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Charles Barkley Doesn’t Like Twitter, Facebook, TiVo, Darn Kids On His Lawn

I am just guessing on the kids on his lawn part, but if his attitude towards the technological tools of the younger generation are any indication, Charles would probably prefer they steer clear of his yard, especially if they’re tweeting.

In a video uploaded Monday to his official site under the heading “Rant and Rave”, Chuck explains his antipathy for social media and other new, emerging technologies…like, uh, TiVo? (As transcribed by the good folks at The700Level):

“Tweet is for losers. And what I mean by that, if you wake up in the morning and you’re worried about what I’m doing, you a damn idiot. You are a damn idiot. I don’t feel the need to put every thought that comes in my head out to the world. I don’t feel that. And I hope nobody wakes up in the morning and says let me follow Charles Barkley for the day.”

Ha. “Tweet” is for losers. I love when older people try to talk about stuff they don’t understand. It’s like how your grandpa still insists on complaining about “The MTV.”

Charles continues, regarding Facebook:

“I’m not trying to keep up with people from my past. I’m running from them,” Barkley said.

Brilliant. Well said, Charles.

Finally, on that highfaluting TiVo thingamajobber:

“That’s what reruns are for.”

Fair enough, Sir Chuck. Can’t argue with him on that one. Actually, I could, but I will instead appreciate his thoughts on the topic, even if they are a bit behind the times. Now stay out of his yard, you damn whippersnappers!

Quotable: Charles Barkley Don’t Tweet [The700Level]