HEY, IT HAPPENS: Journo’s mother-in-law confuses BuzzFeed for “BizzJizz”
“Confused Cuban mother-in-law after meeting our friends from @BuzzFeed: ‘Those reporters from that cat site BizzJizz are so nice.’” — Yahoo! News’ Chris Moody.
BOLD STEP-NOTICE THE TOES: “My weight. One year ago today I was 118 and felt fat. I feel good about this actually. #obsessed” — MSNBC “Morning Joe” Co-host Mika Brzezinksi.
Intriguing job opportunity in Cairo
“I’m looking for a fabulous videojournalist based in Cairo. Email me at anup[dot]kaphle[at]washpost with few links to your previous work.” — Anup Kaphle, digital foreign editor, WaPo.
In corned beef news…
“Hey @BuzzFeedBen Having lunch at Shapiro’s in Indy, where the corned beef is still respectable and the wifi ain’t half bad” — Politico‘s new longform magazine writer Glenn Thrush.
Correspondent encounters random act of kindness
“Had a less than stellar morning, then ran into a #GMW viewer at CVS who gave me a really nice compliment. Day made! Thank you stranger! ” — ABC7′s Jummy Olabanji.
Important Q to Ponder: “Does @mboyle1 do anything but troll actual reporters?” — TIME‘s Dan Hirschhorn, who formerly worked at Politico.
Even More Important Q to Ponder: ‘What’s the deal on ‘pretzel rolls?’ Suddenly it’s the bun of choice for everything.” — CBS White House radio reporter Mark Knoller.
Reporter speaks directly to Egyptian generals
“Hey Egyptian generals, not gonna tell you how to run your country, but you’re supposed to protect your civilians, not kill them. Just saying.” — Washington Examiner‘s Justin Green at 7:28 a.m.
Politico Playbook Publish Time: 9:34 a.m.
GOP consultant has strong feelings about Graham challenger
“I’ve never heard of Lindsey Graham’s primary challenger before but this statement just screams ignorant jackass.” — Brian Walsh, partner with Singer Bonjean Strategies, who links to this story in HuffPost stating that the challenger says Graham is a community organizer for the Muslim Brotherhood. (Honestly we just wanted an excuse to run the nun picture again.)
Chef Geoff examines upshot of a haircut
“The good thing about a haircut is less gray hair. The bad part is the ratio stays the same. #40+” — Chef Geoff Tracy (a.k.a. Mr. Norah O’Donnell).
Reporter confuses “Morning Joe” for feeling tanked
“Thought I woke up drunk but it was just that I’ve been watching Morning Joe since 6am.” — Buzzfeed‘s Dorsey Shaw.
Convo Between Two Journos
This morning’s conversation is between founding co-editor of DCist Michael Grass and WaPo’s Tim Craig. This one will keep you on the edge of your seat.
GRASS: “A friend who moved to DC from overseas has been having a problem with DC water making hair fall out.”
CRAIG: “How do u know from water?”
GRASS: “A hairdresser told him that mass hair loss is not unheard of for people going from untreated water systems to D.C. water.” And…”He’s headed to Cairo tomorrow to cover protests so we’ll see if the problem continues upon his return to D.C.”