Here I Am

547 thoughts on “Here I Am

  1. Ha, ha at both the name of the site and the banner image.

  2. Wishing you the best of luck! Almost getting nostalgic for 2005 again here..!

  3. dabent says:

    There you are, indeed.

  4. CDD says:

    WOW sweet freedom! this is what had to happen to get rid of FB comments!!

    good luck Mike.

  5. Congrats. That is all. Every adventure has its bumps and twists and turns. But if you put your hands up in the air and enjoy the ride …

  6. rachelp says:

    Wherever you go, there you are.

  7. looking forward to your take on all things tech.

  8. AntoAnto says:

    … rock you like a hurricane.

  9. Oh damn I wasn’t even close to first.

  10. Vipul Sharma says:

    This is awesome! Good luck for the next great thing.

  11. Caught you! In all seriousness, excited to see you continue what you do best.

  12. Uncrunched says:

    How are you, Mike?

  13. My new favorite non-journalist journalist site.

  14. Brandon says:

    Here you are. Love the name.

  15. Keith Teare says:

    That T-Shirt is way too pixelated. Has it been drinking?

  16. Rock me like a hurricane?

  17. Obed says:

    History in the making.

  18. dchana says:

    Always a fan of your newsbreaking.

  19. Cmidrfti says:

    There you are indeed. So the world domination continues here then?

  20. I’d rather see what Michael Arrington IS rather than what he ISN’T. Uncrunched is a reaction. Would love to see you do better.

  21. Johnny Walls says:

    Darnit – I was hoping you’d go with Joomla this time instead of WordPress LOL

  22. alex says:

    I like that you liked your own post. Good luck, looking forward to some unfettered tech journalism.

  23. Should we Rock you like a Hurricane?

  24. I, I love you like a love song, baby
    I, I love you like a love song, baby
    I, I love you like a love song, baby

    And I keep hittin re-peat-peat-peat-peat-peat-peat

  25. Boris Bauer says:

    Rock ‘n Roll …. go get ’em.

  26. Chris Hinds says:

    (not) First! Awesome site – I love what you’ve done with the content so far!!

  27. Jarin Udom says:

    I already like this better than TechCrunch 🙂

  28. The title… is… just amazing… good luck!

  29. DHobby says:

    You should use the Keatley pic of you in profile. It rocks.

  30. alijawaad says:

    Cmon.. hire Paul Carr already!

  31. Marc Andreessen says:

    This blog sucks; there’s no content on it.

  32. DanBlank says:

    Classic. Can’t wait to see what comes next.

  33. No………… Bring back the Facebook Comments.
    Check out

  34. How many people will stop reading Techcrunch now? I am willing to bet you (Michael Arrington) will take a lot of readership with you. 🙂

  35. Alon says:

    Do you need someone in techcrunch for some post mention? Talk to me I know people.

  36. keep it flowin’. It’ll be interesting to have this all “Michael Arrington Channel”

  37. Scott Yates says:

    Just Arrington. No FB comments.
    I would have paid AolPo to get what I’m now getting for free.

  38. Excited to see what you’ve got for us.

  39. Here We go..Tech crunch your dad is here 😛

  40. Thanks for letting me know where you are. I will hang around to see what happens next. Cheers.

  41. Welcome Mike, we are thrilled to have you on!

  42. Charlie says:

    omg, I can comment here without facebook getting their tentacles in me. So maybe I will.

  43. Bao says:

    what a slut. having a picture of your boobs as the banner.

  44. Alfonso Martínez says:


  45. ROFL at UnCrunched. That does not break your non-disparagement clause?

    Welcome back!

  46. un)ethical, (un)trustworthy, (un)AOL, (un)crunched or just (un)interesting: Player’s choice.

  47. Michael Parekh says:

    Present. Unreservedly.

  48. Woo! Stick it to the man when you’re no longer that particular man.

  49. All your crunch are belong to us!

  50. Sam Witwicky says:

    Arrington… you are such a tool. “Unpaid blogger”? Jesus. The fuckin’ nerve of a crybaby who was paid far too much to begin with.

  51. go mike! Lets start crunching.. Haha

  52. susan mernit says:

    Mike…glad to see this, just let it flow.

  53. Peter Mullen says:

    A little shorter than your typical blogpost but I do look forward to more insightful and incendiary content.

  54. Brian Nelson says:

    Oh no! How’s AOL gonna eat now?

