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Wed Aug 28, 2013, 05:42 PM

An ode to Dookus/MonkeyFunk/RudyNJack

I haven't posted in a few months but I felt compelled to share the news that one of the DU originals who became a good IRL friend to me and many others has passed. He died suddenly this morning.

Some reading this will remember my friend as a shit-stirrer and he was. He was also ferociously hilarious, unendingly compassionate and incredibly wise. And I miss him. Remember the Laura Branigan wars? Or when he ran for pope? Or Veep? He always had such high goals.

To borrow some words of some friends I've shared this grief with today: You know how you meet someone in person once and you feel like you've known them forever? Sometimes once is all you get. Cherish that. Tell people that you like them. Or even that you love them. Tell them why you appreciate them as friends. It will save you regret later. Nobody likes regret.

So please join me, if you will, in toasting my friend. Our friend. I love you, Shawn. I am a better person for having known you.




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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Wed Aug 28, 2013, 05:44 PM

1. Very Sorry To Hear That, Ma'am

He was good people.

I miss him.

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Wed Aug 28, 2013, 05:44 PM

2. Oh no.

 

Thanks for letting us know.

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Wed Aug 28, 2013, 05:45 PM

3. RIP - nt

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Wed Aug 28, 2013, 05:46 PM

4. While I was never lucky enough to meet him in person, I felt like I knew Dookus as as friend

He has been missed....

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Wed Aug 28, 2013, 05:48 PM

5. RIP

 

I remember him. We had our disagreements, but he was a good person.

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Wed Aug 28, 2013, 05:48 PM

6. I remember him all...

 

Cross gently, Shawn.

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Wed Aug 28, 2013, 05:48 PM

7. (((((((Dookus)))))))

 



Peace...

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Wed Aug 28, 2013, 05:50 PM

8. RIP Dookus

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Wed Aug 28, 2013, 05:51 PM

9. So sorry to hear this.

 

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Wed Aug 28, 2013, 05:52 PM

10. I so hate reading this.



Some Etta James in his memory. He loved Etta James.





RIP Dookus.

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Response to Solly Mack (Reply #10)

Wed Aug 28, 2013, 05:54 PM

13. Thank you. He did.

And he was obsessed with this recently:




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Response to PeaceNikki (Reply #13)

Wed Aug 28, 2013, 06:03 PM

16. Oh, damn. :(





Thank you for sharing that.

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Response to PeaceNikki (Reply #13)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 05:41 AM

129. Wow.

..... very nice. Plant was really moved, and who could blame him.

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Response to PeaceNikki (Reply #13)

Sat Aug 31, 2013, 12:09 PM

186. Oh my. Thanks for that.

And I'm sorry for the loss of your friend and a fellow DUer. He had great taste in music.

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Wed Aug 28, 2013, 05:52 PM

11. Dookus

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Wed Aug 28, 2013, 05:54 PM

12. .

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Wed Aug 28, 2013, 05:54 PM

14. I am so sorry for your loss, PeaceNikki.

All of DUs loss, really. I have always regretted not being able to apologize to Dookus. He was right and I was too ignorant and hardheaded at the time to understand.

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Response to Lars39 (Reply #14)

Wed Aug 28, 2013, 06:04 PM

17. Thank you.

Just know that he wasn't one to hold grudges. Especially over DU spats.

Well, *most* of them anyway. And I don't recall hearing about your spat with him so I am sure he didn't in that case.

But, FTR, he never called anyone on DU the "C" word. Ever. Despite what someone claimed.

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Wed Aug 28, 2013, 05:58 PM

15. He was a DU original. RIP.

Very funny -- and took no prisoners.

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Response to Gormy Cuss (Reply #15)

Wed Aug 28, 2013, 06:51 PM

24. Yup. nt

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Wed Aug 28, 2013, 06:11 PM

18. He was a great person

I still can't believe he's gone. I'm singing "Gloria" right now for you Dookus!

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Response to Susang (Reply #18)

Wed Aug 28, 2013, 06:13 PM

19. .

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Response to Susang (Reply #18)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 03:44 PM

165. A fitting response, susang

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Wed Aug 28, 2013, 06:18 PM

20. I remember him. I'm so sorry for your & his family's loss...

RIP, Shawn.

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Wed Aug 28, 2013, 06:41 PM

21. I fell in love with this ritual when I saw it



Sleep well...

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Wed Aug 28, 2013, 06:42 PM

22. Fuck.

I think we were neighbors-ish (now; I recently moved to the area he at least used to live). I helped him with an injured skunk ages ago, so while weren't friends, I think we were friendly. I still have his "Barrel of Monkeys" post somewhere.

I'm sorry for your loss.

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Response to REP (Reply #22)

Wed Aug 28, 2013, 07:32 PM

31. he lived in the same house the whole time I knew him

So you probably were still neighbors (ish).

