Here at The Atlantic Wire, we respect and value the social media editors who share the links that make our jobs easier. Sometimes, though, we have no idea what they're talking about. So after a day of staring at Twitter, we're sharing our favorites.

 


ALERT: HuffPost editor SWEARS in this post RT @HuffPostSF: Burning Man sells out. @carlicita gives her take http://huff.to/q54p4Zless than a minute ago via TweetDeck Favorite Retweet Reply



The Huffington Post voluntarily adopts the Twitter equivalent of TV's parental advisory alphabet soup...


Zut Alors! McDonald’s is selling baguettes in France | http://ti.me/nkxgwmless than a minute ago via HootSuite Favorite Retweet Reply


...while Time opted to self-censor and lead this tweet with what Google Translate says is merely the French version of our "schucks."



Say what you will about the world's UFO researchers, they are nothing if not thorough. Just ask, they're more than happy to tell you.

RE the good birth control news, check out our greatest hits in contraceptives slide show http://mojo.ly/qYDEMbless than a minute ago via TweetDeck Favorite Retweet Reply


The post promises a history of birth control dating back to "the start of time" and doesn't disappoint. The slideshow picks up in AD 1000.

Looks like a windmill, but it's powered by the sun: This is what we're sending to Jupiter http://wapo.st/rf5kQ7 #Junoless than a minute ago via SocialFlow Favorite Retweet Reply



In Earth's defense, this was the only thing left on Jupiter's wedding registry.

Japan earthquake survivors find comfort in robot seals http://gu.com/p/3xvk7/tfless than a minute ago via twitterfeed Favorite Retweet Reply



It should be noted that the robot seals in question are more like stuffed animals--small, white, furry. Not an exposed plastic molding or inhuman whirling sound to be found. 

No longer getting high: Hot air ballon thief had 'seven varieties of drugs' on him when captured. http://bit.ly/rbSdKyless than a minute ago via TweetDeck Favorite Retweet Reply



If America can't keep its hot air balloons off the streets and out of the skies, what chance do we have of solving Europe's arsonist problem

It's Hot Out There, But Dallas Is Hotter http://n.pr/oXPX3rless than a minute ago via twitterfeed Favorite Retweet Reply



Thank you NPR, for looking on the bright side of this sweltering heat wave. Or maybe just the slightly cooler side.