Silly Twitterers.

September 12, 2009

I guess this war is over: I outsmarted Phoenix, now he’s delusional.

Poor team Twitter…they’re in blog > twitter denial. Apparently, they misunderstood the whole battle. Let’s go back to the beginning: “blogging < facebook < twitter < giant terd. For the non-math contingent, those are “less than” symbols.” and “blogging… lame. “Blog” is worse than “twitter.”

Therefore, unfortunately for team Twitter, this has never been a “which side are you on” debate.

Greater-than and less-than: it’s a hierarchical debate. As in:

Food: Enjoyable and necessary
Blog: Enjoyable and useful
My Toilet: I don’t care one way or another about it, but at least it’s useful.
Twitter: Less than toilet.

I know Dave is a Star Wars fan, so I’ll help him out by using a Star Wars analogy. The question is not “are you on the light side or the dark side?” The question is: which is higher on the food chain, blog or twit?

Blogging is Yoda. Twitter is Jar Jar Binks.





  1. Morinoajin on November 25, 2009 at 8:37 am

    Lol Star wars analogy’s really insightful πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ :)—————————- But I think Phi should be really nice to fans on twitter.. it’s kinda freakin me out when he writes mean stuff lol

  2. Lori2blue on November 3, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    Well that’s just great. I joined twitter exclusively because of you Mike Shinoda and now I’ve found out you don’t even like it.
    Honestly , I had no interest in twitter (I don’t see its point) but then I read that you spoke on “140 Character Conference”. So i thought what the hell , if twitter is another way to get information about all LP/DBS/Mike Shinoda related things, I might as well join it. And that’s how I became your follower (whatever that means).
    Anyway, I think I won’t be using it much.
    P.s. from now on I’ll read your posts more carefully

  3. swati_LPfreak on September 24, 2009 at 4:16 am

    BIG QUESTION in mind !!…. Mike, why are u on Twitter if u don’t like it ???? LOL

  4. twilight_LP on September 20, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    Haha…Phi got owned:)
    Twitter sucks, you can’t say anything that’s over 140 letters. I’m still on Twitter, but I only use it to follow a few people. Someone called Chester Bennington:) As well as someone named Ryan Shuck.

  5. Kira on September 20, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    Hi, Mike. I read some of Phoenix’s twitterings and I noticed that he named Arsenal as his favorite soccer team. Could you kindly pass along the message that Real Madrid is the only team that matters, with Manchester United being a not-so-close second? I’d do it myself, but I don’t have a twitter. They are for lames.

  6. linkinparkette on September 18, 2009 at 7:26 am

    ..i know nothing of star wars and i tried the twitter.. didnt like it >:]

  7. Baskii_Spike on September 15, 2009 at 3:46 am


  8. Devian on September 15, 2009 at 2:54 am

    “Twitter: Less than toilet.”

    LOL !

  9. zahra on September 14, 2009 at 6:37 pm….

  10. Sintia on September 14, 2009 at 1:13 pm

    love the pic!! I lov star wars too!
    I hope you, LP, & your families are doing good, in gr8 health, & happy.

  11. ShadowerLiltani on September 14, 2009 at 11:18 am

    I can has force… Almost as funny as “I can has cheezburger”. You should post up your most favoristed LOLcat photos. By the way, there’s a banner that appears above the blog entry when I log in that says “Welcome to Mike Shinoda!” Like there’s a country named after you. What country are you from? Mike Shinoda. What nationality are you? Mike Shinoda. Where were you born? Mike Shinoda. What is your place of origin? Mike Shinoda. Okay, I’m gonna stop because now it’s becoming creepy.

  12. Full_Metal_Ninja on September 14, 2009 at 11:15 am


    Is there even a scoreboard or anything for this hierarchical debate? heh

    On a random note, is Linkin Park ever gonna release like a compilation of music videos on blu-ray? That would be awesome I think

  13. Manongross on September 14, 2009 at 11:02 am

    hehe Good Pic. Funny reference to the bathroom, I already know he has a picture of GLXS …
    Mike please answer me: I want to use one of your arts in my guitar, how you will never do this to me, i want know if you authorize me to use it. I wait for a answer, to after you don’t feeling stolen. Thanks. Jorge. I want to use this: or this: Thanks.

