A Tweet Or Two
















88 Responses to “A Tweet Or Two”

  1. 1 Vicki
    January 4, 2015 at 8:03 pm

    Another terrific assortment, Nerdy. Thank you.

  2. 3 desertflower
    January 4, 2015 at 8:05 pm

    Chris Christie draped all over Jerry Jones and jumping up and down like a 2 yo was enough to make anyone want to yak their dinner.

  3. January 4, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    I wonder if someone has an answer to this. I run Safari on a Mac. It is no longer able to pull up the compressed URLs on Twitter. Never happened before. All other “normal” URLs pull up fine.

    • 9 Nerdy Wonka
      January 4, 2015 at 8:25 pm

      1. Is your Safari/security updates up to date?

      2. It might just be a temporary Twitter glitch. When Twitter messes around with updates, things can get weird. When did the problem begin?

      3. It could be that when the URLs were compressed/shortened they got messed up and don’t lead to actual links.

      4. Do you have Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox? If you do, maybe you can check to see if the compressed URLs can be opened with those browsers.

    • 10 yardarm756
      January 4, 2015 at 8:27 pm

      It might be that the Mac operating system is the problem. Have you tried Firefox?

    • 11 amk for obama
      January 4, 2015 at 8:33 pm

      url shortening on twitter does not save you any characters. and sometimes, they malfunction.

  4. 13 yardarm756
    January 4, 2015 at 8:18 pm

    Congrats Vicki….You did it again Nerdy!


    National Trivia Day Celebrated in the U.S. So spend some time reading this list without feeling guilty.


    1990 Manuel Noriega surrenders to the U.S. to face drug trafficking charges.

    1989 Two U.S. Navy F-14 fighters shoot down two Libyan MiG-23 fighters

    1988 Jesse Jackson reveals that he was once addicted to a pain killer, although only for less than a day.

    1987 Rev. Oral Roberts announces “God will call me home” if he doesn’t raise $4,500,000 in three months.

    1982 Sally Forth comic strip, by Greg Howard, begins syndication.

    1980 Pres. Carter announces punitive measures to be taken against the USSR in response to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.

    1977 First woman major-league baseball play-by-play TV announcer is hired, Mary Shane for the Chicago White Sox.

    1936 First pop music best-seller chart is published, in The Billboard.

    1912 The Moon reaches its closest distance from the Earth for this century (221,441 miles).

    1896 Utah becomes the 45th state. Utah is Navajo for “higher up.”


    1950 Masha and Dasha Krivoshlyapovy Russian Siamese twins, the only known Siamese twins having 2 heads, 4 arms, and 2 legs. Source: Guinness Book of World Records

    1937 Dyan Cannon (Samille Diane Friesen), American actress. Film: Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969) and Heaven Can Wait (1978).

    1935 Floyd Patterson heavyweight boxing champion (1956-59, 1960-62). He was the first boxer to regain the world heavyweight title.

    1930 Sorrell Booke d. 1994 American actor. TV: Dukes of Hazzard (Boss Hogg).

    1927 Thomas Noguchi Los Angeles County coroner, performed autopsies on Marilyn Monroe (1962), Robert Kennedy (1968), Janis Joplin (1970), and John Belushi (1982).

    1917 Jesse White d. 1997 American actor. TV: The lonely Maytag repairman (1967-88).

    1914 Jane Wyman (Sarah Jane Fulks), American Oscar-winning actress. Film: Johnny Belinda (1948, Oscar, deaf-mute rape victim). TV: Falcon Crest (Angela Channing). She is the ex-wife of Ronald Reagan.

    1906 William Bendix d. 1964 American actor. TV: The Life of Riley (Chester Riley).

    1857 Émile Cohl d. 1938 (Émile Eugène Jean Louis Courtet), French caricaturist, “The Father of the Animated Cartoon.” He made what is considered the first fully-animated film (Fantasmagorie, 1908). He also made the first puppet animation film. (View Fantasmagorie)

    1838 General Tom Thumb d. 1883 (Charles Sherwood Stratton), American dwarf, 3 ft. 4 in. tall, travelled with P.T. Barnum. Source: Guinness Book of World Records

    1822 Washington Charles DePauw d. 1887 American banker, for whom DePauw University is named.

    1809 Louis Braille d. 1852 French teacher of the blind. Blind since the age of three, he created the Braille reading system for the blind.

