The responses from readers after HCwDB officially shut down yesterday have been incredibly moving and heartfelt. I’m just so glad to see that my rage and douche mock could entertain so many for so long. Here’s a nice email I just got from Ken:
This is going to sound really gay, but… here I go…
As I start my 26th year as a police officer (the last 12 as a sergeant), I have seen people killed in front of me, burned to death in front of me, shot in front of me, comforted kids who’s parents had committed suicide in front of them, etc., etc. I can bore you for hours with this shitty list. Well, you get the picture.
That said, I became a very hard person. Too hard. Only an act-of-God could get me to laugh-out-loud by this point.
But, that’s where you came in.
Like a kid on Christmas day, I routinely ran into the office to click-as-fast-as-my-little-fat-fingers-would-type to double click on HCWDB. Suddenly, I laughed out loud on a regular basis. Donkey, Fish Slap, Poo, Joey Porsche & the endless stream of Hott and Pear reminded me that there was more to my life than what I was seeing at work. Always a smile on my face when the site was updated. And, literally, a scream of “woo hoo!!” when I got a pic posted on to the site.
Yep, as father of one child – a daughter – I get it. You, Sir, will never be the same.
That said, I am ridiculously sad this is coming to an end. Pics of DBs and Pear are one thing. Escape from my otherwise shitty world is another.
I wish you great success in your future plans.
ps.. can you hand the reigns to another trustworthy person? Just sayin’…
Thanks Ken. We’ll see if we can find a forum either on this site or elsewhere for the regs to convene and continue the mock.