As we in the U.S. sit down to holiday dinner tonight, we are reminded that we have oodles to be thankful for. For one, I am grateful that the news cycle is now slow enough that I can post Bryce Durbin’s stunning image of the infamous Uber “influentials” dinner, depicted as Leonardo Da Vinci’s “Last Supper.”
In addition to Emil Michael, Ben Smith, Michael Wolff, the dinner party that launched a thousand app deletes also featured Ed Norton, Chris Hughes, Mort Zuckerman and Arianna Huffington — all portrayed above (for names, below). Michael Wolff is in the Judas spot, because he brought Buzzfeed Editor Ben Smith without telling him the dinner was off the record.
This story was pretty much all you could read just over a week ago, and now has cycled out of Techmeme in favor of Black Friday deals coverage and European Google news. Who knows whether it will be back once we Americans wake up from our food comas, or if it will be eclipsed by another Uber mega-funding round?
In any case, Uber executives, it’s probably not the best idea to hire people to look into journalists’ private lives or even allude to it over filet. Please stick to offering convenient, inexpensive rides. Happy Thanksgiving.