The WSJ’s Odd, Odd Xmas Party

First, New York‘s Daily Intelligencer got their hands on the invite to the Wall Street Journal‘s office Christmas party. It sounded a bit blah:

—–Original Message—–
From: [Redacted]
Sent: Monday, December 10, 2007 11:08 AM
To: WSJ.COM NewsStaff
Subject: Be of good cheer…


It has been an eventful year. Let’s swap stories and good cheer over food and alcoholic beverages and softer fare at’s unofficial holiday party. Come one, come all.

When: Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2007, from 5 p.m.
Where: 12th Floor, Large conference room

Please RSVP with a one-liner so we know how much food and beer to procure. See you there.


So, naturally, New York made a pithy one-liner. But then a WSJ employee replied in the comments:

Puh-leeze. WSJ hasn’t had a holiday party in years because the old regime decided long ago to give the money that would be spent on one to charity instead. This informal event organized by the people of for the people of was plenty of fun. I had a few beers, some pizza and a good time. Way better than one of those forced, corporate events. Lighten up. I’m glad the haiku author wasn’t there. Killjoy.

So we’re curious. Did the beer, pizza and talk of Rupertization end up being any good? We know you’re reading this, soon to be employees of News Corp. — so give us your take, damn it.