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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 02:04 PM
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To All My Dear Friends here on DU: Sad News
I haven't seen it posted, but I just got an email from Jeff Matson's sister. Jeff passed away suddenly, last Saturday. I am in tears...
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benburch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 02:06 PM
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1. I was waiting for some guidance from the Mods before posting this.
Nostamj will be missed by all here, I think.
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 02:09 PM
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6. What?
Nostamj was a NYer right? He did the off broadway show last year?
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benburch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 02:11 PM
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14. Yes. The very same.
I am literally shocked.
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 02:11 PM
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Fuck!
What happened?
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Panda1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 03:54 PM
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151. I am so sorry.
I did enjoy reading his posts.
This is tragic. What a loss to DU!
And to the planet!
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thedailyshow Donating Member (695 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 02:08 PM
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2. no! tell me it isn't so!
This is unbelievable!
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 02:11 PM
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19. HOw I wish it weren't true.
His sister told me it was a sudden illness. I have no idea what. I can hardly think straight or type correctly. I am overwhelmed...
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Skinner ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 02:08 PM
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3. Oh My God! That is terrible.
I can't believe it. I am so sorry.

RIP, nostamj. :cry:
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MuseRider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 02:08 PM
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4. Oh no.
Just oh no.
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Richardo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 02:08 PM
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5. That is horrible news.
I wish peace and strength to all who knew him. We'll miss him terribly here.
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 02:14 PM
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32. Oh God, isn't that true?
I only had a little contact with him, and this is such a godawful blow to me, and to all of us. So much talent, so much caring and intelligence. And I don't think he was very old, either...What a waste of a wonderful life.

:cry: :cry:
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BurtWorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 02:09 PM
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7. Is that nostamj?
Edited on Tue Apr-05-05 02:11 PM by BurtWorm
PS: I see from other posts it is. I'm just stunned. I can't believe it. I don't know what to say.
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benburch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 02:10 PM
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10. Yes.
:(
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 02:11 PM
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15. What happened?
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benburch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 02:13 PM
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27. All his sister-in-law said...
Was that he was hospitalized a week ago, unexpectedly, and passed on Saturday.
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Beetwasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 02:53 PM
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100. That Sucks! For Those Of You Who Don't Know, Jeff Was Instrumental In
Edited on Tue Apr-05-05 02:59 PM by Beetwasher
putting on an anti-Bush musical in NYC the "Question W Revue" that was running before the election, among numerous other endeavors.

He was a good guy and I met him on several occasions. His spirit and energy will be missed.

RIP Jeff.
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BiggJawn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 04:02 PM
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157. Damn... I'll miss you, Jeff!
Oh, the fun of the song parodies...
Comix collator extrordinaire...
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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 02:11 PM
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20. Yeah, Nostam Is Matson Spelled Backwards.
:)

:(
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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 02:09 PM
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8. I didnt even realize who you were talking about at first
Thats sad, really sad.
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 02:10 PM
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9. No!!!
:cry:
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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 02:10 PM
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11. Oh NO! Rest In Peace, Jeff.
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Misunderestimator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 02:10 PM
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12. OMG... What happened?
Edited on Tue Apr-05-05 02:31 PM by Misunderestimator
That's just awful. :cry: How horrible.
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Minstrel Boy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 02:11 PM
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13. Christ, no!
:cry:
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Dookus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 02:11 PM
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16. oh, that's awful
I'm sorry to hear that.
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bertha katzenengel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 02:11 PM
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17. .
RIP nostamj
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ET Awful Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 02:11 PM
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18. I'm at a loss for words :(
:cry:
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fudge stripe cookays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 02:11 PM
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Oh no.....
I loved Jeff's stuff. Fare thee well, brother.

What a sad day.
FSC
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Nite Owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 02:11 PM
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21. I just don't know what to say.
So sorry. Much peace to all his friends and family.
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Lisa0825 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 02:12 PM
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22. That is so sad!
I enjoyed his posts, and cheered for him from way down in Texas when he was putting the show together.

Condolences to his loved ones.

:cry:
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gollygee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 02:12 PM
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23. Oh no
I'm very sorry to hear that. How awful.
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 02:12 PM
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24. Oh no.....
Rest is peace Jeff. :cry:
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 02:12 PM
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25. Oh, no. Oh, no.
RIP...

Terrible, terrible news.
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Bonhomme Richard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 02:13 PM
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26. That's terrible. Condolences to his family and friends. n/t
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comsymp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 02:13 PM
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28. Shocked and saddened
He'll definitely be missed.
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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 02:13 PM
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29. Oh, how sad, so sorry California Peggy
I loved reading nostamj's posts. :-(

My condolences to his family and friends.

How shocking to lose another beloved DUer so soon.
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 02:23 PM
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51. Thanks for your very kind words. I just couldn't believe it when I
opened the email I thought was from him. It was from his sister, instead. I had emailed him that first week when he hadn't posted the TOON page, and I wondered what had happened to him...So today, his sister answered my email to Jeff. This is what can happen when you get close to people. There is so much sorrow now, but when Jeff and I were communicating, there was so much joy. Still I would not change one little thing. We had some great emails back and forth, and even though I am now suffering, those emails were worth it. When you care for someone, there is always the possibility of loss. But the caring makes it worthwhile. I had hoped to meet him one day...Now that hope is gone. And not just for me; I hardly count. For all you DU'ers who've known him for a long time, the loss is much greater. My condolences to everyone here, and to his family especially.
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Stew225 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 03:36 PM
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137. I emailed him once to compliment him on a
writing. He was nice enough to email me back and we shared some memories of Michigan. I was struck by what a nice person he was to have written me. I'm used to people to whom I email compliments to simply ignore them.

I'm very sorry to hear about his passing.
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Ladyhawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-05 12:19 AM
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311. He answered my private messages. He also used a couple of my...
...ideas for his shop. The last idea I sent him sucked. :)

He was kind enough to respond to my PMs. When he died, he was really busy working on some big project. Who knows what we're missing? :( I feel as if the progressive movement has suffered a huge blow. He was really an activist, wasn't he? :(
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Momgonepostal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 03:44 PM
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145. I just realized he's the TOON guy
I can't say I knew him personally, but loved the 'toons he collected and posted. What a sad thing.
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HeeBGBz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 02:13 PM
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30. Oh how sad! I saw his posts often
My prayers go out to his family and friends.
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immoderate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 02:14 PM
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31. Nostamj is one of the DUers I would most like to have met in person.
I am so saddened by this.

--IMM
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librechik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 05:11 PM
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189. me too! What a blow!
his imagination and sense of humor was suck a boon to us--what a shock to hear this--

Condolences and blessings to all who knew and loved Jeff.

(Tears--and I'm not even recovered from Khephra)
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progmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 02:15 PM
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33. Holy shit.
This is terrible news.

:cry:
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RBHam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 02:15 PM
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34. Jeff, if you can help us here on this mortal plain...
...from your new posting in the ether....please do.

Rest In Eternity, you were a much loved voice here...

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wicket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 02:15 PM
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kick
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RandomKoolzip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 02:15 PM
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35. Shit.
No more toons, eh?

Fuck, this is sad. RIP nostamj
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 02:15 PM
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36. Political cartoon collector & master song parodist
Thanks for the laughs, Jeff
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ChavezSpeakstheTruth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 02:16 PM
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37. Is this true???
Holy crap!!!!!!!
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demnan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 02:16 PM
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38. Terrible
to lose someone so young. He will be sorely missed. His family must be devastated.
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miss_kitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 02:16 PM
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39. Rest in Peace, Nostamj
I liked your stuff...my condolences to his family and friends
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LisaM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 02:16 PM
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40. This is awful news
I can't believe it. I always read his posts.
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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 02:17 PM
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41. how oLd was he?
RIP nostam
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 02:23 PM
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50. 49 :(
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JimmyJazz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 02:17 PM
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42. I am so sorry.
My condolences to his family and friends. How terribly sad.
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FizzFuzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 02:19 PM
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43. NOOO! Oh no, ..... this is too hard to believe!
I am in shock!

Toons!!!

Ohhno; and I was so certain that I'd meet him sometime, next time we visit NYC, I just knew I'd send him a PM and have a beer or coffee.....

I'll miss him--what a good, good guy.

:cry:
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eek Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 02:20 PM
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44. He was such a nice man,

even taking the time to provide advise beyond these boards.

Seemed to be a real mensch.


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hippywife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 05:35 PM
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197. Yes, he was.
I sent him a PM about where to find all the TOONS he had posted so I could print some off for my father-in-law who is suffering the first stages of Alzheimer's. He really likes political cartoons. Jeff let me know exactly where to find them. He was very sweet and helpful. Extremely creative, too.

This is very, very shocking. First Kephr, now Jeff. If there is one thing this points out is that all the infighting that goes on around here sometimes is not worth it. You never know when someone is going to be gone forever and you may not have the time to reconcile. We take everyday for granted and shouldn't.

Peace to both Jeff and Keph.
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Ladyhawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-05 12:24 AM
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312. He was always kind and helpful.
It seems like he took the time to talk with everyone. What a great guy. What a huge loss. :cry:
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Walt Starr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 02:20 PM
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45. I am very saddened
Rest in Peace, Jeff.
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RagingInMiami Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 02:21 PM
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46. May he rest in peace and remain in our memories
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Beware the Beast Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 02:21 PM
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47. How horrible...
May he be in eternal peace.
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pinto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 02:21 PM
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48. He will surely be missed here.
RIP nostamj, Jeff.
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Ron Green Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 02:21 PM
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49. Bad news. A shock. This was a good young man.
Rest in Peace, Jeff, and fare Thee well.
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Tsiyu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 02:24 PM
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52. A beloved DUer passes over
This is sad news.

