Bearded and Unemployed, Conan O’Brien Joins Twitter

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Late this afternoon, Conan O’Brien did what every other bearded and unemployed creative in the post-Bush economy seems to be doing to fill the void — he tweeted.

“Today I interviewed a squirrel in my backyard and then threw to commercial. Somebody help me.”

Not just funny, historical. That was the notoriously Twitter-phobic O’Brien’s very first tweet. Within a few hours of posting, he had 126,667 followers…er…127,923…129,500…well, you get the idea. To use the parlance of O’Brien’s native Boston, he’s wicked populah.

Meanwhile, did you see this? Have you heard about this? The Jay Leno Show has 30,147 followers on Twitter.

Feel better yet Coco?