Quotes of the Day — the post holiday edition
HuffPost’s Sam Stein’s potential Chanukah present from Ralph Lauren: “Is this sweater a joke? (mom wants to get me it for Chanukah).”
Post Thanksgiving sentiment
“I feel fat.” — Matt DeLuca, Political Communications Strategist at New Media Strategies.
Smart and Awkward Brunch
“Smart of Obama to go to Kramers for Small Business Saturday rather than what many young Washingtonians know it for: Awkward Brunch Sunday.” — The New Yorker‘s Ryan Lizza.
Life outside the Beltway
“T-minus 20 minutes of meeting new people in Boston and they haven’t asked me what I ‘do.’ Winning.” — Politico‘s Byron Tau.
And now for some holiday pepper spray humor…
“I would like a holiday pepperspray latte, please.” — Reuters’ Patricia Zengerle.
Black Friday wisdom
“Saw lots of people buying things they didn’t look like they could afford. If you can’t afford toothpaste you probably can’t afford that TV.” — Townhall.com Contributor and occasional WMAL radio personality Derek Hunter.
“I do not understand Black Friday. No amount of savings could mitigate crazy people being mixed into the hell that is shopping.” — TWT‘s Anneke Green.
Damon downplays his looks
Actor Matt Damon graced ABC’s “This Week” Sunday to discuss his organization, water.org, that helps bring clean water to impoverished countries.
CHRISTIANE AMANPOUR: You’re not just a pretty face. You’re not just the face of this campaign.
MATT DAMON: I’m barely a pretty face.
Llewellyn King’s PSA
King kicked off his Sunday “White House Chronicle” program on WETA by discussing his work on behalf of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: “I can tell you, it has been one of the most extraordinary experiences of my life. I am a journalist and I’ve been a journalist for a very long time. I’m not used to getting mail that begins with ‘thank you.'”
When the cat’s away…
“I feel like I could post just about anything on DCist today and no one would care/notice. Hmm. This could be fun.” — DCist’s Martin Austermuhle.
Xmas music makes journo feel violent
“Only time in Christmas season I am tempted to get violent is when that ‘Grandma Got Run over By a Reindeer’ abominatioin comes on radio.” — Gannett National Correspondent and Columnist Charles Raasch.
Boybander in Rome
“Wheels up for Rome. Enjoy spending the holiday in a country that can print its own currency.” — TPM‘s Brian Beutler.
Home for the Holidays
“Looking forward to Thanksgiving dinner with my Obama-loving mother-in-law and my Obama-hating aunt. #letstalkaboutsomethingelse” — WaPo‘s Karen Tumulty.
“One relative, discussing another’s interest in getting a smart phone: “I don’t think he knows it doesn’t actually make him smarter.” NJ “The Hotline’s” Editor-in-Chief Reid Wilson.
“The Blitzer Turkey. Delicious! Happy Thanksgiving.” — CNN’s Wolf Blitzer (who tweeted this accompanying picture of the delectable turkey.)
Oh no he didn’t…
“Jewish side of my family has delayed thanksgiving until Saturday so we take advantage of cheaper airfare.” — Labor journo Mike Elk. He also remarked, “So awkward when my gentile side of the family has to pray to Jesus before eating.”
Convvo Between Two Media Types
NBC Publicist ErikaMasonhall: “This isn’t the quiet car, but pretty sure it’s not play-your-iPod-on-speaker car either.”
House Maj. Leader Eric Cantor’s flack Brad Dayspring:”I always ride the quiet car…”