That's the reason I wanted to post the news here... To share memories of his humor and kindness.

Thanks.

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Response to PeaceNikki (Reply #31)

Wed Aug 28, 2013, 08:49 PM

46. Here's the skunk thread

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Response to REP (Reply #46)

Thu Aug 29, 2013, 08:47 AM

77. For Shawn

Here's to him.
Who's like him?
Damn few.

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Wed Aug 28, 2013, 06:51 PM

23. We weren't extremely close but he pm'd me when he knew

my husband's cancer might have come back and he was having a scan.

So thoughtful....he was incredibly witty and made me laugh so much.

Peace Shawn.

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Response to RiffRandell (Reply #23)

Wed Aug 28, 2013, 07:29 PM

30. .

Thanks for sharing that memory, it is a testament to the compassion and empathy that was the real him.

I do hope all is well with you and that your husband's scan was clear.

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Wed Aug 28, 2013, 06:55 PM

25. i remember him, sad to hear this

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Wed Aug 28, 2013, 06:59 PM

26. Ah Shit!

 

Rest easy Shawn.

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Wed Aug 28, 2013, 07:08 PM

27. Safe Passage, Shawn

I love Dookus/MonkeyFunk's post; I remember reading a thread by him a number of years ago about mortality and it was one of the best threads ever here.

This really makes me sad.

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Wed Aug 28, 2013, 07:16 PM

28. I have a funny thread memory to share

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Response to Orrex (Reply #28)

Wed Aug 28, 2013, 07:23 PM

29. thanks for that.

Lots of good friends in that thread.

(ok, and maybe I was, too)

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Response to Orrex (Reply #28)

Wed Aug 28, 2013, 09:48 PM

58. That's a great thread memory.

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Response to Orrex (Reply #28)

Thu Aug 29, 2013, 12:59 PM

88. lotta old names in that thread

that are not here any more. (at least not under the same name, some people come back like Dookus did).

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Wed Aug 28, 2013, 08:13 PM

32. He will be missed.

He was kind, warm, and empathetic. And funny. Sweet Jesus the man was funny.

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Response to Bat Boy (Reply #32)

Wed Aug 28, 2013, 08:22 PM

36. indeed.



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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Wed Aug 28, 2013, 08:17 PM

33. Such a lovely tribute for a good guy..gone too soon

RIP man of three names...

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Wed Aug 28, 2013, 08:20 PM

34. I am very, very sad to hear that.

Shawn was a smart, sweet person.

After initially butting heads, we came to be FB friends.

We were from the same home town and he knew my family.

Shit, that is so sad.

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Response to Bonobo (Reply #34)

Wed Aug 28, 2013, 08:21 PM

35. He spoke well of you.

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Response to PeaceNikki (Reply #35)

Wed Aug 28, 2013, 08:46 PM

45. My heart is broken with you.

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Wed Aug 28, 2013, 08:29 PM

37. I remember Dookus. I remember MonkeyFunk.

When I joined Democratic Underground years ago, I found this guy named Dookus. SO incredibly smart and funny. I was sort of in awe of him, actually.


I didn't get to know Shawn in real life. We corresponded a few times. Talked some on Facebook. I dearly wished I got to know him better. There was an opportunity to meet him in person later this year. That didn't happen. I'm very, very sad that I didn't get to meet him.


He was a good guy who went way, way too soon. This is a fine tribute, PeaceNikki.

RIP, Shawn.

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Response to terrya (Reply #37)

Wed Aug 28, 2013, 08:34 PM

38. He was very much looking forward to meeting you and the others as well.

Let's as many of us as possible be sure to get together soon in his memory. I am so sad, terry.

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Response to terrya (Reply #37)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 03:41 PM

163. terrya!

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Response to Richardo (Reply #163)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 07:08 PM

177. Richardo!

Nice seeing again, my friend.

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Wed Aug 28, 2013, 08:38 PM

40. He was combative and opinionated

And one of the sweetest and most sincere people I've ever met. It was an honor to call him a friend. When we finally got together offline this past June it was - like you said - like meeting someone I'd known all my life.

That's how I'll remember him in my mind: getting smashed on Spanish wine and playing Patsy Cline on the jukebox at a dive on Capitol Hill.

And reliving the past decade or so, with him laughing and fondly recalling the time HEyHEY (whom he loved) called the police to do a welfare check on him and got him busted for possession.

I remember him being kind to animals, and how hard he took the loss of his beloved Tucker.

I remember how much he cared for my wife and checked on her when she was battling cancer. (Was it him that organized the bouquet for her? I want to say it was but I don't want to insult anyone else.)

He was a happy man when I saw him for the first and last time. He deserved it. I just wish he could have stayed around longer.

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Response to Fenris (Reply #40)

Wed Aug 28, 2013, 08:42 PM

42. aw, you...



your tribute is the tear-jerker.

love ya, man.