Jeff rocked and earned a lot of laughs and admiration here. He will be missed as Kephra is missed. Unbelievable.
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ZenLefty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 02:25 PM
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53. That's sad news.
I'm very sorry to hear this. He was a good guy, and I hate to see him go. :(
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NoPasaran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 02:25 PM
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54. Damn
What a terrible shock.
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Technowitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 02:26 PM
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55. A sad day, for certain
Jeff will be missed by many.
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southpaw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 02:26 PM
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Sad, sad news...
healing thoughts to friends and family
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 02:26 PM
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56. OMG no!
He was one of my favorite DUers. Oh, this makes me so sad. Please tell his family how well loved he was. Is it okay to say why?
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greatauntoftriplets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 02:27 PM
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57. This is such a shock.
RIP Jeff.
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steve2470 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 02:27 PM
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58. so sorry to hear it Peggy
:hug:
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 02:40 PM
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77. Thank you, Steve for the much needed hug!
I am overwhelmed. Sitting here at my computer, crying etc...How do we recover from such an awful loss? I just don't know...



:cry:

:hug:
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steve2470 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 04:03 PM
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158. just keep crying and talking to us
one day it just fades away :hug:
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Ladyhawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-05 12:26 AM
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313. ((((((((((( CaliforniaPeggy )))))))))))
:hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug:
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-05 01:01 AM
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321. Blessings on you, Ladyhawk!
:hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: for you as well...
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RevolutionaryActs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 02:27 PM
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59. That's so sad!
My condolences to his family.

:cry:
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asthmaticeog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 02:28 PM
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60. That's awful news.
His 'toon roundups were a highlight of every DUer's week. And he was a nice guy, to boot. He will be missed. Condolences to his friends and family.
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rene moon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 02:29 PM
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61. RIP
You'll be missed
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lavenderdiva Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 02:30 PM
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62. I am so sorry to hear this news...
my sympathies and hugs go to his family and loved ones. May he rest in peace. :grouphug:
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calico1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 02:30 PM
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63. I am so sorry to hear this.
Very sad news. :cry:
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dr.strangelove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 02:30 PM
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64. Tears and sadness
Edited on Tue Apr-05-05 02:31 PM by dr.strangelove
I only had a few exchanges with him, but they were very enjoyable. I wish his family the best and will be thinking of them.
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Paradise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 02:31 PM
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65. Very sad news :( n/t
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cmf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 02:31 PM
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66. I am so sorry to hear this
Sad news indeed. RIP nostajm.
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bear425 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 02:33 PM
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67. Jeff will be greatly missed!
He always brightened up the place with his wit and humor. Rest in Peace Nostamj!
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SheWhoMustBeObeyed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 02:34 PM
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68. My deepest condolences to his family
...including his DU family. What a tragic loss. Rest in peace, nostamj.
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qanda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 02:36 PM
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69. Oh, good Lord...
I was hoping this wasn't real. RIP Nostamj! I will certainly miss you and the toons.
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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 02:36 PM
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70. No words
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Andy_Stephenson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 02:45 PM
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87. OMG I am bawling here
No words is right!
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Cassandra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 03:30 PM
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131. I'm remembering the evening we all had after the revue...
after enjoying his brilliant talent. I'm so sad.
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Andy_Stephenson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 03:56 PM
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153. Oh I know the sadness...
He was such a kind person. Brooks must be tore up over this.

I'm tore up over this.

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Ladyhawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-05 12:29 AM
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314. (((((((((((((((((((((( Andy ))))))))))))))))))))))))
Big hugs, Andy. It's good to see you posting, though. I think about you a lot. :hug:
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UdoKier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 02:37 PM
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71. R.I.P. nostamj
nt
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MissMillie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 02:37 PM
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72. A loss for DU, my condolences (n/t)
.
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Lone_Star_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 02:37 PM
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73. Oh no! This is so sad.
I'm so sorry for his family and everyone who was close to him. He had such a wit here on DU.
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 02:38 PM
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74. I am stunned....and sorry.
...and guilty feeling over one of our last exchanges. It's true what they say about telling people how much they mean to you while they're still around to hear it. :cry:
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Ladyhawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-05 12:37 AM
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315. MrsGrumpy, I nearly had the same thing happen to me.
I'm sure that Jeff didn't hold it against you personally.

I wrote him a PM to explain why I had behaved in a certain manner, didn't hear back from him, then worried he was angry with me. Here's a very short exchange between us:

>I hope you are just busy and not angry with me. I've sent
>you a few PMs lately and haven't received a response. I'm
>going to assume you're just very busy. :) OK?
>
>If you're angry with me, I'd like to make amends somehow.
>
>Thanks,
>
>LH


no No NO... not angry at all. just 'busy'

very sorry. i tried to do a 'boxer boxers' but, didn't like it, not yet. actually had 'real' work to focus on.

j

______________

MrsGrumpy, I'm sure if you asked him if he were angry with him, he would say, "no, No, NO...not angry at all." :) He was that kind of guy. So, don't feel badly. I'm sure he was OK with you. :hug:

In our dealings with one another, we all tend to behave as if life is eternal. It's not. People die. Our little minds have a hard time grasping the notion of someone no longer being there. I still feel like I could click on the PM icon next to "nostamj" and expect an answer.

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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-05 07:51 AM
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344. We always got along really well...
until the banning of a member here, and my defense of a good friend of mine. I really enjoyed nostamj's lyrics. He will be missed. :(
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Ladyhawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-05 06:30 PM
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380. (((((((((((((((((((((( MrsGrumpy )))))))))))))))))))))))
That whole incident was obviously upsetting for Jeff. I thought he was angry with me over something I wrote to him during that whole "banned member" thing. I was trying to explain why I felt the way I did and that I was sorry if I had upset him. I didn't want him angry with me because I really liked him. :)

Of course, he was a very busy fellow, but he assured me he wasn't angry. I'm sure he felt the same way about you. :) I don't think Jeff was the grudge-holding type. (I wish I could say the same for myself...sigh.)
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tjdee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 02:38 PM
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75. Oh no.
Not again...rest in peace, Jeff.

My thoughts are with his family.

Geez.
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 02:39 PM
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76. ...
:cry:

Rest in peace, Jeff... you'll be so missed.
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Beaverhausen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 02:40 PM
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78. Oh no. I can't believe it
:cry:
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Spider Jerusalem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 02:41 PM
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79. Sad news...
he'll be missed.
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AnneD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 02:41 PM
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80. how sad
I always enjoyed his posts...My condolences to the family.
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Kathy in Cambridge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 02:42 PM
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81. Oh No! He will be sorely missed...
:cry: He contributed so much to DU, and I always looked forward to hearing him call in from brooklyn on the Guy James show.

My condolences to his friends and family...
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mark414 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 02:42 PM
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82. ya made us proud bro
you'll be missed
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Enraged_Ape Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 02:43 PM
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83. My condolences to all his family and friends
I am so sorry to hear about this.

It is not that the good die young; it is only that we miss them more.
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 03:24 PM
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128. What a graceful and lovely sentiment: "it is only that we miss them
more." How very true. Thank you for saying it. It helps me, and all who read it.

:hug:
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johnnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 02:43 PM
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84. Sad news
I hope this is OK to do. I found this in the archive. This was nostamj's post on Will Pitts tribute to khephra. Please excuse me if you think that this was wrong to post.
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

It is a poem I believe that nostamj wrote, and I find it fitting right now:

We are shocked by the suddenness.

Can I boil today's rice
With more joy,
Respecting that it may be
The last bowl?

Most of us will not be warned
Before we are swept out
Of this life.

Will we hold to hope
And spit the bitter out?

That's the daily test.

Most of us will not be warned.
We should not be shocked by the suddenness.

Warning or challenge,
We should not be shocked.

January 8, 2005
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yewberry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 02:53 PM
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101. Not inappropriate in the least.
I appreciated finding it here. Thanks, johnnie.

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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 03:09 PM
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117. My dear johnnie,
This is the best tribute you could post for Jeff. It is VERY appropriate, IMHO. He certainly speaks for us again today. How ironic it is, too. Horrifyingly sad. Thank you so much for your huge contribution. It will help me heal, and I'm sure, many others as well. I hope it will also help you.

:hug:
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paula777 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 03:43 PM
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143. Beautiful poem... very prophetic.
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Ladyhawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-05 12:41 AM
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316. Thanks johnnie.
Of course someone like Jeff had contemplated death very deeply. It's like he's speaking to us, reminding us that death is inevitable and usually unexpected. He knew that. Why is it so hard to wrap one's mind around the concept?
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Guaranteed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 02:43 PM
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85. See ya on the other side, Nostamj.
I'll keep the 'toons kicked for ya till then.

:hug:
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Andy_Stephenson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 02:44 PM
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86. OMG more bad news today
I can't stand it.

I adored Jeff. He was a good friend...
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 02:48 PM
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93. Hey, Andy *big hugs* Been thinking about you lately.
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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 03:00 PM
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105. .
:hug: :hug:
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juajen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 08:25 PM
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257. I didn't know him, Andy; but, I never missed one of his threads.
I will so miss him. You keep on keeping on. We are all sending the best thoughts we can to you, and then, this. What a terrible loss to DU; but it must be horrific for his friends and loved ones.

We will miss you, Nostamj
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silverweb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 02:46 PM
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88. So sad!
I always looked forward to reading his posts and loved his toons collections. His personal website was one of the few I had bookmarked and enjoyed checking periodically.

Heartfelt condolences to his family and all the other DUers who will miss him.

