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Limmy on Twitter and webcam [split topic]
« on: July 30, 2011, 09:09:02 PM »
I have split and merged the Limmy discussions relating to his Twitter (DaftLimmy) and webcam shows (http://www.justin.tv/brianlimond) from the podcast, Limmy's Show series 1 and 2 threads, and have merged them together here. 



I'm still only a few episodes in, but I love the evil marketing genius.  He's got a natural flair for story-telling, and it makes him one of the few worthwhile reasons to use Twitter.  He actually uses it in a creative, unique way, baiting his fans at times with the same sort of pedantry that is on display on his show... however, the best thing is when he tells night-time stories.  They're totally extemporaneous, and are formed round a suggestion from one of his followers.  He will quite often include his followers in the stories, too - for instance, last night the story was about a performer talking about palindromes, 'such as ASDA'.  Then he RT'd the comments from people saying 'that's not a palindrome.'  This doesn't sound like much, but it's a great touch that adds to the reality of the story.  Above and beyond that, it's just a clever way of using Twitter, and far removed from all the topical one-liner bull-shit you see on there from every other comedy type.

He hid a message in his avatar last night, too, and you got a charming little message when you decoded it.  Extremely creative bloke, always looking for new ways to do things.

Wow I wish the previous post had spoiler tags.
« Last Edit: August 26, 2011, 10:24:31 PM by Neil »

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Re: Limmy on Twitter and webcam [split topic]
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2011, 09:19:16 PM »
eh? wotsis about in-character twittering?

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« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2011, 09:42:05 PM »
I think Neil's talking about Limmy himself on Twitter rather than one of his characters.

I agree about him being one of the few genuinely amusing, interesting and creative people on there (certainly in terms of how he uses it). 

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Re: Limmy on Twitter and webcam [split topic]
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2011, 11:19:21 PM »
He's the best on Twitter. Seen him the other day, acting out a play argument with his bird.

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« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2011, 06:28:21 PM »
The filename is the same, so it's probably still there...

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Re: Limmy on Twitter and webcam [split topic]
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2011, 09:27:30 PM »
Limmy's doing a live webcast on justin.tv right now

http://www.justin.tv/brianlimond#/w/1558256352

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Re: Limmy on Twitter and webcam [split topic]
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2011, 10:04:58 PM »
Limmy's doing a live webcast on justin.tv right now

http://www.justin.tv/brianlimond#/w/1558256352

This one's unusually informative and non-confrontational. Look out for it on youtube, hopefully, folks.

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Re: Limmy on Twitter and webcam [split topic]
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2011, 11:26:29 AM »

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« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2011, 02:04:36 PM »
sweet. I wish I had his capture software. it must require a good computer, right? all the programs i've dabbled with have come out with choppy, blurry, unusable crap.

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« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2011, 11:27:41 PM »
He was just on justin.tv - and he'd done something to his setup (well had headset with mic on), because the picture was great quality and the audio much better than usual. I used to think the channel was just too popular to pump out a decent bitrate.

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« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2011, 11:31:09 PM »
He was just on justin.tv - and he'd done something to his setup (well had headset with mic on), because the picture was great quality and the audio much better than usual. I used to think the channel was just too popular to pump out a decent bitrate.

I thought that was ace just now.  Loved the bit where he started cracking up imagining the stereotypical Glaswegian response to not getting a "goodbye" from the boring cruise guests!

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Re: Limmy on Twitter and webcam [split topic]
« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2011, 12:01:17 PM »
Is this twitter arguement between Richard Herring and Limmy a piss take? Or did Herring actually just call Limmy's fans stupid?

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Re: Limmy on Twitter and webcam [split topic]
« Reply #12 on: August 03, 2011, 12:10:44 PM »
To be fair, for some reason a lot of the people who follow Limmy on Twitter don't appear to have a sense of humour. So why are they following a comedian? Most odd.

Re: Limmy on Twitter and webcam [split topic]
« Reply #13 on: August 03, 2011, 09:13:11 PM »
He's on twitcam now, takling about exam results, and amusingly corpsing:
http://twitcam.livestream.com/6178w

Re: Limmy on Twitter and webcam [split topic]
« Reply #14 on: August 10, 2011, 11:38:45 PM »
Limmy on webcam tonight, spent ages trying to sort out some audio stuff so he could play music properly, just asking for tech support and stuff. Ended up with him accidentally looping his voice in really weird fashion, and promptly started making a weird collage of voices. So funny. Has gone on for about 10 minutes so far with no signs of stopping.

