Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Tweets from a Hot Month

And now, my Twitter catalog for August 2013. The NSA, thinking about bombing Syria, and the 50th anniversary of the March for Jobs and Freedom are the notable topics. Plus avocados.

"Corporate media control...imposes a brand uniformity of opinion. It diverts us with trivia and celebrity gossip." —Chris Hedges
By Nikhil Goyal

Twelve years ago those of us in the Dirty Effing Hippie camp tried to point out that a War on Terror was unlikely to ever end.
By Tom Tomorrow

Hard to know when to declare victory and get out when you've decided you're at war with Evil itself.
By Tom Tomorrow

And oh look.
By Tom Tomorrow

Bombing Syria will help its citizens. Assad will say he’s sorry & any power vacuum created will be filled with rational, peace loving folks.
By rob delaney

Saying no can seem negative at times, but it should mean you've said yes to something more important.
By Nicole Dotin

By Ksenia Tsykunova

Pervasive government surveillance used to be the measure by which free societies defined themselves against their totalitarian rivals.
By Tom Tomorrow

Martin Luther King called for us to stand in the light of creative altruism rather than the darkness of destructive selfishness.
By Rosabeth Moss Kanter

Nobody ever gave me NOTHIN except for the entrenched systemic advantages of my race, class and gender expression and also all this money.
By timpratt

I like how Twitter is basically just Mystery Science Theatre 3000 at scale.
By Gary He

Overheard: “Artisanal, bespoke, farm to table marshmallows.”
By Pete Cheslock

#peakoil causing mass unemployment, #climatechange burning the land, but, no time for that now, must bomb Syria, because you know, WMD.
By Free Public Transit

"Your government spies on you." Meh. "Ben Affleck is Batman." WHY IS THIS HAPPENNING TO US? ::sobs, vigils, hunger strikes:: -Americans
By Shane Nickerson

Why are you revving your engine at me? I'm sitting in a Toyota corolla, eating trail mix, and listening NPR. I don't want to race you, bud.
By sara

Lie to the American people, take them into unjust war killing thousands: 0 years. Expose US military malfeasance: 35 years. #Manning
By Christopher Carbone

Nobody ever demands to see my birth certificate :-(
By Josh Barro

This picture was intended to illustrate the "horrors" of suffrage, but damn if that doesn't look like an awesome bar.
By Sam Sykes

If Al Qaeda’s plan was to cause a massive overreaction that would destroy the very idea of America from within: wow, good plan.
By Eli Dourado

"Capitalism fails to realize that life is social. Marxism fails to recognize that life is individual." - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
By Henry Louis Gates Jr

By A Serious Journalist

Not yet Not yet Not yet Not yet Not yet EAT ME NOW Too late - avocados
By Chance McCheese

If mass surveillance of all human communication is “absolutely essential” to prevent terrorism, then preventing terrorism isn’t worth doing.
By Dan Wineman

Today a guy told me I'd be sexier if I smiled and I told him I'm quite happy with creeps not thinking I'm sexy enough.
By MC Thumbtack

Be a warrior, that your son may be a doctor, and his son a poet, and his son a podcaster, and his son a resentful Libertarian.
By Patton Oswalt

My default face is stern. My smiles on the street are reserved only for children, dogs, & other black women that don't smile while walking.
By Jessica R. Williams

The more I read about what economists are surprised by, the more I wonder if economists have ever met real human beings.
By Amanda_Rudelt

Why is the oil industry so terrified of #publictransit? Because it makes cities more livable, and people move there and sell their car.
By Free Public Transit

Among the 254 counties where food stamp recipients doubled between 2007 and 2011, Mitt Romney won 213 of them.
By Scott Bixby

Obama wins a Nobel Peace prize & drones kill kids on a daily basis while americans watch @CNN for royal baby news coverage #TwilightZone
By Kenton

"How's my driving? Is it erratic? Well, then you should probably take your eyes off me and write down a 1-800 number!" -- trucks
By Tim Carvell

IKEA's meatballs are made from the people who couldn't find the way out.
By luckyshirt

Twitter pro user tip: BILALOUP means “Because I live a life of unbelievable privilege” and should be added to the front of every tweet.
By Paul Ford

Emptiness, absence, negative space, air, silence are just as concrete and intrinsic as fullness, presence, positive space, solids, sounds.
By Edward Tufte

Being poor is far less the result of "bad life decisions" than it is the result of being born poor.
By Touré

Terrorism is an auto-immune disease. Attacks themselves are of little overall consequence, but our response is devastatingly destructive.
By Tom L.

