If brevity is the soul of wit, Twitter is a 21st century Globe Theatre for bards aplenty. It’s also a playground for illiterate idiots and short attention span charlatans, but I love it anyway. I’ve started using Storify to curate my favorite tweets, which I will share with you from time to time.
Today’s list are my favorite tweets by writers, literati, and otherwise culturally relevant folks (in my humble opinion). Some are strictly funny, while others are just by cool people. You will note that there is a tweet by me. I like myself and make myself laugh sometimes, but notice the difference in amount of favorites and retweets of their tweets vs. mine.
What’s your favorite tweet here? Vote in the comment box!
In no particular order, three favorites: Love-hate relationship with antonyms, documentary of Ken Burns, and Dr. Whom. There were several that I failed to understand for lack of pop-cultural fluency. *shocking*
The simple one are pretty great, right? Wait, which pop culture ones didn’t you get? Have you seen a Ken Burns documentary? John and I made our way through Jazz, which was quite a feat, but glad we saw it. I hope you share these with your husband the English professor. Stay tuned for more!
I missed the pop culture reference to something called a “book.” Is it like quinoa?
I liked @tomshillua’s tweet. It actually took me a few minutes to figure it out. What can I say? Low on coffee this morning.
WTF is a book? I know. I included a computer graphic of said pop culture item with a caption for this very reason. 🙂 It’s exactly like quinoa. They have them at Whole Foods, but only a specific couple of varieties, and are great fiber, except the only difference is that books are not a staple of Peru currently being decimated because of the American aversion to gluten.
Oh and (friend faux pas) I liked yours, too!
🙂 Thanks, pal!
Definitely: “Like many writers, I have rituals. Before writing, I pour coffee, open the window by my desk, and attempt to read the entire internet.”
My ritual usually includes salty pretzels (the fat kind) and a Guinness. Yours?
What she said. It also depends on what I’m writing. If I’m writing anything, it helps to not be around my husband because he will talk to me no matter what. But that’s not really a ritual, is it? I basically fill my head with a lot of information about what I’m writing about (hence the “read all of the internet”), then make lists and mind maps, then outline, then the actual thing. Wow, that’s complicated. Music sometimes helps. I once wrote a 20 page paper about Eva Peron overnight from scratch whilst listening to the Evita soundtrack on repeat. (I got a 98.) Wine is nice in moderation, but after a certain amount it does not help, and TV in the background is never a good idea. In short: I don’t know that I have a routine, but I certainly have affinities.
These are great! All the ones about writing were certainly relatable. 🙂