Quotes of the Day — The Gratitude Edition
Happy Thanksgiving fishies. We’ve gathered some of our favorites this morning for your reading pleasure. We’ll see you back here next week unless WaPo‘s Ezra Klein grows a mustache, Politico‘s Ben White gets in another fight with a hotel desk clerk, Mother Jones Washington Bureau Chief David Corn goes bald or something else unseemly happens.
Elderly woman grabs journo’s thigh
Important Question to Ponder: “In the age of smartphones, why are there still people yelling out their cars windows asking me for directions?” — TWT‘s Emily Miller.
Ode to ex-boyfriends
“Dear all ex-boyfriends: WHY COULDN’T YOU FUCKING TURDS BE HERE GETTING KILLED BY STRAY CRANES RIGHT NOW.” — Daskrap.com‘s Moe Tkacik.
Important Question to Ponder II: “Pundit friends is it kosher to ask TV chauffeurs to roll down the windows & blast biggie smalls on their way to TV hits?” — InTheseTimes labor journo Mike Elk in an Al Jazeera ordered Lincoln Town Car.
Bureau Chief defends Christmas
“I get it’s hip to hate on Christmas. but that’s like hating grandmas. I mean, grandma has some crazy ass ideas, but she’s STILL GRANDMA.” — BuzzFeed Bureau Chief John Stanton.
A journo’s dark thoughts: He wants to scare the presidential pardoned turkey
“Shouldn’t the president maintain at least a little suspense with the turkey pardon and enter the room with a large knife or neck wringer?” — WSJ‘s Neil King. Nice idea, Neil!
Fake Jim V. weighs in on military sex scandal
Necessary Tweet of the Day: Pre-Thanksgiving fatness
“Put on my suit and saw how ungodly fat I’ve gotten. Took a Xanax so now I don’t care so much.” — MetroWeekly co-publisher Sean Bugg.
How to Make it All About Me… See if you can guess who is being all self-centered right before Thanksgiving. Plus, a convo between two journos…
How to Make it All About Me?: “So it turns out the shirtless FBI agent is in my book, “Threat Matrix,” p. 250, for his work on the Millennium Plot.” — Washingtonian Editor Garrett Graff, who then performs the douchey move of linking to his book on Amazon.
An editor’s strange philosophy…
“New law: all crazy people & most right wingers wld disappear if only TPM wld stop writing abt them #cocoonlogic.” — Talking Points Memo Editor and Founder Josh Marshall.
A Convo Between Two Journos
HuffPost‘s Eliot Nelson: “If I don’t complain about Amtrak’s wifi, will my train still arrive?” HuffPost‘s Sam Stein: “From my experience, yes. still complaining=therapeutic.”