Having finally gotten fed up with that ancient (2010?) advertising video, I wrote a new masthead post/about page that will hopefully be useful to new readers or visitors looking for information.
You can still look at the old masthead here. Fun fact: Nick made A.J. add the "note" ("All emails sent into Gawker are considered publishable unless explicitly stated by the author, but may still be used for background purposes.") following this post.