Sad news, chuckleheads: Perma-enraged seething cauldron of bigotry and ill-concealed sexual tension Andrea Peyser, the tabloid columnist who has been a longtime "Gawker favorite" in the same sense that Slobodan Milosevic was a "favorite" of the International Criminal Tribunal, is taking a leave of absence from the New York Post.

At the end of today's column (duly illustrated with heavy-handed American flag photos for the benefit her reader, Jason J. in Bay Ridge), Peyser writes:

To my friends, colleagues and frenemies. You, too, Alec Baldwin:

You won’t be hearing from me for a while. I am taking a leave of absence from this newspaper.

I dread missing the daily lunacies of Weiner/Spitzer, a pair of pervs who made coming to work each day feel like a vacation. I’ll miss giving hell to Gwyneth Paltrow and Lindsay Lohan. Most of all, I’ll miss the give-and-take with you, my loyal readers.

But I can’t stay away too long, and I’ll be back in time for the next celebrity meltdown or psycho-sexual crisis to hit this city.

Count on it.

Such vague and wistful farewells! We've asked for more information, and we'll update with anything we hear. In the meantime: Thank you for leaving us with one last "psycho-sexual," Andrea. Gurl U no U can't stay away 2 long.