  55. Reminds me of this: 😉

  56. you had me at the Air Supply lyrics…

  57. So is this blog going to respect embargoes or what?

  58. Finally, a newsworthy story 😀

  59. Even though the point of this post was a little long and drawn out I completely agree with its author. It couldve been shorter though. lol. I guess I can now give up hope on an Arrington/Huffington sex tape ever coming out now.

  60. John Lile says:

    And the RSS?

  61. I’ve been bleeding from my nut sack seeking relief from HuffingtonPostMortem™ & their pathetic TechMunchies.

  62. Maybe we should have another BarCamp to help you kick off your shiny new blog? For old time’s sake? 😉

  63. Slow news day?
    This blog has been going downhill ever since you started blogging in it.

  64. Is it too soon to talk about a conference? “Uncrunched Erupt”

  65. Great name. Has a wickedly familiar ring to it! 😉 Best of luck with the new blog.

  66. Samar says:

    You will rock as always!

  67. Harry says:

    Best of luck Michael…

  68. Damon Pace says:

    Love it! Consider me subscribed.

  69. Rob Saurini says:

    Is there anything this man can’t crunch?

  70. Jose says:


    printf (“Me2\n”);

  71. Zach Bruhnke says:

    One Hundred and First … Hey that’s gotta count for something right?

  72. abhiram says:

    tldnr. also, 100.

  73. Brett says:

    YES. YES. YES! And back to da word press… Mike’s back with the unvarnished truth. Suck it, AOL.

  74. wow. could’ve been a first if i had thought anyone cared. stupid stupid stupid

  75. Can’t see my comment being typed because its covered by, “Enter your comment here…”
    Hate when descriptions of fields act like text you typed in them.

  76. wow.. great news.. any news on the “uncrunched” team?

  77. uncrunched, unpaid.. unbelievable 🙂 Glad to see you back.

  78. Unpaid blogger? Like AOL didn’t hand you ummmm $40,000,000 about 6 moth ago. OMG – someone please UNPAY me like that!!

  79. zara says:

    Eternal newbie here, what is a blog, and can I sell hotdogs on your blog coments…

  80. says: is for sale Mike. or ?

    Which name is better ??

  81. Dedos says:

    welcome back…. can you post something … need something to read, since Kara Swisher has been making to many disclosures. .. ohh wait that was you.

  82. Scott says:

    Awesome. How did you get the domain? How long before the cease and desist? : )

  83. Great! I knew it was a matter of days for your new “place” — I will wish you luck, but we all know that you really don’t need it! You have proven over the years that you really know what you are doing and that you know your audience.
    I would make a small request… please do not hire Paul Carr!
    Looking forward to read more and more IT news on your blog.

  84. Sid Patel says:

    New home is sweeter……

  85. quinn vanorder says:


  86. Preity says:

    How come this blog is hosted on Google? Can anyone explain?

  87. Congratulations Mike.. we love you 🙂 I will forget visiting techcrunch from now onward and keep refreshing uncrunched 🙂

  88. Welcome back– looking forward to the unrestricteds…

  89. Sarah Lacy says:

    for the love of god, take my advice this time and DON’T SELL THIS ONE. 😉

  90. Waqas Ali says:

    It is never too late. Yes you’re here Mike!

  91. There is so much that can be done with a blank canvas!

  92. Brian Caldwell says:

    I am here also. Give ’em hell Mike. Looking forward to hearing your voice again.

  93. 125 comments and no material! Congrats!

  94. He’s baaaaaack…

    What took you so long?

  95. Glad to have you back. Also, seeing you run a more personal blog reminds me of how TC started. Good luck, Mike.

  96. Ricardo says:

    Hope the next post is a useful post. And there you are.

  97. Chits says:

    Thanks for wasting my time, I came here to read about tech….

  98. jt says:

    I’ll buy this blog for $35.

  99. make sure #uncrunched isn’t taken 😉

  100. arkid mitra says:

    My favorite blogger is back 🙂 Sweet.. Uncensored Technology coverage is back 🙂

  101. Matt Davidson says:

    Awesome name. When will companies finally realize the value of their employees? Looking forward to seeing more success.

  102. Tien Doan says:

    keep on rockin’ , all the best:-)

  103. Sarah says:

    Yeah! Mike is back:)

  104. jackolito says:

    great, there you are. starting to build another $30M blog?

  105. avi says:

    Hi Mike…

    Nice to have you back.

