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Kali

(54,947 posts)
Thu Jan 9, 2014, 08:24 PM Jan 2014

Thanks so much to everybody in the Lounge and I am so sorry.

Last edited Fri Sep 8, 2017, 06:36 PM - Edit history (2)

Jim, MiddleFingerMom, passed away today. This place and all of you made his life worthwhile the past couple of years. He loved you and he loved being able to bring a smile to your face, or especially a guffaw or spit take. His humor and honesty are the two outstanding traits that bound our friendship. He could be a dick if he disagreed with you, but he was totally honest and never bullshitted anybody. In fact the only fib I ever saw him tell in over 10 years of knowing him, was the one about being immortal. Rest in Peace my friend.

his journal - http://www.democraticunderground.com/~MiddleFingerMom



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Thanks so much to everybody in the Lounge and I am so sorry. (Original Post) Kali Jan 2014 OP
I'm sorry to hear that fishwax Jan 2014 #1
"Cannonball" Sekhmets Daughter Jan 2014 #2
RIP MFM Moondog Jan 2014 #3
Oh, I'm just heartbroken. pacalo Jan 2014 #4
... Skittles Jan 2014 #5
I can't imagine this place without him. Baitball Blogger Jan 2014 #6
Rest in peace Jim. There will never be another one like you. My livetohike Jan 2014 #7
Damn. He'll always be remebered here at DU. Kaleva Jan 2014 #8
And missed, and needed. arcane1 Jan 2014 #39
Yes. He was like a den mother. applegrove Jan 2014 #206
When I joined DU he was... one_voice Jan 2014 #9
Oh no! RIP MFM, will miss your humor. we can do it Jan 2014 #10
Kali, I am so sorry...in tears posting this...RIP MFM HipChick Jan 2014 #11
Oh my God NO! angstlessk Jan 2014 #12
So sorry Kali. sheshe2 Jan 2014 #13
OMG! TexasTowelie Jan 2014 #14
Rest In Peace, MFM appal_jack Jan 2014 #15
RIP, dear sir n2doc Jan 2014 #16
Oh nooo .... polly7 Jan 2014 #17
... handmade34 Jan 2014 #18
I just saw this in the GN group and posted in that thead... hlthe2b Jan 2014 #19
Rest in peace MFM! hrmjustin Jan 2014 #20
I am so sorry Kali. And everyone. And what a kind soul that shined from his eyes! Maraya1969 Jan 2014 #21
RIP nradisic Jan 2014 #22
. Tuesday Afternoon Jan 2014 #23
Post removed Post removed Jan 2014 #24
RIP MFM tishaLA Jan 2014 #25
Rest in Peace Dear Friend Crewleader Jan 2014 #26
Rest in peace Jim. In_The_Wind Jan 2014 #27
MFM once told me I have a cool mustache. OriginalGeek Jan 2014 #28
Rest, Jim... You will be missed! Firebrand Gary Jan 2014 #29
Oh Dear God. I feel like I've been punched. nolabear Jan 2014 #30
Oh no! Dash87 Jan 2014 #31
. NRaleighLiberal Jan 2014 #32
Peace Jim... flying rabbit Jan 2014 #33
A friend I had never met in person. rurallib Jan 2014 #34
Words cannot express my sorrow... bluesbassman Jan 2014 #35
I will miss him. So sad. n/t A Simple Game Jan 2014 #36
... FLyellowdog Jan 2014 #37
Deepest sympathy malaise Jan 2014 #38
That's sad to hear Dyedinthewoolliberal Jan 2014 #40
Seriously bummed :( ... RIP, MFM MH1 Jan 2014 #41