  14. Gabry94LinkinParkfan23 on September 14, 2009 at 10:06 am

    Just one word, Mike:
    Take care.

  15. LPfan_mar on September 14, 2009 at 9:00 am

    This war was very funny Mike!

  16. lp_lucia on September 14, 2009 at 7:45 am

    So funny=))… About the song “Feel”, wasn’t that played by Chester when he was in his old band Gray Daze? because the song doesn’t sound like LP in 2001. am I right?
    … I know it’s too late, but I like to send you congras about the art show, that I’ve seen it was amazing.

  17. PekiLinkinFan on September 14, 2009 at 7:38 am

    love that mike

  18. spaniel on September 14, 2009 at 6:18 am

    Funny)) And more funny that I ‘v never seen “Star Wars” completely, although I know it is the world-wide film. I saw that for a 5 minutes and then I fell asleep or turned switch to another action…it seems to me boring for a lot of reasons, although I like fantastic

  19. RhinestoneX on September 14, 2009 at 5:47 am

    Hey Mik, I think I have found the worst Numb cover ever.

    Taken from Australian Idol.

  20. MartaH on September 14, 2009 at 4:32 am

    hahahahahahahahah! twitter is less than toilet!! you are the man but I have to tell you that twitter is not so bad if you wanna take a little peek into other people’s life, especially if they are called Bennington ;D obviously your blog rulz much more than all the other things! kisses πŸ™‚

  21. Yahali on September 14, 2009 at 3:02 am

    MIKE!! YOU SHOULD HEAR THIS COVER : it’s pretty amazing..


  22. Ezza on September 13, 2009 at 11:29 pm

    phi owns u since he didnt resort to starwars analogies and the phantom menace of all of the movies u could have chosen it had to be from the prequels which are no where near as good as the originals! bloging= the ultimate epic especially when u use starwars! ahhhhh the room’s spinning cuz of the lameness. i think ur great most of the time but i on phi side this time and plus u actually did tweet u told phi to eat it so u techically have tweeted meaning u loose πŸ™‚

  23. linnibby on September 13, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    ha, phi phi got owned. mike, i am writing a paper about Americans. may i ask you what you think an American is? i hope you read this (: it’ll be much appreciated!

  24. epicsend on September 13, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    Mike I have a question as you know Hybrid theory will be 10 years old soon now I had an Idea I mean it was inspired by Claudio Sanchez from Coheed and Cambria but anyway have you ever heard of or watched there live dvd set of the neverender shows if not they played all four of there albums in order which was epics because of the concept behind all there albums being played live is just wow aamzing. But any way have you ever considered doing a show like that playing all the hybrid theory songs in order the way the fans know them maybe you could even webcast it just a suggestion and if you see this please let me know what you think


  25. ristinw on September 13, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    “Blogging is Yoda. Twitter is Jar Jar Binks.” by Mike Shinoda

    πŸ˜„ cooooollllllllllll ^__________________________________________^
    Mike, I have a question: Do you consider dream as a portal to creativity? Have you ever being inspired by a dream? Which is your favorite environment of creation??? @v@ I hope u read this.

  26. Jurh on September 13, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    hahaha, so funny!

    P.S. I’m just wondering if there are Fort Minor Demos (no Militia Demos). Dunno, like “Right Now demo” or “Red to black demo” and what is the difference between the final cut (ovbiously the post production doesn’t count!). You did the vocals for High Road or WYG?…Tell us some curiosities abut FM!! πŸ˜€ thanx for at least reading this!!!

