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QUOTES of the DAY

Question for area journos: Sure the downpour was heavy over the weekend, but would you ever be caught in WaPo rain boots? A FishbowlDC reader sent in this photograph after spotting them inside Union Station at Comfort One Shoes.

Reporter spots unfortunate truths about Washington

“D.C.: Where you can’t walk 20 ft without being greeted by either a clipboard or a jangling cup of coins.” — WaPo feature writer Dan Zak in a weekend tweet.

Over the mountain and through the woods…

“Driving on a mountain road to a remote village.  Really interesting. Couldn’t fly today – but we could drive!” — FNC anchor Bret Baier in a weekend tweet en route to a village called Wardack west of Kabul. He posted the picture (at right) online.

D. Shuster: The Critic

“@davidgregory Is M. Bachman really worthy of MTP? I’ll keep an open mind on assumption you grill her on her nutjob quotes. Lots of material.” — Ex-MSNBCer David Shuster in a weekend tweet questioning Rep. Michele Bachmann‘s (R-Minn.) appearance this weekend on NBC’s MTP.

Capehart employs Sheen lingo

“Saw “The King’s Speech” tonight. #WINNING” — WaPo‘s Jonathan Capehart in a weekend tweet.

Touby gets bitched out by JWoww and dirty looks from Snooki

“Who is [Snooki]? Whoever she is, she’s in the seat in front of me and a self-important bitch. She snarled at me!” — Mediabistro Founder Laurel Touby in a weekend tweet. (See full story momentarily….)

WH journo out on the town

“This is a disaster zone. How did I ever consider this appealing? #lookatyourlifelookatyourchoices.” — MetroWeekly‘s Senior Political Reporter  Chris Geidner in a weekend tweet. On the evening of this message, he was at Cobalt bar off Dupont Circle. He says this quote likely would have applied to any bar — he’s not a huge bar scene aficionado.

Where’s the outrage?

“Nice to see the Gap’s sexualizing of infants extends to boys too. This = size 3 mos.” — Politico‘s snappy observer Molly Ball in a weekend tweet. The T-shirt says: “Lock Up Your Daughters.”

Reporter is cat-friendly

“Okay off to buy kitty litter. Ah the glamour of the pundit’s life.” — NationalReviewOnline‘s Jonah Goldberg in a weekend tweet.

Politico reporter wins his birthday

“Happy birthday to a very precocious @zackpolitico who just celebrated 2-2. #winningthebirthday.” — Politico‘s Jennifer Epstein in a weekend tweet in what is one of countless variations on “Winning the Morning.” Happy Birthday to Zack Abrahamson.  The word “winning” has, of course, become a constant in the Urban Charlie Sheen Dictionary.

Surprise pairing: Knoller and Gaga?

“Sign of of the Apocalypse. Someone puts me in the same list of #FFs with @LadyGaGa.” — CBS News Radio White House Correspondent Mark Knoller in a weekend tweet.

Anticipation is…

“I’m in the middle of writing about Charlie Sheen for next week’s The Daily Beast: 3000 words and I’m not using the term #tigerblood once.” — Author Bret Easton Ellis in a weekend tweet.

Pickup line of the weekend

“Hey, there, wanna see my byline?” — MetroWeekly‘s Co-Publisher Sean Bugg in a weekend tweet.

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