You may have started the day thinking you were reading any old gossip rag, but the people have clicked and Gawker is your best group blog of the 2009 Weblog Awards.

Sure, it's a bit hokey, but it's also an honor. So, I along with Ryan, Hamilton, Richard, Alex, Owen and new kid on the block John thank everyone who voted. To quote Sean Penn's perfect acceptance line: "Thank you, you commie homo-loving sons of guns!"