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Lindsay Applebaum: The FishbowlDC Interview

n5702314_35129200_386.jpgSay hello to Lindsay Applebaum, a sports producer/blogger at the Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive.

What word do you routinely misspell? “Guerdon.” Sameer Mishra knows what’s up.

What’s the name of your cell phone ring? “The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song”– The Flaming Lips. It’s just the “yeah yeah yeah” part, and it probably annoys people.

What time did you get up this morning? 8:30, and it was painful.

When did you last cry and why? Two days ago, when I saw this video.

How many emails do you receive a day, roughly? Hundreds, but most of them are junk. I’ve won the lottery at least three times today.

What’s your favorite letter? Q,X and Z (I play a lot of Scrabble).

What single person played the biggest role / had the biggest influence on your journalism career? Probably my father, who’s in the biz.

When’s the last time you volunteered? Where? I don’t know. … Anyone need a volunteer? Does it count as volunteering if someone asks you to do it?

Read the rest when you click below…(and see previous FishbowlDC interviews: Julie Mason, David Shuster, Joe Curl, Alex Pareene, Peter Beinart, Jonah Goldberg, Megyn Kendall, Ana Marie Cox, Jim Brady, Howard Mortman, Amy Argetsinger, Jose Antonio Vargas, Chuck Todd, Tom Gottlieb, Kelly Ann Collins, David von Drehle, David Lat, Mark Leibovich, Zain Verjee, David Plotz, Paul Kane, Karen Travers, Mark Halperin, Hugo Gurdon, Greg Kelly,Ken Rudin, John Dickerson, Anne Schroeder, Spencer Ackerman, Bret Baier, Bob Sellers, Greta van Susteren, Danielle Jones, Jonathan Salant, John McCalla, Pam Hess, Ryan Grim, Marc Ambinder, Marty Kady, Jack Shafer, Annie Lou Bayly, Jerry Zremski, Charlie Cook, Dave Hughes, Howard Fineman, Katie Tarbox, Mark Segraves, Chris Cillizza, Tom Sietsema, Bill Triplett, Robin Givhan, David Brody, Norah O’Donnell, Carl Cannon, Jordan Lieberman, David Folkenflik, Molly Henneberg, Ernesto Londono, Brody Mullins, Aaron Blake, Martha Raddatz, Andrew Sullivan, Christina Bellantoni, Shane Harris, Nora McAlvanah, Adam Nagourney, Erin McPike, Mike Memoli, Ju-Don Marshall Roberts, Arthur Delaney, Chris Mincher, Rachel Sklar, Laura Sullivan, Jeff Kosseff, Matthew Cooper, Scott McCrary, Dan Reilly, Jennifer Griffin, Ari Shapiro, Jonathan Kaplan, Rick Klein, Mike Allen, Olivier Knox, Erik Wemple, Nathan Burchfiel, Andrea Mitchell, Mike DeBonis, Anne Kornblut, April Ryan, Amy Morris, Keith Koffler, <strongMark Silva, Ann Compton, Mark Knoller, Betsy Fischer, Katherine O’Hearn, Pamela Brown, Beverly Kirk, Wendell Goler, Glenn Kessler, Susan Page, Michael Crowley, Claudia Milne, Kelly Dinardo, Bruce Becker, Michael Rogers, Paul Schur, Diana West, Eric Nuzum, Bill Adair, Jonathan Ward, Jennifer Sergent, Jeffrey Goldberg, Ken Silverstein, Dana Milbank, Mark Murray, Katherine Lewis, Joe Mathieu, Chrystia Freeland, Sam Youngman, Christopher Dorobek, Greg Mitchell, Candy Crowley, Steve Chaggaris, James Pindell, Linda Kramer, Reid Wilson, Jay Newton-Small, Dan Steinberg Susan Ferrechio, Matt Labash, Gene Weingarten, Ron Allen, Kimberly Dozier, Perry Bacon, Jim Mills, Erin Hartigan)

Also, drop us a line to let us know who else you’d like FishbowlDC to interview. They must work in the Washington area and you must include their email address.


Who is your favorite active journalist? Dave Sheinin.

What did you have for breakfast? A bowl of excellence.

What one toiletry item could you not live without? Does anyone not say toothbrush?

If you could have one superpower, which one would it be? The ability to see into the future, purely to find out what’s going to happen on “Lost.”

Red or white wine? Boxed?

PG-13 or R? PG-13, because I can usually get in without being carded. Sigh.

Lincoln, Jefferson or Washington Memorial? Lincoln, but it’s been a while. Who’s Lincoln again?

Leg or breast (chicken, of course) I don’t discriminate.

Friday night or Saturday night? I work on Fridays and Saturdays. How about Sunday or Monday?

“Wedding Crashers” or “Old School” You can’t go wrong with either, unless you hate things that are hilarious.

The Palm or Cafe Milano? The Palm — Try the Shrimp Bruno.

Yankees or Red Sox? So, so wrong.

Jenna or Barbara? Shouldn’t the question be “Mary-Kate or Ashley?” I’ll go with the blonde one, to both.

McSteamy or McDreamy? Shouldn’t the question be “McJack or McSawyer?” I’ll go with Sawyer.

Leno or Letterman? Van Pelt?

Stewart or Colbert? Obama-Colbert:The real dream ticket.

Boxers or briefs? Boxer-briefs?

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