Art "eased" himself out, several times. I began listening to Coast back in the days when it had just become syndicated, as many of you did, I'm sure. Coast was at least 10,000 more entertaining then than it is now. Art was absolutely fascinating to listen to - Mel's hole, the guy who allegedly flew his Cessna into Area 51, the time Art accidently glued his lips together with Super Glue, talking about living in a double wide in the desert, driving his Geo Metro. Those were the days.