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Media Minutiae, There’s Always Times Square Edition

  • Putting a dent on New Year’s: Sacre bleu – smokin’ hot geek of the year Nick Denton has had to cancel his New Year’s party. What? No free-flowing champagne and stalker’s-eye view of Balthazar? Damn. Never mind that he lives so close to the rice pudding place. [WWD]

  • “New Jersey: Wrap Your Legs ‘Round These Velvet Rims and Strap Your Hands ‘Cross Our Engines!”Apparently, New Jersey needs a new slogan. Alternatives include “New Jersey: We Give Love A Bad Name” and “New Jersey: Start Spreadin’ The…” oops. Point being, Bruce, Frank, and Jon Bon Jovi. What more do they need to say? [NYT]
  • Beth Ostrosky loves dogs, not unlike Slate readers: The “leggy squeeze” of Howard Stern poses with schnoogies in her 2006 calendar, which Slate readers are expected to buy up in droves. Oh, come on. Schnoogie! It’s only one of the most popular words of ’05! [NYDN]
  • Oh, fine…yes, goddamn it, we’ll still need you: Big profile on Jann Wenner in the NYT Sunday! He’s gonna be 60! Rolling Stone is gonna be 1,000! Sorry for not writing on it sooner, but I just find that this guy gets a lot of ink. Aren’t there any other super-fastidious Brownridge-losing Min-exasperating Men’s-Journal-running telegenic-journalist-seeking quasi-Napoleonic party animals out there? Oh. [NYT]

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