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Response to Fenris (Reply #40)

Wed Aug 28, 2013, 11:07 PM

69. Oh man...



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Response to Fenris (Reply #40)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 03:40 PM

162. ...

Fenris

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Wed Aug 28, 2013, 08:40 PM

41. To Shawn.

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Response to greatauntoftriplets (Reply #41)

Wed Aug 28, 2013, 08:43 PM

43. .

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Response to PeaceNikki (Reply #43)

Wed Aug 28, 2013, 09:06 PM

48. Back atcha.

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Fri Aug 30, 2013, 12:46 PM

143. ...

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Response to Richardo (Reply #143)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 12:49 PM

144. Hi Richardo!

Haven't seen you around lately. Sad occasion this.

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Wed Aug 28, 2013, 08:45 PM

44. We have lost way too many good DUers over the years.

Monkeyfunk was one of the best of them.

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Wed Aug 28, 2013, 08:50 PM

47. Cross easy, Dookus. You'll be missed.

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Wed Aug 28, 2013, 09:13 PM

49. Checking in for the first time in a very long while to say goodbye.

Dookus was one of the good ones. I remember him cracking me up in the early days of 2003-2004-2005. His spats with others was legendary and I don't remember him ever being on the wrong side of any of them. He was loved and admired and I'll miss him. He made DU better.

RIP, sir.

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Response to RandomKoolzip (Reply #49)

Wed Aug 28, 2013, 09:20 PM

50. I almost forgot what your name here was.

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Response to PeaceNikki (Reply #50)

Wed Aug 28, 2013, 09:25 PM

51. Yeah, me too. Took me hours to remember my password.





Also:

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Response to RandomKoolzip (Reply #49)

Thu Aug 29, 2013, 05:31 AM

73. He did...and no one was faster on the draw with a smart, and many times hysterical

(and always spot on) response.

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Response to RandomKoolzip (Reply #49)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 03:40 PM

161. Nice tribute, RKZ

Good seeing you again.

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Wed Aug 28, 2013, 09:31 PM

52. My first login to DU in years, to pay my respects to one of our best.

Goodbye, Shawn. On the off chance we were wrong and the woowoos are right and there's an afterlife, I can think of a couple of DU people who it'd be pretty fuckin' funny if you haunted them. Hit me up, however that's done.

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Response to asthmaticeog (Reply #52)

Wed Aug 28, 2013, 09:35 PM

53. .

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Wed Aug 28, 2013, 09:41 PM

56. ...

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Response to Fran Kubelik (Reply #56)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 03:39 PM

160. ...

Fran!

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Response to asthmaticeog (Reply #52)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 03:39 PM

159. ...

a-eog.

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Response to Richardo (Reply #159)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 06:48 PM

175. Well hey there.

It's nice to see you're still somewhere to be found online, good sir. More pleasant circumstances next time, though, OK? Are you still a social-networking refusenik or can you be found on FB again?

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Response to asthmaticeog (Reply #175)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 07:06 PM

176. you'll be seeing me soon

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Response to Richardo (Reply #176)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 07:08 PM

178. Still waiting...

i cant find you sneaky mcsneakster.

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Response to PeaceNikki (Reply #178)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 09:25 PM

181. blocked during the day

See you tonight.

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Response to Richardo (Reply #181)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 09:32 PM

182. Ah, gotcha now!!

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Wed Aug 28, 2013, 09:36 PM

54. It's been so long since I logged into DU, I couldn't even remember my screen name

But this is where I met Dookus/Shawn/Monkeyfunk, so it seems like it's where I should take a minute to pay respects.


I loved you, Shawn. Your kind beautiful thoughtful soul made the world a more beautiful place.

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Response to Fran Kubelik (Reply #54)

Wed Aug 28, 2013, 10:02 PM

61. .

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Wed Aug 28, 2013, 09:36 PM

55. He was a funny and big hearted person who had a huge presence. You could not get away with shit...he

refused to allow that. Smart as a whip. He got you riled up, but WANTED smart conversation from you...he DEMANDED it.

I am a longtime Internet/DU/FB/Elsewhere friend, and am still stunned.

I now have more emails that suddenly became priceless.

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Response to mtnester (Reply #55)

Wed Aug 28, 2013, 10:07 PM

65. you got it.

He'll be seriously missed by many.

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Wed Aug 28, 2013, 09:42 PM

57. I am so sad about this.

I really missed Dookus when he left. He was obviously a very decent and caring individual.

MonkeyFunk annoyed me

Now I will miss Dookus some more. RIP Dookus.

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Wed Aug 28, 2013, 09:48 PM

59. This saddens me.

I'm not around that much, and it's good to see old timers checking in here. Monkeyfunk (that's how I'll remember him) deserves nothing less than that respect.

I don't know that I ever clashed with anyone more here on DU. He brought out the worst in me at times. After a long while of fighting, we talked, and came to terms. I came to like the guy quite a bit, even if he didn't like me much (I don't really know).

