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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Breathless Anticipation of Fast Food Chain Justifies Existence of Twitter

Here's why Al Gore invented the Twitters:

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You'd think 160 characters, mostly typed with thumbs and elbows while people are stuck in traffic on Reston Parkway, would scarcely suffice to capture the zeitgeist of our favorite earth-toned real estate development. But you'd be wrong.

For starters, you can totally find free stuff people are just giving away!
34 Free Floppy Disks (Reston, VA): 34 previously used but now clean assorted floppy disks.
Or if you still have one of those, whazzitcalled, "jobs" and some modicum of disposable income, you can go a bit more uptown:
Tibetan Wedding Tent for Sale
Other Twitterers share valuable fashion tips:
Story of my life! RT @bkreilly i need to remember it is ALWAYS windy in reston (and therefore shouldn't wear wrap dresses), eeek!
Still others apparently catch things we totally missed:
There's a giant monster robot marching through the streets of Reston. He's going to kill us all.(im not the only one who hears this, right?)
And others are completely clueless:
Accenture has asked me if I'd be Ok with moving to Reston, VA by mid-november. Is Reston near DC?
Here's an unintentional rebuttal:
I think claiming Short Pump as Richmond is like claiming Reston as Washington DC.
Some people need to get out of Reston a bit more often:
got a kick out of the escalator just for shopping carts at the 2-level Targets near DC. Didn't have one of those in Reston! Fancy...
Other Twitterers have something resembling a conscience:
The unemployment rate for my city is less than 3% and the median income is $84,000. Just confrims: Reston VA = Living in a bubble
Others have more pressing issues to deal with:
Stepped in human poop at the gamestop in Reston....I hope that is the only time in my life I ever tweet that.
Some folks have entered the lucrative microloan business:
Sherry, Reston VA, US has given loan amount of 950 to Clementina Danian, Lagos State, Nigeria. Reason: To purchase more foodstuffs
Others get disappointed about the wrong things:
i thought you found a Nudist Colony in Reston. Damn it...’
Finally, a comment from someone we can all agree with:

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  1. The more I think about that new the more irate I become that the image on the left is of Las Vegas. Who made that website?

  2. Haha. Loves it. is such a crappy web site. You know they're just in it for advert money and don't give a hoot about anything else.

  3. Also, the new look is just as bad as the old one.

  4. is run by a company that owns the URLs to similar scrapeware "city sites" in such diverse locales as Albany, Hilton Head Island, and Park City, Utah. Oddly, they don't have a site in Vegas, which is what makes that craptacular piece of clip art all the more baffling.

  5. changed the vegas picture to guess what, A PICTURE OF TOWN CENTER (from what I can tell) , the people willed it!

  6. I think all comments here should be 140 characters or fewer.

  7. I tweet therefore I aren't


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