QUOTES of the DAY
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.
“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.” — Reuters‘ Toby 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.