Good morning, everyone. It's nice to be back although I'm not a carrier for all sorts of exotic diseases that I picked up on the flight home. When did TSA start requiring ID, metal detector, and a positive leprosy exam to board?
Anyway, I am back and let's talk a bit about last week. For the most part, I think CJ did a vastly superior job to what I do here. I disagree strongly on the post deletion bit and, just between the two of us, the CJ responsible for deleting it has admitted he probably overstepped a bit since both deleted posts were under the commenters' real names and they were generally thoughtful comments, even if a bit pointed, and certainly not the sort of anonymous trolling we try to keep off here. I hope both guys will accept our apologies, since I consider them both to be among my favorite commenters (or commenters turned editors, as the case may be), and I like them both on a personal level.
Speaking of CJ, there are currently a number of guys with at least theoretical access to the CJ account. They're all good friends and favorites of mine, and probably favorites of yours (they have something like a dozen COTY/COTFs between them), although I think one has been by far the most active. They've done such a good job that I hope they'll become a full-time feature for this balog if it is to continue because, as Shitehawk warned me when I started this venture as anything other than the stupid joke it was the first night, it is actually tiring me out (which is incredible considering how little thought and effort I put into it). Particularly, since it's always been under my own name. So, with a little luck, last week was a preview of the future of this magical playground.
We cross the 100,000 visitor line this week, in just a hair over three months of operation. Maybe that private venture capital firm will acquire us instead of Spin. I'll take $5, if anyone is interested.