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September 23, 2010

Who wants to be a snob?

The BSS Report

Or, more accurately, S.N.O.B., which is apparently a Russian acronym for "accomplished, independent, educated, and thriving."

Of course, once I start mentioning the Russians, the only accomplished, independent, educated, and thriving Russian I care about (since Maria Sharapova is still dating THE MACHINE) is Mr. Mikhail "Mike" Prokhorov. What has he done this time?

Billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov is bringing his $100 million Snob media project to the United States as he seeks to attract a "global audience" for the New Jersey Nets basketball team.

Snob magazine, aimed at "the elite of Russia," will start selling in the United States on Wednesday at a cover price of $8 and without translation into English, Prokhorov said. Snob also runs an invitation-only social network and live events.

Stellar. Say what you want about the New Jersey Nets offseason, but you can't say their owner isn't trying. How amazing that Bruce Ratner is now a distant nightmare.

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NoLandGrab: Distant nightmare? If you live anywhere near Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, Bruce Ratner will be an ever-present nightmare for the next, oh, thirty years or so.

Posted by eric at September 23, 2010 9:46 AM