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Quotes of the Day

A reporter’s thoughts about August

“Always forget that Washington in August is a mixed bag: Easier to get around but harder to get your calls/emails returned.” — Politico‘s Amie Parnes in a Wednesday tweet.

Publicist returns moldy onion

“On my way back to Whole Foods to exchange the moldy red onion I bought today. I’d prefer one without the mold.” — Publicist Courtney Cohen in a Wednesday tweet.

Blogger wants Coulter’s choker necklace

“.@AnnCoulter wearing a pretty necklace on Willis Report. #WANT” — The Lotus Blogger Lisa de Pasquale in a Wednesday tweet. She later explained it was a choker with large turquoise stones and was “very west coast summer.” Asked if the jewels were large enough to cover Coulter’s throat area, she told me I was the worst kind of person.

Out of context quote

“White cheddar or traditional? Throw in some peanut butter and you’re set.” — John Taylor, Sprint spokesman on public policy.”

Out of context quote II

“Glad you enjoyed that story about me killing somebody over dishes!” — Reason Mag Associate Editor Mike Riggs to Yahoo! News’s Chris Moody.

Ezzy’s Journo-Dilemma

“Was sent a review copy of a book titled “The Man Who Never Died.” But the book makes it pretty clear the man in question did, in fact, die.” — Lead Boyband Singer Ezra Klein in a Wednesday tweet.

Questions we never ponder

“Why does Pepco advertise on television? It’s not like bad marketing will make me stop buying electricity.” — Liberal blogger Matt Yglesias in a Wednesday tweet.