Scott Bridges really shouldn’t have enjoyed @Rudd2000 as much as he did, and will miss the opportunity to use the account as an outlet for his political feels. But on the upside, now that it’s gone he will have a lot more time to focus on actually important things like teaching and doing a PhD. […]
Kevern write a book
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Buzzfeed described it as “the parody account that captured the imagination (imagenation?) of Australian politics fans” and said it “provided the clearest and most consistently funny commentary on Australian politics in recent times”. It “set the political Twittersphere alight with sharp political satire delivered through savvy internet speak”, according to The Sydney Morning Herald.
Now the best of Twitter account @Rudd2000 can be yours, and for just $9.99 (ebook) or $24.99 (print with free postage and handling). After covering production and distribution costs, all proceeds will be donated to the UNHCR under the name ‘Scot Morensen’.
On 13 November, 2013, after two stints as Prime Minister and a recent election loss, Kevin Rudd announced his resignation from the Australian parliament.
The next morning, inspired by @Seinfeld2000 which asks, “What if Sinefeld still on TV today?” Twitter user @Rudd2000 borrowed a hashtag and invited followers to “#imagen Kevin Rudd never fired and still PM today?”
Using the mangled spelling and syntax appropriate to certain timely internet memes, @Rudd2000 painted caricatures of federal politicians and other members of the media/political class.
In addition to “Kevern”, @Rudd2000 chronicled the lives of figures such as “Ablo” who has a seemingly insatiable appetite, “Crag Thomsen” who is down on his luck but loves to party, “Scot Moronsen” who takes delight in others’ misery, “Toney Abert” who is a world expert in lying, and the ever-loveable “Emmo”.
Nine months and over 3,000 tweets later, @Rudd2000 called it quits after reaching the completely arbitrary target of 5,000 followers.
Among the many tweeted tributes, user @JR_Rayner said, “It’s weird but the demise of @Rudd2000 somehow makes the end of the Rudd/Gillard era seem more definite.” User @andrew_porter suggested that future Young Labor members will ask of current members, “where were you when @Rudd2000 was assassinated?” to which Labor MP Tim Watts replied, “just about to give Wyatt [Roy] a wedgie behind the bike sheds …”
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@Rudd2000: Kevern look at polls there only one way to read them people want Kevern