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My Uncle is NOT @CrankyKaplan on Twitter

I started following the Twitter account CrankyKaplan for one reason: I thought it was my uncle Morty. I faced up to the fact that Kaplans are the Jewish version of Smiths a long time ago, but there was something similar … Read More

By / July 15, 2010

I started following the Twitter account CrankyKaplan for one reason: I thought it was my uncle Morty.

I faced up to the fact that Kaplans are the Jewish version of Smiths a long time ago, but there was something similar in the tone of the Twitter account, and my married four times, bad hygiene having, loud voiced uncle, who has been labeled "the family kvetch" in a family full of notorious complainers (myself excluded of course…). The only way to really tell was to ask him straight up if he, was in fact, @CrankyKaplan.

When was the last time you were on the computer?

I checked the score for the Cubs game yesterday.  I don’t know why I keep checking the scores — all they do is lose.  I can’t believe I’m almost sixty five and the stupid baseball team I like still hasn’t won a World Series.  How does that happen?

I’m not sure.  So, when was the last time you used Twitter?

Twhater? 

Twitter.  The popular social networking site…

What’s social networking? 

So on July 14th, you weren’t smashing your dining room

Why would I do that?

So you probably aren’t @Wise_Kaplan either? 

I’d like to think I am.