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Quotes of the Day

A good omen or bad?

“A brown marmorated stink bug landed on my shirt during today’s Metro ride. Pretty sure that symbolizes something; just not sure what.” — WaPo‘s J. Freedom du Lac in a Wednesday tweet.

Online nastiness at a glance

“Email I just got: ‘You are so damn ugly you would have to be gay.’ Mature.” — HuffPost‘s Amanda Terkel in a Wednesday tweet.

Juiceboxer goes on a field trip

“Excited for my first-ever trip to the Education Department!” — Liberal blogger Matt Yglesias in a Thursday morning tweet. No word on whether this voyage is being chaperoned or whether peanut butter and jelly sandwiches with juice boxes will be provided.

Flying high

“Holy shit I am flying on airbus #goddamnitiknewtherewassomethingsowrongaboutthis.” — Our foul-mouthed Labor reporter Mike Elk in a Wednesday tweet.

Steak: It’s what’s for dinner tonight at Weingarten’s house

“A guy just came to my door and offered to sell me 6 sirloin steaks for $30. What kind of an idiot says yes? (Me.)” — WaPo humor columnist Gene Weingarten in a Wednesday tweet.


White House sarcasm directed at scribes“Carney opens #whbrief with some media criticism. ‘I’m sure you’ll be all over’ new auto standards.” Mediaite‘s Tommy Christopher in a Wednesday tweet.

Funny, you don’t look like POTUS

“And, 41 minutes late, with no POTUS (as the press was eagerly hoping for) in tow, it’s Jay! #whbrief” — Metro Weekly White House Correspondent Chris Geidner in a Wednesday tweet.

Obama mirage

“All the WH photogs are in ‘president is coming to briefing room’ mode. I’m skeptical. We’ll see soon!” — NBC’s Chuck Todd in a Wednesday tweet. To which conservative writer Derek Hunter cracked, “You mean aroused?”

The Adviser

“Attn: Interns: Get out of @LukeRussert’s liveshot!” — NJ‘s Ethan Klapper in a Wednesday tweet.

TV Journo laments closing of hospital

“Sad to see Walter Reed closing after 100 years. Great hospital. I was born there and generations of my family have worked there w/our vets.” — CBS Chief White House Correspondent Norah O’Donnell in a Wednesday tweet.

Unnecessary Tweet of the Day

“Guy behind me in line just called the iPad ‘one of these mobile devices.’ Cute.” — Roll Call feature writer Jessica Estepa in a Wednesday tweet. Sure, “cute.” And unnecessary.

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