Sorry, ‘iceman’ Is not an Acceptable Twitter Password


twitter_smallADOTAS – One of my favorite scenes in the (sorta) classic “Star Wars” parody “Spaceballs” is when Dark Helmet (Rick Moranis) discovers that the password for the Druish air supply is “1, 2, 3, 4, 5.”

“That’s the stupidest combination I’ve ever heard in my life!” he yells. “That’s the kind of thing an idiot would have on his luggage!”

While there’s no way to prevent idiots from using dumb combinations on their luggage, Twitter is determined not to let its users insert stupid log-in passwords. The site has hard-coded into its sign-up page a list of 370 unacceptable passwords including obvious ones like “password,” “secret” and”twitter.”

Less obvious but still banned: “bigdaddy,” “chicken” and “iceman” (guess you can’t be my wingman). Sports nuts will have to find variations on “packers” and “redsox.”

My personal favorites — nerds can’t use “gandalf” (“gimley” wasn’t on the list), “thx1138” or “ncc1701.”

For those with more adolescent minds, “nipples,” “hooters” (but I love the wings!) and “horney” are right out. So are several others that I won’t publish because this is a family publication (You read Adotas to your kids at night, right?).


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