  106. Taher says:

    Wish you all the best Mike 🙂

  107. So what kind of cereal did you feed @jasonkincaid? It obvs wasn’t Honey Bunches of Oats 🙂

  108. Declanh says:

    So this will be where the news comes to be born …………….

  109. Ethan Anderson says:

    Congrats Mike. Isn’t it awesome to be a startup again. :). So where’s the RSS on this thing?

  110. Chin lii says:

    I came.

  111. Nice says:

    Grab ijunkey, a nice to start with. @ijunkey

  112. Being crunched for all those years was probably uncomfortable anyway…

  113. Nice says: will be the mile stone

  114. Let me buy “uncrunced” for like $35 million, so that I can fire your ass. Then I’ll be the Queen of all Media. Yeah, that’s the ticket..;.

  115. will says:

    I read somewhere that Paul Carr is looking for work.

  116. Mike, way to bring it home. I’m excited and can’t wait to see and participate in uncrunched.

  117. James F says:

    3 word article and 170+ comments… Bawse.

  118. I can give you if you want!

  119. YAY!!! Glad to see you again Mike 🙂

    LOVE the title of your blog, btw… so fitting. ha!

    WIshing you all the best as you build a new empire… rock on!!


  120. Tommy Morgan says:


  121. eknirb says:

    Has Arianna posted in this thread yet?

  122. ArringtonSucksCocksForBkfst says:

    Arrington sucks.

  123. Colin Tan says:

    Welcome back! Great site name. Can’t wait to see what you’ve got in store.

  124. David Jonas says:

    Are you guys looking for help? 😛

    No but seriously, can I write for the site?

  125. in hindsight, maybe this would be better on your personal blog, mike.

  126. Mike Fook says:

    A friend told me to stop reading techcrunch because THIS is where shit is going to happen. That right?

  127. Steve Krause says:

    Love the header. and…. added to rss feed.

  128. brett stubbs says:

    this is rad. yes kids, i said rad.

  129. I would have posted sooner but I’ve been reading the first post. What’s the embargo policy? /\:\

  130. I don't want to give my name. says:

    I can’t wait!

  131. Jacob Ellis says:

    F I R S T! !!! !!!!!!! !!!

    I love you MIKE ❤


  132. One day it may dawn on you that the readers were always the problem. They will give more traffic to content they hate than to content they love. They willl leave meaningless commentary that drags down meaningful content. They can’t even listen to you say “here I am” without polarizing what few words you offer, preparing for wars they dream up. The old media knew how to handle the mob of readers: take their money and write pretty lies. You seem to have refused that game, good for you. Though the real crunch is on. They are listening and waiting for the neurological equivelant of a crack-pipe hit from the “f’d company plus” they have come to associate with you. Are you going to give it to them, or has it dawned on you?

  133. Yo, I just crunched in here.. uncrunch me!

  134. Ajay says:

    let the drama begin 🙂

  135. Best of luck to Mike from – launching soon TV Spot:

  136. JoAnne Kao says:

    congrats mike, i’m a huge fan!

  137. Mark says:

    Please restart a tech blog.
    I can no longer trust techcrunch…. They have too much money to lose to be really honest.

    Even though I don’t really care for your brashness, I will take that over crookedness any day of the week.

    At least your brashness is the honest you, instead of the corporation mandating the editing of the soul and the truth.

    Really,,,,, please restart….. I will follow.

  138. Venture TV says:

    Congrats from the German Startup-Kraut!

  139. Newton says:

    @arrington Need some help?

  140. Mike – I know it’s going to be insightful, exciting, illuminating…and most of all, genuine. Looking forward.

  141. Ari says:

    Uncrunched is possibly the best name to choose during a double dip economic recession.

    You’ve got the right name, I wish you success living up to it and leading the way.

  142. Ninja Chopstick says:

    can i be another unpaid blogger? i’d work for free ninja masks.

  143. Seems a bit more fact-free than usual, but I’ll take it 🙂 welcome home

  144. Good luck Mike!

    So… I don’t suppose you’re hiring bloggers, eh?

  145. Wmjcollins says:

    Rock me like a hurricane

  146. This is the most influential blog I’ve ever read. I’m deleting all of my previous subscriptions in Google Reader, this is the one for me!!

    The recent article “Here I Am” is a refreshing read due in large part to the tactile objectivity of the author. You get a physical sense that he’s not candy coating a dung-ball, like many of the other bloggers have been doing throughout the years.

    Kudos, 5 stars, uncrunched is the only subscription you’ll need heading into 2012, just in time for the many post-apocalytic startups that are sure to come!!


