If you were alive in the mid-to-late 80’s and watched television, you’re probably quite familiar with Gordon Shumway, aka, Alf. Well, it looks like our cat-eating, bouillabaisseball-playing, furry friend from planet Melmac has joined the Twitter ranks.
Last night, I saw a bunch of tweets in my stream welcoming Alf to Twitter. So, i followed some links and landed on @Verified_Alf. Not sure if the account is actually verified by Twitter or not, but who cares. For people like me that grew up watching Alf, this account, with its few tweets so far, is already a riot.
Will Alf surpass @BillGates? Who knows, but I’d sure like to see it. Like Gates, Alf is only following a few accounts (which all happen to be cats) including the now famous @Sockington. His witty bio reads: “If you love something, let it go. If it comes back to you, it’s yours. If it’s run over by a car, you don’t want it.” Clever, and we hope to see more clever tweets from Alf in the days to come.
By the way, feel free to spread the word and unite to make Alf bigger than Bill Gates on twitter. As it seems, many users are already tweeting “Alf is on twitter, must follow @Verified_Alf”