April 24, 2008

Christopher Walken

UPDATE: If you are looking for the story of the @cwalken account go here.

clusterflock is conducting an experiment. I have created a user account called Christopher Walken. The password is morecowbell. Anyone may use this account to make a post on clusterflock. You can log in here to post:


What are the rules?

Don’t be an idiot. If you’re an idiot, I’ll delete your post.

Otherwise, have fun, do anything you want. The Christopher Walken account may be used to promote something you’re doing that you’re proud of, as a sort of PostSecret for clusterflock, a way to point out something cool or funny or interesting. Really, for anything. Again, just don’t be an idiot.

Also, if you want to put your real name in the post, that’s fine, and if you want to point to your own site, that’s also fine. I may do some format editing until people get a handle on the house rules. Once we’ve lived with this for a while, we’ll decide whether to make it permanent.

Have fun.

Leave questions in comments.


  1. Joshua Conner on April 24th, 2008 at 2:21 pm

    Can we use a fake name so we don’t get sued? If I’d skipped a day of CF, I’d be really confused tomorrow.

  2. Deron Bauman on April 24th, 2008 at 2:24 pm

    if we got sued by Christopher Walken, that would be awesome.

    right now this is an experiment.

    once we decide if it’s permanent we’ll make sure it’s obvious what we’re up to.

  3. Joshua Conner on April 24th, 2008 at 2:41 pm

    Like, something that makes it clear to the actual reader what’s going on.

  4. Deron Bauman on April 24th, 2008 at 2:44 pm

    yeah, that was my point.

  5. Joshua Conner on April 24th, 2008 at 3:07 pm

    But you’re right, it would be awesome to get sued by CW. “Wow!”

  6. Deron Bauman on April 24th, 2008 at 3:09 pm

    could you work on getting that to happen?

  7. Sheila Ryan on April 24th, 2008 at 4:50 pm

    Advice to Christopher Walken from a veteran (though not founding) Flocker:

    clusterflock is one of the best things in this world.
    Get as much of it as you can.
    Don’t be stupid. Don’t be a jerk. Try not to hurt anyone. But get as much of it as you can.

    (Pregnancy is optional.)

  8. Deron Bauman on April 24th, 2008 at 4:55 pm

    so proud.

  9. Kyle Wegner on April 24th, 2008 at 5:10 pm

    I’m not sure how big of a problem this might be, but as Christopher Walken I can edit any post written by Christopher Walken. I know y’all are probably screening posts as they come by, but keep track of older posts too.

    Is it bad that I do not trust people to play by the rules?

  10. Deron Bauman on April 24th, 2008 at 5:14 pm

    good! I will see if I can take care of that.

  11. Deron Bauman on April 24th, 2008 at 5:15 pm

    okay, I think I fixed it. let me know if you have problems.

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    What makes you think they haven’t?

    Elaborate Hoaxes R Us.

  25. Phil Bebbington on March 19th, 2009 at 11:12 am

    I was devastated when the true identity of Batman was revealed – no-one dare tell me who Christopher Walken is – which pretty much answers itself. I probably need a drink to make sense of this.

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  27. toots on March 19th, 2009 at 1:05 pm

    you suck.

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    This makes me so sad. I spent all morning reading the old posts thinking there were the real Christopher Walken’s. I read every post as if he was the one reading them to me.

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    Anything that makes me laugh is fine by me. The CW tweets have been inspiringly good. Anyone put off by it not being the real deal celebrity should stick to E!

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    I refuse to give up on the dream…Really well written.

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    Agh! Even if they weren’t the real Chris Walken, they were amusing and now the account is gone!

    RIP, irony.

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