Our Favorite Underwear Ads of All TimeThe last decade or so has been filled with near-naked celebs posing for the camera. What better way to celebrate Posh’s new Armani deal than by ogling a few of them.
How Now Dow Jones?
• The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 13,089 yesterday, leaping past the 13K mark on a 136-point rally — and, no doubt, giving yet another batch of small investors the tragic impression that they, too, can be Jim Cramer. [NYP]
• With all the money floating around City Hall (the surplus is now even larger than estimated — $4.4 billion), Council Speaker Christine Quinn wants a tax credit for renters to match Bloomberg’s proposed property-tax rebate. The mayor’s not sold. [amNY]
• Al Gore (“the world’s hottest leading man,” per Bloomberg’s press-conference remarks) is in town to open the Tribeca Film Festival. If he were running for office, last night’s gala would sure feel a lot like a Dem fund-raiser. But he’s not, so it didn’t. [WNBC]
• Corzine walks! New Jersey’s governor took a few steps for the first time since the car crash that broke half the bones in his body. He also felt up to taking a phone call from … President Bush. [NYT]
• And Condi Rice apparently wields major power over New Yorkers’ consumer habits. After she endorsed a beef stew at Brooklyn’s Sea Tide Gourmet Fish Store (huh?), it’s supposedly been flying off the shelves. The story feels planted, but by whom? The store or Condi? [NYDN]
Of Course, They Can’t Find the Moon-Landing Film, EitherThis has almost nothing to do with New York, or with New York, except that we happened across it while looking for more information about the biblical floods scheduled to hit our city in 2050. Still, it’s one of the more amusing editor’s notes we’ve seen in quite some time. From NASA’s media-relations Website:
Hey, it’s not like they’re rocket scientists.
Press Release Archive [NASA.gov]