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Note to Readers: We’re going fishing today (ice fishing, if necessary) so we won’t be around. We will return tomorrow, so send us your items anyhow and we’ll get to them on Friday. The only way we might interrupt this day off is if Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Rear end Wis.) goes jogging or injures his rump in any way. So please, congressman, do not take up jogging today or any fat burning exercises targeting your derriere. Friday is fine.


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Office madness

“Someone in my office is playing reveille. I hope this is interview-related.” — NPRFreshair.

Number of times BigGov’s Andrew Breitbart tweeted at us on Wednesday with no response in return: 7. Seems a little desperate for you. By the way, the lunch offer still stands. Your goons are not invited.

An odd message from NYT

“If you received an email today about canceling your NYT subscription, ignore it. It’s not from us.” — @nytimes. The email included an option to stay with the pub and get an exclusive 50 percent off for 16 weeks. PBS’s Gwen Ifill chimed in, “And here I was, looking forward to that 1/2 off deal.” Oh, but it turned out that it was the NYT. They sent the email by mistake to eight million people. Read more about this debacle here. A FBDC reader sent us the email he received from the NYT with one word in the email: “Ridiculous.” The subject line: CORRECTION: Important information regarding your subscription. Dear New York Times Reader, You may have received an e-mail today from The New York Times with the subject line “Important information regarding your subscription.” This e-mail was sent by us in error. Please disregard the message. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused. Sincerely, The New York Times. The only trouble? This FBDC doesn’t even subscibe to the NYT. “This morning I had received a solicitation to continue my home delivery subscription to the times,” he wrote. “Only problem: I don’t have a subscription.”

Knox finally makes it to Iowa — in one piece

“Luggage made it. Rental car was there. Hotel res’ intact. I will now set about trying to smell like something other than wombat in feet sauce.” — AFP‘s Olivier Knox. For more on Knox’s travel mishaps this week, read here.

From the Road

“The weather is so unseasonably nice in Iowa that I’m driving with my windows down.” — Politico‘s James Hohmann.

Weiner and Franks: Like Chocolate and Peanut Butter?

“Anthony Weiner & Barney Frank- what a cute couple!” — A commenter on The Blaze website in reaction to a story on a new book in which ex-Rep. Anthony Weiner allegedly says he wants to mix it up with other weiners.

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