Sorry for the hyperbolic headline, but Mr. T made a splash on the Internet scene in a big way this week and we're all pretty fucking pumped here. Nope, the attention isn't just for his Wikipedia entry, which should be studied for generations, permanently enshrined in the Library of Congress, and an article that you should definitely read for the next 15 minutes. (Sample paragraph: "While reading National Geographic, Mr. T first noticed the unusual hairstyle for which he is now famous, on a Mandinka warrior. He decided that adoption of the style would be a powerful statement about his African origin. It was a simpler, safer and more permanent visual signature than his gold chains, rings, and bracelets. The gold jewelry was worth about $300,000 at the time and took him about an hour to put on. Most nights, Mr. T spent even more time cleaning them using an ultrasonic cleaner.")
The "Rocky" hero's week successfully went like this: First, T started a Twitter account. It became a must-follow about 3 minutes after its debut.
Mr. T is on Twitter. You're welcome fools!— Mr. T (@MrT) January 16, 2013
Mr.T never hates a fool for being a fool, he just pities them.— Mr. T (@MrT) February 5, 2013
Watching A-Team re-runs - I forgot I was in this!— Mr. T (@MrT) January 23, 2013
He also began the web series "Ask Mr. T." The first video is above. And while I've spent the last few minutes sending in questions, I've also frantically searched Justin.TV for "World's Craziest Fools," his show on BBC Three which I really would have appreciated knowing about MONTHS AGO.
Both the Twitter account and the YouTube channel are great—a reminder that the Internet really dropped the ball when it started all those Chuck Norris jokes. Mr. T would own Chuck Norris. I pity the fool who doesn't know that.
(And no, this was in no way an attempt to flatter Mr. T so he doesn't sue our Mr. T for some sort of infringement. Nothing like that at all.)