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NOTHING SHORT OF WEINERLICIOUS: “Weiner draws crowd at 72nd and Broadway.” And this: “It’s just a couple of dick pics’ Weiner intern tells voter at UWS subway stop who won’t sign candidates petition.” NYT political reporter Michael Barbaro.

Aspen airport employees know their travelers

“Mix of sympathy & shame for Aspen airport employees who are good natured enough to ask, over and over, if we had any good ‘ideas’ while here.” — Sommer Mathis, Editor, The Atlantic Cities, while traveling to Aspen for the annual ideas festival.

Journo Love

WAPO‘s NIA MALIKA HENDERSON: “@AprilDRyan Great coverage girl!”

American Urban Radio Networks’ APRIL RYAN: “@niawapo thanks girl”

Complaining while working

“14 tabs open at 5:45. This is crap.” — Lisa Rowan, vintage blogger.

Journo finds herself in Metro hell

“Dupont escalator just stopped while I was on it. Collective groan from everyone there. I hate Metro.” — CQ Roll Call’s Emily Cahn.

The Observer 

“Egypt’s ‘General Sisi’ has a very bad name for a general.” — WaPo‘s Gene Weingarten.

Important Q to Ponder: “Is there a word for always buying new clothes that have stains on them?” — NYT Communications Associate Jordan Cohen.

Non-Convo Between Two Journos

This morning’s conversation is between HuffPost’s Sam Stein and FNC media critic Richard Grenell.

STEIN: “IRS investigation didn’t focus on Tea Party themselves, it focused on their specific BOLO section.”

GRENELL: “Liberal journalist spin.”

GRENELL: “Shorter Sam: the IRS only harassed conservatives?!?”

STEIN: “The temptation to respond to @RichardGrenell’s twitter bait is great. But I must resist.”

Think you’re having a bad day? “Baltimore police say a man shot his wife and another woman left bound in a bedroom chewed through ropes to escape.” — ABC7 news alert.

Belated Happy Birthday Shout-Out to… WaPo writer and MSNBC Contributor Jonathan Capehart. Malika Henderson refers to him as the “most well-dressed human being in all of DC.”

Photoshop expertise by Austin Price.

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Quotes of the Day

SO FORGET ABOUT INTERVIEWING BOB WOODWARD? “I’ve never really understood the people who get a nasty phone call and get on TV and talk about it. It’s part of the job. You do a story that they don’t like, you’re going to get yelled at, you listen to them or you yell back and then you move on.” — CNN’s Jake Tapper, whose show, “The Lead,” debuts today at 4 p.m.

Journalist encounters swarm of ladybugs

“I like/admire ladybugs, but why do I suddenly have 500 of them swarming inside one of my windows? One use for a leafblower: shoo ‘em out.” — The Atlantic‘s James Fallows.

Liberal profanity at CPAC

“CPAC 2013 Unfiltered: ‘what a piece of shit’; ‘he’s a douche’; ‘she can blow me’; ‘no fucking way’ #liberaluseofprofanity” — Roll Call HOH writer Warren Rojas.

Journo watchdog complains about CPAC shuttle

“How many people have been stranded by the horrid CPAC 2013 shuttle service? Must have been set up by a liberal.” — Accuracy in Media’s Don Irvine.

Martin strikes out at Levin over Lil Wayne

“I see TMZ’s Harvey Levin deleted his tweet saying Lil Wayne was being given his ‘last rites.’ Talk about poor sourcing. Unbelievable!” — CNN and Washington Watch’s Roland Martin.

 

And a WaPo Express columnist defends TMZ

“Anyways, I hope Wayne is fine, obviously. But acting like TMZ doesn’t break news with regularity is pretty illogical.” — WaPo ExpressClinton Yates.

The Observer

“Interesting what the CPAC pols are getting defensive about: being crazy, being bigoted, being out of touch. Too close to home?” — Marketing writer Deborah Brody.

Oversharing Sherri

“Was so excited to get a great bra fit from Molly Hopkins & Cynthia Richards of @DoubleDivasTV that I went & ordered 6 bras 38Fheaven” — ABC “The View’s” Sherri Shepherd.

News after our own hearts

“Good news: Fish populations in the U.S. have been rebounding since 1996.” — WaPo‘s Brad Plumer with a link to this story.

“Just got news that my brother-in-law changed his name to Goldfish. GOLDFISH.” — @mastodfow.

Important Q to Ponder: “OK all you Rhodes scholars, I get it. I misspelled CYPRUS. Should I gouge out my eyeballs?” — Politico‘s Ben WhitePlease, Ben, no. This is disturbing.

And speaking of gouged eyeballs… “Actual thing said at Saturday night party: ‘That was so kind of you to like my picture on Facebook.’ – Politico‘s Patrick Gavin.