    • Michael Arrington says:

      “The recent article “Here I Am” is a refreshing read due in large part to the tactile objectivity of the author.” lol. Glad my strategy worked.

  147. tagami says:

    Where do I order my T-shirt?

  148. lessmind says:

    This is gonna be a good time:) Welcome back Mike!

  149. Goranapp says:

    i know the feeling. f… great 🙂

  150. Keith says:

    Can you get WiFi on this blog?

    Good to see you back at it Mike

  151. Ahhh… here you are. Looking forward to see more 🙂

  152. Good luck with the new blog !

  153. 266 Comments and coming for a one liner blog post! Beat that!

  154. Hey Mike! Thanks for calling me out on Twitter. I feel honored by your response… Looking forward to checking out your new project

  155. ravi says:

    Here I am
    On the road again
    There I am
    Up on the stage
    Here I go
    Playin’ star again
    There I go
    Turn the page

  156. this should be interesting. Good luck man, we’ll be following along

    Vuurr Digital

  157. Good luck Mike. When’s brunch? Except no sandwiches cause @Sacca is allergic to gluten

  158. If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em. And if you can’t join ’em, smoke ’em.

  159. ‘unpaid blogger’ – now thats funny 😀

  160. Marck says:

    Way to go! This one liner blog entry is getting more attention than Techcrunch!

  161. Josh says:

    Do you have any type of non-compete or are you completely free to write about what you want?

  162. chadprater says:

    Tell the peeps at techcrunch to change your Cruchbase listing already. People might not know you have changed blogs lol

  163. Hector says:

    Looking forward to the tech news, will eventually pay less attention to techcrunch…

  164. omurphy27 says:

    You are such an attention seeking Troll Mike. Keep up the good work.

  165. quanzhou zhao says:

    Hi Mike, Congratulations! do you think you would need a cool (3D animation for web) ad?
    i can show you the link for viewing.
    all best ~
    Jack contact: zhaojune yahoo dot com.

  166. We missed you, Mike! Welcome back!

  167. John says:

    Hey asshole…I got your next techcrunch. Well, not really but you’ll like it.

  168. Sputney says:

    Cool, congrats-now get back to work… There is a lot going on. Start writing.

  169. jimbo says:

    this is fuking lame. why did i come to this site.

  170. so many replies…..this is insane

  171. naijagal says:

    welcome to blogville! NAIJAGAL

  172. Derek Tan says:

    In the end, there is no line between the end and the beginning.

  173. Ayush Gupta says:

    Wow! Waiting for your posts.

  174. I am your Chinese readers, I’m glad you use wordpress, Wherever you go, I support.

  175. ¡El que ríe al último, ríe mejor¡ ¡Felicidades!

  176. Doug Chebag says:

    it would be awesome if this were the entire content of Calacanus’s blog, like, forever.

  177. Bob says:

    Good luck. I’m look forward to read your post.

  178. puneet kalra says:

    Now hire paul carr as well 🙂

  179. Great work Mike, uncrunched it.. 🙂 from asia will support you ..

  180. Techcrunch is having a wee dig at this blog.

  181. unmaskd says:

    Welcome to the Un[…] club!

  182. Here I am… way, way, way down…..




    …………HERE at 272nd

  183. King of the Trolls says:

    Looking forward to reading more dribble drabble from an Insider outsider blogger writer communist

  184. 271 comments and counting… is this one of those “do it yourself” blogs where the comments are the content? Because that would sort of make the blog version of Twitter. Disturbing.

    And complaining about the joke on Mike’s shirt only means you haven’t heard that you can tell a VC in the Valley because he’s the only guy in the room willing to answer “I’m unemployed” when you ask him what he does for a living.

  185. That’s probably the first time a blog launches and gets so many replies, RT, likes… to its first Post ever. Good luck Mike!

  186. haseeb says:

    Im very happy with the launch of this new blog. Hope Micheal will take it to top!!! 🙂

  187. Jorge Tiger Biter says:

    All great comment look forward to biting commentary about new tech startups. Michael with FU money. Should be fun. Getting popcorn. Jorge

  188. Virtual Tour says:

    And here we will follow! I’m with you to the end!

  189. CareerORama says:

    Excellent, looking forward to this 🙂

  190. kyle says:

    move this baby over to tumblr

  191. ivandoga says:

    So am I, and ready to support this site.

