06 April 2011

Open Letter to ???

by Frank Turk

Dear @FakeJohnPiper, @SBCMessenger, @XIANITY, @NotBennyHinn, @NotRickWarren, @BronxZoosCobra, @FakeDawkins, etc. --


Keep being awesome. You have made/are making Twitter an art form. Somehow @FakeFrankTurk never took off like you did.









29 comments:

Fusion! said...

How bout a little love for @fakejameswhite? When he does comment (once in a blue moon) he is fun.

Scooter said...

There should be @fakeFrankTurk, @fakeDJP, and @fakePhilJohnson. The men behind the names can be the entire Pyro readership.

That or hand those names off to Emergent Village. Either way hilarity will ensue.

Larry Geiger said...

Huh?
Oh well, I never get it.

witness said...

I was going to complain that this post falls short of what I come to expect on Wednesdays... then I remembered I'm not paying for it... soooo

Thanks!

Frank Turk said...

one way or another, you pay for it.

Neil said...

@bronxzooscobra IS FAKE??

This is just like when I found out my parents were spoofing me about Santa Claus. :((

semijohn said...

Piggybacking on witness, have you guys (Frank, Dan, and Phil) ever thought of having a Pyro Select, where viewing the best posts come with a surcharge? Of course the comments would still be free (though if you didn't pay for the post you might have no idea of what the thread is talking about, but that could make them even more interesting).

Andrea said...

Semijohn said:

if you didn't pay for the post you might have no idea of what the thread is talking about, but that could make them even more interesting).

Having no idea what the post is talking about is sadly all too common even when people have free access to the posts.

And I'm not even talking about people like me who want to understand but aren't quite well read enough to get some of the references. :)

As here. I know nuthink about Twitter. Absolutley nuthink.

Andrea said...

And I can't spell, either. Maybe I should have kept lurking. But I have learned so much here, so I might as well say thanks while I have the chance.

DJP said...

Misspelled words are cheering to Frank, Andrea; so it's all-good.

semijohn said...

Andrea, I was anticipating Frank coming back with the "people don't really read my posts anyway" (based on some of his past comments) which is not exactly what you said but could possibly fit into it.

Is @notrobell taken (misspelling intentional)?

Stefan said...

How about a friendly contest, in which we try to figure out to content of the post, based on the comments?

Stefan said...

It's good when lurkers comment. Sometimes it sounds like an echo chamber around here.

Stefan said...

One of these things is not like the other...

@FakeFrankTurk might have ended up being more serious than the real Frank Turk.

Merrilee Stevenson said...

"Of course the comments would be free."

No way! Ever heard of "a penny for your thoughts" or "here's my two cents" or "If I had a nickel for every time someone mentions the word...(tone, for instance)"?

They might be able to make enough to cover the cost of coffee and donuts.

It's a thought.

(@fakeMerrileeStevenson is responsible for these comments)

Jared said...

I was not edified by this post. No one has been offended. No one legitimately mentioned your tone. And there were no Scriptural references. HOW CAN YOU PROVE THAT @FAKEJOHNPIPER IS TRULY AWESOME WITHOUT BIBLE REFERENCES???

Therefore, I have not been edified by this open letter. I expect an open letter to yourself, rebuking yourself for the lack of openness or letterness to this open letter, whichever applies.

DJP said...

It's happened.

The No-Tone Police have arrived.

(c:

Stefan said...

Jared:

Did you consider inviting Frank out to a cup of coffee (at least a fake cup of coffee) before posting that comment?

How, oh how, can we all hold hands and muddy the Gospel with that kind of Cartesian epistemological certainty?

(I've donned my polyester suit for this comment, so that I am immune from the vortex of iron-y. [Get it? "iron-y"?])

Scooter said...

Frank writing an open letter to himself for his tone?

All I can think of is the Looney Tunes episode where Dadfy Duck says to Porky, "NO NO NO! Don't push the wed button! Don't ever push the wed button!!

PreacherBill said...

Frank,
As one of the 'fakes' in the list, thanks for even mentioning me. My followers has increased, and with that, I believe the demand to be even more interesting.

With that, I love this blog site.

threegirldad said...

semijohn: Is @notrobell taken (misspelling intentional)?

No, it isn't. Nor, for that matter, is @robbedhell.

;-)

Michael W. Brewer Jr. said...

Mr. Turk,

For introducing me to @XIANITY and @FakeJohnPiper, you sir, are AWESOME!

Blessings,

Michael

Doug said...

Can you please explain what this post means? I have absolutely no idea.

Stefan said...

Doug:

You are a better person than the rest of us for having no idea what this post is about.

These are all parodic Twitter accounts. For example, "FakeJohnPiper" is someone who posts parodic text messages in the style of the Minneapolis preacher of the same name.

Frank Turk said...

This post means that not all anonymous internet conspirators are bad people.

Solameanie said...

All of this stuff about inviting people over for coffee. My, my.

I think we're going to have to adopt "Another Cup of Coffee" by Mike + The Mechanics as a theme song of sorts.

greglong said...

There's a REAL Frank Turk???

Frank Turk said...

Oh, it's real.

It's real.

AWM said...

FakeDawkins indeed for the win:

"@Frank_Turk I saw your open letter, I assume you typed in random letters that slowly changed over time into my user ID. #DawkinsWins"
5:18 PM Apr 6th via TweetDeck
- http://twitter.com/FakeDawkins