QUOTES of the DAY
Fake Politico accounts respond
We reported yesterday on Politico editor-in-chief John Harris’ memo to staff asking the anonymous geniuses behind @politicomouse and @FakeJimVandeHei to stop tweeting. One has listened. The other hasn’t.
“It’s #ironic that it’s doubled my follower account,” @politicomouse tweeted last night. Then the tweets turned serious: “Gotta be honest–I’m hurt. Hurt that apparently I’m annoying the newsroom. You’re all my colleagues and my friends. I’m sorry.” After that: “Pounding shots of Cuervo,,, trying not to cry. #HoldItTogether.” And just like that, the account was gone, as quickly as it had risen to Fishbowl stardom.
@FakeJimVandeHei, on the other hand, is still very much in existence. Last night, he tweeted: “Shorter John Harris: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qS7nqwGt4-I” The video is of a crying baby.
WCP‘s Mike Madden raises a good point: “How does John Harris even know @FakeJimVandeHei is written by a Politico staffer?”
This sounds a bit excessive
“I just got a full body pat down for TRAFFIC COURT!?! (@ DC Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) – Adjudication Services)” – Human Events‘ Emily Miller, checking in on Foursquare.
Journo gets shit for his Twitter picture
“To the cabal of nice ladies who want me to change my avatar: Does it help to know it is a rubber novelty item?” – WaPo‘s Gene Weingarten. An answer came quickly from fellow WaPo reporter Karen Tumulty: “No, it really doesn’t help.” The picture is at left.
You know what happens when you assume…
Though in this case, an assumption would probably be pretty safe. “I’m just going to assume HuffPost is hiring everyone until they tell me otherwise.” – Slate‘s Dave Weigel.
At least one person on Earth wants to hear Eddie Vedder play ukelele
“Eddie Vedder is making a ukulele-only album. This interests me.” – Chris Cillizza, who writes WaPo‘s “The Fix” blog.
Photo of the day
Mother Jones reporter Adam Weinstein “wantwantwantwantwant”s a stack of these. We’re sure he’s not the only one.