If you thought perhaps I had been detained by the TSA, or hospitalized in a holiday traveling accident, then I am happy to report that I have only been detained by an insane holiday schedule. But it is still Friday, so there is still time for a Follow Friday post! This week I’d like to turn your attention to @SimonPegg, an internationally known character actor and author. Doesn’t sound familiar? Well, maybe you know some of the roles he’s played. Do you remember Tim Bisley from the TV series Spaced? No, too obscure, perhaps? How about Shaun from the 2004 cult classic film Shaun of the Dead? Or maybe you remember him as The Editor from the 2005 season of Doctor Who? Or Benji Dunn from 2006’s Mission: Impossible III? That’s the guy that helped Tom Cruise’s character track down his girlfriend. Or you might have seen him as Nicholas Angel in 2007’s hit comedy Hot Fuzz. But I imagine that most people will recognize him as Scotty from 2009’s re-boot of Star Trek. And in a few days, you’ll have a chance to hear him as the voice of Reepicheep in the upcoming movie The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. Simon also wrote Spaced, Shaun of the Dead, and Hot Fuzz, and a variety of other screenplays over the years. His quirky sense of humor has made him into an icon of British Comedy. You can find more about what Simon is up to at his official website Peggster.net, or via his new iPhone app.
So what is @SimonPegg like on Twitter? Glad you asked! Simon applies that same quirky humor and sends up… well, just about everything! From things he sees while walking his dog, Minnie, to world politics, to show business, or even Twitter itself, Simon expresses himself in a way that is almost certain to bemuse and entertain. His particular turn of phrase will either amuse or confuse. I mean, when was the last time that you heard someone say that he was going to go walk the dog even though he really needs to do a Number 3 himself? If you were following @SimonPegg, the answer would be last Tuesday.
I hope everyone has had a good week, and those persons celebrating Thanksgiving this week have not indulged too much. We’ll be back with another Follow Friday next week, and we should have the next edition of Scott Roche’s Scrabled Bits series, unless his NaNoWriMo effort has him on the ropes. Rest assured we will have a review! We hope you’ve been enjoying the reviews, and hope that you’ll take the time to vote in the current poll. We are still trying to raise funds to be able to move to a better host in 2011, and if you could spare a few dollars to help out, or some time to help spread the word about The Nifty Tech Blog, it would help out a lot! We’ve only managed to raise 10% of our goal so far, so every little bit helps. Until next week, have a good one!