Thursday, August 04, 2016

Yes

All systems are go - we have ignition.

68 Comments:

Anonymous The Smiling Bandit said...

Here's hoping you find great success and happiness here Maet.

August 4, 2016 at 8:11 PM  
Anonymous The Political Hat said...

Thank you for all your work for the ONT!

August 4, 2016 at 8:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I cannae change the laws of physics, Captain. The borrowed HQ hamster will explode in 30 minutes.
/chief engineer scott

August 4, 2016 at 8:17 PM  
Anonymous thathalfrican said...

Maet! Imma miss you man, thank you for everything on the ONT. You brought me to a few new sites that I truly enjoy and get something out of and for that alone - among all the other things you did for the ONT - I will be forever grateful.

Hell I may start hanging out over here too!

August 4, 2016 at 8:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh. We're not using HQ hamsters.

We're good to go then, Captain.

August 4, 2016 at 8:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, man - thanks for all those overnight posts over at Ace's, which were always my favorite part of going there on any given day. Best of luck whatever road you decide looks most interesting. Cheers!

August 4, 2016 at 8:19 PM  
Blogger Henry Stern said...

Yasher koach, Maet.

Bookmarking this site for future reference.

Ibguy (formerly speedster1)

August 4, 2016 at 8:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I may have posted 1 time in all the years I lurked AOS/ONT. Seldom did the day end without my nightly fix.

Thanks Maet, you've been my nightcap of choice...

Snake

August 4, 2016 at 8:28 PM  
Blogger Chap said...

Main reason I visited Ace was the ONT. Will miss you, man.

August 4, 2016 at 8:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for all the good work.
I'm really going to miss ONT. It
was one of the highlights of my day.
Thanks again.
Ray, just Ray

August 4, 2016 at 8:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Best ONT in the world and reason in the eye of the storm he was. The best to you.

August 4, 2016 at 8:40 PM  
Blogger Paul Duffau said...

Maet, can't say thanks enough. Gonna miss you at Ace's, but I'll catch you here. Long Running Fool

August 4, 2016 at 8:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

gNewt said

Best ONT in the world and reason in the eye of the storm he was.
The best to you.

August 4, 2016 at 8:46 PM  
Anonymous OneEyedJack said...

Thanks for the ONTs Maet.
It has sometimes taken over an hour to read the content I was interested in, so you have kept things interesting.
You've been bookmarked.

August 4, 2016 at 8:52 PM  
Blogger Gamaliel said...


Thank you for your long and honorable ONT service on behalf of morons and moronettes from Times Square to Timbuktu. I'll be bookmarking your blog in hopes you'll continue to post good stuff and good links.

August 4, 2016 at 8:59 PM  
Anonymous Thatch said...

Hey, you already have better content than my blog. Good luck Maet!

August 4, 2016 at 8:59 PM  
Anonymous Space Chief said...

I read AoSHQ a half-dozen times a day easy (and lurk, oh do I ever), and the ONT was my bedtime reading every night. I think it was the best thing on the Web night in and night out. Thanks for all of your efforts, Maet. Gonna miss it.

August 4, 2016 at 9:00 PM  
Blogger Retired Geezer said...

Hardly ever commented but Many thanks for the ONTs through the years.
Man of Substance
aka
Retired Geezer

August 4, 2016 at 9:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ditto what Snake said above - big time lurker over at AoS but it was the last site I checked before bed to get my ONT fix (and to not end the day on such a sucky world-going-to-shit note). Cheers all the great links and gifs and what not - many of those things got passed on to friends and family. Was much appreciated and sorry that I didn't say so before now. --tdpwells

August 4, 2016 at 9:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God speed Maet....thanks for the Yoko Pics.

August 4, 2016 at 9:25 PM  
Blogger Adamsunderground said...

Thanks for all the hard work and vigilance over the years. It's no small thing, persistence in the age of--squirrel!

August 4, 2016 at 9:33 PM  
Blogger Evi L. Bloggerlady said...

I will miss you at AoSHQ, but it is cool you have your own digs. Things are bad, but I hope they will get better.

August 4, 2016 at 9:38 PM  
Blogger Bruce Rosten said...

I could alway count on a good time every time I read your ONT. You were what made Ace of Spades my favorite night time read! One going to miss you... And

August 4, 2016 at 9:45 PM  
Blogger Bruce Rosten said...

I could alway count on a good time every time I read your ONT. You were what made Ace of Spades my favorite night time read! One going to miss you... And

August 4, 2016 at 9:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for all the great posts on the ONT and Godspeed. I've bookmarked this site and looking forward to checking back often. Skookumchuk

August 4, 2016 at 9:48 PM  
Blogger Paul said...

I was also a constant lurker on the ONT, maybe commented once or twice. It was one of my very favorite things to read every single day it was there. So thank you for that.

