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The Roving Eye: Photo Caption Contest of the Day

Betsy Rothstein Gossip blogger
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Today the NYT has a really hilariously self-reflective photograph of Vox Media’s newest acquisition: Ezra Klein, formerly of The Washington Post. Seriously, was a photographer able to say something like, ‘Yo Ezra, mind pointing at yourself?’ And he obliged? We’re reaching out to you dear readers to help make sense of it all. With the help of sources whom we requested to personally weigh in, we have a head start. But please email your captions. We’ll print the best ones. Just remember, this blog is rated NC-17, so you’ve got a hell of a lot of leeway here. Write to or to All submissions are anonymous unless you tell me otherwise. 



“One finger for me, the next for you…”

“Was this the face that launched a thousand ships?”

“I can’t deny the fact that you like me, right now, you like me!”

“See if you can spot where I was hit in the head with a 2×4.”

The inevitable outcome at Vox: Klein fires himself

Klein: “No, that is not acne on my forehead, it’s an unusual birthmark. Nothing the makeup department over at MSNBC can’t handle.”

“Should I let my hair grow out?”

Klein: “In case you didn’t know, you’re looking at the future of journalism (yes, I really think things like this).”

Ezra Klein, using a finger other than his middle one for a changeKlein: “Admit it: You love this face as much as I love this face.”Ezra Klein counts the number of people OUTSIDE of Washington, DC who know who he is.