What were they thinking? Poltico‘s Tal Kopan has a comprehensive roundup of the people who couldn’t control themselves on Twitter this year. The list includes the likes of short lived MSNBCer Alec Baldwin, Obama aide Dan Pfeiffer, Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.), FNC’s Geraldo Rivera (yes, the selfie of him in a towel) and more. Read here.
Snoop, Kerry and magic. When Snoop Dogg and Sec. of State John Kerry meet up, nothing but good can come of it. Washington Post‘s Clinton Yates has a column about it that zones in on the incredible awkwardness of how Kerry greeted Snoop. An excerpt: “As the person who initiates the pound, you are responsible for its respectable completion. Meaning, you don’t just put out a fist mid-air to someone whom you don’t believe will likely understand what you’re doing within 1-1.5 seconds. Cause that’s when things get majorly awkward.” Read the full column.
My new guilty reading pleasure: Slate‘s Matthew Yglesias. It’s so bad it’s good. This week, Yglesias writes the “7 Things to Do While Fake-Working This Week.” Why you shouldn’t read this: This sentence: “Consquently [sic], members of Congress’ perception of what voters care about and think is massively skewed by the priorities of socially deviant frequent letter-writers.” His suggestions on how to fake-work are not very good. The only one The Mirror will endorse is Amazon shopping. Read here.
Oh look, a Q & A with Joel M. Cohen: Stateless Media’s Peter Savodnik has an interview with the former United States attorney who led the charge against the Jordan Belfort. Belfort, a.k.a. the “Wolf of Wall Street,” is the subject of Martin Scorsese‘s newest film. It’s worth a read. And besides, it may give you the kick in the a– you need to see the nearly three-hour long movie.