3Billy Corgan is Almost Glenn Beck
Say what you want about the last living bastion of the grunge/goth fusion of the late 90s, but no one can deny that a) Billy Corgan has written some kickass songs over the years, and b) he also once posed this picture:
... presumably without an off-camera gun in his back forcing him to do so. Jazz hands, bare shoulders and all.
Also, a soul-raping, everlasting gaze.
You see a picture like that and you expect that Corgan is some kind of Gothic vampire, warlocking it up in his haunted Chicago castle, writing lyrics in the blood of his critics, scribbling poetry about black roses and broken pinky swears. What you don't expect is what you find in his Twitter feed.
What His Twitter Feed Taught Us:
Billy Corgan: sports nut, God lover, believer of chemtrails, overall nice guy.
One of those things was not like the others. Sprinkled among the positive energy tweets, winky smiley emoticons and heartwarming notes of gratitude for his fans are a few things you wouldn't expect from Corgan.
First of all, sports. Cub love, Bear love, WrestleMania. Corgan loves wrestling like a stripper loves leopard print (though WWE fans already knew that). Included are frequent shout-outs to Mick Foley and Hulk Hogan.
You start to get this feeling that despite his reputation, Corgan is a "regular folks" kind of guy.
Everyone who is regular folk, step forward. Not so fast, Billy.
Until you see this:
For those not in the know, chemtrails are not your usual rock star cause. You know how aircraft leave those cool streaky trails behind them? Those guys are usually called contrails, or condensation trails, and are composed of water condensing from the exhaust of aircraft. Easy enough. But some conspiracy theorists allege that it's not water condensation at all, but chemicals that the government is purposely and secretly raining down on us. They point to grid-like patterns and the long staying power of the trails as their evidence. Not, you know, science, but anecdotes and observations. Mr. Corgan is one of those theorists.
Aaaaaand then we have this:
Honestly, the man is going to wind up in a bunker in the wilderness with Randy Quaid.
2Ice-T Really, Really Likes Video Games
You know what's rarer than a double rainbow? A picture of original gangsta Ice-T laughing. Before Ice-T became known for playing po-po on TV, he was Ice-T, the guy who wrote "Cop Killer." And the guy who wrote what is generally considered the very first gangsta rap song, period.
So, it's no wonder that when you think of Ice-T, you think of a serious man doing serious things. And possibly committing some crimes.
Ice is smiling! Savor the moment!
What His Twitter Feed Taught Us:
Ice-T LOVES video games.
Word? Word. Even if you only go back as far as the beginning of September 2010 on his Twitter feed, you'll find no fewer than 98 mentions of the word "game." Dead Rising gets 13 mentions. Try MW2 (Modern Warfare 2) and you'll see eight mentions. Fallout, as in Fallout: New Vegas gets five. Gears 3 gets three.
Ice-T not only tweets extensively about his gaming passion but also interacts with fans over it. And P.S., reading Ice's feed as a nongamer is straight gibberish. Glitches, 140-character reviews, even the tedium of working with those punks at GameStop are fair game for Ice:
Finding out Ice-T is a hardcore gamer would be like discovering Al Capone was a D&D man, which would also be pretty cool if you think about it.