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This is going to be very, very difficult, but I need to do this.

I've had moments in the last 5 years when I thought it was time to move on to something else, only to realize I just needed a good break.

This isn't one of those times.

This is the last post. A couple of weeks ago I confided in another blogger friend that I was having this inescapable feeling that I wanted end this incredible 5 year journey and do something else.

He told me blogging was a calling, and for most of the 5 years that was true for me. It's not anymore.

I'm not going back to life as it was before TLS, I can't do that. I'll always be compelled to be a voice against the left, I was LONG before this blog and I will continue to be. It just wont be as The Looking Spoon anymore.

This has been a really awesome experience, if for no other reason that I've made a lot of great conservative friends, readers and bloggers alike.

I don't know what's next, but if you're the betting type you can put money on it involving me taking my little online shirt and sticker shop, Culture Correct (hint: check out the banner at the top of this page) and making it into more than it currently is.

I'm not going to say goodbye, because I'm not going away. You can reach me at any of the social links at the top of the screen and by email at "jared at thelookingspoon dot com" or "thelookingspoon at gmail dot com." Both go to my phone, and the first one will likely do a better job of getting my attention since it's used less often.

I want to end this by thanking iOwnTheWorld and The People's Cube for being the inspiration for my becoming an agitprop artist, it gave me the specific direction I kind of needed at the beginning. To John Hawkins of Right Wing News for the partnership that brought many many new people to TLS in its earlier days. To all of the bloggers, big and small, who gave me the time of day with links and sharing the images I created, it truly made my day when you did.

Thank you most of all to all of you who made The Looking Spoon a part of your reading list, or found something here that was too good to not share with your friends and networks. Nobody validated this blog better than you did, and it's that connection that makes ending this so, SO hard to do.

As the saying goes, all good things...

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The first half of this message is true, the second half is super-true

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Here's a pop quiz/intelligence test, which of these articles of clothing do you think most people would associate with conservatism?

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You don't need the rules to this brand-new street game because you've known them for years...

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You don't have to be Sherlock Holmes to know which piercing came first

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It seems to me the first piercing is the only way the others could follow...

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12 of the best captions for this photo of Hillary with Elizabeth Warren

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Posted a blank of this photo over the weekend, here are 12 of the best/favorite captions people came up with.

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This is a pretty freakin' good ad for the NRA

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It's getting harder, but do still believe in the good guys...

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I don't care if there's a catch to these gas prices...they've got my business!

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Why do you need a gun? This chart helps with that...

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How liberals would argue if they did so honestly...

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I've experienced a similar situation to the one created in this cartoon. After a very very lengthy back and forth about Obamacare I once had a liberal friend, who had exhausted every talking point stored in their brain, blurt out (I'm paraphrasing, it was years ago) "I don't understand why you don't want what is good for you."

I don't know why they didn't start there. It would've saved us a lot of trouble and time...

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The only thing I can think of to describe this is "redneck surfing"

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