Remember when we used to make fun of old people who clipped newspaper articles and sent them to each other? That's literally all we do now.
By Julia Santo

When you're camping, the best, most useful tool to take along is a house.
By Scott Simpson

I prefer crushed ice. Hard to enjoy a cool drink when your ice has hopes and dreams.
By Tim Siedell

The only Baldwin brother I want to see is James.
By jay smooth

My friend got to name his pets when he was 3-years old. Until he was a teenager he had a cat named "ThreeFiveSeven" and a dog named "Stove."
By Molly Priesmeyer

When product naming conventions collide… #deliciouskittens
By Jeff Eaton

Incredible overlap between those who think a culture is meritocratic and those who are profiting within that culture. Must be coincidence!
By Anil Dash

You’d think the extroverts would keep each other busy, but noooo…
By Frank Chimero

When we build for cars that's what we get, lots of cars. When we build for people we get people.
By Walkable Brevard

The human body is an assembly of chemicals, as is all food & all medicine. So what we label as a drug is a social construct.
By Neil deGrasse Tyson

In the schools with the happiest and most creative children, they are forced to sit for few if any tests at all.
By Nikhil Goyal

When you look at Twitter's trending topics, it's a lot easier to understand why they have to write "Do Not Eat" on silica gel packets.
By Ashley Feinberg

Seems only successful people say it’s ok to fail.
By Frank Chimero

Of all the ways sexism oppresses, perhaps most absurd is that women rejoice at the mere presence of pockets on an article of clothing.
By Anil Dash

Billionaires just figured out they could get daily metro newspapers for pocket change. Millionaires: don't feel left out, buy an alt-weekly.
By Carly Carioli

First rule of politics: advocate something everyone likes even if you can't provide in the office you're seeking.
By Josh Barro

José Mujica was tortured during 14 years in prison. Now he is the president of Uruguay, legalizing marijuana. If he kept hope, why can't we?
By Chepe

A big part of growing up is just realizing there's so much more to every story.
By Chris Sacca

Taking things literally is theft.
By Geoff Barnes

When you’re a hammer everything looks like a chance to moralize on young women’s sexual behavior.
By Lisa McIntire

Demand isn't peaking, though some are being priced out of the market. Like the 18 people/minute starving to death.
By Free Public Transit

Branding is important.
By Jon Hicks

Ignorance is not knowing, stupidity is not wanting to know.
By Free Public Transit

Sing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star with sad voice, and Bigfoot collapse in sobbing heap. That little star so goddamn lonely.
By Bigfoot TheBigfoot

"The short answer is 'no.' The long answer is 'noooooooooooooooooo.'"
By Ryan Freitas

I don't enjoy writing, but I enjoy having written.
By Wilson Miner

When David Cassidy sings "I think I love you/so what am I so afraid of," I bet his ex takes a huge swig of rosé and yells, "INTIMACY!"
By Julieanne Smolinski

Slowly, Waldo's wife and Mr. Sandiego started putting the pieces together
By donni

"You won't like that tattoo in twenty years and it won't look the same over time." - hilarious people who got married at 24.
By Julieanne Smolinski

"Stakeholder" is just a term for someone who has no legal right to something but wants it anyway, right?
By Josh Barro

Sagging pants/hoodies are today's zoot suits. They're the zoot suits of deindustrialization and mass incarceration.
By Dave Zirin

Ted Cruz is what happens when a party of bad ideas elects a man with no ideas.
By Hemant Mehta

Renewables don't reduce CO2 emissions if the fossil fuel they don't use is used somewhere else. #Jevons #itsthedemand
By Free Public Transit

Shorter religious rights movement: It's my right to treat others the way I want, not the way they want — especially women and gays.
By Charlie Quimby

What happened to our sense of community? Cars.
By Free Public Transit

Cynicism is the safe thing, smart folks, and deeply boring. Our experience of the world inspires plenty of it; your enforcement isn’t needed.
By Erin Kissane

Undersea cables are all sheathing. The internet runs on just 3 strands of fiber optics. via @mark_e_evans
By Kate Crawford

If recording your calls without playing them back isn't surveillance, then downloading music without listening to it isn't piracy.
By Cory Doctorow

I can't fathom the number of disgusting things people say about women when they wouldn't dare say the same if a man was in the position.
By Nikhil Goyal

Let's print the last hour of Twitter and put it in a time capsule for future generations. The Great Collapse will make so much more sense.
By Charles Homans

CNN has 47 journalists covering Anthony Weiner and 0 covering Bradley Manning’s trial. I’m kidding. CNN doesn’t have 47 journalists.
By Mike Monteiro

So we're defining "middle class jobs" these days as minimum wage, backbreaking physical labor.
By Tom Tomorrow

First they came for the people they should come for first. Then they came for the people they should come for second. So everything's fine.
By Chris Steller

"In the event of a water landing, simply…" "Simply?"
By Matt Frost

Fine line between being onto something and being on something.
By Chris Steller

Hey, creative people: For every anonymous idiot trashing you online, there are thousands more that quietly love you. Easy to forget.
By Andy Baio

Be the user who generates the content you want to see in the world.
By Anil Dash

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