February 23, 2001 10:44 AM   Subscribe

Wrongwaycomeback? Is Wetlog really going away? Neale has been a prankster in the past, but with his recent re-styling as a memory bank and the tone of the message, I worry about one of my favorite blogs. Someone say it ain't so.
posted by Skot (24 comments total)
This from the page source:

For those that will inevitably read this, the next issue of the wetlog mag will come along as planned. After that... who knows? Don't ask me why I did it. I just needed to.
posted by jpoulos at 11:02 AM on February 23, 2001

Yeah, neale's tired of doing it, so he's taking time off. Everyone needs a vacation sometimes I guess.
posted by mathowie at 11:11 AM on February 23, 2001

But . . . what about MY needs? Let's not forget who's important here!

Thanks for the info. If I were remotely non-thumb-in-ass, I would have checked the page source myself and saved the thread space. Hope Neale recharges while he's off juggling dingoes or whatever.
posted by Skot at 11:46 AM on February 23, 2001

Skot, you're such a cranky bastard.
posted by daveadams at 12:02 PM on February 23, 2001

Hey! Stop following me! ;)

Cross-thread jokes are fun and meta- and stuff.
posted by Skot at 12:27 PM on February 23, 2001

If he's going on vacation why take the whole site down? Why not leave up what's already there and just stop updating it? Guess I'll never get to read anymore of the interviews he had up there. And I had only looked at one so far. Ohh well.
posted by redleaf at 1:06 PM on February 23, 2001

Where's the fun in that?

Abandoned Websites are Tired
Dramatic Exits are Wired!

I'm pretty sure Lance is to blame for all of this.
posted by CrazyUncleJoe at 1:39 PM on February 23, 2001

I'll be changing the front page for access. But other than that... what Matt said.
posted by Neale at 2:42 PM on February 23, 2001

It's not my fault unless you link to me and call me names. And link to me.
posted by honkzilla at 3:06 PM on February 23, 2001

Lance is a buttstick! A big poopiehead buttstick.
posted by CrazyUncleJoe at 3:33 PM on February 23, 2001

Conspiracy theory.

Nealsie is hosted on Mathowie's webserver. I won't go into any details, but I know for a fact that this hasn't been a picture perfect relationship. Eyes have been blackened. Packages have been delivered. Occupied office chairs have toppled from the tops of towering buildings.

Nealio arbitrarily decides to "take some time off".

Mathowie convienently supports this decision publicly on metafilter (see above). Something is askew. Go back and re-read Mathowie's post. It is almost like he is reinforcing some "rehearsed agreement" between he and Neale. Tone is hard to judge in print, but the message is clear. There is a calculated, suggestive, and threatening tone in that post.

Then Neale reluctantly confirms Mathowies assertion. Re-read Neale's post. It reads like someone tied to a chair with a phone and a gun held against his check. This is a portent of further evil. It stinks to high hell and you heard it from me first.
posted by internook at 4:11 AM on February 24, 2001

What's the point? Lance gets all the credit anyway. I feel Neale's pain.
posted by Zeldman at 8:28 AM on February 24, 2001

Fools! They're all playing right into my fiendish plot.
posted by bradlands at 9:33 AM on February 24, 2001

Why is Mr. Arthur to blame? Is that an inside joke or an allusion to some anti-wrongwaygoback campaign by Mr. Arthur?
posted by redleaf at 3:23 PM on February 24, 2001

posted by Zeldman at 9:19 PM on February 24, 2001

ooooh....I get it.

No wait...no I don't.

Wait, its back...I *do* get it.

oops...no its gone again.

posted by dangerman at 9:55 PM on February 24, 2001

There you go explaining again.

Not only that, but you've got Dan all confused.

Hey Dan, look: Shiny objects!
posted by CrazyUncleJoe at 11:10 PM on February 24, 2001

this is like a way old school metafilter user post and discussion... nice to see y'all
posted by chaz at 11:18 PM on February 24, 2001

Still like that old time MeFi scroll,
That kind of posting just sooths the soul,
I reminisce about the blogs of old,
With that old time Mefi scroll.
posted by Neale at 12:02 AM on February 25, 2001

Hey, he's back! Hi, Neale.
posted by Zeldman at 1:17 AM on February 25, 2001

Who, me? You must be mistaking me for someone else. I never left MeFi.
posted by Neale at 1:23 AM on February 25, 2001

Neale. Come clean. Why is Haughey doing this to you, to all of us?
posted by internook at 2:29 AM on February 25, 2001

neale, a vacation is a good thing, but oh, how i'll miss wetlog.
posted by thc at 10:00 AM on February 25, 2001

Hmm, looks like very few people give a damn.

A blow to the ego=)
posted by thetruth at 6:40 AM on March 1, 2001

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