Lesser-known new state alliances.

@jcburns April 17, 2020 at 3:36 pm

  • The Legion of DelMarVa Doom
  • The Union of Panhandle-Enabled States
  • The Greater New England Snootiness Society
  • The More-Vowels-Than-Normal Midwestern State League

@jcburns April 10, 2020 at 10:47 am

Attn @nytimes @latimes @washingtonpost @cnn @msnbc @ap @npr headline writers: DO NOT ANTHROPOMORPHIZE THE CORONAVIRUS. Resist the urge. RESIST.

@jcburns March 26, 2020 at 9:30 am

Why is this political?
Why can’t we say “we’ll do the things the smart people tell us to do, for as long as it takes.”
“It will be hard, but easier if we do it together.”
All of humanity needs our help.
Why is this political?

Just another week.

@jcburns March 20, 2020 at 10:32 pm

@jcburns March 11, 2020 at 11:04 pm

The president’s actual words:

” We will be suspending all travel from Europe to the United States for the next 30 days. The new rules will go into effect Friday at midnight.”

We avoided watching the speech. We read coverage afterwards that (based on the above quote) said ALL travel from Europe (minus UK) was going to stop. THEN at 10:30-ish a tweeted press release from the DHS head “clarifies” that US Citizens (permanent residents) are exempt.

We have to wait for ALL the clarifications until we learn the government’s actual position?

This is just insane.

@jcburns February 14, 2020 at 11:49 pm

Runway 26 L, cleared for takeoff.


@jcburns February 13, 2020 at 11:17 pm

The fine people at Tillamook dairies have what appears to be an annual promotion that involves tweeting on National Cheddar Day (hope you celebrated.) I retweeted the specified stuff and two hours later, a DoorDash person handed me a fancy insulated bag full of cheese.

I guess this is how the internet is supposed to work.

@jcburns February 12, 2020 at 3:17 pm

So the fictional District Attorney of New York from 1990 to 2000 on Law & Order was named…Adam Schiff?! That seems like quite the collision of coincidences.


@jcburns February 9, 2020 at 12:59 pm

Sometimes I use a script to make a mosaic of my Instagram pics to try and figure out exactly what life I’ve been living the past few months.

@jcburns February 3, 2020 at 11:22 pm

Inspiring. Groundbreaking. Trustworthy. Missed. (and now, honored on postage.) #gwenifillforever

@jcburns January 26, 2020 at 8:08 pm

Utility pole playing hide and seek.

@jcburns January 20, 2020 at 8:31 am


@jcburns January 15, 2020 at 9:59 pm

The @maddow interview is excellent. And I think one of the reasons it’s so good is it’s NOT live. It’s tight, it’s sober, it’s super-smart, and it doesn’t have all that live faux hoopla and “can you stay with us?” “We have 30 secs.” @npr please note!!

@jcburns January 11, 2020 at 10:46 pm

When a big ol’ front comes through, I’m still old school enough to be reassured by televised weather coverage. Live! Local! Rainy and windy!

@jcburns December 22, 2019 at 7:13 pm

Old green Columbus Citizen Journal newsbox for the holidays. Merry newspapers, everyone.

@jcburns November 9, 2019 at 7:14 pm

Coffee, tea, or soup mug from the early 1990s.