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Re: Limmy on Twitter and webcam [split topic]
« Reply #15 on: August 11, 2011, 12:40:11 AM »
This archived webcam is amazingly watchable. I went through it in one sitting. It starts off with some comments on exam results and GCSE subjects, then (25mins) he talks about the Richard Herring twitter altercation.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PPW9x45Dkc&feature=feedu

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« Reply #16 on: August 11, 2011, 02:45:15 AM »
Only watched the Richard Herring bit so far, but that was great.  Been sitting watching a couple more, and the outburst in this one had me in fits:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNnEAXb12x0

This really tickled me too:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61TYzoU1dbg&feature=related

Brilliant actor.  Always great at mixing menacing aggression, and his natural charm.  Should be snapped up as the new Hannibal Lecter, or somesuch.  One of the smartest, most compelling characters in British comedy for christ knows how long.

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Re: Limmy on Twitter and webcam [split topic]
« Reply #17 on: August 13, 2011, 11:16:13 AM »
Why do we keep flip flopping from one thread to another whilst talking about his twitter/webcam work?

Re: Limmy on Twitter and webcam [split topic]
« Reply #18 on: August 13, 2011, 01:59:33 PM »
I'm not sure, kitsofan34. I wish people would stop doing it though. It can be quite confusing.

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Re: Limmy on Twitter and webcam [split topic]
« Reply #19 on: August 13, 2011, 02:05:56 PM »
Ha! I see what you did there Artemis.

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Re: Limmy on Twitter and webcam [split topic]
« Reply #20 on: August 14, 2011, 04:35:38 AM »
I really liked this bit:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fayQ7J4qRa4

I briefly wondered if this started all the "girls in your area" tags, but I guess that's pretty unlikely.

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Re: Limmy on Twitter and webcam [split topic]
« Reply #21 on: August 14, 2011, 05:04:24 PM »
If you haven't seen his "Partycam" one yet, I strongly recommend it.

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« Reply #22 on: August 23, 2011, 10:56:42 PM »
Watched this earlier.  Laughed like an idiot.
It's his 'Kickstart Cam' webcam show from yesterday morning to get your Monday off to an energetic start.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oNzmH4mC7Q

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Re: Limmy on Twitter and webcam [split topic]
« Reply #23 on: August 24, 2011, 08:16:45 AM »
The good news is that he's getting more prolific with the webcam too.

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Re: Limmy on Twitter and webcam [split topic]
« Reply #24 on: August 24, 2011, 09:25:43 AM »
I think I pulled a muscle in my neck doing those exercises.

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« Reply #25 on: August 24, 2011, 01:22:41 PM »
Last night's was great, the story of Martin[nb]I was desperately hoping for a Chairman Mao reference.[/nb]. There wasn't that much content, but he stretched it out with a great telling.

I was listening on my iPod Touch through the Justin.tv app, in bed, in the dark. He'd be a great late night radio presenter. But of course he'd not have a tenth of the freedom and the interaction with the chat room.

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« Reply #26 on: August 24, 2011, 08:59:55 PM »
On now!  http://www.justin.tv/brianlimond/

Was worried he was going to be GENUINELY apologising about his Gadaffi-supporting, but he's just said 'I've lost about 5 facebook followers, so feel I have to apologise...'  Lot of corpsing, too.

Phew.  Thank goodness.

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« Reply #27 on: August 24, 2011, 09:31:18 PM »
On now!  http://www.justin.tv/brianlimond/

Was worried he was going to be GENUINELY apologising about his Gadaffi-supporting, but he's just said 'I've lost about 5 facebook followers, so feel I have to apologise...'  Lot of corpsing, too.

Phew.  Thank goodness.

Heh.  Surely you know his schtick by now?  I'm surprised so many were fooled by the apology.

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Re: Limmy on Twitter and webcam [split topic]
« Reply #28 on: August 24, 2011, 09:36:28 PM »
Did anyone else rather ashamedly laugh at his Gaddafi "Legend" avatar? Please don't say it was just me.

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Re: Limmy on Twitter and webcam [split topic]
« Reply #29 on: August 24, 2011, 09:37:46 PM »
He's singing along to You Win Again and claiming it's about sexual abuse. I love him so much.