Friend and former co-worker Andy Stoy just became senior editor of Jalopnik.com, Gawker Media’s blog for car enthusiasts. I’m a Jezebel gal through and through (Jez is Gawker’s female-issues blog), and so I have to admit, after reading a rather sexist piece on Jalopnik (and then heaving in disgust at the comments, which cheered on said sexism), I took the site off of my list of “daily reads”. But now that Andy’s in town, I have a newfound faith in Jalopnik.
Because Andy’s dope. He’s passionate about things in a quiet, calculating way. Give him 20 minutes and he can machete a crappy article (or a copydeck, or, in some cases, an ego) in a word or two. He’s not mean or anything… but delivers a dry humor that you have to actually sit down and figure out. Smart professor humor. Indiana Jones humor. For example, in his “Hi My Name is Andy Stoy” post on Jalopnik yesterday, he wrote that he’s not some “advertising faux hipster”… and since I read that line, I’ve been sitting here wondering, “Does he mean me? Yes? No? Maybe? OMG, can he see into my SOUL?”
And the fact that I’m sittin’ here stressin’ is the reason why I am positive that Andy will make a great addition to the Jalopnik team. Three cheers, here here, ching-ching, and all that other celebratory stuff.
P.S. I took this photo of Andy myself - he was helping me with my car right before our company's annual booze cruise. (not really, but the photo is named "grease monkey" and Andy's a grease monkey, so transitivity has to work here... right?)