01 Feb 08Thanks.

The outpouring of sentiment from sites across the Apple web community has been pretty overwhelming. I’m sobbing into my morning gin and tonic as I type this.

And you know what? Tears actually make a great mixer. My tears, of course, are not as sweet as the tears of children, but you take what you can get.

Anyway, my thanks to Mike Lee, Brent Simmons, John Gruber, Paul Kafasis, Gus Mueller, Scott McNulty, Tom Krazit, Chris Breen, Dan Moren, Glenn Fleishman, Rich Mogull, Snaggy, Jason Snell, Matt Deatherage (who gets in his last digs at my spelling – like I’ve said, I’m a product of a poor education, Matt!) and all the people in the comments here.

You know what?! Forget it! I’m staying! I love you guys! I could never leave you! We’re getting the band back together! We’re going to pile in the VW microbus and drive around playing our music our way and solving mysteries and we’re gonna rock all night long and if anyone tries to tell us to be quiet we’re gonna say “Go to bed, old man, because rock and roll is here to stay!”

Oh, wait, I still don’t have any money.

Plus, we were never a band together or anything like that.

Dammit.

Never mind.

Last day. Final post coming up later.

And it’s a tear-jerker, so bring some liquor.

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  1. Sudo Nym says:

    Things would have been different if Moltz had mentioned the PayPal link before the lemur thing.

    Live and learn.

  2. MacPomme says:

    How much would it take to keep the site going? Realistically. This is a genuine question.

  3. sob says:

    it feels so like some Ponyβ„’ used my toothbrush…

  4. greenacres says:

    Camelot…over…sigh… All right, who put the sword back in the stone?!

    Thanks for making me look forward to opening up a browser during the weekdays at work in the morning. It is always the second site I go to, the first being Craigslist where I put an entry looking for a cheap, used (but clean) sexbot. No hits there at all, sigh. Isn’t someone tired of their sexbot?!?

  5. the great prophet Zarquon says:

    … Sorry I’m late. … Is this the CARS pilot episode? …

    Oh, bugger, I’ve gone and done it again…

  6. blank says:

    My only regret-aside from all the other regrets-is not spending time in the Mega-, Giga-, Tera-, and/or Peta-posts. Always thought there’d be time, and now here we are. Too late. Out of time.

    Kids, let my mistakes be a lesson to you: Those who hesitate are doomed to regret for the rest of their lives! Get out there and do something now. Even if it’s silly. Really. Now.

    What, are you still here?

  7. monkeys says:

    fuck, no. don’t leave. we can work it out.

  8. Ace Deuce says:

    Hey blank, a bunch of us have been hanging out in the Mega/Giga/Tera-posts for years. You haven’t missed much…NOT! Join us as we take our last gasps before being shut down: http://www.crazyapplerumors.com/?p=782#comments

    Oh, and about tonight’s final CARS installment — if it’s not the Help Desk I’m going to cry even harder than usual.

  9. blank says:

    Funny thing, Ace Deuce, I just saw you posting over at MacUser!

    http://www.macuser.com/internet/the_day_the_humor_died_cars_to.php

    Don’t now if my post there will be approved. Approved? Good thing that stuff never caught on here.

  10. moi says:

    DAMMIT! I FINALLY found a good satire sight to subscribe to… and… and…

    It’s gone xP

    Ah, well, great posts here πŸ˜€ Will be surfing for another hour πŸ˜€

    or two, or three…

  11. shawk says:

    Good luck.
    Thanks for the electrons.

  12. Ambrose Chapel says:

    i started my day with CARS for a few years now, and what do i have to look forward to next? not even painfully serious dell rumors to turn to. sigh. well, thanks john, enjoy the hiatus, and i hope you come back before too long. i’ll keep my eternal schiller flame burning for ya.

  13. Sudo Nym says:

    It’s Friday — isn’t it obvious what the final post is going to be?

    “Sorry, no Help Desk tonight.”

  14. blank says:

    That’s gotta be it!

  15. Steve G. says:

    Re #56: There’s a Peta post?
    People Eating Tasty Animals, I hope.

    Phil’s Everywhere. Then again…

    Put Evil Toasters Away

    Please Everyone, Take Alms

    Pink Elephants Taste Awesome

    I need another drink.

  16. CB says:

    Truthfully, it’s been the comments that have kept me coming back night after night.

    Moltz – he’s just a shill.

  17. blank says:

    Next order of magnitude after tera- (thought there was a post of that name, but maybe that’s the next one).

    That didn’t make as much sense as it should. To make things worse, the booze is running low.

    Lots of TECHNOLOGY! but running low on WHISKEY! which isn’t very SEXY!

    Look, a shiny thing!

  18. Bill Eccles says:

    Hey, anybody live in Connecticut or southeastern Massachusetts? We might be able to get together in the absence of CARS and dress up and pretend to be John and the Entity and Howard and Ugluk and Chet and…

    Um, I guess that’s a stupid idea.

    Yeah, it really is a stupid idea.

    Unless somebody can dress up like Masako… convincingly, that is.

  19. The Invisible Evil Goat Fife and Drum Corps says:

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  20. Tritone says:

    This is so sad :'(

    I am not taking your feed URL off my RSS reader, because I hope that one day you will return and because Masako is hot.

  21. sob says:

    Ha-ha! Laster!

  22. Psyko says:

    I’ll miss you.

    Even if I was a busy and undedicated reader.

    πŸ™

    MARK

  23. nobody will ever use more than 64K posts says:

    #65, that would be the Ped-o post. Everyone posts in there but nobody will ever admit to it. Come on, you know you want to. Sure they’re over 12… honest.

    But PETA stands for the people who eat tasty animals which is an entirely different subject.

  24. nobody will ever use more than 64K posts says:

    heh, maybe I should read your repsonse next time. sorry

  25. Pony RD says:

    Riding the Pony into the Sunset… rendezvous past 2nd ridgeline, left of the darkened waddy – watch out for the Cyber Apocalypse – Sexbots and Lesbian Ninjas on their way… got your back… you done good.

    Phil is proud.

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