This week marks the one-year anniversary of Monday Morning Tweets. And what a year it’s been! We’ve laughed, we’ve cried, and we’ve hurt our brains trying to figure out just what it is Deano is tweeting. I’d like to thank all of the loyal MMT readers for coming back each week. A recent consumer survey found that this series is TLO readers’ 14th favorite recurring feature, right behind Guess What Bob Irzyk Had For Breakfast and right ahead of our bi-weekly series Cool Things About Warr Acres. Without you, dear readers, this amazing accomplishment never would have been possible! Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
This week’s tweets are after the jump.
.@joejacobi enjoyed the conversation tonight, I’ll follow up with a lunch plan soon.
— Dave Morris (@_davemorris) January 24, 2013
For those unfamiliar with the intricacies of Twitter, if you @ reply to someone, your response will only show up in the feed of people who follow both you and the person you are replying to. The way around that, though, is to insert a period before the @ reply, thus ensuring that it will go out to all of your followers. In other words, Dave Morris really really wants his followers to know that he hung out with a gold medal whitewater canoeist. And that they will be going to lunch soon.
— Meg Alexander (@newsmommy) January 26, 2013
On the other hand, if you send out a tweet that is nothing but the @ symbol, we all get to read it and point and you and laugh, at least until we do it ourselves, which will inevitably happen.
— Rusty Surette (@rustysurette) January 25, 2013
Don’t ever accuse my post headlines of being misleading!
Thought of the day: I’m not worried about if Manti Te’o lied about a fake girlfriend. He’s just a 21-year-old kid who plays football.
— Liz (@LizDueweke) January 24, 2013
Yes, yes, we’re all very shallow and don’t understand the actual important things in life. We get it.
Look, if you don’t understand why the Manti Te’o story is so captivating, you’re over thinking it. It’s not because everyone just believes it’s stunning that a 21-year-old would lie. It’s the unique circumstances surrounding that lie. It’s a fascinating mystery and case-study of human behavior. No, in the grand scheme of things, it’s not as important as poverty or war or gun violence. But then again, neither is spicy mustard, so what are we doing here?
Discovering Boar’s Head Spicy mustard for the first time. Seriously, I don’t know where I’ve been. #love
— Liz (@LizDueweke) January 18, 2013
So I’m just minding my business the other day, catching up on my tweets, and all the sudden holy shit who re-tweeted Jay freaking Leno and his anodyne decade-old joke into my feed? Oh. Yeah. BBJ. Somehow that seems perfectly appropriate.
This week, it’s time to let the haters on Twitter unload on our friends up the Turner Turnpike. What happens when you do a Twitter search for the words “Tulsa” and “sucks?” This:
Can anyone out there confirm if the light at 51st and Memorial does indeed suck?
The Linda Cavanaugh Awkward Twitter Conversation Tweet of the Week
— Linda Cavanaugh (@linda4news) January 27, 2013
This week, people take to Linda Cavanaugh to find out when to plant onions, and Linda Cavanaugh passes the question on to all of her followers, and we all look around awkwardly at each other because no one wants to point out to Linda that she should just tell that person to google it themselves.
The Jim Traber Loves Exclamation Points Tweet Of The Week!!!!!
@ouftball good comeback !!! Goodbye , go get those recruits!!
— jimtraber (@jimtraber) January 24, 2013
This week, Jim takes his exclamation point-key another few steps closer to death with a furious response to one of his followers, who had insulted him with a pretty mean but very hilarious instruction.
The Dean Blevins Memorial Weekly Tweet From Dean Blevins
This may sound old and cranky…but I just paid $1.94 for a small packet of gum. Really? We used to walk 6 mi in snow & buy gum for a dime!
— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) January 22, 2013
That’s all for this week. Follow me on Twitter here. Good bye!
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