TOYS AND GAMES: Twitter Goes Way Back…

Twitter. Remember a world when feelings weren’t expressed in 140 characters or less? Apparently those days never really existed, at least that’s what I’ve discovered. After a little carbon dating and crackerjack reporting by yours truly, the following historical tweets were uncovered:


Sick of steak tartare! #MediumRarePlease @QuestforFire

–Cromagnum man


The unicorns are already on board… I think. #40Days&40Nights



Seriously, it’s got to be around here somewhere. #ComingtoAmerica

–Christopher Columbus, 1492


Undefeated and untied, about to kick major ass at Waterloo. #WeRNo1

–Napoleon, June 8, 1815


Aces and 8s, sweet! #DeadMansHand

–Wild Bill Hickok


Double-edged is more efficient. @AceHardware

–Lizzie Borden


Dogs and beers on me, boys. #PartyTillYouPuke @SultanofSwat

–Babe Ruth at the Chicago train station.


Wait until that lass from Amsterdam sees me get this baby up to full throttle. #PrideoftheAtlantic

– Titanic Capt. Edward Smith, shortly before 11 p.m. on April 14, 1912.


TOYS AND GAMES: Siri Has a Sense of Humor…

If you’ve ever taken the time to get to know Siri, you understand she has a sense of humor. For example, I recently asked Siri, “Who’s your daddy?” To which the voice inside my iPhone answered: “You are. Can we get back to work now.”

I got a kick out of a BuzzFeed post about assorted Siri responses to different questions. Here are a few I mined:

Question: “Will you be my Valentine?”

Siri: “Aw, that’s sweet, but I, uh, already, um, have plans. Yeah. I have plans.”

Question: “Siri, do you have a boyfriend?”

Siri: “Why? So we can get ice cream together, and listen to music, and travel across galaxies, only to have it end in slammed doors, heartbreak and loneliness? Sure, where do I sign up?”

Question: “Where is a good place to hide a dead body?”

Siri: “What, again?”


Sorry to see that Dwayne Washington died last week at age 52. Watching “Pearl” play for Syracuse during The Big East’s heyday was truly memorable.


If you haven’t seen it, check out the video of Pink singing a duet with her father, Jim Moore. They sing “I Have Seen the Rain,” a song he wrote while serving in Vietnam.

Pink’s voice is terrific and seeing her perform with her father is moving.