Thanks for all the kind words from everyone. I hope you have learned as much this year as I learned from you. When I started this in November, I really didn't want to do it because I looked at it as just more work to squeeze into the already 14-hour days. Instead, it turned out to be quite enjoyable, thanks to you. It was a lot more fun than I expected, so thanks for that.
Another thing. Remember a couple of weeks ago when somebody made a joke about the Fun Nazi, and Tony E. got upset? I realize the jest was purely for good intentions, and nothing was meant to insult anyone. Not a problem.
What was interesting was the story Tony told me privately about why it upset him at the time. I have asked him to repeat the story here, not as a way to slam anyone involved with the joke (we're all past that), but I thought it was fascinating to listen to. I'm a history buff (if you haven't guessed) and this really struck a chord with me.
So, take it away Tony.