Happy Birthday snicks!

snicksclassifiedOur own dear snicks turns [mumble mumble] today.  Everyone on staff wanted to wish him congrats/condolences (depending on how he feels about his advancing years– he’s tight-lipped about that.) I also personally wanted to take a moment to express my gratitude for all that he does to make the TheBacklot a fun place to visit (and work).

I mean, where would we be without his daily Briefs posts… where snicks is usually the one doling out birthday congrats, or sharing the best celebrity tweets of the day, or delivering his ShoutOUT™ to worthy gay celebs who deserve our attention.

And then there’s the Puzzlers on Tuesday and Fridays, or his popular Wednesday feature “Hump Day with Adam Lambert

dooly1And of course, Days of Our Lives fans are very familiar with his hilarious DOOL liveblogs. The Will & Sonny experience just wouldn’t be half the fun without snicks delivering his take on it.

Then there’s his colorful idiosyncrasies: the idolization of rock goddess Stevie Nicks (hence the pen name), his passion for tennis (and in particular, Roger Federer) and of course his encyclopedic knowledge of all things ‘80s.

stevienicksbuttonBut in addition to all his endearing obsessions and his published work on the site, there’s the behind-the-scenes stuff that readers might not be aware of. snicks runs the blog in the afternoons, proofs other writers’ work (God knows we need it), answers reader emails, moderates comments and basically improves everyone else’s mood with his sense of humor and upbeat disposition.

We couldn’t do it without you, snicks!

Anyway, happy birthday buddy, You look fantastic for [mumble mumble].

Here’s a list of some of recent snicks posts for TheBacklot. If you recall a favorite contribution from the man… or just want to offer a birthday greeting, please share in the comments!


“Sex And The City”‘s 15 Hottest Guys


9 Pics of Birthday Boy Rufus Wainwright Sullenly Performing Menial Tasks


  Tears Start Welling: Eight-Year-Old Meets “Boyfriend” Darren Criss

Will & Sonny: A Love Story In Pictures


Here’s The Beef! The 50 Hottest Hunks of The 80’s!


Snuffed Out: Still More Series That Were Gone Too Soon