My Picks for Top Tweets: 11 August 2017

Well, I did it. One whole week! It’s hardly enough to establish a habit though, so more work on this is still a requirement.

North Korea is dominating the headlines, and I’m preparing my own take on the issue. Things are changing faster than I can write, and most updates seem to be happening when I’m asleep. I just might have to do a summary when it’s all over!

We’re luck in New Zealand – we’re not big, and we’re not important. We’re not even a US ally. Thus it’s unlikely Kim Jong-un’s attention will turn our way. Even if there’s a military crisis, our role is likely to be mostly rescuing people via Busan and similar work.

We need distraction more than ever at the moment, so I’ll start with the Political Tweets today and get them over and done with.

Political Tweets

Via Ann German. Unfortunately, there’s too much accuracy in this cartoon.

Google translate:

Nur, was heute wichtig ist =ย Only what is important today
Trump gegen Kim = Trump versus Kim
Der Vergleich = The Comparison


I love it when stuff like this happens …


Another from Ann German:


And this is doing the rounds …

Which led to this:


A close up:

And some of mine …


Funny Tweets

No words possible …

Cat Tweets

Who is surprised a cat would do this! ๐Ÿ˜€


Trying the monkey experiment with a cat …

Other Animal Tweets

Via Amy Carparelli. Remember to check out her website Also, it’s Amy’s birthday on Saturday, so if you’re on Twitter, you might want to wish her a happy one.


Showering with a friend saves water!


Or perhaps you need some help?


It’s a dog’s life …


Taking the bus …

Science Tweets

Windows like these are part of the plan for my dream home.


ALMA is theย Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array at the European Space Observatory in Chile. This part of the amazing complex in new.


This is tomorrow. The skies won’t be clear where I am, but maybe some of you will be luckier.

History Tweets


Religion Tweets

Someone thought of this, and still made it.


The far left infects Google …


While people like this infect the religious right …

Sports Tweets

I’m a few days late, but I love watching this man play tennis, so it’s going in anyway.


Human Rights Tweets

This Iranian women has a great husband!


The authorities are fighting back though …


Literature Tweets

And something a bit more highbrow to end on.


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7 Responses to “My Picks for Top Tweets: 11 August 2017”

  1. Robert Ladley says:

    Your tweets are outstanding.

  2. Lee Knuth says:

    Thanks for the week of Tweets. Helped me get through the Sturm und Drang we’re having in the States.

  3. Mark R. says:

    That Spiegel cover is perfect! They are sooo good at that. Your political tweets were spot on. I especially loved the transgender one-so true (you could also do a similar cartoon using the abortion “every life is sacred” BS).

    Thanks for the Perseid shower…should be clear here and I forgot.

    Looking forward to any of your right-ups on the NK fiasco.

    • Mark R. says:

      Meaning write-ups are right-ups. The English language sucks.

      • I do things like that all the time – it’s easy to do when you’re thinking of something else you use the version that relates to what you’re thinking of rather than what you’re righting.

        At one of those workplace thingies that used to happen all the time, a large group of use were given a card to read, then asked to spell a particular word. How we spelled that word matched the topic we’d just been reading about even though the word wasn’t in the text. It was rain/rein/reign.

  4. Thanks everybody! Your kind words are what keeps me doing this each day. ๐Ÿ™‚

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