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It's late, the night before the YBNBY Deathclock will finally reach zero. I've just gone through the system revoking author permissions for all the other writers who have already bid you their final farewells. And I've opened a bottle of Chardonnay.

In other words, the place is cleared, the chairs are up on the tables, and I've locked the front door. All that's left is for me to turn out the lights, and then lock the door again behind me as I leave.

Quiet, isn't it?

But first, there's no hurry. It's our final chat, so pull up a chair, pour yourself a glass, and let's reflect...

First of all, some Thank You's

A few thanks are in order, and I have to begin with you, the readers. Whether you've been reading for six days or six years, you've all provided something I never expected when I began all this in 2005; not just readers, but a community of voices who enjoyed, criticized, commented and shared. All in all, 13 million individual visitors read at least one story on YesButNoButYes.com over the years, a number that it's very difficult to get my head around. And while not everyone stayed and said hello, each helped build the site into something I never dreamed it would be when I started.

Time for a final shout out to The Loyal 77, our dedicated and vocal fans who became part of the family. Leo, Tim, E, Dave, Bill, Pablo, Chad, Phatlard, Effen, Frank, Vicky, Evangeline, Jeni, S.O. - I know I've probably forgotten some, but you all know who you are.

I have to also thank the other sites and blogs that helped me out over the years, with words of encouragement (like Alex at Neatorama), sending so much traffic our way (like Ryan at Gorillamask), or just making me feel like I wasn't alone every time I hit a problem, (like Dustin at Pajiba).

Next, I have to thank the writers who have graced us with their words. It's been awhile since we've seen some of these folks, but nevertheless, at one time or another, they amazed me with the quality of their submissions: Clickety Clack, Aquaman, BigFatCreative, DNAGal, BPBS, Evil Richard, Iloverobots, Razen, Supersternio, The Muggler, Conservalibercrat_08, Jeem, Bigus Dickus, TurkeyBurgerDLX, Haterade. Anyone here still remember them, or their long-forgotten features like "Notes from the Blogosphere", "Ugly Animal Kingdom" or "The Grindhouse"?

Our current set of writers deserve a special mention for keeping this site alive the last year when my own interest waned a little - the effusive and eloquent monkeylover Johnny Wright, Miss Cellania (who stuck with us almost from the start), Baierman (who did more to keep the site going in the last year than anyone else), and Echowood (who I think is one of the funniest and most talented writers we ever had). I'm sorry to see them go, and hope that you follow them all at their respective blogs.

And finally, a extra special thank you to Jellio, for many years my main partner-in-crime here. When I asked Jellio to write a final goodbye, he declined, believing that the site had moved on and that he didn't have anything that could be said to the current readers. But if there's one person to thank for YBNBY's success, it's Jellio, because so many of the things that propelled us into the upper reaches were his ideas - the Top Tens, Where Are They Now, Lunchtime Veg, Breakfast Links. Thanks Buddy, I really appreciate everything you did.

Founding and editing YesButNoButYes has been one the happiest creative experiences of my life. In the last six years, it's taught me so much about what is and isn't popular, and how to get people to pay attention to what you have to say, that it basically served as an apprenticeship for my current career in marketing.

