I do not know Toneh Perry.
But when he offered his thoughts in a hashtag game on Twitter yesterday, I thought he and his entry deserved a larger audience.
The hashtag — #confessyourunpopularopinion
It is not
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If you watched Conan last night — or this morning on DVR like me — you saw his interview with astronaut Colonel Chris Hadfield, who recently retired after his return from a six-month stint on the International Space Station.
While he was there, he conducted experiments on the impact of low gravity on human biology.
But that didn’t score him a guest shot on Conan.
No, Hadfield used Twitter and Facebook to chronicle life on the space station in video and pictures. In fact, his cover of David Bowie has received over 18 million hits on Youtube.
Let’s add a few more.
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The word of the moment is…
I’ve heard it used over and over this week.
On last night’s episode of Scandal — in what was arguably the line of the night — James said, “You’re a shameless monster!” to Cyrus….to which he replied, “Who loves you dearly!”
Well, that makes it all better.
And I just read this morning that Bob’s Burgers own Kristin Schaal, who provides the voice for bunny-eared Louise, sold a sitcom to ABC called — what else — American Monster.
Plus, there’s a #monster hashtag on Twitter floating around that links to all kinds of scary posts and pics.
So…be hip. Be happening.
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I follow a lot of entertainment magazines on Twitter…probably too many. And if I’m willing to admit that, they should meet me half way and admit they use the following headline way, way, way too much:
“____________ is barely recognizable [in new hair cut] [in hat] [after losing weight]
Either that, or their reporters, writers and editors are BLIND AS BATS.
Exhibit A: US Weekly found Pam Anderson ‘barely recognizable’ after she cut her trademark long locks into a short pixie.
Even with her shades on, I think it looks exactly like Pam Anderson…just with shorter hair.
Perhaps I am just more observant. And adaptable. And brilliant.
I am willing to own that.
Exhibit B: Another publication struggled to identify Anne Hathaway when she donned a beige sock top while out on a smoothie run.
I don’t know — maybe I do have amazing powers of deduction.
‘Cause I think it’s pretty obvious.
Maybe I have missed my true calling and should be an annoying member of the paparazzi. Or perhaps I should just blame the copy editor for using hyperbole — instead of creativity — to drive folks to their websites.
Although I do like the idea that I have super powers.
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Referencing tweets in term papers?
Apparently, it’s a thing.
The Modern Language Association (MLA), the guide for academic paper etiquette, now includes a tweet citation format in its handbook. But anyone who uses tweets as foundation for a scholarly work probably doesn’t want to manually type the info…
Right — there’s an app for that.
Tweet2Cite is a web-based tweet citation generator.
Paste your tweet into the field provided, and it spits out an MLA-approved citation!
I for one can’t wait to see if any students cite tweets this fall in my university class.
If they don’t, that may mean they aren’t reading my blog.
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Breaking Bad ends its incredible run tonight. At least, that’s what I hear.
I mean, I know it’s ending. I inferred the ‘incredible’ part. ‘Cause I never watched it.
Unlike my friends Jeff Drake and Wendy Molyneux, I haven’t attempted to binge watch every episode prior to tonight’s series finale. Nor have I felt like the’ last person in America’ who hasn’t watched Walter White and Jesse Pinkman’s meth odyssey in the desert.
(I knew Jeff and Wendy were out there.)
I actually felt kinda proud that I had held out all this time…although I had never planned not to watch the show.
But now I have Netflix. Now I can.
So yesterday I watched Season 1 and began Season 2. I am on an airplane headed westward as I type this, so all will be resolved by the time I land. But if I hope to finish the series on my terms and not have the ending ruined, I will simply have to follow sage advice given to Ben Affleck after he was recently cast as the new Batman:
“Stay off Twitter for a couple of days.”
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This made me smile from ear to ear…so I simply had to share!
Special thanks to Earth Pics for spreading the joy on their Twitter feed.
Check their Instagram account for more amazing photography.
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You can take the girl out of Kentucky, but you can’t take Kentucky out of the girl.
A scene from last Sunday’s The Newsroom on HBO — which took place in March, 2012 — had on a television set in the background playing footage of a UK Wildcats NCAA tournament game.
So of course, I had to mention it on Facebook. And my friend Dennison posted the quote at the top of this post in the comments section.
March Madness, baby.
That same quote came to mind just moments ago when Kentucky native (and UK grad) Josh Hopkins, who co-stars with Courtney Cox on Cougartown, tweeted:
Anybody in the Atlanta airport? 3 hour layover. Bored.
Only a Southerner would forgo his ‘star status’ and reach out to his followers on Twitter for some company.
‘Cause we’re friendly like that.
(And we win championships.)
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