Back in March 2016, I was approached online by a dubious individual who goes by @JHolmsted on Twitter. We had been following each other for a couple years-ish by then. She asked if I might be interested in becoming part of a group DM of like-minded folks just to have some laughs and shoot the shit. I’m a shit shooter from way back, so of course I immediately agreed. Soon thereafter, we set up a blog because we have things to say and blogs are easy to create these days (send submissions to us - we’ll publish almost anything) and started realizing there was a popular desire for twitter to be fun again (LOL, we were so naïve in the olden days). It’s a tale as old as time, or at least as old as March 2016. I’ve told it before. Then one day in late summer going into autumn of that same year, another of our little band of weirdos thought it might be a fun thing to entertain ourselves and other folks who liked jibber jabber and might want to have a giggle. The person who came up with that now legendary idea is @GentlemanRascal, Misfit Emeritus and Hall of Famer. #MisfitMischief was born.
The first time Mischief happened was Friday, 23 September 2016 at 19:30 Central. I have no recollection of how that time was chosen; I think it was just convenient at the time and we stuck with it because all the wonderful folks who love to play along immediately took to it. There was no real plan for it to become a thing that happened regularly every week. As I recall it, we figured it might be a giggle for a bit from time to time. And we haven’t missed very many Friday nights in the intervening years. #MisfitMischief is as loved by us as it is by everyone who joins us on Fridays.
Our little band of brothers and sisters is small but very tight. We all know each other’s kid’s names and such like. There are three Misfits who man the account for Mischief, and one of them is the guy who also always drives #MisfitGifChallenge on Wednesday nights. I usually don’t even remember the Gif Challenge is happening, but @danieltobin is dedicated to keeping it going. People love it. Folks send crying face emojis and shit when it gets canceled on rare occasions. I love that guy. He also starts Mischief every Friday night, btw. Me and / or Jenn usually pick it up later. We aren’t SNL, but we work at it some and we love our friends / fans.
Short story long, we appreciate all of the support and love down through these years. We’ll keep trying to make Twitter fun every week as long as you folks are interested. We don’t do this for all the money we get paid or the fame and golden statues we win. We do it for the children. And the middle class.
Also, I saw The Middle Class open for Sex Pistols.
Hearts and flowers and puppies to you all,
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Just a gaggle of people from all over who have similar interests and loud opinions mixed with a dose of humor. We met on Twitter.