Nice happy review of Arrogant’s award show, then Ted stuck this in at the end:
Oh, right. One more thing. This is the last Uncov. Ever. I have been getting tired of it, and this has been manifesting itself in my writing. After seeing the spectacle at the Crunchies, I think it’s finally time to quit.
I’m sad to see him stop, but I’m inclined to agree. This is a good time to get out of the web-startup-blogosphere-press circlejerk. It’s only getting worse, and I’d hate to be associated with it, even via humor or criticism.
(I tried to come up with an alternative, less vulgar word to use in place of “circlejerk”. I looked it up in OS X’s Dictionary/Thesaurus application, and it redirected me to the Wikipedia article on non-penetrative sex [not work-safe]. Oh my. Anyway, I couldn’t think of a nicer word that was accurate, so live with it.)