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Sadly, no I'm not talking about getting a sweet TV/book deal a la Justin Halpern who scored big time when he started a Twitter account called...well, since this is a family-friendly blog, I'll call it "Stuff" My Dad Says, which is all about, well, the "stuff" his dad says on a daily basis.

(Which, by the way, is generally side splittingly hilarious. For example, "Oh please, you practically invented lazy. People should have to call you and ask for the rights to lazy before they use it." )

However, even if your Twitter account doesn't have almost a million followers like the 28-year-old Halpern, you can still get a book published of your tweets.

Yes, you can now immortalize all those clever 140 messagesa> thanks to a new Web site. At uploads your Twitter post history and then allows you to choose up to 200 of them, which they then print in book form and ship off to you. Hard cover books cost $30 and soft cover books cost $20.

Of course, perhaps not everyone wants a reminder of all the times they wrote " to lunch" and "I hate Mondays." Which is why I'm working on my new, much more interesting Twitter account called "Stuff" My Dog Does. It'll look something like this:

"Pooped in the yard. Then smelled poop."

"Barked at neighbors for five minutes."

"Chased laser light on floor. Ran into wall."

Ah, yes, I can smell the National Book Award already.