Who's responsible for Brugmann's Twitter twin? Not us, for starters. You might check @Bossy_Brugmann's followers
if you want to make an educated guess. It takes a lot of skill,
affection, and inside knowledge to make a really compelling fake
Twitter stream. (Uptown Almanac describes the Fake Brugmann feed as "comedy gold.") We'll see how @Bossy measures up.
The gold standard of epic fake news editors on Twitter is, of course, legendary New York Observer editor Peter Kaplan, whose twin doppelgangers, @wise_kaplan and @crankykaplan, post incessantly, and to great acclaim. ("Wise" has less than 600 followers; "Cranky", more than 1300.)
appear to be some common themes in the emergent art form of fake
newspaper editor Twitter feed. For instance, @crankykaplan tweets:
"DAINTY MEDIA ASSHOLE GUYS I'M HAVING LUNCH WITH ACTING LIKE THEY NEVER
SAW ANYONE DRINK 5 SMALL GINS BEFORE THE APPETIZER."
For the record:there is no fake Twitter feed for Mike Lacey, but there is one for SF Weekly managing editor @WillHarperSF.
Oh, wait--that's really him.