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Weird Twitter’s best tweets get the Criterion Collection treatment
Make some room on the shelf for these beautifully packaged musings.
The Twitter Criterion, created by Rob Whisman, has a simple mission. It is “dedicated to preserving & redistributing important classic and contemporary tweets.” To that end, each tweet in the archive receives elegant Criterion Collection-style cover artwork.
All your old Weird Twitter favorites are here, from @dril’s masterfully executed JERRY DUTY to @brendlewhat’s thrillingly vivid Hello Sir, I—. There’s also room in the canon for an entry more accidentally surreal: Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley’s deadpan account of hitting a deer on the road and leaving it for dead.
Here are just a couple of the historic tweets you’ll find illustrated on the Twitter Criterion tumblr:
Fine, I’ll admit it: This puts my own DVD collection to shame.
Photo by AgentOfTrioxin/Flickr
Miles Klee is a novelist and web culture reporter. The former editor of the Daily Dot’s Unclick section, Klee’s essays, satire, and fiction have appeared in Lapham’s Quarterly, Vanity Fair, 3:AM, Salon, the Awl, the New York Observer, the Millions, and the Village Voice. He's the author of two odd books of fiction, 'Ivyland' and 'True False.'