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March 12, 2011

This is the day that had to come.


I am leaving fulltime blogging to pursue the balance of my studies. It is important that Goomba News Network be handed over to a younger man with more energy, sharper wit, and infinitely stronger writing abilities than mine. Please make Sig94 feel at home as new CEO of Goomba News Network international Properties Ltd.

I know that DC, Rhod, Goodnight Vienna and I will be making occasional contributions, but the lion's share of the writing will be Siggie's. I'm sure that he'd be happy to welcome new talent to showcase their skills at the new, and greatly improved, GNN.

Thank you for so many fun years. May God bless you all.

Nickie

38 comments:

Wetzy said...

Good-bye Goomba.

Anonymous said...

Eat shit fat ass

Nickie Goomba said...

Wetz... Thanks, little girl.

Nickie Goomba said...

Mom... Thanks.

Zio Rico said...

Nickie, my friend. Che il vento sia sempre nei nostri capelli.

Nickie Goomba said...

Nice try, Rick. Nice try. Arrivaderla.

Opus #6 said...

NOOOOO!

Nickie Goomba said...

Opie... We'll always have Norco. I hope to be down there for a training some time this year. I'll let you know.

INCOMING!!!!!!! said...

Cya and take care.

Rhod said...

He'll be out in ninety days.
That's the max for feeding rum balls to the apes at the San Diego Zoo. The "balance of his studies" is the last two Dick Francis novels in the prison library.

Keads said...

Take care! You will be missed!

Supi said...

Nickie, you will be missed.

Nickie Goomba said...

Incoming... Thank you. I'm outgoing.

Nickie Goomba said...

Rhod... I can't stand horse racing. Reminds me too much of my 7th wife. I'll be taking two Connie Francis LPs.

Nickie Goomba said...

Keeds... Grazie.

Nickie Goomba said...

Supi... Be true to your teeth or they'll be false to you.

DC said...

No offense, Nick, but is Sig even part Eye-talian?

Goomba, we've had more goodbyes than, well, you and Rhod know all the old movies where that keeps happening and they think the hero is dead, but, aha, he is but finding a new way to come back. (At least you are alive this time ... )

We will stay in touch, of course, and you will make your mark whether on or off the internets. I look forward to heckling you from the pews some day.

It's funny and strange (in a very good way) to think how much fun and joy you, Rhod, I, and the gang have shared on the internets these past few years. And I know there will be more, too. You are worse than that dude in Halloween.

And I don't care what your mom says. I love you.

In all seriousness, this is kind of love that the Bible talks about with David and Jonathan. The world fails to understand. But God, you, I ... we know.

Fino a quando ci incontreremo di nuovo il mio amico ...

I hope I said that right. If not, could you bring some more bread?

Nickie Goomba said...

DC... There have times when you or Rhod have gone off on a screed and left me convulsed with laughter. Too bad I can't find a way of bottling and preserving such moments, so we'll all just have to make new ones.

I'll see you in Texas.

sig94 said...

Dang, Nickie pulls the plug and the shock wave just about finishes what the Enola Gay started. What's next? I thought I was ready for this but on second thought my inadequacies plague me.

DC - Somehow it just don't feel right. Goomba News Network has been immortalized in my mind. I am married to an Eye-talian and portray one on TV but that's it. So come back soon, huh? Real soon. I need the help

Rhod - I spoke with Goomba's probation officer. He's yanking his bus pass and checking his backpack before he leaves the group home with his walker. And all our prayers are with you. Thanks for your encouragement.

Good Night - Let's get crackin'! Did all those #2 pencils I sent you arrive yet?

Seriously though, I know in my heart that I just don't match the Goomba style and grace. No one does. I am so much more abrasive, caustic and impatient and, yes, I am judgemental and jump to conclusions.

Deal with it.

Anon - eat flaming monkey shit.

Nickie Goomba said...

Siggie... Not to worry. I'll be hanging around.

Rhod said...

Sig, maybe I can cover your six with an occasional bleat, if you'd like.

Cognitive problems and one good hand were never a handicap for me at GNN in the past....or a handicap for DC now.

Nickie Goomba said...

Rhod... You've always been the class of this operation!

Rhod said...

I don't think that's true, Nick. The class poured down from the top. Consider your following, your commenters...all curious and creative, interested and interesting and, most of all, funny.

They come here for you, for the maquis-in-chief, Nick Goomba. DC and I are just nuts and bolts. Sig, on the other hand is so Goomba-esque that I wonder sometimes....

The_Kid said...

Nickie, Enjoy the journey !

Fair winds, following seas and attractive women.

..Or Fair seas, attractive wind and following women.

Nickie Goomba said...

Following women? Kid, who told you?

sig94 said...

Nickie - just so you know, I am removing the last bone of contention between us.

I am finally changing my GNN insurance coverage so it covers pedicures.

The_Kid said...

Nickie, actually I was always told they were following you.

Nickie Goomba said...

Rhod... I think of Siggie as the son I was afraid to discover.

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DC said...

Sig,

You will do fine, ol' chap. Ever since our meeting in Peoria on New Year's Eve (or whatever town that was ... I can't remember because Nick spiked my Mountain Dew) ... I have had a deep abiding respect for you and your wife. That was your wife, right?

In any event ... Kid, you are outstanding. Yes, here's to all that.

And Sir Rhoderick, God willing, I will track you down this summer in the land of my eldest's birth.

Bear in mind that I am one of the poorest land-navigating Marines ever, which simply means that it may take me a while but I will find you.

Rhod said...

DC:

LRRP or Marine Recon can find me.
But we can meet here, along 95 or in Newport. Good restaurants there. No problem, in any case. I know this year isn't a certainty, also. Whenever possible, okay.

Rhod said...

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If you can't behave yourself, that raspberry strait jacket for your mother is out of the question.

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Woodsterman (Odie) said...

You really ruined my year. Not that you're stepping down, but that Sig94 is stepping up. There went the neighborhood.

sig94 said...

I told him Odie but he woudln't listen.

Quite Rightly said...

Via con Dios! But come back soon!

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Nickie, you really need to talk to Mom.

Teresa said...

Good Luck and God Bless, Nickie!