Balloon Boy Floats Twitterati's Wits

A Wall Street Journal editor went nuclear on a leading content aggregator; Kim Severson developed a case of bee envy and someone said the Balloon Boy should basically die. The Twitterati were especially judgy.

Balloon Boy Floats Twitterati's Wits

The Wall Street Journal's Alan Murray ended an old-media/new-media fight with TechMeme's Gabe Rivera by comparing content aggregation to nuclear weapons, thus losing the tiff.

Balloon Boy Floats Twitterati's Wits

TechMeme's Megan McCarthy (an ex Valleywag), meanwhile, supplied a thoroughly-modern-fairy-tale ending to the saga of Baloon Boy.

Balloon Boy Floats Twitterati's Wits

Actor Rainn Wilson, meanwhile, called for corporal punishment, if by "corporal" you mean "probably lethal."

Balloon Boy Floats Twitterati's Wits

New York Times food writer Kim Severson came down with print-media kitchen envy.

Balloon Boy Floats Twitterati's Wits

The Chicago Tribune's Mary Kate Chambers found a good reason to be ecstatic about bad weather.



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