(Steve Martin’s Twitter profile photo.)
On tap for today: Steve Martin. While we won’t hear about it on the show, the actor, comic, writer, and banjo-player joined Twitter in 2010 and now has over 3 million followers. He’s collected his funniest Tweets and some of the best responses from followers in a book, which you can learn more about in this NPR interview.
Below is a sampling of recent Martin tweets:
Can you believe I was arrested for wanting to watch Oprah? And I found out later she wasn’t even home.
Drank 32 oz. soda and now moving on to heroin
It was night. Not the kind of night where the sun has set, but a night like a chicken hunkering down on a clutch of fresh quail eggs.
In legitimate armed robbery, females have a way of not losing their stuff.
Sometimes it is correct to use three semicolons: Jamie, my brother, and I got in the canoe ;;;.
Dr. Ride told interviewers that what drove her was not the desire to become famous or to make history as the first woman in space. All she wanted to do was fly, she said, to soar into space, float around weightless inside the shuttle, look out at the heavens and back at Earth. In photographs of her afloat in the spaceship, she was grinning, as if she had at long last reached the place she was meant to be.
Source: The New York Times
I was never aware of any other option but to question everything.