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DISTURBING: “Holloween 2012 — I’m a tiger in bed,” — HBO’s Bill Maher. We have to say, former Rep. David Wu (D-OutofHisMind) plays a better tiger.

NOT TOO FAR OFF: “I went as Carmen Miranda for night three of Halloween”InTheseTimes.com labor journo Mike Elk. Miranda was a Portuguese Samba singer and Broadway actress who was popular in the 40s and 50s.

Comedian Lizz Winstead: “I was gonna shove my head up my own ass and go as an undecided voter but I couldn’t find the right shirt.”

Lady goes bananas for Halloween

“Lady just handed out bananas to trick or treaters – wrong on so many many levels.” — Politico‘s Glenn Thrush.

Editor finds wife’s anger at Gov. Christie sexy

“Wife’s so mad at Christie it’s coming out in Spanish. Which I must say is kinda sexy.” — Breitbart.com‘s John Nolte.

Speaking of sexy…

“A lot of hot dads in the neighborhood. #justsaying” — Conservative writer Lisa De Pasquale.

Bret Baier gets compliment on weight

Hollifina writes, “You look like a different person. How did you lose weight? Does Ur family live in Manhattan?” Baier replied, “Wash dc.” What, no thank you to Hollifina?

Journo blasé about TV hit

“On MSNBC 10ish, going blah blah blah.” — The Atlantic‘s Molly Ball.

Journo shaken by neighborhood crime

“So there was a shooting a block from my apartment…circling helicopter, searchlight ablaze, means they haven’t caught the guy, yes?” — The Hill‘s Alexandra Jaffe.

Irritated blogger

“As a new insomniac, I love breaking glasses in the middle of the dark night. On my foot. Curse you, sloppy boys.” — Lisa Rowan, a vintage blogger who writes quarterlife202.com.

Meghan McCain reveals what she was going to be for Halloween and more questions about that Daily Caller hooker video…

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Masked Man: Revealed

Our masked journalists from earlier today is none other than The Week‘s extremely chiseled Marc Ambinder. This is the picture he uses for his personal Twitter account.

Guesses we received included author and ex-Human Events Editor Jason Matterra and FBDC’s Eddie Scarry, ex-TIME scribe Tim Burger and a final, exasperated guess of myself in drag. The correct answer, offered by conservative writer Lisa De Pasquale, who writes, “He’s looking good these days!”

Happy Halloween, Ambinder!

Journalists’ Pets Fed Up With Sandy

A number of Washington area journalists expressed their feelings about Superstorm Sandy last night by venting about animals. Lisa De Pasquale, a conservative writer based in Alexandria, Va., expressed outrage early on in the day. “I can’t believe the local news has to remind people to bring their pets in during the storm,” she wrote on Twitter. “I hate people.”

“OVER IT,” screamed Politico‘s Kate Nocerra in all-caps, posting a picture of her cat (pictured here).

And Bryan Sears, assistant regional editor and Baltimore County government and politics reporter for Patch.com, remarked, “Sam, my Golden, has had enough of Hurricane Sandy.” (Sam is pictured here.)

HuffPost Blog Editor Erin Ruberry, meanwhile, displayed her pet amid the storm. “Kitten + hot chocolate = how to wait out #Frankenstorm #Sandy,” she wrote. (Her kitten is pictured below.)

 

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FALSE EYELASH ALERT: TWT‘s Senior Op-ed columnist Emily Miller tests out fake eyelashes for the first time. She appears pleased with the experience: “The TV makeup artist gave me false eyelashes today. First time in my life!”

Bret Baier takes another Twitter beating

Last week they hated his necktie.  This week FNC anchor Bret Baier reacts kindly to a follower just hating him and his work. Period. Truth3232 writes, “Your a hateful despicable sc#mbag with lies and hatefulness I’m sure your [sic] ashamed.” To which Baier replied, “Thanks for watching.”

Emotional journo

“Come on, Nats! This is when I start eating emotionally. #sweetpotatofries” — RCP‘s Erin McPike.

Female blogger declares her single status

“Just made it official on FB. I’m single and like men. In case there’s any confusion/single men with beach houses who want to ask me out.” — Conservative blogger Lisa De Pasquale.

