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Home for the Holidays Part II (and more) edition 

Reporter needs deodorant

“I need to go to the store and buy deodorant. I forgot last time I was there. I lead a truly exciting and blessed life.” — TheBlaze‘s business writer T. Becket Adams.

NYT‘s D.C. Bureau Chief wants word for family loading your dishwasher 

“Is there a German word for the mixture of gratitude and frustration you feel when relatives load your dishwasher incorrectly?” — David Leonhardt.

Journo wants holiday spirit on Twitter 

“So much hate in the twittersphere today. I think some folks could use a bit of the Holiday spirit.”  — Serena Marshall, digital journalist, ABC.


The Observers

“The Best Buy I just drove past belched and ejected a shoe.” — The Takeaway’s congressional radio reporter Todd Zwillich.

Self-appointed Media Critic 

“Next time BuzzFeed does an article on sexism, going to remind them they once said a guy telling a woman to “eat a di**” “wins” Thanksgiving.” — TheBlaze‘s T. Becket Adams. Adams is referring to this story about the LA producer from ABC’s “The Bachelor” who had an epic fight with Diane from seat 7a on an airplane on Thanksgiving. Happy Holidays!

Nudity, Roseanne Barr, not a good mix 

“My new internet tv sitcom will feature nudity, obscene language, violence politically incorrect analysis & channelling The Immutable Goddess.” — Former presidential hopeful Roseanne Barr.

Chris Christie’s fat problem

“I realize it’s uncouth to discuss Christie’s weight, but if you think looks don’t matter in presidential candidates, you’re delusional.” — Conservative commentator A.J. Delgado



“Join me on my shame spiral of eating last night’s carbs for breakfast. Shall we?” — Washingtonian‘s Kate Bennett.

“Signs it’s not your first wedding night: insomnia, a cat who won’t shut up all night and waking up to a vomiting child.” — Politico‘s Ben White, who got married on Thanksgiving. A few days later: “Happily married and 13 hours sleep equals absurdly good mood. Sure I’m not funny anymore but there’s more to life than shallow observations.” Congratulations to White!

“Post-meal champagne in hot tub. I’m just one dirty old man short of a cliche.” — Bloomberg‘s Stephanie Green.

“I am thankful to @soulcycle because I don’t want to smoke cigs anymore.” — Blogger Pamela Sorensen.

Words of Wisdom

“Every single day I’m reminded that a.) Twitter is terrible and b.) that I’m helplessly addicted to it. Is this what heroin is like?” — Free Beacon Managing Editor Sonny Bunch.

House Maj. Leader flack’s baby gets baptized 

“Our daughter Cecilia Grace was just baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. #blessed.” — Rory Cooper, communications director to House Maj. Leader Eric Cantor.


Lefty reporter at war with caramel corn

“I’d like to state for the record that caramel corn is evil and the invisible hands that force me to eat it are equally evil.” — Washington Post columnist and MSNBC contributor Jonathan Capehart.

HOW LOUD IS HIS FAMILY? “My family is SO loud that I’m forced to watch this cable showing of ‘The Princess Bride’ like it’s a silent movie.” — CNN contributor Kevin Madden.

Journo wants no part of train ride back to D.C. 

“Really don’t want to take a train after seeing this derailment. That train must have been flying to get that far from the tracks. Horrific.” — Emily Cahn, political reporter at CQ Roll Call at 9 a.m. Sunday morning as news of the train derailment was still unfolding.