[From Facebook] Announcing…..”The TWIT-OBIT!” (inspired by the recent glut of “Whole Page Obituaries”!)

This post has been “inspired” (–not necessarily the right word!–) by an interchange on Facebook –a mode that I do recommend, despite all the putdowns.
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“Don’t blame the pencil for what it writes”, I say
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[Nota bene: This post is mainly for those who don’t get Facebook.]
Looking ahead, we’re all going to need an obituary –not necessarily a Whole Page Obituary.
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My first posting was:
“Malachi McCormick Introducing!!! The TWIT-OBIT: Obituaries for the recently departed in 140 characters or less –more or less. So, let’s see. Irving Kristol’s gone; Bill Safire too; his “Nattering Nabobs of Negativism” always struck me …as ungainly. But alliteration is our catnip!
But Young Irv. was a hard-assed two-fisted reasoning-debater; his “Two Cheers for Capitalism” had it about right (number of cheers, that is.)”
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[Comments : Katherine Hyde and Joel Weltman like this.]
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Joel Weltman: “Safire was a surefire wit, Kristol was a whipping-pistol…”
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Nanct Eaton: Brevity not-withstanding, seems more of an insult than compliment to minimize so. albeit a challenge to do so in 140 characters, more suitable perhaps for the headstone.
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Malachi McCormick: Dear Nanct: LOVE that “not-withstanding”! Which prompts me to ask: whatever happened to the never-used “WITH-standing”? Might that not solve the whole problem of twit-brevity. You might have written “brevity withstanding” -and be done with it!
As for your “albeit” –BEAUTIFUL! Sheerest genius. Top of class! Welcome to TWIT-OBIT!”
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Malachi McCormick: ” And of course, “Twit-Obit” does lead us on to “Twit-Headstone”. “Perfect segue” –which I may use myself on my headstone. Come to think of it, I’ve got the perfect Twit-Headstone for William Safire, or Irving Kristol for that matter –how about, simply, “Enough Said!”. Or indeed, how about “Albeit…” for those of us who can’t shut up; who must have (so to speak) …”The Last Word” (–there’s another!)
Brevity WITHstanding!
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