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Mika really let Stein say this?

“I learned that twerking, the dance move created by Thomas Roberts is suddenly controversial.” — HuffPost‘s Sam Stein on the much talked about dance move last night by Miley Cyus at the MTV VMA Awards. A horrified Mika Brzezinksi spent half the show today forbidding talk of the performance while talking about it and appearing disgusted that the show repeatedly aired the video in question.

NPR broaches loaded question

“Good morning everyone. Today’s #SundayConvo is on assisted suicide. A heavy question: If a loved one was suffering, would you help them die?” — NPR‘s Rachel Martin, host, Sunday “Weekend Edition.”

Perino discusses Jasper’s breath

“Yum. Trachea breath.” — FNC “The Five” C0-host Dana Perino.

In her dreams…

“Last night’s dream: @conantnyc and I opened a high-end lamp/lighting store here in DC and the NYT reported it on A1, above the fold WHAT.” — Carol Blymire, a writer and public affairs professional based in Takoma Park, Md.

Journo wants world to relax while he’s on vacation

“Back to my vacation. Don’t get involved in any more stupid wars while I’m gone.” — Spencer Ackerman, U.S. National Security Editor for The Guardian.

Reporter returns from honeymoon

“Back from honeymoon! Starting at @politico today on their new @POLITICOPro #ag team.” — Politico‘s Helena Bottemiller, who was recently married in Bellingham, Washington.

Real HuffPost headline: “Seven Things You Should Never Do in an Airplane Bathroom”

Putting the “boob” in weather

“I remember the 1st time I heard the weather phenomenon ‘haboob.’ I laughed so hard! Today was @IvanCNN’s turn. He’s giggling.” — Hanna Gordola, associate producer of New Day Weekend.

FROM THE ROAD: “With airstrikes on#syria possible Hosting @ThisWeekABC from the banks of the Nile @jonathankarl in DC.” — ABC‘s Martha Raddatz.

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Writer obsesses on garlic, cheese and marshmallows

“Doing the @BPCleanse this week, but aaalllll I can think about is garlic and cheese and steak frites and wine and marshmallows.” — Carol Blymire, a freelancer in Takoma Park, Md.

Involuntary cable news watching

“I promised myself that i wouldn’t watch this Amanda Knox ‘world lead’ on The Lead, but I am.” — BuzzFeed‘s Dorsey Shaw.

Politico Playbook Publish Time: 9:19 a.m. (noticeably late!)

Whoa! What could this be?

“Tomorrow morning we’re sending an email with BIG news about very special event not on our calendar. Sign up.” — Politics & Prose. Sign up here.

Deep Thoughts With Ana Marie Cox

“It’s pretty amazing how often thoughts of impending doom can be staved off by a turkey sandwich.” — The Guardian’s Ana Marie Cox.

Weekly Standard journo narrowly escapes death

“Thinking of tweeting my lunch with Matt Labash. ‘I’ll break your phone.’ #hespissed” — The Weekly Standard‘s Stephen Hayes.

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Bachelor Fallout: “My wife just asked me if I’m ‘here for the right reasons.’ The Bachelor is now starting to affect my marriage.” — NBC TODAY Show host and MSNBC “Morning Joe’s” Willie Geist

Editor has ties to the interloper

“Worked with @TimRosaforte back in the day. Who knew he would become ace White House reporter, scooping on pres golf with WH press shutout.” — NYT‘s Carl Hulse on the writer who scooped and pissed off some members of the White House press corps. this weekend as President Obama went to Florida to golf with Tiger Woods.

Tough choice: Eating cheesecake Vs. urinating

“I would give up cheesecake for life if it meant I never had to pee again.” — Laura Donovan, Associate Culture Editor at PolicyMic and formerly of The Daily Caller.

Deep Thoughts With AP’s Lederman

“I’ve never understood what is so “fun” about the smallest possible size of candy.” — White House reporter Josh Lederman.

Journo says good riddance to Alec Baldwin

“I am so glad 30 Rock is over. Learning that Alec Baldwin is a huge racist would’ve ruined it otherwise.” — Reason magazine’s Mike Riggs.

Russert serves as decoy for athlete

“Perkins signed my ball, then bought me a coke at the bar and used me as an excuse to discontinue convos w women for an hour.” — NBC’s Luke Russert who attended an all-star game and met retired pro-basketball player Sam Perkins. And this reference to his father, Tim Russert: “Pictures of athletes my dad kept in his office: Yogi Berra, Luke Easter, Cookie Gilchrist and Michael Jordan.”

White House scribe feels little sympathy for Jackson Jr.

“Hard to feel sorry for Jesse Jr and his $43k Rolex, King of Pop cape and mink stole. Feel sorry for the hard working constituents he screwed.” — Politico‘s Glenn Thrush.

Journo Hate Mail

“Jamie Weinstein you are the biggest douche-nozzle of your generation. Nicely done creep.” — “mitteatsdicks” — RT by The Daily Caller‘s Jamie Weinstein, who appeared on the HBO’s “Real Time With Bill Maher” panel Friday night.

Politico Playbook Publish Time: 6:55 a.m.

Political, Full House Dreaming…“Last night’s dreams: I had a pug that could talk; my CIA (spy not food) dorm room was broken into, laptop stolen; John Stamos was my brother.” — Carol Blymire, a writer in Takoma Park, Md.

