Balloons had a moment last night

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Balloons had a moment last night
July 29th, 2016
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Trending
Convention wrap-up time

 

Between Hillary Clinton's complete awestruck reaction to her own triumphant balloon drop and these 17 pictures of hubby Bill Clinton playing with balloons that you need to see before you die, balloons and glitter really had a moment last night, guys. "I am also 100 percent here for Tim Kaine's total ebullience about these balloons. It is hard to overstate the thrill of seeing very accomplished adults frolicking in balloons," writes Elle columnist R. Eric Thomas. "Has Hillary never seen a glitter cannon before?" wonders Alice Workman. "I want to be as happy as @billclinton is with balloons. Look at the joy in his eyes!" marvels Esmeralda Portillo. "If only every balloon could have their very own Bill Clinton to adore them," muses Erica Swindell. Others were more concerned than entertained. "i'm a little worried about Bill Clinton after seeing these pictures of him playing with balloons," admits Lori Montgomery. "So yeah, Bill Clinton has advanced dementia and is not long for this world," similarly concludes Bill McMorris at the Washington Free Beacon.

Here are some other things we learned since we left you last:

Watercooler
Question of the day

 

Our last question asked: It's since been negated, but a New York Times article recently sparked a rumor that President Obama engaged in what peculiar late night habit? Eating exactly 7 almonds.

Yes, exactly seven.

We're not sure where that rumor came from, but we're pretty okay with it.

 

Congrats to beauty blogger Charlotte LoBuono (at right) for being the very first to answer that correctly (and adding the quip "The man's nuts!"). Honorable mentions go out to Mark Gibbs (who adds "Love it - Anal Retentive in Chief!"), Eve ByronPashva (who jokes "forcing him to open more packs because it can't be divided by 7"), and Lori Friedman for also getting that right. Shout outs to Margo Howard for guessing "Cookies and milk" and Ron Casalotti for guessing "Play Words with Friends," which both sound like much more plausible late-evening activities for the commander-in-chief.

As for today's question, here it is: Speaking of President Obama, what was interesting about the running time of Obama's and former president Bill Clinton's speeches?

Click here to submit your answers to @MuckRack. IMPORTANT: If you choose not to click that link, please include the word "answer" in your tweet so we can find it (the link will automatically do so for you)!

... We’ll announce the winners in the next Daily!

Career Updates
Journo job moves for Friday

 

Your job moves to know for today:

  • Motherboard's Adrianne Jeffries (at right) just announced she is stepping down, destination (or new role) as yet unknown. "I have the best job. I want to pass it on to someone amazing," Jeffries tweets. Hint, hint: that means a job opening for you work seekers.
  • Nathalie Granda just made her on-air debut at ABC 30 Fresno (KFSN-TV) as a reporter in their Merced bureau, working the weekday 4 and 6 p.m. newscasts. Granda hails from KVII in Amarillo, Texas, where she served as a multimedia journalist and fill-in anchor.
  • Coming soon (next September): The Washington Post is prepped to welcome David Filipov as Moscow bureau chief. Filipov previously acted as a multimedia reporter on the arts and lifestyle beat at the Boston Globe, but also served as their Moscow bureau chief for over a decade.
Don’t forget - if you change your job in journalism or move to a different news organization, be sure to email Kirsten (kirsten [at] sawhorsemedia [dot] com) so we can reflect your new title. News job changes only, please! Thanks!
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