I've been away working three jobs. One involved scrubbing toilets, and one involved grading standardized tests.

Has anything happened that I should know about? I noticed that Max Read is now the editor of Gawker and Jessica Coen is gone as well.

Things seem worse on the main pages, but that's hard to quantify. I can never quite tell if that's just an illusion or a just story I told myself. Remember the days when all the blog articles made you really think, and all the commenters were funny and smart?