Some things I've learned along the way

  • Pornography is the most popular entertainment format on the planet. But it's not because we're all perverts, it's because it's just about the only form of entertainment that completely transcends language and cultural boundaries. Music around the world has cultural nuances, so has fine art, or movies or comics. But people have sex pretty much the same way everywhere. Except possibly in Greece. Even the North Koreans. Which is why our story on female streakers has a huge readership across the world. Boobies are boobies, no matter where you're from, regardless of whether or not you like to draw Mohammed.
  • People are deeply schizophrenic about "NSFW" content. Several advertising networks refused to let us carry ads unless we deleted a list of stories they sent us. That list matched with our most trafficked stories of all time EXACTLY. So ultimately the very thing these networks were trying to disassociate their advertisers with was the same thing the customers for those advertisers wanted the most.
  • You know what the biggest deal in "social media" is for sites like this? It's not media darlings like Twitter, and Facebook. It's Stumbleupon. Getting popular on Stumbleupon.com can guarantee success, and $500 spent on advertising there is money very well spent.
  • You can also forget Digg, or CNN, or The Washington Post, or USA Today, or even Sports Illustrated and ESPN. All of them have linked to us over the years, and all drive some traffic. But nothing - and I mean NOTHING - can compare to the one site that very few people mention, but can kill your server in a matter of minutes. Hitting the front page of Fark.com is a goldmine.
  • How to make money blogging - write a blog about something people buy. We all love funny stuff, it makes the days easier, and it's SO much more fun to write. But getting advertisers to pay anything except the lowest rates for advertising on a humor blog is impossible. The sister site I ran for awhile - PodGuide.TV, that was basically a shill for the iPod - got 100th of the traffic here, but some months brought in more revenue.
  • Regardless of the last fact, you'll probably never make money blogging, so only do it if you love it. YBNBY regularly got up to 500,000 visits a month. That's not BoingBoing level, but it's definitely B List. And most months we usually made less than $1000 in total. Split between all of us after operating expenses. In other words, for most people, even for a popular site like YBNBY, blogging pays less than flipping burgers at McD's.

The things that made me proudest

In amongst all the high flying posts and top commented stories, the ones that I look back on with most pride are the ones that probably slipped by you.

  • The interview with KC Armstrong that revealed for the first time what happened between him and Howard. Man, I remember when we ran that, we really felt like we were journalists.
  • The series of articles I wrote for Axe for The Kentucky Derby, and the piece on Second Life whorehouses. I was never happier than when I was channeling my inner gonzo.
  • The photos I took for the Naked Cowgirl Calendar and the various Underwear Days. At my heart, I always considered myself a photographer first, a writer second, so I loved when I went out on a photo assignment.
  • The 2008 Election Liveblog. A moment in history, and a night I will never forget.
  • Above all, the interview with Bambi Woods. No-one ever believed it was real, and to this day, I have no idea if it was or not. But being able to possibly tell the story of what happened to Debbie from Debbie Does Dallas was, in most ways, exactly what YesButNoButYes was created for.

Forget all that crap - Why are you closing??

We've had a bunch of emails asking this, along with offers to "save the site", so I know I have to address this somehow, but for many of you, this is going to be a bit like the Lost finale. In many ways, the answer you want is too complicated to sum up properly. But let me take another swig of wine and try.

For most of its life, YBNBY just kind of "worked". Writers had no quotas, no deadlines, no censorship or restrictions. People could write what they wanted, when they wanted. The stories just kept coming, and the site kept going. But there have been a few key moments, when I reflected on what this was, and whether it needed to radically change track to survive.

The first time came when I lost a few of the original writers and I was faced with having to replace them or close. Luckily, I did and things kept moving, and made me realize that YBNBY was bigger than just it's "founders" and could continue to grow and evolve.

The second time was when big business got involved, when a large, fairly famous publishing company approached me to buy YBNBY for what I thought then (and even more so now) was an stupid amount of money. No, I'm not going to tell you how much. Just imagine me rolling on a bed made of $100 bills, laughing deliriously. They courted me for months, offering all the existing writers contracts, and finally we all agreed. And then, on the eve of the deal - literally the night before - the publishing company backed out. It was disheartening, and frustrating. And I responded bullishly with a complete redesign, and - for many people reading this - the start of the renaissance of YBNBY. That was two years ago.

And so there's now. This time, it wasn't so much a big event as a creeping feeling that we'd gone as far as we could go, done as much as we could do with YBNBY. The curve of our early traffic growth had reversed, and while we were not exactly in a tailspin, I would call it "a funk". Flat traffic, the same kind of stories, and a slow attrition of writers to better jobs, other opportunities. I realized that YBNBY needed another shot in the arm - a new set of writers, a new format, a new design, if it was to grow again.

Or - maybe, just maybe - it was time to call it a day.

And the more I thought about that option, the more it called to me. There was a certain poetry to going out with a bang, while we still had a strong readership, on our own terms, through choice rather than necessity. Over a two week period where we could all get drunk and have an Irish wake.

