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duhneece

(4,078 posts)
Tue Apr 25, 2017, 10:48 AM Apr 2017

Pinboy3niner died

Nobody was a better friend and a bigger supporter when I was running for office...so I came to know his personal name, we talked and we were friends on facebook, and I had to ask there.

I'm not sure of date yet, but there will be a service in Lancaster Ca....
Cancer took this good, good man.

His Du friends loved him and he loved them back.

I just found out from a pastor there...

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Pinboy3niner died (Original Post) duhneece Apr 2017 OP
OH NO!!!!!!! requiescat in pace, you dear man. you will be sorely missed. niyad Apr 2017 #1
RIP Borchkins Apr 2017 #157
RIP GreatCaesarsGhost Apr 2017 #2
Sad news democrank Apr 2017 #3
This news is totally not punny. lastlib Apr 2017 #316
I always looked for him catchnrelease Apr 2017 #322
Oh no! greatauntoftriplets Apr 2017 #4
OH NO! He was a great DU member and human being! boston bean Apr 2017 #5
OH NO! Orrex Apr 2017 #6
What to do, Orrex? You and he were a perfect punning pair. Nay Apr 2017 #260
Feel it for you brother malaise Apr 2017 #300
... Mike Nelson Apr 2017 #7
... spanone Apr 2017 #8
. randome Apr 2017 #9
how horrible! his wit, puns, and good nature will be sorely missed. unblock Apr 2017 #10
. alittlelark Apr 2017 #11
oh no! hrmjustin Apr 2017 #12
Very sad to learn this. He was a good guy and DU'er. n/t ms liberty Apr 2017 #13
Oh NOOOO! 2naSalit Apr 2017 #14
Damn...he was the funniest BeyondGeography Apr 2017 #15
So smart and clever with words and puns Cha Apr 2017 #48
He consistently cracked me up. Hassin Bin Sober Apr 2017 #147
He will be missed ornotna Apr 2017 #16
... MoonRiver Apr 2017 #17
Give our condolences to his family. He had a lot of friends here. FSogol Apr 2017 #18
I swear I could hear him chuckle. nt duhneece Apr 2017 #27
We need Skinner to put him in the yuiyoshida Apr 2017 #289
Oh, fuck cancer. Thanks for letting us know. RedWedge Apr 2017 #19
Damn damn damn irisblue Apr 2017 #20
Oh my retrowire Apr 2017 #21
RIP gademocrat7 Apr 2017 #22
Oh my god! What horrible news! smirkymonkey Apr 2017 #23
I knew you, his good DU friends, would want to know right away duhneece Apr 2017 #24
Damn damn damn The Polack MSgt Apr 2017 #25
Oh, heavens... I am so saddened to hear that. hlthe2b Apr 2017 #26
Rest in peace you wonderful man! redwitch Apr 2017 #28
Oh, no. He was a good poster. I'm sorry to hear this. NT mahatmakanejeeves Apr 2017 #29
Vaya con Dios, Pinboy. You will be missed. nt Buns_of_Fire Apr 2017 #30
He might have left us, but the Door Buzzard never will. Renew Deal Apr 2017 #31
I remember that! 2naSalit Apr 2017 #73
Thank you for reposting this treasure! redwitch Apr 2017 #91
First post was a gem Renew Deal Apr 2017 #109
Here's another that's DU lore. Pinboy3niner kicks in about 1/2 way down the thread. Fla Dem Apr 2017 #176
That share meant a lot to me duhneece Apr 2017 #199
Just logged on to see this. Bobbie Jo Apr 2017 #32
This is simply tragic news. kairos12 Apr 2017 #33
OMG! He will be missed so much! RKP5637 Apr 2017 #34
OMG. demmiblue Apr 2017 #35
Very very sorry to hear this. We had many hilarious pun back and forths underpants Apr 2017 #36
Sad heaven05 Apr 2017 #37
OMG this is so sad steve2470 Apr 2017 #38
Engaging with him was always a good experience. lpbk2713 Apr 2017 #39
Yes... RIP Puzzler Apr 2017 #40
He loved you, too.. duhneece.. he had sweet Cha Apr 2017 #41
OH, Cha...I needed to hear that. Thank you for sharing. duhneece Apr 2017 #78
It's kind of shocking.. Cha Apr 2017 #99
Oh no! panader0 Apr 2017 #42
Oh No! I am so sorry for this loss to WhiteTara Apr 2017 #43
... Sentath Apr 2017 #44
Thank you for letting us know... 2naSalit Apr 2017 #45
It was your post that prompted me to ask about 6 of his Facebook friends and fam about him duhneece Apr 2017 #197
Well, thank you for doing that... 2naSalit Apr 2017 #231
Thanks - I just knew malaise Apr 2017 #273
yes G_j Apr 2017 #249
oh dear oh dear... annabanana Apr 2017 #46
In less than a year True Dough Apr 2017 #47
He will be missed. hay rick Apr 2017 #49
Sad news kcr Apr 2017 #50
. ismnotwasm Apr 2017 #51
... Raster Apr 2017 #52
Oh no, what awful news. femmocrat Apr 2017 #53
RIP Pinboy3niner, always liked your posts. enjoyed the 3/28/17 "Winter is Trumping..." Sunlei Apr 2017 #54
Jeez. That is powerful -- and terrifying. Hekate Apr 2017 #94
That is just the best.. whathehell Apr 2017 #135
That is rather magnificent, in a scary way. n/t dixiegrrrrl Apr 2017 #151
And the wheel turns... WheelWalker Apr 2017 #55
. riderinthestorm Apr 2017 #56
Farewell Pinboy3niner, and thank you Donkees Apr 2017 #57
Thank you, Donkees. No one deserves it more. sarge43 Apr 2017 #124
Damn, I'm so sorry to hear that! The Velveteen Ocelot Apr 2017 #58
