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Seth Rogen’s Mom’s Twitter Is The Best Thing You’ll Read This Week

Like all mothers, we need Sandy Rogen, but we don’t deserve her and we certainly don’t do enough to thank her for what she does for us.

The Vancouver-based retired social worker is a mother of two who has been described by her son as a “radical Jewish socialist”.

She is also a phenomenal tweeter.

With a Professor Trelawney-ish aesthetic, a penchant for wine, and the confidence of a woman who knows she’s funnier than Seth Rogen, Sandy Rogen’s Twitter gives us more than we could ever dream of.

Wishing herself a happy mother’s day: Check!

Misuse of punctuation and grammar from a person who uses punctuation and grammar correctly in every other context: Check!

The charming oversharing of personal details: Check!

A healthy sense of self-worth both as a sexual being and a humorist: Check!

Succinct film criticism:

Desperate attempts to contact her children made public: Check!

Tweets about funerals: Check!

Shonda Rhimes-centric Yiddish-themed puns, used and explained: Check! (And hallelu.)

Fully formed narratives containing searing social commentary: Check!

And finally, this summary of the Jewish-American experience:

Thank you, Sandy, for proving to us that the power of Twitter can, in fact, be used for good.

Jenny Singer is a writer for the Forward. You can reach her at Singer@forward.com or on Twitter @jeanvaljenny.

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