This Is Twittering: Meta-Commentary Digest, Episode 68

Happy New Year. Sometimes I tell jokes on Twitter and then I freak out and wonder if anybody understood the joke I was trying to make because, holy crap, what if I’m not as hilarious as I think I am!? So then I post them again here and explain them so they make even less sense, and This Is Twittering: Meta-Commentary Digest.

WISDOM:

Canada is pretty nice…

STUPID:

But moving is a hassle.

WISDOM:

This is funnier because I said “when” instead of “if”. I’m actually moderately concerned about ever being suspected of murder. I’m not a very emotive person, so I’m not sure if I’d react the “right” way if someone around me was murdered.1 So many such cases are tried in the media, if not in actual courts of law. It’s a bit scary to me that someone can be declared guilty, in the absence of any other evidence, simply because they didn’t act how other people thought they should. That’s kind of the overarching nightmare of my life: the fear that however I’m behaving in a situation is wrong.

But being married really does increase your chances of having an alibi. Unfortunately, it also increases your chances of murdering your spouse.

WISDOM:

This is another thing I was kind of parodying with my Daily Inspiration tweets. Wisdom isn’t very meaningful without application. I think application is the hard part.

WORDPLAY:

This is just a dumb thing I thought of, but I’d be interested to see what kinds of ethical hookers I would encounter.

STUPID:

This is true, in that I’ve been eating a lot of yogurt and liking it a lot. I thought the idea of “really getting into” yogurt was funny. That’s it. There’s no joke besides that.

WISDOM:

A video is worth like a billion words. They’re all great forms of media, but I’d argue the point of writing isn’t always to pile on more words to get a point across; sometimes the fewer words you use, the more you’re actually saying.

REACTION:

This can be applied to many things in life. For me, it applied to belts.

WORDPLAY:

I think this is very funny.

That concludes this episode of This Is Twittering: Meta-Commentary Digest.

  1. If you’re absolutely sure of how you’d react in every possible hypothetical situation, you’re probably not very bright. []