176. Mars. Whaaaaaaaaat?

(credit: space.com)

Last night I felt like I lived in the future. Like, the waaaaaaay future. We freakin’ sent a rover (appropriately named Curiosity) up into space and successfully had it land on Mars. Now we are able to see images from Mount Sharp. Let me repeat that. We are able to see images from Mount Sharp. The red planet now feels like it’s a plane ride away away and we have NASA to thank for that. I stayed up until 2 a.m. in order to listen to the Nasa scientists and engineer team behind this epic mission. Then, of course, I had the craziest dream of my life where I was told NASA stole my rover mission idea. I woke up remembering that someone in my dream also told me that I could have been the next J.K. Rowling and made billions of dollars. I love how the people in my dreams are that specific.

Congratulations to NASA for inspiring a nation and for succeeding at what many people in this world never thought was possible.  Take a look back at the unbelievable moment that was August 5, 2012 at 10:32 p.m.

Curiosity Has Landed

Side note: Mission Controller Bobak Ferdowsi might be the coolest guy at NASA. Ever. His mohawk has already accumulated over 16,000 followers on Twitter. I am definitely one of them.


159. Are You Tweeting Correctly?

If you have been using Facebook and Twitter to promote your business or brand, listen up. Buddy Media, a social media engagement company, recently conducted a survey of top 1000 Fortune companies. According to their findings, the way brands use (and don’t use) Twitter and Facebook is extremely important when trying to expand consumer engagement. You can’t post something on Facebook and cut and paste it into Twitter. It won’t have the same effect. Read the article to find out what you should be doing. For now here are a few tips from Barc’s resident pup (Simba):

  1. Tweet on the weekends
  2. Include links to on your posts
  3. Use hashtags…sparingly.
  4. Woof!

139. I Just Wanna Dance!

Vintagely, that is.  Thank you Elizabeth Banks for providing this amazingness via Twitter. This just reminds me of this:

24. Funny Twitterettes…

(credit: huffingtonpost.com)

According to the Huffington Post, these are the 18 funniest women on Twitter right now.  I think it’s funny they picked 18 and not a cool 20.  They probably had a focus group on why “18” is the funniest number right now.


A GROUP of numbers sit inside a conference room at AOL Corporate, nervously waiting.  The number ones look the most confident.  A MAN with thick black glasses enters the room.


Ok, our focus groups are showing that one certain number is really trending right now.  We’re gonna go with



The eighteens break out in applause and awkwardly try to hug each other.  Numbers two through twenty look down in disappointment while the number ones roll their eyes and walk out of the room yelling “We’re number one!  We’re number one!”


So, here you go.  The 18 funniest Twitterettes trending as we speak:

18 Funny Women You Should Be Following

But are they funny in real life?

Probably.  Check them out!