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Tweets from the Night of the Long Knives


 

Bill_Davis: What a day. Things got so heated today I almost slightly altered my facial expression.

Roy_Romanow: Planned a quiet night in hotel but turns out I’m off to do a little work. Don’t feel bad for me! This is part of the job of serving the publi

JChretien: Hello? Hello???? This is the first time that I Twit.

DiscoDickHatfield: In Ottawa on business. Anyone know where to go to have a good time and score some weed? Asking for a friend.

JChretien: kdfng;fdbgobnov;sovbm

Roy_Romanow: Am just in the kitchen at the Chateau Laurier. What fascinates me is the way they stack the plates to the right of the stove instead of to t

AllanBlakeney: All the premiers here planning secret get-together. As usual looks like I’ll have be the one to say it: Do we have to invite Peckford?

Roy_Romanow: Does anyone know how to make these entries longer than 140 characters. I tell you: I just get going with my thought and the things cuts me o

BrianPeckford: Exciting! Clandestine meetings planned. Future of country at stake. Blakeney said he’d come get me when it’s time. Been waiting a while now.

JChretien: WE HAVE A DEAL. THIS IS BIG NEWS. WHY THESE LETTERS I TYPE NOW SO BIG?

ReneLevesque: Just lying here watching Smokey & the Bandit 2 on the hotel Spectravision. Hilarious!


 
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Tweets from the Night of the Long Knives

  1. Scott, may I ask what on earth was the catalyst behind this post? The concept is great, but the actors and scene strike me as slightly less than topical. When I think of twitter, my mind doesn’t immediately connect to intergovernmental constitutional wrangling nigh 30 years ago. I’m not complaining, just curious.

    • The non-topicality of the actors and scene is part of the humour.

      This was the line that made me laugh: “JChretien: Hello? Hello???? This is the first time that I Twit”.

      • The non-topicality of the actors and scene is part of the humour.

        Indeed, as was the case with the “Jesus gets a blog” post (which I thought was HILARIOUS, but didn’t go over so well with EVERYONE).

  2. Chretiens ‘ Twit ‘ is perfect : it works on so many levels. I can almost hear him saying = Am a bizee man A don hav time to choke everyone!

    • You may have used “Twit” deliberately (in which case, ha!) but just to be pedantic for a moment, I believe the most widely accepted term for a single post on Twitter is a “tweet”.

      • deliberately – and am well acquanted with both tweets and with twits…. Actually I track the PM’s as like Chretien he is a busy man of late.

  3. Scott: brilliance. Sheer, unadulterated brilliance. I am crushed that the only people I can share this with are too old to know what Twitter is. Why must awesomely nerdish knowledge of Canadian constitutional affairs and aptitude with pointlessly narcissistic interweb programs be mutually exclusive?

    Resume being awesome.

    • Why must awesomely nerdish knowledge of Canadian constitutional affairs and aptitude with pointlessly narcissistic interweb programs be mutually exclusive?

      LOL

      Allow me to quibble a bit though with the characterization of this level of knowledge of Canadian constitutional affairs as “awesomely nerdish”. I would have characterized the level of knowledge of Canadian constitutional history required to get this joke as “elementary and basic”.

      Maybe I’m getting too old.

      • LKO: Right there with you. I was 3 in 1981 so my contemporaries think it’s nerdish-esque to know anything about Canadian history. Stupid contemporaries with the rap music and their makeout parties…

        • Stupid contemporaries with the rap music and their makeout parties…

          Whoa ,whoa, whoa there Simon!!!

          I see absolutely no reason that we can’t have adequate levels of constitutional/historical knowledge, technological savvy and a love of social networking silliness, AND rap music and makeout parties.

          I’d just like to make clear for the record my own personal undying support for both rap music and makeout parties.

        • I was – 13 in 1981.. and I have learned to close my mouth when I have an urge to debate the constitution….
          I’m much sadder now, but the amount of parties I’m invited to has gone up by 300%

      • Yea, I wasn’t born yet. I bet if you surveyed my peer group, asking if they had even a passing knowledge of the event, about 1% of them would.

        • Oh, I get that, it just totally drives me nuts is all.

          I wasn’t born yet when Wolfe defeated Montcalm at Quebec either, but I know it happened.

          For the record, I was 6 on the “night of the long knives”, but I totally understood this post right away.

        • Want to join my support group?

    • Nu uh!
      I’m sitting in CHC2D and *I* find this hilarious. You just don’t hang out in the right teenage canadian-political-history geek circles. They’re out there.
      In fact, I’m considering founding a support group.

      • Support group, you say? Sign me up!

    • “Why must awesomely nerdish knowledge of Canadian constitutional affairs and aptitude with pointlessly narcissistic interweb programs be mutually exclusive?”

      – Bahahahahahaha. That is all.

  4. good lord that was funny. Now could you please write something more than once a fortnight? what are they paying you for?

    • i suggest a night of the long knives-themed makeout party.

      • Congratulations, you’ve just invented a new fetish.

  5. FUNNY! Scott’s back :)

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