April Fools Day Jokes From The Vault: April 18 2005

Letter To The Editor: Caz, The Hack and the end of TSSH

April 2nd, 2007 at 01:59am

Dearest Samuel,

How did one so young become so cynical?

You should properly read Caz’s most recent post. She did not say she was quitting blogging. She said that she and I were both withdrawing from TSSH permanently and handing it over to contributor Tealou, who will run TSSH as a forum from now on. I think Tealou already has the keys to the domain name and is backing up the moving van to shift on in, as it were.

Sadly for those who wish us harm, we will be back elsewhere – in a slightly different form and with a different focus in a short time.

Despite the timing of the post, we are dead serious. You’d be an April Fool not to take us at our word.

Caz has been posting in the past couple of weeks but she and I were both missing a few weeks back while she was laid up in hospital and I was otherwise occupied with the house and the kids. Again, examine the site and have a read before you criticise.

And in fairness, son, when Caz has withdrawn (temporarily) from blogging, she has done so under duress and always with the promise she shall return. Read back to the posts immediately following those death threats last year to confirm the truth of my words if you do not believe me.

As always, love your work. Don’t you go changin’.

Love and kisses,

The Hack.

You mean all I had to do was ask and somebody would send in another letter? Why didn’t anybody tell me that a few weeks ago?

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  • 1. Samuel  |  April 2nd, 2007 at 2:08 am

    I replied to The Hack’s letter:

    Good morning Hack,

    It’s funny how many times I’ve been asked that question.

    I probably should have written “quitting The Spin Starts Here” as it makes no sense to say that somebody is quitting blogging and starting a new blog in a few months, but I wouldn’t be the first, and won’t be the last, person to blow something out of proportion.

    Seeing as this clearly isn’t an April Fools Day joke (surely you have to cut me a bit of slack for being extra cynical on April 1st), I wish you and Caz all the best, will amend my statements, and post your Letter To The Editor in full.

    Best of luck for the future,

    Samuel Gordon-Stewart

  • 2. Samuel  |  April 2nd, 2007 at 2:09 am

    The Hack replied:

    Mate, I’d appreciate it if you set the record straight, but there’s no need to publish the letter or anything. Just wanted to let you know what was happening. Consider the slack you requested re April 1 cut.

    As Caz said in the post, and I repeated in the comments, the beast that is TSSH has just become too big for us to handle on our own time. We felt it would have been a shame to lose the vibrant community that has developed so we left TSSH in Tealou’s capable hands while we pop off to pursue another venture.

    In any event, all the best to you, Sammy.

  • 3. Samuel  |  April 2nd, 2007 at 2:09 am

    Of course by the time the replies were flying the letter had already been published.


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