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The Week in Tweet, Week 8

Where @outshine teleports across the Twitterverse:

Tuesday February 17:

[Ed] I was so knackered yesterday that I forgot to put up your Quote for the Monday. I ask forgiveness, and here it is (in the next tweet):

“I don’t consider it an insult but rather a compliment to be called an agnostic. I don’t pretend to know where many ignorant men are sure.”

[Source] Clarence Darrow (1857 – 1938)/U.S. lawyer/Speech at the trial of John Scopes for teaching evolution in Tennessee.

[Ed] Outshine slush stats: 36 subs in week 7; 19 by men, 17 by women. 3 acceptances. Word to the wise: I’m in dire need of humourous ones!

The high-tide mark for histrionic emo-pomp; theatrically shallow, overwrought and overwritten. Painful, but your angsty teen will love it.

[#SoundBytes] Bone Palace Ballet: Grand Coda by CHIODOS – Warner Bros. Records – http://www.warnerbrosrecord

Wednesday February 18:

She blew into the lab like the warm breath of an approaching storm, holding the secret of physical immortality in a simple glass test tube.

[Bio] Gareth Lyn Powell has appeared three times in Interzone and his first collection is available from Elastic Press.

Thursday February 19:

Jared Padalecki is out-acted by his pecs—this movie proves that Michael Bay, Producer is the same mark of quality as Michael Bay, Director.

[#Spitballs] Friday the 13th/Directed by Michael Bay/

Friday February 20:

[Quote for the Friday] “When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading.”

[Source] Henny Youngman (1906-1998)/American comedian.

Saturday February 21:

The shoes’ nanoturbines charge up all my gear as I walk./Nice. How much?/Free, as in beer: you donate excess electricity back into the grid.

[Bio] Tony Noland is @TheFunGuy. He writes fiction and non-fiction in Philadelphia. Follow his writing blog at

Sunday February 22:

Out of the battery box and into a light and amusing done-in-one adventure, this time it’s E-Man facing down idol-possessed Nova. Fun!

[#ShineComics] E-MAN: CURSE OF THE IDOL by Nicola Cuti, Joe Staton & Randy Buccini (story), Joe Staton (art); Digital Webbing, 2009.


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