And because YBNBY has always been kind of a socialist utopia (all revenue was split based on pageviews), I gave the team the option to carry on or close, and after some cajoling, somewhat reluctantly they all agreed we should close down. But ultimately the decision came from me, and they all just acquiesced. So there's no-one to blame but myself.

So why did I feel that way? It all comes down to being able to predict the future.

The future is not what it was

I'm not claiming clairvoyance, or even the kind of foresight that makes venture capitalists very rich, but in my day job - as a Creative Director and Partner for a fairly forward-thinking marketing company - my speciality has always been seeing trends waaaay in advance of the mainstream. In many cases that really helped YBNBY. We were the one of the first blogs to talk about Gary Brolsma and Tay Zonday. We ran an April Fool on Twitter before most people had a clue what it was. I remember having to essentially fake a .edu email account to get onto Facebook, because when i thought it was "something important", it was still campus-only.

I use a lot of this type of intuition in my day-to-day work - telling brands what Foursquare means to their business, or the potential impact of the iPad, or yadda yadda yadda. YesButNoButYes was actually set up in frustration in 2005 when I worked at the world's largest advertising agency, and got tired of trying to convince confused clients that "blogs were going to be important".

So what does this have to do with YBNBY? Well, once again, I think I see the future coming. And blogs like YBNBY have no place in that social dystopia. Because what we did best - curating the best (or worst) of the web, unearthing those pop culture gems from the dark corners of the internet with a wry commentary - that no longer has value. You guys don't need a blog for that. Twitter and Facebook have changed that forever, you can just go there.

That doesn't mean there isn't a place for personal writing, or sites on specialist subjects. But honestly, the reason we started has ceased to be. If CNN can't be the first place you hear about an earthquake, how the hell is YBNBY supposed to be the place that first brings you Keyboard Cat? Anything that's even remotely interesting online percolates to 1000 blogs overnight, becomes a twitter trend, and ends up being something your grandmother posts as a status update before breakfast. Inside information is no longer the province of the elite, it's the currency of the masses.

And so, it's time for us all to move on.

The most important thing I ever learned in my life

My Dad is a Packrat - I was brought up to believe that anything and EVERYTHING was worth saving. He's a man who literally breaks down old radios to get the screws out because "you never know when you'll need them". It was a lesson instilled in me at an early age, and so my life became full of ephemera and memorabilia. Books, movies, magazines, comics - because you never know when you'll need that thing, that story, that picture, that reference.

Have you ever played Katamari Damarcy? That was my life.

Then I met a woman on the internet, in another country (this one), and realized she was the only thing that would ever make me truly happy. (And 14 years and four children later, that's still true). And so over the course of a month, I sold EVERY SINGLE THING I OWNED, just to raise cash for a trip across the ocean and enough funds for an extended stay. A lifetime of millstones shed in a month.

It was the best thing I ever did. Because it really taught me how letting go of something that once meant a lot to you, isn't the end. It's the beginning. It leaves you free to explore new pathways, to try new things, to stop being "safe" and to take a risk.

YesButNoButYes was the best thing that I've ever done. And now it's time to try something new, and maybe better.

So, what now?

So, the deathclock will run down, and nothing with explode, or disappear. All of the old stories will stay up, a permanent archive of over 11,000 moments of craziness from six fantastic years. In a week or two, I'll probably redesign the home page to feature our most popular stories. But there will be no new posts, at least for a while. YesButNoButYes.com is being mothballed.

Forever? Well, forever is a long time. I think one day YBNBY will probably rise again, in a different form, with a new team, to try once again to do something no-one else is doing. But for now, go outside, get some fresh air, turn off the damn computer once in awhile.

As for me, aside from my family, and my work, and my hobbies, and the chance to just breeeeeaaaathe for awhile, I'll be writing a novel. It's something I started to think about seriously earlier in the year, and shedding myself of YBNBY allows that to be my main writing focus.

