The reason Mr. Sponge, the previous author, is retiring is because of hate email and specifically a threat to his wife. But this post explains that they’re not intimidated. Quoting:
…we didn’t quit writing because we were intimidated by anyone. We quit because this was supposed to be a hobby and thanks to an email or two, it was a hobby that quickly became no fun at all. If we did this for a living…well, that’s what we get paid for and we’d write a column challenging these sick sons of bitches to meet Wifeypoo and Mr. Sponge on the radio or some nonsense like that.
Good luck to all the new voices.