  27. burntwaffle on September 13, 2009 at 2:59 pm

    Mike, I’m going to ask you a question that not only myself wants to know the answer, but basically the entire LP community. As you know, there are a lot of LP remixers out on the internets. Yes, there are a few instrumentals and a capellas, but we need more sources to work with. Have you every considered one day releasing an Instrumental or A Capella album. I know that Warner won’t let it fly, but what about Shawn Carter or Trent Reznor? How were they able to release an album like that?

  28. analoggirl on September 13, 2009 at 2:33 pm

    You two certainly have the LP community buzzing! Who knew Jar Jar Binks would be your trump card.

    But c’mon, throw the communications geeks a bone! Where’s the pseudo-intellectual discourse on social media? As I mentioned on the LPUMB, I half-expected to see posts/tweets debating the value of immediacy, social networking, viral content and levels of engagement. But why do that when you can talk toilets? lol

    Twitter and blogs can both be effective communication tools – or weapons in your arsenal. If you want to continue the Star Wars analogy, blogs may very well be the lightsabre of social media, or “an elegant weapon from a more civilized time.” πŸ˜‰

  29. ShaadOw on September 13, 2009 at 1:51 pm

    Yodaa lolz !
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHH ! very funny mike ! xD

    Phoenix wins D: !
    Status; SAD D:

  30. Maaark on September 13, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    OH MY FUCKING GOD! HAHAHAHAHA! You’re so funny man. I wouldn’t start a war against you!

    Have a nice Sunday man!

  31. lynndarwinharris on September 13, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    Ha! Ha! Loving it!!

  32. Madlen on September 13, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    Dude…that was epic LOL And even though I don’t like Star Wars I guess I still have to say nice analogy:D I hope I spelled that right:DAnyway looking forward to new studio pics:D

  33. colinreid on September 13, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    Hah hah Is It finaly over? Ty very much Mike for replying to my earlier post! But unfort I came across to this other demo from you guys since we just got She Couldnt out of the way at least I think Its from use It sounds like Chester abit but again It might not be, but anyways heres the link to a track called Feel back in 2001.

    Think you could explain to us in depth about this one? Ty.

  34. Anstice on September 13, 2009 at 12:40 pm

    Both of you lose and I win. Know why? Because I turned 21 today =) Happy birthday to meee!!

  35. natalia_spain on September 13, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    mike, this ” war” is stupid…but is funny jaja xD one think, sorry if i can ofense u with some comments, but are my opinion and i need express my opinion,,,bye…i gtg for dinner and sleep

  36. deadzeezorn on September 13, 2009 at 11:53 am


    dude u r funny .. ok when chazy used twitter to promote the new divide song .. i didn’t like it .. up to now i like more the blogging .. so .. yeaaaaaaaaaaa u when that war MS..

    see ya

    zee/ the only fan from sudan

  37. Joanna on September 13, 2009 at 11:48 am

    Coming from a Star Wars and LP fan…all I have are three words for the post you made:

    That is awesome!

  38. vickylp on September 13, 2009 at 11:43 am

    hahahaha funny! oh can u smell it? it’s the air of victory! TEAM PHOENIX! ho ho ho

  39. Chemist999 on September 13, 2009 at 10:46 am

    I think you’re both delusional and in denial. Rob and Brad pwn you majorly. No Twitter, no blog. πŸ˜‰

  40. Ice on September 13, 2009 at 10:19 am

    I’m a no sider, cuz I really like both of you guys and its hard for me to pick a side. But on the other hand although I like you both, as a no-sider I also review and judge your moves in a fair, no-sider way. And with the Star Wars analogy and everything, right now Mike Shinoda, you have totally pwned Dave

  41. Evgeniy on September 13, 2009 at 9:53 am

    Hi Mike! how are you? what’s new? My name is Eugene, I’m from Russia and I need your help: video Making of Meteora at 22:40 is “Breaking the habbit” playing without vocals in violin performance with multiple electronic chips. I really liked this performance and I would like to act at the wushu competitions under the music. it would be cool. you can help? My e-mail – waiting for your answer. thank you very much in advance!

