Thanks to everyone for helping us post a record high in traffic this month. Great way to end the year and decade. From Elizabeth Spiers to “Azaria Jagger,” it’s been a helluva run. Let’s fuck.
Who are you betting on for Douche of the Decade?
Perhaps it should have gone to Ralph Nader. Hmmm.
Is your peddling in celebrity gossip just easy traffic-baiting or do you actually have some kind of philosophical stance for debasing the rest of content?
All your debase are belong to us.
You know that at times you’re exactly what you mock, right?
“We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.” — Vonnegut
Couldn’t if I tried.
Not enough hearts in the world for this.
What is FEK?
the kind of weekend editor most sites can only dream of.
who runs this tumblr?
would you believe Julia Allison?
Why is Choire such a little bitch?
He’s not. Here is his backstory, via n+1’s Carla Blumenkranz:
As it happened, Denton replaced Spiers with Choire Sicha, a young art dealer who had written for New York and gay culture sites years before Gawker started. Sicha was from Chicago and had not gone to college; he had lived on his own in San Francisco and New York for about a decade. Sicha was only a year older than Spiers but, unlike his predecessor, he wrote from a perspective that no longer betrayed any aspirations. His inclination from the start seems to have been, if not to write like a reporter, then to undertake the same erasure of perspective. Spiers had played a very smart straight girl to the New York media and her persona was part of her appeal. Sicha’s own appeal was in being almost impersonally sharp and cruel and correct.
but the “Formspring question” post are annoying. IMO.
Ask me anything.