Twitter’s Top 5 Parody Accounts
Chris Heron lists his favourite parody Twitter accounts that keep him occupied throughout the hours dedicated to procrastinating.
Twitter is the source of 40% of my procrastination (the rest it split between reddit, Facebook and Sporcle). From musicians and footballers to journalists and (oddly enough) a couple of professional video gamers, my twitter feed caters to the random directions in which my brain takes me.
However, it would not be the same without parody accounts. If I’m in need of a good chuckle, they never fail me.
So here are my top 5, in no particular order:
@WaterstonesOxfordSt – Waterstones Oxford Street
A twitter account that tells “tales from Waterstones Oxford Street”. Started up by one of the booksellers at the store, the incredibly strange tweets tell absurd stories, instigate uprisings against the tyrant that is Monday and all put down all things non-literature.
The alter-ego of the British Game Designer, Peter Molyneux (who is famous for games such as Theme Park, Fable, Dungeon Keeper and Curiosity, as well as thinking up strange ideas for games), this account puts up strange new ideas for games, such as:
Her Royal Highness, Queen Elizabeth II does not have a twitter account. But one particular gin-loving individual does. The benchmark for parody accounts with over a million followers, this account even has a book on Amazon with her satirical commentary on life in the United Kingdom.
A parody account that gained notoriety when David Cameron’s twitter linked to it back in July by accident. The fake account of Iain Duncan Smith is mostly just an account mocking the politician, but gains its place due to the uproar created.
One incredibly hilarious account, which by its own admission mixes ‘the philosophy of Søren Kierkegaard mashed with the tweets and observations of Kim Kardashian’, with some top results.