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Midweek Break Check with Bao Bao

Screen Shot 2014-06-04 at 12.50.00It’s Wednesday and some might consider it the worst day of the week.

Any relaxation obtained over the weekend is far gone, and we’re only halfway through the work week.

So take a break this afternoon and join us in stalking the National Zoo’s Bao Bao!

The not so little one anymore has had a ROUGH day. We’ve been watching her for hours and even seeing her bask in the sun is exhausting me.

So sit back, relax, and click on over to the National Zoo’s Panda Cam, sponsored by the Ford Motor Company Fund.

Apologies to Bao Bao. In our initial post, we referred to her as he, when in fact, he is a she. h/t Huff Post’s Sabrina Siddiqui.

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Late Night Punchiness

jumping-fishAs the impending government shutdown lingered into the wee hours of the morning, bleary-eyed journalists on Twitter began to read things, er, [Sen. Maj. Leader Harry] Reid things, not as they were but as they couldn’t help but see them.

The conversation, which transpired at around 11 p.m. Monday night, is between freelance foreign correspondent Jonathan Krohn and HuffPost political reporter Sabrina Siddiqui.

Jonathan Lee Krohn: “@SabrinaSiddiqui I read Reid’s name spelled as ‘Read’ in your tweet. It did not read well.”

Sabrina Siddiqui: “@JonathanLKrohn I am too tired to type. :(

Jonathan Lee Krohn: “@SabrinaSiddiqui It’s okay. I can reid how tired you are.”

Journo Jukebox: The Sabrina Siddqui Edition

One of the newest features in the Fishbowl is our Journo Jukebox. It’s a chance for you to get to know some of the people who cover Washington a little better. The rules are simple. We ask a subject to turn on their iPod, put it on shuffle and tell us the first 5 songs that play. The game is played using the honor system, so if a deep-cut off an old 98 Degrees album comes up, you have to tell us.

For this installment, we asked HuffPost reporter Sabrina Siddiqui (aka Sabriqui) to play along. She warned us that she had a very eclectic taste in music.

Her 5 songs cover a range of musical styles. Read more

Is Lizzie O’Leary Pregnant?

Journalist Lizzie O’Leary got Twitter all excited on Friday afternoon when she casually tweeted, “Pregnanté.”

Naturally, several people on Twitter assumed this was O’Leary announcing that she was with child. This would have been big news considering that, not long ago, O’Leary spoke to Cosmo about her battle with endometriosis, which puts a damper on baby-making. The congratulatory tweets started coming in. Bloomberg’s Ryan Sutton tweeted, “ZOMG congrats! counting the days until your offspring annihilate(s) the competition on teen jeopardy!” WaPo’s Jim Tankersley responded, “!!!!!! that’s great news.” WSJ’s Victoria McGrane kept up the overuse of exclamations by tweeting, “CONGRATS!!!!!!!!”

So, what’s the problem? Read more

Morning Chatter

Quotes of the Day — Home for the Holidays Edition

HOLIDAY JOKESTER: “My favorite 2012 picture of Steve Buttry.” — Mimi Buttry, wife of Steve Buttry. Buttry is the Digital Transformation Editor at Digital First Media. Nice, fancy title, Buttry!

Blogger goes nuts over bourbon balls

“Soaking nuts in Bourbon before I make Bourbon balls and I’m totally going to eat these nuts aren’t I?” — Laurie White, photographer, writer and blogger.

Roll Call researcher gets on wrong Metro car

“Of course I got on the Metro car with the puddle of barf in it.” — Katie Kovach, international affairs and defense researcher for Roll Call.

Important Question to Ponder: “I can’t believe people are tweeting about politics on Christmas Day. Why aren’t you people drunk struggling with electronics?” — InTheseTimes labor reporter Mike Elk.

“Fuckers”: The new way to say Happy Holidays!

“Happy Holidays to you too, fuckers.” — HuffPost‘s Sabrina Siddiqui to BuzzFeed‘s John Stanton, Politico‘s Kate Nocera and TPM‘s Igor Bobic.

Someone had to say it… “U.S. Senator in Deep ‘Crapo’ After DUI Arrest” — El Sharko blogger of Miami. (The Mormon senator from Idaho, Mike Crapo, got a DUI Sunday night. Nice timing!)

BuzzFeed editor gets weepy over gay weddings

“Watching a bunch of gay wedding videos and slowly getting emotional.” — BuzzFeed senior editor Stacy Lambe.

