Thursday, January 03, 2013
Are You Following @SCOTUSHUMOR?So after much hemming and hawing I finally joined the twitterverse a couple of weeks ago. It's been pretty fun. If you think facebook is a timesuck, try twitter. But the upside is pretty good too--you can "meet" new people (unlike facebook, which is generally for people you already know from shop class twenty-eight years ago) and there are a lot of funny people tweeting funny things (check out, for example, @SupremeHaiku, for Supreme Court related haiku). Also, I'm told there are a good number of knowledgeable people tweeting important information about real issues, so that might be good if you're into that kind of thing. As for me, since it's the only thing I've done that anyone's ever noticed, I thought I'd try to track Supreme Court oral argument "(laughter)"s on a daily basis when the Court is in session, and relay the actual laughlines as a service to those who don't have the time to read the Court transcripts themselves. At first I was sketpical that the laughlines could be summarized in 140 characters, but it turns out that tweeting the "jokes" actually makes them funnier. For the curious, the current standings are as follows: AS 19, SB 13, JR 8, SS 5, EK 4, AK 3, RBG 0, SA 0, CT 0. Will the January sitting see Justice Breyer finally blast his way out of second place? Will Justice Kagan live up to her comedic potential and stop underperforming? Will Justice Alito or Justice Ginsburg get a laugh first? Follow @SCOTUSHUMOR and find out! You know, or don't.
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