  192. Shoe Prices says:

    wow! amazing waiting for another post with post content 🙂

  193. Sachin Bhinge says:

    this tells people still love unpaids..

  194. varun says:

    next post heading should be WINNING!!!!

  195. Never seen so many reactions on a post that short. This is engagement redefined 😉

  196. This page loads too fast. You need to add like 60-70 widgets on it and a bunch of Javascript

  197. Steven Sarmiento says:

    This is amazing Arrington, can’t wait to see what comes.

  198. @chrisco says:

    Sweeeeeeet! Luv a fresh start. There got to be too much noise on TC in recent yrs.

  199. Mike, don’t you think you need to grow up and move on? Calling your new blog Uncrunched and showing a picture of your Unpaid Blogger t-shirt just makes you seem like a spurned lover who can’t get over his ex.

    We get it. You started TechCrunch and left. Now, start something new. Make a clean break. You know a lot about serial entrepreneurs. They start something, sell it, move on and start something else. They don’t keep reminding everyone ‘Hey, remember me? I’m the guy that founded X’.

    Uncrunched may be a good name if you childishly want to draw out the drama with TechCrunch. If you want to start blogging as a VC, then name the blog approriately, put on your big boy pants and start blogging about being a VC. This whole TechCrunch drama has just gotten tired.

  200. Ahmed says:

    Good Luck. Hope this one never gets sold. My best wishes are with you.

  201. Sammi says:

    I just saw Vic G friended you, whereas he only subscribed to me. Still feelin’ special — though clearly not as special as you, as evidenced here. Must be the lovely green tshirt….

  202. I am excited Michael and happy to see you back in blogging business.

  203. Daniel Cool says:

    I have some novel hardware ideas….would you be interested?

  204. Johny says:


  205. sarah says:

    Good luck Michael!

  206. M Curie says:

    Traditionally, It should be “Hello Word!”

  207. jens says:

    go for it! can’t wait to see the first articles!

  208. Jauhari says:

    So, what’s will happen next?

  209. M says:

    Good like Mike!

  210. Mike, you need any help with visual design for this blog?

  211. Oren Tivony says:

    Good Luck! I wondered when you’ll do it.. Now is a good time!
    Best of wishes from Israel!

  212. Ha Ha! That’s the weirdest tweet I ever tweeped.

  213. Jason says:

    Good luck on your blog Michael! I’m planning on starting one soon….if I ever get around to it…..

  214. The best thing since sliced cream cheese.

  215. zwebhosting says:

    Well this is really a great initiative taken by Michael. I wish you all the success with this site.

  216. I am waiting for new posts in this blog. Its really amazing that you got pr 3 really fast. All the best for your blog.

  217. Susanne says:

    Is this going to be the Guinness World Record for “Most comments on shortest posting”?

  218. Young kasey says:

    Added to my bookmarks, now getting the popcorn. And everyone bitching about the unpaid blogger shirt please study the word sarcasm.

  219. About time. Do you need any help with design for this blog?

  220. Cedric Maloux says:

    Subscribed. Best of best of luck in your new life Mike!

  221. O G says:

    Hope all your posts are just a headline in the future. It be the anti-blog.

  222. Hi Mike,

    Thanks for coming back to action. You launched this on my brithday.


  223. Edward says:

    Arriana is a bxtch. Good luck Mike.

  224. 30MM Blogger says:

    Just bought for you Michael.
    I think it suits you more 🙂

  225. Zach Martin says:

    Hi Mike! Best of luck to you here at WordPress…getting back to your roots, I see. I hope this bad boy will be full of shocking exposes and biting wit, things that have been sorely lacking since your absence. 🙂

    Zach, Three Yards Blog

  226. boupinel says:

    Ainda bem que não sou famoso. Famoso escreve um cocozinho, todo mundo vai lá e comenta. Que perda de tempo federal!

  227. m0lt3n says:

    Will there be any handy cooking tips… like what to do with those darn holiday leftovers?

  228. Johny Miric says:

    Michael is expert on title-only based posts. I still remember the Twitter post, that was awesome, but this one is even more significant. Good to see you back, get MG and Paul on board and I’m unsubscribing from TC.

  229. Right on my birthday 🙂

  230. sei says:

    I can hardly wait to see your post.  from Japan

  231. And says:

    Hail to TheOldRepublic.GR The Old Republic Greek Community Forums !

