We mentioned this in passing last month, but it took until now for the sheer silliness of this “news” to truly sink into Londonist’s brain. An anthropomorphized Tower Bridge has taken to Twittering – you know, that little micro-blogging tool whereby folks can share with family, friends and subscribers what it is they’re doing, thinking and feeling every moment of the day. The Tower Bridge hasn’t yet revealed to us what it’s thinking or feeling, but it would like you to know what it’s been up to lately:
I am opening...I am closing...I am opening...I am closing...
Truly! And, at time of writing, there are 308 people who want to know (up from 228 since Gawker mentioned it yesterday). Who are these followers? London geeks that we are, we suspect there may be a few subscribers lurking among our ranks. And the rest? Obsessives with an Orwellian interest in monitoring the city’s waterways? Commuters mapping out their movements to and fro? Pirates?
Status updates, in our experience, tend toward one of two extremes: the mundane and Too Much Information. (We’re just joking, family, friends, readers and anyone else who sends us status updates. Yours are all quite clever and fascinating.) How long before Tower Bridge follows suit and allows us insight into other parts of its life? We can see it now:
I am wondering where the other sock went.
I am massively hungover, regretting drunken public snogging with Southwark Bridge.
I am NOT going to open for the SB Lady Daphne for the umpteenth fecking time today.