    1785 Jakob Ludwig Karl Grimm d. 1863 German author. He and his brother wrote Grimm’s Fairy Tales (1812-15).


    1999 Iron Eyes Cody b. 1904 (Espera DeCorti), American actor. Film: Sitting Bull (1954) and A Man Called Horse (1970). He was featured in the teary-eyed ecology TV commercials.

    1990 Charles Stewart b. ???? American murderer. He killed his pregnant wife and shot himself (October 1989), blaming it on a fictional black robber who jumped into his car. He committed suicide when his story began to unravel.

    1986 Christopher Isherwood b. 1904 English-born American author. Writings: Goodbye Berlin (1939, a collection of short stories including Sally Bowles upon which the musical Cabaret was based).

    1965 T.S. Eliot b. 1888 (Thomas Stearns Eliot), American Nobel-winning poet, playwright.

    1960 Dudley Nichols b. 1895 American screenwriter. He became the first person to refuse an Oscar (1935, Best Screenplay for The Informer).

    1941 Henri Louis Bergson b. 1859 French philosopher, Nobel-winning author. His Creative Evolution redefined evolution.

    1877 Cornelius Vanderbilt b. 1794 American railroad magnate, and for whom Vanderbilt University is named.

    1854 Thomas Campbell b. 1763 Irish religious leader. He and his son founded the Church of the Disciples of Christ in America.

    1821 Elizabeth Ann Seton b. 1774 first American-born Roman Catholic saint (canonized 1975). She founded the U.S. branch of the Sisters of Charity (1809).

    1789 Thomas Nelson b. 1738 American patriot, signer of the Declaration of Independence, governor of Virginia (1781).

  5. January 4, 2015 at 8:24 pm

    Congrats Vicki!! 🙂

    Another fine collection of tweets, NW. Thank you!!

  6. 16 99ts
    January 4, 2015 at 8:25 pm

    Life in tweets – what a collection – my favorite

    The sole NY policeman facing off against those who would turn their backs. It makes me wonder how many turned because of “peer pressure” – much of what we do in life is determined by such pressure – but sometimes we see the amazing one who refuses to follow the wrong lead.

    I’m hoping many of those police got home to some words of disgust from their families.

  7. January 4, 2015 at 8:27 pm

    • 18 99ts
      January 4, 2015 at 8:42 pm

      I don’t read/watch anything on Fox but read a post on LGF ( http://littlegreenfootballs.com/ ) linking to Louis Gohmert nominating for speaker of the house

      “I’m putting my name out there today to be another candidate for Speaker,” Gohmert said on “Fox and Friends.”
      Gohmert said that after “years of broken promises, it’s time for a change.”

      No wonder the GOP is depending on the lawyers if this is what will be happening in the house!

  8. 20 amk for obama
    January 4, 2015 at 8:30 pm

    nypd’s acts look both childish and cowardly confirming their inability to face problems head-on. just like their hooded cousins.

    • 21 theo67
      January 4, 2015 at 9:00 pm

      Please tweet this to them. It’s outrageous that they’re doing this – how are people supposed to feel safe?

  9. 22 Gazelle
    January 4, 2015 at 8:38 pm

    To all the lovely young & elder people out there, but especially those who are walking the right path for humanity, all representing our Earth, keep on! Oh Bless!

    Listen to Donny Hathaway’s words to you, and it’s not a dream!


  10. 23 vcprezofan2
    January 4, 2015 at 8:47 pm

    Very informative – I like these Ms Nerdy.

  11. 28 MightyPamela
    January 4, 2015 at 9:00 pm

    Full Moon in 3 hours. 🙂

    • 29 jacquelineoboomer
      January 4, 2015 at 9:26 pm

      Explains a lot! 🙂

    • 31 arapaho415
      January 4, 2015 at 10:17 pm

      Did you see this from our Susanne last night?

