Sunday, September 5, 2010

Bye.


It's been fun.

Blog will be deleted in a week or so. Many thanks to everyone who has visited/linked/commented etc.

All RantinRab accounts will be deleted today.

update - I will leave the blog to hibernate. Twitter/E mail/Facebook accounts are now gone.

74 comments:

Tcheuchter said...

Wha' ?

Duncan McAlister said...

Awwww why man?

Norton Folgate said...

Goodbye and good luck.

Dick Puddlecote said...

Just as the greaseballs file back into parliament? Do think again, chap. And is deletion entirely necessary? :(

However, if you're irreversibly decided, then the very best wishes to you, fella.

Sam Duncan said...

That's a bit sudden, Rab. What happened?

He's Spartacus said...

Oh, what a shame.

I hope you'll be back.

JD said...

You did a great job. Any chance of telling us why you are giving it up? Moving on to even better things I hope. Anyway, whatever it is I wish you well with it, JD.

McGonagall said...

Aye well, we ken where tae find ye!

WV = endlo

All Seeing Eye said...

Eh? What's happened?
This is a dark day.

Jayce Kay said...

I hope nothing sinister has forced you to take this decision.

Regards and all the best Rab.

Best of luck in your ventures elsewhere.

You'll be missed, for sure.

The Grim Reaper said...

Think it through before you do press that delete button.

I don't know what the circumstances are, and you've no need to tell any of us if you don't want to, but it might not be a necessary step.

Good luck whatever you decide to do.

Mark MacLachlan said...

What happened did the nonce jotter sign in day change?

Farewell old boy and thanks for the rants.

Mr Civil Libertarian said...

Aye, no need to delete, surely?

I see the twitter feed has gone, which sucks enough, don't do the same to the blog!

Mark Wadsworth said...

Rab, seriously, don't delete it. Please?

RantinRab said...

Nothing sinister folks!

Family first, it's as simple as that.

Appreciate the good wishes, cheers!

;o)

Mr Civil Libertarian said...

Someone defeat Rab's dastardly plan and copy the blog first.

Captain Ranty said...

All the best mate.

Family first is the best reason in the world.

CR.

Lawson Narse said...

Respect to you Rab. You'll be missed greatly, but as you say, family comes first.
Good luck to you and yours.

RantinRab said...

I'll not delete, I'll leave it to fester....

Mr Civil Libertarian said...

Huzzah!

Obnoxio The Clown said...

Don't be a fucking cunt all your life!

G.O.T. said...

All the best Rab and hope everything works out for you. You'll be missed, you jock twat, but hopefully we'll see you around these parts again one day ;-)

Ross said...

Do what you have to do, but I don't really understand why you want to delete the blog rather than just cease blogging and leaving the archive here.

Anonymous said...

Only knew you as a blogger for a short time. You were good mate, don't forget that. Thank you.

Steve

microdave said...

Fuck....Just as it seemed you were getting back into the swing of things!

Bloody shame Rab, but as you said, family first. I hope you will still poke your nose in elsewhere from time to time.

All the best.

Joe Public said...

Thanks for your witty & thought-provoking posts Rab. I've enjoyed 'em.

[Hope you ain't been leant-on by your bosses!]

If J R Ewing can return, let's hope your Blog can.

Richard Henley Davis from TEV said...

Probably one of the best blogs on the net!

Real shame but your right family first and this can be quite all consuming.....not exactly conducive for quality family life.

Richard Henley Davis from TEV said...

P.s.

Good luck and best wishes for the future.

Leg-iron said...

Oh, no, not another one.

Good luck anyway, even if nothing ever enrages you enough to revive the place. In which case, stay away from the Daily Mail. Reading that without venting can cause serious health risks.

JuliaM said...

You'll be missed, but family does indeed come first. Take care, and hope to see you back when things improve...

Pavlov's Cat said...

See ya mate, do what you gotta do.

But don't delete, just put it on 'hiatus' as the TV people say.

Most of us are using feedburner or something similar so will know if you do the occasional post.

Take care.

Conan the Librarian™ said...

Fuck, you go off on a bender one day...

Macheath said...

All the best to you and the Rablet - hope to hear from you again in the not-too-distant future.

Sam Duncan said...

Ah well, all the best then. You're quite right: family first.

Bugger said...

You'll be missed, at the very least by me.

Best of, to you all.

killemallletgodsortemout said...

Family first. Excellent.

You're still a scotch bastard ;-)

Good Luck.








Ya cunt.

Barking Spider said...

Sorry to hear this, Rab, hope it's not permanent, mate.

bigrab said...

Sorry to hear it.

I have a feeling you'll be back tho'

Tim Worstall said...

Good Lord.

One, as a middle class Englishman, finds the first literate Scot since Adam Smith and as soon as I've found him he disappears?

