We asked Paul to choose his favorite articles published on TMN in 2012. We had a pretty good year, we like to think: Many stories we loved, many reprints and nods elsewhere, citations in “Best American Essays,” finalist at the Online Journalism Awards… But now you can tell we’ve gotten into the eggnog. Anyway. Paul wrote back and sent us a list he billed “The 10 Most Tweetable Sentences of the Year.” And we thought that was a wonderful idea.
So, without further ado, our most tweetable sentences of the year, all linked up for your easy tweeting.
“Interstellar Hard Drive” by Giles Turnbull
“Nobody Says I Love You Anymore” by Sarah Hepola
Is it strange to anyone else that a woman on the hike and bike trail is wearing a mink vest?
“Big Blue Nights” by Becky Hayes
He said he’d seen me around; he said he wanted to impregnate me and take me back to Puerto Rico. I was 23.
“The Wolf is Waiting” by Gila Lyons
“I found the injury,” Frank yelled triumphantly. “My patient was trampled by giraffes and broke her ribs.”
“Twilight on the Tundra” by Julia Phillips
Outside sounded only like what it was—120 worn-out dogs. The closest one called out, aaaoooouuu.
“Our French Connection” by Rosecrans Baldwin
“The Heretic” by Tim Doody
Francis Crick confessed that he was tripping the first time he envisioned the double helix.
“Hammer of the Dads” by Jonathan Bell
At the age of nearly 40, joining a band still feels like an indulgence, a childish, undignified pursuit.
“Entertainment for Women” by Jessica Francis Kane
“Did you tell the mothers in Ann Arbor and Berkeley that you’d worked at Playboy?”
“Don’t Leave Me” by John Lingan
The award here must go to the young man who asks his sobbing mother, “Ready to go to IHOP?” Talk about a mission.