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Googlarola: A Tale of Tweets

9:30 PM -- The Twittersphere blew up on Monday when Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) announced its intention to acquire Motorola Mobility LLC for US$12.5 billion. (See Google Buying Moto Mobility for $12.5B .)

Some Tweets were poignant, some were positive, some negative and others were just plain stupid. Here are 10 of the most notable. The typos and bad jokes are theirs, but consider this our super-sized RT of the day.

#1: @harrymccracken Is it possible to get married and declare your simultaneous ongoing commitment to all your girlfriends?

#2: @nikcub If you are a motorola employee and do not want to lose your job, I suggest you show up to work dressed as a patent

#3: @futurepaul Paul Miller buys Tacos for $12.5 dollars to fend off 'bogus' patent lawsuits from Burrito and Churro.

#4: @rossrubin Google's "clearing" Moto purchase w/ other OEMs: "We're buying Moto." "Welll, we'd rather you didn't." OK, thanks for that input." #5: @zpower consider this: larry page was born the same year that motorola's first prototype dynatac was produced.

#6: @ravenme "You can say anything you want as long as it includes 'welcome', 'Google', 'commitment', and 'defending Android'." http://t.co/XyfRGpU

#7: @pnjarich Who can write, "less than one-third of Google's cash" with a straight face? In Sesame Street one-third might be a little. Elsewhere?

#8: @reckless EXCLUSIVE LEAKED EMAIL FROM STEVE BALLMER TO HTC CEO PETER CHOU http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hn-enj...

#9: @JasonHirschhorn GOOG/Cable as 70's heist film: "This is a stickup. We want your boxes, your ad platform and sales. Do what we say and you don't get hurt"

#10: @zacharye The real losers in the potential Google-Motorola deal are all the people who spent the day making horrible, horrible jokes on Twitter.

For analysis of the acquisition that's longer than 140 characters, check out our coverage so far:

— Sarah Reedy, Senior Reporter, Light Reading Mobile

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