Just knowing he's not floating out there in the ether, tells me that the world is a lesser place for it. RIP, sir. I will miss you, believe it or not.

Thanks for posting this.

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Response to flvegan (Reply #59)

Wed Aug 28, 2013, 10:05 PM

63. .

Very sweet. Yeah, you two had some epic flames...

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Response to flvegan (Reply #59)

Wed Aug 28, 2013, 10:36 PM

67. Wow.

This brought me to tears. It says a lot about both you and Shawn that you were able to reconcile. Much love to you.

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Response to flvegan (Reply #59)

Thu Aug 29, 2013, 02:36 PM

99. Brilliantly stated. Thank you for sharing.

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Response to flvegan (Reply #59)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 03:38 PM

158. Nicely said, flvegan

A real tribute to you both.

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Wed Aug 28, 2013, 10:00 PM

60. The lounge was never the same without him

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Wed Aug 28, 2013, 10:04 PM

62. Dookus

with the bulldog?

RIP Dookus.

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Response to LWolf (Reply #62)

Wed Aug 28, 2013, 10:06 PM

64. yes. tucker passed a couple years ago.

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Response to PeaceNikki (Reply #64)

Wed Aug 28, 2013, 10:09 PM

66. I remember

when he posted about bringing Tucker home for the first time; I didn't remember his name though.

I'm sorry for our loss.

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Wed Aug 28, 2013, 10:50 PM

68. A complicated and smart and loving human being

I regret that I will never meet him in this life, but glad I knew him at all. <3 rest in peace wherever you are Dookus! <3

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Wed Aug 28, 2013, 11:08 PM

70. Don't post much anymore but needed to check in

He was a DU original and will be missed. I never really had much interaction with him but I know he was loved by many. RIP Shawn.

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Thu Aug 29, 2013, 01:15 AM

72. RIP Monkeyfunk

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Thu Aug 29, 2013, 06:52 AM

74. Thank you all for sharing kind words and memories of him

So many of his friends met him here on DU. A lot of us strayed away, but he's been here almost the whole time... Whether you've known it or not.

So, while this place isn't the same as it was 10+ years ago (is anything, really?), it was almost always part of his day. And, despite all of its warts, it brought a huge group of dozens of us together to form close friendships, a lifelong bond. And for that I am eternally grateful, DU.

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Thu Aug 29, 2013, 08:17 AM

75. Safe passage to Shawn.

May he be free from suffering. Peace and comfort to his family and friends.

It was a delight knowing you.

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Response to Call Me Wesley (Reply #75)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 03:37 PM

157. ...

CMW

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Response to Richardo (Reply #157)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 04:17 PM

171. Well, well,

back atcha!

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Thu Aug 29, 2013, 08:38 AM

76. A toast to Dookus/MonkeyFunk!

and peace to all who loved him and were fortunate enough to be loved by him. Dookus/MonkeyFunk!

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Fri Aug 30, 2013, 03:36 PM

156. ...



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Sat Aug 31, 2013, 12:34 AM

184. !!!



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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Thu Aug 29, 2013, 08:52 AM

78. dang, I liked that guy :-(

In fact I still owe him a couple of responses I never got around to posting

vaya con dios RudynJack! and thanks for letting us know PeaceNikki . . .

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Thu Aug 29, 2013, 09:21 AM

79. He was a good friend to us

When our son was born and had to spend 4 months in the NICU, he was there with words of encouragement. He watched him grow ever since, and even sent a Sit & Spin because that was one of his favorite toys from his own childhood.

My son says "Wuv woo Unca Dook." We will miss him.

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Response to EstimatedProphet (Reply #79)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 03:36 PM

155. ...

EP - great story. That phrase is in your life and his from now on.

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Thu Aug 29, 2013, 09:26 AM

80. I'm heartbroken

Haven't logged on in years, but I met Shawn here then became friends on Facebook. He was so freaking smart, hilariously funny, and incredibly generous and kind.

One of the first times he really reached out to me was when my very premature son was about a week old and getting ready for a major surgery. I was falling apart and his words were so loving and heartfelt that I felt comforted in his reminder that many people were pulling for us. He allowed me to say the frightening things I had in my head that I couldn't say to family members for fear of upsetting them more.

He continued to follow my son's growth these past 2 years and always sent messages of love and support. He even sent a few gifts for my son and signed the cards "Uncle Dookus". That guy had a heart of gold. He told me once that he had never wanted kids but that my little miracle made him think about reconsidering that decision. He always brightened my day and I truly will miss him immensely.

I can't wrap my head around the fact that I won't get to read his hilarious status updates anymore. He was one of a kind and I loved him very much.

