The National Review's Kathryn Jean Lopez found the day beginning strangely quiet...

washington is truly in recess mode. no flurry of weather-related twitter hashtags. that or the clever social media kids slept in.less than a minute ago via web

...then the thunderstorm hit and Hot Air's Ed Morrissey couldn't resist a comparison.

@kathrynlopez Those aren't lightning strikes.  That's Obama's new energy source for the Volt.less than a minute ago via TweetDeck

Sure enough, DC (and Pourmecoffee) was back doing what it does best:

Judge rules gay couples can wed beginning Aug. 18. Heterosexual CA couples have one week to protect their marriages.less than a minute ago via tGadget

The American Propect's Adam Serwer made quips that could make Newt Gingrich spontaneously combust...

BREAKING: To celebrate prop 8 ruling, Justice Kagan announces plan for mass same sex marriages of illegal immigrants at Ground Zero Mosqueless than a minute ago via web

...while Slate's David Weigel contemplated the Catch-22 of the midterms...

Deep thought: In November, voters will replace a broken Senate with one that will filibuster everything.less than a minute ago via TweetDeck

... and Ezra Klein mused about more esoteric combinations of wonkery and pop culture.

Resolved: Gangster rap is the purest expression of Randian principles in America today.less than a minute ago via web

And, yeah, CNN's Peter Hamby tweeted a reference within a reference.

casey affleck will play ben quayle in the film "Mr. Landers goes to Washington."less than a minute ago via web