:cry:
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swag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 02:46 PM
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89. Very sad
A very bright light has gone out.
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ronnykmarshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 02:47 PM
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90. Oh my god!
This is awful.

RIP Jeff
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BigMcLargehuge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 02:47 PM
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91. very sad news
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Junkdrawer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 02:48 PM
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92. RIP. Jeff...
:cry:
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UCLA Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 02:49 PM
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94. So sorry to hear. Peace and prayers to his family.
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sinkingfeeling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 02:49 PM
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95. Such terrible news. I loved his 'toons'. Jeff will be missed by all.
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SCRUBDASHRUB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 02:53 PM
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102. G-d rest his soul. :(
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ewagner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 02:51 PM
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96. Damn!
Just damn, damn damn....

A shining talent
lost to us
far too soon

RIP Nostamj :cry:
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LynzM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 02:52 PM
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97. I don't know what to say....
I had the chance to meet him and see the show in NYC last year... a great, funny, and truly inspired mind. He will certainly be missed :cry:
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Duncan Grant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 02:52 PM
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98. I am so sad to hear this.
Deepest sympathies to his friends and family. :cry:
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flygal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 02:53 PM
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99. I'm so sad to hear this
I'm sorry for those who knew him personally and are grieving - his posts were wonderful. Damn - what a loss for us all!!
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proud patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 02:55 PM
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103. NOoooooooooooooo!
:cry: Darnit
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skygazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 02:57 PM
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104. Oh, no. How terribly sad.
Another Du'er gone too soon. :cry: My sympathy to his friends and family.
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derby378 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 03:00 PM
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106. We'll miss you, nostamj
Rest in peace.
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Amaya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 03:01 PM
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107. So sad!
damn :( :( :(

Rest in peace, Jeff.
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SarahB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 03:02 PM
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108. My condolences to his family.
He will be missed. :(
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Coventina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 03:03 PM
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109. I am deeply saddened. He was a great person.
Wow. I can't believe it.

My personal memory of him is that he helped me with a paper I had to write for one of my classes. It was March of 2003, just before we attacked Iraq.

RIP.

My deepest condolences to his friends and family.
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 03:04 PM
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110. Damn...
I was just going to pester him for the toon thread. What a terrible shock. Please post if you get anymore details about what took him from us so suddenly.

Has anyone collected the parodies he posted here?

Sincere condolences to his family and particular friends.
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6000eliot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 03:04 PM
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111. I hope Jeff was aware of how much joy, comfort, and hope
he brought to so many here on DU. His toons helped me through some of the darkest days after the last election. RIP Jeff.
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NoSheep Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 03:04 PM
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112. This is so very sad. In the blink of an eye. RIP Nostamj.
:grouphug:
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Lex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 03:04 PM
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113. Oh sweet Jesus. No!
That is terrible news.

First Kef, now nostamj. :cry:


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VelmaD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 03:05 PM
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114. how awful
I hope someone will pass along all out condolences to his family. He'll be missed around here.
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Taxloss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 03:07 PM
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115. Oh, no, that's awful.
His collections were wonderful, a real pleasure. I'm so sorry.
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democrank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 03:08 PM
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116. So sad.
Peace, Nostamj.
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ProgressiveFool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 03:10 PM
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118. RIP
He'll be missed :(
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demwing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 03:11 PM
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119. Nostamj Links
Edited on Tue Apr-05-05 03:23 PM by demwing
As a service to fellow DUers...

Goodbye nostamj. Wherever you are, there isn't a George W. Bush fucking things up.
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demwing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 03:18 PM
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123. A critical look at Nostamj's "Question W Review"
Edited on Tue Apr-05-05 03:29 PM by demwing
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demwing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 03:21 PM
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125. His Blog
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demwing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 03:22 PM
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127. Nostamj's last DU thread
Edited on Tue Apr-05-05 03:24 PM by demwing
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 04:23 PM
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170. link is cut off - won't work
thanks for posting these
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Bossy Monkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 06:05 PM
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212. I think this should be it
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
So sad that when he said "horrible flu" he wasn't exaggerating.
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Ladyhawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-05 12:47 AM
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317. I wanted to reach across time and reply. :(
Why won't the concept of "death" sink in? :cry:
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demwing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 03:28 PM
Original message
Jeff Matson's Website
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loro mi dicevano Donating Member (265 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 03:11 PM
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120. Oh no. I never had a chance to talk to him, but I always enjoyed reading
his posts. It's so sad. :hug:
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Bossy Monkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 03:12 PM
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121. A fine funny man. He made all the right friends and all the right enemies.
There is no greater tribute than that.
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xultar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 03:13 PM
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122. I was wondering where he was! OMG I'm so SAD!!!!!!
:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
:cry: :cry: :cry:
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MissB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 03:20 PM
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124. Rest in peace, Nostamj
:cry:
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Beaverhausen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 03:21 PM
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126. from his blog- "You're Full of Shit, Tom Delay"
TOM DELAY
(To the tune of "Tom Dooley" with the usual apologies!)

YOU'RE FULL OF SHIT, TOM DELAY
YOU'RE FULL OF SHIT AND LIES
YOU'RE FULL OF SHIT, TOM DELAY
BUG BOY DESERVES TO FRY.

TOMMY'S UNFAZED BY ETHICS
HE'S ABOVE ALL THAT
WE'LL JUST RE-WRITE THOSE ETHICS
AND HE'S A SWEET POLECAT

YOU'RE FULL OF SHIT, TOM DELAY
YOU'RE FULL OF SHIT AND SLEAZE
YOU'RE FULL OF SHIT, TOM DELAY
DELAY, JUST SHUT UP, PLEASE!

YOU CANNOT DENY IT
HEARD YOU ON TV
PROVED YOUR WERE QUITE UNFIT
THE PRINCE OF LUNACY

YOU'RE FULL OF SHIT, TOM DELAY
YOU'RE FULL OF SHIT, YOU STINK!
YOU'RE FULL OF SHIT, TOM DELAY
AND WHO CARES WHAT YOU THINK?!

ON SCHIAVO'S CORPSE YOU'LL
FEED ON LIKE A ROACH
BUT THE MAIN STREAM MEDIA
KNOWS YOU'RE BEYOND REPROACH

YOU'RE FULL OF SHIT, TOM DELAY
YOU'RE FULL OF SHIT AND LIES
YOU'RE FULL OF SHIT, TOM DELAY
BUG BOY DESERVES TO FRY.

http://progressiveblogs.org/index.php?blog=5
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murielm99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-05 08:14 AM
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347. He posted that here.
I commented to him about how it had made me laugh out loud.

He posted a nice reply. He was such a gentleman, and wit. He will be missed.

RIP

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deutsey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 03:25 PM
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129. Aw, damn
RIP. :evilfrown:
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ClintonTyree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 03:28 PM
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130. My condolences to his family....
and friends. We lose yet another brother. ;(
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Borgnine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 03:31 PM
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132. Oh no!
I didn't know him personally, but his semi-daily political cartoon roundups helped me stay sane during the build-up to the Iraqi war.

Damnit. Billy Joel was right. Only the good die young.
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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 03:32 PM
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133. Oh, wow, nostamj !
I can't believe it. The TOON threads were always a favorite.

Sad day. Condolences to friends and family. :(
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Terran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 03:32 PM
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134. Damn
My condolences to his family. I really only knew him from the cartoon posts, but he will be very badly missed here.

Dirk
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Window Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 03:33 PM
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135. Too sad for words.
Rest in peace Nostamj.
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JohnnyCougar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 03:34 PM
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136. What happened to him? How old was he?
Grrrr....this just doesn't seem fair!

I'm sorry to his family and friends.

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Bossy Monkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 10:22 PM
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293. Rare blood disease; 49, respectively. See here:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
Or rather the link contained therein, but I wanted to give slutticus the credit. If the Link function didn't work (I've never tried it before) just look up on this thread for a post by slutticus.
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Jack Rabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 03:37 PM
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138. Nostramj, this one's for you, guy



Steve Bell in the Guardian Unlimited

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NC_Nurse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 03:37 PM
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139. Damn! How awful!
I loved his posts and his toon threads....I'm so sorry to hear he's gone....

RIP, Nostamj.
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Ladyhawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 03:39 PM
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140. Oh no...oh shit!!!!! I really liked Jeff a lot!!!! SHIT!!!!
:cry:

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FunkyLeprechaun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 03:41 PM
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141. I know...
that I haven't been here long but I've always looked forward to nostamj's toons even before I signed up for a DU sn. That and the Top Ten were my highlights of the week. Nostamj was the reason I signed up.

RIP nostamj, I didn't know you that well but you sounded like a great guy. I will miss your toons.


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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 03:53 PM
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150. Dear Zenzic, I always like to welcome the new DU'ers.
I am sorry that this very sad occasion is the reason I'm aware of you! I wish it had been something way more joyful. But anyhow, WELCOME TO DU! This is the best community, and you are seeing it at it's very best right now, coming together to support each other in thiis awful grief.

