February 25, 2009

A Travis-ty of Comedy

Hatched by Dafydd

I've been sort of vaguely fooling about with Twitter, posting occasionally (I think you can "follow" me by going here, unless I've mixed things up); and I've noticed a distinct problem: There are a number of random thoughts I have that are too small-ball for a full blogpost, but just a little too big to fit into Twitter's hard limit of 140 characters (including punctuation and spaces).

So I hereby inaugurate, if that's not a four-letter word since January 20th, a new category here for "Ubertweets," or Übertweets, if there were some way of fitting a U-umlaut into the category list. When I have two or three of them, I'll put them in a single post and have done with the madcap notations that clutter up my mental attic.

Here is the first pair...

Kow-tow to the mau-mau

Rubert Murdoch has apologized for the "Travis the Chimp" cartoon that ran in the New York Post some days ago; but he apologized without admitting any wrongdoing.

What the hell is he saying -- that he's "sorry" some of his readers are jackasses?

A Tale of Two Hysterias

I haven't seen anyone yet point out that Democrats reacted to that same chimp-toon almost exactly the same way (albeit with a little less intensity) that Moslems reacted to the "Mohammed" cartoons. And for exactly the same reason, sez I.

Hatched by Dafydd on this day, February 25, 2009, at the time of 6:09 AM

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The following hissed in response by: Dan Kauffman

First Pattirico and now you this is catching on

The above hissed in response by: Dan Kauffman [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 25, 2009 4:21 PM

The following hissed in response by: oarmaswalker

an umlaut is an e after a vowel. So ueber is the correct form without the umlaut. Uebertweets is what you would type in.

The above hissed in response by: oarmaswalker [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 26, 2009 6:36 AM

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