  42. miKer0cks on September 13, 2009 at 9:11 am

    hahahaha LOL Mike! Congrats πŸ˜€ Although I think that Phi is not gonna leave it this way…

  43. MARI_SABEL on September 13, 2009 at 8:26 am

    “Twitter is Jar Jar Binks.” LOL
    It’s so funny))))))))))))
    but i think that the war is not over)))

  44. Eddie on September 13, 2009 at 8:12 am

    HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!! Very funny Mike!!!! Very funny!!!!!! “Not everyone gets to be a Jedi when they grow up”!!! Hahahaha!!!!

  45. keineAhnung on September 13, 2009 at 8:04 am

    ROFLMAO…the star wars analogy was hilarious!!! …still, I’m waiting for phoenix next move…I don’t think he’ll give up that easily

    btw…blog < twitter is an illogical statement and therefore not true…twitter is called microblogging …micro = 10^-6 (=one millionth)…so, to be true it HAS to be blogging > twitter… ;p

    phoenix should have checked his “thesis” first before he posted it ;p …it’s not good to argue with mathematical correlations if they’re not true…lol

  46. Vixenla on September 13, 2009 at 7:46 am

    Stop sniffing your paint Shonoda! lol

  47. girlaloud on September 13, 2009 at 7:16 am

    There is no hope for Yoda to get Princess Leia !! .. I think you’re too hasty to say that ‘I outsmarted Phoenix, now he’s delusional’ so i’m sorry i ‘ve to say that Twit still higher than Blog !!!

  48. ruru87 on September 13, 2009 at 7:13 am

    let mike win!!! LOL

  49. gaby_ on September 13, 2009 at 7:07 am

    xD hehehe finally the war is over xD u rock πŸ˜€

  50. JackShinoda on September 13, 2009 at 7:02 am

    I cried with laughter

  51. Dun on September 13, 2009 at 6:42 am

    man, i like Jar Jar very much >>” he’s just undercover insane genius XDD

  52. Revenga on September 13, 2009 at 6:38 am

    Are you guys sure that you knew what this war was about… doesn’t really seem like that -.-
    In my opinion you lost, Mike. Sorry for that, but it’s true. I totally understand how you use twitter… but you joined. This is not cool -.-

  53. LcatP on September 13, 2009 at 6:19 am

    Hahahahaha fucking Mike man.. Genius like always


  54. MusicIsHealthy on September 13, 2009 at 6:14 am

    Oh man! congrats, haha!
    You’re the king of wars πŸ˜‰

  55. rockermeg on September 13, 2009 at 5:00 am

    Well, let’s see what Dave has to say about this…

  56. xandro on September 13, 2009 at 4:54 am


    *Joke only Dave

  57. tacos_on_tuesday on September 13, 2009 at 4:15 am

    I HATE THIS TOPIC. LET IT DIE. I think the entire point is to reflect your own persona. Your hierarchical debate is subjective. Tweets can be useful. HELLO IRAN’s elections. Phoenix is fuckin hilarious. B4 twitter I never knew. He doesn’t feed into the ROCKSTAR treatment & he will check his biggest fan in the ass for being a douche.
    Food: sometimes fast food is better than 7 course (sometimes a big mac is better than foie gras)
    Blog: sometimes long & time consuming
    Toilets: Sometimes a bush or tree will do (not ideal but hey it happens)
    Tweets: Short & sweet to the point

    I’m repulsed that this has hit Jolie/Aniston level. Keep it up & u both come off looking WHACK

  58. Jess_LP on September 13, 2009 at 4:12 am

    YAAAAAY!!!! Mike, u won man, dudey =] xx at first i thought u were going to say u saw dave on twitter yesterday and it looked somethin like this jar jar binks haha, guess i was wrong XP hehe xx

  59. Chaps_LP on September 13, 2009 at 4:02 am

    not everyone gets to be jedi when they grow up….probably one of the best jokes I’ve ever heard in my life!!!
    and also lol to

    I’m also a huge Star Wars fan,so there’s nothing wrong with that.

