Sorry about that fellas, battery died at home on the laptop and was busy at work this morning.... so here we are....
First off, this wasn't an easy decision for any of us to make. Not only have we spent as much time here (or more) as all of you, we've poured our personal time and effort into the place as well. There's been some talk of us just handing the keys over to someone else, but quite honestly, I've grown rather attached to the name, and just like you can't really have a Doosh (or a good one) without Poot, you can't have a Mess without a John and Gill. But no one is stopping those same people that wanted to run the Mess from starting their own site.... might be better to start fresh anyway.
We were set to kind of let the the site play out, at least until the hosting package expired, but I came to see that the place is kind of a fraud, and the Mess I knew and loved was already gone. John Moores is my friend, and as much the heart and soul of this place as anyone. And the fact that no one even hardly mentioned his leaving (whether your thought it was real or not) indicates to me that toy talk is all that really matters here for most folks. So why bother with what little administrative duties there are, if it's toy talk you all want there are tons of sites out there, and you don't even have to whine for 26 pages about getting picked on.
Call this a melt down, an overreaction, whatever you want, I really don't care, this thread is a microcosm of what this place has become for me.... a few funny posts, and exchanges in betwixt a shit-pot of grown ass men whining. Like all of you, I have enough real problems in life, I don't need to go around creating more, the place has become a net negative in my life, which is why I have hardly been around. Now I don't have to worry about it all.
The site will stay up for a bit in read only mode, so people can grab links to pics and such. We were actually going to announce the closure first, but after reading this thread decided it would mostly be pages of drama, and people who were friends now going at it. You may all hate me now, but at least the hate is confined to me and Jsay, and not a mess of side fights starting up between everyone.
Eh, I've said enough, we pulled the plug to avoid the grown man drama, so I'll follow my own advice....but before signing off here's a few words of wisdom from one of the cool kids.
Superfriends blows. It will always blow, if for no other reason than the parts in their hair always change sides with the camera.
Speaking of hair, Trixie and Speed Racer have the same faces, just different hair.
Republicans are too stupid to realize Obama is a conservative and is continuing most of Bush's policies.
Big boobs on women rock.... on men.....not so much.
DC Comics that you love is not coming back. Deal with it.
Take lots of Vitamin D this winter to avoid seasonal affect disorder stemming from less daylight. This is only for those of you that go outside.
Jsayonara ruined the internet and our lives and is planning on attacking Syria.
Steve Perry made Journey suck.
If Jack Nicholson were truly a great actor he would have dropped 60 pounds to play the Joker, a character that has ALWAYS been portrayed skinny. Guess his commitment to a role only goes so far, as does a bucket of KFC in his presence. Luv ya Scot.
Superfriends suck and so does their fan.
I've gotta go, James Bond marathon starting. Thanks for all the fun over the years. Cool kid signing off.