We’ve been talking about Roberto Luongo’s suspected secret Twitter account since late February, but with the Canucks’ elimination from the playoffs and Luongo’s reported trade request, the antics of @strombone1 have spiked in a major way of late. The man has basically been writing this blog for us for a week now.
On Tuesday, the continuing adventures @strombone1 went national when CBC picked up the story in a piece by Karin Larsen. Here’s “Luongo on Twitter?”, a CBC investigative report.
Full disclosure: before people claim the report ripped us off because it doesn’t mention us, Larsen actually contacted me for comment while she was putting it together, but I didn’t get back to her in time. It’s a shame, really. Being the talking head in this piece could have finally sealed my position as the world’s leading analyst in the field of Stromboning. I could have worn a tweed jacket and specifically requested the label, “Harrison Mooney, social media expert.”
Another opportunity wasted.
I could have helped clear up a few minor inaccuracies. For one, @basilluongo is not a real Luongo family member. He’s one of a dozen lame accounts that have sprung up in the past few weeks hoping to get a mention from Luongo during his weird, meta-tweeting spree. It worked for Basil, sort of:
Who’s this clown???“@BasilLuongo: people always ask me why i got all the looks and brains.you got the family jewels. spend wisely brother”
—Strombone (@strombone1) April 29, 2012
Second, that Kevin Bieksa elf pictured has nothing to do with anything.
If the purpose of the report was to officially “out” Luongo, I’d say it failed. All the best evidence went unpresented. Mind you, that’s fine, since Luongo playing coy about his unverified identity is half the fun.
But the other half the fun is the stuff he tweets, and if the purpose of the report was to get Luongo to say something hilarious, then it was a raging success:
—Strombone (@strombone1) May 2, 2012
Considering Luongo has been on CBC News a gazillion times for everything from the 2011 Stanley Cup run to that time he won an Olympic gold medal next door, this may be my favourite @strombone1 tweet yet.
Second favourite, anyway. The “control your broad” tweet still reigns supreme.Tags: canucks on twitter, Funny Bob, Luongo, strombone1, The Twitters, Twitter