Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Richard Lawson leaving Gawker at the end of July

Posted By on Tue, Jun 30, 2009 at 10:30 PM

Nooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wednesday mornings/reality TV/time spent dicking around on the internet will never be the same. Gawker's reality TV wrap-up guy Richard Lawson is waving goodbye, and "NYC Prep" just got started! From theawl.com (via Media Bistro's Revolving Door Newsletter):

The Gawker blogger, who rose from the ranks of the advertising department and into editorial, will stick around through the end of July; he will then leave the very popular website a safe space free of gays for the first time in some years.

Man. I'm bummed. His recap last week of "NYC Prep's" season premiere was blogging gold — Jack Kerouac meets Sweet Valley High meets hobo ditty. A tidbit to make sure you know what you're missing:

The girl, who was having the party? Her name is Rags McTattershanty, and she lives under a bridge eating bugs and canned lima beans. Rags goes to a public school called Professor Shitbox's Idiot Academy for Nobodies, where all the trashcans are on fire and hobos teach you Hobo Arithmetic and in gym class you learn how to jump boxcars. Rags really hates it because she wants to be one of the rich kids just like the private schoolers are, plus her mom is a mean old goat (literally, a goat wearing a necklace and carrying a purse) that keeps trying to eat her BlackBerry. It just sucks so bad being her, and being so poor, and having all her best hats can-openered open and all her gloves getting their fingers cut off and sometimes when it's very late at night and one star shines brightly in the tarnished tin sky she fondles her bindle and dreams of Mexico.

See what I'm talking about? No news on where he's headed or what his plans are.

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