:hi:

:hug:
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DinahMoeHum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 03:41 PM
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142. Rest in peace, Jeff Matson (aka Nostamj)
O8)
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Red State Rebel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 03:43 PM
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144. Too sad for words....rest in peace, Jeff
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Lavender Brown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 03:46 PM
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146. I wish I had been able to meet him
To all his friends and his family - :hug:
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CAcyclist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 03:48 PM
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147. Oh no! I am so sorry!
:grouphug:
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slutticus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 03:49 PM
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148. R.I.P. nostamj
Edited on Tue Apr-05-05 03:53 PM by slutticus
:(

I found this story about it on Google.

http://www.svhamstra.com/SadNews2005Matson.shtml

<snip>In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the National Necrotizing Fasciitis Foundation, (NNFF,) 2731 Porter SW, Grand Rapids, MI, 49509.<snip>
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JitterbugPerfume Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 04:09 PM
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162. such a sweet and funny man
he will b missed
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TXlib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 08:04 PM
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246. Man, what a horrible way to go.
That is very sad.
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myrna minx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 03:53 PM
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149. We will miss you Jeff.
May you rest in peace. :cry:
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 03:55 PM
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152. Very sad
:cry:
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nothingshocksmeanymore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 03:58 PM
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154. What a loss!
RIP Nostamj..
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smirkymonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 03:59 PM
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155. How shocking and sad!
Another DU institution to mourn. This news always hits me like a punch in the stomach - even though you have never really met the person, you feel like you know them just by their presence on DU.

:cry:
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Maestro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 04:00 PM
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156. Horrible news
My thoughts are with his family and friends.
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RAF Donating Member (231 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 04:04 PM
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159. Rest in Peace nostamj
I always looked forward to his comic strip postings as I lurked. May you rest in peace and God Bless.
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Lone Pawn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 04:09 PM
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163. Welcome to DU, though I wish it could be said under happier circumstances.
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RAF Donating Member (231 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 04:14 PM
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165. Thank You and
and I wish also it was under better circumstances. Sad indeed. :-(
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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 04:07 PM
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160. To his family: I'm so sorry for your great loss, and for ours here...
among the DU community.
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Lars39 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 04:08 PM
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161. ~
:cry: He was so kind and talented. He will be greatly missed. :(
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lateo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 04:12 PM
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164. Whaaaaaat?
No fucking way...

So sad.
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undergroundrailroad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 04:17 PM
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166. My deepest condolences to the family, friends and acquaintances of
Nostamj. I have so many memories of Nostamj and he made many contributions to DU.

I will miss him very much.

Undergroundrailroad :cry:
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fob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 04:18 PM
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167. Damn. Just. Damn.
Rest in Peace.

I posted an idea for a bumpersticker just a week or 2 ago and he not only replied but made it up and put it in his cafepress store before I got a chance to even thank him for making it in the first place! I gave away 2 but still haven't got around to what I'm gonna do with the other 3 I bought. I can't believe it. I hope it wasn't a painful experience.


Damn.
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Ladyhawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-05 12:53 AM
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320. He was great about using others' ideas...seemed like a team player.
I kept threatening to buy some of his stuff and never did. :( Money has been so tight.
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Donailin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 04:21 PM
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168. holy crap.
dammit. very sorry to hear this.
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lancdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 04:22 PM
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169. That's horribly tragic news
I loved nostamj's posts. My condolences to his family. :cry:
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donheld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 04:23 PM
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171. I'm very sorry to hear this
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peacefreak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 04:23 PM
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172. This is so sad.
Thank you Jeff, we all benefited from your humor, insightfulness & kindness. Rest well. You will be missed.
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tishaLA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 04:25 PM
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173. I'm so sorry to hear this
((((nostramj))))
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Maeve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 04:29 PM
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174. Another kick for nostamj
I have been kicking his threads for so long...I am truly saddened to be doing so for a last time. :cry:
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Dyedinthewoolliberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 04:39 PM
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175. I am going to miss his contributions to this forum
and his collections of cartoons. This is shocking and shows us the fragility of life........ :(
May you rest in Peace, Nost
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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 04:39 PM
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176. This is too sad: first Khephra, now nostamj
:cry:

My condolences to his family and friends.
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ps1074 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 04:44 PM
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177. Very sad news
Condolences to his family and friends...

R.I.P. Nostamj
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THUNDER HANDS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 04:46 PM
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178. omg, that's horrible!
RIP man, I loved your toons. You will be sorely sorely missed. :(
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BlondieK143 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 04:47 PM
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179. That's so sad!!
Jeff will be so very missed!! Thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
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Junkdrawer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 04:53 PM
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180. nostamj, Thanks for the Memories...
maybe the 'blackest' humor I've written. but, this is NOT NOT NOT NOT NOT about the abused prisoners! it is about the RW apologists (like Rush, Hannity and *almost* all repukes) who have tried to happy talk this atrocity away. it is meant to ridicule the 'bad apples' and 'blowing off steam' and 'frat pranks' outrages.

on the Guy James Show today, we talked about whether this 'issue' could be used in my revue. I said I didn't think I could make it "sing" and Guy offered, off-hand "Thanks for the sodomy" and I took it from there.

again, this is about outrage not ridicule. hope you 'get' it. (and no, I don't plan to use it in the show)


THE ABU GHRAIB FAMILY SINGERS PRESENT:
"Our Favorite American Songs"

THANKS FOR THE SODOMY
(To the tune of Thanks For The Memory)

THANKS FOR THE SODOMY
WHILE WE WERE COLD AND WET
YOU HAD A CIGARETTE.
THE INTERNET
WILL NOT FORGET
THE PRESIDENTS REGRET
WE THANK YOU, SO MUCH

AND THANKS FOR THE BROOMSTICK PROBE
YOU MADE US FIRST DISROBE,
WEVE BEEN SEEN ROUND THE GLOBE
WE THOUGHT HOODS AND ELECTRODES
SURE MADE A CHIC WARDROBE
HOW CLASSY, YOU WERE

WHILE YOU ABUSED EACH TABOO
WE WERE AFRAID FOR OUR LIVES
NOW YOU CAN GIVE RUSH YOUR HIGH-FIVES
NOTHING MEAN, JUST BLOWING OFF STEAM

AND THANKS, FOR THE PHOTO OP
OF STANDING ON A BOX
WHILE YOU POINTED AT OUR COCKS
WE WERENT DEFILED BY PIGGY PILES
BECAUSE YOUR SMILES INSIST
IT WAS JUST FRAT PRANKS

THANKS FOR MY NEW NIGHTMARES
ALTHOUGH SADDAM HUSSEIN
SEEMED TO BE INSANE
YOUR "LIBERTY"
IS NEW TO ME
I WISH YOU WOULD EXPLAIN
HOW LUCKY WE ARE



http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

God's speed, Jeff... :cry:
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nonconformist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 04:54 PM
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181. I'm in shock
Nostamj was a great guy. :(
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Auntie Bush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 05:01 PM
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182.  Bless you and your family Jeff.
An awful lot of people are going to miss you. R.I.P.
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mcscajun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 05:01 PM
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183. Damn, damn, damn...
I'm in shock. I didn't know him personally, but in the few months I've been here, I'd gotten used to seeing him around here and I enjoyed his posts.

A very talented man, taken far too soon. :cry:

RIP, Jeff.

:grouphug: to all who knew him
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scarletwoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 05:01 PM
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184. Oh, what sad and terrible news...
:cry:

After years on DU, you come to *know* people -- people you may never meet in person, but who are completely REAL to you, nevertheless.

Jeff, nostamj, was one of the standout presences on DU; he was, just like Kephra, one of the people who truly had a major hand in making DU the special place that it is.

This is heartbreaking news, just heartbreaking...

sw
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brainshrub Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 05:03 PM
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185. I liked his posts.
I'll miss him.
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 05:04 PM
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186. Me too.
His contribution is irreplaceable.
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wryter2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 05:06 PM
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187. So tragic
I posted on the other thread. But I might as well add my condolences here, too. What a loss for all of us.
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StaggerLee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 05:06 PM
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188. There is a light that never goes out
You will be missed but never forgotten.

-Mourning in East Lansing-
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Loki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 05:15 PM
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190. Oh my
I so looked forward to his posting of the cartoons of the week. I have many of them saved on my computer. To his family, I wish you comfort in this time of extreme sadness and loss. Words fail me right now, I'm just so sorry.


Peace+

Lee
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July Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 05:15 PM
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191. I am so sorry to hear this.
We will remember him and his great talent.

My condolences to Jeff Matson's family.
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antigone382 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 05:18 PM
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192. No!
How horrible for his family!

What will we do without him?

First the king of LBN, now the king of GD...it's just too much.

Rest in peace, Nostamj.
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The Doctor. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 05:21 PM
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193. I was a little concerned when There was no roundup...
but I didn't expect this.

He will be missed.
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hunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 05:25 PM
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194. AAAAAARRRRRRGGGHHH!
Primal scream.
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Alpharetta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 05:35 PM
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195. That is just the worst news
He had just started a side project to do a logo for my company. He had some brilliant ideas.

I am SO bummed.

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Old and In the Way Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 05:35 PM
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196. A talented guy and a class act.......
The DU will be a lesser place without your presence....RIP my unknown friend.
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 05:37 PM
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198. Just terrible news.
I feel so badly for his family. My thoughts are with them at this difficult time.

He will be missed. :cry: :hug:
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bobthedrummer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 05:40 PM
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199. Rest in eternal Peace, Jeff.
O8)
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peekaloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 05:41 PM
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200. Very depressing news. RIP Jeff Matson.
I really enjoyed his song parodies. He will be missed.

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Deb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 05:41 PM
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201. Heartbreaking, utterly heartbreaking news
My condolences to his family and friends. He will be missed.
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Kindigger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 05:55 PM
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209. Condolences to his family, friends, and all at DU
:(
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kohodog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 05:47 PM
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202. A very very sad moment.
His toons were always a brught spot, and his posts were great too.

He was one of the good ones and will be sorely missed.
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masshole Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 05:48 PM
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203. shitty news
I enjoyed his posts immensely, and I bought some great items from his cafe press site.
He won't be forgotten.

shit shit shit ;(
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bloom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 05:48 PM
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204. I am shocked.
My condolences to his family.

:cry:
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WillyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 05:48 PM
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205. God Dammit !!!
:wtf:

Man...

