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  • Tabloids Pleased to See "Chastened" Coke Kids

    published Dec 12, 2008

    Having been enraged that F.I.T. coke dealers Christine Scafa and Mickenzie Dippenworth were in such good spirits when they were arrested Wednesday night, the Post is happy to see that they "sulked" ou... More >>

  • "Sterile" $530 Million South Ferry Station Opens Next Month

    published Dec 12, 2008

    The city built a new South Ferry subway station under the old one, and it opens next month. The good news, per the Staten Island Advance: longer platforms, so you won't have to rush to the front befor... More >>

  • Voice Xmas Gifts 3: Nude Biathlete Calendar

    published Dec 12, 2008

    Field & Stream, to which we have always wanted to link, informs us that the members of the Canadian women's biathlon team "share a common dream to excel at Canada's Olympics in 2010" and are raising... More >>

  • Queens Consoled: Annoying Kids Share Your Shitty Trains

    published Dec 12, 2008

    A New York Observer article portrays concerns about the coming end of W train service in Queens as essentially the mewling of hipsters. "The nightlife of Astoria's 20-somethings is at risk," writes Le... More >>

  • GOP to Motor City: Drop Dead (Updated)

    published Dec 12, 2008

    The Republicans will use their last remaining days of Senate power to screw the auto companies, killing a bill that would have shot the dying GM, Ford and Chrysler up with $14 billion in government ca... More >>

  • Memo Allegedly Details Espada & Co.'s Power, Payoff Demands

    published Dec 12, 2008

    The Times has a copy of a memo that allegedly details the Gang of Three state senators' demands of Malcolm Smith, back when they were forging the deal that was supposed to cement the Democratic majori... More >>

  • Study: NYC Unemployment to 8.5% This Time Next Year

    published Dec 12, 2008

    The good news from a new study from the Fiscal Policy Institute of New York is that the city's employment, which had lagged the nation's for most of the post-September 11 era, began to match and even ... More >>

  • Ellis Henican Takes on the "Bathrobe Boys" of Bloggerdom

    published Dec 12, 2008

    Alright, bloggers, line up for your tongue-lashing. Newsday columnist Ellis Henican has had enough of the "self-absorbed nitwit sitting in front of a computer in his bathrobe." (He doesn't mean us -... More >>

  • 20% of Teens Send Nude or Semi-Nude Pix, Study Finds

    published Dec 12, 2008

    CosmoGirl.com, in association with the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, wants to encourage teens to "make smart choices." So along with publishing their Sex and Tech survey... More >>

  • Worst Nativities of 2008

    published Dec 12, 2008

    Artisans in Naples, Italy unveiled their new nativity figures the other day and proved an ancient bit of Christmas wisdom: don't fuck with the formula. These representations of Barack and Michelle O... More >>

  • Bettie Page, 1923-2008

    published Dec 12, 2008

    Bettie Page has succumbed to complication of a heart attack she suffered last week. Though she had been an actress and, much later in life, a Christian evangelist, she is best known for her career as ... More >>

  • Yassky Defends Bike Lane Letter; TransAlt Says He "Should Know Better"

    published Dec 11, 2008

    David Yassky's office called to explain the Councilman's stand on south Williamsburg bike lanes, one of which Yassky and others recently asked the DOT to remove. Communications Director Jake Maguire... More >>

  • Sign Guy Gets Job, But Not From Sign, Really

    published Dec 11, 2008

    You may remember Joshua Persky, who got national coverage for walking around New York with an "MIT Graduate for Hire" sandwich sign because he'd despaired of getting a job by traditional means. He'd e... More >>

  • Teen Girls in KFC Sink! Nearly Nude!

    published Dec 11, 2008

    The Daily News can't get enough skin, even if it's the non-celebrity kind. Now they're reproducing MySpace snapshots of two girls in bikinis who luxuriated in a large sink at the northern California K... More >>

  • Golden Globe Nominees Up; Plus, Clint Sings!

    published Dec 11, 2008

    Thank God for awards season, which provides us with lists and glamor, both of which we're told readers like. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Golden Globules, which splits its best picture no... More >>

  • Oh To Hell With It: Jennifer Aniston Nude

    published Dec 11, 2008

    "Stars naked on covers may sell magazines," asks the Daily News, "but can it still stir up controversy?" They meant to ask, "Can it still get you to click through?" They're obviously hoping it can, ... More >>

  • O Holy Night! Carolers to Pimp $2.55 Luxury Units

    published Dec 11, 2008

    The real estate market is soft, even in that economic stratosphere where you would think buyers are immune to fluctuations. So the high-end dealers are getting creative. Before the election one local ... More >>

  • Sign Spinners at Five Guys

    published Dec 11, 2008

    We had no idea this was a thing (Jay Leno noticed it some time ago, but he has people): guerilla advertisers are employing "sign spinners" to attract customers to places of business. AArrow Advertis... More >>

  • Daschle in at HHS; Press Doesn't Care

    published Dec 11, 2008

    President-Elect Obama has just named former South Dakota Senator Tom Daschle as Secretary of Health and Human Services and head of the new White House Office of Health Reform. Daschle, a health-care r... More >>

  • Diaz "Sanctified" Now-Dead Senate Deal with Prayer

    published Dec 11, 2008

    Apparently the "handshake deal" between Malcolm Smith and the three Democratic state senate dissidents -- which is now in collapse -- also involved Jesus. Gang leader Carl Kruger tells the Albany Time... More >>

  • F.I.T. "Coke Queens" Our New Media-Resistant Heroes

    published Dec 11, 2008

    We are refreshed by the attitude of the young F.I.T. students, Mickenzie Dippenworth and Christine Scafa, who were arrested for selling coke last night (or, as the tediously judgmental New York Post p... More >>

  • Reality TV Star on Latest PETA Anti-Fur Poster

    published Dec 11, 2008

    There's a new PETA poster girl and she's Khloe Kardashian, who is apparently on something called "Keeping Up with the Kardashians," which sources tell us is a reality show about the family of athlet... More >>

  • Mets Obtain Putz

    published Dec 11, 2008

    The Mets needed a good setup man to go with their closer, and seem to have found one in the amusingly named J.J. Putz, formerly of the Mariners, obtained in a complicated deal in which the Mets also g... More >>

  • Times Pretends to Believe Blago is Trouble for Obama

    published Dec 11, 2008

    Every once in a while the Times has to get in on the latest wingnut freakout to show it isn't biased or something. Their current, feeble effort is "Illinois Scandal an Early Test for Obama Team." Whil... More >>

  • Scumbag Bank Bets Against Solvency of States

    published Dec 11, 2008

    Conde Nast Portfolio sneers at the idea that Goldman Sachs is betting against the solvency of state governments ("The Goldman Munipal Conflict Non-Story Refuses to Die"). It says of a "silly" ProPubli... More >>

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