March 21, 2017 – Smutty Shout-Outs

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 21, 2017 13:39:46 March 21, 2017 13:39:46

A fond farewell to Mike Redmond, aka “Fish”, and Photo Boy from The Superficial who announced yesterday that they are leaving the site. You can read Mike’s departure note here and Photo Boy’s here. Mike has been writing at The Superficial since August 2007, making it a gossip destination for nearly a decade. As Jacek notes, “in the world of cock-swinging male bravado that you see on sites geared towards men, Mike was a voice of reason and balance. The dude was pro-fem, pro-minority, and got hammered for it in his comments section at times” by his own readers. Without Fish and Photo Boy, the gossip ecosystem will not be the same. So long. But please don’t stay gone. 

"Happy birthday to Melissa Hazel Augusta (aka Cookie) from all of her gossipy friends!

Look, obviously 2017 has kicked off as a bit of a dumpster fire, with the embers of 2016’s promise still churning. Which isn’t to say the last year didn’t bring a lot of good with it – you got the Hamilton Mixtape, you moved back to your home city into a light-filled new place that’s perfectly set up to suit hours of caring for yourself and your people, you launched Smallest Feline, and revelled in the glory of Amber Ruffin, Rebecca Bloom, and Spicey! Sure, there were some setbacks (having to deploy the full weapons-grade strength Librarian shushing and epic cut-eye at disrespectful Adele concert rowdies, adding more men to the list of Men You Are Fighting Over With Athena), but it's a new year ahead.

So in 2017, we’ll go through the Lemonade Stages of Loss, moving slowly and beautifully, from Intuition, to Anger, to Emptiness, through to Reformation, Resurrection, and Redemption. We know that you'll gleefully saunter through the streets in a flouncy yellow dress, or stand steadfast in Southern gothic dress, whichever the situation requires. And in the words of Beyonce, “if we’re gonna heal, let it be glorious”.

Let it begin with some of your recent favourite gents: Mahershala, Dev Patel with his newly-installed broad shoulders and a bonus tiny peanut person, Common, Hugh with bonus Sir Patrick, and as always, your Ewan."


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