Kanye West, The noob prince of Twitter? Check out our ten favorite tweets from this weekend

Like the uptight female lead in a romantic comedy about librarians, Kanye West may have taken a while to come around to Twitter-- but it seems the two were made for each other after all. Famously dismissive of the social networking site, after joining Twitter all of five days ago the hip-hop mogul sent out an average of roughly forty tweets a day, and even claimed (via Twitter) that "Twitter was made specifically with me in mind."

Indeed, the notoriously narcissistic rapper seems almost a poster boy (he's amassed close of 400,000 followers, and he's following one -- some random kid from England) for the compulsive self-expression the site offers. As our colleague Thorin Klosowski noted in Backbeat on Friday, West's sudden and heavy tweeting started out clumsy, but soon after, not letting up on output even a bit, West seemed to hit his stride with a series of tweets that played up his outsized, narcissistic persona while wryly parodying it at the same time. He's deft, clever and often even a little insightful -- and we hope he keeps going. Here are our ten favorites from over the weekend:

She said she can jog in those heels ... I said, those heels must be Lanvin! Friday, July 30, 2010 2:27:20 PM via web

Beginning with a joke that's s probably only possible to get if you're mega-rich, but yet somehow is still funny, West soon moves on to more accessible material:

Avatar on the 13 foot screen ....wuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuut!!!!! Friday, July 30, 2010 11:21:16 PM via web

And then, not one minute later:

Nigga my screen is 13 feeeeeet #DONTTALKTOME!!!! Friday, July 30, 2010 11:22:13 PM via web

About two minutes after that:

HEADED TO THE CLUB..... these tweets were made of real bits of panther!!!! Friday, July 30, 2010 11:24:30 PM via web

The frequency drops off for a while, but Saturday morning, he's back at it:

No seriously ... I said my teeth are real diamonds... these are not fronts... I replaced my bottom row of teeth with diamonds Saturday, July 31, 2010 11:04:32 AM via web

Just in case you doubted him, this comes about an hour and a half later:

Diamond Teeth Saturday, July 31, 2010 12:28:57 PM via Twitpic

And a half hour after that, we've moved on:

Office clothes are the shit Saturday, July 31, 2010 12:58:34 PM via web

And while we're on the topic of "things that are the shit," this comes two hours later:

Palace of Versailles is the shit Saturday, July 31, 2010 2:51:48 PM via Twitpic

Just for a little context, "goblets" have been a continuing theme for much of the week. It's worth looking at the pic. Really:

wuuuuuuuuuut I need this goblet in my life!!! This is the best one yet Saturday, July 31, 2010 9:11:00 PM via Twitpic

In case you were wondering:

Fur pillows are hard to actually sleep on Sunday, August 1, 2010 10:20:00 via web

KEEP WESTWORD FREE... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Jef Otte
Contact: Jef Otte