Terrible news discntnt_irny_srcsm Apr 2017 #59
No! He was such a light here! R B Garr Apr 2017 #60
Awful news. He made DU a far better place (and same for the real world, I imagine)... petronius Apr 2017 #61
RIP H2O Man Apr 2017 #62
Will Pitt H2O Man Apr 2017 #247
Well, damn. Solly Mack Apr 2017 #63
DU's flag is flying at half mast today DFW Apr 2017 #64
Good post. cwydro Apr 2017 #225
He'd probably make DashOneBravo Apr 2017 #233
Another brother lost... kentuck Apr 2017 #65
Damn! Ron Obvious Apr 2017 #66
Oh no. I can't believe it. I really thought of him as a friend. Those puns... Oh no. nolabear Apr 2017 #67
Very Sad Snackshack Apr 2017 #68
Thank you for letting us know. sl8 Apr 2017 #69
. Baitball Blogger Apr 2017 #70
.. SticksnStones Apr 2017 #71
I will miss him BainsBane Apr 2017 #72
RIP Pinboy Plucketeer Apr 2017 #74
Oh no! Ptah Apr 2017 #75
Oh no! BumRushDaShow Apr 2017 #76
Oh no. Kali Apr 2017 #77
:sad: elleng Apr 2017 #79
Crying here. I hope he rang that Door Buzzard good and hard on the way through... Hekate Apr 2017 #80
He had a fowl relationship with the Door Buzzard jberryhill Apr 2017 #92
That critter had a nasty beak, but Pinboy just gave him the bird Hekate Apr 2017 #102
Egg-zactly jberryhill Apr 2017 #149
He'd like your yoke. n/t sarge43 Apr 2017 #246
Omelet that one slide and try to keep my sunny side up with his memory jberryhill Apr 2017 #248
. csziggy Apr 2017 #81
One of the funniest on DU! Cooley Hurd Apr 2017 #82
He will be greatly missed here. brer cat Apr 2017 #83
Oh no! He was one of my favorite people here at DU! mentalsolstice Apr 2017 #84
So sad. One of my favorites here and an outstanding wit. Gidney N Cloyd Apr 2017 #85
No! RIP! Initech Apr 2017 #86
.... Lochloosa Apr 2017 #87
Condolences to all his loved one, his family and friends eleny Apr 2017 #88
Dang. AngryAmish Apr 2017 #89
Wow jberryhill Apr 2017 #90
. . . grantcart Apr 2017 #93
Oh, No!! He's one that makes DU.....DU! Sissyk Apr 2017 #95
Ah fuck!!! Can't even come up with a good pun in his honor. He had a great Guy Whitey Corngood Apr 2017 #96
We're going to miss him dearly. 😢 herding cats Apr 2017 #97
.... haele Apr 2017 #98
. DinahMoeHum Apr 2017 #100
I'm sorry to learn this. hamsterjill Apr 2017 #101
RIP Pinboy3niner. I enjoyed your posts lunasun Apr 2017 #103
So sorry to hear this. He was one of the best. Kaleva Apr 2017 #104
Message deleted by DU the Administrators BarbaRosa Apr 2017 #105
Oh no, he was so sweet and funny. RIP, my friend. babylonsister Apr 2017 #106
Oh this makes me very sad. cwydro Apr 2017 #107
I'm so, so sorry rusty fender Apr 2017 #108
Oh . . . JustAnotherGen Apr 2017 #110
Heartbreaking news. DU will never be the same without that dear man. MerryBlooms Apr 2017 #111
Arguably the finest DU member ever. He will be missed greatly. Stinky The Clown Apr 2017 #112
As a man I know likes to say malaise Apr 2017 #334
He was such a good guy DoBotherMe Apr 2017 #113
RIP... Demsrule86 Apr 2017 #114
Sorry to hear... Historic NY Apr 2017 #115
Oh I am so sorry. Another wonderful person taken away too soon. emulatorloo Apr 2017 #116
R.I.P, good man.... N_E_1 for Tennis Apr 2017 #117
Rest in peace Pinboy. sheshe2 Apr 2017 #118
So sorry mcar Apr 2017 #119
I am so sorry to hear this. susanna Apr 2017 #120
OH, NO!! YOU MUST BE KIDDING!! meow2u3 Apr 2017 #121
Peaceful passage, sir. sarge43 Apr 2017 #122
worst possible news bigtree Apr 2017 #123
So very sad to hear..RIP Pinboy2niner.. monmouth4 Apr 2017 #125
RIP to a great DUer. 6000eliot Apr 2017 #126
Damn Dr. Strange Apr 2017 #127
wow, how sad NewJeffCT Apr 2017 #128
This is A lost to our board. Condolences! mfcorey1 Apr 2017 #129
Requiescat in pace. moriah Apr 2017 #130
So sad. Condolences to his family and friends here. bettyellen Apr 2017 #131
Terrible news. GentryDixon Apr 2017 #132
Rest in peace, Pinboy3niner. You had a gift, and were a gift to us. pnwmom Apr 2017 #133
NO! Aristus Apr 2017 #134
So sorry to hear this.. whathehell Apr 2017 #136
... PoiBoy Apr 2017 #137
Your indelible, unique spirit will live on here. RIP. JudyM Apr 2017 #138
Oh no octoberlib Apr 2017 #139
This makes my heart hurt. Raine1967 Apr 2017 #140
The good ones alway leave us MFM008 Apr 2017 #141
I'm speechless ailsagirl Apr 2017 #142
NO WAY! Aw, damn. Iggo Apr 2017 #143
One of the best here KT2000 Apr 2017 #144
we lost a good man onethatcares Apr 2017 #145
Damn ... .. RIP CaptainTruth Apr 2017 #146
That's a punch to the gut. klook Apr 2017 #148
Oh no! Best DUer. I'm so sad to hear of his passing. Ilsa Apr 2017 #150
I'm so sorry to hear this. Coventina Apr 2017 #152
. rocktivity Apr 2017 #153
... suffragette Apr 2017 #154
Oh NO we can do it Apr 2017 #155
... Lifelong Protester Apr 2017 #156
May he rest in peace Gothmog Apr 2017 #158
NO! montana_hazeleyes Apr 2017 #159
