Cookie Crisp and Ernie Hudson: A Twitter Conversation

I have just participated in what may very well be the geekiest and most fun Twitter conversation ever had by a half-dozen people in New Hampshire on a Monday afternoon in July. It began, as far as I can tell, with this tweet from @alignment:

You know what I just ate? COOKIE CRISP CEREAL. The box says it’s a good source of vitamins, but I don’t think I believe this..

And this is what happened next:

larryclow: @alignment Now I want Cookie Crisp more than anything. Haven’t had that in years.

spyboy: @alignment yes, the BOX is a good source of vitamins, the cereal, not so much…

johnherman: @spyboy @larryclow @alignment Everyone step away from the box slowly. Cookie Crisp is neither cereal nor is it cookie.

spyboy: @johnherman @larryclow @alignment I’ve never had Cookie Crisp. Or Mountain Dew, yah, I’m weerdz

johnherman: @spyboy Yes, but you are a friendly android. Instead of blood, you have oil and electricity in your veins.

spyboy: @johnherman I bleed ones and zeroes

ecc1977: Oh curses! I had totally forgotten about the evil of Cookie Crisp. Craving commences in 5, 4, 3… @spyboy @larryclow @alignment @johnherman

larryclow: @spyboy @alignment @johnherman CC has a peculiar fake-food flavor that’s hard to resist. So does Mountain Dew. Both are poison, tho.

alignment: @spyboy @larryclow I don’t like Mountain Dew. But my tastes can’t be trusted, since I DO like Moxie.

leahcreates: I am eating fresh cherries. Surely these are better than Cookie Crisp? @alignment @johnherman @larryclow @ecc1977

johnherman: @ecc1977 @larryclow @spyboy @alignment Seriously, eating Cookie Crisp is like shutting down the containment field in Ghostbusters. Bad.

spyboy: @alignment mmmm Moxie, not many people enjoy it.

ecc1977: Laughing out loud at this: RT @johnherman Seriously, eating Cookie Crisp is like shutting down the containment field in Ghostbusters. Bad.

ecc1977: My wife’s great-grandfather swore by it, but I’ve never met anyone else. RT @spyboy: @alignment mmmm Moxie, not many people enjoy it.

larryclow: @johnherman @ecc1977 @spyboy @alignment I’d rate Boo Berry as slightly more harmful than Cookie Crisp

larryclow: @johnherman @ecc1977 @spyboy @alignment To extend the Ghostbusters analogy Cookie Crisp:Boo Berry :: Disabled Containment Unit:Gozer

johnherman: @larryclow @ecc1977 @spyboy @alignment Oh, I agree. Boo Berry is Ghostbusters 2 bad.

ecc1977: Absolutely RT @leahcreates I am eating fresh cherries. Surely these are better than Cookie Crisp? @alignment @johnherman @larryclow @ecc1977

larryclow: @leahcreates FWIW, I have neither Cookie Crisp or cherries. Just water and a granola bar.

ecc1977: Boo Berry = bad. What about Count Chocula? @johnherman: @larryclow @spyboy @alignment #cookiecrisp

johnherman: @larryclow By that philosophy, Count Chocula is the Vinz Clortho of breakfast cereals.

spyboy: @johnherman I think Fruity Pebbles is to your Cookie Crisp what Men in Black is to Ghostbusters

larryclow: @johnherman I sense a breakfast cereal/Tobin’s Spirit Guide mashup coming on.

spyboy: @larryclow @larryclow Is “he slimed me” equivalent to soggy cereal?

johnherman: @larryclow @ecc1977 @spyboy @leahcreates So in conclusion, @alignment is Ernie Hudson.

spyboy: @johnherman @ecc1977 @leahcreates @alignment @larryclow You mean like this? http://bit.ly/2G3Uo

johnherman: @spyboy Thanks. This is pretty excellent. http://bit.ly/2G3Uo

ecc1977: Fantastic Ghostbusters trailer, re-edited make Ernie Hudson the star! RT @spyboy: you mean like this? http://bit.ly/2G3Uo

leahcreates: I LOVE HOW THIS TURNED OUT. RT @johnherman @larryclow @ecc1977 @spyboy @leahcreates So in conclusion, @alignment is Ernie Hudson.

alignment: @leahcreates @larryclow @spyboy @johnherman @ecc1977 This was one of the most entertaining twitter conversations ever. Thank you.

Earlier today, I read an article about our spastic digital culture that, for the most part, was right-on. But conversations like the one I had this afternoon really remind me why I love Twitter. When you’re alone at your desk and need to blow off some steam for a few minutes, this tool is perfect for the job.