Posted by The Editorial Desk / Wednesday, April 21st, 2010
I may not have the name recognition, industry clout or generous expense accounts enjoyed by my fellow D.C.-Metro restaurant critics.
But when it comes to dopey fans, yours truly is the shaznit.
At least, that’s what I’m taking away from my latest Stupid Fight standings.
British comedian and iconoclast Tom Scott created the linguistic litmus test, a process which liberally penalizes those who rely on exorbitant punctuation (“Long strings of exclamation marks produce the harshest grading, if I remember rightly,” he explained), emoticons and/or texting shorthand (LOL, OMG) to get their flippant messages across. The calculations are culled from your last 100 @ replies–proving, once again that silence is golden–all of which makes SF rankings a very fluid barometer of the collective grey matter in any Tweeters immediate orbit.
Though originally designed to shame the sheep who while away their days composing unrequited missives to celeb Tweeters, I decided to run our local food personalities–including critics Tim Carman, Todd Kliman and Tom Sietsema–through the IQ wringer to see how our respective flocks fared.
I’m proud/sorry to report that in these here parts, I’m King of the World!
* @WARojas – SF score: 500 (putting you all just north of “thick as two short planks”)
* @tomsietsema – 286
* @timcarman – 88
* @toddkliman – 0 (squarely planted in the “smart as a whip” camp).
My regional dominance clearly established (holla!), I elected to pit some national food folks against one another:
So, what did I learn from my intensive investigation into Stupid Fight?
But whadja expect from a guy whose “fans” must remain ever vigilant lest they forget to keep breathing…
Posted by The Editorial Desk / Friday, February 5th, 2010
As you can imagine, the latter part of this week has been dominated by feverish #snowpocalypse/#snOMG/#Snogasm coverage:
The Interweb is like a snark buffet.