I know how you feel. I sobbed posting it duhneece Apr 2017 #237
((duhneece)) montana_hazeleyes Apr 2017 #241
No... MrScorpio Apr 2017 #160
Bummer! ProfessorGAC Apr 2017 #161
Rest in peace shenmue Apr 2017 #162
He did more for me than I think he ever knew Victor_c3 Apr 2017 #163
My thought exactly. duhneece Apr 2017 #203
Thank you for sharing Victor_c3 Apr 2017 #234
This breaks my heart catchnrelease Apr 2017 #324
He knew that Sir DashOneBravo Apr 2017 #236
:_( C Moon Apr 2017 #164
The day has become sadder Angry Dragon Apr 2017 #165
Big loss for DU. JohnnyLib2 Apr 2017 #166
Very sad news. Greybnk48 Apr 2017 #167
... Silver Gaia Apr 2017 #168
RIP Jim__ Apr 2017 #169
His quick wit and masterful puns often... 3catwoman3 Apr 2017 #170
I'm so sorry to hear that he passed away. trusty elf Apr 2017 #171
Bye Pinboy3niner LeftInTX Apr 2017 #172
Terrible news lillypaddle Apr 2017 #173
RIP Pinboy3niner 47of74 Apr 2017 #174
End of an era for DU. Laffy Kat Apr 2017 #175
Oh.... such sad news.... CherokeeDem Apr 2017 #177
Yes, he was loved here, tosh Apr 2017 #178
RIP jpak Apr 2017 #179
Ouch - that hurts rurallib Apr 2017 #180
I found several posts of his supporting you. Kali Apr 2017 #181
+1 dalton99a Apr 2017 #187
I was just thinking OriginalGeek Apr 2017 #202
MFM + Pinboy3niner irisblue Apr 2017 #227
Thanks for the photo Kali. panader0 Apr 2017 #217
Putting a face to the name makes me even more sad for some reason. smirkymonkey Apr 2017 #238
Thank you so much for the shares. duhneece Apr 2017 #239
+2 BeyondGeography Apr 2017 #282
Sad news. M deepest sympathies to his family and friends. davsand Apr 2017 #311
Thank you so much for the photo. Boomerproud Apr 2017 #312
Sharing in the saddness of all of DU at the passing of this truly good man. Fla Dem Apr 2017 #182
shit trof Apr 2017 #183
Love and condolences to his family. AJT Apr 2017 #184
r.i.p. Blue_Tires Apr 2017 #185
R.I.P. dalton99a Apr 2017 #186
So very sad...so glad Denice you two were friends. Tikki Apr 2017 #188
Loyal describes our friend, Robert. duhneece Apr 2017 #206
Great Egg. He will be missed. applegrove Apr 2017 #189
Very sad. GeorgeGist Apr 2017 #190
He lifted me up many a time. What a sprite. A good egg. He will be missed. applegrove Apr 2017 #191
Oh my dear Pinboy3niner...too soon gone, way too soon. CaliforniaPeggy Apr 2017 #192
I am so very sorry to hear that! GreenPartyVoter Apr 2017 #193
So, so sad, missed his posts so much. a kennedy Apr 2017 #194
Aww.. Quayblue Apr 2017 #195
Will miss him greatly. Wonderful energy here at DU particularly during the Libyan revolution pampango Apr 2017 #196
A terrible loss to all of us! nt tblue37 Apr 2017 #198
I was wondering where he'd been just the other day. BlancheSplanchnik Apr 2017 #200
I'm so sad to hear that. R.I.P., friend. catbyte Apr 2017 #201
He will be sorely missed. bluedigger Apr 2017 #204
RIP Txbluedog Apr 2017 #205
I'm sorry to read that Warpy Apr 2017 #207
Oh no! I will miss his puns. May he RIP! AgadorSparticus Apr 2017 #208
RIP lunamagica Apr 2017 #209
Oh NO madokie Apr 2017 #210
So much love in that man. William769 Apr 2017 #211
I didn't know him but am glad he's brought so much love and light. ancianita Apr 2017 #212
So saddened to hear this TuxedoKat Apr 2017 #213
Oh, no GulfCoast66 Apr 2017 #214
RIP Cadfael Apr 2017 #215
Great DUer. RIP. Kingofalldems Apr 2017 #216
RIP treestar Apr 2017 #218
he was a good man JI7 Apr 2017 #219
He was a wonderful asset to DU. What a great sense of humor, Tanuki Apr 2017 #220
I'm sorry to hear this....... Dyedinthewoolliberal Apr 2017 #221
Rest In Peace Dai wi DashOneBravo Apr 2017 #222
Thanks for sharing that piece of personal information True Dough Apr 2017 #223
Yes, thank you so much for knowing... duhneece Apr 2017 #340
Oh that's sad leftstreet Apr 2017 #224
Damn orangecrush Apr 2017 #226
Rest In Peace Bob denbot Apr 2017 #228
Oh no! I actually met him mwdem Apr 2017 #229
Ar dheis de go raibh a h-anam, Rest in peace. OnDoutside Apr 2017 #230
Wait! This is the ultimate pinboy3niner joke! Right? Right? randome Apr 2017 #232
RIP Pinboy Trailrider1951 Apr 2017 #235
Well that just sucks Major Nikon Apr 2017 #240
I am so sorry! LeftishBrit Apr 2017 #242
Damn ..... dumbcat Apr 2017 #243
So sad. missingthebigdog Apr 2017 #244
William Rivers Pitt wants to express his sincere condolences G_j Apr 2017 #245
RIP Pinboy3niner Dystopian Apr 2017 #250
A wonderful man. pintobean Apr 2017 #251
RIP my brother in arms The Wizard Apr 2017 #252
Cross gently. You will be missed. Autumn Apr 2017 #253
((pinboy)) blm Apr 2017 #254
Ouch. tavernier Apr 2017 #255
Oh, no. I was afraid that might be the news when he hadn't been heard from in a while. Warren DeMontague Apr 2017 #256
Just saw this. BUMMER. calimary Apr 2017 #257
So sorry Tracyjo Apr 2017 #258
