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5 Dumbest Tweets Of The Week

Betsy Rothstein Gossip blogger
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5. Eggplant eating journos unite! 

“I need a Monday night eggplant dinner plan. Help please?” — Phoebe Connelly, senior producer, WaPo‘s PostTV. TheGuardian‘s Spencer Ackerman quickly replied, “I got something for you. Check email shortly.” — To which she replied, “Ackerman” with a red heart and purple eggplant emoticons.

4. Pepper eating reporter needs recipe: WTH? 


“I’m growing ghost peppers. They’ve turned orange. Should I wait for red or are they ready 2 be picked. Also: recipes?” — NationalReviewOnline‘s Jonah Goldberg.

3. Reporter finds hazelnuts in odd location 

“I Found Hazelnuts In My Washing Machine: The Libby Nelson Story” — education reporter Libby Nelson.


2. Journos discuss baking chocolate chip cookies

HuffPost’s Elise Foley: “2-Minute Chocolate Chip Cookie For One” is probably the saddest-sounding thing I’ve ever bookmarked.”

Slate‘s Jamelle Bouie: “@elisefoley You could always make a regular chocolate chip cookie dough, and freeze individual servings!”

1. Unnecessary mindless over sharing 

“One box, please.” — National Journal‘s serial tweeter Ron Fournier requesting a box of Krispy Kreme donuts this morning on Twitter. Or this: “back atchya,” in response to some other mindless tweeter who wrote, “You’re fine, Ron, I often have a different view, but I always respect yours.” (Big sigh.)