  232. mikecane says:

    Hmmmm… is “Techcrunch” a trademark? Countdown to lawsuit of you riding the coattails of that trademark in 5… 4… 3…

  233. So many comments for such a short post. Waiting for more posts.

  234. Wherever you go, there you are!

  235. Mike,

    Congrats on the new site. How was the vodka?


  236. bah humbug says:

    The logo for here is better then the logo on TC. Congrats, that’s quite the accomplishment!

  237. Shivam says:

    Hi Mike,
    First you’ve “crunched” us and now comes the “Uncrunch” …. I am great fan of yours. Good luck on your new venture.

  238. Well U only have yourself to answer too now. So with great power (the power of one) comes great responsibility. How about not ‘selling’ out this time. I am looking forward to your blog. We have all given U one chance already, this is your second. So really lets see what U do with it.

  239. Cyan says:

    Rock you like a hurricane….

  240. Julien says:

    I look forward to reading your blogs again!!

  241. Alex Petty says:

    From one ex-AOLer to another, congrats on your new blog! Looking forward to reading it.

  242. techtalk says:

    Mike you have got a job to do…kick the identity wanters out

  243. johny says:

    Hey, bro, look at my new startup project

  244. johny says:

    I wish you happy. Good luck MIKE!

  245. Travis Van says:

    High probability this blog will have a different name within two months.

  246. John says:

    Looks Like I’m here to stay! I’ll follow you man!

  247. Nick Valuy says:

    Love to hear your voice spoken again, Mike.

  248. Internet Oldtimer says:

    Sell this blog to Yahoo. This will turn it around.

  249. This blog will convert unpaid to paid blogger..

  250. Cool, you have the Conch, now Crunch a Bunch of Techy Lunch

  251. Looking forward to some uncrunched insight.

  252. Jim says:

    Good to have you back again! Cheers!

  253. kaithi says:

    great to see you are back this soon! Good Luck!

  254. AOL is wondering if you are interested in selling them this blog as well. They promise you creative freedom

  255. Great!!! I needed the coordinates for The Sharpie Rocket. Now I know what they are…. 😉

  256. I Mike nice to see you again blogging. I am always your supporter.

  257. kofmzc says:

    Hey! Good to see you back! Now we can enjoy Uncrunched news – Off course Aol will Crunch them on TechCrunch 🙂

  258. College Football and Techcrunch 2.0 What a marvelous day!!!

  259. spider21 says:

    Good to see you back in some Action! Keep up the good work! Cheers!

  260. ediggs says:

    Note to self: I should probably buy the domains for unventurebeat and ungigaom as well…

  261. Carmen Hughes says:

    Just wanted to swing by and say hi early on with your newest baby. Looking forward to your posts, Mike. 🙂

  262. neoFight says:

    Waiting for the Hitler meltdown video with post-TC subtitles….

  263. Ready and waiting. Make it big. Make it real. Make it count.

  264. Anna Kovaleva says:

    good luck with your blog! Don’t sell it to AOL. I hope it will be a great web resource as TechCrunch used to be….

  265. bob diehl says:

    Good to see you back in blog action

  266. @newxcombr says:

    Mike, please follow me at @newxcombr so I can send you a private message.

  267. It’s a good effort at your first post Mike, but did you get the memo about using more SEO friendly content to drive traffic to the rest of the company’s sites?

  268. If only Osama had been so forthcoming in his blog.

  269. wendels says:

    good for you Mike!!!

    I hope to be reading some good old fashioned opinions in the near future.

  270. tip says:

    Uh, a blog with tons of comment spam 😉

    Tip: Use iMacros to clean it automatically (see this facebook example):

  271. mike says:

    Good luck MIKE!

    I found an interesting site:
    Do you think you?

  272. Where am I? says:

    This is worth than a Scientology convention.

  273. you are now oficially captain crunch

  274. SociableBlog says:

    Welcome back Mike! Long time no see!!!

    Remember, TechCrunch starts from ‘0’ (zero).

    Social Guy

  275. Steve Garcia says:

    Welcome back Mike, I hope you are doing well. I knew AOL/Arianna Huffington couldn’t handle you. I wish you all the best.


  276. Not Aol says:

    Mike, We would like to buy your blog out, we promise not to get in your way at all and let you do you. I promise i am not lying and will not go back on my word in a couple of months and fire you when i feel like it…pinky promise*

  277. nezami5 says:

    Good Luck 🙂 ❤ your posts…

  278. Hi Mike,

    Good luck with whatever lies ahead!

  279. TumuTanzi says:

    Hello, world, hello Arrington.

