Do Not Stay on Message: Political tweeters and well-handled celebrities don’t have a chance against Ochocinco. They have to stay on message, censoring any stray words that could be misconstrued by competitors or gossip columnists. Ochocinco cannot even be bothered committing to one language. “Que Dieu voussoirs bénisse tous aujourd’hui,je t’aime,” he wrote on Tuesday. (“May God bless everyone today. I love you.”) When publicly messaging friend/television personality Evelyn Lozanda, he often switches to Spanish. “Me diverti mucho jugando al futbol hoy en dia.” (“I had fun playing soccer today.”) All Ochocinco needs are a few Sanskrit phrases to become Twitter’s T.S. Elliot.
Even fellow athletes cannot keep up with Ochocinco. While not managed as carefully as politicians and pop stars, most football players stick to a social networking script, remarking about charity events and basketball games, or saying things like “Beautiful morning! Off to the gym!” Tim Tebow is one of the most beloved athletes in the N.F.L., but he has just 136,000 followers, in part because his messages are limited to updates on his coming book, “Go Gators!” basketball rooting, and occasional pro-social aphorisms. Ochocinco’s Twitter messages contain all of that, plus trilingual crosstalk, loopy observations, unpredictable outbursts, benevolent trash talk, and self-promotion that manages to somehow be both relentless and entertaining.
I cannot overstate my genuine love for all things Chad Johnson Ochocinco. -matc
“I thought she was gorgeous, down to earth and a touch bawdy, which caused the aristocratic Grace Kelly to raise a delicate eyebrow but elicited gales of laughter from Ava Gardner and me. She was, like another friend Natalie Wood, a girl’s girl — though some people would disagree and say that she was more of a man’s woman. What I mean is that Elizabeth was open and sincere, unlike so many Hollywood women. And, if she liked you, she genuinely liked you and was your friend for life.”—Joan Collins on Liz Taylor
“For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.”—F. Scott Fitzgerald (via thekimenator)
“Of all the classic 19th-century novels, Charlotte Brontë’s “Jane Eyre” has been by far the most filmed, outstripping even the ever-durable “Pride and Prejudice.” So far there have been at least 18 film versions, going back to a 1910 silent movie, and 9 made-for-television “Janes” — so many that they sometimes seem to quote from one another as much as from the novel.”—