Stephen Harper vs. Homer Simpson

Maclean’s Archives: The PM edits his Twitter account
Conservative leader and Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper pauses during a campaign event in Montreal April 29, 2011. Canadians will head to the polls in a federal election on May 2. REUTERS/Chris Wattie (CANADA - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)

Traffic to our website suggests renewed interest in this post from our archives.

Why? Seems the AFP is reporting that Prime Minister Stephen Harper has stopped following Homer Simpson, fictional star of the animated TV series. The move follows a holiday-weekend post on that considered who the PM follows on Twitter. Homer Simpson was on the list — now he’s not. Now you are up to date.

Here’s our file on Homer and Harper from Dec. 21, 2012: 

So this happened on Twitter this afternoon.

First, the Prime Minister (or whoever handles the Prime Minister’s Twitter account) tweeted.

Mayans were wrong. I guess I should start Christmas shopping…

Then, Homer Simpson tweeted something similar.

Oh man I have so Christmas shopping to do. Thanks a lot, Mayans!

Then, Homer Simpson tweeted to the Prime Minister.

.@PMHarper I see great minds think alike. And I, too, like my bacon super thick and bun-sized!

And then the Prime Minister tweeted in response.

@HomerJSimpson Mmm… bacon.