  280. 土木坛子 says:


  281. Monty Fowler says:

    Let me know if you are looking for a new crop of contributors to write for your new site. I would love to cover the Apple beat for you.


    Monty Fowler

  282. You cracked me up at TechCrunch. Looking forward to following your further adventures…

  283. Yuset Pozo says:

    you always been against the grain..i hope you keep it fresher than techcrunch..its what i loved about the old ways..

  284. Al Bsharah says:


    (didn’t want to feel left out of such a momentus occasion!)

  285. Lonric Demos says:

    Hey if any of you know of any startups who need an awesome animated video demo created, my company creates them. We are able to do our demos at a lower price because we are trying to build up our portfolio. check us out!=)

    ~Lonric Demos

  286. srisatish says:

    Uncrunched! YES! Here we go again!

  287. bigbang says:

    techrunch or not techrunch, that is the question

  288. Andrew says:

    I hope to see you on Google+

    Good luck.

  289. Carol Bartz says:

    I need a job

    Sent from my iPad

  290. MG Siegler says:

    What up, bitch? There ain’t no Apple posts here. What the fuck is going on.


    -Mathew Glenn Siegler

  291. Steve Jobs says:

    Yo Mike. Listen to MG.

  292. Arianna H says:

    Mike, I realize that I am a bitch. Will you ever forgive me? You know it’s all about the money these days. And I’m what you use to garden your flowers, so please excuse me while I step up the pole.

  293. Zuck Dawg says:

    Yo it’s the Zuck Dawg in the house. Who wants to see my awesome body? Also, I am sexually in love with Andy Samberg.

  294. If you got inside tips. Call me. Also, if I die, it was murder.

  295. I totally left the wrong link. It’s not like I am the same person in all these comments. Because I’m not. Pinky swear.

  296. I totally left the wrong link. It’s not like I am the same person in all these comments. Because I’m not. Pinky swear.

  297. Hey no wonder he doesn’t get paid, theres no content on his blog…

  298. Over 400 comments. So far.

    That’s not too shabby considering that’s a 10:1 ratio to the TechCrunch article linking here [1].


  299. Remember: “Even Captain Crunch was once a private”. Best of luck, Mike!

  300. Dear Capt’n Uncrunched – If you like this little homage, please share.

  301. Hamad Subani says:

    Wasn’t this how it all began? Welcome back.

  302. TechCrunch(テッククランチ)の創業者がMichael Arrington氏が、離職後新たなブログサイトを立ち上げた。

  303. Junnie Boi says:

    welcome back

  304. Ed says:

    Come and take me. Take me by the hand….

  305. What’s going to be hilarious is when uncrunched becomes the new techcrunch. It’s a raw deal, best of luck man.

  306. thenewgreen says:

    I hope this site is dedicated to helping creative and interesting upstarts reach a larger audience. That being said, here you go:

    Good luck, there are a lot of people pulling for you.

  307. OMG, that’s awesome!
    Crunch vs Unchrunch!!!

    Nice name! 😀

  308. Stanley Dong says:

    Mike, I hope you can build it again. If you need any tech help to achieve this goal. please feel free to let us know. We would like to do for you.


  309. Song says:

    Woohoo, I am comment 451. That must mean something in the cosmic scheme of things. I’m sure you can do it again Michael.

  310. Manish says:

    All the best from Finance Train!

  311. looking forward to some valley scoops and controversies. all the best. is AOL still putting up half of crunchfund’s dough?

  312. Glad to have you writing again…but hope your next post is a bit more detailed? Seriously, good to see your writing will continue.

  313. toyes says:

    I am here!here is where?

  314. Here we are ! Looking forward to following you on Uncrunched.

  315. dushunfan says:


  316. Nice! hope the huffington bitch +1 this post

  317. Nice says: going to list on

  318. pankajrko says:

    So you wanna start your Se prate Blog Now Its Awesome

  319. Fred Grott says:

    It would have been more funny if you took over the FoodCrunch on that humor

  320. Great idea! the domain name is a killing 😀

  321. etorsten says:

    Cool – Herzlich willkommen (“I had to say this in German ;-))

  322. Preeth Kp says:

    come on you rock waiting to watch this new blog go miles ahead of tech crunch …..all the best

  323. Hey Mike,

    I’m here to help you go from an Unpaid Blogger to a Paid blogger! I will post a banner on your site for my new startup – I will pay you $50 a month for the first 3 months. You can reach me through the website and send me your paypal account for quick payment!

