A storm erupted on Twitter Friday capturing the unlikely intersection of love and the Federal Reserve .
Along with the usual pundits, the new meme drew in groups as diverse as @BudgetHawks (The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget), some dude with the handle @JRC_ (Randall.) and the twitter streams of at least three Federal Reserve Banks.
Tweeted commentary included: “Best thing to happen to my twitter feed” and “hilarious.”
It makes one wonder just how many econo-geeks are secretly trolling the internet. The collective energies of the web produced more laughs per minute than any sitcom on TV since Seinfeld.
NYTimes, WSJ and other bloggers quickly curated some of the best tweets. The Huffington Post included a nifty scroll bar for tweets and avatars. Even Justin Wolfers picked his faves including tweets from Heidi N. Moore, Joseph Weisenthal and Austan Goolsbee.
Anytime that you can humanize an institution or make people laugh in 140 characters or less, everybody wins.
Here are a few that are funny or just plain surprising:
And our economist of the day @justinwolfers tweeted:
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