Wanted: Hairdresser

“DC friends, I’m in desperate need of a haircut. Does anyone have any recommendations for a reasonably priced, skillful hairdresser/stylist?” — WaPo designer Tim Wong. (Calling famed RHOD stylist Paul Wharton: any recs?)

The Observer

“Oh Brooklyn… Woman sends back her orange juice because it’s not fresh-squeezed.” — HuffPost‘s Amanda Terkel.

Journo offers cold, harsh reality

“No one cares what TV show you are on this morning or anything to do with the brain dead presidential race. There is nothing but Jeter.” — Politico‘s Ben White who clearly forgot where he works this weekend amidst a sports binge.

Um, Grover is big?

“Girls displayed to ‘Big Dad’ their ‘campout’–a pile of all books and toys and blankets in center of room. Mom will be so happy or not.” — Americans for Tax Reform Prez Grover Norquist.

WETA seeks funds from 1-year-old

“WETA mailed my 1-year-old daughter a solicitation to become a supporting member. Getting ‘em young, PBS?” — Washington City Paper Editor Mike Madden.

Deep Thoughts With Chris Hayes: “The place where I and lots of others learned to write long — alt weeklies — have been absolutely destroyed.” — MSNBC’s Chris Hayes to BuzzFeed‘s Ben Smith.

Barnicle graces D.C.

“In DC today. Whole town sleepwalking through a baseball nightmare. Nobody paying attention, waiting for Storen to throw strike three.” — MSNBC “Morning Joe” regular Mike Barnicle.

The Heckler

“Michael Hastings on MSNBC? What — he couldn’t find a general to get fired this morning? #MSNBCFail” — The Daily Caller‘s TV writer Jeff Poor on BuzzFeed‘s Michael Hastings.

Convo among broadcast journos

This morning’s conversation is among ABC President Ben Sherman, Senior WH Correspondent Jake Tapper and ABC Senior Political Correspondent Jonathan Karl. Oddly, Tapper’s tweet on the bean incident has disappeared. Strangely Sherwood’s first bean tweet can’t be found, but he has a few subsequent remarks on it. Karl’s tweet remains intact.

SHERWOOD: I put that in the same category as lima beans.

TAPPER: I have studiously refrained from bringing up the shocking lima bean incident in a public venue.

SHERWOOD: Do not snub the butter bean!

KARL: The lima bean revelation was a shocking one.

In other Jake Tapper news… “1 month from today my book THE OUTPOST, comes out. More than 2 years in the making, I’ve never worked harder on any project in my life…1/2″ — Tapper.

 

Boob Expert Shows up to Gutfeld Book Party

Walking into the Breitbart Embassy last night was sort of what one imagines walking into Michael Jackson‘s old home: Stationed in the living room was an ice cream stand with the Good Humor man. Outside was a petting zoo with ducks, bunnies, an alpaca and a tiny horse. And walking around the whole house was Nancy Leonard, an accordionist dressed in traditional Swiss clothing, who prides herself on being able to walk and play music at the same time.

“Do you know what the difference between an accordionist and an entertainer is?” Leonard asked FishbowlDC. “An entertainer can walk and play. Most accordionists have to sit and read the music.”

Leonard is a former breast implant specialist for the FDA. “I helped all kinds of people,” she said. “I helped men, women, transvestites… anybody.”

Also roaming around the zoo was former Sen. Fred Thompson (R-Tenn.).

The Embassy was hosting a party for FNC The Five‘s Greg Gutfeld who has a book coming out next month. Gutfeld’s book, The Joy of Hate, is dedicated to the late Andrew Breitbart. It’s a commentary on the knee-jerk reaction people have to cry foul at anything and everything. Gutfeld said young and old people as well as “people that are not young or old” should read the book.

Party invitations inexplicably featured an old ’90s TV screenshot of Gutfeld from when he worked for Men’s Health. In the photograph, a buff Gutfeld is in a tank top and has a high-top haircut. “How dare you,” he said when we brought it up.

