Striking while the irony’s hot: Those who put the titter and wit into Twitter

The perils of being in the public glare and the readiness of anyone to expose your latest nightmare. That, in a word, is social media. If one person sees or hears it, beware. It may soon go viral. Here’s a sample from the part 24 hours.

@IndyFootball: MUST WATCH: Roberto Mancini sent flying after Inter Milan defender boots ball into his face http://ind.pn/1AH179r

Mancini doing his version of a popular breakdance move
Mancini doing his version of a popular breakdance move

Roberto managed to not get tackled too hard by ‘Super’ Mario Balotelli, when he managed the man-child, but the ball clearly got the better of him, all tangled like a plate of spaghetti. He’s obviously done some break dancing in the past.

Honestly, I’ve watched Fox News once, if that much, and never a whole broadcast. People say it’s dangerously ill-informed. I can see what they mean: @Independent: Fox News mocked after ‘expert’ says Birmingham is ‘totally Muslim’ http://ind.pn/1xTwbDa Screen Shot 2015-01-12 at 11.54.10 AM

Fortunately, for the numskull, he saw the light of incessant mockery, and has since apologised: @Independent: Twitter responds to Fox News’ Birmingham claims in the most British way possible #foxnewsfacts http://ind.pn/1xTIVtt

Part of Twitter is ‘wit’ and also ‘titter’, and this says it, perfectly. Screen Shot 2015-01-12 at 11.56.43 AM

Strike while the irony’s hot…Things on Twitter that made me cover my eyes

Little mistakes in English can send some into apoplexy. I like to think I can take them in my stride. Sometimes, I do that but still feel that twinge that says “Correct this!” I had one of those when I read the tweet below.

Screen Shot 2015-01-09 at 11.54.51 AMI don’t this that they meant they won’t change from the current red. But, for them, just a little lesson from the dictionary on the meaning of revert ( http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/revert).

In Jamaica, people are always saying “Back back” or “Reverse back”. I know it’s redundant, but clearly many don’t. Anyway, I hope the change back to blue shirts brings Cardiff City lots of luck for the rest of the season.

The USA often gets no breaks. Defender of the Universe and trying to bring their idea of peace and democracy to mankind. The little issue of crazy gun ownership laws seems to pass them by. But, as is often said, the truth will out. Here’s one instance, from the Washington Post: @washingtonpost: The U.S. has more jails than colleges http://wapo.st/14Iv7ao. So, contrary to stated intentions, America is the land of the unfree.

What do you expect your local power company will do after it requests a 21 percent rate increase, but is granted a 2 percent reduction? A little passive-aggressive behaviour seems in order. So. Jamaica’s women’s netball team were headed to defeat at the hands of England, at the National Arena, when ‘Phut!’ A power cut in the middle of 4th quarter!

 Well, the game was called due to power outage. England took Game 2. FINAL SCORE JAMAICA 47 – 55 ENGLAND. The series is tied. FINAL MATCH will be Tuesday, January 13 AT 6:00PM. Be there to support the Sunshine Girls! They may need to wear fluorescent uniforms.

Of course, we had lots of “Really JPS? You cannot be serious.” Some wondered if we should be more embarrassed about the loss of the outage. Are people so insular? Yes. Did the USA fold up in shame when its Super Bowl had a lengthy power outage at the stadium last year? No, the stations ran more special ads and people doubled down on pizzas and chicken wings. C’mon, Jamaica! Get over yourself!

Whatever, the result, we won’t be shocked. 😳