Twitter roundup: It's okay, flying alligators are probably not a harbinger of anything
Comedy in the resistance, don't let Gordon Lightfoot hear this, high-res moon pics, and more. Rest in power, Chadwick Boseman.
Welcome to another instalment of Nat Spends Too Much Time on Twitter! I do it for you, though.
At some point in the future these posts will be for paid subscribers only, but I’m breaking my own rules for a while. You deserve it.
Here’s a little update:
This week, I worked on the paper recycling post and did research for the upcoming vacuum of space (not of…appliances) and another post that you WILL JUST HAVE TO WAIT FOR. But it’s weird and cool, I promise.
I also watched The World’s Toughest Race, a docu-series about a weeklong (or more!) expedition race in Fiji. I’d definitely recommend it to anyone curious about human limits and the power of teamwork.
In a choice that surprises no one, I’ve been reading Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer. She’s an Indigenous ecologist from the Potawatomi Nation, a professor of environmental and forest biology at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF), and an absolute treasure. Go listen to her Ologies episode about mosses, fall in love, then pick up her books (Gathering Moss is her first, then Sweetgrass) for a transcendent experience. And you should know that she does her own audiobooks. Okay bye! Have fun!
Here’s what was good on Twitter this week.
The wall hangings are already in production!
Joalda came through with more pics from space, this time of our home planet. And honestly, we’re looking great. Let’s keep fighting for it.
This is…medicinal. It’s just orbiting, waxing and waning, watching us from up there. Go ahead, zoom.
Former work pal and current kickass journalist Srushti makes an excellent point. It’s probably fine. Nobody worry.
GOOD NEWS ALERT: A Black Lady Sketch Show creator and former The Rundown host Robin Thede got a development deal! If you haven’t seen ABLSS, it’s SO worth it. (Catch it on Crave/HBO)
The Hollywood Reporter @THRComedian @robinthede Signs Overall Deal With Warner Bros. TV: https://t.co/E3NexlIFdo https://t.co/RbBN4HsMP8
Cargo pants and special rocks? I’ll allow.
Hate when that happens.
Tough one. Also Scaachi has a podcast now, it’s called Not Great and it’s definitely not not great.
Speaking of putting things in one’s mouth, ugh, good luck trying not to shove this in your face every morning.
Nobody tell Gordon Lightfoot. And if anyone feels strongly about the Edmund Fitzgerald vis á vis wreckage, you’re valid.
As usual, I limited my baseball-related tweets to one. But this one’s good. And if you only know one thing about Major League Baseball, it should be that the Astros suck, they’re cheaters, and they deserve it. Okay, three things.
And finally, the best of the week:
Tag your favourite goth!
First of all, it’s Gumby. Already love it. Second of all, there’s no greater joy in this world than this dog and its one true love.
And finally, a legacy of Black excellence and Black joy.
That’s it, that’s all! Thanks for reading, nerds. Take care of yourselves!