The Holiday Insanity Edition.
Journo promises impersonal presents for family members
“Merry Christmas, 1/3 of my family, who will now get whatever is in my path as I run through Grand Central.” — Marketplace’s Lizzie O’Leary.
And an MSNBCer wants to wish “you right wingers” a questionably Merry Xmas
“I believe in Chist, I believe in Christmas, and I love my God. I believe that my God is a good God & if you right wingers think God thinks I’m lesser than you, THEN YOU’RE A PHARISEE. Good luck w that. Merry Christmas everyone!” — MSNBC Contributor Jimmy Williams, on a serious mission to bridge the divide between right and left.
Her mom asked what?
“Y’all, my mom just told me to Ask Jeeves something. Sorry, what year is it?” — Politico‘s Juana Summers.
Life’s little mysteries with Touré
“I love the whole pedestrian-wave-to-driver-who-
Reporter bonds with Whole Foods on Xmas Eve; seriously dumb convo ensues
Washington Post‘s Brian Fung: “This Whole Foods is surprisingly packed.”
Jason Kuznicki: editor, Cato Institute:
@b_fung I am surprised that you are surprised.
@JasonKuznicki there are even people buying whole trees still — what is this?!
Jason Kuznicki: “
@b_fung Traditionally, December 25 was the first day of Christmas.”
Whole Foods Market: “b_fung Word on the streets, that is the case in most locations…hope you make it in and out quickly!”
Really Deep Thoughts With HuffPost’s Jason Linkins
“Doesn’t take long for people to come begging for a perspective punch on Twitter. People are very needy and insecure this time of year.” — Linkins.
WTF? Journo complains about getting along with his family
“Here’s the thing about spending time w/ family: you realize that they don’t have different tastes in entertainment and it’s aggravating.” — Mediaite‘s Scandal ignorant Josh Feldman, who clearly doesn’t understand the true meaning of Christmas.
“Hurry, fellas. Not much time left to finish your Christmas manscaping.” — WaPo‘s Hank Stuever.
Comcast tries to destroy Christmas with tacky cold calls
Writer goes a little overboard on coffee ingestion
“Sorry, world, there’s no more coffee left anywhere. I drank it.” — WaPo‘s Ben Pershing.
Journo can’t wrap presents
“Anybody who asks me to wrap presents is complicit in my incompetence.” — WaPo‘s Reid Wilson.
Reporter spends Xmas in LA
“Palm trees and Mexican tipicas and sun and sandals and coming to LA was the best idea.” — National Journal‘s Elahe Izadi.
Naturally, journos discuss ketchup on Christmas Eve
WSJ‘s Farhad Manjoo: “How are restaurant ketchup bottles always full? If they’re constantly refilling them, isn’t a lot of that ketchup old? Does k not go bad?”
WSJ‘s San Francisco-based Evelyn Rusli: “Isn’t vinegar acidic?”
Politico‘s Byron Tau: “As a longtime former restaurant employee, most restaurants “marry” the ketchups. Have no idea about the legality.”