- This week’s Straight Dope marks the last appearance of the column as the Teeming Millions have known it for the past 45 years.
Why the change, and why now? With the planned sale of the Chicago Reader, the folks at Sun-Times Media, which will continue to own the Straight Dope, are re-thinking the once-a-week deep dive (sorta) on a single topic (usually) in question-and-answer format. It’s possible a successor to the Straight Dope will emerge, possibly with daily online content. But no decision has been made, and my role, if any, has not been determined. In the meantime, I’m thinking about publishing another Straight Dope book – it’s been nigh on 20 years since the last one.
I used to be on the SDMB long ago. I think I left around the time of the redesign in '01?