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Quotes of the Day

Funky headline from NPR News: “Crash Leaves 5,000 Chickens On Northern Calif. Highway”

Overheard… at the Newseum’s Cartoons & Cocktails event Thursday night as Politico‘s Ken Vogel was up on the dais serving as an auctioneer: “Does he have to file four times while he’s up there?” cracked a member of the audience.

How all the great friendships start…

“Anyway, I checked out your blog. You’re good, and smart. So stop picking dumb fights. There’s an enemy, but I’m not it.” — WaPo‘s Gene Weingarten to a Twitter follower named “DaisyDeadhead.” One of the many notes Daisy sent to Gene went something like this: “Maybe you’ll be the next person to lose your job; flea bitten couches won’t be so funny then, you arrogant anti-poor bigot.” Weingarten replied, “I respect the poor. Do you? Rotting porches, gun nuts don’t say ‘poor’ to me. I don’t think poor live trashy and paranoid.” Hmmm…maybe Daisy needs to be told he’s a humor columnist?

Sometimes people call her ‘Arnie’

Bio of the Day: Amie Parnes: “Reporter at POLITICO. Native Miamian on a treadmill between Dupont Circle, the White House and Rosslyn. Sometimes people call me Arnie.”

Washington’s new fashion consultant

“Craziest Joseph A Bank sale yet? Buy 1 suit, get 2 suits and 3 silk ties for free. Now through Sunday.” — HuffPost‘s Sam Stein.

Er, Words of Wisdom?

“It’s easy to mistakenly conclude certain people are of very low character, but sometimes their actions eliminate all doubt.” — The Daily Caller Executive Editor David Martosko on Thursday morning after this story came out. It’s unclear what he meant by it. The tweet has since been deleted and cannot be found on his Twitter feed.

The Media Critic

“Dear Washington Post: Thank you for making me waste some time this morning on a stupid, bureaucratic procedure.” — Politico‘s Patrick Gavin. He links to a prompt to choose and confirm his local alerts.


“Did we ever settle on a spelling of Qadaffi?” — The Albuquerque Journal‘s Washington Bureau Chief Michael Coleman.

Unnecessary Tweet of the Day

“I’ll say this about the pumpkin bagels at O’Hare: better than blueberry.” — NPR’s Scott Simon.