More Gutfeld and pictures…

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“I like it, it’s not true, but it’s all fun.” — MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, who couldn’t stop playing SNL’s impersonator of himself on his program Monday. The impersonator accentuated Matthews’ propensity to interrupt his guests, a behavior which he somehow has no clue that he does.

Bret Baier: Losing weight or sick?

“You are looking slimmer, hopefully you’re just getting healthy and you’re not sick,” a follower wrote in to FNC’s Bret Baier. He replied, “Healthy I think — thanks.”

Bosom Buddies: Gregory is “so right there with” Hayes 

MSNBC’s Chris Hayes: “Officially, fully, totally hooked on Homeland.”

NBC’s David Gregory: “.@chrislhayes I’m so right there with you. Watched season 1 in five days.”

Quote Taken Out of Context

“I like little wieners.” — Conservative blogger Lisa De Pasquale.

Post fight with The Daily Caller‘s Jeff Poor, Politico‘s Ben White attempts to defend his Yankees fandom: “Perhaps my Tweeps can attest to the fact that I’ve been annoying them about the Yankees for quite a long time?”

Fournier admits to being dumb

“Why are you tweeting any of this? Looks dumb?” a follower wrote in to National Journal Editor-in-Chief Ron Fournier. He replied (we hope, sarcastically), “B/c I’m dumb. Why do you ask?”

Uh oh.

“I can barely breathe that is how sick I feel.” — InTheseTimes labor journo Mike Elk.

Whatever, dweeb

“That part of Twitter where reporters from various outlets start attacking each other? I’ll pass. #unfollowMonday.” — Politico‘s Marty Kady.

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.”

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If you want a friend in Washington…Meet Kendall, CNN and RedState’s Erick Erickson‘s new pup. It is uncertain whether he will join the ranks of ABC News’s Jake Tapper‘s cat, Walter, and dog, Winston, with brand new Twitter accounts.

Only in Washington…

“Overheard on street corner: woman lamenting a coworker’s insufficient respect for her knowledge of the Spanish Civil War. #onlyinDC.” — The Hill‘s Niall Stanage.

Journos fall in love with George W all over again

“Laura Bush is rocking a popped collar in her official portrait. #likeaboss.” — TPM Assoc. Editor Sara Libby.

“MAN I LOVE GEORGE W. BUSH” — Wonkette/Salon/Guardian Contributor Jim Newell.

“Got a wink from W during his speech. Before he spoke of unconditional love of his dad” — American Urban Radio White House Correspondent April Ryan.

“Bush looks tan.” — The Guardian‘s Social News Editor Katie Rogers.

“President Bush 43 is on fire with these jokes. Hilarious.” — NBC’s Luke Russert.

“Just fantastic.” — MSNBC.com’s Mike O’Brien.

Forgot how quick W was to tear up…refers to his pop’s ‘unconditionally love’ [sic] and gets weepy.” — ABC News White House Correspondent Jake Tapper.

“Grace all around at WH unveiling of portraits on GWB and Laura Bush.” — CNBC and NYT‘s John Harwood.

Headline that should disturb you: “Man admits to eating roommate’s heart and part of his brain.” More here. (Thank you to blogger Jeff Quinton for alerting us to this. He remarked to FBDC, “Just worried that the dude lives so close to my wife’s brother and his family honestly.” He writes The Quinton Report. )

Journo witnesses jumper

“Well, I saw some poor guy jump off a building, and made a statement to the cops. So today took a different turn.” – Free Beacon‘s Katherine Miller.

The Matchmaker

“Attention ladies – John Edwards is available.” — Townhall and Breitbart.com‘s Derek Hunter.

In other Edwards gets away acquitted reaction…

“Let he who has never betrayed his cancer-stricken wife, fathered a child with a mistress and had his aide take the fall cast the first stone.” — New York Daily News Opinion Editor Josh Greenman.

“He is really deluded here if he thinks he has a political future.” — NBC’s Chuck Todd on this morning’s TODAY show. Todd can never really hide his dripping contempt for Edwards.

“John Edwards managed to do in court what he does best and he was the defendant this time–waste tax payer money.” — TWT‘s Kerry Picket.

