BOLD QUOTE OF THE DAY: “I like the fact that he’s in a nicely tailored suit though because that’s not easy to do with that body type.” — Late-night E! talk show host Chelsea Handler on Toronto Mayor Rob Ford.
Natural born editor
“I was not born in a lot cabin. But was I born in a loG cabin?” — Fox News “The Five’s” Dana Perino.
Justin Bieber, Bob McDonnell and a gaseous canine
“Justin Bieber should be forced to share a jail cell w Bob McDonnell, for frothy desire of gross material wealth & the sheer stupidity to which they went to get it.” — MSNBC Contributor Jimmy Williams. Also, 11 hours ago: “My dog’s gas is unbearable. Truly unbearable.”
Corporate sensitivities include the word ‘bitch’
“Whoa. Emailed friend’s corp addy and jokingly used the word “bitch.” Received “Your message has been quarantined for profanity” autoresponse.” — Caroline McCarthy, VP of communications for true X Media.
On bagels and gentiles
“Just a theory: Jews don’t toast bagels, Gentiles do.” — WTOP’s Neal Augenstein.
News exec tries to resist click-bait
“What if I am too dumb to fall for click bait?” — Senor Veep of Newscorp Raju Narisetti in reaction to The Guardian, which wrote: “Can reading make you smarter?” And linked to this, a mostly boring story about a man deemed “slow” as a child because by age 8 he still couldn’t read. He started reading Spider-Man comics and his life was changed forever.
Shhhh….“My biological father asked not me not to discuss my personal life online. I don’t think he understands what his sperm produced .” — Michael Sunderland, weekend editor, Vice, who recently apparently learned that the man who raised him is not his real father.
Blogger wants a dog: “Dear Internet: I want a nice dog that doesn’t bark, can be trained, weighs no more than 20 lbs., and costs less than a month’s rent. Go.” — The Daily Caller‘s Jim Treacher. Apparently he got feedback. He then wrote, “I do not want a cat. If I wanted a cat, I would’ve said, “I want a cat.” The word you’re looking for is DOG. Dictionaries can be provided.
The humble-bragging, highly exaggerating name-dropper
“Legs still tired from dancing Saturday night — so great to re-connect with old friends Magic, Beyonce at #FLOTUS50. See everyone in Davos! …Oh man, I’m gonna be so tired after Davos, I hope I have enough energy left over for the #Alfalfa!! …Okay, fact check: I did NOT attend #FLOTUS50 and am not going to Davos…(but hoping to lead panel on the death of irony at #Alfalfa)” — NYT This Town author Mark Leibovich.
Writer hopes for a better him today
“Lotta irritating things today. Maybe kinder gentler me will finally be born tomorrow.” — RedState‘s Ben Howe.
Self-appointed media observer
“OK, so we got Milbank and Bendery in a dead heat for most ridiculous pro-life march ‘coverage’ today. Any other contenders?” — Mollie Hemingway, senior editor, The Federalist. She’s referring to WaPo‘s Dana Milbank and HuffPost‘s Jennifer Bendery.Ifill gives colleague a thumbs up“My pal @hari rocked @TheDailyShow so hard tonight. #totebaggangsta” — PBS NewsHour anchor Gwen Ifill, referring to Hari Sreenivasan, anchor and senior correspondent for the NewsHour.