August 4, 2016 at 10:00 PM  
Anonymous Corona said...

You've been holding this off since 2002? Damn.

August 4, 2016 at 10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Been a big fan of ONT probably since 2008. Thank you.

August 4, 2016 at 10:01 PM  
Anonymous xplodeit said...

Thanks for all the work you did! You will be missed!

August 4, 2016 at 10:16 PM  
Blogger Sunnykm said...

another of your fans...as a West coast lurker, I always appreciate the ONT. So many links to pursue and the yoko ono punishment nights left to go back and read the threads where the misdeeds happened

bookmarked your site

all the best

sunny

August 4, 2016 at 10:24 PM  
Blogger Alexander Maier said...

my favorite posts on AoS were your ONT. Thank you for your hard work. Looking forward to see what you post here!

August 4, 2016 at 10:41 PM  
Blogger Anonymous-9 said...

Glad to be here from Ace of Spades. We will miss you, but now there's a new address in town, and it's right here. I'm looking forward to visiting and reading.

August 4, 2016 at 11:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So. All systems go. Congratulations

- Arbalest

August 4, 2016 at 11:41 PM  
Anonymous Herp McDerp said...

Dang! I'll miss you over at Ace's, but I hope to read much more of you here. Thank you for your years of work.

And yeah, when it quits being fun it's time to change.

August 5, 2016 at 12:12 AM  
Blogger creeper said...

The horde can be intimidating to a newbie. But your ONT was always a welcoming place. It's why I'm a moron.

Thanks for everything, Maet (except Yoko). The best best of luck to you.

Keep your hand on it.

August 5, 2016 at 1:14 AM  
Blogger Maetenloch said...

>> Corona said...
>> You've been holding this off since 2002? Damn.
>> August 4, 2016 at 10:00 PM

Well I wanted to see how things panned out first.

August 5, 2016 at 1:35 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Maet--Words cannot express---living in another part of the world for so long, you have been a big part of my link to that other reality. YOU will be sorely missed. God Bless in all you do.--rod

August 5, 2016 at 1:55 AM  
Blogger Otis Criblecoblis said...

Hi, Maet. Glad to see we are fellow blogspotters and to have a place to check in with you. I admire your work.

August 5, 2016 at 1:55 AM  
Anonymous J.J. Sefton said...

Yo, Maet. Just read your ONT farewell, or "au revoir," pace Nixon. I'm more on (get it?) the day shift but your posts were appreciated. Anyway, I got this page bookmarked so I'll be checking you out from time to time.

August 5, 2016 at 3:38 AM  
Blogger Marty said...

Thanks for all the ONTs over the years. I rarely commented but I always read them. Maybe I'll start commenting here.

August 5, 2016 at 4:31 AM  
Anonymous bluebell said...

Thank you for the wonderful ONTs, Maet, and even the non-wonderful ones (Yoko-intense ones). Looks like you've been thinking about this since February - thanks for giving us 6 more months. All the best to you and your family, and Godspeed.

August 5, 2016 at 4:41 AM  
Blogger RK in Roanoke said...

Maet, I rarely comment to the ONT, mainly because it is my wake up, 0 dark 30 thread. But I have thoroughly enjoyed your posts for the last several years. I have already bookmarked your blog and look forward to your new posts. These are dark times, but they will get better. Laughter helps. Good luck and Godspeed.

August 5, 2016 at 4:43 AM  
Blogger RK in Roanoke said...

Maet, I rarely comment to the ONT, mainly because it is my wake up, 0 dark 30 thread. But I have thoroughly enjoyed your posts for the last several years. I have already bookmarked your blog and look forward to your new posts. These are dark times, but they will get better. Laughter helps. Good luck and Godspeed.

August 5, 2016 at 4:43 AM  
OpenID beefymeatball said...

Dude. You're still gonna hang with us for fantasy football, right?

August 5, 2016 at 4:51 AM  
Blogger GMay said...

No offense to ace or the other cobs over at his place, but your ONTs had become the best thing about that blog. Enjoy your free time!

August 5, 2016 at 5:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maetenloch,

I've been reading ace daily since about 2007-08. But my favorite part has always been your ONT. Sometimes I would delay going to bed just to read what you're going to post. Your stuff was by far the most interesting, entertaining, and hilarious of all.

Thanks for the years of entertainment! Let it be known that you were much appreciated.

-MK

August 5, 2016 at 5:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maetenloch,

One more thing...I always knew your ONTs were a lot of work to produce. But I always wondered how on earth you found all of those entries from such a diverse (G-d, I hate that word) set of subjects and obscure websites.

Could you please, please, please, make a post about how you did it? I've really wondered a lot about it.

August 5, 2016 at 5:53 AM  
Blogger Chuck D said...

