My Favorite Tweets: August 2012

I should be writing essays and whatnot, but before that: My favorite tweets in August. Topics: the olympic closing ceremony, the RNC convention, a rant by Mark Cuban on the Apple verdict and the usual economic/political snark.


Alex_Ogle
Apparently the Simpsons foretold Clint Eastwood’s RNC speech years ago pic.twitter.com/pDPZyxwk

LarrySabato
Clint Eastwood was the best pro-choice, pro-gay marriage speaker so far in Tampa.

umairh
.@TackaMac We’re taught never to “judge”. But if we don’t judge what is great, vs what is pedestrian, we end up with mallworld.

sarahljaffe
Why is it that I can sleep better in the ten minutes between hitting Snooze than in the hours between 4 and 7 AM?

HeroZedge
Some german dude says some other german dude might possibly quit maybe. SELL EVERYTHING, DOUCHEBAGS

mcuban
If the IBM PC was created in this patent environment there would be no Apple. They would have sued them out of existence.

mcuban
Dear Apple, Xerox PARC called, they want their interface back..

TheStalwart
Tweet of the year = RT @conorsen: Political writers have it so easy. So much harder to troll when you have to use a FRED chart.

umairh
LOL. Bingo. RT @seanpaulkelley: The triumph of the banal in American life: no one speaks of revolution except television ads.

umairhAt least we know we’re not in the Matrix. This is all way, way too dumb for a simulation.

ReformedBroker
I can’t believe Foursquare usage is in decline, people LOVE seeing those check-ins in their timeline http://nyp.st/RrYzc2

zerohedge
AAPL has added one Alaska Airlines in market cap premarket

EpicureanDeal
Recommending books to someone you do not know well is a fraught exercise. Whether you or they acknowledge it, it is a test of sorts.

ReformedBroker
RT @Kurt_Vonnegut: Those who believe in telekinetics, raise my hand.

JustinWolfers
Niall Ferguson is a tired unethical hack. Newsweek should invest in one of the smart conservatives out there, instead. http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/08/19/unethical-commentary-newsweek-edition/

umairh
Dear God, do we have to listen to three more months “debating” Paul Ryan? I mean, Is it not obvious he’s the saviour of mankind?

_CB01
Todd Akin asked to be raped to confirm his theory. Repeatedly.

jbarro
If Paul Ryan’s fitness plan were like his budget plan, he’d eat nothing but potato chips for the next decade and promise to work out in 2022

Queen_UK
Isn’t this a sitcom theme? #closingceremony

EpicureanDeal
Reassuring to see the Brits have all reverted to their customary sour, defeatist attitude post Olympics. Closing ceremony clearly helped.

Suanzes
Spice Girls? Really? And you are not going to act @standardpoors ? Really?

Queen_UK
Oh God, kill one now. #closingceremony

benwakeling
A child’s skull, before their milk teeth fall out. This is freakier than all the Alien films combined. pic.twitter.com/1g7JSIP6

GSElevator
#1: I wondered why people hate Yanks. But then I saw ‘Pearl Harbor’ trending after USA women’s football win vs Japan. #2: It’s soccer, dude.

MadameButcher
I am trying to phone a Frenchman in August. Bound to fail.

zerohedge
ZH comment of the day “Here in Italy, bribes are at least still paid in secret.”

_CB01
.@realDonaldTrump A person who went bankrupt WHILE owning casinos, shouldn’t really have a say about economics. Shut the fuck up.

mat_johnson
Just once, I want to hear an athlete win gold and say to the cameras, “Since there’s no God, I knew it was up to me, so I made it happen.”

Betfairpoker
It’s amazing to think that if Great Britain were a country, they’d be 3rd in the Olympic medal table right now.

umairh
A very good point. Instagram, $1 billion. Mars rover, $2.5 billion. RT @iFortknox: @umairh and instagram was bought for $1 billion. Lol

KimJongNumberUn
Dad had a saying: “Give people healthcare, and before you know it they’ll want food, too.”

astefanowitsch
Die CDU ist doch im Prinzip ein moralphilosophisches Experiment, oder? Um zu sehen, was passiert, wenn man keine Werte hat?

bengoldacre
#curiosity #mars RT @Paul_Cornell: As Eugene Byrne put it: ‘The nerds just took Gold in the 560 billion metres’.

ianbremmer
In 1974, 3% of retiring members of Congress became lobbyists. Today, 50% of Senators, 42% of House Reps (from @TheAtlantic). #yikes

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