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BuzzFeed editor in real life (a.k.a. IRL if that was too many words) 

“I asked a guy in a store where something was and when I went to the cashier to pay I said ‘h/t sales floor guy’ and I think I need a vacation.” — Samir Mezrahi, senior editor, BuzzFeed.


“Today was my mother’s birthday. She’s been gone 5 years. Kind of lost it when the choir started singing, ‘And I Will Raise Him Up'” — NBC weatherman Al Roker.

The Observer

“Lunch at the deli in the Watergate complex is like time travel to 1962… Place feels like a Mad Men episode” — Paul SingerUSA Today.

What a lovely tweet on Easter! 

“People are made of shit.” — the feed known as @emokidsloveme.

CapitalNY reporter looking out for your digestion 

“Hey, has anyone here eaten more than one corn dog in their lives? I feel like you do it once, and never again.” — Politico‘s baby sibling CapitalNY‘s Jimmy Vielkind.

Confessional 2. 

“I haven’t had a cigarette in so long and I want one so badly.” — Ben Dreyfuss, engagement editor, Mother Jones, at 1:32 a.m. Sunday morning.

Confessional 3. 

“Nothing like a late night allergy attack to make you feel sexy.” — Myles Tanzer, a.k.a. “Cupid Valentino,” editor, BuzzFeed, at 1:02 a.m. Sunday morning.

Politico reporter seeks thoughtfulness 

“I’d love to live in a world where people (including occasionally myself) actually read articles before commenting on them. ” — Politico‘s Ben White.


“Though Jesus rose from the dead, he isn’t a zombie. We Christians eat him instead. #Easter” — L.A.-based freelancer Charles Johnson

Postcard from somewhere in Washington

“Dear Twitter: I don’t care if you just had a haircut, or slept in like you’re still in high school, or just wiped your baby’s butt. Really.” — David Martosko, U.S. political editor, Daily Mail, over the weekend.

1000x1000Katty Kay finds confidence to purchase WHAT? 

“Just bought my first ever leather pants – just putting them on turns up the badass dial! Great chat – thanks!” — BBC’s Katty Kay, co-author of The Confidence Code with ABC “GMA” reporter and White House Press Sec. Jay Carney‘s spouse Claire Shipman.

Sarcasm is…

“Yellow journalism is known for its emphasis on scandals, exaggerations and stirring up drama. Good thing we don’t have that anymore.”  — Paul Brandus, a.k.a. West Wing Reports.

Sydney Leathers assures her family doesn’t hate her

“Again I love people who are dumb enough to assume my family hates me or will hate me in the future. Spent the whole day w/them. We’re good. …It’s not hard to comprehend. Everyone has sex. Whether or not I’ve done it on camera means nothing to the people who know me & love me.” — Sydney Elaine Leathers, former sexting partner to failed New York mayoral hopeful Anthony Weiner who is now a porn actress.

Confessional 4. 

“Going back to NYC for less than 48 hours was like relapsing. I am once again back to square one, and so goddamn homesick for the city.” — Meghan McCain, L.A.-based daughter to Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.).