Thursday, September 15, 2016

µ-Blog – Starting to Worry

µ-Blog – Too long to tweet, too short to call a real post

Our neighborhood borders a largely Latino neighborhood. There's a street where about every block is a store selling pinatas. They have them hanging from the awnings out front. Every one of them had one of these (right).

To me, this can only mean one thing, The Latino community is starting to embrace Donald Trump, as evidenced by making somewhat grotesque statues out of paper, filling them, and having small children beat them with a stick until they break open spilling their treasure on the ground. Make America great, indeed.

All I know is Hillary better watch her butt.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Happy 5th Birthday, #TCMParty

Today is #TCMParty's 5th birthday. I was kind of late to the party. In fact, I was kind of late to Twitter. I joined Twitter in October 2011. Most social media platforms have a heyday. It's safe to say that Twitter was well past its heyday in late 2011. I honestly don't remember why I joined Twitter. I do know that I didn't do very much with it in the first year or so and often wondered why I bothered.

I stumbled on #TCMParty one night when I was watching TCM. I noticed tweets in my feed with the #TCMParty hashtag, and it dawned on me that they were talking about the movie I was watching at that moment. It didn't take long before I joined in. 

My first tweet containing the #TCMParty hashtag was in February 2013, about On the Waterfront:

#tcmparty Why don't you drop dead now, so we can test the theory. Great line

At the time, I had done about 400 tweets. Of the more than 20,000 tweets since then, about three quarters have been on #TCMParty. It's been a great ride, lots of fun times, great people, good friends, and amazing talk on the movies I love, ranging from snarky to informative to heartfelt to intelligent.

Happy birthday, #TCMParty. Many happy returns.