Uh oh. Scratch the drunken driving jokes

“Drunk driver jokes aren’t funny, folks. Especially if someone you love has been taken from you by one. Not a GOP or Dem. thing.” — Paul Brandus of  WestWingReport.

“People, there is nothing funny about drunk driving. Nothing.” — Politico‘s Ben White.

“Good thing people sending gleeful tweets re Crapo DUI have never needed compassion after some stupid/hypocritical human failing.” — Harold Pollack, University of Chicago professor.

Not a happy ending for this journo

“Merry Christmas to the TSA agent who touched my junk.” — Free Beacon‘s  CJCiaramella.

Editor copes with new holiday traditions

“My Presbyterian brain can’t process my Catholic wife’s family’s tradition of unwrapping presents on Christmas Eve.” — National Journal “The Hotline’s” Editor-in-Chief Reid Wilson.

Peanut Gallery du Jour: “I bet Jesus gets super pissed that his birthday is so close to Christmas.” — FBDC and “Full Court Press” co-host Peter Ogburn.

Real HuffPost Headline: “Not having sex? 7 ways to start again”

Oops! Wrong address.

“Someone sent us five pounds of dry aged steak for Christmas. Sent it to the wrong house. Sat on a porch for a week. #tryingnottocry.” — CNN Contributor and RedState‘s Erick Erickson. As our own Rachel Ray (a.k.a. Ogburn) explained it, “aged meat = good, aged meat outside = not good.” Erickson also doubles as an imbibing Santa. He wrote, “The kids are sound asleep. Santa is about to put together the toys as soon as he finishes his bourbon.”

HELP!

“Just drove past a car completely engulfed in flames on the Ohio turnpike. Scary stuff.” — National Journal daily production employee Michelle Bloom.

Dicking Around With John Dickerson

“During Christmas service tonight, my 3rd grade daughter: ‘Mom what’s a virgin?’” — CBS Political Director and Slate‘s John Dickerson.

Um, constituents?

“Good morning Twitter constituents! Everyone have a Merry Christmas, a happy holiday and I hope u all experience the joy the season brings.” — Javonni Brustow, Washington editor of TheDCPundit.com, who transformed himself into a politician as millions of Christians celebrated the birth of Christ.

Holiday gun jokes: too soon?

“20-year-old twins Bob and Jim give Christmas gifts to 14-year-old Jefferson and 12-year-old Emerson: GUNS!” — Conservative blogger and ex-TWTer Robert Stacy McCain.

“I’m told a bearded guy may break into my house tonight. Should I greet him w/ AK-47 or Glock?” — Current’s David Shuster.

“Idea: arm every air traveler.” — Wired senior reporter and third tier Boybander Spencer Ackerman.

Unnecessary Tweet of the Day

“Hostess told me I just booked the last available reservation tonight at our local Chinese restaurant. #christmasmiracle.” — Howeesha Kurtz (a.k.a The Hill‘s gossip columnist Judy Kurtz.)

Down and out journalists… Read more

The Hill’s WH Reporter Faces Twitter Gone Wild

In the wacky world of Social Media, you never know when your Smartphone is going to go psycho on you and start snapping pictures of your coworker’s shoes and shoot them out via Twitter.

Repeatedly. As in, at least 10 times.

This was the ill-fated luck of The Hill‘s White House Correspondent Amie Parnes Tuesday morning as she appeared to be extremely focused on the shoes of her Irish coworker, Niall Stanage. The Belfast native is former editor of Magill magazine. He was silent on the matter and didn’t return our requests for comment. Or maybe he’s just embarrassed about his shoes?

Parnes quickly apologized for the mishap, writing, “Sorry Tweeps! Twitter malfunction. I don’t like @NiallStanage’s shoes that much!” But not before HuffPost‘s Sabrina Siddiqui could chirp out, “@amieparnes really wants us to see someone’s shoes,” with the accompanying photograph of Parnes’ repetitive tweets.

Parnes did not respond by press time.

 

Morning Chatter

Quotes of the Day

Kewl news story, BB – “good morning- i am on the red eye from los angeles..will be touching down soon. a great 4 days with the family- see you 2nite at 6pm!!” – FNC’s Bret Baier who always lets us in on his travel plans.

Sleepless in Nicea – “I know it’s only 6:38, but I need a recommendation: Good history of the Council of Nicea? Anyone?” – Yahoo’s Olivier Knox, who sent this tweet in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Dump Hump Day- “Spilled coffee. #caseofthewednesdays” – Bloomberg TV’s Jake Beckman.

