TRUMP HAS NOW EXCEEDED ULYSSES IN WORD COUNT, TWITTER IN CHIEF
So what does this mean? Well, it means that our Twitter in Chief and President of the United States, Donald Trump, has some damn sore fingers from all the tweeting he’s done while in office. So far. Three weeks ago on November 3rd, Trump achieved a critical mass of twitter words that trumps the entire volume of James Joyce’s incredible, lengthy classic, Ulysses. So maybe that doesn’t sound too, um, big, at first blush. But maybe that’s because you forgot how damn long Ulysses was when you read it. Or maybe you barely remember the Cliff Notes? Regardless, the numbers don’t lie. And they are a little startling.
JAMES JOYCE’S ULYSSES ONE OF THE LONGEST WORDS WORKS IN ALL OF 20TH CENTURY
But maybe you don’t know where Ulysses stands in modern literature. Today we consider it to be one of the longest pieces of literature in all of the 20th century. No, really. It’s a tome! But now, Donald Trump has tweeted more words in office that that crazy long tome! So what are the number here? Well, Trump has over 12,000 tweets since he became POTUS on January 20th, 2017. Yes, 12,000 tweets! That’s enough to make all the Twitter accounts of a large high school blush! So, if you’re over 60, that means Trump has Tweeted a hell of a lot. So how about some more numbers? Ulysses is 780 pages long, with 264,564 words. And yes, Trump has Tweeted more words than that! How is that possible?
TRUMP HAS CREATED THE LARGEST HASHTAG FOOTPRINT OF ANY POLITICIAN, ANYWHERE, IN RECORD TIME
Well, there’s no short answer to that question, except maybe Trump spends too much time alone in the bathroom at night. Alone. On the toilet. And yes, that is fair. So maybe you’ve read the Great Gatsby? That’s only 48,700 words! See? Too much angry time on the toilet at night, alone. But I would digress more. Yet I will remain reticent in telling you how many words are in the porcelain god’s bible, Waiting for Godot. But Ulysses? This is just crazy.