The freakishly brilliant (and clearly way underoccupied) Andrew Hearst suggests that Russ Smith's Times Co.-buys-Gawker thesis is far less ridiculous than we thought:

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There's much more. Go check out Hearst's full genius here.

Meantime, we'll be in the corner, sobbing quietly.

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