Rest In Peace, Jeff.

:cry:


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Plaid Adder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 05:51 PM
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206. SHIT! NO!!!!
That's...that's...that's just awful. Poor nostamj!

I will go read the thread before I ask a bunch of stupid questions, but...SHIT!!!

Condolences to everyone who knew Jeff better than I did,

The Plaid Adder
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Turn CO Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 05:52 PM
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207. My condolences to his friends, family & the DU community. nt
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tibbir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 05:55 PM
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208. Gosh, I'm so sorry for his family and all of us.
I really looked forward to his roundups.
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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 06:01 PM
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210. Damn. Not another one.
This just sucks...

:cry:

For Jeff:



RL
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Dudley_DUright Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 06:04 PM
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211. A great loss to our DU family
Not only was Jeff a passionate voice for progressive causes, he was a talented lyricist and a collector of political cartoons with themes that never failed to hit the mark (usually Bush). Also for those Guy James Show fans out there, Jeff was affectionately known as the "New York Bureau" for his many funny and informative calls to the show. He and Guy would get going on some great impromptu riffs. He was by far my favorite caller to the show. He will be missed greatly. :cry:
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matt819 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 06:08 PM
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213. This is getting out of hand
nostamj's contributions have been fantastic. As far as I can tell, no one else has shown his dedication in getting the message out to all of us via his collection of toons.

Condolences to his family and friends. Another tremendous loss for this virtual community.
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Tektonik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 06:10 PM
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214. RIP
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LiberalCompassionate Donating Member (112 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 06:10 PM
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215. Damn
I often looked forward to his toons. He will be sorely missed. It seems that people of good heart are the first to go,...I am so saddened by this terrible news. :cry:
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Plaid Adder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 06:24 PM
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216. Does anyone have a link to the DU poetry slam from 2 years ago?
Jeff wrote some really nice poems for that and I can't remember now where it went. I think Uly archived it but I don't know where. Anyone?

This is just awful. I remember when we were corresponding about the poetry slam I said something about how he was 'so much more than just cartoons.' He liked that. I know he will always be remembered here for the toons threads, and he should be; I always went to those first when I saw them come up. But he was also just a good writer, a creative spirit and someone who was never afraid to go after his dreams. He had a kind of courage that way that I really don't have, and which I always admired.

My heart goes out to everyone who knew him in person. I will miss him a lot.

Damn, damn, damn, damn, damn,

The Plaid Adder
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Bossy Monkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 08:16 PM
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253. Aren't bloggers great?
Edited on Tue Apr-05-05 08:24 PM by undisclosedlocation
The Google search didn't get the thread itself, but did get this:
http://www.newtonsbaby.com/dupoets / (and if it isn't actually a blog, don't sue me)
which yields the link to the thread:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/cgi-bin/duforum/du...

I'll ask somebody with a better ear for rhythm to select which of nostamj's contributions to that thread would be appropriate for this thread.

Edit: I guess newtonsbaby IS Uly; it's a trifle confusing. Anyway, the first link appears to feature all the poems from the thread (even seventhson's).
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no name no slogan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 06:31 PM
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217. Oh man...
Damn, that's a shame. I only talked to him a couple times, but as Yogi Berra would say, "his reputation preceded him".

So long Jeff ;(
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Ivory_Tower Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 06:42 PM
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218. What? Jeez, that's terrible...
I don't usually post anymore, but I had to add my condolences and thoughts. Jeff's ?W idea was such fun, and he was the one DUer who most appreciated the photoshops I did that incorporated the ?W concept. (Sadly, it appears the ?W website is gone now.)

Man, his TOONS roundup will be sorely missed. It was the main thing that could make me smile each week after days of rotten news.

I miss him already.

Damn.
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Historic NY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 06:51 PM
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219. I am very sad and will miss his cartoon postings.............
I always looked forward to finding just the right one to burn my Repuke friends with. He amazed me with all the ones he gathered.

RIP......
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Catt03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 06:52 PM
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220. So sorry to hear this
didn't correspond with him but got to know the name and check out his posts.

Condolences to all who knew him
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flamingyouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 06:54 PM
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221. I am very sorry to hear this
Gone much too soon.

Rest in peace, Jeff. You will be missed. :(
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Ann Arbor Dem Donating Member (900 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 06:56 PM
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222. Damn Damn Damn
I can't believe it. Jeff was one of the most compassionate and generous people I've ever known.

RIP Jeff

:cry:
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David K. Donating Member (58 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 07:05 PM
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223. See Jeff's picture here...
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jdj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 09:20 PM
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270. that's the first thing I thought of, cafe press.
even before the toons, which I enjoyed immensely.

RIP Jeff.

this sucks.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 07:07 PM
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224. First Khephra ..now
Jeff..this so heartbreaking! Rest In Peace, Jeff Matson..you will be so missed O8) O8)
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winga222 Donating Member (298 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 07:11 PM
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225. So sorry to hear
I loved his posts - toons and others. I hope when they're ready perhaps his family can get comfort from the amazing outpouring at DU. The best that any of us can hope for is that we make a difference and he did.

Very sad. :cry:
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baldguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 07:14 PM
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226. shit.
bon voyage, Jeff. Say hi to Karol for us.
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dolo amber Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 07:16 PM
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227. Unbelievably sad
My best to those who loved him...present company included. :cry:
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slor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 07:22 PM
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228. Rest in Peace Bro!
My prayers go out to his family and friends.
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ultraist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 07:23 PM
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229. Oh...how...sad...
My condolences to his family and friends, including all who loved him here at DU.

I've just been here a few months, but new of his posts. He sounds like he was a wonderful, talented and creative person. And only 49... :cry:
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 07:23 PM
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230. How tragic
I really enjoyed his toons threads and his song lyrics.

He will be missed.
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donheld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 07:26 PM
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231. Fragile - Sting
If blood will flow when fresh and steel are one
Drying in the colour of the evening sun
Tomorrow's rain will wash the stains away
But something in our minds will always stay
Perhaps this final act was meant
To clinch a lifetime's argument
That nothing comes from violence and nothing ever could
For all those born beneath an angry star
Lest we forget how fragile we are

On and on the rain will fall
Like tears from a star like tears from a star
On and on the rain will say
How fragile we are how fragile we are

On and on the rain will fall
Like tears from a star like tears from a star
On and on the rain will say
How fragile we are how fragile we are
How fragile we are how fragile we are

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eyesroll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 07:27 PM
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232. RIP Jeff...
He helped with the DU Congressional campaigns last year...he will be missed.

My deepest condolences to the family.
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Bake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 07:30 PM
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233. RIP, nostamj. Terrible news.
I never met Jeff, but I appreciated his contributions here. He will be missed.

A big :kick: for the TOONS man. And of course, he was MORE than that!

Bake
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Wapsie B Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 07:30 PM
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234. RIP Jeff.
See you on the other side.
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latebloomer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 07:32 PM
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235. I can't believe it
What a horrible loss. I am so sad.

Treasure every day, and the ones you love, for our time here is so brief.
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Tom Yossarian Joad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 07:36 PM
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236. God damn it
god damn it,
god damn it.

We had typed back and forth many times. We were Kindred spirits and I will truly miss him.

Peace and condolences to all those who grieve.
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 07:38 PM
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237. Most Hawai'i cargo shipments will be honoring Jeff


actually "Matson" happens to be the name of the dominant shipping line here. About three-quarters of everything we need here (like cartoons and song parodies) comes on a Matson ship.

:cry:
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Straight Shooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 07:39 PM
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238. Oh, God. Another light in the heart of DU has gone out.
Jeff was one of the kindest, most compassionate people I've ever corresponded with. I loved his toons, his dedication to choosing and sharing them with us, and always kicked 'em just because he asked us to.

Farewell, sweet prince of wisdom and laughter. You taught us well.

:cry:
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newsguyatl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 07:43 PM
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239. i'm so saddened by this
nostamj was one of my very favorite du'ers...

i'll truly miss his posts and spirit around here.

rest in peace, my dear du friend

:-(
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Imalittleteapot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 07:45 PM
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240. Nostamj. So talented. So young.
I will miss his posts.
:cry:
:cry:
:cry:
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Dan-W Donating Member (383 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 07:45 PM
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241. My condolences to his family. He is missed in this heart already. n/t
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Not_Giving_Up Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 07:48 PM
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242. This is awful!
RIP Jeff.
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jaysunb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 07:51 PM
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243. RIP ......
You'll be sorely missed.
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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 08:03 PM
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244. Jeff Matson:
One of the best. I will miss him.

:cry:
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 08:03 PM
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245. I had so much hope that this would be a better year
I find the loss of Scott and Jeff unbearable. *sniff*
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mike_c Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 08:04 PM
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247. OMG-- that's terrible....
RIP Jeff. Nostamj was one of the folks who give DU it's special character. He'll be very sorely missed!
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Adams Wulff Donating Member (658 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 08:05 PM
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248. There are a few names on this board that make me smile...
...when i see them.
Jeff was one of them.

There are still more out there, I hope you don't mind if I cherish those who are still with us a little more than I usually do.

Jeff, Thanks for everything.

I'll miss you.

:cry:
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The Magistrate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 08:06 PM
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249. What Horrible News, Ma'am
He was a great fellow: a splendid ornament to the board, and wonderfully entertaining. It is a great loss. He will be hugely missed.
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stilpist Donating Member (335 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 08:13 PM
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250. Sincere condolences to those that knew and loved him.
I hope it comforts them a little that those of us who knew him only through his DU posts will miss him greatly also.

- stil
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bonito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 08:14 PM
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251. I didn't know him personaly
but, from these post, I know him now, he's still here, and more, now in each and every one of us. peace.
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stevedeshazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 08:15 PM
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252. Oh no, not now
RIP, nostamj.

