Take a walk with Michael Moore, why not?


Normally when we encounter Michael Moore, he’s making a movie few of us actually want to see, hating on Republicans, or frightening entire herds of cattle with his very approach. However, tonight on Twitter, Moore had a series of tweets that were worth some attention. For the past few weeks, he has gone on a walk, not to anywhere in particular but just an evening walk outside to enjoy some fresh air, and he’s invited his Twitter followers to join him. Here is how he explained the genesis of the idea.

(Pt 1/4) People ask, "How did this walk begin?" 6 wks ago, I tweeted a stat showing more ppl in US take antidepressants than go to movies…

— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) April 30, 2012

(2/4) It got a large response. Some said, "the movies suck." Others, "it costs 2 much 2 go." There were ppl for & against antidepressants…

— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) April 30, 2012

(3/4) Then one guy tweeted, "A brisk walk would do the job." And I randomly tweeted back, "That sounds like a good idea!" So I went 4 a walk

— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) April 30, 2012

(4/4) And remarkably, hundreds had joined me on the walk. By the end of the week, it was in the thousands. And we continue 2 walk every day.

— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) April 30, 2012

We can admit it. That sounds like a pretty good idea. Okay, you don’t have to walk with Moore but wouldn’t it do us all some good to step away from whatever we’re watching on the television and spent an hour out of doors, just strolling?

Oh, we know. We’re a web site! We want you to refresh us like a meth-addled rat whacking on the big red reward button which you can’t do if you’re out walking and not sitting at your computer. Well, don’t worry. It’s okay. We have that covered. You can still go on that walk and take Twitchy with you, thanks to our Android and iPhone apps. So go get your walk-on, rest and refresh for the work week that begins tomorrow morning, and take Twitchy with you!

And (gulp) thank you, Michael Moore, for the great idea.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/04/29/take-a-walk-with-michael-moore-why-not/

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