Peace to you, pinboy. May a host of door buzzards carry you swiftly to heaven. Squinch Apr 2017 #259
RIP beemer27 Apr 2017 #261
Oh No ! jaysunb Apr 2017 #262
pastor there? Warren DeMontague Apr 2017 #263
RIP pinboy... ScreamingMeemie Apr 2017 #264
R.I.P Pinboy3niner GreydeeThos Apr 2017 #265
Sad news Crabby Appleton Apr 2017 #266
. AwakeAtLast Apr 2017 #267
RIP Pinboy. berni_mccoy Apr 2017 #268
He was noble and witty and wonderful in every way LiberalLoner Apr 2017 #269
OMFG malaise Apr 2017 #270
I just knew something was wrong malaise Apr 2017 #271
This is just rotten news. :( Starry Messenger Apr 2017 #272
Oh Jeez...... I have lurked here for years and years...... magicarpet Apr 2017 #274
I considered him my "DU husband" Skittles Apr 2017 #275
He loved you malaise Apr 2017 #336
.... Skittles Apr 2017 #338
Same here sis malaise Apr 2017 #339
I will raise a glass with you, my sister-wife duhneece Apr 2017 #341
Oh No! I'm so sorry to learn this awful news. RIP sinkingfeeling Apr 2017 #276
I'm so sorry to hear this. Hortensis Apr 2017 #277
I will miss you, pinboy3niner. Rest in peace my friend. In_The_Wind Apr 2017 #278
I'm really very sorry to hear this. Barack_America Apr 2017 #279
RIP SHRED Apr 2017 #280
RIP Brother. bluesbassman Apr 2017 #281
RIP RhodeIslandOne Apr 2017 #283
Fine man gone. Travel well, brother. VOX Apr 2017 #284
... Different Drummer Apr 2017 #285
oh no.. yuiyoshida Apr 2017 #286
He was a funny, sweet guy. blogslut Apr 2017 #287
Awwwww, dammit. GoCubsGo Apr 2017 #288
Greatest callsign ever, I once told Pinboy3niner. DemoTex Apr 2017 #290
I thought of you malaise Apr 2017 #342
Thanks, malaise .. DemoTex Apr 2017 #344
He had a wit ocurs but once upun a lifetime Thor_MN Apr 2017 #291
Damn. I loved that guy canetoad Apr 2017 #292
RIP to a kind friend SalmonChantedEvening Apr 2017 #293
Very sad news. His witty replies and puns gave me many smiles. SaveOurDemocracy Apr 2017 #294
Rip Grassy Knoll Apr 2017 #295
Thanks for sharing this unfortunate news and may he rest in peace - n/t mazzarro Apr 2017 #296
RIP Pinboy3niner IcyPeas Apr 2017 #297
A great member of the community. So sad BootinUp Apr 2017 #298
I'll miss him. TexasTowelie Apr 2017 #299
Sad news. liberalla Apr 2017 #301
I was so afraid when he never answered malaise's callout ... countryjake Apr 2017 #302
Who'll stop the rain...of tears FailureToCommunicate Apr 2017 #332
There is little I can add to the above accolades of our dear brother. TexasProgresive Apr 2017 #303
Travel in light, Pinboy3niner appal_jack Apr 2017 #304
. roamer65 Apr 2017 #305
RIP Pinboy3niner. DU will miss you. Love and sympathy to your family and friends. Dem2theMax Apr 2017 #306
He was punny. And a fantastic DUer all the way around. aikoaiko Apr 2017 #307
So Sad to see this dickthegrouch Apr 2017 #308
That sucks Wiseman32218 Apr 2017 #309
Day is done. Be at rest, Pinboy3niner. FailureToCommunicate Apr 2017 #310
Damn. It was an honor to post puns with him progressoid Apr 2017 #313
Rest in Peace Pinboy! denvine Apr 2017 #314
Cross easy, brother Recursion Apr 2017 #315
. geek tragedy Apr 2017 #317
He was my DU bestie. Aloha oe, a hui hou, Pinboy3niner. mahina Apr 2017 #318
RIP my friend, you will be missed. MyNameIsKhan Apr 2017 #319
Very sorry to hear this mvd Apr 2017 #320
. stonecutter357 Apr 2017 #321
Dear Pinboy flamingdem Apr 2017 #323
He was my good friend here. I'm terribly saddened as I'm sure many others are. nt MADem Apr 2017 #325
Thank you for letting us know. I am so very sorry to hear this - I've really missed him here. Rhiannon12866 Apr 2017 #326
The pearly gate's door buzzard awaits. JustABozoOnThisBus Apr 2017 #327
May he rest in peace. myrna minx Apr 2017 #328
Alas malthaussen Apr 2017 #329
He was one of the best. Dr Hobbitstein Apr 2017 #330
Just saw this Highway61 Apr 2017 #331
RIP Pinboy BobTheSubgenius Apr 2017 #333
Rest easy, brother spry Apr 2017 #335
Sorry to hear this. RIP. Pathwalker Apr 2017 #337
Pinboy3niner The Wizard Apr 2017 #343
I'm broken. joshcryer Apr 2017 #345
His obituary: lastlib Apr 2017 #346
Oh, with bittersweet joy I say 'Thank You' duhneece May 2017 #347
Oh no. R.I.P. politicasista May 2017 #348
Missing him today mahina Dec 2019 #349
Me, too duhneece Dec 2019 #350
You sure did and I'm sure he appreciated you too. mahina Dec 2019 #353
R.I.P. dewsgirl Dec 2019 #351
Godspeed.... samnsara Dec 2019 #352
I am sorry to hear this. madaboutharry Dec 2019 #354
only knew him by hip posts, but that was a joy rurallib Dec 2019 #355
... Eliot Rosewater Dec 2019 #356
A couple years late, I guess, but OAITW r.2.0 Dec 2019 #357
So sorry to hear this Submariner Dec 2019 #358
So sad. Always one to watch for on DU. JohnnyLib2 Dec 2019 #359
R.I.P. Zoonart Dec 2019 #360
Oh no..... peacebuzzard Dec 2019 #361
Pinboy will live on in our hearts IGoToDU Dec 2019 #362

