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Distracted cabbie scares journo

“I am officially terrified: my cab driver has an iPad streaming video that he is intensely focused on.” — AP‘s Phil Elliott in a Tuesday tweet.

Bugged by back

“This sucks: the only time my back *doesn’t* hurt is when I’m at the gym.” — Sean Bugg, publisher of Metro Weekly, the longest serving LGBT pub in the region, in a Tuesday tweet.

Chris Hayes’s ‘absurdeon’ TV appearance

“I think it’s resonating because it’s sort of the reductio ad absurdeon of the entirety of the kind of tea party Jon Gall you’re on your own agenda … that every last thing is a matter of individuals.” — The Nation‘s D.C. Editor Chris Hayes in an appearance on MSNBC’s “Countdown” with Keith Olbermann Tuesday night. Olbermann asked why people “resonated” with a man in the previous segment whose house had burned down. Reductio ad absurdum, as the Latin phrase goes,  means proof by contradiction. English translation of Hayes’s pompous palace preaching: We feel your pain. But no doubt Hayes’s absurdeon [sic] phrase was more comforting to the man. (We’re starting to feel Bugg’s back pain above from listening to Hayes’s verbosus verbiage.)

A note of congrats (or something like that)

“Way to go, @cbellantoni. Please don’t do too good a job.” – NJ‘s Matt Cooper in a Tuesday tweet offering congrats to Christina Bellantoni on her move from TPM to Roll Call.

Kurtz overwhelmed by response

“Thanks to everyone for the great messages. A bit overwhelming. I really appreciate the thoughts and hope you’ll follow me to Daily Beast.” — WaPo and CNN’s Howard Kurtz in a Tuesday tweet on his job switch.

The modern D.C. man: Can he protect an Emily Miller ambush?

“Ahh, see, courage is not about being afraid, it’s about hanging in there when you are afraid. But maybe do at least take some mace next time. Value of modern Washington DC man unclear.” — White House Dossier founder and blogger Keith Koffler in a Facebook exchange with Human Events newest Ambush editor Emily Miller, who was slapped and cussed at during a recent rally on the National Mall. Miller had said that next time she’s bringing a man and mace.