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Yahoo Knows How To Party Like It's 1999

  • Vice, Wednesday, December 16, 2015 9:06 AM
Vice's Motherboard reports on Yahoo's extravagant holiday party themed "The Roaring 20th". The extravagance is ironic since the company remains in chronic turmoil. An anonymous guest reports that a very pregnant Marissa Mayer (she's since delivered twins), sat on a thrown in a sequined gown (people could pose for pictures with her), the booze was top shelf and the food, well, it was possibly anything and everything you can imagine (healthy options, of course). "The reported cost of the party is in the millions. (Editor’s note: One shareholder pegged the price at $7 million; a source with knowledge of the cost of the party told Motherboard the price was less than a third of that). Although it was a roaring ‘20s themed party, the main entertainment for the evening was a Canadian boy/girl cover band whose opening number was none other than “Rock Your Body” by the Backstreet Boys. Gyrating, thrusting and lip syncing ensued." RTD reports that MediaPost's holiday party, on Tuesday, was at a pub with an open bar, short-rib sandwiches, crudite, cheeses, fruit, chiicken satay and an array of other tasty snacks. No theme or entertainment other than playing pool and chatting. But we did exchange white elephant gifts.

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