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We Spoke To The Man Behind The @AngrySalmond Twitter Parody Account

Angry Salmond on the independence referendum, why he's so angry, and what he'll do next.

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Well we wore it pink for @BCCampaign not sure if we are pretty in pink though @AlexSalmond #allinagoodcause

Christina McKelvie@ChristinaSNPFollow

Well we wore it pink for @BCCampaign not sure if we are pretty in pink though @AlexSalmond #allinagoodcause

6:50 PM - 01 Oct 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

Angry Salmond rose to fame on Twitter during Scotland's independence referendum for his rudeness, use of the #SexySocialism hashtag, and such pro-independence put-downs as this:

Nick Clegg invited me out for a beer once. I laughed for about five minutes before telling him to fuck off. #VoteYes

Angry Salmond@AngrySalmondFollow

Nick Clegg invited me out for a beer once. I laughed for about five minutes before telling him to fuck off. #VoteYes

7:09 PM - 28 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

As the real Alex Salmond steps down as first minister, BuzzFeed News caught up with the man behind the @AngrySalmond parody account to ask how he's coping with defeat in the referendum, if he's also resigning, and what happens next.

"I didn't lose the referendum," Angry Salmond said, angrily. "As I said on the night, I simply repositioned the location of victory."

However, he has identified why the referendum didn't produce the exact result he wanted: "I certainly think Westminster offering these, I can only assume, magical new powers at the last minute was a factor."

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"The other issue is the boring people," he added. "You know, the ones you take to the best theme park in the world and they just want to sit on a bench eating candy floss."

This is me torturing David Cameron through sheer power of mind. #VoteYes #SexySocialism

Angry Salmond@AngrySalmondFollow

This is me torturing David Cameron through sheer power of mind. #VoteYes #SexySocialism

3:34 PM - 29 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Angry Salmond said he isn't actually very angry at all, except at Alex Salmond for taking the @AlexSalmond Twitter handle. But it's hard to believe that he isn't angry, given some of the words he used to describe his political opponents.

On prime minister David Cameron, he said: "I was sat behind him at Wimbledon 2013. I got the whole row kicking the back of his chair! The photographs of his face are hilarious! What a prick!"

On Labour leader Ed Miliband, he said: "He'd have had a fine career as wacky ITV detective in the vein of Columbo – or at the very least a charming background character on Sesame Street. The mistake was trying to make him an intelligent man-of-the-people."

And he was no more complimentary about Nigel Farage: "He doesn't seem to have much up his sleeve besides casual racism and cigarettes. Plus he looks like what would happen if Kermit the Frog actually banged Miss Piggy."

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This is a tea cup committing suicide because it doesn't want to live with the pain of Ed Miliband. #SexySocialism

Angry Salmond@AngrySalmondFollow

This is a tea cup committing suicide because it doesn't want to live with the pain of Ed Miliband. #SexySocialism

2:08 PM - 28 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Angry Salmond is perhaps most famous for the #SexySocialism hashtag, which he created during the referendum, but he's never explained what it means – until now.

"Sexy socialism is the marriage of compassionate politics and a sense of saving the day in style," explained Angry Salmond.

"But it all boils down to the phrase 'stop being a dick'. Politicians have been dicks for a long time. Sexy socialism is the solution. I simply want every careerist politician to go to bed at night knowing they are just being a fucking dick."

The real Alex Salmond prefers the hashtag #SexySocialDemocracy, as he revealed in a reply to Angry Salmond the day after the referendum.

I think some sort of universe ending paradox just occurred. From one reality to another...believe in #SexySocialism.

Angry Salmond@AngrySalmondFollow

I think some sort of universe ending paradox just occurred. From one reality to another...believe in #SexySocialism.

6:44 PM - 19 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Since the referendum defeat, few things have cheered him up as much as seeing Scottish Labour implode.

"I disliked debating with Johann Lamont," he said of the Scottish Labour leader who recently resigned. "Her head looked like a cheeseburger. It made me hungry."

He has a dim view of the three Scottish Labour leadership candidates. He said he had no idea who Jim Murphy was until he got pelted with an egg, suspects Neil Findlay is some kind of folk singer, and thinks Sarah Boyack "had something to do with bus passes a few years ago".

However, he said he gets on "brilliantly" with incoming first minister Nicola Sturgeon, who he revealed owns a pair of cats called Devo and Max.

"She can be a fountain of knowledge," said Angry Salmond. "I remember the time she told me the Gaza Strip wasn't a topless bar. I didn't know what to say."

