WHAT WE LEARNED: One of the songs on the late King of Pop's posthumous album "Michael," out last Tuesday, contains a song that Jackson was intending to give Hanson to record for themselves. It may be a bit morbid to be "giddy" about this now. But if they record it, maybe they'll have a hit song with a chorus that isn't a stream of nonsense words!
Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13)
THE TWEET: Snowflakes are flurrying down outside and it's my last day of being 20!
WHAT WE LEARNED: All those coffee dates Jake Gyllenhaal was taking you on, Taylor? Well, now Jake can take you to bars!
Politics & Prose (@Politics_Prose)
THE TWEET: Why do people say things like, "No thanx, I'll just get it on Amazon?" to me? Why??
WHAT WE LEARNED: No, really, why do they do that? Politics & Prose is Washington, D.C.'s best book store, and if lazy bibliophiles can't fork over the cash for a novel that they're going to buy online anyway, why even come in the first place! Unless Frank Foer, recently of The New Republic editorship, can come to the rescue the beloved shop may shutter. Where will one-time long-shot presidential candidates go to shill their memoirs?
Sam Sifton (@samsifton)
WHAT WE LEARNED: Like us, New York Times dining critic Sam Sifton appreciates the genius of rap group Das Racist, who were deported from England yesterday. Get home safe, guys. No lie.
Tom Tomorrow (@tomtomorrow)
THE TWEET: "You've got to stop this war in Afghanistan" was the name of Richard Holbrooke's childhood sled.
WHAT WE LEARNED: Tom Tomorrow, the nom de plume for Dan Perkins, creator of the comic "This Modern Life," offered an unlikely explanation for Richard Holbrooke's last words. Did the late diplomat drop a snow globe as he said it a la Charles Foster Kane? Is there snow in Afghanistan?