Larry King is on Twitter...just like old times

I dunno why I didn't check a long time ago to see whether Larry King was on Twitter.

It just stands to reason, doesn’t it?

After all, he was Tweeting for many years before the phenomenon even had a name.

King’s USA Today column was sadly dropped eight years ago after a near-two-decade run, but in its heyday it was must-read material — its “apparently aimless concatenation of musings and meanderings, plugs, name-drops and nostalgia” a veritable goldmine of bugfuck crazy stream-of-consciousness.

Now, as newspapers crumble into dust, the ageless windbag has taken to the tubes, and his Twitter feed is rekindling a delightful nostalgia for that old newsprint showcase of quick-hit, ellipses-pocked cerebration about celebrity and other sundry nonsense. (Archived versions of the column are tough to find online, but for those who haven’t had the pleasure of reading it, let’s just say that this dozen-year-old Onion parody is not too far off the mark.)

Here are some of our favorites so far...

  1. Larry King
    kingsthings David Cook, Heidi & Spencer, and Jeff Foxworthy tonight.
    wouldn't that make for an interesting dinner party?
  2. Larry King
    kingsthings only in Las Vegas can you see Cher, Bette Midler, Britney Spears and Madonna all in one night … and they’re all the same guy.
  3. Larry King
    kingsthings Conan just did a bit on me as a "Transformer" -- I love all those late night guys!
  4. Larry King
    kingsthings talked to Mike Wallace (60 Minutes) today.
    He's 91, retired & in Martha's Vineyard -- great to hear his voice.
    He's one of my favorites.
  1. Larry King
    kingsthings this just in from the water cooler...
    we need more water!
  2. Larry King
    kingsthings Happy Birthday @PeteWentz
    and congrats on 600,000!
  3. Larry King
    kingsthings The remake of the Taking of Pelham 1,2,3 is a topnotch thriller.
    The best is years…
    Denzel Washington & John Travolta are superb.
  4. Larry King
    kingsthings “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough” -Mae West
  1. Larry King
    kingsthings children are being abducted and forced to fight as soldiers. @petewentz & @icTRI are on tonight
  2. Larry King
    kingsthings They never get the credit they deserve, but jockeys are the best athletes in all of sports.

UPDATE! My estimable colleague Ryan Stewart reminded me this morning of this late-'90s Norm Macdonald bit from SNL.

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