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Morning Chatter

Happy Birthday to The Onion!

“There’s always a slight manic terror of running out of jokes.” — Mike McAvoy, President of The Onion on NPR this morning, when asked what they’d be writing about decades from now.  The Onion turns 25 today.

Important Q to Ponder: “But why were no GOP leaders represented today at the #MarchonWashington50? I don’t understand.” — Actress and activist Mia Farrow. And an endorsement: “Best coverage today from @cspan”

Grammar thoughts…

“It’s the quite/rather thing that always trips me up. Quite=sort of. Rather=very. So counterintuitive.” — NPR White House Correspondent Ari Shapiro.

Politico Playbook Publish Time: 8:34 a.m.

Journo leaves car keys with Secret Service

“What better way to end your work day then to discover that you left your car keys at a @SecretService checkpoint at 6 o’clock this morning?” — NBC Washington cameraman Jim Long.

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