Twitter. We admit it. We were hard on you. We didn't think there was much to your website. But the more we look, the more you entertain us. Why, we just loved the grumpy old man fight that played out last Tuesday between Nick Coleman and Blois Olson. If only they were battling for the love of Ann-Margret instead of tweets by Vikings Stadium...
The whole twitter spat started when Coleman posted these tweets:
RT @VIKESSTADIUM: Refer your friends and receive a $900 billion new stadium! Just 30 low annual payments! 10:03 AM Sep 15th from TweetDeckTwenty pro-stadium propaganda tweets from #vikesstadium since NOON TODAY? Slow down, Ole! Your horns are drooping. (And I ain't buying it).1:40 PM Sep 15th from TweetDeck
Life was fine until Blois went into the fray to correct Old Man Coleman:
Dear @NickColeman in the interest of accuracy - it's $900 million not $900 billion - sorry to correct you.1:51 PM Sep 15th from TweetDeck
You think Coleman would just sit there? Hell no. You don't ever mess with a dude who writes insults by barrel. He had a quick retort:
@bloisolson How much you taking home, BO? And what's a few billion between friends? Dictionary game: Look up "hyperbole" 1:56 PM Sep 15th from TweetDeck in reply to bloisolson
Well @NickColeman my income has nothing to do with this - but hyperbole in the dictionary says if @NickColeman is involved check for typo 2:16 PM Sep 15th from TweetDeck
@bloisolson oh oh stepped on a little ego, huh? sorry. do you get paid to retweet @vikesstadium? 2:17 PM Sep 15th from TweetDeck in reply to bloisolson
my ego is fine. @NickColeman i get pd the same amt for RTing @VIKESSTADIUM as I do for RTing you. i see your ego is healthy too 2:38 PM Sep 15th from TweetDeck
@bloisolson inquiring minds want to know, BO.2:39 PM Sep 15th from TweetDeck in reply to bloisolson
@NickColeman I responded, check your glasses old man.... ;) 2:42 PM Sep 15th from TweetDeck in reply to NickColeman
ONOHEDIDN'T!? Blois rips out the "old man in glasses" dis. Ouch. Like, ouch ouch. Haven't heard that one since mom canceled Nick at Nite.
@bloisolson I saw your "response," badass. Just telling you that people with long client lists RT at their peril 2:43 PM Sep 15th from TweetDeck in reply to bloisolson
@NickColeman I have a strong record of tagging my tweets for clients - it says (client) should we have a beer at @stubandherbs (client)? 2:54 PM Sep 15th from TweetDeck in reply to NickColeman
@bloisolson i know you do... but RTing Zygi? c'mon, man! Some of that rubs off on you. And yes, you do owe me a beer. From a non-client tap.2:55 PM Sep 15th from TweetDeck in reply to bloisolson
I sincerely just wanted to make sure @NickColeman was accurate - I should have known he was hyperbolic3:18 PM Sep 15th from TweetDeck
Amazingly, Coleman went quiet for 11 minutes. Yes. Nick Coleman went silent. We're guessing it was time for him to take his vitamins, and by "take his vitamins" we mean down a shot of whiskey.
@bloisolson Don't worry, son: I know the diff between millions and billions. And between public info and propaganda. 3:29 PM Sep 15th from TweetDeck in reply to bloisolsonNote to all who worried Blois Olson and I were fighting: Guess you never had Thanksgiving Dinner with a Coleman. That's called "dessert." 6:12 PM Sep 15th from TweetDeckAnd sorry I had to let Blois Tweet alone there for a few hours. That's sad. But I had to "work" for a living. BO, you can look that up, too. 6:13 PM Sep 15th from TweetDeck
Work? Right. Judging from this twitter fight, you must be really busy...