Follow Friday: @DammitBabies (Michael Scarpa A.K.A. Søren Twerkegaard)

Everybody fancies themselves as some sort of wizard that can conjure up laughter by a few strokes of a keyboard, but only a few tweeters are truly worthy enough to have all of their witticisms transmitted to you, the ever busy comedy fan trying to navigate through an increasingly congested internet. Every Friday we’ll make your life a little bit easier by introducing you to an individual that you might not know about who consistently makes us laugh and momentarily forget that other days of the week exist.

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Michael Scarpa (@dammitbabies), more well known on the twittersphere by the decidedly funnier moniker of Søren Twerkegaard, was kind enough to fill us in on the stories behind some of his funniest tweets.

“This one just kind of popped into my head this way, basically fully formed. I don’t usually do tweets like this but it was just a really funny scenario to me so I went with it. I don’t even know with this one.”

“I was trying to make fun of all the ‘ten years ago we had cash/jobs/hopes’ jokes floating around which were themselves making fun of the original joke… I was just trying to be glib and dumb. That’s how a lot of my jokes start to be honest, they often start from a place that’s kind of opposed to or tired of the format and end up completely falling into it.”

“I was thinking about how the whole ‘don’t even talk to me until I’ve had my coffee’ idea was basically saying ‘haha I’m addicted to this stuff, deal with it idiots’ so I just kinda took that idea to a more deconstructed place and also kind of the way I get when I’m in a bad mood.”

“There are times when I feel life’s great and others when I’m not very happy with it, and that comes largely from what version of my life I’m looking at - what’s more in focus from my past and present, and how I string those things together, and then just imagining how bad almost any life could be made to look by stringing the worst things about it together in a stressful context.”

“Mostly it’s just a funny reversal of the phrase also just taking that out of context and imagining somebody who needs a mantra to manage doing harm. If you have to work that hard at anything, every once in a while you need to let go and blow off some steam.”

It’s important for Søren to blow off some steam after a long day of arduous labor.

He finds fishing to be a relaxing exercise.

Camping however can be a little noisy and frustrating.

Søren feeds on his anxieties to provide adrenaline, like his heroes.

When he can’t sum up enough energy, there’s always The Thirst Quencher.

Michael is a player.

Always out clubbing.

Just being a solid bro.

He still believes in the lost art of letter writing.

And the lost art of rewriting the classics.

Søren might not be in the best place right now.

He can use a hug.

He is relating too much to jazz music.

Michael is going nowhere.

Let’s hope he doesn’t give up and cybernate his twitter account.

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