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25 Tweets from an ex-Twit

05 May

Some of you may know that during recent months, I had been living in Toronto, doing a post-grad program as a ‘mature student’; and during this time, for about two and a half months or so, I had a Twitter account, and was quite an active poster, until one day when my account became compromised – somebody got in and sent porn links under my name – and I decided, not only for that reason but also others (after giving it some thought), to shut down my account (for one thing, it proved to be too much of a time suck for someone trying to do a course of study with an intense workload, just like regular blogging would have been, and I couldn’t justify to myself the time being spent). Naturally, I archived all my tweets before doing so, of course.

While I don’t regret my decision to quit tweeting, I thought it would be a shame for everything I wrote there to be gone forever (offline), so I’ve decided to compile together 25 of my tweets, in order of posting: those I liked best, all of which (unlike most of the rest) had no links or pics, and were just observations / musings, some connected with my life as a student, back in a school environment with other and younger students, after 14 years away; others on various subjects. Some have been slightly edited; the rest are as posted.

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Saw some pathetic guy walk out “I MISS YOU” in big letters in the snow today, at school. Was tempted to add “R…”.
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If natural law alone were sufficient for us to derive moral principles from, then why would we have been given Biblical law and doctrines?
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The Ghosts of Girlfriends Past is a confused movie; doesn’t know what it wants to say. Still, lots of great scenes; worth watching on TV…
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Almonds contain cyanide. Isn’t that messed up? Make sure they’re roasted, though, and don’t overeat them, and you’ll be fine. Probably…
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Recently, the CBC had a documentary on why men cheat. I’d like to see a similar doc on why women cheat, though I ain’t holding my breath.
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‘YOLO’ denies the resurrection. Seriously, what’s with kids today and their ‘YOLO’-ing…
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BTW, why is it that all the Popeye’s Chicken & Biscuits outlets in the Greater Toronto Area are owned by East Indian families? Funny, that.
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Hate going thru airport security, being treated like I’m a suspect; damned if I’ll ever again put up with that kinda thing at a school ‘pub night’.
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Got off an elevator with two other guys before two women, one of whom called out ‘Ladies first!’; I yelled back ‘Chivalry is dead!’ Too bad.
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Why do many young women today bother giving guys their phone # if not interested? Are they simply validation whores wanting egos stroked?
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Saw a woman in an African dress while doing laundry. Her sleeves were very large; gave me quite a, er, ‘sideshow’ in lifting her arms. Oops!
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Parents should always aim for really big families, so that it matters less what happens with any single one of their brood. Yes, I’m cold…
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High-maintenance wives make daughters just like themselves. Heaven help the man foolish enough to fall for one…
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Discovered a chick I know won’t buy a book by Orson Scott Card ‘because he’s a homophobe & I love my gays’; never knew they belonged to her.
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Saw a rainbow-flag decal in an office window, with a slogan about ‘this is a welcoming space’ or something such. Somehow, I didn’t feel so.
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A female student related in a school newspaper how her ONS partner snuck out of her place, stealing her laptop and cellphone. I LOLed.
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Never thought I’d see the phrase “hoodie vigil”, much less “million hoodie vigil”. Strange days, indeed.
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A smartphone effectively doubles the thickness of a woman’s bitch shield.
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How to respond to someone who says “I don’t believe in organized religion”: “Ah, so you believe in unorganized or disorganized religion.”
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Seems that if a window blind has a gap or panel missing/damaged, it’s always one which lets light in your eyes if you’re standing/sitting nearby.
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Twitter, why the hell do you think I might want to follow Lena Dunham? Sheesh!
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Ugogirl! While you’re up, mind fixing me a sandwich? #internationalwomensday
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Given the day, I decided to have ‘Ides of March’ chicken wings at a wings place tonight; were extremely hot. They are come, but not gone.
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Political ‘neo-‘s suck, whether neo-cons, neo-libertarians, neo-Nazis; I can’t think of a single political case where ‘neo-‘ is a good thing.
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At school here, I see several students, mostly gals, toting wheeled suitcases around, i.e. luggage, in place of carrying bookbags. Lazy!

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14 responses to “25 Tweets from an ex-Twit

  1. Socially Extinct

    May 6, 2013 at 1:03 am

    Apple seeds contain cyanide. You’d have to eat pounds in order to be poisoned. I didn’t know almonds do, as well? Cyanide is said to smell like almonds,this I’ve heard.

     
  2. Will S.

    May 6, 2013 at 1:26 am

    Cultivated almonds also contain cyanide, in trace amounts; wild almonds actually contain a fair bit; some varieties are outright poisonous.

    Apple seeds and almonds are both seeds, of course. Cherry pits and peach pits are also supposed to be toxic…

     
  3. Socially Extinct

    May 6, 2013 at 1:33 am

    And then there was laetrile…remember that?

    Seeds and pits carry quite a “punch” so to speak.

     
  4. Will S.

    May 6, 2013 at 1:38 am

    Yes, I do!

    Indeed, they do; gotta be careful with seeds and pits, often…

     
  5. Julian O'Dea

    May 6, 2013 at 2:01 am

    The ugogirl one is particularly amusing.

    My mother has started tweeting at 84.

     
  6. Will S.

    May 6, 2013 at 10:31 am

    Glad you liked it, Julian; I was disappointed I didn’t get more screeching fembot hate from that one, esp. with the hashtag. Ah well.

    Tweeting at 84? Impressive! Well, I guess one’s never too old to learn something new. 🙂

     
  7. Julian O'Dea

    May 6, 2013 at 11:49 pm

    Have you checked Memebase? Surprisingly anti-feminist at times.

     
  8. Will S.

    May 7, 2013 at 12:03 am

    I’ve heard of it, and I may have seen some of the stuff from it – it looks familiar – but I haven’t looked at it with any regularity. I’ll check it out.

    BTW, I just made an announcement; refresh this blog, and see it; comment there if you feel so moved. 🙂

     
  9. Kalim Kassam

    May 11, 2013 at 2:16 am

    This tweeter misses you. Do you do any other social media?

     
  10. Will S.

    May 11, 2013 at 7:07 am

    Hey Kalim! No, I don’t; I might return to Twitter at some point, maybe under a different alias or something; I have access to another one that’s already made…

     
  11. Will S.

    May 12, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    So, here I be, again:

    https://twitter.com/uilesmiselani

     
  12. Will S.

    May 12, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    @ Kalim: You’re already following me; this was the Twitter account of Happolati’s Miscellany; now it’s mine. 🙂

     

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