I'm very sad to hear this news, but I totally understand. Unfortunately, I was late to the party, only discovering the Trainwreck and Spreadsheet after the AB stream switched over. I especially enjoyed listening live from the chat room. You did a great job providing free entertainment and information (entermation?) over the interwebs and you will definitely be missed. Surely your talent and experience will lead to future broadcasts somewhere. Please keep me on your mailing list. Guess I'll need to spend some time poking around coastgab now. I only came here because of your podcasts.
There's a guy here in Sacramento who did a local car-talk show every Sunday morning for more than ten years. I could not care less about cars, but the show was always entertaining. His take was consistently interesting and he kept it edgy and provocative. I listen to your shows for the same reason. I'm not always interested in the topic, but the delivery and analysis keeps me listening, except maybe some of the bodily functions discussions.
Congratulations on your coming child. He or she is what matters most. Family first. Forget the trolls. I can't even fathom the psychosis that leads someone to spread venemous hate in such a fashion. They're not worthy of your time. And time is the greatest asset. You can always make more money, but you can never make more time. I think you have chosen wisely.
Cheers! to you Michael, and your wife Nibila (sp?) and all those whom you care for.
-Max "The memories of a man in his old age are the deeds of a man in his prime."
- Pink Floyd