Think of someone you wish was on Twitter. I can think of two straight off the bat, and they're both M(a)cLeans. Ron and Stuart, two great Canadian story tellers that are huge parts of the CBC. One with Hockey Night in Canada and the other with The Vinyl Cafe.
When someone in the public eye doesn't have a Twitter account, it's quite possible they will have a parody account. Recently, there have been some very funny ones like @Queen_UK, who's still going strong. Now, we've discovered our new favourite. Let us introduce to you, @HulkStuMcLean:
HULK GATHER CANADA MEMORY LIKE PRECIOUS FLOWERS! PUT IN VASE MADE OF RADIO!! WATER WITH EARS AND HEART!! HERE SONG BY MOLLY JOHNSON!!-- Hulk Stuart McLean (@HulkStuMcLean) July 26, 2012
Stuart McLean is the host of CBC Radio's The Vinyl Cafe. During each show, Stuart will recount essays, stories and play some tunes. The stories are often funny and often "wistfully nostalgic." If you're a regular listener, you'll know of Dave and Morley who certainly play a big part in the tweets we've seen so far.
Stuart's hilarious Hulk counterpart is racking up the followers as the hours go by. We think you should click that button too. To whet your appetite, check out our favourite tweets of his, starting with his first ever:
HULK HELP DAVE MOVE BIRD NEST IN BACKYARD!!!-- Hulk Stuart McLean (@HulkStuMcLean) July 24, 2012
HULK SMASH BROKEN MAN ON HALIFAX PIER!!!!! EVERYTHING OK NOW!!!!!-- Hulk Stuart McLean (@HulkStuMcLean) July 25, 2012
AND THAT HOW FLIN FLON GET NAME. HERE SONG FROM SERENA RYDER!!!!!-- Hulk Stuart McLean (@HulkStuMcLean) July 25, 2012
DAVE OUT OF TOWN. MORLEY FIND BIRD NEST. HERE SONG FROM OLD MAN LUEDECKE-- Hulk Stuart McLean (@HulkStuMcLean) July 25, 2012
DAVE REFUSE TO BUY NEW LAWN MOWER! TRY FIX! MORLEY KEEP SIGH!-- Hulk Stuart McLean (@HulkStuMcLean) July 25, 2012
BACKYARD RINK WHERE CANADA DREAM FORGE! MOM WATCH FROM WINDOW! CRY BOY GROW! HERE MORE FROM ROSE COUSINS!-- Hulk Stuart McLean (@HulkStuMcLean) July 26, 2012
In terms of reaction, we heard of Stuart McLean's through his friend Leah McLaren:
My pal Stuart McLean's response to @HulkStuMcLean : "I just about laughed myself sick reading this thing." (sadly he's not on twitter)-- Leah McLaren (@leahmclaren) July 26, 2012
CBC Radio 2 Mornings host Tom Power is a fan, and respect to him for the tip-off:
We asked Hulk Stuart McLean for a comment.
@CBCLive HULK TOO BUSY SMASH AUTOMATED LIGHTHOUSE TO COMMENT. BUT HULK FEEL WARMTH FROM STRONG NATION CANADA! HULK THANK AND SMASH!-- Hulk Stuart McLean (@HulkStuMcLean) July 26, 2012