Gordon Ramsay Can’t End 2009 Soon Enough; Dickens’s Toothpick at Auction


• Gordon Ramsay believes 2010 will be a more solvent year for him. [WSJ]

• An anonymous bidder bought Charles Dickens’s ivory-and-gold toothpick at auction yesterday for $9,150. [Daily Mail]

• One of the first men to portray Ronald McDonald, Michael Polakovs, has died. [Daily Telegraph via Awl]

• McDonald’s also plans to offer free Wi-Fi in 11,000 locations. [WSJ]

• The FTC’s consumer-protection bureau wants to limit unhealthy food advertising aimed at children. [Dow Jones]