QUOTES of the DAY

From National Geographic: The Finnish Embassy

Unusual mid-party announcement

“Don’t take this the wrong way, but it’s time to get naked.” — Beet.tv’s Andy Plesser at the Finnish Embassy Monday night (more on this in a little while in a full write-up…).

Two journos discuss narcissism

“A buddy just made this observation about a mutual friend: ‘I don’t think anyone will ever love me as much as (he) loves himself.’” — AP‘s White House Correspondent Phil Elliott in a Monday tweet. To which WCP Managing Editor Mike Madden retorted to Elliott, “That observation could be about almost ANYONE if you’re talking people in media/politics.” Elliott replied, “Are there other?”

Covering Groundhog Day

“Not sure why covering Groundhog Day in Punxsutawney is one of my favorite @WTOP experiences. Long trip, freezing cold for several hours.” — WTOP reporter Neal Augenstein in a very early Tuesday morning tweet.

Tweeting from Egypt

“Yes, I’m tweeting like Jack Kerouac on Red Bull because I don’t know when can tweet again, thanks to communications crackdown. #Jan25 #Egypt.” — CNN’s Ben Wedeman from Egypt.

Weigel wants to win the evening

“Winning the early evening with Slatesters and adult beverages.” — Slate‘s Dave Weigel in a Monday tweet.