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Megan Muir

Blogger, VC and general pot-stirrer Michael Arrington, founder of TechCrunch and former blogger at AOL (to whom Arrington sold TechCrunch about a year ago and from whom he offered to buy it back this month) has launched a new blog: http://uncrunched.com/. His inaugural post is short and to the point, stating solely: “Here I am”. Despite the extremely brief nature of the post, it generated hundreds of comments in the first 24 hours.

If you haven’t kept up with the twists and turns of the saga of Arrington’s departure from TechCrunch, Slate has a piece with the background and Geekwire’s John Cook has been covering it. Or run a simple Google search of “Michael Arrington TechCrunch” to learn more than you ever cared to know.

Note that Arrington and the fund he oversees – CrunchFund, which received half of its funding from AOL – is funding an investment in a startup to be run by Paul Carr, a blogger who left TechCrunch in protest over the firing of Arrington. (and with a dramatic blog post of his own).

It will be interesting to watch what Arrington does next as this drama continues to unfold.