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Yahoo TechTicker may launch as soon as next week, reports Michael Arrington. The TechCrunch editor then spins off into lurid fantasy: "Screen shots are starting to leak, and we have this one with Lacy and Blodget just prior to locking into a passionate embrace, I'm sure." Heavens, Michael. No wonder Lacy tried to cool your jets in Hawaii. Besides, we prefer to imagine Blodget, a known admirer of male beauty, canoodling* with Paul Kedrosky, the ruggedly handsome VC pundit who's also appearing on TechTicker.

*In the sense of "persuading, especially with flattery," you dirty birds. What did you think I meant by "canoodling"?