High hopes

“Reactions to learning of tonight’s dinner plans: 1. I should wear some real clothes. 2. I should comb my hair.” — Vintage blogger Lisa Rowan.

 

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Quotes of the Day

How Do I Make it About Me?

(Washington culture at its finest: To make it even more about you, Politico‘s Mike Allen is calling for readers to share their Koch experiences with him. He writes, HOW’D HE DO? If you had a personal encounter with Mayor Koch that illuminates his life and style, please send it to mallen@politico.com, and we’ll share it tomorrow.)

Premeditated critique

“The Jeff Toobin piece on why sex with underage Dominican prostitutes doesn’t matter practically writes itself, no?” — Daily Caller columnist Mickey Kaus on CNN Legal Analyst Jeffrey Tubin.

The Smart Ass

“Umm, pretty thoroughly?” — Politico‘s John Bresnahan in response to this question from Gerrit Lansing, Digital Director of the NRCC: “How would Politico cover getting hacked by Chinese hackers?”

One of life’s little f–k you’s

“You know that thing where you block someone because they’re just negative and miserable but they show up in your timeline anyway? That.” — Joy Reid, writer for the Miami Herald, MSNBC Contributor, managing editor for theGrio.com.

Birthday wishes for deceased Editor

“Happy birthday @AndrewBreitbart. Miss you, buddy.” — Ellen Carmichael, Capitol Hill flack and former campaign spokeswoman for Herman Cain.

Politico Playbook publish time: 9:15 a.m.

Coincidence?

“BuzzFeed starts looking for a business editor, and then [Ben White] @morningmoneyben gets signed to a 2-yr contract at Politico.” — The Guardian‘s Heidi Moore, who links to this story in Business Insider.

Journo contemplates unusual eating binge. See our newly elected FishbowlDC Fan Club Board.

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Morning Chatter

Quotes of the Day

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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Morning Chatter

Quotes of the Day

“Gotta be 65 degrees on a terrific autumn night” — FNC’s Chief White House Correspondent Ed Henry.

Anticipatory Storm Complaints

“Approaching big storm prep: batteries, check. Canned food, check. Emergency generators, check. Full-page apology ad from Pepco, check.” — C-SPAN Communications Director Howard Mortman.

“.@PepcoConnect Let’s just say that your track record as regards restoring our power is somewhere between abysmal and catastrophic.” — Yahoo! News‘s Olivier Knox.

“@OKnox Why doesn’t PEPCO just shut off our power now and get it over with?” — NYT‘s Jonathan Weisman.

“My boyfriend: Buying all the toilet paper from the grocery store before everyone else gets there. #BePrepared” — Lisa Rowan, vintage blogger.

Compliment or Insult: Who really knows?

“Your always-perfect hair reeks of pure #journalism,” a follower writes in to FNC’s Bret Baier, who, of course, responds, saying, “Good to know -thanks- I’ll try to keep it together.”

Ana Marie Cox “endorses” Obama

“It’s true: I have chosen to endorse Obama because I’m proud to have someone of the *human* race as President. So there.” — The Guardian‘s Ana Marie Cox. Does a pundit do endorsements? Do they really need to? Pretty sure we already new the progressive Cox was for Obama.

Journo Love

“Go @AprilDRyan! She’s interviewing Obama tomorrow at 5:40 p.m. in Oval Office. First member of WH press corps to do so in months.” — Politico‘s Jennifer Epstein on American Urban Radio White House Correspondent April Ryan.

Breitbart.com Editor needles BuzzFeed Political Editor

“Source tells me @BuzzFeedBen‘s BuzzFeed Politics is something of a laughingstock. Actually, herds of sources tell me this.” — Breitbart.com‘s John Nolte, still smarting from BuzzFeed‘s McKay Coppins story on internal Breitbart.com matters.

Overheard…

“Overheard on the Romney press bus: ‘I think Meat Loaf is two words.’ ‘Yes, it is two words.’ — NPR’s Ari Shapiro.

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The FishbowlDC Interview With Vintage Fashion Blogger and Olympic Sangria Drinker Lisa Rowan

Say hello to Lisa Rowan, a fashion blogger for Goodwill of Greater Washington and an online communications consultant. She contributes to the Goodwill’s fashion blog and represents the organization at events and workshops. She also writes about vintage and consignment clothing for Quarterlife202.com. Rowan formerly worked as a Community Host for TBD, but as Robert Allbritton‘s Titanic began to sink, she was laid off in March. She earned a B.A. in history from the University of Maryland and is expected to earn an M.A. in Arts and Liberal Studies from Georgetown in December, 2013. Rowan was kind enough to photograph her favorite item of clothing. She wrote in late one night to say, “I’m back and full of sangria! 1. Dress photo attached. I didn’t even Instagram it, but I did do my best to make the sparkles stand out. It’s tough when all your walls are yellow or ivory. Maybe you can run it through Blingee? 2. Resume attached for your reference. It’s pretty boring. 3. [Re: TBD] I got laid off when everyone else did. I left in mid-March, about halfway through the marathon of last-day ‘happy’ hours. (We called them ‘sad hours.’)” Follow Rowan’s unique, self-deprecating wit on Twitter at @Lisatella. As for her photograph, she says: “Please note that I don’t actually have jaundice and that one of my weak points is naming image files.”