For those that have enjoyed my writing and might possibly pick it up in the future, the working title is "Irreversible", and it's a kind of a historical cyberpunk thriller. Set in modern day Princeton, it's the story of a boy who became notorious for preventing the assassination of JFK, only to have his life ruined by a conspiracy dating back to the murder of Archimedes in 212 BC.

And if any YBNBY readers are also publishers, you know where to find me.   

And in the End.....

So - here we are. Thanks for staying with me until the end, it would have been lonely if no-one had showed up. But in the words of Robert Falcon Scott, "I am just going outside and may be some time".

Thanks, everyone. It was a blast.

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Just a quick thanks to you, Scaramouch. I found YBNBY one day from some stinking link somewhere (hell if I remember). This site went from a bookmark I would visit once a week to a place that was the first site I loaded when I got to work in the morning, and continues to refresh at least 10 times a day.

Thanks to you, all the writers, and the Loyal 77 for giving me a place to smile and laugh. You can never fully understand how much I needed this place some days.

Fly casual...

said JediJeff on May 31, 2010 12:48 AM.

FIRST!

said Leonardo Carvalho on May 31, 2010 12:59 AM.

Damn JediJeff, you ruined it...
Kidding.

Well, I have to say I'll miss it here. Though I have to agree with you in most the things you said about closing it being the natural way, it's going to be weird when I turn on my computer in the morning and first thing I do is come here and check for something new. Now there's not going to have new things...

Nice last post, Steve. Really.

Good luck writing your book, and when it's ready, I'll try to get me one.

said Leonardo Carvalho on May 31, 2010 1:06 AM.

Thank you for the great site, all of the work and a highlight on my daily surf as well as the source for many people asking me, "Where the hell did you find that?"

said vonriesling on May 31, 2010 1:07 AM.

I will miss this place. Thank you all for years of laughter and adding entertainment to my daily routine. Best of luck to you all.

P.S. 'mouch - that was definitely a M*A*S*H ending

said bsilver94 on May 31, 2010 1:45 AM.

1. Leo - Funny. And I hear you.
2. Scara - You kicked some ass. No one can say otherwise.

Shout out to all the YBNBY peeps. Too many to mention. You Band of Brothers. Im telling you, in the future, everyone is going to wish they had been here.

said E on May 31, 2010 1:52 AM.

... LAST!

said E on May 31, 2010 2:18 AM.

So long and thanks for all the fish!

said Jonniewalker on May 31, 2010 2:45 AM.

Thanks much Steve, does this mean you're going back to advertising?

Juls

said josefkerk on May 31, 2010 2:54 AM.

Not fair! Not fair! My enjoyment only started one month ago.. and you say you are ditching me!?

Well, I have got hope you will resurrect one day. Please say you all would consider..

..sobss...

said victoria.wong77 on May 31, 2010 4:27 AM.

Ahh, in the end, Scaramouch, I think you are showing Wisdom.

I think for example of "Garfield". I was a HUGE Garfield fan in the beginning. I loved it, and reading Garfield was a nice little spot of happiness to start my day. But after about 7 or 8 years, it just stopped being funny. I can't point out a particular point in which that happened, but it did. Jim Davis just ceased to have anything new or funny to say - and I stopped reading it.

So, I think you are Wise. Best to go out at the top of your game, rather than die the slow death of mediocrity. I look forwards with great anticipation to whatever projects you might decide to put your hand to in the future - especially that novel - and while YBNBY will be "mothballed", I hope you will do us the favor of using it as a forum to tell us about those new projects when you get to them.

Thank you for 6 years of creative goodness, and I wish you the very best of luck on your journey.

One last question though:
Can you do the Fandango?

said daanethkivioq on May 31, 2010 5:04 AM.

Thank you Scara for sharing your heart, mind and soul. Thanks to all writers and the Loyal 77. My favorite place to visit each days for over 2 years now. I've laughed, smiled, gotten really pissed but kept it under control, said WTF? to myself many times while reading here. It has been everything it should and ever will be for now, and it's been real.
Scara, good fortune in all of your future endeavors.

said Ben Lurkin on May 31, 2010 8:00 AM.

