Tweets of the Week: 19-25 March 2023

These have been in my Bookmarks for a while.

Classics-themed tweets:

  1. Legonium shares Sasha Trubetskoy’s Metro-style map of Roman roads:

2. Cristina Procaccino shows us how a native speaker might teach first conjugation Latin verbs:

3. Bret Devereaux’ T/O of the Roman Republic:

Religion-themed tweets:

4. “Manifestly Lutheran” defends infant baptism:

5. Jack Chick lays some truth on you:

6. And asks the tough questions:

Politics-themed tweets:

7. My prediction about the 2020 US presidential campaign:

8. Josh Fruhlinger’s prediction about the 2024 US presidential campaign:

Miscellaneous tweets:

9. A map of Superman’s hometown, Metropolis:

10. Richard Nixon telling you that it’s just plain poppycock:

11. Paul A. Jones tells us what a “trinonym” is:

12. Something that makes Audrey Farnsworth happy come Halloween:

13. Matthew Goldin on the divide between straights and gays:

14. She was trying to say “contestant”:

15. Fabrizio Gilardi shares a study that calls into question the idea that anonymity is a driver of toxicity in online debates:

Time and cartoons

In the comic books, Superman is quitting his day job as a newspaperman.  The company that publishes the Superman titles, DC Comics, explains that, as part of an effort to make the character more relevant to “the 21st century,” he will become- a blogger!  Evidently the part of the 21st century they want him to be relevant to is the part that ended about 6 years ago.

Nina Paley summarizes the history of the Levant in 3 minutes and 32 seconds of animation.

Despite what you’d expect from a webcomic with its name, Doghouse Diaries rarely deals with dogs.  Yesterday’s strip is therefore in rare company.

Neither Zach Weiner nor Randall Munroe is at all impressed with the level of statistical discourse in mass media.