The innovative website Backwash.com was founded by David Ring (aka The Ring Man aka Ringy) in 2000. (A brief history of Backwash, The Internet Organized By Personality, can be found here.) By 2001, a sister site for adult and mature content, was begun. This site was officially called Adult Backwash; we called it “the red side of BW.”
Time flies and this site, Dark Wry Toast, attempts to document some of the history of that website as well as provide updates about the columnists and personalities that once lurked there. Again, more details can be found here.