It was pretty embarrassing for Netflix that the lame name it chose for the DVD rental service, Qwikster, already had a Twitter handle operated by a stoner with rated-r Tweets. So it's not surprising that the company would want to snatch up the handle and do a little PR damage control. But it looks like Netflix isn't the only one looking to acquire @Qwikster from its potty-mouthed owner. "Dayum over 3120 follower just cuz some ppl wanna buy my handle 3 ppl have asked but idk who to trust," Qwikster tweeted. A foul mouthed pothead as an advocate is the last thing the company needs, but if an even more offensive or maniacal or greedy person gets his hands on the handle, things could get even worse for the already ailing company.
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