x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 17 January 2018

Izzard’s busy, McIlroy’s proud: Tweet talk

The busy world of Eddie Izzard and the joy of Rory McIlroy as he is swamped by congratulations on his US Open golf triumph are among this week's top items from the world of Twitter.

  • Izzard's busy, McIlroy's proud Ÿ "Flying to LA now for the opening of CARS2. Paris show not on until next Wed 22nd. Sorry but looking forward to playing La Cigale on 2nd July." From voicing animated cars to performing live stand-up in Paris. It's all in a month's work for Eddie Izzard. (June 17)
  • "Appeared to have trained your cat by loudly telling it to do things that it's doing anyway." Screeching is teaching for Russell Brand. (June 17)
  • "@Lord_Sugar Let's face it, Shugs, your apprentices don't do much thinking INSIDE the box, now do they....? #dumberanddumber." Harsh but fair, Piers Morgan. (June 22)
  • "My loving wife has gone to fetch salt beef on rye for me and her dad. Meanwhile I am watching Hell and High Water (1954) on tv. Splendid!" Jonathan Ross picks a Sunday to meet and greet the in-laws. ( June 19)
  • "Dangerous Optimism: a misguided belief that the intuition of planners is as precise & reliable as mankind's accumulated scientific expertise." Discuss, says Professor Ashton Kutcher (June 20)
  • "Thanks to everyone for all the messages over the past few hours. It was a very special week for me. Proud to be a major champion!" Sporting man of the moment, Rory McIlroy ( June 20)
  • "Will @McIlroyRory take the mantle left by Tiger Woods? The poster boy is here for the PGA is here! Great to watch as well, quick + silky!" Might Tiger be teed off by Rio Ferdinand's high hopes for McIlroy? ( June 25)