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Response to TheProphetess (Reply #80)

Thu Aug 29, 2013, 09:33 AM

82. As always, you put it much better than I could.

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Response to EstimatedProphet (Reply #82)

Thu Aug 29, 2013, 09:43 AM

83. I don't know

Wuv woo Unc Dook is pretty much what I was going for.

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Response to TheProphetess (Reply #83)

Thu Aug 29, 2013, 10:13 PM

125. As far as I'm concerned...

Nailed it.

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Response to TheProphetess (Reply #80)

Thu Aug 29, 2013, 09:51 AM

84. .



Love ya, sister.

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Fri Aug 30, 2013, 03:34 PM

153. ...

Prophetess!

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Thu Aug 29, 2013, 09:32 AM

81. I remember him as MonkeyFunk.

And I remember that he was very funny and smart. So sorry that he has passed.

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Thu Aug 29, 2013, 12:40 PM

85. He touched so many lives

with his great wit and compassion. I really liked that he spoke his mind. You might not have liked his response, but you always knew where he stood. My condolences to his family and friends. To love and be loved is what is most important in life. He was quite successful. I'm honored that he included me in his circle of friends.

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Response to prolesunited (Reply #85)

Thu Aug 29, 2013, 01:49 PM

92. .

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Thu Aug 29, 2013, 12:50 PM

86. During the heat of the primary wars, there were many casualties.

Monkeyfunk was one and it made me very, very sad.

I thought monkeyfunk was a treasure and had a wit that few could compete with.

FWIW, I don't think the monkey in your OP was his sig line. I have looked in vain for it.

The image he used was amusing, perhaps mocking, but not angry, IIRC.

I am sorry for your loss and thank you for posting this.

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Response to cbayer (Reply #86)

Thu Aug 29, 2013, 01:55 PM

94. This was it.



And, for good measure, his beloved Tucker.

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Response to PeaceNikki (Reply #94)

Thu Aug 29, 2013, 02:07 PM

97. OMG, you found it!

I looked all over the place. Thanks so much, PeaceNikki. It gave me a sad, but warm, feeling.

And thanks for the picture of Tucker. That dog suits him perfectly.

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Thu Aug 29, 2013, 12:59 PM

87. i will miss him too

 

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Response to La Lioness Priyanka (Reply #87)

Thu Aug 29, 2013, 01:56 PM

96. I know....

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Response to La Lioness Priyanka (Reply #87)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 03:35 PM

154. ...

Pri!

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Fri Aug 30, 2013, 04:39 PM

172. ..

 

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Thu Aug 29, 2013, 01:32 PM

89. I mostly remember him for this

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=105&topic_id=108490

and the little line of shaking butts at the bottom of his posts.

Plus another time, MonkeyFunk jumped all over me for my attempt at a joke. I think I apologized but cannot remember if he ever accepted it.

Interesting how many people knew/met him in real life.

I feel like he was an old friend, but clearly not as close as he was to some here.

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Thu Aug 29, 2013, 01:33 PM

90. I can't hope to add anything

To the beautiful sentiments expressed here. It's comforting and lovely to see. Shawn was a special guy in so many ways. My heart hurts for those closest to him; I can't even begin to imagine their pain knowing how I, someone who is lucky enough to know he considered a friend, feel from across the country and having never met him IRL. I hope they're aware of the outpouring of love and support they have from Dook's online 'family'.

You left a big Dookie-shaped hole in our hearts, you brilliantly funny, master of the razor-sharp takedown, and unfailingly kind friend. Will always miss you.

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Response to dolo amber (Reply #90)

Thu Aug 29, 2013, 01:49 PM

91. I linked his family here and also wrote my own personal 'eulogy' and sent it. Here's a snip

We live in interesting times that I am not sure everyone completely understands. Relationships and friendships can be formed with people over the internet who you may never see face to face or whose voice you never actually hear. Those who have never had the privilege of such relationships may not fully understand the depth. But, make no mistake, these bonds, friendships, relationships are just as real as the more traditional. When you communicate with someone almost exclusively through written word, I think that both parties choose their words differently. You have a chance to re-read what you wrote before you hit ‘send’ or ‘post’. You have the opportunity to re-read what the other person wrote to help you understand what they were trying to convey. And, today for me, the greatest gift is that I still have years and years of messages, stories, words of support and some of the funniest shit I have ever heard in my life. Jesus Christ, the man was funny.

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Response to PeaceNikki (Reply #91)

Thu Aug 29, 2013, 02:47 PM

100. Awesome

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Response to dolo amber (Reply #90)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 03:32 PM

152. ...

hi dolo!

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Thu Aug 29, 2013, 01:54 PM

93. I just had to rejoin to pay my respects...

I hope the admins will allow me special dispensation and keep my post up.
Though I never got to meet him IRL, I found Shawn to be a great guy. I first encountered him during the legendary Laura Branigan death thread flame war of 2004. Both of us were amused at the utter absurdity of it all. Yes, he had an eviscerating sense of humor, of which once I was a victim, but I believe it hid a strong sensitivity, as if often the case with us sarcastic types.

