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Yes, another f#@king explainer. or WaPo

“The 3 maps you need to understand the Scottish independence vote.” — WaPo‘s Chris Cillizza.

Discovery’s ‘Rival Survival’ catches on…

“Turns out this Discovery show about Sen. @JeffFlake and Sen. @MartinHeinrich surviving on an island together for 6 days is a real thing.” — NBC “MTP” senior editor Shawna Thomas.

Why does HuffPost Media give a s#!& about this? 

“Sorry if we act a little tired today. We were up all night following the #indyref and they actually, like, count all the votes over there!” — HuffPost Media.

SLAVERY AND SPANKING? Something to ponder… “If whites spank their kids, are they having slavery flashbacks? Call 877-373-9766 #NewsOneNow” — News One’s Roland Martin

Angry journo

“Rot in hell with your iPhones.” — Simon Maloy, political writer for Salon.

Should Chris Moody get laser eye surgery?

“My idea for the next @ChrisMoody adventure piece: let Rand Paul give him laser eye surgery.” — The Daily Caller‘s Alex Pappas. The crack comes because Yahoo! News‘ Chris Moody went surfing with Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii). Mark Hemingway, a senior writer at The Weekly Standard, was also enraged by Moody’s story: “I hate you @moody, for no other reason than your ability to scam choice assignments.”

Washington can be a major pain in the a–

“Stuck in the queue trying to buy @Nationals playoff tickets. #natitude is testing my attitude.” — Jonathan Salant, campaign finance expert, former NPC Club Prez.

Pumpkin-obsessed journo prepares for the fall 

“Bought a pumpkin pie-scented candle. Sue me.” — Mediaite‘s Eddie Scarry.

Oh no they didn’t. 

“Did the NYT seriously just call @shondarhimes, the most powerful woman in TV, an ‘angry black woman’?” — Nisha Chittal, manager, social media & community, MSNBC.

Another plane, another wailing baby, another irritated Washington Free Beacon reporter 

“I’m a lucky boy! I get to sit right near a terrible screaming baby. I’m so happy!” — Washington Free Beacon‘s Adam Kredo, who has a history of despising cute little babies on airplanes. Ace of Spades‘ Gabriel Malor replied, “Think how thrilled the baby is to be sitting near you.” Note to readers: See what happened back in May when Kredo actually wanted to fight a fussy baby on an airplane.