August 22, 2010

Tweets are so terribly transitory...

... unless... unless.... 

No. They are. Let it go.

14 comments:

Jason (the commenter) said...

Life is terribly transitory. Tweets are just plain transitory.

Retriever said...

You can get a similar service for blogs. To cringe at one's typos and hasty opinions for eternity...

Ann Althouse said...

"You can get a similar service for blogs."

You know how many times I've considered making the blog into a book in some way? Of course, it wouldn't be just to print out the whole 20,000+ posts and bind them. It would be selective and redone in some way. But I've never gone for it. And yet, I care tremendously about the archive as a whole. If I found a typo in an old post, I would immediately correct it. And I stand by all my opinions.

Retriever said...

I was speaking only for my own i-phoned rants on lunch hours. That my readers cal me to task for...

The thing I like the most is the idea of having it chronological, instead of most recent first. But all my photos would drive the cost up too much. Tho, I only have about 2600 posts (lots of essays, tho)

GMay said...

AA said: "And I stand by all my opinions."

And this is really the only downfall of your blog. When commenters legitimately dismantle your opinions, you grasp tighter. It doesn't happen often, but when it does, you just look silly.

You really don't seem capable of admitting error.


wv: retrash - heh

Jason (the commenter) said...

GMay: And this is really the only downfall of your blog. When commenters legitimately dismantle your opinions, you grasp tighter. It doesn't happen often, but when it does, you just look silly.

I think that is the best part of the blog!

deborah said...

>>>And I stand by all my opinions.

Even the one where you said Obama was ogling the Brazilian girl's booty?

But this one, I'll give you:

http://media.photobucket.com/image/obama%20ogle%20aide%20brazil/hutch123/o-firstogler2.jpg

deborah said...

http://media.photobucket.com/image/obama%20ogle%20aide%20brazil/hutch123/o-firstogler2.jpg

John Lynch said...

"Eat Photo Blog"

Ann Althouse said...

I'm not saying I have never made mistakes that I've then had to correct, but there's nothing I'd "cringe" at (retriever's word). I stand by everything in the sense that I meant it when I wrote it and I'm not ashamed of it. Ha ha, see I did it again. That thing that troubles GMay.

GMay said...

You certainly don't strike me as the type to say things you don't mean Professor. But thanks for the clarification.

Paul said...
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Paul said...

Mickey Rourke's tweets are worth a book, e.g.: "It wasn't until I saw the nunchucks draped over the rear view mirror that I realized I had stolen my own damn car."

A little book, anyway. Wonder who writes them for him?

Methadras said...

I hate twitter. It's a miserable unfiltered mess of idiocy.