Quotes of the Day
Are cabbies devils in disguise?
“Cab drivers in DC may be some of the most soulless human beings on the planet.” — The Hill‘s Alexandra Jaffe at 2:39 a.m.
A BuzzFeed reporter’s bout with insomnia
“BREAKING: There is no ice cream in my house, yet I am still up and stuff. THIS IS A NATIONAL TRAGEDY.” — BuzzFeed‘s Chris Geidner at 3:43 a.m. Minutes later at 3:51 a.m. he added, “ALSO: @dcbigjohn is like, the best, EVAR. He’s the boss of being a boss. And making my life awesome (minus ice cream).” He was referring to BuzzFeed D.C. Bureau Chief John Stanton.
Colby Hall notices Lindsay Lohan’s boobs
From the Dept. of Bragiculture…
National Journal Editor-in-Chief turned National Reporter Ron Fournier (or should we blame CNN’s Howie Kurtz for this?) got us all choked up this weekend (or rather, choked us) with Fournier’s vanity piece on his son’s Asperger’s syndrome and the access Fournier got to two ex-U.S. Presidents. On CNN’s “Reliable Sources,” Fournier explained that his editor, who sometimes plays psychiatrist, urged him to write the piece. Good news: Fournier paves the way for journalists to use their personal experiences and guilt to ramp up their careers. And isn’t this cathartic for all of us? Noted a Washington editor to FBDC, “Fournier’s behavior would qualify as just the usual vanity of journalists if this weren’t about his son. But it is. Which makes it unseemly bordering on obscene.” Bad news: We have to keep hearing about it. “Watching more CNN than I ever have waiting for @ron_fournier#lovethatboy” — wrote a fan named Abby4nier (i.e. his daughter). To which Fournier replied, “Making good choice.”
From Ron and Sara Bonjean’s Xmas party… “Dom DeLuise does not know Ron Bonjean raided his closet.” — Public Relations Consultant and ex-TWT Editor Sam Dealey. More on the party and Bonjean’s flower bombed purple blazer later and we’re talking about Ron, not Sara…
Unnecessary Tweet of the Day
“Video storytelling, when executed well, can be very emotionally compelling.” — NBC Washington cameraman Jim Long. Indeed, such sage advice.
Peter Ogburn and Eddie Scarry contributed to this report.
See the humblebrag…
Journo to world: Guess who blocked me?
“Russell Crowe blocked me on Twitter and referred to me as something called a ‘plonker.'” — BuzzFeed’s Andrew Kaczynski. Crowe wrote to Kaczynski: “blocked plonker.”
National media reporter says hello to iPhone
“Wondered how I ended up last person on earth to own iPhone. Then tried texting. Generational impairment. My thumbs know not what they do.” — NYT‘s David Carr, who can get lessons from Politico‘s Mike Allen, who was also a late bloomer to the iPhone.