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Director Kevin Smith steels self for 24-hour Twitter marathon


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Filmmaker Kevin Smith has some faithful fans, the kind of movie buffs who — at least in the online world — would love to have an all-night chat with Silent Bob, Smith’s movie screen alter ego, ironically named because Smith is anything but silent.  In fact, Smith is loquacious enough to fulfill hiskevin-smith1 fans’ desire for nonstop conversation, by planning for a 24-hour Twitter marathon of questions-and-answers on Monday.

In a release announcing the “event,” Smith joked that he has spent a long time prepping for this day.

“I’ve been training for this my whole life, simply by being a lazy fat-ass who’d rather stare at a screen than better himself with a brisk constitutional,” Smith said in a statement.

Smith has some other training in the non-stop blabbermouth arena. Back in 2005, at a theater in his home state of New Jersey, Smith held a Q&A session with an audience that lasted from 8 p.m. until 3 a.m. And he has often kept in touch with his fans online, going way back to the grungy 1990s.