I first heard of the capture of the second Boston Marathon bombing suspect on Twitter: and @BCWait’s avatar could not have been more appropriate for the news. Just perfect.
Then Twitter shifted into second gear. Some highlights:
The two happiest days of a boat owner’s life is the day he buysa boat and the day he gets a terrorist out of it.
— Steve Levitan (@SteveLevitan) April 20, 2013
Hey Tsarnaev -YOU’RE FUCKING OUT!!!!
— KFUCKINGP (@KFUCKINGP) April 20, 2013
Is the Boston killer eligible for Obama Care to bring him back to health?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 20, 2013
Yup, still setting the bar for douchebag “@realdonaldtrump: Is the Boston killer eligible for Obama Care to bring him back to health?”
— Matt Bilinsky (@mattbilinsky) April 20, 2013
GO FUCK YOURSELF… @realdonaldtrump: Is the Boston killer eligible for Obama Care to bring him back to health?
— Jeff Greenwell (@LastAngryFan) April 20, 2013
— Rob Gronkowski (@RobGronkowski) April 20, 2013
— Don Frye (@DFryeboy) April 20, 2013
— Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) April 20, 2013
— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) April 20, 2013
Guys, it’s fine to celebrate the city of Boston but there’s no excuse for blasting Aerosmith. None.
— netw3rk (@netw3rk) April 20, 2013
Thank You All Law Enforcements!!!! #Heroes
— Dustin Pedroia (@15Lasershow) April 20, 2013
Well done to the emergency services and response teams of Boston and to the public for their vigilance and cooperation.Great work. Peace.
— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) April 20, 2013
— zooey deschanel (@ZooeyDeschanel) April 20, 2013
CAPTURED!!! The hunt is over. The search is done. The terror is over. And justice has won. Suspect in custody.
— Boston Police Dept. (@Boston_Police) April 20, 2013
John King has been allowed back on CNN
— Peter Ogburn (@peterogburn) April 20, 2013
Check out the video of the shootout in Watertown today. Wow. From Barstool Sports. youtu.be/796UFHldHM4
— Fang’s Bites (@fangsbites) April 20, 2013
Just another day in Iraq:27 people dead in Bagdad cafe explosion-nobody seems to give a wet fart.
— Lloyd Kaufman (@lloydkaufman) April 20, 2013
BREAKING: NATION CHEERS END OF CNN’S COVERAGE
— Andy Borowitz (@BorowitzReport) April 20, 2013
@pattonoswalt in Russia, boat hides on you
— Mensch, W. (@wolchyr) April 20, 2013
ATTENTION, RACISTS: The Boston bombing suspects are from the actual Caucasus region, meaning they *literally could not be more Caucasian*
— Yes, You’re Racist (@YesYoureRacist) April 19, 2013
— Real Time Staff (@RealTimers) April 20, 2013
— peter miceli (@PeterMiceli) April 20, 2013
— Cork Gaines (@CorkGaines) April 20, 2013
Good thing you gave up when you did — you don’t want the Fonz on your ass.
BOSTON sleep well tonight !!!! With admiration and affection, Henry
— Henry Winkler (@hwinkler4real) April 20, 2013
People in Boston singing that anthem, offering their homes to strangers, cheering cops – dammit you’re terrific
— Gregg Doyel (@GreggDoyelCBS) April 20, 2013
Streets of Boston right now :’) twitter.com/Gcfbabyy/statu…
— ♡ katie ♡ (@Gcfbabyy) April 20, 2013
— Guns N’ Roses (@gunsnroses) April 20, 2013
From Syria to Boston. Touching, isn’t it? twitter.com/TheMindBlowing…
— Mind Blowing Facts (@TheMindBlowing) April 20, 2013
Obama: “They failed because the people of Boston refused to be intimidated.” #BostonPresser
— Mother Jones (@MotherJones) April 20, 2013
Photo: Boston Globe.