July 7, 2009

Susan Orlean and the Aspen bear

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A bear broke into the Aspen home of New York writer Susan Orlean, and ate stuff out of her fridge. Orlean, author of “The Orchid Thief,” posted about the episode on Twitter, reports Colorado Independent reporter John Tomasic, who complains her tweets were “banal,” apparently not up to her usual standards. But come on, it’s 140 characters. Susan, an inveterate twitterer, wrote: “Our house in Aspen was vandalized last night BY A BEAR. Cleaned out the fridge and freezer and cookie cupboard; ate frozen OJ and waffles.” The Twitter traffic continued at a furious rate after the news broke Monday.

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