@adambonin there's some more suckin u can do too...on my ballz!!!! Biatch!Feeling honored, I did respond, noting with amusement that I had over three times more Twitter followers than an American Idol finalist and, unlike Clark, "I have never destroyed Americans' eardrums like he did on 'Against All Odds.' http://is.gd/kCE7Eg." Okay, perhaps I was laying it on a bit too hard in subsequently noting that "It's rare to get into a Twitter fight with someone with as long an arrest record and as short of talent as Corey Clark," and that he and I had a lot in common: "no record deal, no future in music, never hooked up with Paula Abdul."
His responses to me (here), blasted to his 496 Twitter followers, included dick jokes, momma jokes, "turd burgalar" accusations and the like, which I described as "embarrassingly obscene and unfunny, which added to 'can't sing' makes Corey Clark a true triple threat." And at that point, after he called me, Alan, Dan, and Scott Shields "deuchebags," I more or less stopped.
Yes, the leveling effect of Twitter is neat -- Mr. Clark can search the globe to find out if anyone still remembers him, and do battle with his critics in the court of public opinion. But I feel more sad for him than anything else -- both in the choosing to respond and the juvenile nature of his responses. I'd like to believe that someone nine years removed from the show was not so desperate for attention, any attention at all, and one can reasonably question whether it was a proper use of my time to respond. I guess there really is a place so far down that one should stop kicking.