Here is something I find amusing: Twitter is a social media outlet that allows for anybody, literally anybody, to make public their reactions to an event or a bit of news. Knowing that and therefore knowing the mass of opinions sure to be delivered when something significant happens, people still expend energy getting mad when their timeline “blows up” about one particular item, annoyed to see so many tweets about one topic.
And how do they express their frustration? By tweeting, of course! Tweets about tweets. That’s so meta, bro. Anyhow, getting mad about a hot topic being a hot topic seems like a waste of energy to me, so here is what caught my attention instead.
1. Michael Pineda had pine tar, or some other substance (even though it was definitely pine tar) on his pitching hand
Please observe the picture below.
Here’s the goop on Pineda’s hand: pic.twitter.com/Axx9bHqs2n
— Pete Abraham (@PeteAbe) April 11, 2014
Amidst the hand-wringing about cheating in baseball, blah blah blah, the funniest part of this whole thing was the brazen nature of it. Seriously, if Pineda was cheating, would he have been that obvious about it?
Michael Pineda gives not a damn.
— Dayn Perry (@daynperry) April 11, 2014
If Pineda is intentionally doctoring the ball it’s the most obvious attempt in history.
— Bill Petti (@BillPetti) April 11, 2014
2. Stephen Colbert replaces David Letterman
This was the news of the week that was a huge deal, and then people got mad that it was such a huge deal. Here are some other Twitter reactions.
twitter’s just a way for me to follow the ins and outs of stephen colbert’s career
— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) April 10, 2014
Colbert changed TV the same way Letterman did. Only difference I can see: Colbert seems far more cheerful, pleasant person. Perfect choice.
— Will Leitch (@williamfleitch) April 10, 2014
Will Colbert start paying back the money that Letterman owes me?
— Steve Martin (@SteveMartinToGo) April 11, 2014
The best reaction tweet of all:
Congrats #CancelColbert people you win
— Fake Bo Pelini (@FauxPelini) April 10, 2014
And from the man himself:
I knew there weren’t any orcs in the audience tonight because Sting wasn’t glowing blue.
— Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) April 11, 2014
Should be a fun ride.
3. Jose Canseco said…
We’ll conclude this week with our usual tweet from the great mind of Jose Canseco, presented without comment.
Congrats @StephenAtHome I’m available if u need a side kick. I can be a good Ed McMahon.
— Jose Canseco (@JoseCanseco) April 11, 2014