As any of you who have stopped by here in any recent moment undoubtedly has noticed, The Heart of Darko is closed for business. Is it permanent, you ask?
This was a wonderful waste of time, and all of the staff enjoyed our little rays of sunshine and trite words. Our accomplishments are so large, only a very patient mother could love them.
In October 2004, two weeks before the presidential election, we enjoyed 140,000 unique visitors in one day, thanks to a tip from a dear reader that led to us breaking an election story no one had latched onto yet. We were one of Tripod's most popular political news blogs in the second half of 2004 as well, and actually were able to even make a little bit of money from the endeavor.
Following the election, loyal readers saw a change in our direction, moving towards news that had fallen through the cracks. Animals vs. Humans became a smash hit for us. We were also thanked by Kinky Friedman's Texas gubernatorial campaign staff in 2006, and were very happy to help Mr. Friedman. May he run again and win in 2010.
And lastly, as a staff of writers, both amateur and professional, we were equally proud to assist in a boycot and nationwide petition of one James Frey, who deceived not only the nation, but the mighty Oprah Winfrey, with his little "memoir."
So we thank you all for reading continually. This site will remain active (for free, thanks to the ads above this post) as an archive for all to see. We would like to think that our writing, passion, and knowledge has grown since the inception of this monstrosity. We have also attempted to swear less with each continued post, goddammit.
The staff of The Heart of Darko wishes you all the best. And remember, when life gets you down and things begin to seem too complicated, you could always be cleaning a sewer in Prague. Made you feel better, didn't we?
All the best,
The editorial staff of The Heart of Darko.