lastlib

(22,693 posts)
316. This news is totally not punny.
Tue Apr 25, 2017, 10:29 PM
Apr 2017

Last edited Tue May 2, 2017, 10:25 PM - Edit history (1)

I think a few puns in his honor, done respectfully would be the highest tribute we could pay our favorite pun-dit. I have nothing BUT respect for that guy. I matched wits with him in "pun-fights" more than a few times here on DU, and he ALWAYS came out on top! He was THE BEST, bar none! God, I will miss him! I never met him, wouldn't know him from Adam, but I will always remember his unparalleled wit and humor! Rest in Peace, Pinboy3Niner, and may they carry you out feet-first.* And thank you for your service to country, and for making DU a so-much-more pun pla--I mean FUN place!

And if St. Peter isn't at the pearly gate when you get there, just ring the door buzzard.........

. .

(*reference to one of our many pun-fights. He'd get it, most of you probably won't.....)

catchnrelease

(1,935 posts)
322. I always looked for him
Tue Apr 25, 2017, 11:25 PM
Apr 2017

Once a pun was thrown out I always knew he'd be there soon and would wait for his great input. You are right he was the Pun King for sure.

Orrex

(62,995 posts)
6. OH NO!
Tue Apr 25, 2017, 10:51 AM
Apr 2017

He is absolutely one of my all-time favorite DUers and cannot be replaced.

I am devastated to learn this, but thank you for letting us know.


Hassin Bin Sober

(26,155 posts)
147. He consistently cracked me up.
Tue Apr 25, 2017, 12:27 PM
Apr 2017

Keyboard sales will nosedive.



Rest in peace Pinboy3niner. And thank you for your service.

FSogol

(45,262 posts)
18. Give our condolences to his family. He had a lot of friends here.
Tue Apr 25, 2017, 10:57 AM
Apr 2017

And since it was Pinboy3niner:

"I just found out from a pastor there..."


Past her? I barely knew her.

retrowire

(10,345 posts)
21. Oh my
Tue Apr 25, 2017, 10:58 AM
Apr 2017

A DUer that I actually had conversations with...

This world is not as rich. Rest in peace ally.

 

smirkymonkey

(63,221 posts)
23. Oh my god! What horrible news!
Tue Apr 25, 2017, 10:58 AM
Apr 2017

I am so saddened to hear this. He was such an asset to this community. We will miss him greatly.

My condolences to his friends and family. RIP Pinboy.

duhneece

(4,078 posts)
24. I knew you, his good DU friends, would want to know right away
Tue Apr 25, 2017, 10:58 AM
Apr 2017

I'm still in shock. I love that he was so loved here.

The Polack MSgt

(13,057 posts)
25. Damn damn damn
Tue Apr 25, 2017, 10:59 AM
Apr 2017

Good Bye Pinboy3niner.

This is hitting me harder than I would have thought it could considering that in my life he was just text and a screen name on a political message board.

But I felt at genuine connection and fondness for him and always enjoyed our occasional conversations here.

RIP, and my condolences to his family, and all his friends digital or not... Damn

2naSalit

(84,939 posts)
73. I remember that!
Tue Apr 25, 2017, 11:19 AM
Apr 2017

I was rather new as a member at the time and that made me notice him! I laughed so hard at that, when I really needed a laugh in the most intense way.

Bobbie Jo

(14,341 posts)
32. Just logged on to see this.
Tue Apr 25, 2017, 11:00 AM
Apr 2017

Heartbroken.

So sorry to hear this, he made me smile more times than I can count.

Damn.

kairos12

(12,759 posts)
33. This is simply tragic news.
Tue Apr 25, 2017, 11:00 AM
Apr 2017

I loved his sense of humor and his puns always made my brighter. Rest in true peace.

demmiblue

(36,662 posts)
35. OMG.
Tue Apr 25, 2017, 11:01 AM
Apr 2017

This is a huge loss for DU (and the world at large).

He was truly a good soul.

RIP, Pinboy3niner.


 

heaven05

(18,124 posts)
37. Sad
Tue Apr 25, 2017, 11:01 AM
Apr 2017

too soon to go...... IF there is 'rest' after passing off this plane of existence, may his be peaceful.

lpbk2713

(42,631 posts)
39. Engaging with him was always a good experience.
Tue Apr 25, 2017, 11:02 AM
Apr 2017



Warmest thoughts go out to his many friends and family.

Cha

(294,597 posts)
41. He loved you, too.. duhneece.. he had sweet
Tue Apr 25, 2017, 11:03 AM
Apr 2017

things to say about you.

I'm so sorry to hear this.. I loved interacting with him.. we have the same last name.. we found out 'cause of some silliness that was going on in a thread.

I will miss him dearly

Mahalo for letting us know

duhneece

(4,078 posts)
78. OH, Cha...I needed to hear that. Thank you for sharing.
Tue Apr 25, 2017, 11:22 AM
Apr 2017

I will pass on to his family and friends (what and when I can)...all the DU love, gratitude and respect being shared here.

Cha

(294,597 posts)
99. It's kind of shocking..
Tue Apr 25, 2017, 11:32 AM
Apr 2017

I start crying when I think about it.. it's a little strange because we only know him from here.. but he made such an endearing impression.

It won't be the same. You're Welcome, sweetie Thank you again for telling us.

panader0

(25,816 posts)
42. Oh no!
Tue Apr 25, 2017, 11:03 AM
Apr 2017

His long absence made me wonder if he was ill. I wonder if his cancer was related to his service in Vietnam.
Damn, I'm going to miss him. This news makes me weep.

2naSalit

(84,939 posts)
45. Thank you for letting us know...
Tue Apr 25, 2017, 11:04 AM
Apr 2017

I had a bad feeling about a week ago when I looked to see if there were a response to Malaise's callout a while back.

duhneece

(4,078 posts)
197. It was your post that prompted me to ask about 6 of his Facebook friends and fam about him
Tue Apr 25, 2017, 02:18 PM
Apr 2017

I, too, had been looking for him...more and more desperate to hear from him.

