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BOLD QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Well … I guess I’m canceling my Vogue subscription. Who is with me???” — actress Sarah Michelle Gellar on Kim Kardashian and husband Kanye West landing on the cover of Vogue. Read more about it and see Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour‘s explanation on why they’re an iconic couple in HuffPost here.

Here’s an idea…

“Would love if a program could measure asshole comments on Twitter by gender, both the gender of the tweeter and the person targeted.” — Amie Stepanovich, senior policy council, Access Now.

Self-appointed advisor to CNN 

“CNN’s new tagline should be ‘hey, at least we’re not as bad as Fox News'” — Anthony De Rosa, editor-in-chief of Circa, adjunct journalism prof at NYU.

Travel Bitches 

“Dad with small kids now boarding my flight to LA: ‘smells like poop already and we didn’t even do it.’ The great business of air travel.” — Dean Murphy, business editor, NYT.

“PSA: I’m on a plane again. I promise @betsyscribeindc that I will not complain publicly if someone or something irritates me. I hope not. Chris Matthews appears to be on this flight though, so…” — Washington Free Beacon‘s Adam Kredo, who went on a pretty enjoyable tear last week about a crying baby he encountered on a plane. If you missed that, read here. (MSNBC’s Matthews obviously sat in first class; Kredo was stationed near the potty.)

Meghan McCain has second thoughts about living in LA 

“Leaving NYC for LA still feels like going through a breakup. I really hope something about this city starts to grown on me.” — Meghan McCain, daughter of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.).

Journo annoyed by morning crooner at Starbucks 

“Why sir, why must you serenade the entire Starbucks before 9AM? #headphonesonworldoff” — Politico‘s Juana Summers.

Important question to ponder

“Why do Facebook photos from DC always feature six blonde people – in tight formation — grinning so maniacally their eyes pop out?” — Politico‘s Glenn Thrush.

Twitter pet peeve I

“Rant of the day: people who confuse Twitter for Instagram (Which is to say, save your selfies for that photo sharing app)” — Michael Babaro, political reporter, NYT.

Twitter pet peeve II 

“That moment when you want to unfollow someone that you genuinely like because their tweets are driving you insane.” — RedState  contributor Ben Howe.

Donald Trump: President-at-Large 

“The situation with Russia is much more dangerous than most people may think – and could lead to World War III. WE NEED GREAT LEADERSHIP FAST” — Trump.

NPR correspondent promises reasonable plane coverage

“We’re keeping on eye on the plane search. It will be in our newscasts. But we won’t break open our show for speculation.” — NPR’s Scott Simon.

Journo needs help watching TV 

“I need an assistant just to watch TV shows and keep me up to speed.” — Politico‘s Ben White.

‘The first lady’s staff called me a bunch of names’ 

“When I did a story about the East Wing for Politico, before the piece even came out the first lady’s staff called me a bunch of derogatory names — irresponsible, unprofessional, shoddy, a rumor-monger and a liar,” said Mason. “They also demanded I identify my confidential sources as a condition for their commenting on the record (I refused, of course. Has that ever worked?)” — SiriusXM “Press Pool” host Julie Mason. Read the full story here.

Ex-Breitbart reporter begs for money 

“Meanwhile, Christians are being murdered in cold blood & I’m struggling to raise $3,000 to tell that story.” — Lee Stranahan, who was recently fired from Breitbart Texas after a big bad fight with his supervisor Brandon Darby.