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

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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 or on Twitter @jeanvaljenny.


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