2naSalit

(84,939 posts)
231. Well, thank you for doing that...
Tue Apr 25, 2017, 03:34 PM
Apr 2017

I was concerned when the shouout went out... I suspect it may have been a result of his service that he contracted cancer. Most of my Vietnam Vet friends are dying of cancer.

True Dough

(16,894 posts)
47. In less than a year
Tue Apr 25, 2017, 11:05 AM
Apr 2017

I've come to appreciate his quips, puns and great sense of humor. It occurs to me now that he maintained it right up until the end. He could have created a thread about his health failing but he chose instead to carry on with his infectious wit, a gift that obviously touched many DU members.

RIP Pinboy. You will be missed!

hay rick

(7,431 posts)
49. He will be missed.
Tue Apr 25, 2017, 11:05 AM
Apr 2017

I mostly was aware of him because of his many witty contributions to the lounge. Delighted to hear that he was also an activist. RIP.

femmocrat

(28,394 posts)
53. Oh no, what awful news.
Tue Apr 25, 2017, 11:07 AM
Apr 2017

I knew he had health problems, but didn't know how serious. He wasn't one to complain. I feared the worst when we sent out a "search party" for him last year.... and he has been missing on DU again for about a month. I think there was even a recent "Where is...?" thread. He was so surprised and touched by our concern for him.

He was one of a kind for sure and we will miss him terribly. I believe he knew how much we all cared about him. This is a terrible day.

Thank you for letting us know, duhneece.

RIP my dear friend.




Sunlei

(22,651 posts)
54. RIP Pinboy3niner, always liked your posts. enjoyed the 3/28/17 "Winter is Trumping..."
Tue Apr 25, 2017, 11:07 AM
Apr 2017

Pinboy3niner post from Tue Mar 28, 2017, 05:52 AM

"Winter is Trumping..."

 

cwydro

(51,308 posts)
225. Good post.
Tue Apr 25, 2017, 03:20 PM
Apr 2017

That flag sure is at half mast.

Damn. I hope he's reading this thread, going crazy thinking of the puns he could make.

Again. Damn.

kentuck

(110,859 posts)
65. Another brother lost...
Tue Apr 25, 2017, 11:13 AM
Apr 2017

I followed him on Du and noticed he was missing the last few weeks. We lost one of the good ones.

nolabear

(41,825 posts)
67. Oh no. I can't believe it. I really thought of him as a friend. Those puns... Oh no.
Tue Apr 25, 2017, 11:17 AM
Apr 2017

I'm not doing any kind of emoji. They don't do him justice.

Oh I'm so sad.

Cross easy, to wherever funny, smart, good people go.

BainsBane

(52,983 posts)
72. I will miss him
Tue Apr 25, 2017, 11:19 AM
Apr 2017

I feared he might have passed. He was source of joy and humor on DU. My condolences to his loved ones.

Hekate

(89,645 posts)
80. Crying here. I hope he rang that Door Buzzard good and hard on the way through...
Tue Apr 25, 2017, 11:22 AM
Apr 2017
Thank you for letting us know, and please tell his family and friends how very much he will be missed by the DU community.

eleny

(46,166 posts)
88. Condolences to all his loved one, his family and friends
Tue Apr 25, 2017, 11:27 AM
Apr 2017

This is such sad news. He's been a dear DU member.

Sissyk

(12,665 posts)
95. Oh, No!! He's one that makes DU.....DU!
Tue Apr 25, 2017, 11:31 AM
Apr 2017

This is awful. He has made me smile and laugh so many, many times on this board. I will truly miss him!

RIP Pinboy!

herding cats

(19,516 posts)
97. We're going to miss him dearly. 😢
Tue Apr 25, 2017, 11:32 AM
Apr 2017

As I'm sure all those who knew him will. I'd already noticed his absence and was hoping he was alright. This is such sad news. He was one of the best of DU.


hamsterjill

(15,166 posts)
101. I'm sorry to learn this.
Tue Apr 25, 2017, 11:32 AM
Apr 2017

There are certain DU'ers whose posts I always watch for and read. He was one of those posters. I am sorry to learn that he is no longer with us.

My sympathies to all who will miss him.

 

cwydro

(51,308 posts)
107. Oh this makes me very sad.
Tue Apr 25, 2017, 11:42 AM
Apr 2017

And god, how many times he made me laugh out loud.

I'll bet St Peter won't even make him ring the door buzzard!

Godspeed pinboy.

MerryBlooms

(11,673 posts)
111. Heartbreaking news. DU will never be the same without that dear man.
Tue Apr 25, 2017, 11:44 AM
Apr 2017

My condolences to all who knew and loved him.

Rest In Peace, Pinboy3niner.

"I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger. Then it hit me."

Stinky The Clown

(67,468 posts)
112. Arguably the finest DU member ever. He will be missed greatly.
Tue Apr 25, 2017, 11:44 AM
Apr 2017

The singularly most agreeable and humorous member we had.

Rest well.

emulatorloo

(43,834 posts)
116. Oh I am so sorry. Another wonderful person taken away too soon.
Tue Apr 25, 2017, 11:48 AM
Apr 2017

Really going to miss him and my heart goes out to his family

susanna

(5,231 posts)
120. I am so sorry to hear this.
Tue Apr 25, 2017, 11:51 AM
Apr 2017

He was such a bright light here and will be missed.

Many condolences to all who loved him.

NewJeffCT

(56,825 posts)
128. wow, how sad
Tue Apr 25, 2017, 12:03 PM
Apr 2017

my condolences to his friends and family. I knew him from his posts in the Lounge about The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones...

Aristus

(65,738 posts)
134. NO!
Tue Apr 25, 2017, 12:15 PM
Apr 2017

He was always such a supportive friend. He was a fellow veteran, a fan of William Shakespeare's Thought For The Day, an occasional mentor who encouraged me to do and be better, and one of the best representatives of what we here at DU are trying to accomplish. We are a diminished online community without him...

