Canadians love twitter. A LOT. This week in seven 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. Front Page Headaches
The Globe And Mail front pages are supposed to get your attention. Sadly, Monday's got attention for all the wrong reasons. The paper's own public editor, Sylvia Stead, tweeted that she thought the photo which showed figure skater Kaetlyn Osmond in a high kick was inappropriate.
A discussion about the front page flared up on Twitter. But it was the National Post's Steve Murray who had more than a few media types laughing.
Sure, if this was the front page picture the Globe wouldn't have a problem. twitter.com/NPsteve/status...
— Steve Murray (@NPsteve) March 18, 2013
2. Lindsey Vonn And Tiger Woods Summed Up
Oh look! Golfer and philanderer Tiger Woods and ski champion Lindsey Vonn finally revealed they're dating. Sportswriter Chris Jones sums up their relationship perfectly.
Tiger endorsed by Nike: "Just do it." Vonn by Under Armour: "I will." Match made in slogan heaven.
— Chris Jones (@MySecondEmpire) March 18, 2013
3. A Note From Justin
What happens when Justin Trudeau hands you a note that quotes one of his dear dad's most famous quotes? You become a media story for a day.
— Michael Kydd (@Kydder) March 20, 2013
Not to be outdone, Prime Minister Harper's chief of staff also got into the note act.
— Andrew MacDougall (@PMO_MacDougall) March 20, 2013
4. Hey Ken, Watch It
This next one isn't written by a Canadian... but close enough. Jeopardy champion Ken Jennings was visiting our fair country and tweeted this little dig. Watch it Ken... or you might get an overly inquisitive border guard on the way out.
They checked my passport at the airport just like I was going to a real foreign country! Canada, you are adorable.
— Ken Jennings (@KenJennings) March 19, 2013
5. Happy Birthday Bobby Orr
Hockey great Bobby Orr turned 65 this week and hockey writer Adam Proteau paid tribute with this tongue-in-cheek tweet.
If you want to honor Bobby Orr on his birthday, simply revolutionize the position at which you work.
— Adam Proteau (@Proteautype) March 20, 2013
6. Happy Birthday William Shatner
Never change Bill, never change.
So I've been told that tomorrow is International Talk Like William Shatner Day! What do I do tomorrow? ;-)
— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) March 21, 2013
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