Media Christmas: 'New York' Staffers Sing, Can't Get Laid

We've admitted before our fondness for the dark arts of karaoke. (Every now and then, after enough drinks and among the right people, your usually mild-mannered Gawker editors have been known to miraculously transmute into Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes.) And so the Media Christmas event to which we were most looking forward was last night's singalong celebration for New York magazine.

We're reliably informed that, alas, there was no performance from editor Adam Moss nor owner Bruce Wasserstein, and we're deeply saddened that fetching flack Serena Torrey opted not to take the stage. (We imagined a rousing rendition of, says, "Call Me," or at least something equally Blondie.)

This is not to say, however, that no one sang. Quite the contrary, in fact. A source deep within the mag reports some highlights:

standout performance of the night: stacia theil, editorial assistant, (and trained opera singer) belting out "hit me with your best shot." she brought the house down

runner-up performance: matt dobkin doing bon jovi's "wanted dead or alive" all i have to say is: that dude's hot.

randy minor jumped up onstage for almost every tune. there were many moments during the evening when he also removed his shirt. i have no idea if the guy can sing, (he was drunk enough that he kept missing the mike,) but he has great abs

sandra landsman — sandi is the head of hr and the sweetest person in the building — and others singing violent femmes' "why cant i get just one fuck."

The full report is after the jump, and we have no doubt our own party will be far less amusing.

standout performance of the night: stacia theil, editorial assistant, (and trained opera singer) belting out "hit me with your best shot." she brought the house down

runner-up performance: matt dobkin doing bon jovi's "wanted dead or alive" all i have to say is: that dude's hot.

julie stone from the ad department was also a favorite onstage.

carl rosen sang something no one could or wanted to hear. a-for-effort, but it was rough

chris bonanos attempted elvis costello's "veronica," which should be excluded from karaoke playlists cause that song is impossible.

randy minor jumped up onstage for almost every tune. there were many moments during the evening when he also removed his shirt. i have no idea if the guy can sing, (he was drunk enough that he kept missing the mike) but he has great abs.

the photo department spent a lot of time onstage. but i cant, for the life of me, remember what they sang

all of the factcheckers, presumably seeking more bylines, got together and sang "like a prayer" to managing editor ann clark. very good stuff.

more later, when the haze from too many stoli vanilla shots wears off...

oooooooh i just remembered a good one: sandra landsman — sandi is the head of hr and the sweetest person in the building — and others singing violent femmes' "why cant i get just one fuck."

Earlier: Gawker's Coverage of Media Christmas