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Writer questions Facebook friend advice

“OK, Facebook, I’ll bite: WHY do you think Tipper Gore and I should be friends (or, you know, ‘friends’)?” — Former Yahoo! News’ Deputy Editor and author Chris Lehman.

TV reporter has potentially psycho cleaning lady 

“Ok, my cleaning lady is GASLIGHTING ME! tell her not to do laundry. come home … SHE”S DOING LAUNDRY… with a big smile on her face.” — ABC7 reporter Stephen Tschida.

From the Dept. of Bragiculture…

“I think I may be the only tweeter that intersperses tweets about poop apps and the UN recognizing Palestine. I’m diverse that way.” — Kathleen McKinley, Houston Chronicle political blogger.

Wrap your head around this strange anonymous tip: “Too bad the editor isn’t named Buzz instead of Ben.   Then it could be called FeedBuzz.”

WTOP caller gets the axe

“Unhinged person. Not taking them.” — WTOP’s Debbie Feinstein regarding a caller who wanted to question Dr. Drew Pinksy about how gay people created HIV-AIDS in their Thursday morning “Ask Dr. Drew” segment.

Real HuffPost headline: “What’s the sweetest thing your child has said to you since the divorce? Share your story!” Good times HuffPost!

Obama/Romney lunch aftermath

“Romney and Obama had lunch together today. And you thought your Thanksgiving meal was awkward.” — Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert.

“I just assume these meetings between a potus and the man who ran to defeat him are extremely vulgar and profanity-laced.” — ReutersSam Youngman.

Convo Between Two Journos

Today’s conversation is between HuffPost’s Elise Foley and TNR’s Julia Loffe.

Loffe: “Does ANYONE speak on the record in Washington?”

Foley: “I request anonymity to speak freely, but no.”

Eddie Scarry contributed to this report.

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Roland Martin, a CNN Contributor and host of Washington Watch, dons a hoodie for his show. Picture posted by photog Lauren Burke.

Lehman engaged

“So yeah, in the past week I became (officially) engaged and got a book deal. 2012 rocks!” — Bookforum Editor Chris Lehman. As many know, last summer word leaked that he and his ex-wife, The Guardian‘s Ana Marie Cox, had split up. The working title for Lehman’s upcoming book is The Money Cult. More on that here.

Self-Appointed Media Critic

“George @gStephanopoulos doesn’t lead the #ThisWeek panel discussion, he participates as a Democratic partisan.” — Former U.N. Spokesman and HuffPost Contributor Richard Grenell. His solution: “ABCNews should make @CokieRoberts the #ThisWeek host.”

That lucky bastard Dick Cheney

“71-year-old man qualifies for a heart transplant? Gee, I hope Dick Cheney realizes how lucky he is. Sixty-five is the limit for many.” — Politico columnist Roger Simon.

Travel Woes

“6 years after checking my bag, i arrive at the gate. #Dulles” — ABC News’s Jake Tapper en route to Seoul.

Journo back on her feet

“First spinning class since getting out of the foot. Wish me luck!” — USA Today travel writer Nancy Trejos.

Radio scribe needs his Zzzz’s

“Need to go to bed b4 my blood pressure explodes. Stay safe, everyone – especially if you’re exercising your right to wear hoodies or hijabs.” — NPR’s Andy Carvin.

Two thumbs down for Woody Allen movie

“All those people who said Midnight In Paris was any good: it turns out you were wrong. Spectacularly.” — The Guardian‘s Richard Adams.

Shirley snoozes in D.C.

“#FS follow Sunday: @brikeilarcnn @beckybcnn traveling with Obama in South Korea for CNN. Lots going on over there while we snooze in dc.” — CNN’s Shirley Henry, wife of FNC’s Ed Henry.

Ana’s Ex Spills About Break-Up

The Guardian‘s Ana Marie Cox may be keeping herself relatively low-key in Texas, but her ex-husband Chris Lehman let some details slip about how he’s coping after the divorce. Lehman, who recently left Yahoo! News and is a longtime editor at Bookforum and contributor to In These Times, gave an interview to the literary culture blog Full Stop this week about his book, Rich People Things. In the interview, he opens up slightly to Michael Schapira about his recent breakup. Schapira refers to the book as an “act of public therapy.”

Take a look…

You’re in a band called The Charm Offensive. Is this another side of your work as a social critic? “I was very much influenced by punk rock and politically-minded bands like the Minutemen. My lead guitarist used to be in Ian MacKaye’s first band, Teen Idol. I like Fugazi, but I’m not of the D.C. hardcore scene, by any means. My stuff is more poppy. It is the only coherent ambition I ever formed in my young adulthood that has stayed with me. Though becoming a rock star never panned out, I keep going at it. But I write a lot of break-up songs, so it’s not economic.”

Read the full interview here.