Tyler’s twitter account was hacked yesterday for the most pedestrian of motives:

An amazing new weight loss product! It worked for me and I didnt even change my diet! [link redacted]
— tylercowen (@tylercowen) May 31, 2012

Justin Wolfers tweeted that this was rather unimaginative and following a challenge from Eric Crampton at Offsetting Behaviour a new meme was born, #tylertweets. First the honorable mentions:

Although gas station tacos are generally excellent you should never get carnitas at a gas station that has clean squeegee water #tylertweets
—  Gabriel Rossman ‏@GabrielRossman

#tylertweets New in my pile: “50 Shades of Grey”. Self-recommending.
—  Robert Guico ‏@lpangelrob

@ModeledBehavior truly rose to the challenge:

Its hard to imagine spoons will exist in their current form in 30 years. What does this tell us about the social discount rate? #tylertweets
— Modeled Behavior (@ModeledBehavior)

Given what we know about the money illusion, should the moon be destroyed or doubled? The answer is not clear to me. #tylertweets
— Modeled Behavior (@ModeledBehavior)

#tylertweets cannibalism is wrong, but not for the reasons it’s critics say. We ignore the wisdom of cannibals at our peril.
— Modeled Behavior (@ModeledBehavior)

#tylertweets careful viewers will note Big Momma’s House 3 is biting satire of modern central banking. Most underappreciated drama of 2011?
— Modeled Behavior (@ModeledBehavior)


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