To Quote The Late Clara Peller: “Where’s The #!*@%$#!! BEEF!!!!!!”


Beefs…um….I mean beats me!

Yes, today is “Where’s The Freakin’ Beef” day here on this meatless blog.

“Beef,” being people who do not follow this blog. Which is what I asked myself when I arose yesterday morning, sat down with my morning coffee, and proceeded to read the “Parade Magazine” section of my Sunday newspaper.

I was absolutely fine until I opened the first page of “Parade,” which is the section that has questions about personalities that people ask. There were questions about Seth Myers, and Daniel Radcliffe, The Wizard of Oz and some dumb question someone asked about booking the U.S. Open Tennis Courts, I guess, when they’re are no tennis games going on.

THEN…..then…..I came across a question someone asked. Which was, “How does George Takei come up with his funny tweets?”

(George Takei, (77) of course gaining fame and fortune as Mr. Sulu in Star Trek)

Takei as Mr. Sulu

Takei as Mr. Sulu

And Takei’s reply to that question was: “Social media has the word “me” in it, so people tweet about themselves.”


1,545,000 followers on Twitter

Which seemed logical to me considering I myself use “Twitter” and other social media sites to promote my daily humor blog. BUT……reading on, I went totally ballistic when I read the next line which said, “Takei, who boasts more than 1.3 million Twitter fans………………………..”

At which point I then said to myself…….”WTF!! 1.3 MILLION TWITTER FANS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


How is this possible?


Well um, no, but if it works for George Takei I thought I’d give it a shot

So I checked his bio on “Wikipedia” which had this blurb:

“However, Takei’s involvement in social media has brought him new fame. He currently has over 7 million “likes” since joining facebook in 2011, commonly sharing funny photos with his added commentary.[2″

WTF!!!! 7 million likes!!!!! 7 FREAKIN’ MILLION!!!! On Facebook!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WAIT!!!! He does this how? By sharing funny photos and additional commentary?

(one of George’s extremely humorous Tweets posted on Twitter on Sunday)

“Bar culture is a worldwide phenomenon. So why not peruse the best bars in the world?

Um….scuseeeeeeeeeeeee meeeeeeeee. Isn’t that WTF “I” do on a daily basis and I have how many followers on Twitter?

Wait for it……………


YES FIFTY FREAKIN’ FOUR. And….if that’s not bad enough, how about the number of people who follow this inane blog on WordPress. 170. Go figure.


They’re all bill collectors dear

So it was at that point I went ballistic and needed to take several doses of M&M’s with peanuts to calm me down. Ok…ok….an entire bag.

Now look folks. I completely understand that there are “Star Trek” groupies out there, (all in there 70’s) who completely adore George Takei. And perhaps he really is a funny guy and all. I’ll give him that. And I’ll even cut him some slack that he’s done other things like directing and stuff.

BUT… have THAT many followers on Twitter for posting funny photos and commentary? Um…..isn’t that what “I” do?


My last therapy session

Am I like missing something here? One thousand six hundred and sixty-five blog posts I’ve written since 2009 and I get 170 followers and Takei has 7 million!!!!!


WHERE’S THE FREAKIN’ BEEF!!!!! (followers)

And ya wonder why comedians get depressed. Not that I’m a comedian, but I AM writing comedy here in case you haven’t noticed….

WHAT! Do I have to like be a Tribble or something and post funny photos to get followers like Takei or something? I don’t get it.tribbles

Ok…ok….hold on a sec. (scarfing down yet another bag of M&Ms)


Ok….I think I’m fine now. Um…..wait.

(scarfing down another bag of M&M’s.)

Ok….I think that did it.

It’s like this folks. Sometimes writing humor can be a drag. Why? Because it’s not like standing up in front of an audience and hearing the laughter and applause. You get your highs from the “likes” you get from people who read your work and from the amount of people you see that are following your blog.

So you can understand where I would go ballistic reading about George having 1.3 million Twitter followers and 7 million “likes” on Facebook.

Ya know how many likes “I” get. THREE!  Yes….THREE! (my thanks to Tina in Vienna, Katy in Texas, and Charlie in the Land of Oz)


Time to see a Twitter counselor

Sooooooo. What to do? How do I turn my 54 Twitter followers into as many as George has. Or my three “likes”  to a gazillions likes on WordPress or Facebook.

Other than to contact George Takei and beg him to follow my blog and write something Star Trekish about what I do and post some funny pictures and commentary. Like THAT’S gonna happen.

Um…….I think I’m screwed.

UNLESS……..unless………I can sit down and bang off one of those stupid letters to Parade Magazine and they print it in their Sunday edition. Something like, “Dear Parade Magazine. Who is that hilariously funny MisfitWisdom blogger who has 54 Twitter followers and three likes on Facebook.”

And then post on Facebook how great this blog really is.


Um…..maybeeeee not

Just sayin.’

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Former disc jockey, (Dick Jones) 30 years, and author of, "I Could Have Been Famous But Sex, Love & Life Got In The Way" available at books, & Kindle, "The Covert Chamber" a mystery novel available at and Barnes & Noble, and "Forgotten" the story of two WWI pilots who were forgotten for over 70 years available on and Kindle
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4 Responses to To Quote The Late Clara Peller: “Where’s The #!*@%$#!! BEEF!!!!!!”

  1. Good question. 😀 I honestly can’t give any advise.. I just post daily and see what happens, really. But as my own attention span rarely expands past 300 words, I try to keep it short on my blog. Perhaps that’s working? totally different focus though!! (and we all know a picture tells 1000 words… heh)

  2. misfit120 says:

    Thanks Tina. I think in your case you are basically posting your creative work with very good photographs of interest. In my case it’s more of writing comedy rather than along the lines of what you do. Geez…..maybe I should post a photo of the day instead of writing comedy on current events. Then again, I don’t get around as much as you do to actually photograph anything of interest. UNLESS…..I just focus on bugs in my backyard. Hmmmm…….might work. With a good lens. : )

  3. katydidknot says:

    I worry about the amount of time I spend on my blog compared to how much impact I have with it… A lot.

    Of course, Takai is a cultural phenomenon – he’s a big voice in the LGBT community. Lots of people follow him.

    But whether anything he says matters to them, in the end, is probably up for debate.

    I like to believe that I might only have a few people reading my stuff, but they really pay attention to what i’m saying. I mean, someone who posted porn would get more hits but have less impact.

    Of course, this is called cognitive dissonance or maybe plain old rationalization… But I’ve pretty well convinced myself of it!

  4. misfit120 says:

    Good observations Katy. And don’t get me wrong. I totally appreciate the 140 followers on WordPress along with the 47 on Twitter. Which is why I still continue to write each and every day. You of course being one of them. It just baffles my mind that out of the 140,000 hits I get per year only three people take the time to click on “like.” One of the mysteries of life I guess.

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