Would it help if I pretended never to read you, that you'd come back?

Schlumpf23 said...

Sorry to hear it. Best wishes for the future.

CrazyDaisy said...

Ta fur the laffs!

CD

Obscene Dilemma said...

Top blog, you'll be missed.

Dazed And Confused said...

So where will you turn up next, when you miss all of this bollocks and have some spare time on your hands sometime next Year?

Hmmmmmmm....

Till then....

Amusing Bunni said...

Rab, take care of yourself & the family. Leave the blog up so people can read and visit. Good luck for a great future.

Caratacus said...

Wha wouldnae fecht fe family?

You will be missed. There are very few blogs really worth reading - yours is one of them.

All the best to you and yours - you Scottish bastard ye!

Caratacus

Jockdownsouth said...

Thanks for the laughs and for expressing so eloquently the anger we all share. Hope you come back some time and best wishes to your family.

Man with Many Chins said...

Best of luck mate, shame to see a top blogger close down :-(

The Last Of The Few said...

OFFS !!!!!!!!!!!!

Rightwinggit said...

Whit????


F,FF,,FFFFFf....

Mental Crumble said...

Bollocks. I spent days last week trying to work out the blog feed thingy and no sooner do I get you on it then your offski.

If you won't reconsider then bugger off then Judas........ we'll get along just fine without the sharp humour and pithy thoughts.

Odd though... how good bloggers seem to be being picked off..... one by one.

Fitalass said...

Sorry to see you retiring the blog, but as you say, family must come first. Hope that you will return at some future date though. Seems to be an outbreak of blog retirements recently, is it post GE fatigue?

Anonymous said...

I've thoroughly enjoyed your efforts and participation on t'Internet.
Looking forward to your return - ...some day!
Take care Rab, and may your own Sky Pixie look over you and your family.

Oldrightie said...

I'm bereft, Rab. bet you miss it too much and get back soon.

Mr. Mxyzptlk said...

A happy family is but an earlier heaven.
-- John Bowring

Mr. Mxyzptlk said...

A happy family is but an earlier heaven.
-- John Bowring

Mr. Mxyzptlk said...

A happy family is but an earlier heaven.
-- John Bowring

adelaide girl said...

So long . Good luck . Keep the rage burning.

The Big Dollop said...

Rab Ya Bam

In the name of friar tuck , I take a wee sabbatical and come back to this news.

Tell the truth bro - the terms of your parole now forbid you from going anywhere near a computer.. lol.

Seriously Rab - it's been a pleasure reading your inane pish on a regular basis.

keep the faith and don't ever let the Bustards get you down .

TBD

Billy Blofeld said...

Balls.............

........family is the best reason to pack in - and also explains my other previous aborted attempt at blogging....

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

Cheers Rab.

Dark Lochnagar said...

All the best Rab. Too many good people have disappeared in the last year. Nothing sinister I hope!

Dean said...

Sorry to see it go. I've always enjoyed reading your stuff from the shadows.

Come back eventually, and let me know when you do.

TheBigYin said...

Awwww fuck, fuck fuckety fuck. Hope the family thrives Rab and you'll do an Arnie and be back sometime. Meanwhile I'll just have to read all the other lesser blogs. TC mate.

Stewart Cowan said...

I know how you feel, Rab. It's not just the writing, it's all the reading you have to do first. I've done hours of it today and can't be bothered writing a post now (as usual).

And dagummit, there's so much to get mad about and put it into writing.

Anyway, look after yourself and enjoy your extra free time.

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Indyanhat said...

Take care Rab and enjoy the wee'un, we will miss you and your wit or whatever it was...fucking funny though!
Slainte!

brownlie said...

Bugger!!!,Have only recently found your blog. Good luck and pop in and see us from time to time. You are always welcome!

Woman on a Raft said...

Thanks for everything, esp. the advice about food dating.

Have just used this on a cache of juice blocks which can be used instead of being binned as if they had turned in to nuclear waste at the stroke of midnight.

The Penguin said...

Quitter!!

Best wishes
The Penguin

Dioclese said...

Hang on - check diary. No - not April 1st! Appreciate your reasons. I will carry on your torch by prodding my Scots affiliate who will be equally distressed to see you go.
You are of course welcome back any time!!

All the best mate.

Mr A said...

WTF?? Angryteen, The Big Yin at Freedom 2 Choose, Constantly Furious and now you??? The Coalition may not be shitting in our open mouths like Labour did but they're still a shower of greedy authoritarian fuck nuts. Why are all the bloogers packing it in?

Not a sheep said...

Good luck old chap!

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Dr Evadne said...

Come and kick arse in a supermarket in Stornoway. We might get some fresh veg before mid-day.

Live Long & Propser young Rab.

Dr Evadne Hinge (Divinity of Muzak, North Bank University).