That ain't right.

I'm really shocked.

:(
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CC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 08:19 PM
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254. I looked forward to
his toons. Though I never talked to him I will miss him from his toons and post. My sympathies to his family, friends and the rest of us on DU that will miss him.



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YellowRubberDuckie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 08:21 PM
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255. That's awful...I'm so sorry...
My Condolences to anyone who was close to or knew him.
Duckie
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 08:21 PM
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256. I didn't know him, but my condolences to those who knew and loved him.
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mdmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 08:39 PM
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258. It is amazing how close we can become on line
I got to see the question w revue over the summer. I always enjoyed the toon threads. I feel a great loss for a person that I never met.
I also feel a great strength as well. I feel empowered to become a memorable force here at du. I feel like taking up the fight, getting the message out. Creating. Picking up where Jeff left off.

peace and low stress,
:~)
,
,
,
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intheflow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 08:46 PM
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259. I lived for those toons!
I'm also a political cartoon junkie, and nostamj always found many I hadn't seen before. Those posts were one of the things that made me fall in love with DU. I'll miss you, Jeff! :cry:

My deepest condolences to his family!

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fluffernutter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 08:48 PM
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260. how heartbreaking. rest in peace, jeff.
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Magrittes Pipe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 08:49 PM
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261. He was a good man. He helped me.
That's all I have to say.
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Mikimouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 08:50 PM
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262. Rest in Peace, Jeff, you will not be soon forgotten...
:cry:
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Kat45 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 08:51 PM
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263. That's terrible. I'm sorry to hear that.
I enjoyed reading his posts. Another sad loss for DU.
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never cry wolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 08:57 PM
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264. damn...
damn... i didn't know him personally but his presence here on my favorite web site was huge...

deepest condolences to his family and friends...
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Sugarbleus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 08:58 PM
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265. I'm very sorry to hear this..
Wasn't he the one who posted all the terrific political cartoons?

Another bright light goes out, how sad.... RIP Jeff M.

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gardenista Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 09:00 PM
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266. Oh God. I just can't believe it.
I hope his work on the Question W Revue lives on.

Peace, brother.

You were one in a million.
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gardenista Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 09:07 PM
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267. From his blog: The poem about the tsunami
When he first posted this, I realized the depth of Matson's heart.

a four year old boy survives for two days in a tree following the Indian Ocean tsunami

Two days in a tree
This is not the world I knew.
I am four years old.

Where is the sea's smell?
Dead rats make a stink like that.
I am four years old.

I am four years old.
She always had time for me.
Tell her I'm not lost.

Two days in a tree
I thought I heard birds crying,
But heard friends crying.

Tell her I'm not lost
After two days in a tree,
Now, I'm in a bed.

I am four years old
And I can only tell them
The name I answer to.

I am four years old
Should I smile for the bright lights?
Do I have more tears?

Tell her I'm not lost
And surround me with cousins
While I'm in this bed.

It stinks, underneath.
Outside of the room, rats rot.
Where's the sea's smell?

Two days in a tree
This is not the world I knew.
I am four years old.
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lostnfound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 11:05 PM
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300. That one really touched me, too.
God rest his good heart in some place beautiful.
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TwilightZone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 09:12 PM
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268. Damn....
Too young and too soon. The DU community will miss you dearly, Mr. Matson.

O8)
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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 09:18 PM
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269. oh no oh no oh SHIT
oh no

crap

Jeff you will be sorely missed

this sucks

:cry:
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SalmonChantedEvening Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 09:22 PM
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271. RIP
His weekly cartoon postings are one of main reasons I come to DU.

Reading these loving tributes and heartfelt condolences shows his work here, in politics, and in the theater moved people and endeared him to so many.

Thank you and goodbye nostamj....
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Sydnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 09:29 PM
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272. I can't believe this has happened
Jeff,

Your cartoons and your posts got me through times when I didn't think I could stand it one more minute. You always knew how to put the "spin" on it to make it bearable. I often thanked you, but not often enough for you to know just how deeply you touched me, without even trying.

I saved many of your best finds. I saved the link to your site for those times when I needed a refill inbetween your weekly posts of toons. You will never know just how much those "islands" helped me to cope.

Thank you Jeff. Thank you for sharing so much of yourself and asking so little in return. I will miss you more than I can express.

For Jeff's family, please know that he was very much loved by many here and will be missed beyond even his wildest dreams. Perhaps this poem (not one of Jeff's, sadly) will help to convey what I am feeling. My thoughts are with you and my graditute for sharing him with us is as well.

----
Miss Me -- But Let Me Go
Unknown

When I come to the end of the road
And the sun has set for me
I want no rites in a gloom-filled room.
Why cry for a soul set free?

Miss me a little--but not too long
And not with your head bowed low.
Remember the love that we once shared,
Miss me--but let me go.

For this is a journey that we all must take
And each must go alone.
It's all a part of the Master's plan,
A step on the road to home.

When you are lonely and sick of heart
Go to the friends we know
And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds.
Miss Me--But Let me Go!

-----

RIP dear Jeff. :loveya: :grouphug:

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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 09:35 PM
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275. Dear Sydnie,
Thank you for the wonderful poem. It surely expresses what many of us are feeling/thinking right now. It truly doesn't matter who wrote it; the feelings are right on...It's just that we'll have so much trouble letting go of him.

:grouphug:
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JohnnyRingo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 09:29 PM
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273. Sadly missed
He was one of the best.
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jakeplays Donating Member (6 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 09:31 PM
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274. Message from Jeff's brother in law
Dear CaliforniaPeggy and everyone else who has shared their wonderful thoughts and comments about Jeff:

I just joined DU in order to respond to your kind words about Jeff. He frequently discussed his on-line activities while visiting my family. Thank you very much for all that has been said tonight. I do not have the time to personally respond to everyone, but I know that this will be posted and circulated among all of his on-line friends at DU.

I am married to his sister Jenny and have had the pleasure of knowing Jeff for the past 18 years or so. He was a very passionate and caring man who loved his DU activities and spending time with my children, especially during the Holidays. We will miss his Santa letters to my kids and the late night gift wrapping at Christmas time. He was also a very talented writer and director as many of you already know. Much of his work can be seen on WWW.jeffreymatson.com if you're interested. I was completely impressed by his recent show--Question W--and very much looking forward to his next piece of work. He will be missed by all of us.

Thanks again for your kind words. Our family is doing as well as can be expected under the circumstances. Your kind words are being read by many family members right now so you are helping us get through the pain.

Enjoy the evening and keep up the good work.

Jim
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 09:41 PM
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279. Thank you so much, Jim,
for your very kind remarks. We are all in shock as you can see; I only hope that Jeff knew how much we all love him. He will be a positive force for good here on DU forever, and whereever people remember him. This loss will be felt for a very long time; I don't even know how we will recover. Such a shining bright light, someone said earlier. And how true.

All our deepest condolences to you and your family,

CaliforniaPeggy
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jakeplays Donating Member (6 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 09:52 PM
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281. thanks again
Thanks again for getting the word out. I only wish that it was news of another great show by Jeff and all of his talented friends in NYC than news of his passing.

It is amazing how much love and respect is out there for him. We knew that he touched many people in his life, but we did not realize how broad it was. I guess that is the power of the Internet.

I hope that you doing well. It has been a rough week for all of us.

Have a good evening.

Jim
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Sydnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 09:47 PM
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280. Thank you for posting Jim
Please let us know if there is anything that we can do for you.

And ... welcome to our great big DU family.

My thoughts are with you and your family. :hug:
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jakeplays Donating Member (6 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 09:58 PM
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284. you're welcome
Have a good night.
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Liberty Belle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 09:36 PM
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276. I'm so sorry to hear of this.
His wit and wisdom will be missed.
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Ferretherder Donating Member (991 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 09:36 PM
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277. First Keph, now nostamj...
...goddammit!...

...this truly sucks.


RIP, Jeff.
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Floogeldy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 09:38 PM
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278. I don't remember the poster
But he must have been a hell of a guy with all of this outpour.

Rest in peace, Jeff.

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rbnyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 09:54 PM
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282. I can't believe this!!
Man, he walked the WALK! This is too much. This is just a terrible loss. I'm overwhelmed. I just lost my cousin last night. She was 33. What the fuck is going on?
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Ladyhawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-05 01:17 AM
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322. That's what I'm thinking, too. WTF is going on?
We were supposed to have nostamj forever, right?
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cal04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 09:55 PM
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283.  You will be very much missed
Rest In Peace, Jeff
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Catshrink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 10:06 PM
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285. No! I am stunned.
I will miss him so much -- what a great and talented guy. I'll miss hearing from the "New York Bureau" on the Guy James Show.
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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 10:06 PM
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286. I am very sad to hear of nostamj's passing
He was one of the real oldtimers in this board.

My condolences to his sister and family. This is a very sad day indeed!

:(

Thank you for posting this, CaliforniaPeggy.
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 11:10 PM
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301. You are so welcome, IndianaGreen.
After I received the email this morning from his sister, I immediately came over to DU to see if I could find out anything. I was surprised to see that no-one had posted anything on it. So I thought I have to do this; everyone will want to know. And you know the rest. I never expected to get onto the Greatest Page; normally, I'd be thrilled to be there, but this time...I'd rather have forgone the honor. Just to keep Jeff among us. I am just NUMB.



:cry:
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AlFrankenFan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 10:09 PM
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287. omg....
I'm absolutely speechless. This is just...oh my god. RIP.

