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Journo wants to lose those last galling three pounds

“3 pounds from my goal! Almost back to fighting weight but I CAN’T get there. Living on tuna and lettuce. What does it take to lose 3lbs?” — ABC7’s Stephen Tschida in a Thursday tweet.

Can Weiner teach Lawrence O. a thing or two on Twitter?

“I still don’t know how to attach photographs to tweets. Maybe Anthony Weiner can teach me that next time he’s on the show.” — MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell on his program, “The Last Word,” last night.

Author wants to capitalize on Weinergate

“Need to find a way to get new readers out of this #weinergate thing. Um. Let’s see. I’m pretty sure it’s not a picture of me, either?” — Chick Lit Author Jennifer Weiner in a Thursday tweet.

Unnecessary Tweet of the Day

“Enjoyed a toasted marshmallow #milkshake at the Georgetown Ritz tonight. Recommend a stop the next hot day….” — Washingtonian Editor Garrett Graff in a Thursday night tweet. Oh boy, Graff really likes milkshakes. In July of 2010 he wrote a whole piece about where to find the best milkshakes in the Washington area in which he included a different toasted marshmallow variety that he muckraked at Good Stuff Eatery. He called it the “most adventurous” of the region’s milkshakes because who doesn’t find “adventure” in a milkshake? He opined, “While many ice-cream stands have good shakes, having one alongside a burger is a hot-weather treat.” But you know what would be a real treat? To never have to read that demented phrase, hot-weather treat, ever again.

On a good note…

“Our politicians may not know how to agree on a budget, but their sexting skills are the envy of the world.” — Comedian and satirist Andy Borowitz in a Thursday tweet.

WaPo‘s Eugene Robinson delves into Weinergate

“In politics, it’s pretty much an immutable rule that if they’re talking about your underwear, you have a problem.” — WaPo columnist and MSNBC Political Analyst Eugene Robinson in a Friday morning op-ed on Weinergate. It’s worth a look. Read here. He also says, “I have never taken a beefcake picture of my crotch.”

NPR’s Carvin reveals greatest hardship of his job

“In some ways the real-time RTing of fighting is the worst, because I get to experience the panic/fear of my sources as it happens. #spjchat” — NPR’s Andy Carvin in a chat with Society of Professional Journalists Thursday night.