For several months now, as alluded to tangentially already today, I have a ever heightening heap of, in particular, tweets piling up in my computer, which I have in mind to say clever things about, and which I do not in the meantime want to completely forget about. Pocket is great for articles with big headings at the top, but less good for tweets. So, here is a twitter dump, several of which are now way out of date, but still fun to remember.
This has made some impression on the pile. Not much, but some. So, in no particular order …:
Horrific find in local cafe. Destruction of great literature to create a bookish aesthetic. Shameful. Wasteful.
When God tries to punish your city for homosexuality but gays use their magic shield to protect it.
Two Concordes landing simultaneously.
I was glad to help you get home safely.
… you can be anything you want to be. You absolutely can not.
Inequality is the idea you can never be happy with a million dollars if the guy next door has a billion.
When I said Boris should get the unpopular stuff out of the way straight after the election, I meant unpopular with other people, not me.
“The United Kingdom is the last major European country where it is illegal to use e-scooters on public roads, bike paths, and pavements. This is despite surveys and usage indicating they are overwhelmingly popular where they are legal.” Time to fix that.
I see the potential for a whole new and compelling theory of modern political trends: ‘where does the bonkersness go?’ It could be called The Bonkers Dynamic, or Bonkerology.
Why did the Pilgrim Fathers leave for the New World? … They sailed because they felt themselves in a story.
Brexit Day +4: The grounded planes, the chaos in the streets, the unpaid workers, the crippling strikes, the faltering economy, the upper class buffoon in charge, the petrol bombs, the riot police, the snipers on rooftops, the tanks on the streets. But enough about France …
I will not stand for baseless attacks and slander, unless they are directed at people I personally dislike.
A little excess fear is exactly what evolutionary principles would predict. The cost of us getting killed even once is higher than the cost of responding to a hundred false alarms.
However the #CoronavirusOutbreak plays out, pundits and commentators will craft a clean story for why whatever ends up happening was obvious all along.
From Dawah to damage control – All the workshops that used to be around trying to convert non-Muslims to Islam, are now trying to keep Muslims from leaving Islam and doubting religion.
When a team loses it looks unpopular, out of touch, and hence more likely to lose in future. It is the very act of winning that changes other people’s minds because they don’t want to be on the unpopular team, and winning shows that what you’re offering is what’s popular.