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Steve Martin tweets Duluth

Earlier today, comedian Steve Martin tweeted a picture of the Duluth Vinyl Roofs / Arrowhead Hearing Aid Center on Superior Street noting, “I love it when businesses combine. So convenient!”

If you’re on Twitter and you like Steve Martin, he’s worth following. Funny stuff. Go Duluth!

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16 Comment(s)

  1. Reminds me of the old SNL skit where they mentioned the “Duluth Dinner Theatre and Garage.”

    waferdog | Oct 17, 2012 | New Comment
  2. Steve’s is the only Twitter stream that I have actually spent time reading. Funny stuff.

    I wonder if he took this photo himself, or if someone sent it to him.

    Dorkus | Oct 17, 2012 | New Comment
  3. He was in Duluth recently, I bet he saw it as he drove by.

    BadCat! | Oct 17, 2012 | New Comment
  4. That is why I question it.

    He came in a bus, I believe. Yet there is no bus behind him in the reflection in the windows.

    So he either stayed at the Sheraton and saw it while wandering around, or someone sent it to him.

    Dorkus | Oct 17, 2012 | New Comment
  5. The photographer is definitely on foot, but the angle of the shot looks a little off, if you’re using the bright spot in the main window as a reference for the camera position. Looking at the light pole, the photographer’s position looks to be about 8-12 feet from the curb, and crouched, looking slightly upward. (Unless the picture has been cropped and repositioned.)

    Given the angle referenced to the location of the light pole, you wouldn’t see the flash.

    in.dog.neato | Oct 17, 2012 | New Comment
  6. I believe he stayed at the Sheraton. The person who drove him to the Duluth Airport the next morning said Mr. Martin was buried in his iPad the entire time.

    adam | Oct 17, 2012 | New Comment
  7. I think you are over-analyzing it in.dog.neato.

    Dorkus | Oct 18, 2012 | New Comment
  8. I may be over-analyzing as well, but I find it unlikely that someone would say to Steve Martin “Hey, you were recently in Duluth. Here’s a funny picture that I took while I was there.” Something of that type of humor indicates that it was seen first-person.

    BadCat! | Oct 18, 2012 | New Comment
  9. Well this solves that mystery. He did indeed take the photo when he was in town this summer.

    Cory Fechner | Oct 18, 2012 | New Comment
  10. PDD’s tweet machine just got exposure to about 3.5 million peoples. Congrats! I’m going to drink a beer to that!

    Stephenos LaFleur | Oct 18, 2012 | New Comment
  11. Stephenos, not really. One thing about Twitter that most people don’t realize is that when you direct reply to somebody, with the handle coming first, it is seen on only the timelines of people who follow both the tweeter and the tweetee. (That’s why you’ll sometimes see someone put a period or quotation marks in front of a handle at the beginning of a tweet — so it’s seen by everyone.) So, sadly, the tweet was only seen by people who happen to follow both Steve and PDD, or people who happen to directly go to Steve’s Twitter feed.

    Tom | Oct 18, 2012 | New Comment
  12. Sorry, didn’t mean to be a buzzkill. It’s awesome to see Steve respond to PDD’s tweet anyway.

    Tom | Oct 18, 2012 | New Comment
  13. No buzzkill, you’re right! I follow both, and am still learning aspects of the tweetiverse (now I understand the . before a response thingy- Rob Delaney does that often when ripping on Walmart). Thanks for the insight, Tom.

    Stephenos LaFleur | Oct 18, 2012 | New Comment
  14. Well geeze, now we look like crazy photo conspiracy theorists… :p
    Zapruder photo!

    BadCat! | Oct 18, 2012 | New Comment
  15. Well, I was going to say something about the grassy knoll.

    in.dog.neato | Oct 21, 2012 | New Comment
  16. We passed a Palm Reader & Mini Storage Unit business in Paris, TX. I figured that combination deserves sharing here.

    Nick L | Dec 28, 2012 | New Comment

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