Please Join Me in Welcoming Myself

Hello, my name is Adrian Chen and I am your new early shift night editor! This means I will be frantically shoveling words into the 8pm-12am news hole each Sunday through Thursday night. Please welcome me.

If my name seems sort of familiar, this is because Gawker once blogged about my dumb Internet videos a long time ago. Never in a million years did I expect that one day it would be me blogging about other people's dumb Internet videos and misspelling their names. Only in America.

Can't think of much else to say, really. I'm just your normal, everyday half-Chinese-half-Jew trying to make his way in our increasingly interconnected world. Last year, I graduated from the communist training camp known as Reed College—located in the heart of the People's Republic of Portland, Oregon. After a few months of making poor life choices, I moved to New York for an internship at a famous Internet magazine known for upending conventional wisdom (HINT: It rhymes with "Plate Gagazine".) When I'm not blogging, I enjoy comedy writing, weeping and drinking beer. My mom thinks Gawker is "too mean." My powers are increasing, and I want to use them to please you.

(If you are so inclined, you can follow me on Twitter. Sometimes I tweet when I'm drunk!)