Journo watchdog deals with wayward moth

“Moth has camped out at the top of our 20 foot entry ceiling. Wife has closed all the bedroom doors as a precaution.” — Accuracy in Media Chairman Don Irvine.

HuffPost Politics Reporter Laura Bassett has the moving blues: “Moving is like repeatedly stabbing yourself in the eye with a fork.”

Spoken like a true blogger

“I hate meeting new people.”– Lisa De Pasquale, an Alexandria, Va. -based blogger who writes The Lotus Blog.

Peter Ogburn contributed to this report.


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“Do I exfoliate? I’ll punch you for asking me that.” — MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” co-host Willie Geist on becoming “mansome” in a morning documentary on male grooming. Geist said his Germanic roots prevent him from getting unwanted back hair or the dreaded unibrow.


Convo Between Two Journos

Today’s convo is between The Guardian’s Ana Marie Cox and writer Lisa De Pasquale, who lives in Alexandria, Va. and writes The Lotus Blog.

Ana Marie Cox: “Today is the day I bought a pair of white skinny jeans.”

Lisa De Pasquale: “Ana Marie Cox, Congrats. I adore white pants and don’t care if they make me look like I’m on my way to mahjong.”

“BREAKING: Obama appears to be growing a mustache.” — Yahoo! News‘s Chris Moody.

Comforting Thoughts

“My Thursday column topic: dealing w the TSA. Or how I took a pocket knife through 3 airports by accident, until I notified chagrined TSA.” — Dick Hughes, Editorial Page Editor for the Statesman Journal in Salem, Ore.

Current TV’s star, Eliot Spitzer, loses his Twitter virginity with this: “This is Eliot Spitzer – Viewpoint host- Frmr Ag and Gov — hope you will follow national and world events with me over election season ahead.” Sadly, as of 11:02 p.m. he had three tweets, has 120 followers and is follow no one. His handle is @EliotSpitzer.

Loesch morphs into Rachel Ray

“Nothing says ‘sorry’ like a good dog casserole. Just an FYI to Booker.” — Breitbart.com Editor Dana Loesch in reference to Newark Mayor Cory Booker.

President Obama’s Chicago-centric interview

“Media doesn’t get many opportunities to question President. Thankfully we got a question in on how much Obama loves Chicago.” — Heritage Foundation Communications Director Rory Cooper.

President Obama’s Chicago-centric interview

“Media doesn’t get many opportunities to question President. Thankfully we got a question in on how much Obama loves Chicago.” — Heritage Foundation Communications Director Rory Cooper.

Peter Ogburn contributed to this report.

 

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A reporter’s thoughts about August

“Always forget that Washington in August is a mixed bag: Easier to get around but harder to get your calls/emails returned.” — Politico‘s Amie Parnes in a Wednesday tweet.

Publicist returns moldy onion

“On my way back to Whole Foods to exchange the moldy red onion I bought today. I’d prefer one without the mold.” — Publicist Courtney Cohen in a Wednesday tweet.

Blogger wants Coulter’s choker necklace

“.@AnnCoulter wearing a pretty necklace on Willis Report. #WANT” — The Lotus Blogger Lisa de Pasquale in a Wednesday tweet. She later explained it was a choker with large turquoise stones and was “very west coast summer.” Asked if the jewels were large enough to cover Coulter’s throat area, she told me I was the worst kind of person.

Out of context quote

“White cheddar or traditional? Throw in some peanut butter and you’re set.” — John Taylor, Sprint spokesman on public policy.”

Out of context quote II

“Glad you enjoyed that story about me killing somebody over dishes!” — Reason Mag Associate Editor Mike Riggs to Yahoo! News’s Chris Moody.

Ezzy’s Journo-Dilemma

“Was sent a review copy of a book titled “The Man Who Never Died.” But the book makes it pretty clear the man in question did, in fact, die.” — Lead Boyband Singer Ezra Klein in a Wednesday tweet.

Questions we never ponder

“Why does Pepco advertise on television? It’s not like bad marketing will make me stop buying electricity.” — Liberal blogger Matt Yglesias in a Wednesday tweet.

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