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!
Happy happy mother day !!!!!!!— Sandy Rogen (@RogenSandy) May 14, 2017
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!
There is something dripping down my leg and I hope it’s sweat. I said yesterday.— Sandy Rogen (@RogenSandy) August 3, 2015
dentist and waxing same day. possible mistake!— Sandy Rogen (@RogenSandy) March 12, 2015
A healthy sense of self-worth both as a sexual being and a humorist: Check!
If I have sex it should be called granny sex ! Because I am a grandma. I think that’s so funny.— Sandy Rogen (@RogenSandy) August 13, 2016
Succinct film criticism:
Saw batman vs superman. Why can’t even superheroes just talk to each other?— Sandy Rogen (@RogenSandy) May 4, 2016
Desperate attempts to contact her children made public: Check!
How do I send the tweet to seth?— Sandy Rogen (@RogenSandy) May 2, 2017
Tweets about funerals: Check!
Today I went to funeral of a man who was 101 when he died and had been married 70 yrs His family was just grateful to have known him.— Sandy Rogen (@RogenSandy) June 5, 2017
Shonda Rhimes-centric Yiddish-themed puns, used and explained: Check! (And hallelu.)
Shonda, she’s not a ” shanda ” . Yiddish word , but funnily ” shanda” means scandal .— Sandy Rogen (@RogenSandy) May 19, 2017
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.