Had things panned out, a bunch of us from the old days of DU were to meet, and I would have met him in person for the first time. Our plans collapsed long before Shawn's untimely passing. It saddens me that I will never have that chance.

May you find eternal peace, Dookus. I'll miss you.



Dookus for Saint!

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Response to Beware the BeastMan (Reply #93)

Thu Aug 29, 2013, 01:55 PM

95. .

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Response to Beware the BeastMan (Reply #93)

Thu Aug 29, 2013, 10:19 PM

126. Love seeing these names.

It says so much about Shawn that these people have come back to say goodbye.

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Thu Aug 29, 2013, 02:12 PM

98. Cross gently

Shawn.

"Monkeyfunk" really brings back some nice memories of DU.

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Thu Aug 29, 2013, 02:53 PM

101. RIP Dookus, What a wonderful tribute to see DUers who have not been here in a long

time and who have been missed, sign in to pay respects to a terrific person. Thanks for posting this PeaceNikki.

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Response to Autumn (Reply #101)

Thu Aug 29, 2013, 04:44 PM

112. Indeed, Autumn. I am still waiting for a few others to show their ugly mugs.

Where is Al Hedges?
MaddyMcCall?
XNASA?
CanuckAmok?
arwalden?
ChavezSpeaksTheTruth?
CommiePinkoDirtbag?



And one I really have NOT been able to locate now that the Window of Joy has been closed: sundog.




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Response to PeaceNikki (Reply #112)

Thu Aug 29, 2013, 04:48 PM

114. So many good ones. And arwalden

I lurked on early DU for a long time from my computer at work. First thing I would do is look for his posts. I still think of his Confessional OP and it still makes me laugh.

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Response to Autumn (Reply #114)

Thu Aug 29, 2013, 04:53 PM

115. Ah, yes. Screaming Lord Byron days.

Oh, let's not forget Kellanved and SouthoftheBorderPaul.

Good times with good people.

sigh...

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Response to PeaceNikki (Reply #112)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 05:06 AM

127. "Maddy" remained a close and good FB, and IRL friend to Shawn

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Response to mtnester (Reply #127)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 10:32 AM

135. Maddy, I miss her

She was awesome.

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Response to mtnester (Reply #127)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 10:33 AM

136. I know.

And me, too.

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Thu Aug 29, 2013, 03:05 PM

103. Shawn was an amazing guy and the first person I ever spoke to on the phone after meeting them online

Aside from being hilarious he cared so much about friends. And anyone who ever had a chance to get to know him outside of the internet could count themselves as lucky. It's hard to believe he's gone and that the world will never get to read one of his wisecracks, indignant rants or thoughtful advice again.

Shawn, you will be missed. Even years from now people will still be talking about you.

And for anyone interested in the details: Yes, I did once call the police to do a welfare check on Shawn, which ended up in his arrest for unfinished community service for some minor infraction years before (Drunk in public or something). He was so gracious about the whole thing instead of hating me.

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Response to HEyHEY (Reply #103)

Thu Aug 29, 2013, 03:17 PM

105. And he even forgave you for having him thrown in the tank.



Thanks for 'being there', J.

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Response to PeaceNikki (Reply #105)

Thu Aug 29, 2013, 03:53 PM

109. Yup

I especially loved his update on "watching two seagulls humping" on the beach whilst picking up trash and cursing my name.

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Response to HEyHEY (Reply #109)

Thu Aug 29, 2013, 03:59 PM

110. I used 2 of his stories in my letter to his family.

"Rosebud's Big Adventure".... "a neighbor comes by to tell me that his son saw my tortoise walking down the street."

and

"The only thing I remember about Cincinnati is gigantic lawns and skyline chili. Plus a groundhog that bit my finger. Her name was Harriet." which ended with "Cunt.", natch.

He was such a great storyteller.

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Response to HEyHEY (Reply #103)

Thu Aug 29, 2013, 05:26 PM

116. Dookus

That's the story I was thinking of when I heard, HeyHey. RIP, Dookus, wherever your spirit is I hope you are having a lot of fun. I guess I really didn't know how kind he was to so, so many people! And I really can't think of too many people who were so progressive, so sharp and funny. Bummed that I didn't get to meet him when my family visited SF a few years back.

Nice to see so many familiar names here, I haven't posted in a while, either.

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Response to tigereye (Reply #116)

Thu Aug 29, 2013, 07:11 PM

121. yay, you!

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Fri Aug 30, 2013, 03:32 PM

151. ...

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Response to Richardo (Reply #151)

Sat Aug 31, 2013, 11:06 AM

185. hey old friend!

