Meet The Not-Gary J. Buseys Behind @GaryJBusey (1/2)
H: Of all the celebrities to make fake Twitter accounts of, why Busey? What was your inspiration?
Jacktion!: He’s perfect, because he’s widely perceived to be nuts. You never know what he’s going to say, and we want people to have no idea what we’re going to tweet about next.
Pauly: Busey is perfect because Busey is crazy. It makes it easy to tweet anything we choose because no one really knows what Gary Busey will say next. The fact that I don’t even know what I’ll tweet next inspires me as well as keeps me tweeting.
H: Busey is definitely up on the news: the MTV Movie Awards, the oil spill, the NBA Championship. Is any topic off-limits?
Jacktion!: We don’t arbitrarily limit ourselves. If we can make it funny, we’ll post it. My favorite reaction in the @replies is always “I can’t believe I laughed at that.” My least favorite reaction is “too soon,” which we get all the time.
Pauly: Nothing is off-limits and no one is safe.
Donkey: We really don’t have any kind of limits or filters on what Busey will say. There simply is no such thing as “too soon.” We’re not crass just to be crass, but we take a lot of shit, especially around celebrity death times. Everybody seems to have that limit where you get to “you used to be funny until you made fun of [insert thing that I really liked] and now you’ve gone too far.” For me, there’s few things funnier than getting @replies like that and only a few of them don’t involve strangling midgets.
H: Do you have a favorite Tweet?
Jacktion!: My best tweets read like “Deep Thoughts” by Jack Handy. But I have a terrible memory, so I’m going to have to go with the first one that popped into my head: “I believe that children are our future. That’s why I buried a time capsule filled with babies in my backyard.”
Pauly: It’s hard to pick a favorite one. It’s like asking a parent which kid is their favorite when all their kids are assholes.
Donkey: I can’t remember my favorite tweets, but I was pretty proud of “I’m observing a half-moment of silence for Gary Coleman.”
Read part two of this series here.