Monday, September 17, 2007

Everything's Coming up Marty

As we've previously mentioned, Marty Lipton, the fantastic vocalist that he is, has been known to tweedle the odd-showtune in the wee-hours of a tightly wound corporate merger negotiation. Whether it be for some strategic end, to simply break up the monotony of the negotiations, or to communicate down the hall to his partner --legendary litigator Herb Wachtell (head of WLRK's esteemed "no fault auto" practice)--there is no question that Marty's tactic has proven successful, time and time again. Trust us, we know. What we didn't know, however, was which showtunes Marty preferred to belt out in the boardroom. At least, that is, until now, with this morning's receipt of the following email from an anonymous reader:

From: [redacted]
Time: Sunday, September 16, 2007, 9:14 pm
Re: Marty Lipton Sighting at Ethel Merman Tribute Concert

Maxwell and Rob:

Love the site. Longtime reader, first time caller (writer?). So, this afternoon, I attended the inaguaral Ethel Merman Charity Tribute in Astoria, Queens. If you don't know, this is an event celebrating the life and music of the famed actress Ethel Merman who she is known for such show classics as "who could ask for anything more". Anyway, at some point in the late dayI took a break from the festivities to hit up the ol pishadoo and get me some refreshments, when who did I see, but Marty Lipton, walking into the auditorium with a large tub of popcorn. Now, to tell you the truth, I'm not 100% sure it was Lipton, because I actually have no idea what he looks like, but I did hear someone say to him "hey, Marty," so I'm thinking it must be Lipton because, come on. Anyway, just thought you would like to know this. You should do a feature sort of like Gawker's "Gawker Stalker," except only with Marty Lipton. For example, "I saw Marty Lipton at the Ethel Merman festival," or "Marty Lipton was seen entering 51 West 52nd Street this morning!!!!!!"

So, keep up the good work!

Now, whether it was or was not in fact Marty Lipton at the Merman festival this weekend, we'll never know (and quite frankly, we're now pissed off that we turned down the tickets to the festival that were offered to us by our gay anesthesiologist neighbor, Fred, on the off chance that it WAS him). Be that as it may, what we can be sure of (and by "can," we mean" we're guessing"), is that the songs that Marty Lipton would choose to sing to his clients and adversaries, were Ethel Merman songs, most likely "Everything is Coming Up Roses," which, upon information and belief, we now understand to be Marty Lipton's favorite song of all times!!!!

We thank [redacted] for his Lipton sighting and insight (though not for his grammatical acumen!!), and ask that if you have any information relating to Marty's musical preferences, let us know, because not only did he invent the poison pill (yes, you heard correctly, he invented it!!), but he appears to be a patron of the arts as well!

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