Grumpy Dad Captivates Twitter

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 25, 2009 5:04 PM CDT
A grumpy older man.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – An acid-tongued septuagenarian is all the rage on Twitter, the Telegraph reports. The feed, @shitmydadsays, comes courtesy of his son—“I’m 28. I live with my 73-year-old dad. He is awesome. I just write down shit that he says"—and has almost 70,000 followers despite being just 3 weeks old. Number of Twitterers the old guy follows? Just one, of course.

A sample: “Your brother brought his baby over this morning. He told me it could stand. It couldn't stand for shit. Just sat there. Big let down.” Another? “Your mother made a batch of meatballs last night. Some are for you, some are for me, but more are for me. Remember that. More. Me.” OK, one more: “My flight lands at 9:30 on Sunday...You want to watch what? What the fuck is mad men? I'm a mad man if you don't pick me the hell up.”