Thank you for alla your posts!
I'm italian and i really love this place.
I have a "humor" site and i understend alla what you say about the "make money blogging"! I'm also thinking of closing the cabin... ;o(
thank you, and thanks to all the staff... thanks to google translator too (I'm not very proficient with this language;o)).
In bocca al lupo per tutto!
Ciao
Roby

said Roberto on May 31, 2010 8:06 AM.

Daanethkivioq, better to be Calvin & Hobbes than Garfield any day :)

said Scaramouch on May 31, 2010 9:41 AM.

Excellent post. Thanks for everything, Scara!

said Miss Cellania on May 31, 2010 9:58 AM.

Good luck Scara.

Thanks for the laughs.

said Jimbo on May 31, 2010 10:04 AM.

Best wishes to each and every one of you.

Goodbye.

said Brother Bill on May 31, 2010 10:16 AM.

This eats it, guys. You made 15 minutes of every day a little less suck. Now I'm gonna have to take up some sort of illegal drug to fill the void. Thanks, YesButNoButYes!

said Brian on May 31, 2010 12:36 PM.

Awesome post, Scara.

Thanks for all the fun and for giving me a place to direct my inappropriate comments and psychotic behavior. There have been many times during the past few years that this site literally changed my mood for the day.

Almost always for the better.

Now that it's all over, I'll have to find somewhere else to direct my general monkeyness so that I continue to be welcomed by the family. Must not subject them to all the dipravity at once.

Best of luck to you and all the writers. Y'aller simply the best.

Tim

said Tim on May 31, 2010 1:34 PM.

Dear Scara,

One positive thing coming out of this? I can finally tell my friends where I get all this great web content from. They still think I find it myself, which I guess I technically I do, through you guys.

Thank you for releasing me from my chains of deceit.

A

said Marion Cobretti on May 31, 2010 3:28 PM.

Thanks Scara, and all the rest of you, writers and commenters, you all made my days a little, and sometimes a lot, better for the last 3 years.

said Pete in TO on May 31, 2010 4:35 PM.

34 minutes left on the deathclock. At 8pm EST, this chapter of internet history comes to an end. It's enough to make a guy cry.

Scaramouch, Steve, Big Boss Man, thank you for giving us forum monkeys a place to rant rave and vent all this time. It's hard to say goodbye, but I suppose every season has to end.

By the way, YBNBY was more "Far Side" than "Calvin and Hobbes"

said Sheriff Pablo on May 31, 2010 7:29 PM.

This is Scaramouch's last smack down with his Mighty Hammer of the Fuckoff.

said Leonardo Carvalho on May 31, 2010 7:53 PM.

S - I met you & YBNBY way back when you were doing the SL piece I think, and am glad for it. Seems like a million years ago. Best of love & luck to you and all the writers here.

PS - I will miss Homeless Frank the most ;)

said lynetteradio on May 31, 2010 8:28 PM.

thanks for the mammories

said TurkeyburgerDLX on May 31, 2010 9:59 PM.

I am shocked. Stumbled on the site a little over a year ago and have since enjoyed occasionally looking it up to fill some time, learn something, laugh and just use the internet for something other than porn :) Really shocked and will MISS you. Best to you in the future.

said Carl on May 31, 2010 10:16 PM.

:(

said Evangeline on May 31, 2010 11:12 PM.

cheers lads


said El Rey de los Monos on May 31, 2010 11:52 PM.

Scaramouch, and the rest.....in the end, I thank you and bid you farewell.

said EffenIdontcare on June 1, 2010 12:26 AM.

Hey guys! Long time no see, how's things in the site?

said Ernesto on June 1, 2010 1:30 AM.

My thanks to you for years of enjoyment! I will look for you all elsewhere, and I truly hope I find you! How else will I be wasting hours of my days!?! Good luck!

said Maura on June 1, 2010 8:10 AM.

Well consider this one my goodbye as I couldn't really think of much of anything to post:

As the best worst writers for YBNBY, I had a blast. I consider it an honor to have moved up from reader to writer and grace (I'm being generous) people with my thoughts. Granted my contributions were nothing as good as the others here, I had my moments though. I consider my Why I Run article to be my personal favorite. I will miss you guys, reading the sarcasticlly wonderful comments and just the overall "hanging out at the bar and talking shit" attitude everyone had here.

