I made a new friend. Sadly, our swell conversation has already been wiped. I'll try to paste it together below. It starts out a little slow, but I think it ends well.
ETA: Shit. Now the comments aren't even on his profile anymore. Anyway, after the usual banter, "richardvain" declared that I worked for Gawker. I assured him that I did and then posted quite a bit about the wonderfulness of Kinja and my pride in having helped develop and implement it. I finally told him I had to go, as I had a meeting with "Mr. Denton."