      She and her husband went on a moonlit stroll last night to a restaurant — where Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly were also dining!

      And their state representative happened to be dining there too, and he picked up the Kelly’s dinner tab!

      Such a great story, so envious of Susanne and hubby.

    • 35 GGail
      January 4, 2015 at 10:23 pm

      MP, I just drove home from having Communion at church. I looked up and saw this large full moon shining down. So Beautiful 🙂

      • 36 MightyPamela
        January 4, 2015 at 10:48 pm

        I had a nice view of the waxing moon earlier in the week, GGail, but now we are socked in with our beloved rain, so no full moon viewing here. But I have opened my 2015 ephemeris (of celestial movements) and see there will be a Total Solar Eclipse right on the Equinox, 20 March, but alas, it will not be visible from this part of the world, mainly the Middle East. Following that will be a Lunar Eclipse 4 April, which we will see some of, at moonset. However, it’s a bit early for all that info, will report closer to the event. ❤

  12. 37 forus50
    January 4, 2015 at 9:02 pm

    Thanks Nerdy, the best way to find the best tweets is your posts!

    These commercials that ESPN does to promote its shows are a little on the bent side so I’ve always enjoyed them. 🙂 I have a few favorites including the one with Landon Donovan around 5 min but my favorite (it’s so wrong lol) is at 10:37.

  13. 39 Nerdy Wonka
    January 4, 2015 at 9:03 pm




  14. 43 Nerdy Wonka
    January 4, 2015 at 9:16 pm

  15. 46 Gazelle
    January 4, 2015 at 9:21 pm

    HAPPY 2015 TODers, and most especially Chips, NW, and the fab BTs. Bless!

    Belated new year to you all, but I’ve had to take care of some serious issues on the other front! Hanging tough!

    • 47 jackiegrumbacher
      January 4, 2015 at 10:17 pm

      Gazella, hope you’re doing okay and that things get better soon.

      • 48 Gazelle
        January 4, 2015 at 10:33 pm

        Dear JackieG, I’ve not looked so forward to a new year as this one! 2014 was tough, but I’m finding my gumption, and growing it inside myself, bit by bit. Hoping it will carry me thru 2015 and beyond! Do you think we can grow gumption in a green house for use during & after the winter (a trying season) of our lives? Am smiling at just that thought! I think it’s a damn brilliant idea. Got to figure out how to grow gumption & keep it in reserve! 🙂

    • 50 GGail
      January 4, 2015 at 10:30 pm

      Gazelle Happy New Year to you as well, GOOOOOOOOAL 🙂

      • 51 Gazelle
        January 4, 2015 at 10:44 pm

        Hello GGoooaaaalll! Hello 2015! From what I’ve been seeing, you are now the Soccer Aficionado of TOD. I absolutely love how you just embraced the beautiful game & are now hooked! You’re going to have to walk me thru some of those soccer rules soon. Am still trying to figure out the flag thingy! 🙂

    • 53 Nerdy Wonka
      January 4, 2015 at 11:08 pm

      Happy 2015, Gazelle.

      Wishing you and yours the very best.

  16. 55 Nena20409
    January 4, 2015 at 9:29 pm

    These Tweets are awesome, NW. Job well done.
    Au ⭐ for Vicki 😉

  17. 57 Nena20409
    January 4, 2015 at 9:30 pm

    Not sure when this happened.

  18. 58 Nena20409
    January 4, 2015 at 9:38 pm

    I honestly do NOT give a Middle Finger what fluffy Christie does nor with whom.
    To me, he is a dead waste, Not worthy of my time.
    The man will Never, Ever, Never, Ever……..Repeat 1001X be president of these USA. In my estimation, Huckabee has a far better chance that Christie will ever dream, imagine and hope as POTUS

    Never, Never Ever, period.

