I guess it’s not too surprising that “real” fictional characters like Austin Powers and Norman Bates have favorited and replied to tweets of mine. Who knows whether it’s a fanboy or a commercial enterprise behind the effort.
Today, however, things got weird:
@scienceofscent I DESERVE THAT MONEY!!!!!!!— Smelly old guy (@SmellyOldGuy) February 20, 2013
What the hell? I’m getting yelled at because I tweeted a news story?
Not exactly. @SmellyOldGuy (tagline “Hey! Get out of my hair”) is a cranky cyber-persona created for the sole purpose of yelling at people who tweet about smelly old guys.
He may not be real, but I already kind of like him.