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11 Spoof Twitter Accounts We Love
January 29, 2014
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Tonight on the Panel, George talks stats with Allana Harkin, Pay Chen and Ren Bostelaar. Bostelaar is one of the co-creators of the spoof Twitter account @stats_canada, which posts daily updates of completely fake (but utterly real sounding) statistics about Canada. For example:

Their conversation got us thinking about the other great spoof Twitter accounts on the Internet. Here, a list of 10 other ones we highly recommend:

Pharrell's Hat (@Pharrellhat)

This is the newest account on the list, started just this week in response to the park ranger hat (or was it a Mountie hat? The Internet can't decide) that Pharrell Williams wore to the Grammys on Sunday. This personified hat dishes out wisdom, aphorisms and even political commentary. 

Kim Kierkegaardashian (@KimKierkegaard)

A mashup of reality TV star Kim Kardashian with everyone's favourite Danish existentialist Søren Kierkegaard. 

Modern Seinfeld (@SeinfeldToday)

Two comedian friends imagine what the sitcom Seinfeld would be like today by plotting out episodes that feature problems specific to today. While Jerry himself is ambivalent about the parody, some of the results are pretty spot on. 

The Dark Lord (@Lord_Voldemort7)

An elaborate online presence for He Who Must Not Be Named (er, Lord Voldemort), the notorious villain in the Harry Potter series. Voldemort takes public jabs at Harry Potter characters, as well as people in the real world. 

New York TImes Minus Context (@NYTMinusContext)

This account delivers exactly what it promises: quotations lifted directly from the pages of the New York Times, free of all clutter and context.

Taylor Swift (@WhatTaylorDoes)

Here we get "the secret life of Taylor Swift," in the form of brief melancholic third-person missives. 

Not Mark Zuckerberg (@notzuckerberg)

The inner thoughts of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg — posing, in this fake incarnation, as some kind of Bond villian-like evil genius.

Mayor Rob Frod (@TOMayorFrod)

A spoof account for Toronto's zaniest mayor, updated so frequently you'd almost believe it was really him. 

Not Roger Federer (@PseudoFed)

Besides having a particularly great Twitter handle, this account shares out the fake thoughts of "humble tennis player" Roger Federer.

God (@TheTweetOfGod)

He only follows one person: Justin Bieber. And He tweets His own aphorisms.

And make sure to tune in on January 29 at 7 p.m. on CBC to catch The Panel.

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