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Racy thoughts from WaPo‘s ME

“Rock stars get room keys. I get business cards.” — WaPo Managing Editor Raju Narisetti.

HuffPost‘s Sam Stein attempts bribery

“Free drinks to anyone who rt’s my story huff.to/w1ZJoM #anewtactic” — HuffPost‘s Sam Stein in a funny reaction to James O’Keefe‘s absurd charge that he boozes up his sources to get stories. Read more about the Stein ordeal here on Mediaite. Also read their interview with O’Keefe by White House Correspondent Tommy Christopher.

A question we should all ponder…“How long do lights on Twinkle Toe Princess shoes last? Got pairs for our 8 & 4 yr old today. Already close to desperation.” — NPR’s Scott Simon.

TV reporter to Mr. Conductor: Leave me alone!

“Not only is @Amtrak overcrowded and overpriced the customer service is awful! Mr. Conductor don’t take your bad day out on me.” — NBC Washington’s  John Schriffen.

TV cameraman scares crap out of radio reporter

“Just had the S scared out of me, bumping into @newmediajim outside Starbucks when he cheerfully shouted ‘Neal!’ Always good to see him, tho.” — WTOP’s Neal Augenstein in a recent tweet. He’s referring to NBC News cameraman Jim Long.

TMZ’s Harvey Levin: A Visionary?

A note was slipped to me by a stranger during TMZ founder Harvey Levin’s speech at the National Press Club on Monday. It read, “I’ve been a member here for almost 25 years. Heard Pres. candidiates, CEO’s of largest corporations, cabinet secretaries. He is far and away the best speaker we’ve heard at the NPC. Relevant; speaking/not reading; Visionary.” Among other things, Levin said Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.), with whom he had dinner some months ago, would thank him for putting him and his abs on TMZ. He said the NYT has figured out the web better than most; he remarked that LAT has a “good” website with issues. Levin stressed the need to “reinvent” and “evolve.” He said, “Newspapers don’t need to fold — they need to reinvent themselves. …There’s this holy grail, that we must preserve newspapers. Why?” He calls the rush to publish web stories a “cop out,” saying, “the web doesn’t force you to publish before you’re ready to publish. You still decide when to pull the trigger.”

Favorite lines from WaPo Monica Hess‘s story on Dangerous Instincts by a former FBI profiler and serial killer expert: “Reading the book is likely to do one of two things. If you tend to be lackadaisical about things such as door-locking, then the book will introduce you to the deadbolt. If you’re already vigilant, then it will make you purchase a Navy SEAL dog with bionic teeth.” If you don’t care about sleeping, read the full story here.

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Snapshot: Jazz Night Reels in Socialite Journos

NBC 4′s John Schriffen with his sister GWU Law’s Lara Schriffen and One Lounge Co-owner Seth McClelland. Photo credit: Dave Phillipich

Last night, Dupont Circle’s One Lounge featured The Pete Muldoon Band to kick off their first jazz night. Owners Seth McClelland and Niko Papademetriou enjoyed the evening with notable friends of the restaurant including Schriffen, KStreetKate’s Kate Michael, Washington Life Magazine’s Michael Clements and his wife Anchyi Wei and Luxxery Medical Spa’s Hiba Hakki among others.

Journos Eat Lobster

Capitol File‘s Kate Bennett, husband, Cab, and their daughter.

A smattering of journos showed up to Tackle Box last night at its new Cleveland Park location. They offered a sampling off the newly expanded seafood menu.

Local VIPs such as Carlos Gray (Mayor Vincent Gray‘s son), WUSA 9′s Andrea Roane, NBC 4′s John Schriffen, Capitol File Magazine Editor-In-Chief Kate Bennett, KStreetKate’s Kate Michael and Luxxery Med Spa Celebrity Plastic Surgeon Dr. Ayman Hakki made a toast to owner Jonathan Umbel‘s second seafood shack.

Others in the crowd: David Bass, President and CEO of Raptor Strategies, his wife, and former Washington Examiner gossip columnist Karen Feld and, as one guest put it, her “overly medicated dog.”