The Week’s Tweets (2010-04-04)

  • These are the TSA's "new" screening protocols? What were we, just guessing before? http://bit.ly/959epP #
  • I need a tool belt with a baby holster. #
  • You with the loud pipes: everyone thinks you're a tool, but the guy trying to walk his baby to sleep? He actively hates you. #
  • Dubious about the absurdly G-rated explanation of the origins of "in like Flynn" on today's "Christy the Wordsmith." #
  • Can we stop using the "woman enough" analogue to "man enough" and just switch to using "adult enough" for everyone? #
  • Does anyone have a completely empty room where I can spend the day with my octopus-armed seven-month-old? #
  • Remembering J.F. terHorst, a public official with strong enough principles to resign over them. http://nyti.ms/9wmvmh #
  • Indeed: "I come here and watch the traffic. I thought I had problems, but look at these poor people." http://nyti.ms/d3Jjn1 #
  • Epidemic of "mean girls"? Nope. The middle-aged are out of control, though: http://nyti.ms/9ZZrIH #
  • If someone is going to call business owners "job creators," shouldn't they have to call employees "profit creators"? #
  • "The last pope to step down from the post was Gregory XII, in 1415." (So don't hold your breath.) http://bit.ly/d4pQpz #
  • In the living room, this is Petty Officer Stokes. I have the deck, conn, and baby. Make all reports to me. #
  • Want to live across the street from a park with splash play and playground? Then buy my house. http://bit.ly/90qxWt #missoula #
  • Loving Carbon Copy Cloner for backing up my MacBook (10.4, so no Time Machine). I have tested to confirm that I now have a bootable clone! #
  • Looking forward to when doctors routinely install USB port in newborns' heads for sleep controller interface. NO IDEA it was this hard. #
  • Freelance writers and editors, check out the valuable services offered by The Writer's Bridge (I'm a member). http://bit.ly/cUHbpS #
  • "Why should I and [the] noble Lords trust the Executive to deal with mice when they cannot deal with the economy?" http://bit.ly/cXXk97 #
  • Work in downtown Missoula? Buy my house, and you can walk to work in 15 minutes. http://bit.ly/90qxWt #
  • Wow, it's illegal to voice your religious convictions on the streets of Scotland? http://bit.ly/9KFNb7 #
  • How to defeat a pit bull with your bare hands. (Yes, I only found this because I was looking for Savage Love.) http://bit.ly/9gim1v #
  • "Never let yummy little kids anywhere near unleashed pit bulls." http://bit.ly/9gim1v #
  • Can anyone explain Ross Douthat to me? http://nyti.ms/a3Srhm #
  • "Globish": a highly simplified but still comprehensible form of English without grammar or structure. http://bit.ly/97WvMj #
  • "First article about Twitter that references Wordsworth, Hammurabi, and Greek mythology": http://bit.ly/d5lVIi #
  • Berube, contra Chomsky: "crucial …not to normalize [U.S. torture] by saying … nothing new to see here. " http://bit.ly/aahDS9 #
  • Sarkozy: "Welcome to the club of states who don't turn their back on the sick and the poor." http://bit.ly/bE84kT #
  • Forget ideal outcomes, be realistic about how politics will warp a policy and build more resilient reforms. hhttp://bit.ly/9uGtZW #
  • Disappointed to learn that an advertised "ghost blogger" position would not involve blogging about actual ghosts. #
  • Corn syrup is to corn as cocaine is to coca? http://bit.ly/9cUcad #
  • Apparently there is some technical sense in which the world did not know Ricky Martin was gay until today. http://bit.ly/aMiQGx #
  • Thanks @aaronwatkins and @westoftheloop for kind words about my latest Went West column on living far from family. http://bit.ly/aCJPmf #
  • One year after jettisoning my old backup solution (Mozy), I'm finally implementing a new one. #
  • My latest Went West column considers why so many of us are willing to move so far away from home. http://bit.ly/aCJPmf #wtcomm #

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