2005: The Year In Random Unpublished Photos

Fishbowl takes her camera with her most places, so you’d best be looking sharp. Still, not everything makes it on our precious blog – sometimes we can’t upload for some reason or we get distracted or there’s real news. Every time a photo goes unpublished, it’s like a little arrow to the heart. So, today, on this last business day of 2005, I cast my quiver before ye in “The Year’s Most Random Unsorted Vaguely-Organized Photos That Didn’t Make It To The Blog.” It’s not that I don’t have more, it’s just that I’m kind. Vamanos, muchachas! Enjoy.

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Campbell Robertson und Gabe Sherman, “The Situation With Tucker Carlson” launch party. Am I biased or do they look like an adorable Tweedledum and Tweedledee of Media? No, I’m probably biased.

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FishFriend for life (and authoress of many a fine post on this here blog) Elizabeth Spiers and BlackBook/NYT/many-things contributor Dana Vachon, both of whom are pictured in a moment of summer early-evening relaxation at the farewell-for-a-few-months party for Salon NY editor Kerry Lauerman. Both are working on their first novels, both of which involve finance n’ stuff. Fishbowl is a consultant on neither book.

Funkmaster Will Leitch (of Deadspin)

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Fishbowls DC & NY, in the enforced Mediabistro dress code (just kidding – Garret Graff of FBDC was about to go speak on a panel; I was, er, not)

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Seth Mnookin and Alan Baldachin of Hand Baldachin LLP at the Radar party back in May (Baldachin was part of the Radar legal team, and is Canadian and knew Fishbowl way back when)

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Anthony Haden Guest and, er, guests at the Radar party. I don’t believe any of them ended up in the pool.

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The Kids from Fame The Black Table: Aileen Gallagher (now MB associate EIC), Will Leitch, and AJ Daulerio, late of Oddjack

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Smoke ’em if you got ’em! Maer Roshan and friends at the Radar launch party – refraining from comment except to say, wow! You could smoke indoors! The Hotel QT really IS paradise!

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And now we bring you an adorable baby picture! Media significance: tenuous (I was staying with his parents when the Judy Miller mea-culpa-that-wasn’t-quite-a-mea-culpa ran, and that was where I wrote the posts that were cited here. Fishbowl: Proud to be #6. Hey, it’s the end of the year. I’m allowed.)

The next few photos are from a series I like to call “The People on the Telly are my Friends.”

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Oh, the ‘stache. Tom Friedman on I believe it was “Charlie Rose,” exuding manic energy and frequently giggling/chortling. I have it DVRd somewhere. I never did get a chance to use this photo, or the one I like to call “Thomas Friedman is crushing your head.” Sad.

Fareed Zakaria. Need more be said? This is smaller sized for some reason, but enlarging it via code makes it look all pixilated so you’ll get this version and like it. Is it me, or does Fareed somewhat resemble Willem Dafoe? Agree? Disagree? And what IS up with China these days, anyway?

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Best friend Jon Stewart with not-unattractive guest George Clooney back in late September. We half-blogged this but it was getting tiresome transcribing all the times Jon pointed out that Clooney was a handsome man (money quote: Jon telling Clooney that he was so handsome that he should be spreading his seed around; Clooney replying that he was doing his best).

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Bob Herbert on Tavis Smiley, which I had half-blogged before I realized it was a repeat. Duh. Sometimes I do that.

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I was never at a party with any of these people, but they make me feel like part of their warm family every morning (just joking Miles, I’m yours). But these posters were all over the subway back in the fall (are they still?), in various permutations. Ah, Doozy.

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George Clooney again, just because.

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Heidi The Bitchin’ Bloggin’ Lawyer Whose Last Name Escapes Me und Overheard in New York’s Michael Malice, posing insouciantly at the Andrew Krucoff farewell party, which doesn’t seem all that long ago and yet he is now back. So wait, after you’ve been to Jerusalem does it vitiate the whole “Next year in Jerusalem” thing during Passover? Fishbowl is a Talmudic scholar.

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Nikola Tamdazic, before the lens instead of behind it! You’ve probably all seen this guy’s work – he’s the crack photog who goes to parties on behalf of Gawker and snaps great-looking shots, sometimes of breasts (er, not anyone who has ever written for this blog). His work can be found at ambrel.net, but check out how cute he is, he looks like he just stepped out of the OC! Pictured with Fishbowl.

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Daniel Radosh at the Radar party (I know, these are randomly-sequenced). I call this pic “Fresh-Faced Radosh” because he is glowing with innocence and vulnerability.

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Tom and Tom: Toms MacFarland and Scocca from the Observer, rocking out in the upstairs room during the Radar after-party at Marquee. These two gentlemen know how to cut loose! Note the long, flowing flaxen locks formerly known as Scocca’s hair.

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Alex and Alex: The Alexes Ross and Balk (music critic New Yorker and music and all things critic at TMFTML respectively) at the infamous “Red Lobster” lunch in late July. Many people attended. Much grease was consumed. Yet the account remains unwritten. Sad. (That’s Nichelle of Nichelle Newsletter looking on at the right, btw. She always wears awesome hats.)

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Doozy and Rovey (taken by Greta Van Susteren and culled from a random website recently). White House press holiday party. Where was Fishbowl’s invite? Hmph. (NB “Doozy” is my name for Fox’s Steve Doocey, who unwittingly inaugurated the concept of “blog synchronicity,” which has really taken off.)

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Remember that Sync farewell party? My camera ran out of battery so I couldn’t take photos but the indefatigable Mark Remy, late of Giant and presently of the super-secret Time Inc. humor website, was on hand to help out, and he whipped out his equipment right then and there. Thanks Mark! This shot is of former Sync features ed. Matthew Schneiderman, who says that only his mom calls him Matthew. Okay, we’ll call you Matt, but only because we can now call this photo “The Matt in the Hat.”

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The gang from Golf Magazine! They were so fun. I have their names in my email somewhere, please hold. Update: Here we go! L to R: Seth Kelly, Lisa Taddeo, Mike Corcoran, Lisa Freedman. I’m pretty sure I got my Lisas straight.

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Matt in the Hat rocks out with Mark Remy! Partying is FUN.

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Here we have the lovely and wonderful Lisa from Men’s Health, whose last name escapes me (I will find and fix). But she was a peach. (UPDATE: Said peach was Senior Associate Editor Lisa Jones.) She’s with Tom Lippert, not a writer but a friend thereto, and also coincidentally the son of a partner at my former law firm, with whom I interviewed for my very first New York job. So, thanks Tom! Say hi to Nels for me!

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Jon Stern of Penthouse, with Bill whose last name is somewhere with Lisa’s and the Golf Mag people (UPDATE: Schulz). People, just so you know, Jon Stern is hilarious (we were in a sketch class together), and also, he knows his Ragtime.

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Seth Kelly of Golf Mag with Tom the not-media person but the yes-attractive person.

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“Daily Show” writer Scott Jacobson, who has a cat, with Mark Remy. Fishbowl doesn’t really concern itself much with the Daily Show, so we were pretty breezy.

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Jon & Bill are friends. Aw!

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Happy Chanukah! Latkes for everyone!

Do YOU have unpublished media photos for random barely-screened publication on Fishbowl? If so, send ’em in!