John Kerry, Organic Food, and the Hair of Dorian Gray

Ray Gustini
The Atlantic Wire
John Kerry, Organic Food, and the Hair of Dorian Gray

We respect and value the social media editors who share the links that make our job easier. But sometimes, we have no idea what they are talking about. So after a long day spent staring at Twitter, we're sharing our favorites.

Chita Rivera Will Be A Suspect When 'Mystery of Edwin Drood' Returns nyti.ms/yT9r5n

— artsbeat (@artsbeat) March 1, 2012

Textbook example of using the genre of the thing you're writing about and a piece of casting news to make a fun, Variety-ish joke about Nathan Lane going door-to-door with Death of a Salesman or Luck hitting a trifecta if/when HBO gives it a third season.

Thanks @RedSox ‘s #JasonVaritek for hell of a 15-year run and for stickin mitt in A-Rod’s grill.

— John Kerry (@JohnKerry) March 1, 2012

John Kerry does this engaging with Boston sports figures thing on a semi-regular basis. In 2010, when the Celtics acquired Shaquille O'Neal, Kerry tweeted "Welcome to Massachusetts, big guy." Just like a regular fella! That explains the "hell," but we're not sure the reference to "A-Rod's grill" -- or anyone's grill -- works when it's not delivered on ESPN 2 at 3 a.m, preferably in the year 2004.

Brings new meaning to the phrase "like a chicken with its head cut off" huff.to/ynUeBg

— Huffington Post (@HuffingtonPost) March 1, 2012

New meaning! The old one was quite descriptive, so this must be quite a cultural milestone. Human culture and chicken culture. Touches everyone, like E.T.

Pro hockey player loves organic food and worms bit.ly/zMNqja

— Grist (@grist) March 1, 2012

Tweet or highly specific personal ad? You decide.

Woke up with the hair of Dorian Gray

— Page Views (@NYDNBooks) March 1, 2012

Dorian Gray took it from Howard Fineman, who took it from Bradley Cooper, who took it from Andrew Jackson, who took it from the author of this post, who took it from post-Traffic Michael Douglas. You can give it back to whoever you bump into first.