Yoni Lotan, scheduled to perform at the Upright Citizens Brigade July 10 and 30, has kicked it up a notch. His perfectly timed bit as a FIFA soccer referee running around Times Square and giving passers-by yellow and red cards for various social media and other fouls is gaining media steam.
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The first sentence of the Associated Press item reads: ‘It’s a natural fit.’
And, per the screen grab below, the New York Post wisely avoided any attempt to wink-reference its iconic “Headless…Topless…” headline with its crowning of an AP-based item.
It’s going to be a topic of conversation all the way through Super Bowl XLVIII post-game analysis. For now, Daily News columnist Mike Lupica‘s column about the lapping of New Jersey by New York during the NFL season’s big final week is the most-read article on the newspaper’s website.
Lupica has no problem terming #48 a “New York Super Bowl.” In fact, when he ran into Seattle TV reporter Eric Johnson in Times Square (re-GPSed starting today with Super Bowl Boulevard) and framed the big game as such, the Pacific Northwest visitor couldn’t agree more. From Lupica’s piece:
The Super Bowl is here because of New York City, even if the game is being played over at the place the late Sonny Werblin, when running the Meadowlands and enticing the Giants across the Hudson, used to call “13th Avenue.”
We didn’t know anyone was actually working this week, but anyone who decided to go in to Condé Nast‘s Times Square headquarters today got a nasty surprise.
A suspicious looking van caused a bit of a bomb scare near the site of the New Year Eve ball drop today, and workers from a few buildings — including Condé Nast’s building and NASDAQ’s HQ — were reportedly asked to evacuate into the freezing cold.
New York police later gave the all clear after the van was discovered to only contain clothing, The New York Times reports.
Police Find Only Clothing in Abandoned Van –New York Times
Times Square A Huge Target | MTV To Pimp Dubai | Reader’s Digest’s $150M Fumble | Kaplan To Save Katie? | Thai Queen Cracks Down On Coyote Ugly Dancers | Ford Not A ‘Klutz’
- Reader’s Digest: Fumbled $150 million on its sale price; new owners look to revive brand. [Folio: | TheStreet.com]
- Times Square NYE Ball Drop: Brought to you by Target in 3-D. [Daily News]
- MTV: Looks to pimp Dubai. [Variety]
- Ex-MSNBC Head Rick Kaplan: To rescue Katie Couric? [Page Six]
- Thai Queen: Prompts countrywide crackdown of Coyote Ugly inspired dancers. [NYT]
- Gerald Ford: Had “decent” sense of humor. [ETP]