:cry:
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MrScorpio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 10:10 PM
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288. Rest in Peace Nostamj
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Feathered Fish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 10:10 PM
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289. Condolences
I didn't know him that much, but I sure got a kick out of those toons. He will be missed.
:grouphug:
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seeker4ever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 10:11 PM
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290. Rest in Peace friend.
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 10:14 PM
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291. I hope you are in a better place...you will be missed....
:cry:
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Jilly Beans Donating Member (334 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 10:18 PM
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292. I'm so sad about this. Jeff was our cartoon guy...
I remember a couple of weeks ago he said he wasn't feeling well. Never did I think I'd never read another post of his.

To his family, we share your pain, although we cannot feel the depth of your pain, because we did not know him personally. We did not share hugs and the kind of love families share.

But we loved him as a fellow DUer. As much as any of us can care for another, we loved your brother.

:cry:
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daveskilt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 10:25 PM
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294. shit
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sonias Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 10:27 PM
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295. So incredibly sad
I really loved his postings. Jeff you will be missed, but make sure you check in with Kephra, he'll show you the way.

Take care our dear departed brothers.
:cry:

Sonia
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Blue_Roses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 10:32 PM
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296. this is so sad
geeze..I don't know what to say

I loved his posts and always thought he was not only fun but always very fair in discussions...this is so sad. It's weird how even though you never meet someone on this board you feel like you know 'em... Geeze... :cry: I will miss him...

damn...
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NJCher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 10:43 PM
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297. I can hardly believe this
I was so shocked when I signed in today and saw the news. I am in a state of disbelief.

Nostamj and I exchanged thoughts on Photoshop and on getting new freelance business. This was after he left his job and was embarking on ?W.

I am so sad. Who would think, in this day and age of medical accomplishment, that one could pass away of such a thing.

What a sad, sad time for all of us here at DU.


Cher

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Gloria Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 10:51 PM
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298. A real shock...unbelievable.
Condolences to his family. It must be terrible for them.
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DulceDecorum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 10:55 PM
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299. Goodbye Jeff,
I will miss you.
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mvd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 11:15 PM
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302. Oh my - terribly sad news
RIP, Jeff. :-(
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slybacon9 Donating Member (848 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 11:25 PM
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303. just think
he knows the truth about everything now...

peace.
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NightOwwl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 11:26 PM
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304. I am so very, very sorry.
My heartfelt condolences go out to his family and friends.
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illini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 11:32 PM
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305. I read many of his post.
I cant say I always agreed but I can say I enjoyed all of them.

Later Man!

P.S. Jeff if you read this in the ethereal come back and haunt *.
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opiate69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 11:55 PM
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306. Damn. Rest in Peace, nostamj.
And my sincerest condolences to all of his friends and family, both here on DU, and "in the real world".
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IronLionZion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-05 11:56 PM
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307. damn, he was just on here the other day
Jeff always enlightened us with his wit and wisdom, here and on the show.

RIP Jeff aka nostamj

Check out Jeff's website:
http://www.jeffreymatson.com /




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NightOwwl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-05 02:41 AM
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326. Oh god.
He had so much talent and energy and goodwill. It hurts to look at it.
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progressivebydesign Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-05 12:01 AM
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308. Heartbreaking... Rest in Peace Nostamj - Jeff.
What a tragedy. I looked at his website and it seems so surreal that there is a button to email him. It's as though he's still out there with us in cyberspace. His toon collection was my #1 reason for sticking around DU. My condolences to his family and friends... what a loss.
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underseasurveyor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-05 12:08 AM
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309. Who didn't click on Jeff's Toon posts,
Who could pass up a DU "TOON" thread? Not too many I spoze.

This just isn't fair or right :-( Why is it the good ones leave us too soon :cry:

Jeff Matson RIP
:cry:Damn! :cry:
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kurtyboy Donating Member (968 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-05 12:17 AM
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310. Damn! damn! damn! damn! damn!......
I've been staring at this composition form for some time. I can't find words---

Blow my nose, take another sip of beer, and know that we are all connected, and we all suffer from the loss.

When I was younger, I thought that age would eventually provide more solace and understanding about loss.

It hasn't happened yet.

Go with goodness, grace, and joy, brother Matson. We hope to rejoin you when our time comes...
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cry baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-05 12:48 AM
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318. Goodbye and thank you, Jeff.
Thanks for your humor and intellect. Thanks for your insight. You will be missed here at DU and by your family and friends.
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malmapus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-05 12:49 AM
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319. Sad news

Thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends, loved ones. He really did touch alot of our lives.

Afriad I only knew him as the 'toon guy'. Always loved the toons he would collect and put together. Just last night at work I realized that hadn't seen them in a week or so.

Rest in peace Jeff.



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Lone_Wolf_Moderate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-05 01:19 AM
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323. I am sorry to hear that. My condolences.
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Catamount Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-05 02:31 AM
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324. I am shocked, saddened and somewhat suspicious.
Thank You CP for the difficult notification.
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VTMechEngr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-05 02:38 AM
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325. Damn. RIP NostamJ
I'm so sorry. I will indeed miss your great cartoon collections. May the next world bring you peace.
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Freebird12004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-05 03:44 AM
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327. I'm so sorry that he is gone.
My condolences to both you and his family.

:hug: He will be missed by all !
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baron j Donating Member (434 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-05 04:18 AM
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328. may he find his paradise..
:cry:
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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-05 05:12 AM
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329. So sudden! His username was one I always looked for...
:(
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GalleryGod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-05 05:14 AM
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330. VAYA CON DIOS, JEFF!
O8) Rest well, friend O8)
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Festivito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-05 05:15 AM
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331. Condolences to all of us. nt.
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HamstersFromHell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-05 05:16 AM
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332. Jeff, I hardly knew you, yet I did...
from your postings here. And who could resist your comics roundups?

May your God go with with you, and my sincere condolances to your family and friends.

Hammies/Doc
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Rhiannon12866 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-05 05:17 AM
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333. Oh, no. This is just so sad, what can I say?
;(
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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-05 05:47 AM
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334. How awfully terrible.
And terribly, terribly sad.

RIP Jeff.... you will be greatly missed. You added so much spark to these forums - and inspiration as you were kicking off the revue - and other avenues to successfully keep you out of going back to the corporate leashed in world (my words attempting to reflect your sentiments that I recall from a recent post/thread.)

Peace be with you, Jeff.
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RFKHumphreyObama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-05 06:33 AM
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335. My deepest and most profound thoughts, prayers, sympathies and condolences
are extended to all those who knew and loved Jeff. While it is true that I did not know Jeff personally, I do know that he profoundly moved, touched and influenced the lives of so many people on this forum and I can only presume that he did the same in the real world. I know that well all miss his presence and contributions immensely. He was one of those who made DU what it was today and that well never forget his contribution and his passion for what he believed in and I am profoundly thankful that we had the honor and privilege of having him play a part in our lives for what was altogether too short a period of time. The fact that he touched the lives of so many people around the nation and around the world through his time on this message board perhaps provides a great testament to his character and personality

To all who knew and loved Jeff, once again I offer my deepest and most profound thoughts, prayers, condolences and sympathies. Im so, so, so very deeply sorry. I will be thinking and praying for you in the days ahead
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jakeplays Donating Member (6 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-05 07:10 AM
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338. Thanks
Thank you for the kind words about Jeff. So many people have been saying such wonderful things about him since the news of his passing. Our family is doing pretty well given the circumstances. Your kind words have been helpful. We will be sharing your comments with family and friends this weekend along with everything else that has been posted to the original message.

Have a nice day.

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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-05 12:12 PM
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368. He was a good man and we will miss him.
:cry: He touched many of us, with his art, with his humor, with his passion and with his love.

:hug: Thank you for sharing with us. May your family find solace in knowing that he made many laugh, cry and glory in love and caring.

:grouphug: Our DU family has lost a valued member.

Rest in Peace Sweet Jeff! :hug:


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bunk76 Donating Member (867 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-05 06:39 AM
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336. R.I.P
Edited on Wed Apr-06-05 07:01 AM by bunk76
I Dont Wanna Grow Up.

When I'm lyin' in bed at night.
I dont wanna grow up
Nothing seems to turn out right
I dont wanna grow up
How do you move in a world of fog
That's always changing things
Makes me wish that I could be a dog
When I see the price that you pay
I dont wanna grow up
I dont ever wanna be that way
I dont wanna grow up....

Tom Waits/K.Brennan
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The White Tree Donating Member (630 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-05 06:43 AM
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337. I would like to add my condolences to everyone who knew him
and especially his family.

I loved his posts and looked forward to them. He will definately be missed.

I'm so sorry for you loss.

To the man - So Long and Thanks for all the Toons. :applause:
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fortyfeetunder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-05 07:12 AM
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339. Sigh.
I always looked forward to his TOONs they were my source of comic relief.

Here's a hug to DUers today in honor of Jeff!

:grouphug:
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russian33 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-05 07:35 AM
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340. Geez! Rest in peace!
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DeposeTheBoyKing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-05 07:37 AM
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341. Terrible news
This is very distressing. RIP, nostamj.
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NewJeffCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-05 07:46 AM
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342. I am so sorry
his username was one of the few that i consistently recognized in my limited time on DU. He will be missed. All of his friends and family have my thoughts and deepest sympathy.
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BlueEyedSon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-05 07:49 AM
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343. Bye Jeff, thanks for all the toons.... nt
:cry:
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ulysses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-05 07:54 AM
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345. DAMN.
Very sorry to hear that. RIP, Jeff. :(
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TreeHuggingLiberal Donating Member (142 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-05 07:58 AM
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346. Words cannot express the joy that Jeff brought to me through his posts...
even in the hardest of times, I would venture on DU and find his cartoon roundup to help me laugh my way through the pain. Jeff you will be greatly missed, but one can only hope he has moved from this current morbid plain onto another of true beauty.

