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Today’s the last day to bid on items in the TV, eh? charity auction in support of Kids Help Phone, a free, anonymous and confidential phone and on-line professional counselling service for youth. The auction of television memorabilia and experiences ends today at 6 pm PT/9 pm ET. Check it out and bid here.

This is the second auction I’ve organized for the site — a third was put on by the producers of Flashpoint — and for various personal reasons it took me a long time to get it up and running. It’s been plagued by fraudulent bids and complaints that there’s not enough stuff to bid on, making it not quite the ending I was hoping for. But some of the reasons I took so long to mount the auction and why I wanted to keep it small are the same reasons I’ve decided to put TV, eh? on hiatus. (There’s nothing wrong, just shifting priorities.)

I’ll wrap things up by the end of the month, do a couple more podcasts with my fabulous co-host Anthony Marco, and then move on to other web adventures. It’s been a wonderful ride, these past 7 years. I’m grateful to everyone for the support and will always feel like I was part of a great community of people — and hope to remain so to a lesser degree. But it’s time to retire at least for the foreseeable future from running the site.

If someone decides to pick up where TV, eh? left off I’ll be happy to assist in any way I can. I’m posting here first for my “inner web circle” — I can’t quite remember who I’ve already told — but when the auction wraps up I’ll announce it on the site and let my contacts know as well.

Thanks again to everyone for the support.