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

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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]