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Now I’m Instagraming

instagram-logo-9ON DISCOVERING my pal Bill O’Reilly is on Instagram, I decided to join.

You can find me under the user name of tzurumutarense.

Can you say tzurumutarense?

Perhaps I’ll become one of those “influencers” we hear about, people who get millions of followers and then try to get freebies at resorts and high-end stores in return for mentioning the name of the resort or store. No, wait, that’s YouTube.

O’Reilly is fond of posting photos of his dog, a Welsh corgi, the same breed favored by England’s Queen Elizabeth. But I have no dog.

I would like to be an influencer, however.

Perhaps I need to get a dog.

21 thoughts on “Now I’m Instagraming

  1. There are so many other ways to be an influencer which is evolving as recently as the past week. You could try to buy your favorite nephew’s way into Yale, for instance. Though that avenue may have been closed by recent criminal investigations. There’s always the three-name route for the up-and-coming.

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    1. Carole: We often wonder if my favorite nephew, who will turn 16 tomorrow, will even finish high school, so getting him into Yale, even by hook and crook, isn’t in the cards. He’ll end up doing what his mama has long done: Sit on his duff and watch money come in the door of their coffee shop.

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  2. I’m curious, señor, how is Instagram not anymore vile and evil-minded then Facebook or YouTube? Curious minds want to know.

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    1. Mark: Yes, I’ve entered a gray area, I admit. Instagram is run by Facebook, an evil organization. However, Instagram does not appear — at least so far, to me — quite so prone to heavy-handedness. Perhaps I am mistaken. Sometimes one tosses one’s principles out the window for the sake of one’s own comfort. You know, like you do with Facebook!

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  3. Organizations are not evil, but the people who run them often are.

    President Trump must be a sort of super man. He can turn the lights off in Venezuela, or make a nut case kill a bunch of people in New Zealand.

    Watch CNN and MSNBC to find out all the evil he can magically and mystically do. Maybe some more tornadoes.

    And yes, he can veto.

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  4. I’m disappointed that you’ve gone to the dark side along with the likes of Kylie Jenner. Instagram is just another arm of Facebook which you said you despised. (Just a gentle ribbing 😉 ) I wish you the best of luck in becoming an influencer. Be careful what you wish for. Celebrity isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, but I guess if you make enough money that takes some of the sting out of it.

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  5. Wow. Instagram AND quoting Emerson. What’s next? Taking a knee during the Mexican anthem? (I am old enough to remember when “taking a knee” was something painful rather than a narcissistic and meaningless gesture to stir up that bugaboo bucket of deplorables.) If you show up next week with a Weld for President button, I am heading your way for an intervention.

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    1. Señor Cotton: That was Emerson? I was thinking it was Oscar Wilde. I should have looked it up to be sure.

      Tuesday Weld is running for president? Who knew? I’d vote for her were it not for Trump. I’ll be voting for him instead.

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    1. Let me clarify: The good thing about having a dog is that he (or she) won’t think less of you if you’re not an influencer.

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      1. Creigh: No need to clarify. You were clear the first time, but thanks for the clarification.

        As for my being an influencer, I think it would raise my stock price in the eyes of young people.

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      1. Maybe. I’ve often thought my dog’s epitaph would be “He loved his friends and hated his enemies. He was a good dog.”

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  6. Felipe: Since you want to be an “influencer,” I invite you to go to the https://thetyee.ca/ which is a left-wing rag from the left coast of Canada. It has a few interesting articles and the comment section is about 98% far lefties. I’ve tried talking some sense into them (influence them) but it doesn’t take long before I get banned. Usually it’s for denying human-caused climate change or arguing against some other progressive sacred cow. I’ve had two Disqus profiles banned for basically having the wrong opinion. Anyway, you might have fun there for a short time as I’m sure you would be banned as well eventually. Cheers, and lovely photo of your lake.

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    1. Brent: You’ve mentioned The Tyee before. As for me having fun there, I’ll have to pass. I doubt they would be susceptible to my “influence.” If I want to argue with lefties, I can just as easily go to Huffpost or Mother Jones. Oddly, I’ve never been banned anywhere except for the (formerly Yahoo) forum of Gringos in our area, another pack of lefties.

      And yep, it is a nice photo. For others who may be reading this here, you’re referring to the photo on the following post, not this one.

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