  19. 59 vcprezofan2
    January 4, 2015 at 10:10 pm

  20. 60 jackiegrumbacher
    January 4, 2015 at 10:15 pm

    Nerdy, sometimes your nighttime tweets reflect such a weird and mixed up US, that it seems that all the lunatics have escaped the asylum. Georgia’s gun insanity; the OK ban on hoodies craziness, the David Duke threats; the police chief sleeping with a gun and shooting his wife; the misbegotten NYPD work stoppage that inadvertently gives a break to the poor. What a tapestry of racism, ignorance, rage and gun obsession you create with just a few well selected tweets. I hope you realize that the weaving of a tapestry like this is itself an art form. You are literally raising our consciousness (an old 60’s term) every single day and making us smarter, sharper and more expansive in our understanding. And that, my friend, is a gift to all of us.

    • 61 jacquelineoboomer
      January 4, 2015 at 10:26 pm

      jackieG and NW – I totally agree. The sad part is that all of this weirdness and mix-up has been happening all along … the good part is that – especially through social media which can’t be bought – it’s being exposed almost real time. That not only enhances our understanding and gets up fired up, but, hopefully, will speed up the healing process our country must go through, by light years.

      • 62 jackiegrumbacher
        January 5, 2015 at 7:39 am

        I hope and pray that you’re right, JOB. Because the healing process in this country can’t happen soon enough.

    • January 4, 2015 at 10:27 pm

      “I hope you realize that the weaving of a tapestry like this is itself an art form. You are literally raising our consciousness (an old 60’s term) every single day and making us smarter, sharper and more expansive in our understanding. And that, my friend, is a gift to all of us.”

      So very true, JackieG. Well stated!!!

    • 65 Nerdy Wonka
      January 4, 2015 at 11:11 pm

      I thank you so very much, Jackie.

      Your encouraging words mean a lot.

  21. January 4, 2015 at 10:28 pm

    Is there a rule re: who becomes Speaker…for instance is there a number of votes that has to be achieved or is it a simple majority…can the Speaker be from the non dominant party

  22. January 4, 2015 at 10:39 pm

    bbl ….

  23. January 4, 2015 at 10:49 pm

    • 75 jacquelineoboomer
      January 4, 2015 at 10:53 pm

      Love it. He had a good run, and I’m thinking we’ll hear about his return to politics one day …

      • January 4, 2015 at 11:02 pm

        I hope so….

        i loved his speech at the 2012 Democratic Convention

      • 78 arapaho415
        January 4, 2015 at 11:33 pm


        TODville is no doubt asleep now, but hope you see this.

        Thank you SO MUCH for the 60 minutes link.

        Listened to the Harlem story as I washed the dinner dishes tonight, and could not believe my ears.

        What talent. What heartbreak. What reality. All swept under the rug in pursuit of what sells in the entertainment world, whether it’s books, movies or television — mostly self-pitying, self-absorbed white lives.

        The director reminded me of Diahann Carroll. And Matthew Brown’s voice — unbelievable. Think of all the talent that America has ignored in pursuit of the next Hanson Brothers, Jonas Brothers or Justin Bieber.

        These two segments are ones should be required for every American student and their parents.

        I was able to view your link — when I try via the 60 minutes website it asks for my cable access provider… and since I gave up cable, thought I wouldn’t be able to view.

        Thanks again, hon, so very appreciated.


        • 79 jacquelineoboomer
          January 5, 2015 at 12:03 am

          Still had some “little interruptions” here, so wasn’t able to get back to it … but the part I saw was outstanding! Saved the link to watch tomorrow.

          Glad you enjoyed it, too.

  24. January 4, 2015 at 11:32 pm

    VP Patrick a good choice.

  25. 81 arapaho415
    January 4, 2015 at 11:36 pm

    More unrest in the ranks of the GOP House.

    Wouldn’t it be something if all the overpaid MSM got thrown for a loop with House Speaker Pelosi for the 114th Congress?

  26. 83 jacquelineoboomer
    January 4, 2015 at 11:42 pm


      January 5, 2015 at 5:33 am


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    January 5, 2015 at 5:29 am


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