Quotes of the Day: Hurricane-Cyclone Sandy Edition
“DC, take it from Coco Pebbles Chanel: it never hurts to be prepared.” — The Hill’s Howlma Kurtz, a.k.a. Judy Kurtz with accompanying picture.
Mixed feelings: “TWIITTER, I HATE YOU…. OK, I LOVE YOU” — HuffPost‘s Sam Stein. NYT‘s Jonathan Weisman was less confused: “TV seems dull compared to Twitter. Reading my feed I eagerly turned on cable and … Meh.” And Assoc. Editor of The Atlantic Brian Fung slammed the medium: “Glad to know that even in the midst of a hurricane, the Internet is still capable of kicking up monstrously dumb debates. Whew.”
Dork in the Storm
“My wife just remembered we had a bunch of small airline-style bottles of booze squirreled away. #yesplease.” — MSNBC host Chris Hayes.
“Protip: Tweets that make political jokes about storm that’s killed at least five people are maybe not worth sending.” — Politico‘s Maggie Haberman.
“Twitter is great and all but it’s proving tonight why journalism with real reporting and sourcing is essential.” — The Hill‘s White House Correspondent and resident Michelle Obama Fan Club Prez Amie Parnes.
“My wife gave birth to our three children at NYU. Horrifying to think of what’s going on there now. Horrifying.” — Conservative writer and professional Twitter fighter John Podhoretz, affectionately known as PodWhore.
“Has the storm past DC and we are through the worst of it? Swear I can’t tell from the coverage.” — CNN Democratic Analyst Hilary Rosen.
“Sandy has taken down Buzzfeed AND Huffington Post! The horror!” — The Times of London‘s Matt Spence. Reacting to the news, Breitbart.com‘s John Nolte remarked sarcastically, “That’s a shame.”
“Lights out here in McLean, Virginia” — The Daily Mail’s Toby Harnden, who will join the UK Sunday Times in January. He posted the accompanying photo.
“NoVa storm update: Power out. Water in basement. Reading Cat in the Hat to 3-year-old by flashlight.” — The Atlantic‘s Molly Ball.
“Feeling stir crazy so went to neighborhood Izakaya place. Returned home to find cable + Internet down.” — The Atlantic‘s Garance Franke-Ruta.
“First electricity flicker. 4:32 p.m.” — HotAir‘s Mary Katharine Ham.
“Afraid for your power? Both the Gtown and West End Ritzs are offering $229 ‘Sandy’ rates for locals. Beats a night in the cold dark!” — Washingtonian Editor Garrett Graff, who likes to appreciate the finer things in life such as Scotch and beautiful hotels.
“And my power just went out here in North Bethesda Maryland. It was a good run folks.” — The Daily Caller‘s Matthew Boyle.
Journo upset about stew and other random complainers
“Sandy is whistling here in my neighborhood. Not as loud as a train coming through the alley or dump truck moving down the street. But loud!” — Democratic Strategist Donna Brazile.
“Afraid the storm-related low pressure is causing my stew to tenderize freakishly slowly.” — Slate economics reporter Matt Yglesias.
“Suddenly, insisting on having a top floor apartment seems like a bad idea. Sounds like debris is hitting my roof!” — The Daily Caller‘s Publicist Nicole Roeberg.
“The wind outside my window has very quickly gone from interesting to extremely troubling.” — MetroWeekly‘s Randy Shulman.
“Flying debris now showing like a fast-motion movie through my back window.” — WaPo‘s Erik Wemple.
“El Chucko de Schumer esta hoggingo el microphoño! Que learno to shareo!” — Miguel Bloombito, expressing the media whore tendencies of Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.). If you’re not following him, you must: @ElBloombito.
“Anderson Cooper is doing a phoner on CNN so I have no idea how tight his shirt is. Therefore I have no idea how bad things are.” — NBC News’ Shawna Thomas, who later claimed to borrow a variation of a joke from SNL’s Seth Meyers.
“Sexual CNN Headlines.” — NYT comm asst. Jordan Cohen with accompanying picture.
“Oh thank God, David Corn is about to give us his perspective on Sandy on Hardball. Storm coverage is complete now.” — TownHall‘s Derek Hunter.
“Watching CNN coverage of Sandy giving me PTSD. Just put on my CNN windbreaker and started interviewing neighbors w/a plastic microphone.” — former CNN anchor Miles O’Brien.
See which blogger feared the storm might make her pregnant and what advice could MSNBC Contributor Meghan McCain possibly have?
On a lighter note…
“Damn hurricane is going to make me fat or pregnant.” — Poshbrood travel blogger Elizabeth Thorp.
“Okay. Everyone is apparently watching Hocus Pocus and baking.” — HuffPost‘s Amanda Terkel.
“Usually I am a Batman woman, but that crane makes me wish Spider-Man was real.” — Roll Call‘s Abby Livingston.
“SO MUCH WINE,” — HuffPost‘s Sam Stein.
And a serious one…
“I estimate gusts in DC north of 50 knots. Scary. Too dark for video. Plus too busy placing pots for ceiling leaks. Prayers for NJ/NYC.” — Washingtonian Publisher Cathy Merrill Williams.
“In Cleveland, just saw wind gusts blow over a woman trying to cross the street. Several people ran to help her up and struggled in the wind.” — CBS News Chief Legal and Political Correspondent Jan Crawford.
“Whether it’s a hurricane or everyday life, basic question is are we all in this together or is each on his own? That’s the choice on 11/6.” — Former U.S. Sec. of Labor Robert Reich.
A note of advice…
“Everyone in NYC please listen to law enforcement and stay inside. This news is heartbreaking and scary, my neighborhood is flooding. :-(” — MSNBC Contributor and Daily Beast Columnist Meghan McCain.
Peter Ogburn and Eddie Scarry contributed to this report.