Today I’m introducing the Tweets of the Week feature on Running Wolf’s Rant. Tweets of the Week will feature 3 Tweets that have caught my eye in the last week. You’ll be able to read this feature every Tuesday on the blog.
Today I’m featuring tweets from @watkykjy, @texxonfire and @ShellsPembroke . All three of them are quite well known in the South African Twitterverse, so If you’re not following them, do yourself a favor, they will light up your timeline.
When I was growing up my brother and I had some nasty words for eachother when it came to who had the privilege of handling the TV remote or the plug-in remote for the VCR. We actually had mini wrestling matches in my parents’ sitting room (which wasn’t a playground according to my mom). My brother actually tried biting me once and actually bit himself on his arm.
Another time he accidently cracked one of my front teeth with my dad’s putter when we’re playing in the backyard. And If you were wondering, there’s no bad blood between my brother and I, I love the guy to bits even though he pisses me off sometimes. We might have had scuffles about toys or the TV remote, but never really about something technological. And let’s face there wasn’t much high tech shit around in the 1980s. It seems that times have changed though, and @watkykjy pointed that out over the weekend on Twitter
Remember that song called “Ironic” about Irony from the mid 1990s by Alanis Morissette? I’m sure you do. That song had a lot of definitions of Irony in the lyrics like ”It’s a black fly in your Chardonnay, It’s a death row pardon two minutes too late” and “A traffic jam when you’re already late, A no-smoking sign on your cigarette break”. Urban Dictionary has a few definitions of Irony like “Wearing a Che Guevara print T-shirt or similar merchandise produced by a multinational corporation.” and “America ‘Bombing for Peace’”. There have been other definitions of irony over the years, but I think that the one that @texxonfire pointed out sometime last week takes the cake.
Let’s face it folks, many women will have the privilege of going through childbirth or nurturing babies in their life, there’s nothing miraculous about it. Maybe I’m not phased by it because I don’t have kids of my own (yet). And no, I’m not one of those fuckers who don’t want to be around babies or kids, I’m just not used to them and I don’t know to act around them. I mean, it’s not like a see babies regularly when I’m hanging out at some rock festival or a gig at Arcade Empire you know.
I don’t have a problem when someone adds photos of their children on Facebook, but some folks take it to the next level. It’s okay if you put up 1 or 2 photos now and then. It just starts getting irritating if your posting 60 baby photos every single day. Your News Feed can get quite crowded with baby pictures if you have a lot of friends who are broody. Most of you reading this know exactly what I mean. Just read some of the things on Lamebook or check your own Facebook News Feed if you don’t believe me. I think @ShellsPembroke has the ultimate response for these baby crazy folks. She posted this Tweet on Twitter in the last week.
There you have it, the first edition of Tweets of the Week on Running Wolf’s Rant. If you’ve enjoyed reading this post, feel free to share it with your friends on Facebook and Twitter. Remember: Sharing is caring.
Watch this space for regular updates in the Technology category on this blog.