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Re: The Weird Al Says Tweet!

Postby TMBJon » Thu Mar 31, 2016 10:10 pm

Killingsworth wrote:(Seriously though, I'd be surprised to learn the Bernie came up with that himself and not his campaign manager)

Well obviously the candidate himself didn't come up with their slogan, but as I recall this particular one was supporter-generated and later adopted by the campaign.

ETA: Yep!
The New York Observer caught up with the mastermind behind it all: a woman named Winnie Wong. She’s a digital strategist and co-founder of People For Bernie, a group of activists campaigning for Sanders. It was Wong and her team, not the official Sanders campaign, to come up with #FeelTheBern to get people talking. Wong does work closely with the Sanders campaign, which she said now embraces the slogan “without hesitation.”

The idea came to Wong during a Facebook conversation with a few other organizers trying to come up with “creative and whimsical” hashtags.

“#BernDownForWhat was mentioned. We thought, ‘what do the kids like?’” Wong said. “We wanted something that would carry his name all across the Internet and be more than just a hashtag. The beauty of the Internet is the way you can express yourself in a very democratic way.”

Wong also made clear that “a hashtag should never be the driving force of the campaign.” People should be.

“I’m grateful for the Internet and that people are producing opinions there about his platform, policies, his judgement and 40 years of dedicated service,” Wong said. “But by no means do I think the hashtag itself is a political revolution. It’s a tactic.”
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Re: The Weird Al Says Tweet!

Postby Killingsworth » Thu Mar 31, 2016 10:19 pm

That makes perfect sense. Thanks, Jon.
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Re: The Weird Al Says Tweet!

Postby yankochick38 » Fri Apr 01, 2016 7:51 am

"What do the kids like?" :rolleyes:

#neverforget Birdie Sanders

Bring it back full circle to tweets
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Re: The Weird Al Says Tweet!

Postby yankochick38 » Tue May 24, 2016 9:46 am

Split the re-recorded song/movie speculation into a new topic here. ;)
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Re: The Weird Al Says Tweet!

Postby Big Spoon » Mon Jul 18, 2016 10:06 pm

Is it about my cube?
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Re: The Weird Al Says Tweet!

Postby Teh Dingo » Thu Dec 15, 2016 5:23 am

Al's been sharing some amazing stuff from his archives on Twitter lately, and I thought we should keep track of them. Here's the ones he's posted the last week or so. If we can find some of the others he posted over the years, I'll split this into it's own topic, because these are pretty awesome and deserve to be found more easily :Y



Letter from Dr. Demento about My Bologna

Comic Relief 1986 Group Shot

Al doing the weather on a Cleveland tv station

With Cyndi Lauper

With Night Ranger

Motown Revue Ad

With Henny Youngman

With Brian Wilson

Volcano Worshippers Club Yearbook Picture

With Smells Like Nirvana (And Teen Spirit) Janitor

Dean's Honor List Certificate

Original sketch for self titled debut album

Postcard from Dr. Demento to 13 year old Al


Weird Owl Yankozic's first mention in an industry trade
in a complicated song does it look like al has no head
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Re: The Weird Al Says Tweet!

Postby Big Spoon » Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:26 pm

I've got cameos in two movies coming out this month! I'd tell you which ones, but there's a 140 character limit, and sadly, I'm out of room.


One of them is How to Be a Latin Lover, but any guesses as to what the other is?
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Re: The Weird Al Says Tweet!

Postby Muppetboy09 » Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:47 pm

Big Spoon wrote:
I've got cameos in two movies coming out this month! I'd tell you which ones, but there's a 140 character limit, and sadly, I'm out of room.


One of them is How to Be a Latin Lover, but any guesses as to what the other is?

I have no clue, but I would imagine it's an extremely small cameo, since we haven't heard anything about it.
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Re: The Weird Al Says Tweet!

Postby TMBJon » Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:58 pm

I have no idea, but is it possibly My Entire High School Sinking Into The Sea?
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