Thursday, May 07, 2009

Mormon Twitter Time

OK - I have a new blog segment I would like to do every once in a while. It will be called "Mormon Twitter Time". Essentially I will track twitter for an hour the night I am going to do the post. I will search for any twitter anyone has put out that has the word "mormon" or "lds" in it. I will copy each tweet exactly as it was sent without any spelling corrections and I will also include the corresponding tweeter's name. I will not include any tweets that include expletives, are critical of the leaders of the church or link to an online story. Even in just this one hour tonight there were over 30 tweets. I think this segment adds a interesting look into what people around the globe are saying about their perception and experience with the church. Posts are sometimes funny, sometimes serious and often very random yet entertaining. If you like this blog post and would like me to continue this every once in a while let me know.

Tweets collected on 5/7/09 from 8-9 PM

“dr asked if I heard voices.. "do I hear voices?? I hear the Mormon Tabernacle Choir singing Sweet Chariot" but nothing dangerous” –memphis11

“Wow, Mormon's have concerts? Rock on!” –ShineAHolic

“Three pairs of Mormon boys on the bus from the doctor's today. But none of them were cute. i has a sad.” – notsteinbeck

“Just saw cute Mormon boys knocking on doors down the road. I wonder how long it'll take them to get to my house. I have questions for them.” – spoonerist

“Just had to tell mormon missionaries they couldnt try to convert people in my cafe poor babies out in this heat” – sneakysena

“Having a hilarious time with Rachelle trying to avoid the Mormon missionaries.” -StevennotSteve

“amanda and i are on a mission: to see if Kellan Lutz is in fact, Mormon :)” – cambam19

“Guy across from me on train is reading an orson scott card novel and wearing a ctr ring. Think he might be mormon?” –zenroxie

“maybe i should become mormon?” -DrewMullen

“well my dble date slash blind date went well i just wish he was Mormon like me then my parents will like him” –hokisgurl

“mormon softball!” –maddbass

“Here's a first: mistaken for a Mormon. Maybe my attempts at librarian chic are somewhat missing the mark.” –jamiealyse

“WOW, just had some Mormon's come trying to 'tell' me a good word about the Lord...In West Oakland...WOW!!” –itsmeyv

“Nice... Mormon commercials during Grey's Anatomy. "Call this number or talk to your Mormon neighbor" it tells me.” –BigTrey

“if his mormon conscience doesn't get him then we can beat him up :)” –Jordanelyse

“"What's wrong with looking like a Mormon?" -Jim Gaffigan” –dwataylor

“I've only been called out once. Have two stories. 1 vile; 1 Mormon. Pick.” –beauche

“She's definitely the Kramer of my Mormon wives.” –tessanoodles

“Plane from SLC to SF full of young LDS missionaries. Clean cut, black suits, very polite. Always admire their dedication & calm demeaner –L” –canyonrat

“LDS founders Joseph Smith and Brigham Young posthumously inducted into The Village People:” –selectiveecho

“Polynesian Cultural Center today. It's a great place to visit, but you realize it's what would happen if the LDS Church bought Disney Land” –LycanDID

“I more thing I tell you about me is that I am LDS and out of Orem Utah and looking for a good LADY to go on a date ...” –UtahStinson

“Ward Volleyball Rules Email: "Trash talking the other team is permitted, based on either age, ability, church calling, or bicep size."” –zholmquist

“Every time you kick “Mormonism” you kick it upstairs; you never kick it downstairs. The Lord Almighty so orders it.” –brotherbrigham

“Church of LDS Elder Warns That Satan Lives in the Interwebs” –EtymologyFreak

“Headed to a LDS Discussion, soon. I think today is the day I decide to get Baptised, or, not to. Thoughts?” –wattwood

“Just had a great, honest conversation with aN LDS Missionary at the farmers market on how the LGBT comm. should be their greatest allies.” –WillyMac4

“Think i was just stuck in an elevator with a group of LDS newlyweds on a joint honeymoon.” callgal1117

“Thank you lds! I enjoyed my dessert made from food saved in the event of a natural, financial or biblical disaster.” –kimstoilis

“If I had a nickel for every young, helpful LDS guide/waitress/clerk I've unnerved on this trip by asking for directions to alcohol...” –lyzadanger

“Julie's wild night out before She's married! At the LDS night club... This should be fun?” -carleighjo


Brian said...

great post brent, i like it

jocie said...


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