Rest in peace dear Jeff.
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Jo March Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-05 08:15 AM
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348. Oh, this is so horrible
One of the last posts of his that I read was the one where he was coming out of a bit of a bad year.

I said something that I thought offended him and his reply was rather nice.

This is awful. I always looked forward to his 'toons review.

God bless him.
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ima_sinnic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-05 08:30 AM
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349. oh no, oh no, RIP nostamj
you will be missed . . . :cry:
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Sparkly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-05 09:14 AM
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350. I am SO sorry to hear this!!
Such a creative, sharp wit... Terribly sad news. :(
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Toucano Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-05 09:30 AM
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351. Farewell, Jeff
I will miss you. We are lucky to have known you.
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Mr. Jinx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-05 09:31 AM
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352. Farewell, Jeff.
Another loss to the DU community- I'll miss your wit and insight.
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Mari333 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-05 09:50 AM
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353. what? omg
Edited on Wed Apr-06-05 09:52 AM by Mari333
Im speechless. he did so much for me..my heart hurts now.
be at peace, my dear friend.
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Desertrose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-05 09:57 AM
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354. NOOOOOO!!!!!!!! NO.......
I am so sorry and blown away to hear this....damn damn damn.....


I was the last post to his last post!

I am so sad to find this news this morning...

Bless you Jeff, you will be missed by many.....I hope you are at peace and in a happy place.....I just don't know what to say.

You will be missed.
:hug:
DR
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connecticut yankee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-05 10:04 AM
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355. Terrible news
How sad for all of us and for Jeff's family. My deepest sympathies to them and to his companion.

He will be missed.

I always looked for and enjoyed his 'toon roundups. They were so enlightening.

:cry: :cry:
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OneBlueSky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-05 10:05 AM
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356. oh, wow . . . I just now found this thread, and I'm stunned . . .
I always looked forward to Jeff's posts . . . a great DU contributor who will be profoundly missed . . . RIP, Jeff . . .

so sad . . .
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ooglymoogly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-05 10:06 AM
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357. human kind is one less good person
using his talents to better mankind.....this world will miss you nostamj
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woofless Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-05 10:18 AM
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358. So sad.
Ever get a phone call from afar with the news a friend has passed? I did not know Jeff but he was my friend. Peace upon you Brother.
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Pithlet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-05 10:21 AM
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359. That is sad news
I can't believe it. We've lost another :cry:
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Pallas180 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-05 10:38 AM
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361. Wow.Unbelievable.Nostamj used to post with us astrologers in Meeting Roo
m. And we talked about his leaving his regular job and putting his art works on cups to sell at the republican and dem conventions -

it's inconceivable.. a nice guy.

Can someone find out what happened?
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jakeplays Donating Member (6 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-05 11:14 AM
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362. Strep B infection
Hi:

I am Jeff's brother in law. He passed away from a massive infection caused by the Strep B bacteria, known as Necrotizing Fasciitis. It took just over one week for this to happen. Per Jeff's wishes, we did not take any extraordinary measures since his resulting quality of life would not have been very good. He was a very independent man who would not react well to 24 hour nursing care. He would not have been able to Blog nor correspond with all of his DU friends on a regular basis.

Sorry to pass along the news, but it is probably helpful to know rather than guessing.

Have a nice day. We appreciate all of the kind comments that you and others are sharing with us. We will be passing along your condolences to other family members and friends this weekend when we get together to honor Jeff and celebrate his life.

Jim
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jus_the_facts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-05 11:50 AM
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365. Thank You for posting more about the circumstances Jim....
....he'll be missed...my heart goes out to ya'll.....may he rest in peace in knowing he'll live in all our memories as he touched us all here too with his wit and concern. :hug: :loveya:
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geniph Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-05 05:55 PM
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378. Dreadful news. My sincere condolences
to his family, friends, and loved ones. May his memory live on in all our hearts.
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mdmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 12:59 PM
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392. RIP
peace and low stress...
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Flaxbee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-05 10:35 AM
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360. This is terrible news
I didn't know him very well, but he was definitely one of those I remember very distinctly. I'm very sorry to hear this, and my condolences to his family and friends.
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MessiahRp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-05 11:35 AM
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363. Horrible news...
:cry:

This really sucks.

Any word on what he died from? :-(

Rp
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jus_the_facts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-05 11:44 AM
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364. Sigh.....my most heartfelt condolences....RIP Jeff....
Edited on Wed Apr-06-05 11:51 AM by jus_the_facts
...Do not stand at my grave and weep, I am not there, I do not sleep.

I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on the snow,
I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush,
Of quiet birds in circled flight;
I am the soft stars that shine at night.

Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there, I did not die.

-Author Unknown

:loveya:
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phoebe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-05 11:51 AM
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366. Really sorry to hear this - always made sure to look for his posts
whether cartoons or otherwise. He'll be a hard act to follow..

Best wishes to his family both at home and here at DU..he will be missed..
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Sweet Freedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-05 12:00 PM
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367. Thank you Jeff
for educating so many through humor. You will be fondly remembered and sorely missed.

My last kick for you: :kick:
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Nik Jam Donating Member (46 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-05 12:24 PM
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369. Aw, that's heartbreaking
I'm really saddened to hear that.

R.I.P.
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-05 12:25 PM
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370. "another man`s done gone"
condolences to his family and he will be missed around here...
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soleft Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-05 12:27 PM
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371. Just no. No, no, no. Heartsick
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kimchi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-05 12:28 PM
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372. Terrible terrible news.
Please send my condolences to his sister and family.

A great talent and genuinely nice person is gone. DU and the progressive movement will be lesser without his toons, wit, and creativity.
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Buns_of_Fire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-05 12:29 PM
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373. Vaya con Dios, Jeff.
You will be missed. My sincerest condolences to all... :cry:
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go west young man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-05 12:35 PM
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374. This is sad news...he will be missed.
He sounds like a really cool guy who obviously had a tremendous effect on those around him. My heart goes out to you and all who knew him. I think all of us here at DU want a better world with more peace, love, and understanding in it and Jeff seems like he was a DU'er who was willing to go that extra mile for the cause. God speed to Jeff. Peace.
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Crunchy Frog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-05 01:12 PM
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375. I'm just reading through this whole thread, and tearing up.
I literally can't imagine what this place will be like without his Toon threads, which were such an institution here. Looking at his various sites and seeing his artwork and his brilliant song parodies has been an eye opener. What an amazingly talented man.

I wish that I had known him on a personal level, but I still feel like I've lost someone important whom I knew and cared about.

I hope that wherever he is, he will still find some way of giving the Bushies hell.

RIP Jeff.
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Liberal Veteran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-05 02:29 PM
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376. I am truly saddened by this news....
My heart goes out to his family.
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cynthia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-05 03:22 PM
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377. this kind and talented man will be missed
I loved his toon threads.

They made me laugh when I thought things couldn't get much worse. I would recommend DU to my friends if only for the humor to keep us from becoming totally depressed. Jeff was an important part of that by posting his collection of toons each week.

"when I die, hallelujah, bye and bye, I'll fly away" Missing nostamj
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icymist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-05 06:19 PM
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379. Oh no! 49 is way too young!
Godspeed nostamj. I'll miss your cartoons.
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-05 07:00 PM
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381. This is such sad news! Jeff's humor and wit were an integral part of
DU. His toon thread was one of the highlights of the week.
Condolences to Jeff's family.
He will be missed.
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Iterate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-05 07:09 PM
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382. So sorry, the loss...
My condolences to his family and good friends. I hope he knew how he brightened the lives of people he never could have met.
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ornotna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-05 07:54 PM
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383. This is so sad
So sad. Rest in peace Jeff.
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montana_hazeleyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-05 08:09 PM
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384. I'm so sorry to hear this.
I first saw it in Plaid Adder's letter on home page.

Hugs for all his family and friends. And for us here at DU. I can't believe we've lost another wonderful DUer and so soon. :grouphug:
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bling bling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 01:42 AM
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389. Thanks for mentioning that.
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Blue Diadem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-05 08:17 PM
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385. Adding additional condolence thread link from GD
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...


RIP Jeff We will always remember you. Say hello to Keph for us.
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papau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-05 11:05 PM
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386. I was away when you posted this sad news - rest in peace Jeff
May the Lord bless you always.
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flyarm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 01:25 AM
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387. hos sad..he will truely be missed..may the
sweet angels care for him!!

god bless you jeff!

fly
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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 01:34 AM
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388. OMG...this is horrible news
he was one of my favorite posters here; wonderful wit and insightful posts. Quite a creative talent, too. He will be greatly missed. :cry:

Rest in Peace, Jeff
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Garbo 2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 02:25 AM
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390. I just learned of his passing tonight when I read this and other threads.
Such a shock. My condolences to his friends and family.

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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 10:51 AM
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391. Yeah, me, too. It's not yet 9am, Thursday, here in L.A.
Edited on Thu Apr-07-05 10:51 AM by calimary
I'm just learning about this now. I am SO sad.

I emailed him last year, asking when his Revue would come to L.A. because I wanted to go see it, but he answered that it was pretty much a fixture in his neck of the woods for the time being.

I'm SO sorry to hear about this.

I'm SO sorry to witness losing another good fighter.

I'm SO anguished to see that another bright, glittering creative light has been put out.

Maybe by now he's run into Khephra. Perhaps they're starting a DU enclave in heaven?

Thanks for sharing this, even though it's horrible news. Bless your heart. Bless his.
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Libby2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 09:49 PM
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393. Oh please NO
Not another one.

Rest in peace, you will be missed dearly.
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