Save a horse, ride a cowboy – “There is a man in a cowboy hat walking around the gates at the airport in Atlanta carrying a Ron Paul for President sign.” – HuffPost’s Sabrina Siddiqui (aka Sabrini or aka Sabriqui).

HuffPost Does a Body Good

If you like your news served up with a side of botulism, HuffPost might be the news outlet for you. On Monday, HuffPost’s Amanda Terkel tweeted out this terrifying thought.

Yeah, I don’t think that’s safe. According to politics reporter, Sabrina Siddiqui, things only got worse.

Does Sam Stein really think that milk can’t go bad? We reached out to him and he tells FBDC that, “A staffer here had some yesterday, two weeks past its sell-by date. He was ridiculed. But I defended him. The milk hadn’t gone entirely bad.”

When it comes to milk, we are all about safety. When it doubt, throw it out. Sure, wasting food is a terrible problem in this country. But it sounds a lot better than throwing your guts up at work.

Stein also told us that not long ago, Terkel tweeted her complaint that the office didn’t have a sufficient milk supply. This led the “Got Milk?” campaign to send them 5 gallons.

The Daily Caller Draws Journo Ire

On Friday The Daily Caller stirred up sticky emotions within the left wing media when they tweeted what some felt was poor taste. The topic: The 70-year-old Akron diner owner who died from a heart attack Friday just three hours after meeting President Obama. The body was likely still warm when The Daily Caller made the crack.

Were they trying to antagonize? Take a look.

Daily Caller: “Obama might have lost a vote in Ohio.” They linked to this, a story by Justin Green that was a mere 93 words and packed with basics and a quote from the Akron Beacon Journal.

HuffPost political reporter Sabrina Siddiqui: “Show some class.”

TPM‘s Brian Beutler: “And perhaps some side boob.”

Mother Jones‘ soon-to-be full-time Washington-based Social Media guru and National Security Correspondent Adam Weinstein remarked, “You don’t have to be a loyal opposition. You don’t even have to be respectful. But can you at least be humane? @DailyCaller”

And the DNC’s mouthy Social Media coordinator Greg Greene weighed in, saying, “They could do worse. They could send Neil Munro to cover the funeral.”

Morning Chatter

Quotes of the Day

Incest Desk: On Sunday Politico‘s Senior Political Reporter Jonathan Martin appeared on NBC’s “Meet the Press” as part of the roundtable. The uncomfortably cozy part is that the executive producer is his wife, Betsy Fischer Martin. On a scale of 1 to 10 we give it a 8. The rap on Martin from bookers is he has shown up late to TV interviews and sometimes misses them entirely, so in some cases has fallen out of favor. But not with MTP.

Press Sec. makes plea for patience

“I have almost 5,000 unopened emails. Please bear with me.” — Becca Glover, Press Secretary for Chairman Darrell Issa‘s House Oversight Committee.

Sports bra/spandex spotted in Capitol basement

“Overseen in Capitol basement: Woman wearing a sports bra and spandex shorts. Really? During votes w/ senators coming and going, no less.” — NJ‘s Amy Harder.

Journo employs devious tactic

“I’m too bored to disagree with you, so I’m going to let you win the argument so easily it will be totally unsatisfying.” — The Atlantic‘s Molly Ball.

Reporter feels left out in the cold

“Am I the only journalist who did not watch #TheNewsroom last night?” — HuffPost‘s Sabrina Siddiqui.

Scribes cope with D.C. traffic

“On Sherman Ave, that scene out off Planes, Trains &Autos – ‘YOU’RE GOING THE WRONG WAY!’” — The Washington Examiner‘s David Freddoso.

“Note to self: it’s impossible to overestimate traffic in DC or to underestimate how drivers handle it. #WhyDidITake9thStreetTunnel??” — CNN radio reporter Lisa Desjardins.

Spotted: FNC’s Bret Baier Either slowly jogging or quickly walking with a stroller on Foxhall Road. He was wearing an Under Armour type shirt, pushing a stroller and looking chunkier than he does on TV. — Peter Ogburn

Consultant sees positives in travel snafu

“My LAX Virgin flight is an hour delayed. But LSG SkyChef guy just loaded the galley with the speed of a NASCAR pit crew. Impressive.” — GOP Consultant Mike Murphy.