Tonight on twitter is was business as usual: biting wit, some discussion of The Wire, SundaySoup, and welcoming Kathleen Ortiz back from Florida.
Then here came Kari Dell. You will remember her as the author of the hilarious blog Montana for Real. She tweeted this:
For your Sunday afternoon amusement, the next four or five tweets shall comprise the best shark joke ever, in honor of You Know Who. (that would be me)
Father and son sharks come upon a bunch of shipwreck survivors thrashing around in the water. Father says, "Follow my lead."
"First, swim a bunch of circles around them with just your fin showing."
The people thrashed harder and screamed a lot.
Then the father said, "Okay, now we can eat them."
And they did.
Afterward, the son said, "Why did we have to swim circles around them?"
"Because they taste better without all the crap inside."
Well, of course I thought that was the funniest thing I'd seen since someone chastised me for responding to an email query sent to me with the wrong agent's name on it.
And now here's Kari's final tweet, and the real punchline:
I've gotta say it: Now we know why you circle the lobby 5 times before settling in to take conference pitches. #waitstodie
I'm still laughing.
Of course there's only one thing to say now: Alaska Here I Come!