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Quote of the Day:

“Whoa. Harry Reid suffered an accident while exercising at home breaking ‘a number of ribs and bones in his face.’ per his office.”

HuffPost White House correspondent Sam Stein. According to CNN’s Athena Jones, a machine he was using broke and he fell down and broke a bunch of bones. The incident occurred New Year’s Day at his home.

Your wildest New Year’s Eve: A gay couple in the Rockies in 1992  

“Most interesting new year’s eve I ever had was 31 December 1992.  My partner and I had decided to buy the New Year’s Eve Package at the famed Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colorado along with a thousand other couples, all of whom turned out to be straight.  This was 1992.  Each seat had either a top hat and next to it a tiara.  There were no top hats next to each other.  Very uncomfortable. So after saying hello to clearly uncomfortable guests at our table, we slipped out to the jazz bar and heard a fantastic diva jazz lounge singer turn it on – and she immediately got ‘us’ and told us to take the front table.  There in the lounge and enjoying the groove was incoming Clinton Chief of Staff Mack McLarty with his wife — who gave us big New Year’s hugs and made us feel like we were with the in crowd, as ourselves, on a cold New Year’s Eve night in the Rockies.” — The Atlantic‘s Steve Clemons.


And a New Year’s resolution…

“I rarely make New Year’s resolutions but this year I will and it’s to cut back on @Uber.” — Serena Elavia, editorial fellow, The Atlantic.

A rather gross way to enter the new year

“As an honorary New Yorker, I’d like to drop my balls and wish you all a Happy New Year! ; ) Stay safe!!” — conservative blogger Dan Riehl, who once drove a woman home wearing no pants.

Spencer Ackerman being completely weird on New Year’s Eve

“LIFEHACK: drink water when you’re thirsty & can’t sleep instead of convincing yrself that sleeping depends on yr ability to overcome thirst.” — The Guardian‘s Spencer Ackerman at 4:43 a.m. Conor Friedersdorf replied at 4:53 a.m.: “Then again, LIFEHACK: Don’t take sleep advice from people tweeting at 4:50 am.”

Grief porn 

“RIP Mario Cuomo, and thank you for taking a phone call from that Village Voice writer working on her first NY politics piece.” — Alyssa Katz, New York Daily News.

“I met Mario Cuomo once. He jokingly said his daughter had disappointed him in marrying “a shoemaker” (Kenneth Cole). RIP.” — Jamie Kirchick, foreign policy correspondent, The Daily Beast.

Aging gracefully… with cigarettes 

“Inside joke there. Because, you see, I will literally be 40 at midnight. Not that I am worried about it at all does anyone have a cigarette?” — Andrew Rice, New York Magazine.

Dear Twitter: Chris Cuomo is back on your good side 

“I give Twitter shade sometimes, but I also receive great insight/support here. So thank you to all, the angels and trolls. Happy New Year!” — CNN “New Day” host Chris Cuomo.

But maybe not so much for this woman

“OMG, people are popping up in my timeline and I’m like, ‘fuck this, I don’t need you in 2015.’ I don’t know what is wrong with me tonight.” — emokidsloveme at 12:09 a.m. on New Year’s Eve.

My co-worker is in Rio and complaining about the weather: WTF, is that even fair? 

“Rio is Portuguese for Sauna. Off to the more temperate Buenos Aires in the AM.” — The Daily Caller‘s Jamie Weinstein.

From Chris Donovan…senior producer, ABC News

Russert: You wish you had run for president someday?
Cuomo: No.
Russert: Never?
Cuomo: No. I don’t think I was good enough to be a president.

The Astute Observer

“Most Sunday feeling Thursday of all time.” — BuzzFeed finance reporter Matthew Zeitlin.

Richard Grenell wants journalists to raise the bar

“In 2015, I hope for more humor in politics, less ego in DC’s journalism and more substance in reporting. #RaiseTheBarOnJournalists” — world famous media critic at large and all around thorn in your side Richard Grenell.

Important Q to ponder regarding Rob Lowe

“Can we skip forward to ‘jumped the shark Rob Lowe’ and be done with these dumb commercials?” — The Daily Beast‘s Jackie Kucinich.

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Bath Time New Year’s Resolution 

I will do my best to bring you this feature daily to highlight stories I think you should be reading and encourage you to bathe regularly. If you want your stories featured or publicists, if you want your reporters’ stories highlighted, please alert me to them at Obviously I want exceptional stories. Not crappy pieces that would waste a reader’s time.