“Rupert has confirmed to me that we will have Page 3 girls…but in a concession, they will be dot drawings” — a Wall Street Journal staffer indulging in gallows humor under the shadow of Rupert Murdoch‘s looming purchase of the newspaper, as related in a 7.19.07 N.Y. Times story by Richard Perez-Pena.

Leslie Hill, a member of the Bancroft family who has opposed selling the Wall Street Journal to Rupert Murdoch, is depicted in a poster hanging in the paper’s offices.