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Lad Mags, Chupacabras, and a Superbowl Redux

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Sic Transit Gloria Lad: The decline and fall of the lad mag, including more instances of the term “underboob” than you ever wanted to read. [Radar Online]

They Live: Video of the famed chupacabra surfaces…unless it’s just a steroid-enhanced pit bull. [Guanabee]

Slow Rider: The virtues of the everlasting suit. [Men’s Vogue]

The True Test of a Patriot: Tom Brady and Eli Manning face off on the covers of Esquire and Men’s Vogue. Apparently Brady starts off perfect but chokes in the last paragraph. [Daily Intel]

Chinese Democracy: Not even American Idol results are respected in China! Free Tibet? [Vulture]

The Prince Drops In, Manning Takes a Knee and Then Some

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Funny Money: In these penny-pinching times, who couldn't use a little more levity in their wallet? [Refinery29]

The Family Business: Father-and-son art aficionados bond over checks and English cuts. [NYMag]

Brooklyn Boys: Racked takes the F over to Boerum Hill's new And Then Some. [Racked]

Drip Dry: Forget the cleaners. A new Japanese suit is designed for cleaning in the shower. Loofa anyone? [Theindian]

The Great Rock and Roll Swindle: Legendary venue goes from club to store, back to club and then right back to store again. Protestors still desperately searching for lives. [Vanityfair.com]

Sky King: Per usual, Prince William makes us commoners look like chumps. [Daily Mail]

Hail Married: Eli Manning wraps up his improbable championship season by beating both brother Peyton and arch-rival Tom Brady to the alter. [UPI]

Princes, Brothers, Gamers and Sluts

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Our Hero: Graydon Carter must know that Kristen Bell, all 5'1" of her, is never far from our hearts. [Vanity Fair]

Music From Big Pink: We grew up listening to The Band. Now a generation of musicians are growing up dressing like them. [WeAreTheMarket]

Fit for a King: His Royal Highness The Prince Charles Philip Arthur George, Prince of Wales and Earl of Chester, Duke of Cornwall, Duke of Rothesay, Earl of blah, blah, blah unveils his new collection of posh men's accessories. [Men.Style]

Lifetime Contract: "Project Runway" jumps from the cosy, omnisexual stable of Bravo to the gilded henhouse of The Lifetime channel - meaning you'll have to lie twice as hard about watching it. [NYMag]

Game Design: In utterly predicable news, iPod addict Karl Lagerfeld lends his voice to Grand Theft Auto IV. [WWD]

Frat Brothers: Like any other bored jock in the City, the Manning boys have nothing better to do with their time than hang out at Brother Jimmy's and play Buck Hunter. Losers. [NYPost]

Big Game Matchups, The Great Communicator and Pete Will Have Fries With That

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Defensive End: While Gisele Bundchen continues to stoke Tom Brady's QB rating, Giant's tackler Osi Umenyiora has Selita Ebanks to help him practice his sacks. [NYDN]

Pass Protection: Meanwhile, true-blue Eli Manning continues to bore us/inspire us with his dedication to his long-time gal. [NYPost]

You're With Me, Leather: Hip new Alfred Dunhill creative director Kim Jones reveals his plans for the classic line and his crush on Kermit the Frog. [Hint]

Just Like Buddy Holly: Spiffy new specs from Deluxe. [Hypebeast]

The Man From Normal: Behold! This dark, haunted creature from beyond never sleeps and has, like, three jobs. [NYMag]

Oh YES!: Cast your eyes on this sexy new import. [Jalopnik Interest]

Reagan Economics: Hickey Freeman tries to win one for the Gipper. [Material Interest]

Happy Meal: Reportedly detoxed waif, rocker and fashion inspiration Pete Doherty has apparently switched the opiates in his bloodstream with low-density lipoprotein cholesterol. [Daily Star UK]