Funny surreal absurd non-political Twitter accounts to follow?
December 5, 2017 6:01 PM   Subscribe

I want to escape angry political Twitter and read more funny, absurd, non-political accounts. Who should I follow?

For years I've followed a lot of people who would be considered Weird Twitter/ex-SA people and others influenced by them. For a time it was a good way to break up the workday and laugh. But in the last year my Twitter feed legitimately stresses me out. The mood now seems loud, frantic, bullying, vindictive, increasingly unfunny to me. Despite agreeing with many of these people politically, this is not healthy "entertainment" for me anymore.

I do like these more casual, surreal, absurd accounts:

@hell_doe
@someofmybest
@sadvil
@joshgondelman
@bobby
@electrolemon
@internethippo
@briangaar

I would love to start an entirely new account and only follow stuff like this—any good suggestions?
posted by deern the headlice to Computers & Internet (29 answers total) 18 users marked this as a favorite
 
Like @ProBirdRights?
posted by Huffy Puffy at 6:07 PM on December 5 [6 favorites]


Patricia Lockwood @TriciaLockwood
posted by schrodycat at 6:09 PM on December 5 [1 favorite]


@jonnysun
posted by slightlybewildered at 6:14 PM on December 5 [2 favorites]


These two make me LOL:

@catfoodbreath
@SUEtheTRex
posted by elphaba at 6:22 PM on December 5


@drewtoothpaste
@meganamram
@pleatedjeans
posted by RobotVoodooPower at 6:45 PM on December 5 [1 favorite]


By design it can’t escape politics entirely, but @WrongCaptions is always surreal and seldom angry.
posted by armeowda at 6:54 PM on December 5


@ch000ch
posted by arco at 6:55 PM on December 5 [1 favorite]


@suntzufuntzu ‏
@obviousplant_ ‏
@QuietPineTrees ‏
@WorstMuse ‏
posted by The otter lady at 6:56 PM on December 5 [1 favorite]


@LosFelizDaycare
@nocontexttgp

And you can't h*cking go wrong with @dog_rates (& companion account @dog_feelings)
posted by BlahLaLa at 7:07 PM on December 5 [3 favorites]


Oh and of course @chucktingle
posted by The otter lady at 7:52 PM on December 5 [3 favorites]


Any list of weird twitter personalities should include @dril.
posted by The Notorious B.F.G. at 8:02 PM on December 5 [1 favorite]


@_mindflakes
posted by pompomtom at 8:40 PM on December 5


@birdsthoco
posted by ohkay at 9:40 PM on December 5


@asmallfiction
@MicroSFF - they're doing a serial now, but usually they do stuff more like this
posted by wintersweet at 9:41 PM on December 5 [2 favorites]


@probirdrights for sure.
NOT A WOLF
Puerile, but Joel Dongsteen makes me laugh
Paperback Paradise
posted by O9scar at 9:55 PM on December 5 [3 favorites]


@NYTMinusContext
@TheStrangeLog
@RikerGoogling
posted by good in a vacuum at 10:26 PM on December 5 [1 favorite]


@epcotcentre
posted by wsquared at 10:57 PM on December 5 [6 favorites]


@FiremanSamPlots
posted by zachlipton at 11:08 PM on December 5


Sounds like you need to enter... da share z0ne
posted by EndsOfInvention at 1:28 AM on December 6 [3 favorites]


another day guarding the dril account.
posted by Sokka shot first at 5:19 AM on December 6 [1 favorite]


Denny's
posted by kpraslowicz at 7:09 AM on December 6


@rachelle_mandik is fkn hilarious
@CraigslistLove is better than the Best Of Craigslist
really into @dogsolutions even more than We Rate Dogs
posted by entropone at 7:50 AM on December 6


In case anyone finds it useful: I scrapped the @'s from this thread into the twitter list https://twitter.com/fjom/lists/mefifunnysurreal
posted by fjom at 9:16 AM on December 6 [3 favorites]


it's not always SFW, but @slimedaughter is wonderfully surreal
posted by Prunesquallor at 9:43 AM on December 6


I'm new to twitter, but MehGyver usually makes me laugh.
posted by It's Never Lurgi at 9:45 AM on December 6


Here are a few of my favorites. Some are slightly political, because, really, what's not political these days?

@House_Feminist
@coffee_dad
@Veggiefact
@Shitty_Future
@pixelatedboat
@tastefactory
@donkeyskong
@Bodegacats_
@House_Feminist
@CornOnTheGoblin
@Karate_Horse
posted by slogger at 10:48 AM on December 6


MoonPie
posted by naoko at 4:19 PM on December 6


Heather and Jessica @fuggirls and seconding @dog_rates.
posted by jojobobo at 9:31 PM on December 6


SirEviscerate makes me laugh all the time.
posted by bendy at 12:20 AM on December 7


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