This is the three of us pissing ourselves laughing at George Osbourne because he's a wanker. #VoteYes #SexySocialism

Angry Salmond@AngrySalmondFollow

This is the three of us pissing ourselves laughing at George Osbourne because he's a wanker. #VoteYes #SexySocialism

6:09 PM - 07 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Alex Salmond is due to step down as first minister at the SNP conference, so what's next for Angry Salmond? Does he have an eye on Westminster, like his alter ego?

Arriving on David Cameron's doorstep is "a very appealing prospect", said Angry Salmond, but "as long as I can drink, bet on the horses, and smash a golf ball, I'll be content.

"I'm making people happy. This is something that other politicians just aren't doing – most notably George Osborne, who is just an awful, awful human being."

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This is me wearing special sunglasses because Scotland's future is so bright! #VoteYes

Angry Salmond@AngrySalmondFollow

This is me wearing special sunglasses because Scotland's future is so bright! #VoteYes

9:11 PM - 20 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Best of luck, Angry Salmond.

For the uninitiated, here is some of the best of @AngrySalmond.

In an independent Scotland, fireworks will slowly saunter into the sky because they won't be so desperate to escape the United Kingdom.

Angry Salmond@AngrySalmondFollow

In an independent Scotland, fireworks will slowly saunter into the sky because they won't be so desperate to escape the United Kingdom.

1:36 PM - 05 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

This is me watching the Scottish Labour Party blow itself up from a safe distance. #SexySocialism

Angry Salmond@AngrySalmondFollow

This is me watching the Scottish Labour Party blow itself up from a safe distance. #SexySocialism

7:46 PM - 30 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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In an independent Scotland, nobody will do that thing where you wash a spoon under the tap and water goes everywhere.

Angry Salmond@AngrySalmondFollow

In an independent Scotland, nobody will do that thing where you wash a spoon under the tap and water goes everywhere.

5:10 PM - 18 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Most #indyref polls have been inaccurate and disappointing to women. Thankfully, my pole has kept them satisfied for decades.

Angry Salmond@AngrySalmondFollow

Most #indyref polls have been inaccurate and disappointing to women. Thankfully, my pole has kept them satisfied for decades.

5:18 AM - 19 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

There is no place for Kasabian in an independent Scotland.

Angry Salmond@AngrySalmondFollow

There is no place for Kasabian in an independent Scotland.

4:38 PM - 16 Apr 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

Ed Miliband has realised he's not very good at being a human so has fallen back on the easier species of panda.

Angry Salmond@AngrySalmondFollow

Ed Miliband has realised he's not very good at being a human so has fallen back on the easier species of panda.

9:19 PM - 31 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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People who say "this vote is not about Alex Salmond" just don't want to look gay in front of their wives. #VoteYes #SexySocialism

Angry Salmond@AngrySalmondFollow

People who say "this vote is not about Alex Salmond" just don't want to look gay in front of their wives. #VoteYes #SexySocialism

9:04 AM - 20 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Pretty sure if these powers don't happen I'll have to drive a tartan monster truck into Downing Street and get them myself. #SexySocialism

Angry Salmond@AngrySalmondFollow

Pretty sure if these powers don't happen I'll have to drive a tartan monster truck into Downing Street and get them myself. #SexySocialism

5:39 PM - 20 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Have reminded Sturgeon that with great power comes great responsibility...and helicopters. Fucking love helicopters. #SexySocialism

Angry Salmond@AngrySalmondFollow

Have reminded Sturgeon that with great power comes great responsibility...and helicopters. Fucking love helicopters. #SexySocialism

11:18 AM - 15 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

In an independent Scotland, we'll combat global warming by being so fucking cool. #europedebate #VoteYes

Angry Salmond@AngrySalmondFollow

In an independent Scotland, we'll combat global warming by being so fucking cool. #europedebate #VoteYes

7:32 PM - 02 Apr 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Devo Max sounds like a protein shake that doesn't work. #VoteYes #SexySocialism #RIPBetterTogether

Angry Salmond@AngrySalmondFollow

Devo Max sounds like a protein shake that doesn't work. #VoteYes #SexySocialism #RIPBetterTogether

1:38 PM - 10 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

In an independent Scotland, the Mr. Men will all be "Dr. Men" because everyone will go to university.

Angry Salmond@AngrySalmondFollow

In an independent Scotland, the Mr. Men will all be "Dr. Men" because everyone will go to university.

7:17 AM - 16 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Jamie Ross is a Scotland reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Edinburgh.

Contact Jamie Ross at jamie.ross@buzzfeed.com.

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