If you were a carbonated beverage, which would you be? Champagne.

How often do you Google yourself? With Google Alerts, self-Googling comes to you!

What’s the worst thing you’ve ever said to an editor/boss (or vice versa)? “My dad gave me the same advice.”

Who is your favorite working journalist and why? Elizabeth Holmes, style reporter at the Wall Street Journal. She can embrace the fun side of her beat, but has her thumb on related economic issues, too.

Do you have a favorite word? I like a lot of words. Playing favorites would be unfair.

Who would you rather have dinner with – CNN’s Anderson Cooper or ABC’s Katie Couric or Dr. Phil. Tell us why. Anderson Cooper would be the sassiest. And he sounds like a picky eater, which would make me look like a culinary adventurer in comparison.

The Earth’s human population is dying out and you must save it. You will spend a romantic evening with either Gabby Sidibe (“Precious” etc..) or Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas). Who will it be? (Neither is not an option.) Gabby Sidibe. Hollywood!

What swear word do you use most often? Fucking.

You’ve just been told the big news: You get to have your own Sunday morning talk show. Who will be on your roundtable? (Pick four journalists or pundits types.) Ann Curry, Brian Williams, Amanda Hess, The Rev. Al Sharpton. I think Amanda and Al would get along great.

On a serious note for a moment, if you could have dinner with a person who has died, who would it be? Peter Jennings.

Who is your favorite Boybander and why? (Ezzy, Hazy, Weigel, Attackerman, Beutler) Are these not those boys from One Direction?

When you pig out what do you eat? Cookies. So many cookies.

What is your absolute favorite item of clothing in your closet? We want the fabric, the brand, the store and the price if possible. If it’s a certain kind of underwear we don’t want to know about it. On one of my last vintage buying trips to an undisclosed location, I found a slinky evening dress by Palm Beach designer Ann Herwig that’s from some time in the early 1960s. It’s got a scoop neck, an open back, and ivory sequins from shoulder to toe. I bought it for $60, had the zipper repaired, and kept it for myself. God only knows when it will ever make it out of the closet.

Pick one: Mad Men, Scandal or True Blood. Mad Men.

Have you ever had a tarot card reading? No.

Have you ever had a near-death experience? I have felt like death on a number of occasions, but have never actually approached it.

Ever been arrested? No.

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Afternoon Chatter

Quotes of the Day

TIPS FROM THE POOL…INTO THE DEEP END

“Note from earlier: On the way to tonight’s fundraiser, the press van spotted a New Yorker giving the motorcade his middle finger. Unclear whether it was for the president, the press, the traffic jam or something else entirely.” — Politico‘s Jennifer Epstein in a Monday night Pool Report.

Politico reporter disses The Donald and O’Reilly

Donald Trump sitting next to Bill O’Reilly at #yankees game. People sitting close to them: I’m so sorry.” – Politico‘s Morning Money dude Ben White. So much for Politico reporters ever mending ties with Fox News, who doesn’t generally deem them worthy of being on their shows.

Blogger wonders about showering

“I’m not sure if I should shower tonight or tomorrow morning at 4:30. I have fear of stubborn bedhead at that hour. #tvappearancewoes” — Lisa Rowan, Vintage blogger and social media consultant.

Inside info…

“LaTourette had complained so loudly about GOP highway bill that Boehner told him ‘Quit being an asshole’ and talk to comm. chairman.” — The Hill‘s Russell Berman on the retirement announcement of Steve LaTourette (R-Ohio).

Compassion is…

“Ugh…poor Jim Acosta of CNN..his luggage is missing…not loaded in Tel Aviv? Stuck in the charter plane some place?” — FNC’s Greta Van Susteren.

A note to Puffington Host: This is your new name until you can get ours right. It’s not “FishBowl DC.” According to most modern dictionaries, fishbowl (that clear thing that fish swim around in) can be written as such or “fish bowl.” But since it’s our name, we’ve chosen the former and then you add on the DC — and voila! — you have our name, FishbowlDC. Even under the most straining of circumstances it’s never written “FishBowl” with a weird capitalized “B.” Immature of us? Of course. But why can’t you get our name right Puffers?

Eddie Scarry contributed to this report.

Morning Chatter

Quotes of the Day

Press Secretaries and other SPOX: You’ve been warned.

“Seriously people, this is comms 101. if i come to you asking to talk to you or your boss, ONE OF YOU is showing up in my story. Regardless.” — Buzzfeed Washington Bureau Chief John Stanton.

