That's because he's not pontificating from on-high. @ebertchicago is in the trenches, with more than 67,000 Twitter followers, interviewing, photographing, communicating, posting, sharing, linking. And the one-time raconteur and joke-teller who could make a table collapse in laughter is still expressive and funny.
Here's a mordant tweet: "For Lent I am giving up eating and drinking."
"The Republican Party's Platform for 2010: "No."
"http://twitpic.com/13lmqe - I'm physically feeling tip-top these days. It's true I'm dying--but no faster than anyone else."
Keep on trucking, Roger. We're following you.