Twitter’s best comedian may just be Nancy Grace


The one and only Nancy Grace. (AP)

Nancy Grace is many things: an outsized TV personality, a cultural lightning rod, a former failed contestant on “Dancing with the Stars” … and a veritable Twitter gem.

I call her a “Twitter gem” the same way Donald Trump might merit that status: Her missives aren’t useful or informative so much as lurid — and really, unintentionally hilarious. She’s known for hashtags like #MicrowaveBaby and #DwarfSexSting, which tread that very fine line between outraged and indecent. She has strong opinions on topics from pot to guns to Jodi Arias … and on Twitter, at least, only the force of her own furor to back them up.

This is nothing new, of course; Grace has been on Twitter since 2008, first as @TheNancyGrace and then as @NancyGraceHLN, and she’s sent nearly 11,000 tweets in that time. They’ve only picked up since Grace joined her current network, HLN — which has, incidentally, decided to rebrand itself as the (unlikely) home for the social media generation.

Still, on Monday Grace tweeted something so absurd — so oblivious — so perfectly Gracian — that it got us itching for more of her best (worst?) material.

With that in mind, we waded into the deluge of Grace tweets. If you don’t currently follow her, this is what you’re missing. (Keep in mind that each of these tweets is 100-percent sincere.)

Of course, not everyone is entertained by Grace’s Twitter antics. In April, comedian/serial Twitter bully Seth Rogen tweeted an insult to Grace that we cannot, regrettably, embed on a PG-rated Web site. He apparently took issue with Grace’s well-documented aversion to pot.

Grace, for her part, took it in stride.

Caitlin Dewey runs The Intersect blog, writing about digital and Internet culture. Before joining the Post, she was an associate online editor at Kiplinger’s Personal Finance.
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