Trust me on this one.
In honor of reaching 400k followers, I am creating a “Greatest Hits” thread. First, let’s start with some recent ones pic.twitter.com/m9lY2ssOJC
— Three Year Letterman (@3YearLetterman) November 21, 2022
They’re playing the Bills-Browns game in Detroit because of snowy conditions. There were some complaints about this, until the snowy conditions showed up:
Orchard Park, home of the @BuffaloBills, has seen 66 inches of snow in the last 24 hours!
This is the highest 24-hour snow total ever recorded in New York state.
— Colin McCarthy (@US_Stormwatch) November 19, 2022
66 inches of snowfall is almost but not quite taller than my head*. That probably qualifies as ‘too much snow for football.’ Even in upstate New York.
*I’m a hobbit, remember?
As I all-but-said on Twitter earlier, I’m feeling like G’Kar in the elevator. If Twitter lives, a lot of people are entertainingly freaking out right now; and if it dies, I get to watch. There is no downside.
tbh the twitter panic tonight feels more like old school twitter than it has in maybe a decade
— PoliMath (@politicalmath) November 18, 2022
They’ll be doing it live, too. I dunno if you want to watch it as it happens, or wait until tomorrow when they gather up all the particularly good meltdowns. Dealer’s choice, really.
This Saturday! Dave Chappelle and Black Star are here! pic.twitter.com/JbKwxvxtGK
— Saturday Night Live – SNL (@nbcsnl) November 10, 2022
(Via Karen Townsend)
PS: I know that this is close to The Line, but I’m a responsible bloghost. Far be it from me not to tell y’all about a particularly promising future trainwreck…
You should feel honored to see a master at work.
Oh no, they suspended @danielradcliffe's Twitter account! Wasn't it obvious he was doing a PARODY???
— Al Yankovic (@alyankovic) November 7, 2022
I’ll assume you already knew that Elon Musk has been throwing out people who pretend to be someone else; and that he’s been ignoring the Holy Blue-Check when doing it. What you may not know is that Daniel Radcliffe doesn’t use social media. Which is something Weird Al knows perfectly well, unlike all the people who immediately started freaking out about this*. Perfect timing, perfect execution, and the ultimate targets of the joke were the ones who went off half-cocked over something they saw on the Internet.
…God, that is beautiful. It’s inspiring, even. We should all take a moment.
*I must also gently note that the aforementioned mass freak-outs are excellent evidence for why Twitter should have a strict policy against having impersonation accounts.
Someone on @baseballreddit was seated near MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred at tonight's World Series game, and agreed to scream the top comment from the thread at him. They delivered. pic.twitter.com/owowQzVTAL
— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) November 4, 2022
Via @HeartbreakRidge. Also, yes, they should cut way back on the blackouts. And a bunch of other stuff, but the dude only said he’d yell one thing and it’s impolite to presume on a promise.
Okay, that’s a guess – but it’s an informed one.
The rumours are true. Netflix is thrilled that so many of you have been watching Sandman, and the thing we were all hoping would happen… has indeed happened… pic.twitter.com/zc5CrhsdZK
— Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself) November 3, 2022
The stuff with Lucifer was already hinted at in Season 1, and taking it up now follows the comic’s own path. Since there is absolutely no reason at all not to follow along with the book, I feel fairly confident that this next season is about that. That this is also my second favorite Sandman story* has nothing to do with anything, obviously.
*My favorite? The Emperor Norton story, of course. I’ve never forgotten it.
Point and Counterpoint:
God, that’s beautiful. You have to respect that kind of performance art: these two saw an opportunity, and audaciously seized it. You can’t play small if you want to win big.