OMG—a reader called to my attention a profile in today’s New York Times of Jad Abumrad, who is the creator and co-host of NPR’s Radiolab, a science-y show with a humorous twist. The piece details what he’s reading, watching, listening to, and following on social media. A friend emailed me to read the piece carefully, and I did. I didn’t see anything unusual, and said so. I was then told to look at what Twitter feeds he follows, and I found that I had read right through this without noticing:
Well that brightens up my Sunday, particularly because the guy is science-y and I’ve been on RadioLab with Abumrad and Robert Krulwich (go here for my botfly piece, starting at 44:20). Plus, I don’t really tweet: the “@evolutionistrue” feed is simply a chronological list of posts at this site. I’m not sure, though, what Abumrad means by “curator types”! The only things I curate are boots and cigars.
At any rate, you’re all invited to follow this @evolutionistrue on Twitter, but don’t expect more than a notice of new posts. I don’t engage in Twitter wars, tell everyone what I’ve had for breakfast, and simply don’t understand why so many people either find it necessary to tweet or have time to do it. (Yes, I know I’m acting like a curmudgeon.)