As you wish – Princess Bride Twitter evening, August 13th

If you’re interested, a few of us Twitter folk are having a Princess Bride Twitter evening on Thursday August 13th at 8pm. At 8pm on the button we all press play on the DVD in our drives and start watching while sharing the experience (i.e. comment loudly) on Twitter. The event was party inspired by Graham Linehan’s Bad Movie night, except this is a very good movie but was more inspired by the Irish Twitter community who gather around their TVs from time to time and with their laptops exchange comments with each other about whatever is on the box. It’s a fun shared experience.

I was thinking the hashtag for the event could be: #asyouwish

Update: Sign up to attend via Facebook.

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Anyone can take part but you might just want a DVD copy of the movie to fully enjoy it. Why not bring friends along too to take part in this, like a cult maybe we can convert people into The Princess Bride.

If you’d like to take part stick your name down in the comments or if you’d like to host a watching party in your gaff, do so too.

56 Responses to “As you wish – Princess Bride Twitter evening, August 13th”

  1. Ian Healy says:

    Sounds fun πŸ˜›

  2. Darragh says:

    Legend! So in for this one πŸ˜€

    Wonder who hasn’t seen it yet?

  3. TUG says:

    I think I may join twitter just to hurl abuse…

  4. Dav says:

    Sounds like a plan!

    I suggest everyone wears one of these:

  5. Lottie says:

    I am so on for this. PB is one of my all time favourites.

  6. Darren says:

    Class. Great idea.

  7. SinΓ©ad says:

    Watching party sounds like loads of fun, wouldn’t be able to host one myself but can bring dip.

  8. Sharon says:

    there are a shortage of perfect films in this world.. πŸ˜‰ so up for it!

  9. Roseanne says:

    Dav that is brilliant as is this idea. The interwebs makes me feel less alone once again πŸ™‚

  10. Ant Galvin says:

    In!!! Loved this film for years silently, didn’t realise it was Ok to like it. Felt ashamed. Thanks for setting me free.

  11. Ian Healy says:

    I hope that t-shirt hasn’t ruined the plot

  12. Kate says:

    Sounds like a lot of fun! Count me in

  13. Catherine says:

    Deadly, an excuse to rewatch PB. Suggest you amp up the nerd factor and stick a clock up in yonder post/link to it on Twitter on the evening so we’re all completely in sync.

  14. Ralph says:

    Probably my favourite movie of all time. Well worth reading the book as well, if you can get your head around the weird fake abridged style!

  15. @Dav @Roseanne I actually have that t-shirt!

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  17. Excited. Very excited. All this creavity on twitter! We love it.

  18. Stephen says:

    So up for it! Havent seen it, so it will be worth going to! πŸ™‚

  19. Rowena says:


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  21. Brendan says:

    Suggested hashtag:

    #Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die

    What? Too long?

  22. Petrina says:

    I haven’t seen it, but recently received the DVD for my 30th – looking forward to it!

  23. kevin says:

    I’m all over that see you there even though i watched it last week. What a book though after reading the book its amazing how short the film is especially the part at the start when they fall inlove

  24. Roisin says:

    Brilliant idea-will definitely b watching:) Havent seen it in years!

  25. Bill says:

    Amazed no one’s said this yet…

    Inconceivable !

    (not really obviously, but you know what I mean…)

  26. Ross McG says:

    here’s a better idea, why don’t you just sit and enjoy the film without looking down at your laptop/computer/phone every four seconds. this is pretty lame.

  27. I’ve actually never even heard of this movie but the idea sounds class. Count me in πŸ™‚

  28. Lets hope that Twitter is actually up at the time(Unlike now) πŸ˜€

  29. SuzieQ says:

    I am so there!!!!!

  30. Dorothy says:

    Good idea.

    Thought of another one – to write a collaborative novel – like that game, what’s it called? The one where each person writes a sentence and folds the paper then passes it to the next. That could be interesting – yeah no?

  31. Coastal Aussie says:

    Was just thinking of watching this film again, now I have an excellent reason to – looking forward to it.

  32. Heh, I keep meaning to watch this film anyway; maybe I will join in πŸ™‚

  33. Mick says:

    Ah come on lads – this is so sad.
    Why not go around to his house and watch the film?

    get some lives

  34. Michele says:

    I was about to grab a copy of the new edition of the film anyway .. now I have an excuse !

  35. Ciara says:

    Hi Mick,

    Where is your house? Do you fancy housing the 39 of us?


  36. Mark says:

    Romantic Ireland is dead and gone. This is honestly the saddest thing I think I’ve ever heard of. The depths of the Irish begrugeosphere err I mean blogosphere hits a new low – have you nothing better to do! Get a life, read a book, talk to someone, take your personalities or what’s left of the
    and get off the Internet and join us back in reality!!!?

  37. Well done on typing with your tongue Mark. Did the keyboard get very wet?

  38. deisefan says:

    yeah well done mark. submitting that at 10:49PM on a friday night shows you have a life! LOL

    Great choice of movie. πŸ™‚

  39. Dorothy says:

    Why do people think that those who work on the Internet have no lives, don’t read or talk? We make time for all. This virtual get-together is just a bit of fun and, as we’re in the middle of this poxy recession, cheaper than going out.

    Enough of the knee-jerk responses, thank you!

  40. celaV says:

    Will be joining ye all Thurs (GMT, yeah?) unless I’m at least mostly dead

  41. Stephen says:


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  43. EmilyAM says:

    I’ve never seen this. Must try and pick up the DVD before Thursday evening. Great idea Damien.