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    Alec Baldwin shows American Airlines by quitting Twitter account

    For those following the silly drama between Alec Baldwin and American Airlines, the 30 Rock actor has now quit his Twitter account, saying he would start a new one.

    "Let's play a game called Mass Unfollowing. I want to crash this acct and start again. But, tonight at 10 PM, NY time, unfollow me," wrote Baldwin.

    For those unawares, yesterday, Baldwin had been kicked off a flight by American Airlines and took to Twitter to complain. From US Magazine:

    Alec Baldwin arrived safely at New York City's JFK airport Tuesday night. Earlier in the day, the 30 Rock star was kicked off an American Airlines flight for continuing to use his iPhone while the plane was at the gate. 

    "The flight attendant on American reamed me out for playing Words with Friends while we sat at the gate, not moving," Baldwin, 53, tweeted. (His account has since been deleted.) "No wonder American Air is bankrupt."

    Earlier today, American Airlines gave their version of the events on their Facebook page:

    Since an extremely vocal customer has publicly identified himself as being removed from an American Airlines flight on Tuesday, Dec. 6, we have elected to provide the actual facts of the matter as well as the FAA regulations which American, and all airlines, must enforce. Cell phones and electronic devices are allowed to be used while the aircraft is at the gate and the door is open for boarding. When the door is closed for departure and the seat belt light is turned on, all cell phones and electronic devices must be turned off for taxi-out and take-off. This passenger declined to turn off his cell phone when asked to do so at the appropriate time. The passenger ultimately stood up (with the seat belt light still on for departure) and took his phone into the plane’s lavatory. He slammed the lavatory door so hard, the cockpit crew heard it and became alarmed, even with the cockpit door closed and locked. They immediately contacted the cabin crew to check on the situation. The passenger was extremely rude to the crew, calling them inappropriate names and using offensive language. Given the facts above, the passenger was removed from the flight and denied boarding.

    And just a few hours ago, Baldwin - who had nearly 600,000 followers on Twitter, apparently abandoned the account. His account has now been renamed "Deactivated001." Baldwin's last Tweet, 13 hours ago, was video of Bernard Haitink and the Concertgebouw, performing the Mahler 9th, fourth movement. "I leave you with this ..." Baldwin wrote.

    Other Twitter celebrities have had their own Twitter dramas, as well. Pundit Keith Olbermann - a friend of Baldwin - has recently announced he will no longer reply to any of his followers on Twitter.

    Update: Conservative SooperMexican - who has had some Twitter drama with Baldwin in the past - has more on the Baldwin story.



    What's twitter?

    I'm just fascinated that anyone would care what Alec Baldwin has to say, let alone 600,000 people.  He can be an amusing actor, but I've never seen anything from him that would make me think he has anything special to say. 

    Well no one really cares what anyone writes on twitter, unless it is amusing, although sometimes there are good links to articles.

    Twitter is great fun, live tweeting GOP debates have been incredibly fun, with the numbers of hilarious people tweeting, Wolfie for one, but others too. Sometimes the DAG owners join in too. I've seen them.

    I followed Baldwin, and he could be hilarious sometimes, but the best people to follow are the truly funny people tweeting and keeping the world laughing with 140 characters.

    Sometimes you see stories go down and reporters get punked, like last  night, I was watching twitter while baking and saw an announcement that the SEIU had withdrawn their nod towards re-electing the  Pres, only to have it be debunked moments later and a mystery of who did it and why had begun. It is pretty interesting and fun.

    Twitter is definitely a mixed blessing for people in the self-promotion business.


    Gag me, Wolfrum, why did you make me go to that ugly SooperMexican site?  That's not even funny.

    I missed most of the Alec Baldwin departure drama, so I did enjoy reading about it here.  I just know I would hate Baldwin in person, but there's something about him that compels me to read all about him.  He's a fascinating, flawed man.  I suspect his "30 Rock" character, Jack Donaghy, isn't a stretch for him in the least.

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