Badbanana: Is he the funniest man on Twitter?

He describes himself as a thinker, writer and retired trombone player. See how Nebraskan Tim Siedell went from 0 to 407,000 followers using a special ingredient: his wit.

That Indian dinner was so authentic I think I hate Pakistan.

Miss England has given up her crown after getting into a bar fight. I think this automatically makes her Miss Ireland.

Why does the Rudolph special end before we get to see how disappointed the kids are with their misfit toys?

Welcome to the exoplanet of Tim Siedell, aka Badbanana, who has amassed 407,000 followers since he joined Twitter in 2007. Siedell—co-founder of a brand communications studio in Lincoln, Neb.—is a maestro of the tweet. Along the way he has won a book deal, drawn marriage proposals and been called one of the 10 funniest people on Twitter.

Not bad for a man who started out simply exploring Twitter rather than using it strategically to promote himself or his brand. But as he writes in a e-mail interview, “Twitter has helped me find my voice when I didn’t know I was looking for one.”

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