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Quotes of the Day

A good omen or bad?

“A brown marmorated stink bug landed on my shirt during today’s Metro ride. Pretty sure that symbolizes something; just not sure what.” — WaPo‘s J. Freedom du Lac in a Wednesday tweet.

Online nastiness at a glance

“Email I just got: ‘You are so damn ugly you would have to be gay.’ Mature.” — HuffPost‘s Amanda Terkel in a Wednesday tweet.

Juiceboxer goes on a field trip

“Excited for my first-ever trip to the Education Department!” — Liberal blogger Matt Yglesias in a Thursday morning tweet. No word on whether this voyage is being chaperoned or whether peanut butter and jelly sandwiches with juice boxes will be provided.

Flying high

“Holy shit I am flying on airbus #goddamnitiknewtherewassomethingsowrongaboutthis.” — Our foul-mouthed Labor reporter Mike Elk in a Wednesday tweet.

Steak: It’s what’s for dinner tonight at Weingarten’s house

“A guy just came to my door and offered to sell me 6 sirloin steaks for $30. What kind of an idiot says yes? (Me.)” — WaPo humor columnist Gene Weingarten in a Wednesday tweet.


White House sarcasm directed at scribes“Carney opens #whbrief with some media criticism. ‘I’m sure you’ll be all over’ new auto standards.” Mediaite‘s Tommy Christopher in a Wednesday tweet.

Funny, you don’t look like POTUS

“And, 41 minutes late, with no POTUS (as the press was eagerly hoping for) in tow, it’s Jay! #whbrief” — Metro Weekly White House Correspondent Chris Geidner in a Wednesday tweet.

Obama mirage

“All the WH photogs are in ‘president is coming to briefing room’ mode. I’m skeptical. We’ll see soon!” — NBC’s Chuck Todd in a Wednesday tweet. To which conservative writer Derek Hunter cracked, “You mean aroused?”

The Adviser

“Attn: Interns: Get out of @LukeRussert’s liveshot!” — NJ‘s Ethan Klapper in a Wednesday tweet.

TV Journo laments closing of hospital

“Sad to see Walter Reed closing after 100 years. Great hospital. I was born there and generations of my family have worked there w/our vets.” — CBS Chief White House Correspondent Norah O’Donnell in a Wednesday tweet.

Unnecessary Tweet of the Day

“Guy behind me in line just called the iPad ‘one of these mobile devices.’ Cute.” — Roll Call feature writer Jessica Estepa in a Wednesday tweet. Sure, “cute.” And unnecessary.

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Fast friends: “Politico got me cornering Harry Reid in the Senate, looking very stern!” reports Human Events Senior Editor Emily Miller in a Facebook update. Politico ran the above picture of her in its Monday print edition.

Gossip journos bring Snooki pickles

“@rileywaggaman almost didn’t make it through security with those pickles!” — Wonkette‘s videographer and Capitol Hill yoga instructor Liz Glover in a Tuesday tweet on her colleague, Riley Waggaman. Glover explained to FishbowlDC, “Riley & I gave them to Snooki at the press conference. Stay tuned for the video.”

Bank on it: A future correction from TBD

“Punxsutawney Phil called for an early spring this morning. If only we could get a guarantee.” — TBD in a Wednesday morning tweet. Uh oh. Sounds like we’re gearing up for an unsurprising future correction from publication that loves corrections. They link to this AP story.

Socialite blogger says it’s ‘friends first’

“I wouldn’t have harmed him. I didn’t have anything too dangerous – actually, not even close – but with me it’s friends first, even in Washington.” — NY Social Diary‘s Carol Joynt in a column this week on quoting friends at parties.

Weingarten wants answers

“What’s with Fareed Zakaria’s face?” — WaPo‘s Gene Weingarten in a Tuesday tweet in reference to the CNN anchor.

Scribe humbled by protocol

“Am I new here? Apparently. Embarrassed to admit that I had to ask a colleague how to address an ambassador.” — WaPo‘s J. Freedom du lac in a Tuesday tweet.

Fashion critic

“Apparently I’ve taken on the sartorial beat for males, but what’s going on with @MittRomney‘s ribbed cream shirt + navy windowpane jacket?” — TPM‘s Erin McPike in a Tuesday tweet.

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Quote(s) of the Day


Obama to press: Stay cool

“Obama tells the press to ‘stay cool out there, hydrate’ — after nice and easy chat with Netanyahu.”
–CBS News Producer Rob Hendin in a Monday tweet.

Blogger Gets Inundated With Russian Women

“I’m suddenly being friended on #Facebook by Russian women. Should I be worried?”–WaPo’s Federal Eye blogger Ed O’Keefe in a tweet Monday.

Weigel Feels Empty Without…

“I don’t like the internet when @benpolitico is on vacation. It’s so… empty.”
–MSNBC Contributor and ex-WaPo blogger Dave Weigel in a Monday tweet. He’s referring to Politico blogger Ben Smith. (It takes a village: Smith is away; colleagues such as Jonathan Martin and Gabriel Beltrone and Alexander Burns are filling in.)

An unusual smell

“It’s gettin kinda new-job-smelly around here.”
==WaPo’s J. Freedom Dulac in a tweet Monday.