Iggo

(47,439 posts)
143. NO WAY! Aw, damn.
Tue Apr 25, 2017, 12:23 PM
Apr 2017

I will definitely miss his sometimes subtle, sometimes blunt, but always absurdist sense of humor.

for pinboy3niner.

KT2000

(20,518 posts)
144. One of the best here
Tue Apr 25, 2017, 12:25 PM
Apr 2017

and we will miss him for sure. Always good posts and the pun threads were fun.
With deep respect for his service -
Condolences to his family.

klook

(12,111 posts)
148. That's a punch to the gut.
Tue Apr 25, 2017, 12:30 PM
Apr 2017

I liked Pinboy3niner very much, and even had a couple of pleasant PM exchanges with him. He represented the very best of DU. When interactions here got vicious and stupid--as they have been a lot lately--I looked to him as a source of both wisdom and mirth. I sure will miss him.

Pinboy3niner, I salute you!

Ilsa

(61,633 posts)
150. Oh no! Best DUer. I'm so sad to hear of his passing.
Tue Apr 25, 2017, 12:33 PM
Apr 2017

Rest in peace, friend. Blessings to your family.

montana_hazeleyes

(3,424 posts)
159. NO!
Tue Apr 25, 2017, 12:58 PM
Apr 2017

I haven't cried this hard in a long time. Oh no! Just no.

crying too hard to post. We love you pinboy3niner.

duhneece

(4,078 posts)
237. I know how you feel. I sobbed posting it
Tue Apr 25, 2017, 04:04 PM
Apr 2017

I cried reading the comments until I was so tired that I had to take a nap.
I'm not ready to carry on.....yet. This is a time for grief, heavy grief and hurting.
But then, I'll hold my head high and know that this man has my back.

Victor_c3

(3,557 posts)
163. He did more for me than I think he ever knew
Tue Apr 25, 2017, 01:03 PM
Apr 2017

He was an Infantry Platoon Leader in Vietnam and I was an Infantry Platoon Leader in Iraq. He has dealt with many of the same things I have and continue to struggle with and he gave me hope that I too can live a full and long life despite what I've been through in my past.

I respected and looked up to him immensely. I'm not sure if he had any idea.

I will miss him immensely.

duhneece

(4,078 posts)
203. My thought exactly.
Tue Apr 25, 2017, 02:42 PM
Apr 2017

My late husband lost both legs at Chu Lai, committed suicide in 1998. I, too, wonder if had any idea how much he helped me in so many ways...too many to even count. And that was before I committed to running for office. Boy, oh Boy, he wanted to come walk and knock on doors, phone--we had worked out the details of his staying here in southern NM from Lancaster CA, and he contributed big time.
The love pouring from DU helps so much, but the loss today is too great.
We now have someone as an example of the best we can be here in DU and out in the world.
I will struggle to be half the woman he thought I was.

Victor_c3

(3,557 posts)
234. Thank you for sharing
Tue Apr 25, 2017, 04:00 PM
Apr 2017

I can't imagine what losing your husband was like for you. I almost left my wife behind in 2014 after a suicide attempt.

I'm sorry that Pinboy is gone, but I'm happy to have had a chance to run into a guy like him. I think it says a lot about his character when people like me who hardly knew him are moved by his passing.

catchnrelease

(1,935 posts)
324. This breaks my heart
Wed Apr 26, 2017, 12:12 AM
Apr 2017

When I read the OP headline this morning it took my breath away. Many years back we exchanged some PM's when he was working with the traveling Vietnam Wall. My husband is a veteran of that war and to this day says he can never make himself go and see either the real one or a traveling one. Pinboy and I discussed that and some other related things. He was so wise and kind, and of course brilliantly witty.

I never met him and yet I'm sitting here crying as I type this. That's how much power he had to affect people.

Thanks for letting us know duhneece. Oh, and just fuck cancer.

3catwoman3

(23,658 posts)
170. His quick wit and masterful puns often...
Tue Apr 25, 2017, 01:20 PM
Apr 2017

...left me breathless with admiration and laughter. What a special man. This community has been the richer for his being part of it.

LeftInTX

(24,223 posts)
172. Bye Pinboy3niner
Tue Apr 25, 2017, 01:25 PM
Apr 2017
I'm glad that he was able to pun up until the end.

He had hinted in a political post encouraging millennials to get involved because he would not be around long enough to be politically active, however, I just chalked it up to older age.

He was the best.
And will be missed

rurallib

(62,291 posts)
180. Ouch - that hurts
Tue Apr 25, 2017, 01:31 PM
Apr 2017

obviously from the responses he was well loved here.
May his family and friends have peace and wonderful memories.

Kali

(54,947 posts)
181. I found several posts of his supporting you.
Tue Apr 25, 2017, 01:31 PM
Apr 2017
https://www.democraticunderground.com/10028272590
https://www.democraticunderground.com/10028279577

He was supportive of so many here. I will always remember the efforts he made to try to come to MFM's memorial, how I wish he would have made it so I could have met him in person. He will be missed by so many.


sl8 found his photos -



https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1018&pid=337950
https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1018&pid=342476

OriginalGeek

(12,132 posts)
202. I was just thinking
Tue Apr 25, 2017, 02:39 PM
Apr 2017

now he and MFM can have a multi-colored margarita together.

Goddamn this hurts that much.

panader0

(25,816 posts)
217. Thanks for the photo Kali.
Tue Apr 25, 2017, 03:04 PM
Apr 2017

I looked for it but couldn't find it.
There's a few more of him as a young soldier too.

 

smirkymonkey

(63,221 posts)
238. Putting a face to the name makes me even more sad for some reason.
Tue Apr 25, 2017, 04:06 PM
Apr 2017

It makes him more real to me. He looks like such a good, kind person. I'm glad you posted it though.

duhneece

(4,078 posts)
239. Thank you so much for the shares.
Tue Apr 25, 2017, 04:08 PM
Apr 2017

I can't look at them now, but I will. I wouldn't have found them without you

You, like others, became supporters because of his support (I believe...I can't think straight now, but I know you understand.)

davsand

(13,419 posts)
311. Sad news. M deepest sympathies to his family and friends.
Tue Apr 25, 2017, 10:04 PM
Apr 2017

While we mourn here at DU, I am ever mindful of those left behind in his family and in his immediate community.


