OK. Just visited the FantasticForum, and Shirley says she has received official word that Art quit, and that the quality of calls on the G2G show was the last straw (even though I had overdone it on the Stoli, I think I posted here that I got the impression Art was seething inside about having call screeners, so I wasn't that far off the mark). Also, some poster over there is taking credit for breaking the news, even though my post here on Dec. 18 was a few days before theirs (go Coast Gab!).
Gotta say, I am pretty disappointed. Proud of myself for deciphering the clues, but will really, really miss Art if this all proves true (and Shirleypal is a pretty reliable source, even if they are taking credit for my sleuthing!)
As someone else mentioned here, we need to show our support for Ian and George K - hey, even George N if he floats your boat - so that the next incarnation of Coast will continue.