Twitter Wit: Brilliance in 140 Characters or Less [NOOK Book]

Overview

Sometimes, what happens on Twitter shouldn't stay on Twitter.

Twitter Wit is the first ever compilation of Twitter aphorisms and witticisms, celebrating a medium that has enabled millions of users to broadcast their lives and quips within Twitter's 140-character limit, thus reinventing wordplay in the tradition of Dorothy Parker and Oscar Wilde. This collection includes hundreds of the most memorable and hilarious tweets to date, demonstrating ...

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Overview

Sometimes, what happens on Twitter shouldn't stay on Twitter.

Twitter Wit is the first ever compilation of Twitter aphorisms and witticisms, celebrating a medium that has enabled millions of users to broadcast their lives and quips within Twitter's 140-character limit, thus reinventing wordplay in the tradition of Dorothy Parker and Oscar Wilde. This collection includes hundreds of the most memorable and hilarious tweets to date, demonstrating that inside every moment is a joke waiting to be written.

Everybody's twittering—from millions of regular folks to world-famous celebrities and writers like Ashton Kutcher, Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon, Sarah Silverman, Penn Jillette, Neil Gaiman, Paula Poundstone, Susan Orlean, Russell Brand, Margaret Cho, Stephen Fry, Rainn Wilson, and Diablo Cody—they're all here, and all of them sharp as stilettos.

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Editorial Reviews

Associated Press
“A whimsical collection of the best tweets so far, pithy posts that say a lot in 140 characters or less. ”
Sacramento Bee
“No matter your opinion of Twitter, you can enjoy some laughs in these 140-character (or fewer) communiques from hundreds of folks, compiled by techno-smartie Douglas.”
LA Weekly
“Douglas has collected 158 pages of proof that some of the millions of typists on Twitter are laugh-out-loud funny. A few are masters of compression, able to illuminate our common humanity in a couple of lines of text. String enough of them together in the right order, as Douglas has done, and you’ve got a crowdsourced replacement for David Foster Wallace, without the too-long-didn’t-read factor.”
Associated Press Staff
“A whimsical collection of the best tweets so far, pithy posts that say a lot in 140 characters or less. ”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061960000
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/25/2009
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 176
  • File size: 221 KB

Meet the Author

Technology writer and humorist Nick Douglas was the founding editor of Valleywag, and has also written for Wired, Slate, and the Huffington Post. Douglas lives in New York City.

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Twitter Wit
Brilliance in 140 Characters or Less

Chapter One

What's the deal with deaf people? Like, HELLO?
aedison

My half-brother has spent twenty-five years saying "Marijuana's not addictive!" Now he's shortened it to "Where's my phone?"
johnroderick

It's the postproduction phase of eating fast food that takes the experience all downhill.
feliciaday

I attribute most of my good days to a -couple of -people with voodoo dolls canceling each other out.
TBMimsTheThird

Bummer: Found out today the faithful dog I had as a boy was only CGI'ed in.
bonisteel

I haven't had anything left for Lent since 1993 when, at Arsenio's urging, I gave it up for Marlon Wayans.
weselec

That's ok. I've been meaning to clean that table with a full glass of water for a while.
fedge

I wish LA was really as pretty as they made it look in "Blade Runner."
Tony_D

It's happened: I have developed real emotions for my iPhone. Actually, it's no surprise, because I was raised by a TV and a microwave.
stuartpaap

I get really uncomfortable when people ask embarrassing questions about sex. Like: "Is that it?"
nostrich

They should really start teaching young girls in school just how valuable their virginity is and the websites where you can legally sell it.
Yayaa

My 9yo hopes Santa brings a PS3. He'll be comforted to know the box of disappointment under the tree has another year of free rent inside.
joeschmidt

Haven't shaved in so long that I scratched my cheek and an ex-girlfriend tumbled out. No, that's a tapeworm.
pagecrusher

Whenever I see the word"Chicagoland" I envision a cold theme park where everyone is eating sausages and looks like Mike Ditka.
riebschlager

Doc says I'm as healthy as a horse. Well, a horse that smokes. But still.
sflovestory

I get the impression that the Fat Acceptance movement is more about acceptance than it is about movement.
strutting

Fauxboes: The annoying kids on Haight Street that endlessly harass you for money.
RSAndersen

I'm sure the gin we drank last night was off. Feeling a bit ill this morning. The tequila might have been off too. And the cocktails.
kerry_anne

I've got my health! Woo-hoo. (My grandmother was totally right.)
mulegirl

I am talking about music, which is a series of sounds they put behind television advertisements in your country.
warrenellis

I fell victim to a Fonzie scheme. My financial advisor kept flashing me the thumbs-up and saying "Aaaaay!" And calling me "Richie."
rsmallbone

Every morning I wake up and think, "Don't let it slip about Darth Vader being Luke's dad." It's hard having a 5 yr old who doesn't KNOW.
anitan

"Did you just fart?" "Well, I didn't *just* fart; there was pageantry and tradition."
Notactuallyme

So many input boxes. Ever go to search for a girl on Facebook and set her name as your status instead? Yeah, I just did that.
robinsloan

We are men of coffee, sleep does not become us.
aragszxki

Oh so we have to be all cryptic and call them "magic" brownies but we can come right out and say pot pie?
delfie

Twitter Wit
Brilliance in 140 Characters or Less
. Copyright © by Nick Douglas. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold.
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  • Posted April 8, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    A Good Laugh

    I got this for my 50+ year-old wife, and she enjoyed it thoroughly, as have I. I don't pretend to get all the jokes, but it is an interesting and humorous view into this vibrant new world and the wits who inhabit it.

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  • Posted November 11, 2009

    save ur $ 4 something else

    I was expecting a how-to book for writing great tweets. This is a collection not so much of witty tweets but of things better left unsaid.

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