Wish you the best Maet. It's always fun finding a little nugget of the internet you can connect with. Such was the ONT for me since'08. You made the Obama years palatable brother. All good things must end. I'm sure you feel a heavy burden has been lifted, but please share your bountiful finds on this blog when you feel inspired. Thanks for some insightful moments and hilarious WTFs, and we'll sorely miss you.

August 5, 2016 at 6:01 AM  
Blogger Chuck D said...

Wish you the best Maet. It's always fun finding a little nugget of the internet you can connect with. Such was the ONT for me since'08. You made the Obama years palatable brother. All good things must end. I'm sure you feel a heavy burden has been lifted, but please share your bountiful finds on this blog when you feel inspired. Thanks for some insightful moments and hilarious WTFs, and we'll sorely miss you.

August 5, 2016 at 6:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Add my voice to the chorus of long-time lurkers, but ONT regulars. You made it into an internet institution, right up there with Lilek's Bleat. Going to miss it, but agree it just seems getting dark and cranky. I will keep an eye out for you elsewhere on the internets.

August 5, 2016 at 6:15 AM  
Blogger Mark said...

Going to be missed sometimes those ONT's were the only enjoyment I found on the internet that day.

August 5, 2016 at 6:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

May you ever be a happy warrior!

August 5, 2016 at 6:26 AM  
Blogger Lawrence Person said...

If you're jonesing for some linky goodness, here's the Friday LinkSwarm.

August 5, 2016 at 6:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maet,

I've been reading your ONTs since you started. They were consistently very, very good. Thanks for all your hard work over the years.

Sorry that they are coming to an end, but makes sense. I'll add your blog to my bookmarks. Hopefully you post here regularly!

dan-O

August 5, 2016 at 7:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

>>> May you ever be a happy warrior!

Amen to that!!

dan-O

August 5, 2016 at 7:08 AM  
Blogger Vi M said...

I missed your last ONT - slept early for once. I will miss it - but I hope you don't disappear completely so I don't miss you.
Truthfully your ONTs were consistently the best content on the HQ, I would go back and read content in the mornings when I had missed them.
Come hang around sometime at the goodreads group, or my blog bookhorde, or my home crayfisher for politics stuff.

August 5, 2016 at 7:44 AM  
Anonymous RM said...

Maet, thanks so much for the ONT at Ace of Spades. I'm not on the site at night but always checked out your work in the AM. My only bone to pick is that I'm not so sure that you are out of synch with the commenters. Your civil and insightful commentary will be missed.

August 5, 2016 at 8:06 AM  
Blogger Keira said...

"But I always wondered how on earth you found all of those entries from such a diverse (G-d, I hate that word) set of subjects and obscure websites." Try the word 'catholic' instead. "(especially of a person's tastes) including a wide variety of things; all-embracing.
synonyms: universal, diverse, diversified, wide, broad, broad-based, eclectic, liberal, latitudinarian;"

I'm also here hoping to say my thanks for all the painstaking ONT work. I was trying to explain to my husband what I lost last night but he couldn't really understand. ONT was very catholic and wonderful and sometimes even more than that. To say you aggregated links just doesn't begin to describe it. So I'll use a word that's overused here in hipster Portland. It was curated. And thanks for that.

August 5, 2016 at 8:27 AM  
Blogger scottst said...

+1 for all the praise. ONT was special.

August 5, 2016 at 8:34 AM  
Blogger scottst said...

+1 for all the praise. ONT was special.

August 5, 2016 at 8:35 AM  
Anonymous Von Bismarck said...

Truth be told, I would often save the ONT's for my lunch break at work.

Best of luck in all your future endeavors.

August 5, 2016 at 8:52 AM  
Blogger Wanderlust said...

Maet, just adding my voice to those who were grateful for your ONT posts over the years. I'm a NOLA area native and am back in the country after living abroad for the past 14 years. If you're out and about in the area, let me know; I'd love to buy you a beer sometime.

August 5, 2016 at 9:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, really going to miss your ONT's, lurker not a commenter, but I read the content not the comments. Going to be sorely missed.

August 5, 2016 at 9:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maetenloch,
I'll miss you & all you've done in addition to ONTs, banning repeat offenders as soon as possible. It was a wonder if I caught that particular one that used to post between 5-6 pm & what you & the HQ added to change his words.

Thank you for all that hard work
Carol

August 5, 2016 at 9:39 AM  
Anonymous Octopus said...

Is it too early for the ONT?

August 5, 2016 at 11:06 AM  
Anonymous ReactionaryMonster said...

Hey Maet, appreciate your work and the years of nightly entertainment.

Best wishes for your next endeavors.

August 5, 2016 at 11:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All of the above. Very sad day indeed. Thank you so much!

August 5, 2016 at 12:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The ONT is no more?

Oh, the humanity. 2016; shit year.

Thank you for the hand crafted premium grade reading material. It was obviously time consuming.

August 5, 2016 at 1:48 PM  

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