Sorry to see the demise of Sploid, the cheeky news site from the Gawker folks that had been edited by Ken Layne.
Sploid had been a sort of "The Daily Show" for the internet. Its use of photos, links and commentary said a lot in a little bit of space -- sometimes highlighting stories or thoughts you wouldn't have seen anywhere else. It's a shame Gawker couldn't find a buyer for the site; the archives will remain, Layne says, in the off-chance that a buyer eventually does come forward.
For now, though, Layne leaves us with this:
Just like YouTube, Lebanon, Joe Lieberman, newspaper circulation and airline travel, Sploid is being demolished.
It is a great victory for bullshit peddlers everywhere ... if they had any idea Sploid existed.
Shut down, laid off, on the nickel, run out of town, shown the door, eighty-sixed, suicided, under heavy manners, finaled by the fuzz, down in the hole, out of the groove, sadder than a map, under the Hoover blankets, taking a bank holiday, riding the rails to Hungry Town, brought down and fought down.