July 18, 2011
tracieeganmorrissey:

I don’t know the name of the Deadspin writer that sits next to me now, but in my head I call him Personal Space Invader. Do you see that silver line all the way to the left next to his keyboard? That’s where my desk is supposed to start. Do you see all those papers and that clutter jammed behind my monitor? Not mine. When he’s operating his mouse his arm is so far up my junk that he could shake hands with my unborn child.

Since people are apparently unable to speak to each other in this day and age, Tracie, meet Tom Scocca, who works in the Gawker office five days a week. Looks like the Gawker office ethos tends more toward “let’s write a belittling Tumblr post as a welcome to a new coworker,” instead of saying, I dunno, anything? 

In other news, you two have a lot in common! You may be the first to exercise Gawker Media’s maternity leave; he may be the first to exercise its paternity leave. (Does that really exist or is that just a joke I tell myself?) LOTS TO TALK ABOUT. Or not, because after that, who’d want to really.

tracieeganmorrissey:

I don’t know the name of the Deadspin writer that sits next to me now, but in my head I call him Personal Space Invader. Do you see that silver line all the way to the left next to his keyboard? That’s where my desk is supposed to start. Do you see all those papers and that clutter jammed behind my monitor? Not mine. When he’s operating his mouse his arm is so far up my junk that he could shake hands with my unborn child.

Since people are apparently unable to speak to each other in this day and age, Tracie, meet Tom Scocca, who works in the Gawker office five days a week. Looks like the Gawker office ethos tends more toward “let’s write a belittling Tumblr post as a welcome to a new coworker,” instead of saying, I dunno, anything? In other news, you two have a lot in common! You may be the first to exercise Gawker Media’s maternity leave; he may be the first to exercise its paternity leave. (Does that really exist or is that just a joke I tell myself?) LOTS TO TALK ABOUT. Or not, because after that, who’d want to really.



  1. sarahheartburn reblogged this from choire
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  3. mbyhoff reblogged this from squeela and added:
    Next thing you know, she’ll be bitching about how much Tom smells.
  4. brainstatic reblogged this from squeela and added:
    I’m sort of glad I got rejected from Gawker since it would mean working in...place with...
  5. asteakandmilkshake reblogged this from choire and added:
    This is perfect. Problems at the office? “To the Tumblrs…”
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