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Quotes of the Day

Picky scribe

“New first: Sent an ale back at a restaurant. Why? Because it was a Chimay served in a pint glass instead of a chalice. Barbarians! #beer.” — Kiplinger’s political reporter Ken Bazinet.

Goff joins the McRib craze

“1 McRib please.” — NBC Washington’s Angie Goff.

Wanted: A reality show for this reporter

“So my photographer told me today, my phone conversations with my Indonesian cleaning lady would make a great sit-com.” — ABC7’s Stephen Tschida. (We never tire of wild train rider TV reporter.)

Grover. Random?

“I asked @SpeakerBoehner whether Grover Norquist was a positive influence on the #GOP . He called Norquist ‘some random person.'” — MSNBC Congressional reporter Luke Russert. Norquist is President of the Americans for Tax Reform.

What are the chances?

“One of the officers here at Jalalabad has an alarm clock that sounds like an air raid siren. This is not cool.” — ABC News White House Correspondent Jake Tapper in Afghanistan.

Eavesdrop Cafe…with The Blazes’s Eddie Scarry

1. “There’s a woman eating something next to me that smells like marijuana.”

2. “This man just took approximately 15min to settle into the seat next to me.”

3. “Working in a cafe should be like changing in a locker room. Keep your eyes on your own business.”

New Media Strategies CEO Pete Snyder rang the opening bell Thursday morning at the New York Stock Exchange. Why should we care? Says one blogger type, “the idea is more that Wall Street has realized they’re not communicating in a space loaded with people who are slamming them. It’s notable because they turned to a master of political messaging like Pete who works on Beltway issues.” If you have to read more on this, visit Politico. They wrote an entire story on it Thursday.

A convo between two media types

House Maj. Leader Eric Cantor’s flack Brad Dayspring: Just saw man reading an Ipad & eating a bowl of cereal. Oh, he was also driving.

FNC’s Ed Henry: One part awesome, nine parts alarming.