Plotting a Gawker Murder College Humor co-founder Ricky Van Veen today blogged about how Gawker writers are "hurling dozens of harsh items a day at vulnerable people," and said it's only a matter of time until one of them is murdered by a "victim." In case he didn't get his, uh, point across, Van Veen went ahead and described exactly how someone might, hypothetically, kill a Gawker blogger. First, be a thinned-skinned introvert who bottles up his emotions for years, so one can go apeshit about a blog post (crime of passion=manslaughter=reduced sentence!). Identify the author of the post by reading his byline (clever!). Then hunt him down, since you "know where the writer works (a low-security, first-floor storefront). These bloggers aren't guarded national TV pundits with chauffers and security — they're young people making relatively little money and taking public transportation." He also writes, "statistically it's just a matter of time before one of your targets snaps. It's simply a numbers game." Creepy and servicey all at once! But if Van Veen thinks "harsh" and "negative" blog posts about microcelebrities are really so dangerous, perhaps some housecleaning is in order closer to home. After the jump, a nasty attack on Star editor and Time Out New York columnist Julia Allison, created in the offices of College Humor sister site Vimeo and published to the world by Vimeo Community Director Blake Whitman.

Plotting a Gawker Murder