Here at The Atlantic Wire, we respect and value the social media editors who share the links that make our jobs easier. Sometimes, though, we have no idea what they're talking about. So after a day of staring at Twitter, we're sharing our favorite head-scratchers.
Say this for America: we're not shy about deregulating horrific-sounding things. That's why we have warning labels.
Killing Camels Could Cut Australia's Greenhouse Gases, Study Says http://n.pr/kuCIMq
Could cut. As in, might not cut. And then where would people go to see feral camels? Not Australia. Because they're all going to get shot by snipers in helicopters. (Yes, helicopters. The country's camel-removal plan is strikingly similar to Alaska's efforts to thin out the wolf population under Sarah Palin.)
So no one is with him. It's OK. Newt can rehabilitate his career by landing Cuba Gooding Jr. a sick NFL contract and dating Renee Zellweger.
We wanted to get #NewtMaguire trending on Twitter this afternoon. Twitter felt otherwise.
The 6th Floor: How a Confession About Cultural Vegetables Turned into a Film-Critic Food Fight http://bit.ly/kc90xE
Between this, the dudeitors, and those bad words they never say, the 6th floor of the New York Times building is a rough-and-tumble place. We wonder how Jill Abramson's going to feel about all this.
Prince Philip at 90: still sees no need to apologise, or explain, or emote http://gu.com/p/2pkdx/tf
The emoting line seems like kind of a low blow. He's 90. And British. We're neither of those things and we have trouble showing how we really feel about things....
We literally CANNOT BELIEVE that Barbara Walters just said that http://huff.to/mRvZpS
Like this. Perfect example. We can totally believe that Barbara Walters said the Anthony Weiner photo was flattering. We're not knocking Walters. It's just the kind of thing that seems within the daytime TV realm of plausibility.
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