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'Does this make Obama the first and second black president now?'

Wonderfully whimsical musings and more in this week's Twitter round-up

Alex Bowden

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The tourist information service
Luke Wright's been away.

"Nice to be home, got back late last night! Enjoyed Berlin but think its a one off visit only. History side very interesting."
@lukewright204

They should use that in their ad campaigns: "Berlin: Enough history for one whole visit!"

The culinary sledging
Scott Styris is enjoying his food.

"Thanks 2 my golden duck in my 1st @ndcaknights game this summer. My local cafe brought me out a Duck salad with an Egg to celebrate #cheers"
@scottbstyris

Hopefully they aren't trying to give him the runs.

The birthday celebrations
Yuvraj Singh has big plans for Virat Kohli's birthday.

"@imVkohli ! Hey cheekoo its ur bday and we r not goin to party like its ur bday! Cause u play ranji trophy on ur bday! God bless u boy"
@YUVSTRONG12

Come on, that sounds like a party to me. Who wouldn't want to celebrate their birthday by playing in the Ranji Trophy?

The Q&A
Kevin Pietersen invited questions from his followers this week. Stuart Broad had one.

"@kevinpp24 What time does breakfast finish? #kpq&a"
@StuartBroad8

KP duly delivered an A for that Q.

"In 10mins - proper omelettes! Go.."
@kevinpp24

What's an improper omelette?

The view of a wall
For his part, Broad is still persisting with his #viewfromaroom project, in which he is taking a photo out of every hotel room window over the course of his winter tours. Matt Prior's #viewofawall project is therefore also still live until Broad gets the message that he is boring everyone to tears. Unfortunately, this is unlikely to happen any time soon, as Broad complimented Prior on the latest #viewofawall instalment.

"@StuartBroad8 @jimmyanderson9 thank u Stuart. It took a while to get the right angle and lighting but I was veryhappy with the end result!"
@MattPrior13

Don't feel that you need to seek out the picture. It's just a wall.

The priorities
AB de Villiers knows what matters in life.

"KFC Mini-Cricket promotes a balanced lifestyle - I agree school is as important as cricket"
@ABdeVilliers17

That important? You're rating school pretty highly there, AB.

The royalist
Darren Lehmann wants to meet someone.

"Does anyone know where prince Charles will be in Hobart tomorrow?"
@darren_lehmann

Darren? Is that really you?

"Also a good bar in Hobart on a Wednesday night"

Definitely him.

The personal grooming
Steven Finn's taken a big decision.

"Gutted to have missed fireworks night. On a side note, I've got silky smooth legs. Is it socially acceptable for a man to have bald legs?"
@finnysteve

You probably should have asked that before you reached for the razor.

The artist
Simon Jones needs help with his art.

"What colour paints do I mix to make brown please?"
@si610

Just keep mixing. You always end up at brown eventually.

The election result
Nottinghamshire's Riki Wessels has a question.

"Does this make Obama the first and second black president now? #2ndterm"
@RikiWessels

No. Even if he regenerated at the end of every term, taking on a different physical form like Doctor Who, he'd still be the same person.

The name
Tino Best's got a sister.

"Happy Birthday to my beautiful sister Toni Best ,Happy 29th Lil Sis Love u have a super awesome day and GOD bless"
@tinobest

Mr and Mrs Best didn't make full use of the alphabet when naming their kids, did they?

What's your philosophy?
Hashim Amla is inviting a reaction.

"Some reality checks are worth more then a billion mountains of gold. Gota appreciate them when they come along."
@amlahash

Hey, Hashim, I've got a reality check for you: You're not very good at hyperbole. If you wish to thank me, I will accept mountains of gold by way of payment.

NandoSmashWatch
Jesse Ryder's ticking all the boxes.

"Big 3 just smashed Nandos @tipfriday"
@DijaRyder

Not entirely sure who the Big Three are, but if you see Jesse Ryder and two other people smashing something, you can fairly safely assume that it's them.

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