I was reading this quietly humorous (as it would be) article about Swedes who have the chance to blog as @Sweden–the country’s official Twitter moniker—when I realized that it was by my old friend and fellow Yalie Sarah Lyall.
(She writes terrifically well about England–lots about Rupert Murdoch, lately, but to my mind her best stuff is about culture.)
One @Sweden posted photographs of his Christmas moose hunt. Another tartly criticized the foreign secretary, Carl Bildt. Another declared that she would like to be making love, so to speak, right that very second. Another, a Muslim lawyer, discussed the ubiquity of the name Muhammad among immigrants and joked that if anyone forgot the names of her six brothers, Muhammad would do fine.
That “so to speak, right that very second” is genius.