Day 295: A Twitter Lesson

Well, it’s really a lesson in general.

Don’t jump to conclusions or believe everything you read unless you check the facts and have the whole story.

I am guilty of this too and I feel terrible about every critical thing I’ve said when I didn’t have the whole story. But I’m not doing that anymore.

A viral thing on Twitter has me thinking about this. I don’t want to call more attention to the matter, but I feel like I have to say something. I feel like I’ve been punched in the gut. As if John Roderick is a personal friend. He’s not, but I listen to all of his podcasts (and have for years) and I like to think that I have a pretty good picture of who he is as a person. The guy is taking a shitton of flack about his Twitter feed and is being called an anti-Semite.

He’s not.

He is…

  • Smart. Like, crazy smart.
  • A great dad
  • Well read
  • Insightful
  • Hilarious
  • Talented

And above all, he’s a great storyteller. Makes great use of hyperbole.

I don’t agree with him all of the time, but I respect him and I respect his personal story.

Listen to his podcasts. Learn what he says and how he says it. Get to know the guy before you pass judgement.

And eat your vegetables, wear a fucking mask, and stay home. Take vitamin D, too. It’s good for you.

P.S. And good job, Ken Jennings. You’re a good friend.

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