nah, he came back at least once or twice. I suspect he's either being tied up with work or family somehow involving the holidays, or he's reading and carefully crafting a response.
just so we don't really thread drift anymore, I think it's a good idea if we refrain from posting in here untill Antipasta does come back. I mean, who wants to sift through 5 pages of us three/you two saying 'where could antipasta be?' all it does is add to your post count, which means nothing in the long run.