Tweet Beat: Steve Martin Talks Bluegrass, Grammar & Spambots

Super-talented funny man Steve Martin turns 69 this week. Celebrate his big day in style with a peek at some of his best tweets!
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Super-talented funny man Steve Martin turns 69 this week. Celebrate his big day in style with a peek at some of his best tweets!
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Steve Martin started out as a stand-up comedian and then starred in some of the most beloved comedies of all time, from The Jerk to Planes, Trains & Automobiles to Father of the Bride. He's also taken his quick wit to the printed page with such acclaimed works as Shopgirl: A Novella and An Object of Beauty.

In recent years, Steve has showcased his superb banjo-playing skills. He released Love Has Come For You, a country bluegrass album that he recorded with Edie Brickell, in 2013. The pair is now at work on a musical. While he's taking a holiday from Twitter to focus on this project, he's still left behind a treasure trove of tweets. Check out some of our picks for Steve's most amusing messages!

ON MUSIC:

#1 Steve finds bliss in the littlest things.  

#2 He's the king of the musical mashup.

ON LANGUAGE:

#3 Steve's grammatically generous.

#4 Some find Steve's writing style too explicit.

ON SPORTS:

#5 International competitions make Steve feel geographically challenged.

ON CITY LIVING:

#6 The joys of urban nature?

ON TWITTER:

#7 You're nobody until some bot loves you.