Dril has published a bookAugust 23, 2018
Before joining Twitter in 2008, @dril — revealed a few years ago to be a guy named Paul, though no one cares who he is because we still need good things online — originated as a regular contributor to Something Awful’s influential FYAD (that’s “fuck you and die”) board. When he and others from the Something Awful community migrated to Twitter, they brought their forum’s sensibility with them, eventually evolving into the wider constellation of surrealist shitposters known as Weird Twitter. It’s dadaism at the speed and scale of the internet, and without question, Dril has been and continues to be its king.
As many have observed elsewhere, Dril’s idiosyncratic posting style has become part of the architecture of the internet; like any classic movie quote, his tweets have become part of the way we talk online now.
fuck “jokes”. everything i tweet is real. raw insight without the horse shit. no, i will NOT follow trolls. twitter dot com. i live for this
— wint (@dril) October 13, 2011
another day volunteering at the betsy ross museum. everyone keeps asking me if they can fuck the flag. buddy, they wont even let me fuck it
— wint (@dril) February 20, 2012
“im not owned! im not owned!!”, i continue to insist as i slowly shrink and transform into a corn cob
— wint (@dril) November 11, 2011
drunk driving may kill a lot of people, but it also helps a lot of people get to work on time, so, it;s impossible to say if its bad or not,
— wint (@dril) May 9, 2014
As Dril noted on his website, Mr. Ten Years will include “over 1500 ‘Cream of the Crop’ tweets, hand picked by The Boss, sorted categorically and accompanied by over 70 stunning Illustrations.” It is, he says, “a Must Have for all admirers of Prestige Content.”