I’ve been reading a bit of American history lately, the eloquence of Daniel Webster, the wit of Benjamin Franklin, and the slicing reason of Thomas Paine. I wonder, was everything that our great American historical figures said and wrote something you might want to print, frame, and revere? Did the culture of the time require more of its orators and writers than that of ours today? Or maybe they occasionally lapsed into lazy blurbs and stream-of-conscious musings, as if they inked a quill and lawn-darted it at some parchment across the room. We may never know.
But the good news is, today we have the technology to save the words — all of them — of our great political leaders. 150 years from now, when one of my ancestors looks to the pages of American history for some literary inspiration, that sacred historical record will be there for them…
Thanks to “Great Moments in American Tweets”!
For our first installment, I bring you Iowa’s senior US Senator Chuck Grassley, who just might be one of the most active members of Congress on Twitter.
I hope you enjoyed this “Great Moment in American Tweets”, stay tuned for the next edition, coming soon!
I’m trying this new thing called “taking better care of my stuff” and wanted to purchase a case for my cellphone — especially after having just shelled out $200 for the deductible on my lost/damaged phone insurance plan. I went to Amazon to read some reviews and found this gem by reviewer remix’d. (Click the image to biggify)
Otterbox, baby. Before I decided to buy this, I took my dad’s handgun, walked into a zoo, and fired without hesitation at some otters. Sure enough, they were all unphased; The bullets seem to just slide off their coats. No harm came to the semi-aquatic mammals, except for some sound disturbance to which they responded by flipping me the finger. I apologized and thanked them with a bucket of clams with tickets to those things they like inside. After security was kind enough to escort me out with a taser and mace, I promptly bought multiple otterbox cases and made a makeshift kevlar vest and helmet in preparation for the impending zombie apocalypse, so when I become a zombie, I’ll be unstoppable.
Otterbox should hire this person, because that review was enough for me to buy the case right then and there.