This week’s recommendation is @MrsStephenFry is the fictional wife of @StephenFry, noted actor, writer, technology enthusiast, and erudite gentleman, and mother of his five (or so) alleged children. Part of the humor of the whole thing is the fact that Mr Fry is quite openly homosexual and has been so for some time.
It is unclear who is the actual wit behind the @MrsStephenFry account. I suspect it is Mr. Fry himself. The identity of The author is somewhat unimportant. The fact remains that @MrsStephenFry is pure comedy Gold. She paints a satirical picture of Stephen as a drunkard and a womanizer who frequently abandons her to go off on another bender. She also paints herself as a clueless housewife who puts up with the abuse of her husband and her own neglect of her “five or six” children because she cannot be bothered to acknowledge it. This sounds offensive, but in presentation it is clearly a parody of heterosexual family life. And possibly some elements of English society.
Followers of the Mrs are treated to daily doses of humor and social commentary distilled into 140 character shots. Her tweets both stand up well alone and build upon one another in a narrative story. And who would want to go without gems such as this:
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