    I really don’t care about blog> twitter or blog<twitter

    oh,and someone writing about your son…leave the man alone and respect his privacy!!!

  60. EmKei on September 13, 2009 at 3:02 am

    Blogging rules, and PERIOD. LOL=DDDD Mike, you didn’t post anything ’bout your son??? I know you keep your private life secret, but it’s kinda weird. All the best!:D

  61. CuteWhiteBunny on September 13, 2009 at 2:58 am

    Your food chain is awesome! (LOL at the toilet)

    Though I don’t exactly agree with the Star Wars comparison. Jar Jar Binks is too cool to be Twitter.

  62. ACDalgaard on September 13, 2009 at 2:17 am

    Yet Binks lives, while Yoda dies, right?
    I hope you’re aware that you’ve got many fans on Twitter who really try to promote you guys. Twitter can be just as good a tool as a blog, if used right. Some artist on Twitter have over 1 million followers. That’s a lot if you want to promote.

  63. anaPHX on September 13, 2009 at 1:51 am

    we need a judge….we (teamphoenix) believe we won and the others think you did….

  64. EpilepticChickenScratch on September 13, 2009 at 1:43 am

  65. Marie14 on September 13, 2009 at 1:10 am

    yeah! that was what i meant! πŸ˜€ great! phx got pwned! xDD

  66. Rex on September 13, 2009 at 1:00 am

    mike you silly cow, no one likes you. JK πŸ™‚ BTW some people tweet while they are sitting on their toilet seats. dont get the wrong idea i aint talking about me.

  67. boyzdontcry on September 13, 2009 at 12:55 am

    Congrat Yoda , you won !! but where is the prize ????? I see you also don’t get it !! so in practice no one wins πŸ˜› lolxxxxxxx

    edit : Totally agree wit Girlaloud ‘ There is NO hope for yoda to get Princess Leia , you have to REMEMBER that Dude !!!

  68. svetez on September 13, 2009 at 12:51 am

    ahahaaha thats so funny))))

  69. iancr on September 13, 2009 at 12:22 am

    I still have more followers than you, dude.

    Just enjoying it while it’s still true.


  70. aussieChazz on September 13, 2009 at 12:10 am

    OK , in fact that Yoda has won the battle but with that face β€˜ who’s silly now ??? β€˜ LOL !!

  71. mraznxcrazyxboi on September 13, 2009 at 12:08 am

    mike, watch this

    to me i think it pretty amazing

    what do you think mike???

  72. linkinladie328 on September 13, 2009 at 12:06 am

    mike, you’re cheating!!! lol

    love you both though. i tweet. i blog. it’s all good.

  73. Zung92 on September 13, 2009 at 12:01 am

    Yoda vs. Jar Jar Binks… Who won? πŸ™‚
    Twitter Suck!!! xD lolololol

  74. luckyluck on September 12, 2009 at 11:46 pm

    Who Won ?? …. Who Won ??? …No one ?? .. ooh, now I can see .. Yoda won !! LOL ! LOL !!!

    EDIT : I bet for anything , if you could get β€˜ the Prize β€˜ ( read : TOO LATE ,Twitter have over 1 million followers !! ) so don’t ever dreamed of winning Yoda !! coz we ( TEAM PHOENIX ) will fight until the battle is over , to make sure that you’ll never get ‘IT’ !! ..

  75. murry on September 12, 2009 at 11:39 pm

    Star Wars macro and everything. MY GOD you’re a nerd.

  76. jeffryLP on September 12, 2009 at 11:19 pm


  77. LPmadman on September 12, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    EDIT : Which is higher on the food chain ?? Yes , anyone who can get Princess Leia Organa , no matter that tweet or Blog , for us he was the Real Yoda !! so .. it is not Over dude !! we’ll see who is the real winner !!


  78. ThePrincess on September 12, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    OMG i can’t believe this , I don’t want to be part of this war !! … I’m hell out of here !!!