Thanks for the wonderful times, guess I'll have to pay attention at work now instead of trying to think of stuff to write. Sadly, this was it for me on the internet as I have nothing else to go to. Enjoyed it and if anyone ever is in Columbia, SC, email me: bd@sc.rr.com and we can grab a beer or two (or if you're in Raleigh or Charlotte, see you on the road for Phish this summer!). Also, keep an eye out for the Columbia Quad Squad Roller Derby team as I'll be reffing with them as well. Until something else comes my way....

said Bigus Dickus on June 1, 2010 9:47 AM.

Thanks for all the funny things you posted... snif...

said Ni on June 1, 2010 11:16 AM.

Scaramouch, you rock!!!! Thanks doesn't come close to describing my gratitude. We had a blast, and we, the Loyal 77, will continue our wacky hijinks, if only in our minds.

I've learned that monkeys engage in so many human-like activities while still throwing poo. I've learned how to enjoy cakes made to look like boobs and penises. I can describe any subject with a top ten list. I now know what happened to Debbie. I learned a few things about 3 chords and something you call the truth. When people die, it's pretty funny. There's no such thing as bad publicity. And finally, AXE body spray really does make the girls go wild.

I've had so much fun. There were a few "thorns" on this rose of a website, but ultimately, it was well-written, the comments were insightful, sarcastic (in a good way) and inappropriate (which is appropriate if you ask me). The overall feeling was funny as hell, and many times I laughed out loud for hours!

Echo, Johnny, Baier, Miss C, Tim, Leo, Sheriff P, and Sarcky (and the others I can't call up to the brain right now)-thanks for the memories. Keep being the smartasses I've come to know and love! See you on the other side!

I exit my YBNBY experience with a quote from Ferris Bueller's Day Off that I think sums up how I feel right about now-

"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it."

said Vicky on June 1, 2010 11:45 AM.

oh....and GOD SAVE THE BACON!

said Vicky on June 1, 2010 1:10 PM.

You guys are awesome.
Wish I had discovered you earlier!
You'll be missed.

said kristinjannfischer on June 1, 2010 1:29 PM.

I just want to thank Scaramouch hosting the best pop culture party in town. When YouTube pulled my account for the third time, I realized I was fighting a losing battle to keep the Grindhouse alive. Since I've never been great with a snappy line it was time for me to flip back to being a YBNBY reader. I had a blast, both contributing and most especially enjoying all the craziness everyone else brought to the YBNBY table.

Good luck to all the contributors and especially Scaramouch on all your future projects!

said The Muggler on June 1, 2010 6:13 PM.

Welp, guess it's time to remove this site from my favorites... sad day indeed. Goodbye, eveyone!

said Brian on June 2, 2010 12:05 AM.

Scaramouch has left the building...

* crickets *

said daanethkivioq on June 2, 2010 1:43 AM.

Way to give your blog one final wank like it was your legacy. :)

Best of luck you commy Brit.

said Dave on June 2, 2010 8:42 AM.

It's was a hell of a ride, and I enjoyed every stinking moment of it.

Thanks for making me laugh at a time my life was going to hell in a sh*t basket.

Keep the peace.............

said VikingBerserker on June 2, 2010 9:40 PM.

That's what she said.

said Tim on June 3, 2010 11:43 AM.

Glad to see I'm not the only one who can't let go ;) (I'm looking at you Tim)

said Evangeline on June 3, 2010 7:08 PM.

I can't let go either! It's like I'm connected to the balls, or something

said Vicky on June 3, 2010 11:16 PM.

There was no good reason why this site had to close.

Was great for comedy and will be missed, but your arbitrary closure was unnecessary.

said jbornemann on June 5, 2010 4:10 AM.

What? You're still here? You kids get out of here so I can scrub the floors and turn off the lights already. *Sheesh*

said daanethkivioq on June 7, 2010 4:48 AM.

