Quotes of the Day
Work? Forget it. It’s time to play Ping Pong.
“The ping pong moratorium begins at The Daily Caller. @logicologist @mattklewis @j_strong are beginning their film shoot.” — The Daily Caller Homepage Editor Vince Coglianese in a Monday tweet on a video ping pong contest transpiring between reporters Matt Lewis and Jonathan Strong.
Bureau Chief reaches sad conclusion
“I’ve decided I’m following too many Washington journalists. It’s an echo chamber in here.” — Albuquerque Journal Washington Bureau Chief Michael Coleman in a Tuesday morning tweet.
No more stupid, pointless press releases!
“I didn’t want your press release about a luxury Tribeca loft in the first place. I don’t want your correction to it now.” — Roll Call‘s Ryan Beckwith in a Monday tweet.
Should reporters read commenters?
“If reporters read comments on their stories & took them to heart, they would quit journalism. Oh for a civil debate.” — Former NPR Ombudsman Alicia Shepard in a Monday tweet.
Bio of the Day
CNN’s Athena Jones: “Journalist. Covered 2008 campaign. Spent the early 2000s working for the wires in South America – mostly in Argentina. Music/movie/book junkie.”
“The House servers are crashed.” — MSNBC’s Ed Schultz at 10:50 p.m. Live.
Weigel loves Gaga
We know you’ve been wondering. So here it is. At the moment, the top playing song on Slate‘s Dave Weigel’s iPod is Lady Gaga’s “The Edge of Glory” from her album Born This Way.
TWT writer sums up Bachelorette
“Ashley has established repeatedly that she lost a lot of weight for this show. Excessive midriffs, mini skirts, bikinis.” — TWT Senior Opinion Page Writer Emily Miller in a Monday night tweet assessing ABC’s “The Bachelorette.” Later, after we inquired who annoying Ashley will end up with she added, “I usually don’t read the spoilers, but Ashley sucks so much that I don’t care. @RealitySteve said it’s JP and they are engaged.”
Debt ceiling standstill causes cell phone nightmare
“Somehow my cell got listed for Sen Shelby’s office. Ringing off hook since Obama’s address. In case you were wondering if it’d have any impact.” — CBS’s Christine Delargy in a Monday night tweet.
A Convo Between Two Journos
Today’s conversation is between Reuters Columnist and CNBC Contributor Jim Tankersley and AP‘s Phillip Elliot.
Jim Tankersley: Tried to burn off my #debtceiling frustration with a 4-mile run. Didn’t help. Phillip Elliot: #14weekstomarathon #boehnertrainer? Jim Tankersley: @Philip_Elliott Does that include smoke breaks every third mile? #boehnertrainer
Unnecessary Tweet of the Day
“@jmestepa I feel for you! Can’t live w/o pantry. Where would I keep my 3 bottles of molasses? #sadbuttrue” — FBDC Reigning Unnecessary Tweet champion Metro Weekly‘s Sean Bugg to Roll Call‘s Jessica Estepa in a Monday night tweet. Estepa earned the Unnecessary Tweet of the Day award for remarking on her lack of a pantry over the weekend. Estepa’s response late Monday? Just as unnecessary: “I’m just saying, lack of pantry is not fun. Where are all of my baking supplies and canned goods supposed to go now? #dilemma”