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Drew Carey Ups Twitter Name Bid to $1 Million


Earlier in the week we told of Drew Carey's promise to put $100,000 towards the LiveStrong Foundation in exchange for the Twitter name @Drew, if he were to amass 100,000 followers by November 9th. The Twitter handle in question is owned by one Drew Olanoff, who was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year and has effectively donated his user name to Lance Armstrong's cancer-fighting fund. Well, according to Mashable, Armstrong, Olanoff, and cancer-haters everywhere will be pleased to learn that Carey has thrown yet more money into the pot.

In a conversation with CBS News yesterday (video after the break), Carey promised that, if his current account (@DrewFromTV) were to boast 1 million followers by midnight, December 31st, 2009, he would donate a staggering $1 million to the Livestrong Foundation. (We don't really understand why he's trying to attract followers to a Twitter name he presumably plans on ditching, but we'll hold our tongues.) After all, it is one million dollars. He also explained that he would donate gradated amounts; for instance, if he were to reach 500,000 followers, he'd donate $500,000. Are you still reading this? Will you follow the dude already?! [From: CBS News, via Mashable]

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Comedians on Twitter

Comedians on Twitter

    Twitter has a 140-character limit on its tweets, which makes it a perfect forum for comedians to distribute jokes, one-liners, and pithy commentary to their fans and anyone who wants a laugh. Here are five funny folks who are making the most of the ridiculously popular microblogging service.
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    Warren Riddle

    1) The Twitterer: Joel McHale of 'The Soup'
    The Funny: "Unless you were on the Rock of Love Bus, then stay at home. I'm just getting over a cold so my immune system is fragile"
    The Following: 539,000
    The Frequency: Daily

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    2) The Twitterer: Eric Wareheim of 'Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!' (Although his partner Tim is listed)
    The Funny: "Christian power ballads playing in the car. Still drunk on Nyquil, so they sound pretty good."
    The Following: 14,000.
    The Frequency: Daily

    3) The Twitterer: Thomas Lennon of 'Reno 911!' and 'Night at The Museum'
    The Funny: "YouTube has pulled the trailer for THE STATE on DVD, as part of a brilliant decade-long campaign to keep us underground. Stay free!"
    The Following: 6,000.
    The Frequency: Daily

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    4) The Twitterer: Mindy Kaling of 'The Office'
    The Funny: "i cant sleep. i keep thinking how destructive to the galaxy it would be if Spock and Kirk fought over me on the deck of the Enterprise."
    The Following: 70,000
    The Frequency: Daily

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    5) The Twitterer: Dave Foley of 'The Kids in the Hall' and 'News Radio'
    The Funny: "Does everyone feel like they are hearing half a phone conversation. I fear that I twitter wrongly."
    The Following: 3,500
    The Frequency: Periodically

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    6) The Twitterer: Charlie Murphy of 'Chappelle Show'
    The Funny: "Whats up y'all. Im in Tampa Florida this weekend at the Tampa Improv. Thurs - Sun...Holla". C'mon, he's new to the site.
    The Following: 400
    The Frequency: Periodically.

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    7) The Twitterer: Aziz Ansari of 'Human Giant'
    The Funny: "Trying to steal wifi while crashing at a friends. How could the password for the network "this charming router" not be morrisey?"
    The Following: 32,000.
    The Frequency: Daily

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    8) The Twitterer: Paul Feig, creator of 'Freaks and Geeks'
    The Funny: "Hot dog martinis! Boil two hot dogs 10 minutes, remove hot dogs, discard, pour hot dog water into glass, top with gin, drink, vomit, repeat."
    The Following: 189,000.
    The Frequency: Daily

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    9) The Twitterer: Jeff Garlin of 'Curb Your Enthusiasm'
    The Funny: "My last tweet was sarcasm. Here is what I should have wrote - Pre-orders for my new dvd are lame. Amazon Sales Rank #135257 in DVD. I'm sad."
    The Following: 6,000
    The Frequency: Periodically

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