"Sir, there is no way your Twitter handle is @alphadoggs"

Stand-up comic Judah Friedlander not buying my alphadoggs act

image alt text

Over the weekend I attended a comedy performance by Judah Friedlander, best known as Frank the hat guy on the TV show 30 Rock, and by sitting in the front row I knew it was only a matter of time before the heckling began. Though Friedlander, whose shtick largely revolves around him being the World Champion of just about everything, is a pretty equal opportunity heckler as it turns out.

Anyway, the reason I mention it here is that the comic asked me what I did for a living and I responded that I was a journalist and in fact had been tweeting with him in advance of the show. He asked for my Twitter handle and when I replied @alphadoggs, he paused, looked at my middle-aged self among a slew of young Babson College students, and said: "Sir, there is no way your handle is @alphadoggs." Everyone yucked it up. (Friedlander, by the way goes by @JudahWorldChamp on Twitter.)

But indeed, @alphadoggs is my handle -- one I concocted years ago when starting this blog, with "alpha" referring to the early-stage network research I mainly focus on in the blog and "doggs" well, just to be cool, a la Snoop Dogg. Okay, I'm stuck with it now...

image alt text
Join the Network World communities on Facebook and LinkedIn to comment on topics that are top of mind.
Must read: 10 new UI features coming to Windows 10