Happy 75th, Variety ! Defamer wishes the best of anniversaries to Daily Variety , which today celebrates 75 years in business — albeit a month late, as is customary with so many of its biggest stories, but in a festive, infectious spirit nonetheless. Not to mention surprising as well, according to the blurb featured on its Web site's front page ; we knew Peter Bart had been tottering around the deck for a while now, but to think Bart himself may have once run the printer with one hand while memoing Gone With the Wind notes to Louis Mayer with the other... Well, kudos indeed. And don't stay up too late partying! [Variety ]