All right, here it is. I'm the ******* who ****** up this site's coverage of Toy Fair this year (as well as in 2004). If you want to bitch about it to anyone, do it to me. Send me a pm. Ask for my address, so you can send me a hate package of dog ****. But it's all my fault. Don't blame anyone else. Blame me. I suck.
And for the record, the reason the other sites were able to get coverage of Toy Fair while we were not? Location. You see, being a staff member here works out well for the site, because I live in New Jersey, about a 20 minute car ride outside of Manhattan. Less than an hour by public transportation. Convenient? Sure is. 99% of those other sites had people who live outside of NYC, and flew in to town for the weekend to cover the event. They were probably staying at a hotel somewhere within walking distance of the Javits Center. So when they woke up on Sunday morning, and there was 27" of snow outside, it wasn't a big deal to them. But for me, waking up on Sunday morning and finding 27" of snow outside was a nightmare. I won't even get into the "I have a 103 fever and the flu" excuse. We'll skip over that. That's my fault.
On a normal, everyday morning, it takes about 20 minutes by bus to get from my house to Journal Square, where I can catch the PATH train over to NYC. From there it's maybe another 20 minutes by train, and I'm smack dab in the middle of NYC. On a normal day.
When I wake up and there are 27" of snow on the ground, guess what? My car is not leaving it's spot on the street. I have the absolute worst car in the snow (trust me, I've tried to drive in the snow and it sucks balls) - a 1990 Nissan 240SX. And the bus that would have taken me from my house to Journal Square wasn't running. I guess the bus company decided that since it was Sunday, and most people were off from work anyway, they weren't going to put any lives in danger by running the bus service. And you know what? It was the right choice.
And in case anyone forgot, back in 2004 was an almost identical case. Yeah, I was sick then too, but hey, that's my fault.
So yeah, maybe those other sites were able to get to the show. And yeah, maybe some of them are considered "below" us on the scale, but they showed us up at Toy Fair. Good for them. Go you.
So what it all comes down to is this: blame me. I dropped the ball. Me. No one else. Don't blamce Chris, or Jesse, or Matt, or the other guy named Jesse, or Scott, Dale, Jeff, Rob, Brad, Jared, or Thomas (who?) - it's all me. I'll be honest, I didn't read the thread. Maybe the first two or three posts. But I just didn't feel like reading them all. And if you don't like that - then **** off. No one makes you come here. If you don't like it - leave. I don't get "paid" to do this. I sure as **** won't miss you. And I'm sure you won't miss me either.
And in case you don't want to believe that "I was sick with a 103 fever and had the flu" bull****, just take a look at my current activity on this site. Over the past week and a half or so, I think I have less than 5 posts, and probably about 10 minutes spent online here. And that's just sad, because I'm usually pretty active. When I'm not hunched over the toilet puking my guts out for hours at a time, at least. This place is my home away from home, my escape. Or at least it was.