I joined Twitter in September and have since come to realize that I tweet like a middle-aged government employee. I cannot change this about myself. I yam what I yam.
One thing has surprised me about Twitter, though. I like it—or maybe a better way of putting it—I’m strangely fascinated by it. People say the darndest things, and I think it’s mostly because they don’t believe anyone’s paying attention. Like these tiny messages are being projected out into cyberspace and then slowly evaporating into outer space. There’s a freedom in Twitter. A freedom to say exactly what’s on one’s mind, without thinking much about it. Where else can you do that? Okay, prayer or with a super-duper-close friend, but where else?
So here are a few of my favorite people. Check them out, if you like. Or not. I’m guessing they won’t mind too much one way or another.
Al Yankovic … @alyankovic … You know... the Eat It guy.
Weird Al has won three Grammy Awards. Three. I’m not kidding. My personal favorite Weird Al song is White & Nerdy (2006). LOL is way overused … but Al is truly LOL-funny. Here are a couple of samples:
“I personally know a lot of nerds, and I’ve NEVER seen one with tape on the bridge of their glasses.
“72 Days is now an official unit of time known as a Kardash.”
Gary Haugen … @garyhaugen … President & CEO of International Justice Mission.
If you haven’t checked out this charity … you should check it out. Now! www.ijm.org
Gary spoke at our church a few years ago. The word “inspiring” is an understatement. Two tweets from GH:
“I wrote 2,084 on a whiteboard at HQ today- the # of individuals (w/ names) IJM has rescued from violent abuse so far this year.”
“Amount Americans spend on Halloween costumes for their PETS ($300 million) equals national budget of Burundi. Just sayin.”
Rick Atchley … @RickAtchley … Wanting to be better husband, father, preacher, and golfer.
I may be the only person I know who’s never heard Rick Atchley speak. I can tell you, he’s got so many good tweets; it’s difficult to choose the best. They are mostly funny …
“On Halloween … You would think these little kids coming to my door would be more grateful for the classic sermon tapes I am handing out.”
“Four stages of a man: 1) you believe in Santa, 2) you don't believe in Santa, 3) you are Santa, 4) you look like Santa.”
And yet, sometimes poignant …
“God will never haunt you with the memory of a sin He has forgiven.”
“I need to remember that the Bible says to mourn with those who mourn. It doesn't say to fix them.”
George Stuart Benson … @drgeorgebenson … President, Harding College (1936-1965).
A spoof account (obviously). Funny and sometimes a little irreverent. Buckle your seatbelt:
“RT @ouachita: International Awareness Chapel //I'll have 500 Harding College students in Zambia before your closing prayer. #chapeltweet”
“I'm normally an optimist but whenever I lose a follower on Twitter, I assume they've either died or become a communist.”
Rachel Held Evans … @rachelheldevans … living, learning, writing, and evolving in Monkey Town.
I haven’t read her book (yet), but I like her ‘tude:
“Dear Haters, Thanks for motivating me to work harder, for teaching me to seek true peace, and for weaning me off my addiction to approval.”
Desmond Tutu Peace Center … @ThePeaceCentre … The Desmond Tutu Peace Centre -Creating a home for sustainable peace.
How can you not like Desmond Tutu (a Nobel Peace Prize awardee)? One of the world's good guys:
“How can we create a culture of peace?
#tutu: ‘Let women take over!’”
Well said Brother Tutu.
Now how about u? What do u say?