Twitter friends solve a mystery

By | April 3, 2008

The power of Twitter never fails to surprise me. I was in Fido at lunch today with a friend. We were chatting when suddenly a man walked in and sat down across from us. He’s an actor, but I could not for the life of me place him.

William Devane at Fido I was pulling my hair out trying to remember what film I’d seen him in. I remembered him as a tough guy, possibly from a military picture, or some sort of spy movie. I was stumped as he sat sipping his coffee and reading a book.

Then it dawned on us. Snap a photo and put it on Twitter to help us determine who he is. So we did. The tweets came pouring in from my buddies in Twitterland. It didn’t take long before we determined that the actor was William Devane.

Many of you know Devane from “24″, “The West Wing” and “Knot’s Landing”, but I know him best from his fine performance in a personal favorite film, Marathon Man. A special thanks to Newscoma and Thicke for guessing correctly.

Here’s my friends racking their brains trying to figure out who the mysterious actor is…

William Devane on Twitter

Thanks to everyone who jumped at the chance of solving the mystery and saving me from going bald.

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  • Mike Janicke

    I always think of “Payback” when I see that guy on tv. He delivers several of the best lines from that film, one being: “There’s an old expression that’s served me well: ‘Do not shit where you eat.’ …. or is it ‘live’? Yes, I like that better.”
    Guessing he didn’t take a dump at Fido.

  • Mike Janicke

    I always think of “Payback” when I see that guy on tv. He delivers several of the best lines from that film, one being: “There’s an old expression that’s served me well: ‘Do not shit where you eat.’ …. or is it ‘live’? Yes, I like that better.”
    Guessing he didn’t take a dump at Fido.

  • http://www.MoveToSpringHill.com Rodney McCarthy

    That’s so funny. I thought it was John Kerry!

  • http://www.MoveToSpringHill.com Rodney McCarthy

    That’s so funny. I thought it was John Kerry!

  • http://www.davemadethat.com Dave

    @Mike: I’ll have to rent Payback again. Awesome lines! He was awesome in “24″, a total bad ass.

    @Rodney: Thanks. It was quite funny watching the tweets roll in with guesses on who he is. John Kerry was a popular suggestion.

    Cheers,
    Dave

  • http://www.davemadethat.com Dave

    @Mike: I’ll have to rent Payback again. Awesome lines! He was awesome in “24″, a total bad ass.

    @Rodney: Thanks. It was quite funny watching the tweets roll in with guesses on who he is. John Kerry was a popular suggestion.

    Cheers,
    Dave

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  • http://twitter.com/TheJennTaFur Jennifer

    You just made me wonder if twitter will ever be used as a question for “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?” A question such as – what is twitter? Or what kind of social media is twitter?

    a) sharing information on life
    b) exchanging web links of anything that comes to mind
    c) creating friendships/business partnerships online
    d) u cannot explain twitter but you have to jump into it to understand it

    Random thought and I thought I would share!

    Thanks for sharing your story. I follow u on twitter but I did not see that conversation that day!

  • http://twitter.com/TheJennTaFur Jennifer

    You just made me wonder if twitter will ever be used as a question for “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?” A question such as – what is twitter? Or what kind of social media is twitter?

    a) sharing information on life
    b) exchanging web links of anything that comes to mind
    c) creating friendships/business partnerships online
    d) u cannot explain twitter but you have to jump into it to understand it

    Random thought and I thought I would share!

    Thanks for sharing your story. I follow u on twitter but I did not see that conversation that day!

  • http://www.davemadethat.com Dave

    Thanks Jennifer. I would guess d).

    :-)

    Cheers,
    Dave

  • http://www.davemadethat.com Dave

    Thanks Jennifer. I would guess d).

    :-)

    Cheers,
    Dave

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