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Whose Line Is It Anyway?

4:40 PM, May 4, 2009 • By MICHAEL GOLDFARB
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A friend suggests a series called: "Who said it: Weiner, Rahm, or Ari Gold?"

"Hey, I got my name on my tie," Weiner said, pulling the deep-blue garment from inside his coat. Given to him by an Annapolis grad, the tie was embossed with large gold "N." See that N," said Weiner. "It stands for Not to Be F--ed With … That's me, Anthony Not to Be F--ed With Weiner."

Even if Weiner does occasionally point at an aide and say, "Ticktock!" when he wants to know what time it is…"

"Yom Kippur is the one day of the year I don't worship at the altar of my BlackBerry."

Weiner has always seemed a bit of a nerdish off-angle in the House, a George "the Animal" Steele fan who eats Hostess cupcakes with orange icing for the "vitamin-C quotient," chews Bazooka bubblegum "by the tub," and once, during a hearing on supposed immorality in pop music, referenced Jamaican dancehall stars Barrington Levy, Buju Banton, and Shinehead, along with Chamillionaire, in a heartfelt semi-defense of hip-hop culture (a rap that left his bluenose colleagues dumbfounded).