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Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers

Thought of the morning: If we get one more cutesy-vile Shoppybag message from journos around town we’re going to scream. Apparently it’s involuntary and hopefully we’re not sending them out too. Anyone else getting bombarded? Write us at

Primped and ready

“Got his hair did…but resisted the bi-weekly McD ritual for something healthier. Not that you asked. :-) ” — WaPo‘s Jonathan Capehart in a Monday Facebook update. Above is the cartoon that has appeared on the scribe’s Facebook page.

Brazile’s bluntness about cash for nudity

“Just went through the TSA full body screen. Told them if they wanted to see me buck naked, someone needs to pay. I am from New Orleans!” — Democratic pundit and CNN Contributor Donna Brazile in a Monday tweet.

Sudden awareness that AT&T’s iPhone fails miserably

“Fucking iPhone fucking iPhone. WHY ARE YOU SO GOOD AT EVERYTHING BUT BEING A PHONE? That’s, like, the FIRST THINGS CELL PHONES DID.” — GQ‘s Ana Marie Cox in a Monday rant on Twitter. All caps is always such a soothing read.

Politico‘s Tau: a self-deprecating sloppy seconds?

“A reply to @benpolitico‘s automated reply message to forward things to me: ‘Fine, I’ll get coffee with fucking byron tau!!’” — Politico‘s Byron Tau, assistant to blogger colleague Ben Smith, in a Monday tweet.

Dusk envy

“@politico would be proud — I’m winning the dusk!” — C-SPAN Communications Director Howard Mortman in a Monday tweet. He was joking. The inspiration came from a tweet he saw online last month.

Weird assignment

“About to go on @TBDTV to talk about the great abundance of (prop) severed heads in local theater productions this fall.” — TBD Theater reporter Maura Judkis in a Monday tweet.

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