael j nelson :-(

  • 5 rebisaz on Apr 9, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    Yes indeed.

  • 6 Mike Nelson on Apr 9, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    it’s probably not in the search yet, sorry. It’s

  • 7 ZenIronman on Apr 9, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    I don’t believe this announcement is true. I think it’s a War of the Worlds-esque attempt at inciting riots.

  • 8 Kris on Apr 9, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    Absolutely. In fact, stop speaking to real people or leaving your house. Face-to-face interaction only leads to infection, illness, and death. ALLOW THE INTERNET TO DOMINATE ALL. DO IT.

  • 9 Casey on Apr 9, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    Is twittering superior to blogging? Is there any substantial reason to even start twittering? Must we chase everyone into what is “hip!?”

    From a website… to myspace.. to this blog I have followed Mike!

    My feet are too tired.

  • 10 Mike Nelson on Apr 9, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    But it’s Twitter? You know, Twitter? With the tweeting and the things and the –

    Ah, you’re probably right.

  • 11 Casey on Apr 9, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    I’m sorry Mike but I have a real problem with it.

    You have my respect and everything but.. I don’t think I ever want to be considered one of Mike Nelson’s “Followers.” It just sounds almost like …. Well I just hope you don’t get carried away and have them all sample some “special kool-aid” or anything of that nature.

  • 12 Erica on Apr 9, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    I’m not registered with twitter… I only just figured out leaving blog comments. Can I just follow you in spirit (and on here, since I know how this works)?

  • 13 Houndstooth Mind on Apr 9, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    Special Kool-aid? Will there be refreshments?

  • 14 Houndstooth Mind on Apr 9, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    If they stick his page on the blog roll you’ll be able to just click on it and read along without registering. I did that for a while until I found out I could also follow MC Hammer!!

  • 15 Invisible NanoGhost on Apr 9, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    Kool-aid? I was told there’d be beer!

  • 16 Erica on Apr 9, 2009 at 6:14 pm


    And MC Hammer? You mean, I can touch this?

  • 17 rebisaz on Apr 9, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    Oh! Could there be wine too? I’m not crazy about beer but a nice Pinot Grigio would be lovely.

  • 18 Erica on Apr 9, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    I won’t twitter for anything less than bourbon.

  • 19 Invisible NanoGhost on Apr 9, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    Bourbon or Rum would do for me, too.

  • 20 jack the autumn on Apr 9, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    ahhh Et twitt, Brute?

  • 21 JackassJoeJoe on Apr 9, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    Those xtranormal clips are wild. I made my own “Reservoir Dogs – The SitCom” clip after seeing these. (Click on my name to see it)

  • 22 Rob on Apr 9, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    That is all the way high-tech. Pretty soon you’ll be Googling the interwebs like a pro, making LOLcats and have your own 4-Chan login.


  • 23 Walter Kovacs on Apr 9, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    So when will xtranormal reach the point of being able to just read blog posts and twitters too people?

  • 24 rebisaz on Apr 9, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    In about 6 months. It will also have replaced the American Idol judges by then. Also, “24″ will become a completely xtranormal production.

  • 25 Houndstooth Mind on Apr 9, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    You can, in fact, touch this as long as you don’t break it! We can’t have nice things!

  • 26 AJ on Apr 10, 2009 at 2:23 am

    Like a little sheep, I will stalk…..follow! I mean follow!

  • 27 Earl Fando on Apr 10, 2009 at 5:53 am

    “Special Kool-aid?”

    If Bacon-flavored kool-aid is special, then yes.

    (You know, I’m astonished no one posted that before now…)

  • 28 Ed H on Apr 10, 2009 at 7:40 am

    mystery science twitter? just sayin.

  • 29 Casey on Apr 10, 2009 at 7:54 am

    Earl F.!! I would have been disappointed if someone didn’t. Thank you for showing me that there is still hope and beauty in this world.

  • 30 Earl Fando on Apr 10, 2009 at 8:10 am

    There is! It’s not all bacon shaped or flavored (as this week reminds many of us), but some of it most certainly is.

  • 31 Earl Fando on Apr 10, 2009 at 10:06 am

    I for one look forward to the RiffTrax for these XTRANormal videos. Now that’s building a market for your product!

  • 32 Remmie Barrow on Apr 10, 2009 at 11:29 am

    Does that announcer have a spastic twitch…Or does he just like to raise his arms in the air like he does not care?

  • 33 taters on Apr 10, 2009 at 1:07 pm

    I am NOT the Messiah!

    I say you are Lord, and I should know. I’ve followed a few.

  • 34 Patrick on Apr 10, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    Enjoy. And then be sad. Because this isn’t a joke. And then enjoy again.

  • 35 R.A. Roth on Apr 10, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    Yep, I’m a follower. Sigh…


  • 36 Margoo on Apr 11, 2009 at 7:32 am

    I’m in my early 30’s and live in the US, but I haven’t signed up for MySpace, Facebook, or Twitter. I was just wondering, by today’s standards, do I even exist anymore?

  • 37 Serpent O-R on Apr 11, 2009 at 10:59 am

    For what its worth, I haven’t either. I think, well lets just say, you are not alone…

    And no, neither of us exist anymore…

    Which could be a good thing, cause God believes in guilt by association.

  • 38 Casey on Apr 11, 2009 at 12:47 pm

    By my standards you are an upstanding individual.

  • 39 Owen on Apr 12, 2009 at 8:58 am

    This does not bode well.

  • 40 Brian O. on Apr 12, 2009 at 3:15 pm

    I’ve just discovered the worst movie ever made (weep for me, I’m watching it now). From the expert lens of Otto Preminger comes: Skidoo!

    The trailer is at:

    This movie had everything! Great director! All star cast!
    Jackie Gleason!
    Carol Channing!
    Frankie Avalon!
    John Philip Law!
    Frank Gorshin!
    Cesar Romero!
    Burgess Meredith!
    Mickey Rooney!
    Groucho Marx!

    And oh how it failed. I can feel my brain dying off cell by cell the longer I watch it.

  • 41 Invisible NanoGhost on Apr 12, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    I hear the next version of twitter will still have the limit of 120 characters, but all tweets will have to be done as these XtraNormal text-to-movies.

  • 42 Houndstooth Mind on Apr 13, 2009 at 6:10 am

    Little sheep are stalking me??

  • 43 rebisaz on Apr 13, 2009 at 9:36 am

    Or there’s always “Flutter”:

    My favorite part – “Kim get coffee”.