With its low self-esteem and high urban blight, Hartford is the ultimate underdog city. Sad City Hartford documents the joys, sorrows and eccentricities of New England's Rising Star.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Sun Sets On Sad City

If you hadn't noticed, we've wrapped things up here and this just serves to make it official; the era of Sad City Hartford is over and the blog has officially retired. From our first post on June 12, 2010, we had a ton of fun and it wouldn't have been possible without each and every person who stopped by to read our silly little site.

Today The Hartford Advocate announced that our readers have voted Sad City as the Best Local Blogger in The Advocate Best of 2013; a humbling honor for a niche blog hosted on blogspot that relied on our ability to craft a joke or tell a funny story from any picture or situation. From what we remember we join Colin McEnroe's To Wit and Local Band Review as the only winners in this category. Sweet. This win goes next to our place and show results from 2011 and 2012 in Local Blogger, Best Twitterer, and Best Hyperlocal News Site.

We sincerely thank you for all the votes.

There was no way either of us would have guessed that Sad City would have become so popular so quickly or lasted so long. It was a great ride, but in the almost three years since Sad City's birth, we've done just about everything Hartfordcentric there is to do, we had some awesome adventures and experiences and met some super cool people and made some great memories.

At this point our lives have changed and Sad City no longer fits, three years is more than long enough for a blog anyway and we'd rather leave behind some entertaining work than drag on with a half-effort. With all due respect to Time Wakefield, we're more into the Pedro Martinez career arc. This is a young persons game anyway and soon someone younger and wittier will come along with a new fresh look at the city.

There's no way we could thank everyone, but we can try. Thank you to the readers, Craig The Porn Star, WCCC, Helen Ubinas, Jenna Carlesso, Steve Goode, Rick Green, The Hartford Courant, Colin McEnroe, Chion Wolf, Patrick Skahill, Tucker Ives, WNPR, Dennis House, UConn Law, The Hog River Revival Project,  Shelly Banjo, CT News Junkie, Doug Hardy, Hartford.com, The Spigot, Watermelon Ale, Pay Phones, Hartford for being so funny and so sad, and of course, rest in peace our great, great friend and one of the inspirations for Sad City the one, the only, the legend himself, Chuckles. You are missed man.

Again and finally, all the readers. If you all didn't keep coming here, we would have stopped a long, long time ago. If got just a sliver of the enjoyment out of this that we did, we are happy to entertain you.

Whether this is your first time here or you're a long time fan, we hope you take some time and click around on some of our older posts and remember what Sad City was all about. We think it's a pretty good snapshot in time of the city from mid 2010 to late 2012. We'll still be around from time to time on Twitter if you want to check in with us there.

Thanks again everyone! It was unexpected, it was unplanned, it was exciting and we had an absolute blast. We will miss you all!


Hakaan & Jumper


  1. Sadder city Hartford����

  2. It was a fun ride. You were part of the way I stayed connected to my birthplace since relocating to North Carolina.

    Goodbye and good luck!

  3. Great work guys. Thank you. I've enjoyed your run.

  4. Good work and good luck.

  5. I dunno how you guys did it, but you made it work for 3 years. That is pretty awesome. Great job and thanks for all the ridiculousity:-)

  6. I'll miss you. Keep the bog online at least -- there's more than enough here to live on for a while.

  7. TheBestPlaceEverMay 4, 2013 at 9:49 AM

    You are one of the better things about this town.

  8. bummer: the moment i find you, you show up dead. such is life.

  9. This is a young persons game anyway and soon someone younger and wittier will come along with a new fresh look at the city.
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  10. Nice finish - thanks for working with us!

  11. I'll be waiting for your coffee table version of this in 2014! The twin cities of Hartford/Bridgeport are the sirens song for earnest business investors.

  12. Been a year already -- and you still suck for quitting. Just kidding, of course.

  13. Took a horse sized dump tonight. It was awesome.

  14. Bring it back, please! You can do a Combat edition!