Today's cuppa: English afternoon tea
Last night, I tried an experiment and did my first, full-on Twitterblog, of the new episode of "24," live as it aired on Pacific Standard time.
For those not familiar with Twitter, it's a microblogging service that allows users to send out short messages — 140 characters or less — called "tweets," either to a closed group of friends or out into the general Twitter stream (which is Google-able).
Users can subscribe to the Twitter feeds of other users, who can in turn subscribe to theirs (not required, but generally considered polite).
For more details, click here.
I may Twitterblog some more shows this week. Open to suggestions. Click here for the beginning of a daisy chain in links to my three season-premiere "24" liveblogs, which introduce the format and the silly names I gave to the characters.
And if you like, you may read the tweets while watching the episode on DVR or VHS, or online. Guarantee they'll make at least 75 percent more sense.
Most importantly, you must read the following Twitter stream (in the interests of full disclosure, I admit that it's been cleaned up a bit from the original for the sake of clarity and readability) from the BOTTOM UP! The date stamp represents the time this morning that I grabbed the tweets from my Twitter home page. Here we go:
· So, that was my
first 24 Twitterblog. Thanks for playing. It'll be up on the blog blog sometime
issues an order. Clock-2:59! Scenes from next week. NotHillary? NotBill, are
you all right? You can trust me.
mad romantic fool! Sorry, UnsuspectingAmericanGirl, your boyfriend is way too
busy being BadAfrican'Guy right now.
gives SeniorAdviser the 411 on GAG. HFChloe has a plan. SoulPatch opts out.
SilverFox weighs in. JackBauer gives in. It's on.
· The call is made,
and GoodAfricanGuy lays out the way it's going to be. He reveals the fate of
the McGuffin, but he'll only tell more F2F.
· SoulPatch nods,
which is enough for SilverFox, who makes the call. ChemStory on the NotFoxNews.
Poor ChemGuy. GoodAfricanGuy on the line.
· JackBauer needs the
guv'mint. GoodAfricanGuy speaks up for Pres.NotHillary, but SilverFox grumbles.
FBIChick chimes in. SoulPatch glowers.
JackBauer, HFChloe and SilverFox deliver GoodAfricanCouple to safehouse.
Satellite! Bill, we need to rethink this
makes the call to BadAfrican Guy. Split-screen-2:48!
Welcome back from MannequinLand. LockCode. Rats! Oh, no, LingerieGirl is toast.
Run, run! Talk for your life!
· SeniorAdviser drops
the news about Mr.FirstNotBill's side project and his current nowhereabouts.
Pres.NotHillary is not happy.
· Advisers huddle
over Mr. FirstNotBill, who was supposed to be at LingerieGirl's with CSSA.
ShortHairedAdviser advises keeping it quiet.
clock-2:24.ShortHairedAdviser gives the Chem411 to Pres.NotHillary, who's not
quite buying her good fortune.Good thinking, PNH.
· Then FBIBabyfaceBoy
has to drop one about the McGuffin on FBIGarafalo, who just grew a heart. That
was gratuitous. Split-screen clock-2:35!
wants FBIGarafalo to interface. No, I don't mean that, you potty-minded people.
Poor ChemGuy. FBIG grows a big heart.
· FBIBoss is totally
perplexed. FBIBabyfaceBoy goes to the McGuffin, but FBIBoss isn't having it.
Oh, now you've done it, FBIBabyfaceBoy.
· Let me see your
hands, Toast Dad! Boom! Jack, can you hear me? Oops. Now the McGuffin is toast.
Run, JB, run! Copy that,
· Into the
van…BadAfricanGuy goes for ToastDad, whose day just gets worse and worse. But
wait, here comes SoulPatch & JackBauer!
clock-2:32! ChemGuy, you're still with us! FBIGarafalo tries for human concern,
almost makes it. Now, she's there. Hold on, CG!
· FBIChick relays the
good news. JackBauer goes to the south side. Split-screen clock: 2:28!
· Copy that. Give me
the C4. Blam blam, boom! Blam, ra-ta-ta-ta-tat, blam, plink, blam! Move,
· Oh, no, ChemGuy!
BadAfricanGuy realizes that the dead are not so dead after all. BAG wants to
fall back and put. FBIBabyfaceBoy is confused.
· ChemGuy's on the
ball. Go, ChemGuy! FBIGarafalo realizes what an awesome guy ChemGuy really is.
· ChemGuy gives the
best advice ever to FBIGarafalo. Now if he can only get her to wash her hair,
we'd be making some real progress.
· JackBauer gives the
411 to SoulPatch and SilverFox; Heckle may have found the McGuffin’s battery; FBIGarafalo
tries to talk ChemGuy down.
· Oh, right, the McGuffin.
Forgot about the McGuffin. HFChloe has the Kidron update; JackBauer's gotta
PresNotHillary, go for outrage! Advisers drop bad Chem news on Pres.NotHillary.
Kidron, Ohio, may be toast.
still worry about Mr. FirstNotBill. Pres.NotHillary doesn't like the wording.
· SplitGet out! Get out!
· FBIGarafalo reaches
out & touches ChemGuy, who is getting a bad feeling about this. It's not
responding! Nothing! Pressure rising. SOB!
· FBIGarafalo tries
better national security through chemistry and gets all shirty with the receptionist.
Way to grow a pair, FBIGarafalo.
· HFChloe talks 'em
thru the green diagram — the good one, not the bad one. FBIGarafalo finds a
code fragment in Kidron, Ohio.
· Well, that's kind
of disappointing. Not another crawlspace!, JackBauer will know what a TVdinner
feels like. NiceAfricanLady believes in JB.
· FBIChick amps up
the charm; JackBauer, SoulPatch & SilverFox come in the back; HFChloe's on
· It's OldHomeWeek
for AfricanGuys, but BadAfricanGuy may have just found GAG's Achilles heel,
& plans to hit Pres.NotHillary where it hurts.
· Fantastic Four in
the van, JackBauer needs FBIChick. Meanwhile, BadAfricanGuy brings
GoodAfricanGuy in, shows him bad green diagrams.
· SeniorAdviser rings
CSSA to find Mr.FirstNotBill.Since he's NotBill,won't help to call in the
interns. SA reams out FBIBoss, who hits back.
· Hah! FBIBoss and
FBIChick had a thingy thingy. So called that. FBIGarafalo wants a fresh socket.
Certain they have creams for that.
· 2 p.m.to 3 p.m. FBIGarafalo
found a code fragment and some residue. They have shampoos for that. FBI Boss
is all, like, whatever, who cares?
· Twitterblogging 24!
Beep beep beep crackle, previouslys. Not doing previouslys. You're all big enough
now to do previouslys on your own.