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FishbowlDC Reader Larry Kelly sent this photograph of his glorious front porch in Ohio where he sits in a rocking chair and reads and tweets. He explains that the cabin shell was built in 1836. Kelly was an avid tweeter during WeinerGate.

Juiceboxer has limited tolerance for bus-riding baby

“Dear bus-riding infant: AHMAHMAHMAH is not a word no matter how many times or how loudly you say it. #silence” — TPM‘s Brian Beutler in a Wednesday tweet.

Journo takes high road (this time)

“Why is it some adults act like they are in High School? I was gonna let it bother me, but I said pass.” — Government TV producer Pete HatzNet in a Wednesday late-night tweet.

Wild train rider deals with slipped disc

ABC7 reporter Stephen Tschida is suffering. In a series of tweets from Tuesday and Wednesday, he explains what’s happening. Tuesday: “Either I’m old or over did it this weekend. In bed on heating pad and looking forward to orthopedic appointment. Think I now know what a slipped disc feels like. Should have quit after 1 set of tennis, and skipped dancing altogether. Hello MRI.” Wednesday: “Long day, ready for my heating pad and sleep. praying i wake up and the bulging disc has shrunk! Please health gods, smile on an old guy.” Stephen, please feel better soon.

Tapscott knocks Washington

“Lord knows this town needs to be cleaned up.” — The Washington Examiner‘s Mark Tapscott on MSNBC’s Dylan Ratigan program Wednesday afternoon. The line came in during a question to Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer.

Shouldn’t be funny but it is… ABC7 News: “All lanes on BW parkway have reopened after a man attacked a vehicle with a hammer.” The story gets a bit scarier, but no one was hurt. Read here.

The Alleged Dating Expert

“You can’t date a woman who doesn’t date beer – it just won’t work out.” — Freelance D.C. labor journalist Mike Elk in a Wednesday night tweet. He writes for In These Times and The Nation.

Obama Town Hall humor

“Going on Hardball at 540 P EST to talk Twitter townhall. Expect more than 140 words of commentary!” — HuffPost‘s Alex Wagner in a Wednesday tweet.

“There is no way these questions are random. I call bullshit.” — Lachlan Markay in a Wednesday tweet. Markay is an investigative reporter for the Heritage Foundation’s Center for Media and Public Policy.

Interesting parenting technique: kisses

“Our 4 yr old informs us that what most frustrates her swimming progress is parents bestowing kisses on her every 3 strokes.” — NPR’s Scott Simon in a Wednesday tweet.

ABC reporter wants one thing perfectly clear

“Any rumor that ABC compensated the juror I am interviewing tonight on @Nightline Primetime is utterly FALSE.” — ABC’s Terry Moran in a Wednesday tweet.

The Critic

“President Barack Obama’s Twitter Townhall would have been more interesting if he had answered tweet for tweet. Instead, it looked a lot like an old-fashioned interview except the questions came over the transom on Twitter.” — ReutersToby Zakaria in a Wednesday memo.

Most Unusual Tweet of the Day

“Off today to bid farewell to my Uncle Lee.” — Washingtonian Editor Garrett Graff in a Wednesday tweet because why shouldn’t the death of a journo’s uncle and funeral in New York state be broadcast on Twitter? Graff linked to this, a funeral home in Rhinebeck, N.Y. So a) May Uncle Lee rest in peace, and b) Was this an invitation? and c) Let’s hope Graff has the good sense to not live-tweet the funeral.

A Convo Between Two Journos

The conversation participants are NBC’s Chuck Todd and WCP Managing Editor Mike Madden. The topic: Mosquitoes.

Todd: Ugh RT @todayshow Experts: we may be headed into one of worst seasons in decades for mosquitoes.

Madden: Buy garlic, hope.

Todd: @mikemadden my new trick… Cigar smoke. Not pleasing the family once I go back into house, but helps outside.

 

 

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We sincerely hope that this is not the size of Buttry’s thumb.

