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Quote of the Day:

“I have legitimately been drunk for 12 hours. Who do I think I am?”

BuzzFeed’s Tracy Clayton.

The Complainer 

“Wish @CNN in the US would carry what is going in in Sydney. Not into the dreck you have on now.” — ABC7’s Steve Rudin.

The Complainer II 

“The amount of time I’m spending waiting on hold to talk to someone about health insurance makes me need health insurance.” — Jen Doll, Mental Floss contributing editor.

Mother Jones journo to Apple: WTF? 

“Just installed new iTunes. Music gone. Playlists gone. Rescanned entire computer and loaded everything it found. WTF Apple?” — Mother Jones blogger Kevin Drum, who got in an entertaining Twitter fight with CNN’s Jake Tapper last week.

How to Make it All About Me?

“Almost bought some chocolate from the Lindt Cafe last week for my mother-in-law; figured I might as well get it stateside. #Sydney Siege” — First Look Media’s Andy Carvin.

Capitol Hill aide feels weird with sleep 

“10 hours of sleep feels weird. It’s been weeks since more than 6 or 7.” — Senate aide and former National Journo journo Chris Peleo-Lazar.

Montel Williams has a question for Dana Loesch 

@DLoesch ok Dana can we agree tonight isn’t the night to lecture Australians about the virtue of our 2nd Amendment?” — former talk show host and veteran activist Montel Williams.

Bill Cosby’s rep continues to go down the drain

@SpelmanCollege distances itself from it’s largest benefactor, Bill Cosby.” — contributor Jelani Cobb, who links to this story in the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

Metro Sucks Part XXII

“Thanks for the hour-long commute, Metro.” — Politico defense reporter Leigh Munsil.

“Waiting an unknown length of time for a Metro train surrounded by people who came from an ugly Christmas sweater party. Glamorous life.” — Roll Call‘s Niels Lesniewski. Also…a veiled threat from Niels? He wrote, “Hey, sources: I do take note when you’re inaccessible when the Senate is in session (even on Saturday nights).”

WaPo‘s Marty Baron Gets Marty’D

(Rudely, Baron doesn’t reply.)

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Conservative journo lightly compliments Sen. Cruz

“People call Cruz’s actions ‘theater.’ That’s fine. It’s better than lying. Which is what most of his colleagues do.” — RedState‘s Ben Howe.

TV reporter can’t sleep 

“Wide awake. Wanna be dreaming.” — FNC’s Jedediah Bila on Sunday morning at 12:48 a.m.

George Clooney: son of a newsman, fuckers! 

“George Clooney leaked email: ‘I’m the son of a news man…everything will be double come on with your lawsuits…f***ers…'” — MSNBC political correspondent Kasie Hunt.


“GREAT SUIT – @aaronschock leaving TNT Christmas in Washington this evening.” — Mark Wilkins, a.k.a. “Marky Mark,” one of a few members of D.C.’s paparazzi.

Congressman has hip injury 

“Rep. Dingell has a hairline fracture in his hip from a fall last week, can’t travel for a ‘few weeks.'” — Frank Thorp V, Capitol Hill producer, NBC News.