Sadly, the manly smell of a pipe is no longer regaling the world with his pearls of comedy wisdom, but for those of you in cold turkey, here is a selection of my favourite posts from the past.
They may not be your favourites. In fact you probably don't have any favourites, merely an occasional post which was less dismal than the rest, but in any case here's what remains, which means that this site can live on in your memory despite being well past it's heyday. Not unlike The Hoff.
In the early days, as a young, wide-eyed newcomer to the world of weblogging I sought to entice readers with promises of titillation, so started a series of celebrity photographs gleaned from all corners of the interweb.
Witness Jennifer Lopez with her jugs out, beautiful Cat Deeley playing with herself and Bollywood star Kareena Kapoor being taken from behind by a well known footballer.
In spring 2003, my newfound four-strong readership enjoyed the run up to my impending betrothal. As the ball and chain-o-meter ticked down they learnt of those formative relationships from 1984, 1986, 1988, 1989 and 1991 which had led me to the brink of matrimony.
After frequent posts about Anne Widdecomb and leather trousers, I broke several exclusives including photographic proof that Laura from Eastenders and Gollum from LOTR were one and the same person, and shocking news of the latest addition to Tesco's *finest range of food.
If 2003 was the year of the breaking news story, 2004 was the year of the meme as I tried to get into the spirit of the 26 things project and the NaNoWriMo thingy, but without any of the effort. I then progressed to creating my own meme's such as the Friday Four-Play and my untitled film meme with varying success between just myself participating, and on one occasion someone else having a go.
At the request of a long-serving reader, I entered into a contest to write a blog post in the style of someone famous. After hours of scouring the web I posted an excerpt from the England football captain's site and passed it off as my own work of fiction.