TBD‘s Buttry offers correction on account of big thumb

“Repeating to fix big-thumb typo: “Without a good network, an entrepreneur cannot succeed,” says @robertniles on @ojr http://bit.ly/dE6rP9″ — TBD Community Engagement Director Steve Buttry, in keeping with his publication’s dippy correction policy, laments his gynormous thumb in a Thursday tweet.  (We’re hoping against hope that Editor Erik Wemple approves of our example because God knows he decides all of Washington’s journo corrections these days.)

Astrology anxiety

“It was a bit of a shock to learn on the Internet that a wobbly Earth has put the old Zodiac out of whack, and even added a 13th astrological sign – Ophiuchus (I’m changing my birthday if I end up landing in that one).” — ReutersToby Zakaria in Thursday’s edition of the Washington Extra newsletter.

“You’ll have to rip my Aquarian status from my cold, dead hands.” — LAT and Chicago Tribune Congressional Correspondent James Oliphant in a Thursday tweet.

WaPo editor loves the ‘sick and twisted’

“Love v.: Ross Horsley’s MY 1ST DICTIONARY is twisted, sick & cynical, and I love it.” WaPo Book World Editor and Fiction Critic Ron Charles in a Thursday tweet.

Trouble in the building

“Downstairs tenants wanted a meeting.  afraid they read tweets about my, ya know… rodent.” — ABC7′s wild train rider Stephen Tschida in a Thursday tweet.

Andrea Mitchell orders colleague to get shuteye

“@NorahODonnell get some sleep! I plan to watch you guest hosting for @WillieGeist1 on Way Too Early – from bed!” — NBC’s Andrea Mitchell in a Thursday tweet.

Meghan McCain jumps on the bed (and gets insulted by an intern)

“Everyone, I present to you: an adult. RT @McCainBlogette: First night alone in my new place! ~ jump on the bed! jump on the bed!” — Former Daily Caller intern Alec Jacobs in a Thursday tweet. He has pissed Daily Beast columnist Meghan McCain off before.

Journo endures office meetings with help of iPhone

“Having an iPhone in long meetings helps, but doesn’t make the time go by as fast as I’d like.”

–  C-SPAN’s Jeremy Art in a Thursday tweet.

Blitzer gives heroic intern ‘offer’ of a lifetime

“I just offered 20-year-old Tucson intern/hero Daniel Hernandez help in getting a CNN internship if he wants it.” — CNN’s Wolf Blitzer in a Thursday tweet. (Daniel, we hear CNN pays interns about $15 an hour, but weigh all your options.)

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Silence in Washingtonfor a change

“The sound of silence is quite rare in Washington where talk is currency.” Toby Zakaria opening line in the Monday Reuters Washington Extra newsletter.

VandeHei offers ‘window’ into Politico life

“I’m going to have a competing news conference at 10 o’clock. I’m going to have a 63-page report on how we come up with these nuggets.” — Politico Executive Editor Jim VandeHei joked on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” this morning, explaining how they decide which “Playbook” items they’ll feature on the show. MJ Co-host Willie Geist razzed him, saying, “I’m not sure we want a window in your life.” VandeHei soothed, “Oh, sure you do.”

Conservative blogger gets snide about Matthews

“Now it’s Chris Matthews‘ turn to lecture us: Political violence is bad. Because we didn’t know this.” — Conservative blogger and former TWT scribe Robert “Stacy” McCain in a Monday tweet.

Kurtz on Ailes

“Glad Roger Ailes told Fox to tone it down, but what does he mean by “the other side” should as well? Fox is on one side? Duly noted.” — The Daily Beast‘s D.C. Bureau Chief Howard Kurtz in a Monday tweet.

Journo elicits amusing comment from little girl

“Called my 7 y.o. daughter a “cheese licker” for eating out of the bowl. She: “I’m not old enough to drink.” So proud. I felt like pun Yoda.” — Slate‘s John Dickerson in a Monday tweet.

The heroic intern

“She is the warmest person you will ever meet. She is extremely approachable. One of the things that I always remember is that when people would offer her a handshake she says, ‘I don’t do handshakes, honey. I do hugs.’” — Rep. Gabrielle Giffords‘ intern David Hernandez on MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Monday night.