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Friday, October 4th, 2013

Follow Friday: @asimplemachine (Dan Gagliardi)

A lot of Twitter users take to the platform to test out their latest jokes and quips, but certain people truly excel at making us laugh with the available characters and constraints. With the Internet being such a big place, it can be difficult to find the comedians most worthy of your RTs and favs. Each Friday we feature one person whose consistent short-form online humor deserves your attention and to be on your Twitter feed.

(If you're reading this from an RSS feed, you might want to come on over to the website so you can see the tweets.)

For this week's Follow Friday, we dived deep into the Twitter feed of Dan Gagliardi, @asimplemachine. Gagliardi is a 22-year-old New Jersey-based writer who's amassed a couple thousand Twitter followers with his well-crafted jokes. In addition to being good at Twitter, he's also a contributor to The Onion News Network. Check out a collection of his funniest tweets below. Oh, and if you're wondering why his Twitter name is "Tell Tale-li-heart-i," it's what he changed his name to for Halloween season in a sloppy "Treehouse of Horror"-esque psuedo-pun.

Gagliardi is good at cleverly cutting down terrible public figures:

In addition to being an Onion New Network contributor, Gagliardi is also the creator of Breaking Bad:

After the finale, he took questions from Breaking Bad fans about the critically-acclaimed show he totally made. Questions and responses are collected here.

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