Godspeed, sir.


Laura

Boomerproud

(7,834 posts)
312. Thank you so much for the photo.
Tue Apr 25, 2017, 10:05 PM
Apr 2017

He would always reply to my posts about my brother who was in the 9th Infantry at Dong Tam. He was genuinely connected to and had a great concern for his fellow Vietnam vets. R.I.P.

Fla Dem

(23,155 posts)
182. Sharing in the saddness of all of DU at the passing of this truly good man.
Tue Apr 25, 2017, 01:37 PM
Apr 2017

duhneece, so sorry you have lost a cherished friend. My condolences to you and pinboy3niner's family.

Tikki

(14,520 posts)
188. So very sad...so glad Denice you two were friends.
Tue Apr 25, 2017, 01:49 PM
Apr 2017

Pinboy3niner was a strong Democratic and a loyal supporter.

Tikki

CaliforniaPeggy

(148,879 posts)
192. Oh my dear Pinboy3niner...too soon gone, way too soon.
Tue Apr 25, 2017, 02:01 PM
Apr 2017

Such a gentle loving soul. So many wonderful puns...

I have wondered where he was........

You are beyond suffering now...

Rest in peace!

pampango

(24,692 posts)
196. Will miss him greatly. Wonderful energy here at DU particularly during the Libyan revolution
Tue Apr 25, 2017, 02:18 PM
Apr 2017

he as one of the best compilers of daily news that you could find anywhere. You will be missed Pinboy3niner.

BlancheSplanchnik

(20,219 posts)
200. I was wondering where he'd been just the other day.
Tue Apr 25, 2017, 02:31 PM
Apr 2017

😰

Such a sweetheart.... I'm shocked....so smart and funny. And kind. So kindhearted.

Irreplaceable. 😔😔😔

madokie

(51,076 posts)
210. Oh NO
Tue Apr 25, 2017, 02:50 PM
Apr 2017

tell you thats not true, please tell me you're kidding. I loved the man.

He just recently, within a couple years lost his brother too best I remember.

Tanuki

(14,866 posts)
220. He was a wonderful asset to DU. What a great sense of humor,
Tue Apr 25, 2017, 03:06 PM
Apr 2017

and it was never cutting or mean-spirited. He must have been a hoot to know in real life. RIP, pinboy3niner.

DashOneBravo

(2,679 posts)
222. Rest In Peace Dai wi
Tue Apr 25, 2017, 03:08 PM
Apr 2017

I was going to link up with him at one of their reunions. He was an Infantry officer in the 2/501st Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne.

The 2nd Battalion, 501st, while attached to the 3rd Brigade, 101st received a Presidential Unit Citation for their actions during the Battle of Hamburger Hill in May 1969; the unit's battle streamer is embroidered Dong Ap Bia Mountain. The 2nd Battalion, 501st participated in Operation Texas Star, which culminated in the Battle of Fire Support Base Ripcord in July 1970. The entire 101st participated in Operation Dewey Canyon II, in support of the ARVN attack on the Ho Chi Minh Trail in Laos in February–March 1971.

He was my favorite person on the board.


True Dough

(16,894 posts)
223. Thanks for sharing that piece of personal information
Tue Apr 25, 2017, 03:11 PM
Apr 2017

Many of us are curious about his background. He certainly seemed like the kind of person who would be admired.

duhneece

(4,078 posts)
340. Yes, thank you so much for knowing...
Wed Apr 26, 2017, 05:12 PM
Apr 2017

...then sharing with all of us, DU brothers and sisters. So much grief and hurting...and so much love and light

mwdem

(4,031 posts)
229. Oh no! I actually met him
Tue Apr 25, 2017, 03:31 PM
Apr 2017

about 2 years ago in my town. He was with the travelling Vietnam Memorial Wall, which was set up in a nearby park. A very sweet man, and what a wit! 😢

dumbcat

(2,116 posts)
243. Damn .....
Tue Apr 25, 2017, 04:17 PM
Apr 2017

I'm really gonna miss that guy. He could make me chuckle even in the midst of depression.

I'll drink a special toast to him tonight. RIP fella!

missingthebigdog

(1,233 posts)
244. So sad.
Tue Apr 25, 2017, 04:18 PM
Apr 2017

This isn't the first time I've cried on my keyboard because of him, but all of the other times were from laughing so hard.

He will be sorely missed here.

Dystopian

(6,421 posts)
250. RIP Pinboy3niner
Tue Apr 25, 2017, 04:31 PM
Apr 2017

He was a beautiful soul. Sending heartfelt condolences to his family and many friends.

So sad....he was a ray of sunshine.....



peace~

Warren DeMontague

(80,708 posts)
256. Oh, no. I was afraid that might be the news when he hadn't been heard from in a while.
Tue Apr 25, 2017, 04:46 PM
Apr 2017

Man.

Condolences to his family, and friends, and everyone who loved him. And I know that's this entire place.



Safe travels, friend.

Squinch

(50,348 posts)
259. Peace to you, pinboy. May a host of door buzzards carry you swiftly to heaven.
Tue Apr 25, 2017, 04:47 PM
Apr 2017


This is so sad. Such a bright light he was.

beemer27

(449 posts)
261. RIP
Tue Apr 25, 2017, 04:54 PM
Apr 2017

We can't afford to lose people like him. If the world had a few more like him, this would be a pretty nice place to live in, and we wouldn't be killing and hating each other all the time. Put in a good word for us up There, kick back and take it easy, You deserve it.

ScreamingMeemie

(68,918 posts)
264. RIP pinboy...
Tue Apr 25, 2017, 05:10 PM
Apr 2017

Thanks for letting us know, and thanks to those who let those of us who no longer hang here know... A devastating loss for sure.