How to lose a bet in style, Nick Denton edition

By Felix Salmon
October 13, 2011
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Nick Denton lost his bet with Rex Sorgatz by the narrowest of margins — just 10 million pageviews, or alternatively just four days. But he handed over a check for $100 with a smile, and even threw us a huge party into the bargain! Hence, obvs, my not-entirely-sober status by the time we’d waited for Lockhart Steele to finish his eleven-course dinner and make his way up to the Gawker Media rooftop.

Here’s to next year — when Denton will have to achieve 700 million pageviews in order to avoid writing a second check. I promise to film the outcome, whoever the winner might be.

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A reminder:
- first make a video
- drink later

Posted by Developer | Report as abusive

Haha, I thought this video was good stuff actually. I like seeing members of the media acting human. There’s something honest about it.

As an aside, I love the idea of a silent disco. Dancing and mayhem for those that want it. The ability to converse for those who don’t. Win-win.

Posted by spectre855 | Report as abusive

you ever tried a silent disco?
silent disco is a great way to party :-)
here some places to visit
http://www.silentdiscotheque.com/silent_ disco.html
http://soundtransporter.com/
http://silentdisco.de/

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