Dear 43 Things Users,

10 years after introducing 43 Things to the world, we have decided we have met our last goal: completing the incredible experience that has been 43 Things. Please join us in giving one last cheer to all the folks who have shared their goals with the world, as well as all the people who have worked at The Robot Co-op to build this incredible website. We won a Webby Award, published a book, and brought happiness to a lot of people.

Starting today, 43 Things users can export their goals and entries from the site. Starting August 15, we will make the site “read only”. 43 Things users will still be able to view the site and export their content, but we won’t be taking any new content from users. We hope to leave the site up for folks to see and download their content until the end of the year. Ending on New Year’s Eve takes us full circle.

It has been a long ride (one of our original goals was to "build a company that lasts at least 2 years” - we beat that one!) While we wish the site could live on, it has suffered from a number of challenges - changes in how people use the site, the advertising industry, and how search engines view the site. We wish the outcome was different – but we’ve always been realistic about when our goals are met and when they aren't.

As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.

- The Robots.

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Say "goodbye" to George Carlin...not that he can hear me...


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tknightFarewell Brother George...

You had a good run.

You told us all the seven words you can never say on television and took your case to the supreme court for verification no less…

You made us laugh.

You made us cry.

And damn it…

you even made ME wonder where the blue food is

Rest well my friend.

George Carlin6 years ago

Uncle EnoreGeorge Carlin kicked the bucket yesterday, a sad day for ME, if not humanity.

To be precise, yesterday wasn’t a sad day for me…I didn’t know about it. TODAY is a sad day for me, but you take my meaning.

I was a fan of George’s for 40 years, first seeing him on the Ed Sullivan Show as he began his national career, and running right up to the present day with a special on HBO not too long ago. I don’t know how many tears I cried laughing my ass off at his material. His humor was my humor, his outlook on the world very largely mine. And more than that, he seemed to me to be almost a friend, a silly notion about someone who never knew I existed. But I guess it’s difficult to feel affection and affinity for someone for four decades and not feel as though a friend has died.

I am going to miss, miss, MISS this man…

Well, whatareya gonna do? 6 years ago

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