QUOTES of the DAY
We sincerely hope that this is not the size of Buttry’s thumb.
TBD‘s Buttry offers correction on account of big thumb
“Repeating to fix big-thumb typo: “Without a good network, an entrepreneur cannot succeed,” says @robertniles on @ojr http://bit.ly/dE6rP9″ — TBD Community Engagement Director Steve Buttry, in keeping with his publication’s dippy correction policy, laments his gynormous thumb in a Thursday tweet. (We’re hoping against hope that Editor Erik Wemple approves of our example because God knows he decides all of Washington’s journo corrections these days.)
“It was a bit of a shock to learn on the Internet that a wobbly Earth has put the old Zodiac out of whack, and even added a 13th astrological sign – Ophiuchus (I’m changing my birthday if I end up landing in that one).” — Reuters‘ Toby Zakaria in Thursday’s edition of the Washington Extra newsletter.
“You’ll have to rip my Aquarian status from my cold, dead hands.” — LAT and Chicago Tribune Congressional Correspondent James Oliphant in a Thursday tweet.
WaPo editor loves the ‘sick and twisted’
“Love v.: Ross Horsley’s MY 1ST DICTIONARY is twisted, sick & cynical, and I love it.” WaPo Book World Editor and Fiction Critic Ron Charles in a Thursday tweet.
Trouble in the building
“Downstairs tenants wanted a meeting. afraid they read tweets about my, ya know… rodent.” — ABC7’s wild train rider Stephen Tschida in a Thursday tweet.
Andrea Mitchell orders colleague to get shuteye
“@NorahODonnell get some sleep! I plan to watch you guest hosting for @WillieGeist1 on Way Too Early – from bed!” — NBC’s Andrea Mitchell in a Thursday tweet.
Meghan McCain jumps on the bed (and gets insulted by an intern)
“Everyone, I present to you: an adult. RT @McCainBlogette: First night alone in my new place! ~ jump on the bed! jump on the bed!” — Former Daily Caller intern Alec Jacobs in a Thursday tweet. He has pissed Daily Beast columnist Meghan McCain off before.
Journo endures office meetings with help of iPhone
“Having an iPhone in long meetings helps, but doesn’t make the time go by as fast as I’d like.”
— C-SPAN’s Jeremy Art in a Thursday tweet.
Blitzer gives heroic intern ‘offer’ of a lifetime
“I just offered 20-year-old Tucson intern/hero Daniel Hernandez help in getting a CNN internship if he wants it.” — CNN’s Wolf Blitzer in a Thursday tweet. (Daniel, we hear CNN pays interns about $15 an hour, but weigh all your options.)