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QUOTES of the DAY


INSIDE D. SHUSTER’s GARDEN: “As I stop to smell the flowers in my garden, I wish everybody a happy, healthy, + peaceful spring.” — Former MSNBCer David Shuster in a Monday tweet accompanied by the above picture of his Georgetown abode. We had no idea D. was so good at tending to tulips.

All aboard!

Fox News Contributor Dana Perino on the train this morning from Washington to New York. She writes, “My biggest temptation at the train station is petting the dogs on security duty. Long live dogs!” Also on the train was ABC News’s Political Director Amy Walter.

The Name Dropper

“At pal’s fascinating Sunday dinner party, a toss-up on what was better: the superb rack of lamb or tablemates Anthony Fauci & Zeke Emanuel.” — WaPo‘s Food Critic Tom Sietsema in a weekend tweet. Emanuel is a bioethicist at NIH and brother to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Fauci is an immunologist and head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAD). He has made significant contributions in research area of AIDS.

A perfect metaphor for Senator’s voice

“Sherrod Brown, taking a break from massaging his vocal chords with a cheese grater, gets cozy and talks swipe fees with the National Association of Realtors at a fundraiser hosted by the trade group.” — An apt description of Sen. Sherrod Brown‘s (D-Ohio) voice in Monday evening’s “HuffPost Hill” about a fundraiser held for him this morning.

Asparagus, pee and Wemple

“Why can’t half of Brits smell asparagus in their pee?” — TBD Editor Erik Wemple in a recent tweet promoting an in-depth story about asparagus, a vegetable that peaks in spring. April is a particularly fantastic month for the green spears. Sure enough, the story by Jenny Rogers entails a lovely analysis of why asparagus can make your pee stink. The following words appear in the story this number of times: bathroom: 1; pee/urine: 6; stink or any variation of smell, scent, etc: 5

The question heard around the world

“”Who is Ben Smith?” Your worst fucking nightmare, Donald, that’s who.” — FakeJimVandeHei in a Monday tweet. Smith turned up in a VF Daily post edited by Sharpie maniac Donald Trump. In the edit, Trump scrawled, “Who is Ben Smith?” If you missed it, read here.

An indirect proposal

“So, can I marry Dana Loesch?” — An anonymous FishbowlDC reader in an email Monday morning after we published a Separated at Birth item on the BigJournalism.com Editor and Winona Ryder.

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