  79. msgirl on September 12, 2009 at 10:11 pm


    1.twitter is just subordinate,underling,inferior…biiaatch-PWNED

    2.twitter is worse than YOUR toilet-DOUBLE PWNED

    3.twitter is jar jar binks-TRIPLE PWNED


  80. minuteforce on September 12, 2009 at 10:06 pm

    I blog AND tweet, so I wouldn’t like to imagine what that makes me. ;D

  81. Curiosa on September 12, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    Honestly I think both of u r delusional. Actually u still haven’t proved ur point.

    .1. It’s much easier 2 get people 2 follow u on twitter than on a blog w/o having 2 leave the community.

    .2. Thanks 4 bringing up twitter feeds cause u reminded me how useful twitter actualy is when trying to comunicate w/different people in different comunities (i.e. facebook, myspace, etc.) w/o having 2 run around from 1 place 2 the other reposting the same thing over & over. πŸ™‚ I still stand by my statement that twitter is better & more useful than blogging which you proved last night. I’d like 2 see ur blog do that right now w/o getting ur specialized people 2 change it. πŸ˜›

    IGood night. πŸ™‚

  82. ArtMakesMe on September 12, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    my toilet..??? lmao!!!! your funny πŸ˜€

  83. chernose on September 12, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    wow….I’ve never seen so much thought go into something so pointless! But it’s certainly left everyone highly entertained! I’m sorry it’s over, but seriously….blogging totally kicks the crap out of twitter!

  84. merve on September 12, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    I think officially the war will be over,good..what is your prize then??when is the big celebration party?

  85. Svenja on September 12, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    The advantage of blogging is that you have more than 140 characters…so I’d say Twitter is for people who have nothing important to say….but I wouldn’t be able to enjoy your wonderful little “war” if there was no Twitter….so thank you to Twitter πŸ˜‰ and thank you,Mike.Keep up being so funny,you made my day πŸ˜‰ greetings from germany

  86. TiffTiff33LP on September 12, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    LOL,I love that,my mom loves star wars 2.ha twitter:less than toilet.thats awsome!!!!!!^_^

  87. LpOrcaPrincess on September 12, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    I do both, but i rather Blog also there is so much more to say that 160wrds.. I’m with you on this Mike πŸ™‚

  88. lalagirl on September 12, 2009 at 9:13 pm


  89. ninguem on September 12, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    mike, why do you hate so much twitter? i don’t understand, tweet is so better than blog, is easier and simple, twitter you can have anywhere, i wish when your son get grow up, he become a twitter addicted
    good night, and dream with twitter bird chasing you

  90. FlipShine on September 12, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    Haha! well at least twitter has a long tongue!

  91. JamesWong on September 12, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    LOL Yoda and Jar Jar Bunks! haha very nice! I like Blogging but I know how do i blog a lot of things.

  92. Lisa_D on September 12, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    You and Phoenix remind me of the two Autobots that constantly goof off in Transformers 2. The ones that look like Gizmo type gremlins. Ya know, these dudes. πŸ˜€

    Love you guys though. You’re both hysterical.

  93. allucha on September 12, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    ….. lmfao!

    I thought the whole idea of the war was to see if he could last 3 months? I do love your updates on the twitterworld though, tis a nice way to end the day. xD You should give Twitter a go, though, it can be…fun? haha.

  94. KATHYxx on September 12, 2009 at 8:55 pm


    Phi fans are celebrating a bit early. He hasn’t even been through his 3 months yet. So far you can run two things, and phoenix can only manage twitter :p

  95. Lyra on September 12, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    lmao…………….xo…..yeaah 4 Team Mike~~~~……….hahah~~…good day Mike~~

  96. lp_fm_fan on September 12, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    Is there a glitch….? I commented but it took me directly to the homepage….and didn’t post my comment?

    Anyway, you have such a way to convince people, Mr. Shinoda.

    Edit: Btw, your Twitterfeed is a bit late, lol….or a lot late? lol. :s
    Edit2: I just got it, annnnd twitterfeed is just a tiny bit late, it’s not posting my blog update now :s

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