Journos Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher had a grand time hosting the Wall Street Journal's D Conference, or at least they've learned to fake it. Reporter Dan Farber has a write-up at ZDNet, and he kindly lent his event photos. Here they are, misinterpreted.
"Looks great, doesn't he?" says Melinda Gates. "I left him alone at Bath and Body Works, and he picked himself a moisturizer."
Damn it, if Walt Mossberg hears one more story about that stinking John Markoff, he's switching to hard liquor.
Jean Louis Gassee: "I worked at Apple for nine years, and honestly, Steve's feet are this huge."
Martha's only smiling because she thinks that's Daler Mehndi.
After the jump, Mr. High Fidelity looks for a cooler conversationalist.
ZDNet king Eric Hippeau to serial entrepreneur Josh Felser: "Oh, my unbuttoned shirt is no accident, Josh. Let's dump this dump and go...share some war stories."
Lotus founder Mitch Kapor tells Answers.com founder Bob Rosenschein: "There's the 98-pound Dictionary.com guy. Let's go throw wine in his face."
Martha Stewart and her boyfriend, the man who built Word and Excel, Charles Simonyi. (They really are dating.)
The crowd was delighted as Walt and Kara performed a scene from A Streetcar Named Desire. "Listen, baby, when we first met - you and me - you thought I was common. Well, how right you was. I was common as dirt."
"Walt. WALT. Put down the Jack Daniel's and let's stop the 'I'll kill that ass Markoff' talk."
AOL exec Jason Calacanis pulls the Kawaii Anime Girl sign we all know and love. Meanwhile, the extinguished body of VC Yossi Vardi slumps in its chair.
"And we'll have a farm...with ethanol-fueled vehicles...and I can pet the rabbits! Tell me about the rabbits, Vinod!"
Dan's schwag. That damn Long Tail gets EVERYWHERE.
John Cusak pulls the over-the-shoulder glance, made easier because Kara Swisher is half his height.
Photos: D Conference [Dan Farber on Flickr]