Last night, 11,000 or so friends, colleagues, and free alcohol aficionados with no interest in the internets lodged themselves inside Arianna Huffington's Brentwood compound for a party hosted by The Huffington Post and Lloyd Braun and Scott Moore of Yahoo!. The occasion? Gawker Media's unholy union with our new syndication masters and the HuffPo's West Coast payback for partying with Michael Stipe in Nick Denton's NY pleasuredome. We know that you could care less about our little preamble and only want to see some pictures of drunk people, so photographic evidence of the event (courtesy of gracious shutterbug Elizabeth Daniels) that's responsible for today's anemic posting schedule follows after the jump:
Yahoo's Scott Moore (right) smiles because Yahoo!'s stock price rose six percent yesterday. Generously becraniumed Gawker Media boss Nick Denton clenches his teeth in a smile to prevent fourteen gallons of vodka from pouring out of his mouth.
Mesmerized by Arianna's dazzling manicure, David Mamet doesn't even notice that the hostess is strangling wife Rebecca Pidgeon just a few inches away.
Think that's impressive? Ron Silver had a third drink clasped between his toes!
Defamer editor Mark Lisanti, Arianna, Defamer associate editor Seth Abramovitch, and Nick greet tardy guest Verne Troyer, who was immediately ejected for his unfashionable lateness.
A reverent hush falls across the crowd as the speeches are delivered, which, despite his rumored presence at the event, did not include a dramatic reading of HuffPoster/Endeavor superagent Ari Emanuel's latest Frustration of the Day.
Defamer parties: rockin' it three guys to every girl. At right, It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia writer/star Charlie Day gets his name in the caption while our other three friends do not. Get a TV show, guys, and we'll talk.
At right, Gawker Media Midlevel Blogeaucrat Lockhart Steele (not his real name) is drunk.
Fishbowl NY's Rachel Sklar and Fishbowl LA's Michael Sonnenschein swim up to the glass. Sonnenschein appears excited because he won his blog's rigged "how many bathrooms does Huffington's house have?" pool.
"Hey, isn't that the dude from that show?" As it turns out, it is not the dude from that show, prompting a somewhat dejected return to the bar.
All photos by Elizabeth Daniels.