Floridian website crashes

“The website has crashed at the Floridian, where Obama is staying this weekend. POTUS visits tend do that.” — HuffPost‘s Christina Wilkie with accompanying picture.

GASP! A BuzzFeed detractor

“This is what young members of the ruling class do these days: dumb down politics even more.” — Dan Kennedy, Media Nation blogger and journalism instructor at Northeastern University.

Howard Kurtz’ take on what same-sex couples should be called in news stories? Read more

WaPo Brings in Blymire to Recap ‘Top Chef’

Wednesday night, Bravo’s “Top Chef”came back for a brand new season. This year, there will actually be some DC-based chefs competing, so we are watching with particular interest.

While it’s always fun to watch the show, we love getting the snarky breakdown the morning after. This year, WaPo is bringing back Carol Blymire to recap each episode. Blymire has done similar recaps for WaPo and Washingtonian in the past.

We talked to Blymire to get insight on the show and what to expect from her this season… Read more

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“This is how I’m keeping cool.” — NBC Washington’s Angie Goff over the weekend.

Journo encounters threesome

“Just took the dog for a walk in the woods. Happened upon a threesome. Stark naked. Clearly strung out. #dida180 #myeyes #MYEYES” — Takoma Park, Md. writer Carol Blymire.

Daily Caller‘s Michelle Fields as Mother Theresa

“Only in DC does a man walk into the metro with a broken foot and arm and no one offers him their seat.” — Michelle Fields.

Paul Wharton in mourning

“We had the memorial for our loving friend Butch Hopkins today. Just now ‘patched into’ the grief, my heart hurts literally.” — Style expert and TV host Paul Wharton.

Important Q to ponder: “When is the @einsteins finally going to open in Union Station?” — NBC Washington’s Matt Glassman.

Self-appointed media critic

“Anybody know if there’s a network where I can watch two non-subject matter experts debate policy?” — Politico‘s Alexander Burns.

The TV critic

“I mean, the premise of Newsroom is fairly interesting. But did they have to make the primary focus/main character be Sorkin’s scripting?” — C-SPAN Communications Director Howard Mortman.

Russia TV: The go-to network for hard-hitting Joe Williams’ Interviews

“Jesus Christ. Just watched three Euronews packages. Every damn one started with a wideshot of the EU flags. Is creativity that f*ing hard?!” — Russia TV Senior Producer Lucy Kafanov. Um, hey Russia TV, is asking Politico‘s Joe Williams a real, challenging question that f*ing hard?!

Better Left Unsaid

“YES! Got my tweet on #edshow! And got way too excited about it.” — Mediaite White House Correspondent Tommy Christopher.

Interesting co-byline this morning (wink! wink!): Daily Caller‘s Jamie Weinstein and Michelle Fields. Nothing like bonding over Jeremiah Wright.

Peter Ogburn contributed to this report.

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What Politico‘s Mike Allen calls the “best part of opening your door” at Aspen’s swank Hotel Jerome.” He’s attending the Aspen Ideas Festival. See Playbook here.

Important Q to Ponder: “Calling NoVa historians! Is it 1) Tyson’s Corner 2) Tysons Corner or 3) Tysons’ Corner? And who is Tyson(s)?” — Mr. Norah O’Donnell, i.e. Chef Geoff, husband to CBS’ Chief White House Correspondent.

D. Shuster takes to Storm Complaining

“Storm + 72 hours: still no Internet service in NW DC. Hey @Verizon, are you pulling a full PEPCO? Embarrassing. AT&T working fine.” — Current TV’s David Shuster.

Writer gets naked

“It’s Naked Time at Casa Blymire. Thermostat says it’s 85 degrees inside. #thisissooooooomebullshit” — Takoma Park, Md. freelancer Carol Blymire.

Weingarten lashes out at FBDC writer on Twitter

“I mean.  Sure I’m childish.  But, coming from a man with shit next to his name, it hardly stings.” — FBDC’s Peter Ogburn on being called “childish” and “lame” and an “asshole” by WaPo‘s Gene Weingarten. His insults came in after Ogburn wrote a review of his Sunday column on a plastic duck in which he suggested that the Pulitzer-Prize winning Weingarten might need to be placed in a home.

Blogger wants drugs

“Boo, I forgot to ask the dentist for good drugs today. Time to down some Nyquil.” — Conservative activist and blogger Lisa De Pasquale, who writes The Lotus Blog.

HBO’s ‘The Newsroom’ gains another critic

“So why is the pacing on #Newsroom so slow? It feels like each scene has been stretched to fill another few minutes.” — foreign policy reporter Laura Rozen.

Journo proud of NPR performance

“I’m on NPR. I don’t sound like a total moron. Phew!” — Brian Wolly, Digital Editor for Smithsonian.com.

Convo Between Two Media Types

Media Research Center’s Brent Bozell: “Can @andersoncooper give us his expert opinion on teabagging now?” Bozell links to this story about Cooper making a vulgar tea-bagging joke regarding Conservatives on an AC360 program in April. CNN’s Anderson Cooper came out of the closet Monday in a letter to The Daily Beast‘s Andrew Sullivan.

Brad Phillips, a.k.a Mr. Media Training: “Wow what a jerk.”