Canadians love twitter. A LOT. This week in 7 tweets is a weekly column that looks at the funniest, sharpest tweets written by Canadians and is a look back at the week's events through a 140-character lens.
1. Canada at the Oscars
Canada actually had a pretty good Oscar night. Life of Pi, a film based on a Canadian novel picked up some hardware. But the highlight of the night, for many Canadians, came when Argo director/actor/producer Ben Affleck thanked Canada for its role in the historical events that helped win the actor his Oscar.
Comedian and hockey writer @DownGoesBrown gave his two cents about the thank you.
So Canada does all the work and then America gets the trophy at the end. "Argo" is basically an NHL season.— Down Goes Brown (@DownGoesBrown) February 25, 2013
2. Senate Shenanigans
Political watchers woke up on Monday to more stories about Canada's dysfunctional Senate. This time it was Mike Duffy's turn to face the heat and twitter ridicule. Don't fret Senator Brazeau, we haven't forgotten about you.
A friend sent this. What's similar between Mike Duffy and Anne of Green Gables.... They're both fictional residents of P. E. I. #Senate— rjbrennan (@rjbrennan) February 27, 2013
Mike Duffy is right. This is a major distraction from partisan shilling, petty insults and eating at Hy's. cbc.ca/news/politics/...— Dan Gardner (@dgardner) February 22, 2013
3. Toronto Snow/Slush
Listen, when Toronto gets snow the rest of the nation is going to hear about it. Sorry about that. Wednesday's snow/slush/"smush"/sleet even got under the skin of the normally unflappable Matt Galloway, host of CBC's Metro Morning.
Swimming home from the subway, dodging cars launching walls of slush. Any weather would be better than this. twitter.com/metromorning/s...— Metro Morning (@metromorning) February 27, 2013
It also gave us this hilarious double-entendre from bakery owner @Aneesa_P
The perks of knowing all the local snow plow truck drivers, is they'll "plow me" before my neighbours.— Aneesa P Cobra (@aneesa_p) February 27, 2013
4. Tomahawk Trouble
Why anyone would spend all that money buying a sports franchise and then not hire a focus group to pick a name is beyond me. Ottawa businessman Gus Takkale got an earful from the public when he revealed that his NBL team would be dubbed the TomaHawks (that capitalized H is pretty stupid too). He backed down but not before Twitter took him to town.
Listen, just because you're friends with the Prime Minister doesn't mean you get to go on national TV and say silly things about child pornography Tom.
6. Above it all
If you're not following Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield stop reading this and do it now. While the rest of us are tweeting catty remarks about Anne Hathaway's dress and trolling members of the Canadian political establishment, he's tweeting photos of our blue planet from space.
Tonight's Finale: Lake Baikal, Siberia. Immensely old and deep, it holds one-fifth of all the Earth's fresh water. twitter.com/Cmdr_Hadfield/...— Chris Hadfield (@Cmdr_Hadfield) February 26, 2013
See more of the week's best tweets below: