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CES After Dark

Ari Emanuel, Ben Silverman, Bob's Big Boy Burbank, Electus, Fred Willard, Jeff Weiner, Jeff Zucker, Jill Kennedy, kara swisher, Khan Manka, Les Moonves, Manka Bros., Melinda the first lady of magic, nikki finke, Nokia Theater, OnMedea, Philippe Dauman, Rupert Murdoch, sharon waxman, Sherry Lansing, Sumner Redstone, Taylor Swift, Terry Semel, The black Eyed Peas, thewrap.com, Viacom's Holiday party, Accel Partners, Alan Eustace, Allen Blue, Ann Mather, Arvind Rajan, Ben Silverman, Bob Iger, Bret Taylor, Chamath Palihapitiya, Chris Hughes, Christopher Cox, Dan Rose, David Drummond, David Ebersman, David Fischer, David Henke, David Kirkpatrick, David Sze, Deep Nishar, Dustin Moskovitz, Eduardo Saverin, Ellen Levy, Elliot Schrage, Emilie Choi, Eric Schmidt, Erika Rottenberg, Gerald Levin, Greylock Partners, HBO, Jean-Luc Vaillant, Jeff Bewkes, Jeff Weiner, Jeff Zucker, Jill Kennedy, Jim Breyer, Joanna Shields, John Doerr, John Hennessy, Jon Miller, Jonathan Heiliger, Jonathan Rosenberg, Justin Aselage, Katrina Hau, Kevin Eyres, Khan Manka, Li Ka-shing, Lori Goler, Manka Bros., Marc Andreessen, Mark Cuban, Mark Zuckerberg, Matt Cohler, Mike Gamson, Mike Murphy, Mike Schroepfer, MySpace, Nicolas Carlson, Nikesh Arora, OnMedea, Owen Van Natta, Patrick Crane, Patrick Pichette, Paul Buchheit, Paul Madera, Paul Otellini, Peter Thiel, Ram Shriram, Reid Hoffman, Robby Kwok, Rupert Murdoch, Sergey Brin, Sheryl Sandberg, Shirley Tilghman, Shona Brown, Steve Cadigan, Steve Patrizi, Steve Sordello, Sumner Redstone, Ted Ullyot, Tony DiSanto, Toy Story 3So last night I got really drunk.

I’m not exactly sure how I wound up in one of Caesars’ vomitoriums face down – and I’m not sure why I wasn’t wearing pants.

Lying in the stall next to me was Harvey Weinstein – out cold.  I was not going to investigate his pants situation.

I left Harvey, got a pack of gum from the guy standing at the sink and went to find some pants.  I would like to publicly thank the Hugo Boss store in the Caesars’ Forum Shops for being open so early.

I was not the only one there needing to buy pants.  Inside were various computer geeks, Silicon Valley dorks and movie executives all scouring the rack for anything that would fit.  “Happens all the time, especially during CES,” – said Ky – our store helper.

What a night!  I’m not sure what kind of drugs they were putting in the drinks at the Microsoft event – but whatever they were, they were potent.  God, Ballmer sucked, didn’t he?  Fuck that Tweet choir!  SELL SELL SELL!  [MANKA BROS. LEGAL DISCLAIMER: It can't be proved that Microsoft or anyone else put drugs in the drinks.]

Ari Emanuel, Ben Silverman, Bob's Big Boy Burbank, Electus, Fred Willard, Jeff Weiner, Jeff Zucker, Jill Kennedy, kara swisher, Khan Manka, Les Moonves, Manka Bros., Melinda the first lady of magic, nikki finke, Nokia Theater, OnMedea, Philippe Dauman, Rupert Murdoch, sharon waxman, Sherry Lansing, Sumner Redstone, Taylor Swift, Terry Semel, The black Eyed Peas, thewrap.com, Viacom's Holiday party, Accel Partners, Alan Eustace, Allen Blue, Ann Mather, Arvind Rajan, Ben Silverman, Bob Iger, Bret Taylor, Chamath Palihapitiya, Chris Hughes, Christopher Cox, Dan Rose, David Drummond, David Ebersman, David Fischer, David Henke, David Kirkpatrick, David Sze, Deep Nishar, Dustin Moskovitz, Eduardo Saverin, Ellen Levy, Elliot Schrage, Emilie Choi, Eric Schmidt, Erika Rottenberg, Gerald Levin, Greylock Partners, HBO, Jean-Luc Vaillant, Jeff Bewkes, Jeff Weiner, Jeff Zucker, Jill Kennedy, Jim Breyer, Joanna Shields, John Doerr, John Hennessy, Jon Miller, Jonathan Heiliger, Jonathan Rosenberg, Justin Aselage, Katrina Hau, Kevin Eyres, Khan Manka, Li Ka-shing, Lori Goler, Manka Bros., Marc Andreessen, Mark Cuban, Mark Zuckerberg, Matt Cohler, Mike Gamson, Mike Murphy, Mike Schroepfer, MySpace, Nicolas Carlson, Nikesh Arora, OnMedea, Owen Van Natta, Patrick Crane, Patrick Pichette, Paul Buchheit, Paul Madera, Paul Otellini, Peter Thiel, Ram Shriram, Reid Hoffman, Robby Kwok, Rupert Murdoch, Sergey Brin, Sheryl Sandberg, Shirley Tilghman, Shona Brown, Steve Cadigan, Steve Patrizi, Steve Sordello, Sumner Redstone, Ted Ullyot, Tony DiSanto, Toy Story 3I only remember flashes from last night.

Really fucked up flashes…

  • Bob Iger freaking me out with his sleight of hand magic tricks.
  • Discussing Schopenhauer with Ryan Seacrest.  I will never forget him stumbling over and screaming in my face: “After your death you will be what you were before your birth… bitch!”
  • Ben Silverman trying to convince me he is a visionary (epic fail).
  • Barry Diller calling me over to the nickel slots so that he could tell me how much he loves the Oakland Raiders.

It goes on and on.  A never ending parade of drunken moguls and fucked up geeks.

Thank God I am back in my regular suite and have eaten a great deal of bacon.  Tonight, I fear, will be another drunken night.

I wasn’t planning on coming to Vegas.  I hate CES.  Especially CES After Dark.  But Sumner wanted to party – so I took pity on the old man and agreed.

I gave a keynote speech here last year telling everyone how much I hated CES.

This year my only goal is to drink until I throw up and then pass out.  Night #1:  Mission accomplished.

Now I have to go sit on a stupid panel for a idiotic Facebook game my company is producing.  A bullshit thing based on our high-profile summer blockbuster flop “Rampage Of The Stegosaur.”  You get points by clicking on the dinosaurs until they become extinct.

God what a horrible place Hollywood has become.

Fuck new media.

Adam Fogelson, Alan Spoon, Alexander von Furstenberg, Angela Bromstad, Ari Emanuel, Arthur Martinez, Barry Diller, Ben Silverman, Bob Iger, Brad Grey, Brian Roberts, Bryan Lourd, Chase Carey, Craig Smith, David Geffen, David Rosenblatt, Donald R. Keough, Donna Langley, Edgard Bronfman, Electus, Ezra Kucharz, fairy tale movies, Graham Stanton, Greg Blatt, Greg Morrow, Greg Stevens, Gregg Winiarski, Hans Woolley, Harry Sloan, Hey Diddle Diddle, Jason Stewart, Jay Herratti, Jeff Sagansky, Jeff Weiner, Jeff Zucker, Jeffrey Immelt, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Jill Kennedy, Joanne Hawkins, Joey Levin, John C. Malone, John Ferriter, John Foley, John Malone, Josh Abramson, Jr., Kara Swisher, Khan Manka, Louis Castle, Manka Bros., Mark Stein, Michael Eisner, Michael Schwerdtman, Michael Zeisser, Nikki Finke, Notional, On Medea, OnMedea, Paul Telegdy, Peter Chernin, Phillippe Dauman, Richard F. Zannino, Rick Finkelstein, Ricky Van Veen, Ron Meyer, Rupert Murdoch, Scott Garell, Scott Savitz, Shana Fisher, Sharon Waxman, Stacey Snider, Steve Burke, Steve Jobs, Steven Spielberg, Sumner Redstone, Terry Semel, Thomas J. McInerney, Tina Brown, Tony DiSanto, Victor KaufmanKhan Manka, Jr. - Chairman & CEO – Manka Bros. StudiosThe World’s Largest Media Company

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16 comments

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  1. Silicon Ted says:

    I think I saw you guys at the Venetian. You were the drunk ones last night, right?

  2. Harvey Weinstein says:

    I was wearing pants. Don’t worry.

  3. Kyrle Lindhoffer says:

    Seriously if the only news is that Microsoft isn’t going anymore and there are bigger and thinner TV screens you might as well start drinking. Boring.

  4. Charlies Dickenson III says:

    Your CES is much differnet than my CES. Yours sounds more fun.

  5. Barfin Bob says:

    Ah the old Caesars vomitorium. I know it well. That used to be the only place I would go in the 90s. Now it’s everyplace is pretty much the same. Though I do love the Wynn Encore. definitely a class above the others.

  6. Cheryl Metzer says:

    CES is on its last legs. It’s pretty much old media now. Microsoft is smart to leave because they look pathetic there. If you want to launch a product you just have your own launch day – you don’t need a giant convention if you have a product worth showing. Apple never needed it. I give the show another five years just to clean out the suckers and that’s about it. I hope Khan you are successful in your quest to throw up and pass out again tonight. I would do it in your suite if possible. So much more comfortable than the floor of the Caesar’s bathroom.

  7. T2 says:

    Manka Rocks!

  8. David Sims says:

    I don’t even remember what I saw yesterday at the show. I think there was a large TV and some sort of game thing.

  9. Pitt Boss says:

    it was tough to get out of bed this morning considering i didn’t really go to bed until 6 am. the last thing i want to do is look at a flashy game booth or some new smart phone. i just want to go to mcdonalds and go home.

  10. Rachel says:

    Whatever. We do actually do work here. It’s not just drunken debauchery. I haven’t even had a chance to go out to dinner.

  11. Jesus Christ says:

    Justin Bieber just danced with some robot. CES is officially over.

  12. CES is dead says:

    This is the last year I’m going. There was really nothing exciting and nothing I wanted to see. All I did was lose money and not get sleep.

  13. AC says:

    Um, you have Snookie and Ryan Seacrest confused.

    1. Chairman says:

      Holy shit – I think you’re right!

  14. Dan says:

    Been to CES many times. Never got drunk though. Too tired to party at the end of the day, especially after walking from the LVCC to the Riviera because the cab lines are way too long. Just want to eat, have a couple at the lounge and hit the sack to be up at 6AM the next morning. Then NAMM barely a week later.

    Just as glad I have a new job where others do the trade shows.

    Instead of gambling I dropped $200K of my 401k money in Vegas buying 3 houses. I get $2500 a month of the money the other people lose there. Its the only way to beat the house advantage.

  15. Michael says:

    What??? Anyways, some REAL content from CES: http://www.appstorechronicle.com/2013/01/on-the-first-day-of-ces-sony-gave-to-me-a-sony-xperia-z.html

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