Tom Hanks rejoiced in his green-room tray; Brian Caufield frantically defended his lunch truck; and Owen Thomas carefully nurtured his new ironic catchphrase. The Twitterati protected their precioussss.

Forbes' Brian Caulfield found an investigation he could really sink his teeth into.

Liz Hanks does not appreciate retail hectoring.

Verizon couldn't find its own network with two hands. (No, literally, it actually couldn't do that specific thing.)

NBC Bay Area's Own Thomas likes to test his linguistic co-optations on Twitter. Only the best graduate to tryouts in his bathroom mirror.

Tom Hanks appreciates your gastronomic inducements.

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