YBNBY will be seriously missed by me. While you say that Twitter and facebook has made your "contradictions" old hat, I disagree.
I always came for the cultural gems, but I stayed for the writing and commentary.
Social networking sites as a venue for popular culture will never have the organic nuance that YBNBY had.
It's like your favorite local pub closing it's doors to make way for an new TGIFs.

I wish all of the contradictors the best as well as the Loyal 77.

As for you Scara, you wanked your blog like it was your legacy right up until closing time. I'm sure that it will be one of many more wanks and one of many more legacies.

Thanks for all the great conversations.

said Chad on June 7, 2010 5:24 AM.

I just spelled out “G O O D B Y E” in white rocks on a hill somewhere.

said chopshop on June 7, 2010 7:15 AM.

You will be missed. 'Nuff said.

said rodaniel on June 8, 2010 9:43 PM.

...and the collective productivity of this nation and all the others skyrockets...

...with one goodbye the world's economic issues evaporate...

...Palestinians and Israelis realize that there is suddenly enough time to forge peace...

...somewhere, someone comes up with a brilliant idea that completely halts the flow of oil into the Gulf Of Mexico...

...the Arizona legislature realizes in a flash how F*CKED they'll be if all the people of Central American origin get deported or decide to go elsewhere...

...Echowood realizes that it's not the AXE after all, but his animal magnetism...

...I finally make the perfect omlette...

Happy Trails, YBNBY!

said Bile on June 11, 2010 11:52 PM.

I'm glad to see that you are keeping your old posts up. Too many bloggers delete everything when they pack it in, which I do not understand. So much effort went in writing the stuff, why delete it?

Your Debbie Does Dallas interview was one of the best on the web. Sad to see you stop.

said bernieg2 on June 15, 2010 3:55 PM.

Thank you for the strange and wonderful journey, it's like driving around with my uncle after drinking a bottle of Nyquil, not something I would do myself , but what a ride! Thank you for the time and efforts!.

said Friggan on June 21, 2010 9:22 PM.

I found you about 2 years ago... I loved it -- every day.

1/2 years ago I became bored with your site content.

You've made the right choice.

Thanks for keeping your old posts up.

said littletinymonkey on June 26, 2010 2:55 AM.

Ok, jokes over. Come back now!

said Evangeline on July 6, 2010 7:52 PM.

First!

said E on July 12, 2010 12:17 AM.

My Internet wagon is missing a wheel.

said Chad on July 14, 2010 7:39 AM.

Last!

said daanethkivioq on July 16, 2010 1:14 AM.

Man this blows. My birthday was Wed. and I wish YBNBY was still up and running. I was gonna give a running commentary on my drunkeness but....oh well....sigh....anyone running a site that needs a writer? Lol....keep up the torch everyone...hopefully we'll be back.......someday....

said Bigus Dickus on July 16, 2010 2:43 AM.

Ahem. I've decided something. YesButNoButYes is going to come back. That's it. Vicky said so.

said Vicky on August 6, 2010 11:08 PM.

You need to let go.

said Scaramouch on August 9, 2010 8:18 AM.

Oh the irony

said Chad on August 9, 2010 8:46 AM.

Ha Ha, Very Funny, Jokes over now, turn things back on!

said Jonniewalker on August 26, 2010 7:24 PM.

last. :-(

said CFreddy on October 28, 2010 4:41 PM.

I am so very upset that you continue to deny all your loyal followers of this site to come back! come back please even part time

said finisone on December 28, 2010 7:25 AM.

Hey Scaramouch thanks for printing that sham of an "interview " with Bambi Woods! I suspect that either you were in on it with some of the British people (who released The Dark side of porn "documentary") because perhaps you wanted to find out the real answers yourself, or you believed it was real and shared the hoax with us. Either way it was a hoax of epic proportions!

If you have not figured out the REAL STORY A-Z contact me privately and unlike your interview....this is not a joke! If you doubt what I say I will bet ANY amount of money I am right.

said Short on January 12, 2011 7:26 AM.

I can't help but feel that leaving angry comments about this on our final post is akin to spraying graffiti on a gravestone. Nicely done.

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