My last post at Gridskipper. (Of course, I’ve said that several times before.) Will probably suffice in place of the GIANT SENSATIONAL REVEALING GAWKER MEDIA BARN-DOOR-BLASTING TELL-ALL that nobody, including myself, actually wants to read.
New thing that finally rose to critical level in the annoy-o-sphere: the empty sentiment “wow, just … wow” and variants. 100+ appearances on Gawker alone over the centuries, most often as an idiotic me-too comment. Don’t use it, kids!
You think you had an idea that writes itself? No, THIS idea writes itself: Homeschool Prom. Yes, they exist — “Dress Code will be strictly enforced. DRESS CODE WILL BE ADHERED TO STRICTLY!” — and most are creepy and Christian. This version of a “dateless” homeschool prom (“The no-date policy is designed to encourage social mixing … ‘It’s more fun when you get to dance with everybody.’”) just seems to blast open the promiscuity floodgates, if you ask me. Not to mention forcing poor cuties to tango with homeschool nerds, which are like 200-proof versions of public school nerds.
… Also, they’re (kind of) right: Mahoney is an “editor at large” for Gridskipper. What the fuck is that? That makes him the Julia Allison of Gridskipper.
I prefer “the Mike Spinelli of Gridskipper,” actually.
It’s not that people don’t care about Mahoney, it’s that his presence isn’t felt.
Maybe his presence isn’t felt since you seem unable to spell his name. Not to mention “Shafir.” Note also that Nick Denton has only fired me once to my knowledge, rather than “several times,” and I promise he and I perfectly agree that chances of my return to Gawker.com are exactly, comfortably nil.
We’re also not all as obsessed as YM is with the Ringo of Gawker ex-pats.