The Best Of Roger Ebert's Funny, Wise, Cranky Tweets

Remembering the prolific critic through his 140-character musings on movies, politics, and Donald Trump's hair. Ebert died Thursday at the age of 70.

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On Twitter, Roger Ebert continued to make his ever-relevant points about film.

Films that explain nothing often make everything clear. Films that explain everything often have nothing to explain.

Films that explain nothing often make everything clear. Films that explain everything often have nothing to explain.-- Roger Ebert

After 3D re-re-re-release, George Lucas plans to bring "Star Wars" to radio, vaudeville, puppet shows and medieval pageant.

After 3D re-re-re-release, George Lucas plans to bring "Star Wars" to radio, vaudeville, puppet shows and medieval pageant.-- Roger Ebert

But he also shared the best quotes.

"Bugs is who we want to be. Daffy is who we are." (Chuck Jones)

"Bugs is who we want to be. Daffy is who we are." (Chuck Jones)-- Roger Ebert

And, like the rest of us, used Twitter to complain about Twitter.

WHY is my Twitter right column now on left? WHY has my background faded? WHY no enlargement click? WHY won't they leave me the **** alone?

WHY is my Twitter right column now on left? WHY has my background faded? WHY no enlargement click? WHY won't they leave me the **** alone?-- Roger Ebert

He liked to snark on American politics and government.

"Operation Odyssey Dawn?" Is it possible to conduct a military operation without giving it a title like a Tom Clancy novel?

"Operation Odyssey Dawn?" Is it possible to conduct a military operation without giving it a title like a Tom Clancy novel?-- Roger Ebert

Especially conservatives.

Somehow it's appropriate that people opposed to gay marriage would rally at a fast-food chicken chain.

Somehow it's appropriate that people opposed to gay marriage would rally at a fast-food chicken chain.-- Roger Ebert

Like this one about Mitt Romney:

One man, one wife, says Romney--whose great-grandfather had five wives, and great-great-grandfather had 12.

One man, one wife, says Romney--whose great-grandfather had five wives, and great-great-grandfather had 12.-- Roger Ebert

Or these about Donald Trump:

Trump: How did Obama get into Harvard? Me: How did Bush get into Yale? Why didn't Trump get into the Hair Club for Men?

Trump: How did Obama get into Harvard? Me: How did Bush get into Yale? Why didn't Trump get into the Hair Club for Men?-- Roger Ebert

Anyone who doesn't like the crust on a pizza cannot be trusted to be President of the United States.

Anyone who doesn't like the crust on a pizza cannot be trusted to be President of the United States.-- Roger Ebert

Or this one about Sarah Palin:

Sarah Palin rummages online frantically erasing her rabble-rousing Tweets like a Stalinist trimming non-persons out of photos.

Sarah Palin rummages online frantically erasing her rabble-rousing Tweets like a Stalinist trimming non-persons out of photos.-- Roger Ebert

Though he thoroughly appreciated Ron Paul.

Ron Paul is the only one I'd want to sit next to on a long airplane flight.

Ron Paul is the only one I'd want to sit next to on a long airplane flight.-- Roger Ebert

He was hilarious.

Self-help books are bullshit. Read a good book. That'll help you.

Self-help books are bullshit. Read a good book. That'll help you.-- Roger Ebert

You know, that song "My Way" has made a lot of assholes feel virtuous.

You know, that song "My Way" has made a lot of assholes feel virtuous.-- Roger Ebert

And informative.

30 years ago today, scientist Scott Fahlman suggested the use of a colon, a hyphen, and a parenthesis to represent happy and sad faces.

30 years ago today, scientist Scott Fahlman suggested the use of a colon, a hyphen, and a parenthesis to represent happy and sad faces.-- Roger Ebert

And a little inflammatory.

Kids who wear American Flag t-shirts on 5 May should have to share a lunchroom table with those who wear a hammer and sickle on 4 July.

Kids who wear American Flag t-shirts on 5 May should have to share a lunchroom table with those who wear a hammer and sickle on 4 July.-- Roger Ebert

Friends don't let jackasses drink and drive.

Friends don't let jackasses drink and drive.-- Roger Ebert

(He took a lot of heat for this one, about the death of Jackass star Ryan Dunn.)

But his advice was always sage.

To a friend uncertain about moving: Every city you move to already contains friends of a lifetime you have not yet met.

To a friend uncertain about moving: Every city you move to already contains friends of a lifetime you have not yet met.-- Roger Ebert

A religion that doesn't teach tolerance might as well not bother teaching anything else.

A religion that doesn't teach tolerance might as well not bother teaching anything else.-- Roger Ebert

And whether you agreed with him or not, you never wanted to be on his bad side.

Charlie Sheen made fun of my cancer because I dissed him in "Wall Street?" Dude, you ain't *seen* me in attack mode.

Charlie Sheen made fun of my cancer because I dissed him in "Wall Street?" Dude, you ain't *seen* me in attack mode.-- Roger Ebert

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