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Response to HEyHEY (Reply #103)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 03:31 PM

150. That was some all-time hilarity

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Thu Aug 29, 2013, 03:13 PM

104. Farewell.



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Response to Call Me Wesley (Reply #104)

Thu Aug 29, 2013, 03:17 PM

106. I think he would have appreciated that.

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Response to PeaceNikki (Reply #106)

Thu Aug 29, 2013, 03:22 PM

108. Batmonkeyfunk!

I'd hope so, too.

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Thu Aug 29, 2013, 03:18 PM

107. Damn.

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Thu Aug 29, 2013, 04:02 PM

111. A DU original. Thanks, yet sorry, for the post.

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Response to pinto (Reply #111)

Thu Aug 29, 2013, 04:45 PM

113. thank you.

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Thu Aug 29, 2013, 05:31 PM

117. r.i.p.

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Thu Aug 29, 2013, 06:59 PM

118. Felt like a punch in the gut when I read PeaceNikki's PM saying "Dookus is gone".

 

Sadly, geography and non-richness made it nearly impossible for us to meet, and what a cool meeting it would be.

He always shared inside nerd stories from Silicon Valley, and the delivery was AWESOME. Well, you know how good he was at dealing some vintage Magnificent Bastardry. What an exceedingly fun person.

The impression he made on all around him (virtually or physically) made him a Winner. Actually the only kind of Winner that matters.

You Won, Dookus. Peace. The right people will miss you.

(By the way, yes, I am exactly who you think I am. I had to come here and pay my respects.)

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Response to Pommie Dinko Cirtbag (Reply #118)

Thu Aug 29, 2013, 07:03 PM

119. And I am so glad that you did, CPD.



I love ya and I am so glad I got to meet you, too. But that does FUCKING NOT give you permission to leave us.

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Response to PeaceNikki (Reply #119)

Thu Aug 29, 2013, 07:10 PM

120. I'll try to keep that in mind.

 

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Response to Pommie Dinko Cirtbag (Reply #118)

Thu Aug 29, 2013, 07:58 PM

122. Great to see ya here, Pommie. ;)

What a great thread this is. An echo of the community this forum once was. It'll faint, of course, but it's so good to see all these names.

I think Shawn would have liked it.

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Response to Call Me Wesley (Reply #122)

Thu Aug 29, 2013, 07:59 PM

123. Thanks, Mall We Cesley.

 

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Response to Pommie Dinko Cirtbag (Reply #118)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 03:30 PM

149. ...

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Response to Pommie Dinko Cirtbag (Reply #118)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 04:43 PM

173. Crap, I didn't even see that.

I tend to avoid the main forums these days due to the large volume of senseless noise.

Losing those long-time DU personalities really sucks.

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Response to Pommie Dinko Cirtbag (Reply #118)

Mon Sep 2, 2013, 10:25 PM

195. Nice to see you!

So many people showing up here to say goodbye.

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Thu Aug 29, 2013, 09:11 PM

124. so sad to lose long time friends and DUers

sorry for the loss of your friend, I remember some funny stuff from MonkeyFunk in the Lounge and we even had a tiny PM exchange once, he was very kind in that.

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 05:35 AM

128. R.I.P. Shawn

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 09:56 AM

130. It is good to see the old timers stop in to pay respects - reminds me of the DU of old

There is an event planned in his neighborhood for tomorrow (event posting is on FB)....and there is some hysterical posting for it on FB, such as this gem from the event page:

Is it wrong that I laughed out loud when I saw Shawn's avatar under the "Going" section? Of course it is, he probably would have wanted it that way ( cliche, but true).

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Response to mtnester (Reply #130)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 10:02 AM

131. I like when his brother said, "I did you a solid and deleted your browser history".



Yeah.. anyone interested, wherever you are - Irish Wake at 1:00 PDT tomorrow 8/31. Toasting will be occurring literally worldwide.

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Response to PeaceNikki (Reply #131)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 10:11 AM

132. Yep - freaking hilarious...as he would want it to be :)

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Response to mtnester (Reply #132)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 10:15 AM

133. I wish I could make it to the wake. Stupid time and space. :(

He was a magnet for awesome people. I have become close with one of his close friends and would love to be around more of them.

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Response to mtnester (Reply #130)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 10:26 AM

134. Ha! That was me.

It was so absurd, I had to laugh.

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 10:57 AM

137. Goodbye, Daddy

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Response to Richardo (Reply #137)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 10:58 AM

138. He would have laughed at that.

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Response to PeaceNikki (Reply #138)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 11:05 AM

139. I know I did every time I saw it



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Response to Richardo (Reply #137)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 11:37 AM

140. ...

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Fri Aug 30, 2013, 12:44 PM

142. ...

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Response to Richardo (Reply #137)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 12:50 PM

145. LOL, despite the sad occasion.

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Response to Name removed (Reply #168)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 03:57 PM

170. True!

My family wakes/funerals usually are held near a bar that we repair to when the spirit moves.