Headline irony alert: “What’s in a name? John Martini charged with DUI, hitting Ocean City officer with a car.” — ABC7. Read story here.

Blogger praises bank for catching ass

“To the ass that swiped my debit card number and went to Foot Locker, you can thank @WellsFargo for finding you so quickly. I sure am.” — Vintage blogger and social media consultant Lisa Rowan.

We hope you’re okay Neda!

“Today.. Today I received an email from January 1904, which leaves me with more questions about 1904 then I’ve ever had before.” — Roll Call HOH’s Neda Semnani, who has clearly been transported back in some sort of strange time capsule.

Journo laments obscenely costly beer

“Concessions are open and selling beer at #FreePAC. You know what’s not fiscally conservative? An $8.50 Bud Light.” — Politico‘s Dave Catanese.

Sighting: Buzzfeed‘s Chris Geidner at the newly remodeled Starbucks in Dupont Circle chatting away on his cell phone. The party on the other line seemed to be unfamiliar with Buzzfeed as Geidner had to repeatedly state the name of the publication and spell it out. (For next time,  we suggest these associations: B as in boy, u as in umbrella, z as in zesty, z as in zesty, f as in f%@k, e as in effervescent, e as in effervescent, d as in dingbat.)

Eddie Scarry contributed to this report.

Morning Chatter

Quotes of the Day

“He had a total meltdown about the title.” — MSNBC Contributor and Daily Beast Columnist Meghan McCain on NBC’s Tonight Show with Jay Leno last night regarding her new book, America, You Sexy Bitch. She was discussing what her father, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), thinks about her book.


The world is going to s#!t.

“The DMV never fails to remind me what incompetent fecal heads govt bureaucrats are.” — Conservative radio host Jason Mattera, formerly with Human Events, talking in the same vein as WaPo‘s Gene Weingarten, Exec. V.P. of the FishbowlDC Fan Club.

White House journo recalls memory amid Bryson car crashes

“Re: Bryson. Car crashes can really unhinge people. Once covered a powerful college prez reduced to blubbering mass after fender bender.” — Politico‘s Glenn Thursh.

Producer adds acai berry to diet

“I’m adding this no calorie/no sugar acai berry flavor to my water. It’s delicious. But deceptively so. End conclusion = cannot be good for me.” — C-SPAN Producer Lauren Torlone.

Anonymous writes in…

“Women won’t watch Eliot Spitzer.  Men won’t watch Joy Behar.  Well done, Current TV!”

Fashion blogger scolds printer in early morning tirade

“Printer, don’t even try to tell me ink is low right now.” — Lisa Rowan, a vintage clothing writer who writes Quarter Life. Time check: Just after midnight.

Deep Thoughts With…

“Biggest mystery to me will always be why some people choose to be such bonafide jerks.” — Social Media Editor at NBC Washington Cheryl Thomspon.

Watch out.

“I’m excited to announce that I’ll be joining @Twitter as the new Creative Content Manager for Journalism! About to rock your #hashtags.” — Mark Luckie.

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QUOTES of the DAY

The BEST Person in the WOOORLD is BACK! Ex-MSNBCer Keith Olbermann debuted on Current TV last night. It’s apparently the ex-MSNBCer club. When he can’t make it in, David Shuster will.

Journo got V-curious

“Just had to Google ‘vajazzling.’ Kinda wish I hadn’t. #mustbegettingold” — The Daily Telegraph‘s Toby Harnden in a Monday tweet.

Bio of the Day

Journalist: Politico‘s Molly Ball. Twitter handle: @mollyesque Part of bio that intrigued us: “Molly’s accomplishments include being awarded the Knight-Wallace journalism fellowship at the University of Michigan and winning $100,000 on ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.’”

The Daily Show’s Weiner segment name from Monday night: The Schlong Goodbye; Underneath his photograph: “Weiner Resigns, Unhappy Ending”

Scandal Surprise

“A good Queens law firm: Weiner, Lee, Massa, Spitzer and Fosella.” — NJ Managing Editor Terence Samuel in a June 6 tweet. Yes, late, but we think still worthy of a mention.

Angry Sports Talk

“What the fucking shit is happening in Boston? A ten-run 7th??” — Wired.com‘s Spencer Ackerman in a Monday night tweet.

Blogger tries headstand

“Yoga teacher made us attempt headstand tonight. There are so many words to describe how poorly that went.” — Vintage thrift blogger Lisa Rowan in a Monday tweet. Correction: Previously I called her a “conservative” blogger. That was incorrect. She writes a site called www.quarterlife202.com. My apologies for any harm or heartache that may have caused.

A picture of Sen. Rand Paul (R-Really?), a.k.a the D.C. tourist, is worth at least 1000 words: Visit here.

 

 

 

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