After Ryan Kesler’s tweets became much more interesting while he sat around recovering from offseason hip surgery, it seemed a foregone conclusion that the Canucks’ long layoff in California would yield a little action on the Twitter front, and we weren’t disappointed, as Dale Weise (@DaleWeise32) spent most of Tuesday afternoon interacting with Canuck fans in his first day on Twitter:

Weise took to Twitter the same way he’s taken to the Canucks organization as a whole: with pure glee. It’s hard to miss how much the guy loves being a Canuck, especially after the enthusiasm with which he responded to fans. Weise sent a whopping 92 tweets in his first day, more than Kevin Bieksa and nearly as many as Ryan Kesler sent in a year, admitting a full-fledged addiction by the time he packed it in for the night.

The level of activity was so unusual that we began to suspect the account of being a fake, but it was quickly verified by Ryan Kesler and Weise’s roommate Andrew Ebbett, who likely helped Weise get set up. It’s him. Weise, meanwhile, laughed at our suspicion:

And then he showed us the holes in his hands and his feet. #DoubtingBulis

Weise became the latest in a long line of Canucks to sign up for an account in the past few months, a phenomenon we suspected might occur. While things weren’t looking up for tweeting Canucks in the wake of the Mike Duco fiasco, when Kevin Bieksa (@kbieksa3) finally caved to public pressure you knew other Canucks were on the way.

Since then, it’s been an online gold rush. Three months ago, it was Ryan Kesler (@Ryan_Kesler), and only Ryan Kesler, but this season has seen the arrival of Bieksa, Weise, Andrew Ebbett (@aebbett), and the shiner-sporting David Booth (@d_booth7).

Am I forgetting anyone? If we’re talking about guys within the organization as a whole, there’s also (@stevepinizzotto), Kevin Connauton (@k_nauts), Darren Archibald (@arch2five), Billy Sweatt (@billysweatt), and Mike Duco (@Duco1787), who’s back from the grave (understandable, since he’s a vampire) and working his tail off to convince Victor Oreskovich to sign up next.

There are more, too. Kevin Bieksa has indicated that there are a number of other Canucks simply using Twitter as a reader (and to keep tabs on their teammates’ shenanigans, presumably). This probably serves to explain the suspected Keith Ballard account (@keith_ballard4) that continues to lay dormant, as well as the suspicious @_eagle23 and @Lappy14 accounts that Kevin Bieksa is following, indicating that they’re probably Alex Edler and Maxim Lapierre, respectively.

There’s also this suspicious Herb Bagel (@slavy_72) character, whom I suspect might be some sort of onion man that travels with the team:

“Herb” bagel? Definitely an onion man.

It likely won’t be too long before a few other Canucks are tweeting as well. Who’s next? My money’s on Alex Burrows. I hope he tweets just like he speaks.

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18 comments

  1. DanD
    November 9, 2011

    Now you need to have an #askittobulis all Canucks’ questions edition.

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    • DanD
      November 9, 2011

      As in, the Canucks players ask the questions, just to clarify.

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    • Harrison Mooney
      November 9, 2011

      Ask it to Bulis is coming later today, actually. Woo!

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      • DanD
        November 9, 2011

        Hooray!

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  2. madwag
    November 9, 2011

    “Holy Crap”?! Here’s a reminder from my past with a bit of editing because this is a family blog: (To be read aloud with jitterbug enthusiasm and an upbeat jazz accompaniment.)

    Holy! Holy! Holy! Holy! Holy! Holy! Holy! Holy! Holy!
    Holy! Holy! Holy! Holy! Holy! Holy!
    The world is holy! The soul is holy! The skin is holy!
    The nose is holy! The tongue and ( ) and hand
    and ( ) holy!
    Everything is holy! everybody’s holy! everywhere is
    holy! everyday is in eternity! Everyman’s an
    angel!
    The bum’s as holy as the seraphim! the madman is
    holy as you my soul are holy!
    The typewriter is holy the poem is holy the voice is
    holy the hearers are holy the ecstasy is holy!
    Holy Peter holy Allen holy Solomon holy Lucien holy
    Kerouac holy Huncke holy Burroughs holy Cas-
    sady holy the unknown buggered and suffering
    beggars holy the hideous human angels!
    Holy my mother in the insane asylum! Holy the ( )
    of the grandfathers of Kansas!
    Holy the groaning saxophone! Holy the bop
    apocalypse! Holy the jazzbands marijuana
    hipsters peace & junk & drums!
    Holy the solitudes of skyscrapers and pavements! Holy
    the cafeterias filled with the millions! Holy the
    mysterious rivers of tears under the streets!
    Holy the lone juggernaut! Holy the vast lamb of the
    middle class! Holy the crazy shepherds of rebell-
    ion! Who digs Los Angeles IS Los Angeles!
    Holy New York Holy San Francisco Holy Peoria &
    Seattle Holy Paris Holy Tangiers Holy Moscow
    Holy Istanbul!
    Holy time in eternity holy eternity in time holy the
    clocks in space holy the fourth dimension holy
    the fifth International holy the Angel in Moloch!
    Holy the sea holy the desert holy the railroad holy the
    locomotive holy the visions holy the hallucina-
    tions holy the miracles holy the eyeball holy the
    abyss!
    Holy forgiveness! mercy! charity! faith! Holy! Ours!
    bodies! suffering! magnanimity!
    Holy the supernatural extra brilliant intelligent
    kindness of the soul!

    Berkeley 1955

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    • The Bookie
      November 9, 2011

      I know, I wish they could have found a better word than that too. ‘holy’ just has too many religious connotations for one such as myself, but what can you do…?

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      • Harrison Mooney
        November 9, 2011

        With the complaint seconded, a change has been made, gents. Sorry for offending.

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        • DanD
          November 9, 2011

          I recommend “Wowie Zowie!” Works great and is completely inoffensive.

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          • The Bookie
            November 9, 2011

            oh I wasn’t actually complaining, just poking fun

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            • madwag
              November 10, 2011

              nor was i complaining. i just was offering a work of one of the greatest beat poets and one of the more prominent american poets of the twentieth century. i’m rather disappointed that your jock readership was so unappreciative.

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  3. beninvictoria
    November 9, 2011

    i hope Burrows tweets like the Russian players and does emoticons with no eyes. ))) 00000 ((((((( PPPPPPP

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  4. pitbismyfave
    November 9, 2011

    And then he showed us the holes in his hands and his feet. #DoubtingBulis

    ha!

    I think it’s great that more players are getting on Twitter!

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  5. Timmy
    November 9, 2011

    My bet’s on AV tweeting from the bench.

    @ryan_kesler @d_booth7 @aebbett @kbieksa3 @Keith_Ballard4 youre on PP next. get ready

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  6. sarah
    November 9, 2011

    Dale Weise is my new favourite!

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  7. The Bookie
    November 9, 2011

    Herb Bagel? slA.V.y_72?

    I say we hold Alain nickname-hostage until someone tells us who the real Herb Bagel is…

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  8. Anony
    November 13, 2011

    Just noticed that Bieksa, Kesler, Dan Murphy, and Linden follow someone on twitter named ‘herb bagel’ Herb Bagel
    Herb Bagel
    @slavy_72

    Who is this person?

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    • Harrison Mooney
      November 13, 2011

      At the end of this post, we suggest he’s an onion man.

      But in actuality, I think he’s an agent or lawyer or representative of some sort.

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  9. Anony
    November 13, 2011

    Oh my, ok, just noticed that this @_Eagle23 character (presumably Edler) is following someone else named Herb Bagels @slavy_80 …. so odd….

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