  324. Does this mean the uncruchedFund is on the way?

  325. ghosh says:

    all the best

  326. wenfeixiang says:

    hello,uncrunched;hello,Michael Arrington
    i am from China

  327. I love this new blog. But “uncrunched”. Anyway i guess Mike will chronicle his personal thoughts like any blogger and investor.

  328. Harish says:

    After “I am Back” by Arnold. These is probably the most famous 3 word statement. “Here I am”.

  329. skwulf says:


  330. Shawn says:

    I’m done with techcrunch. Can’t wait to see what you have in store here!

  331. Ammon says:

    What’s this all about? Let the speculation begin . . .

  332. Best of Luck Arrington Sama

  333. Is your mobile theme working? I can’t see any text below the headline and above the comments.

  334. Interesting that Michael Arrington can make a blog post consisting of just a title and get more comments than a good TechCrunch post on a good day! Goes to show who the real drawcard at TechCrunch was…

  335. Prakash says:

    Welcome back and all the best!

  336. Lets see new wave of success!

  337. says:

    WordPress is a great system, welcome to wp world. 🙂

  338. uyutmebel says:

    Welcome back! I hope it will be interesting

  339. Gary Butternut says:

    Just what I needed. Another Arrington site to ignore.

  340. ugo boi says:

    Commence fire!

  341. Aolareidiots says:

    Cant wait to see what you write about next, you are the man and an inspiration. Hoping you write about some of my fav startups like thejumpoff and mapeverywhere. Sick of hearing about facebook tweaks and what the big guys are doing, lets get into the next wave of world changing coolness.

  342. Adam Cochran says:

    Here I am..Rock you like a Hurricane

  343. Gorilla says:

    Was wondering what all the hub bub was about than find out it was you Michael that started this blog up, congrats on getting back to blogging again. I wonder how much you will be able to sell this one for down the road for?

  344. Joshua Grech says:

    I’m in Australia. Happy to help out.

  345. POTUSBLOG says:

    Visit for all the updated news on the upcoming 2012 Elections. Good luck with

  346. sam says:

    What about all the people wishing him luck??? Luck has nothing to do with it!

  347. Arsenal says:

    Ha ha Yes you are back that is great

  348. Brian B says:

    The enemy of my enemy is my friend. Raise the Jolly Roger and take no prisoners!

  349. Brian says:

    Good Job! Hope you blow the Huff n’ Puffington Post right out of the water (figuratively or ratings wise, of course…..getting taken out of context is pretty easy with a plagiarist around)

  350. SN Radio says:

    Hi Mike,

    When you have time, visit and check it out. Very interesting concept how visitors/members post updates and it’s associated with their neighborhood/community. At any given time, you can see what’s buzzing in any area code worldwide.

    Thanks and good luck with this new project.

  351. Mike you are truly an inspiration…keep up the great work! Go CrunchFund!

  352. Baciu says:

    ha ha 😀 good website 😀 licitatii

  353. g.... says:

    Glad to be here with you from Day 1 !!! Look forward to your blog as it evolves.

  354. Better late than never — welcome back M, and looking forward to it…

  355. 헬로, and good luck sir!
    may this be the first comment with Korean? ahaha

  356. Hmm it seems like your blog ate my first comment (it was super long) so I guess I’ll just sum it up what I had written and say, I’m thoroughly enjoying your blog. I as well am an aspiring blog blogger but I’m still new to the whole thing. Do you have any tips and hints for novice blog writers? I’d certainly appreciate it.

  357. Hey, I think your site might be having browser compatibility issues. When I look at your website in Firefox, it looks fine but when opening in Internet Explorer, it has some overlapping. I just wanted to give you a quick heads up! Other then that, fantastic blog!

  358. Roku Reviews says:

    what’s the post about???

  359. LMS says:

    it was great to know you welcome here.

  360. Ya man I heard it that you are starting the new blog uncrushable best wishesh for you man

  361. Ayush says:

    OMG! Looking for more news 🙂 Already subscribed

  362. In times like these its good to know you can fight back, cant wait

  363. N'Duro hilz says:

    Mike, Best wishes with the new blog . Get at me, serious Tech Upstart seeking + mentoring VC interests BPlan in Hand……….

  364. N'Duro Hilz says:

    Mike, Best wishes with the new blog . Get at me, serious Tech Upstart seeking + mentoring VC interests BPlan in Hand……….

  365. virginia says:

    great idea crunchie Mike!

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