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Response to Richardo (Reply #137)

Sat Aug 31, 2013, 07:16 PM

189. Oh hell to the yes!!!

Good one baby!

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 12:13 PM

141. Fair winds and following seas, Dookus.

Thanks for letting us know, PeaceNikki.

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 01:10 PM

146. Fuck the Amish.

They won't read this anyway.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=105x1469788

Farewell, Shawn. I butted heads with Dookus (but liked you anyway), loved MonkeyFunk, and really disliked RudyNJack (matter of fact, I didn't even know that was you.) Safe passage.

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Response to Bunny (Reply #146)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 01:24 PM

147. omg, I'd not seen that one. thanks.

Yeah... His online persona could sometimes be tough to take. But he was a true gem of a human being...

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Response to Bunny (Reply #146)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 03:29 PM

148. !!!



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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 03:43 PM

164. The time he told me I won the internet because of a joke I posted is one of my proudest moments.

Miss you, Shawn.

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Response to Richardo (Reply #164)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 06:48 PM

174. A great compliment

You should be proud.

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 03:45 PM

167. Thank you for letting us know.

DU is poorer for his absence. I always looked forward to his posts here, even thought I wasn't privileged to know him IRL. I'm so sad to read of his death.


p.s. In the spirit of your thread, PeaceNikki, I *like* you. a lot. Your posts are missed.

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Response to LiberalAndProud (Reply #167)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 03:51 PM

169. Thank you so much.

I like you, too... you made me a lil teary

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 08:27 PM

179. Thank you for letting everyone know

wonder if somewhere...there is a big DU meetup....or if he is running into some pissed off Amish....

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Response to JanMichael (Reply #179)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 08:31 PM

180. I hadn't read that thread until today. Good stuff.

"oh right
It should be "fucketh the Amish", no?"


oh, how i miss him.

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2013, 09:48 PM

183. Goodspeed, Dookus.

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Sat Aug 31, 2013, 01:59 PM

187. What a beautiful thread of remembrance and goodwill. It's a shame

that we wait till folks have left us before we express the admiration and love we have for them.

RIP Shawn, you will be missed.

I was so happy to know him here and on FB.

Condolences to his friends and family.


much love.

kesha

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Sat Aug 31, 2013, 07:12 PM

188. RIP Shawn

I had limited access on my vacation but I did hear about Shawn.

He was one of my best DU pals. He always made me laugh and had my back when all the bullshit went down in the 2008 primary season.

He was one in a million!

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Response to ronnykmarshall (Reply #188)

Sun Sep 1, 2013, 11:20 AM

190. thanks for checking in, rkm

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Make no mistake, you are also one in a million.

Lord, how he and I dreamt of getting you, him and Arwalden in the same room.

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Mon Sep 2, 2013, 09:21 PM

191. I didn't see this until now (9/2); I'm so sad to hear this. MonkeyFunk was

such a funny and fun DUer.
I'm sorry you lost such a good IRL friend, PeaceNikki. I'm sorry he's gone.

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Response to Flaxbee (Reply #191)

Tue Sep 3, 2013, 06:47 AM

197. Thank you.

He was a special person.

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Mon Sep 2, 2013, 09:25 PM

192. A sad loss


Much sympathy to his family and to you, PeaceNikki

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Mon Sep 2, 2013, 10:13 PM

193. (((())))

 

RIP MunkeyFunk

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Mon Sep 2, 2013, 10:20 PM

194. I knew him as Dookus way back when...

very sad he's no longer with us and I will miss him; he definitely added zest to DU. Godspeed Shawn.

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Response to Avalux (Reply #194)

Tue Sep 3, 2013, 06:48 AM

198. Zesty, indeed. Sharp words that could cut like knives or be as comforting as a hug.

He's missed by many in the virtual and real worlds.

Thanks.

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Mon Sep 2, 2013, 11:02 PM

196. Damn.

MonkeyFunk was a joy. R.I.P.

Peace to him and his.

denbot

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Tue Sep 3, 2013, 10:12 AM

199. know that name somewhere

Dookus that is. at least here. I don't trust people well enough to get to know their names. We need more shit stirring people around. Keep both us and politicians on our toes. Not sure if I'd call myself one although I'm in the minority thinking we must do something to Syria. Oddly Most Democrats and most Tea Party members are against this. Even got Tea Party newsletters telling other Tea Party members to encourage Dems to tell Obama no . Strange Bedfellows. Instinct tells me if we don't do anything about this now forget congress this will come back to haunt us. So when it happens here... hey we were warned.

Not the only person from mr monkey. know an evilmonkey somewhere. But then again I know another Nikki. Yall take take care. Keep up the humor

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Tue Sep 3, 2013, 02:46 PM

200. I certainly remember Dookus from way back in the day...

 

Rest easy, and condolences to the family...

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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Sat Sep 14, 2013, 02:30 AM

201. Just saw it and wanted to share my shock and best wishes for those that were close.

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