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Quotes of the Day


Journo shares his squid: “This is the best crispy squid/calamari I’ve ever had.” — WaPo designer Tim Wong.

Late-night *&^%$# WH Pool Report

“Your pooler is delighted to report that the arrival was entirely uneventful. After a nighttime approach that reminded your pooler just how *&^%$# privileged he is to have this job, Marine One touched down on the South Lawn at about 9:04 pm Clustered journos got a quick wave as President Obama walked into the residence, trailed by the usual gang (Carney, Plouffe, etc)… (‘*&^%$#’ is pronounced ‘golldurn’)” — Yahoo! NewsOlivier Knox.

No fruit for Zeke?

“I just don’t understand, Zeke Miller, next to me on the plane says ‘I don’t eat fruit.’ But it’s so delicious.” — Politico‘s Ginger Gibson on Buzzfeed‘s Zeke Miller.

From the Dept. of Insanity

“Let’s face it. We’re all a little bored with the Olympics. So at 1015 tonight switch over to Fox News & see me on @gretawire’s show.” — Bloomberg TV Contributor Neil Barofsky, whose name on account of this tweet should be Barfsky.

Skittle overload

“I have that feeling I’ve eaten too many Skittles on a long car trip — about this campaign.” — NYT‘s Mark Leibovich.

Newsflash: GOP Victory Chair and possible Lt. Gov candidate Pete Snyder is officially a Fox Contributor as of this week. He says  ”I feel like I just got drafted by the New York Yankees.”

Travel encounters…

“Child in line won’t stop staring. Maybe she’s blinded by my beauty. Maybe she’s terrified by the job I did putting on mascara in the dark.” — Erica Elliott, Comm Director for House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.).

Journo marvels over new cab

“Just hopped in a cab, and it is literally brand new. I’m his first ride. What are the odds? Not used to good non-Uber forms of DC transport.” — Politico apparently very high James Hohmann.

Ahh…memories

“Last party at an aquarium I attended ended when an employee micturated on the penguins #tampa” — NJ‘s Jim O’Sullivan. The definition of micturate is: urinate.

Obama makes sock joke to press

“As press looked on, Pres Obama mock-boasted ‘No holes the my socks. My grandmother would be proud.’” — CBS White House radio reporter Mark Knoller. AFP‘s Stephen Collinson further explains the moment in a White House Pool Report: “When he was done, he stopped to get his shoes and sat down on the edge of the mat right in front of the pool to put his shoes on in a rather unusual photo op. CBS’s Peter Maer commented  ‘very presidential Sir.’” And Obama responded above.

 

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Fun at Work 101: Drinking Games, Chugging Contests and Office Bonding

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Forget awkward birthday parties in the conference room where co-workers stand around twiddling thumbs, wondering who’s going to cut the sheet cake and how fast everyone can bolt.

New Media Strategies, an Arlington, Va.-based social media marketing firm, has a remedy to that: An annual Flip Cup tourney. This past Friday afternoon, the event was held with 10 teams participating. About 60 people played. Chugging contests ensued. No barfing reportedly occurred.

According to a source in a key post, “The guys get very into it. Lots of horsetrading.” Team names were creative. Among them, “Will Work for Beer”, “Jackasses”, “Step Cup 3D”, “Flip Off” and CEO Pete Snyder‘s team: “Empire Strikes Back.”

The winners were “MFC” (stands for Mike’s Fan Club), a young group who beat the Jackasses. The win required the team to clobber the Jackasses twice in the final round with chug offs throughout. The evening ended in a game of Flip Cup survivor.

Before the games began, an e-mail went out that said: “Wear your alma mater’s T-shirt. Flex your flip cup muscles. Relive your glory days. let the trash talking begin!”

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A Drought-Proof Media Job

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Smiles everyone, smiles.

It’s not traditional journalism. But it is a gig that promises not to screw you over with lame buyouts and layoffs.

We hear Arlington, Va.-based New Media Strategies, a social media marketing company, is a good place to be. So good that about 35 of its employees received $100k checks with a blowout rooftop party at the W Saturday. In the past year they’ve hired an additional 40 people, showing the job drought hasn’t affected them much.

The photograph: Who’s the smiling man? It’s NMS CEO and Founder Pete Snyder. Fortune Small Business named him one of the best bosses in America. Washingtonian and Washington Business Journal have named NMS among the best places to work.