requiescat in pacem, jim. you will be sorely missed. healing vibes and comfort to all who knew niyad Jan 2014 #42
crap. lumberjack_jeff Jan 2014 #43
I am so sorry. GentryDixon Jan 2014 #44
What was he fighting? R. Daneel Olivaw Jan 2014 #190
Chronic heart disease. Chan790 Jan 2014 #200
Sorry to hear that. How old was he if you know? R. Daneel Olivaw Jan 2014 #214
RIP. nt DesertFlower Jan 2014 #45
I'm gonna miss MFM lpbk2713 Jan 2014 #46
Oh, no... that's so sad. The Velveteen Ocelot Jan 2014 #47
I really liked many of his posts. ZombieHorde Jan 2014 #48
Oh... a la izquierda Jan 2014 #49
R.I.P. Jim. You were awesome. nt AverageJoe90 Jan 2014 #50
TEARS! I feel like I know him. tblue Jan 2014 #51
I hope we made him as happy as he made us. rocktivity Jan 2014 #52
. . . Le Taz Hot Jan 2014 #53
It won't be the same here without him. eShirl Jan 2014 #54
Ohhhhh... frogmarch Jan 2014 #55
RIP snacker Jan 2014 #56
I will miss him. texanwitch Jan 2014 #57
Oh no... shanti Jan 2014 #58
Very sad news. SaveOurDemocracy Jan 2014 #59
Godspeed, FIMFM magical thyme Jan 2014 #60
Rest in Peace, MFM. madinmaryland Jan 2014 #61
So shocked and so very sorry, Kali. kaiden Jan 2014 #62
. Jesus Malverde Jan 2014 #63
RIP MFM! Somehow I still found this shocking even though I was expecting it.... Locut0s Jan 2014 #64
My condolences sakabatou Jan 2014 #65
R.I.P. Tx4obama Jan 2014 #66
Aw, damn. Iggo Jan 2014 #67
I'm so sorry. I didn't know she was a he but no matter... Triana Jan 2014 #68
He will be missed. surrealAmerican Jan 2014 #69
RIP and say hi to Andy and the rest for the rest of us nadinbrzezinski Jan 2014 #70
. struggle4progress Jan 2014 #71
RIP MFM bench scientist Jan 2014 #72
Keep you well MFM wherever you are. rrneck Jan 2014 #73
so sorry to hear that neverforget Jan 2014 #74
Damn... RIP Jim 4_TN_TITANS Jan 2014 #75
Simply unbelievable. We truly have lost a giant. opiate69 Jan 2014 #76
Oh, Kali, I'm so sorry. Sissyk Jan 2014 #77
Very sad... GReedDiamond Jan 2014 #78
So sorry to see this - TBF Jan 2014 #79
RIP MFM. NYC_SKP Jan 2014 #80
I wonder if CaliforniaPeggy knows. She was a good friend. nolabear Jan 2014 #81
So sorry, I really liked his posts, great humor mountain grammy Jan 2014 #82
I am so sorry to hear that greatauntoftriplets Jan 2014 #83
We once had a nice moment over a King Missle video - Detachable Penis aikoaiko Jan 2014 #84
RIP MFM Eyerish Jan 2014 #85
MFM may not have been immortal but he will live forever in our memories csziggy Jan 2014 #86
I'm crying. hunter Jan 2014 #87
R.I.P. MFM kiva Jan 2014 #88
My thoughts and prayers go out to you..... rppper Jan 2014 #89
So sorry to hear this, Kali. calimary Jan 2014 #90
:( TeeYiYi Jan 2014 #91
My sincere sympathies to you, Kali - enlightenment Jan 2014 #92
Oh no! RIP! Initech Jan 2014 #93
Oh...... msanthrope Jan 2014 #94
Rest in peace, Jim... Earth_First Jan 2014 #95
This breaks my heart. Blue_In_AK Jan 2014 #96
Ah geez...very sad to hear this. cyberswede Jan 2014 #97
Rest in peace my friend, rest in peace. You have made a difference. nt Demo_Chris Jan 2014 #98
Wow, very sad. grantcart Jan 2014 #99
tearing up as I type...heartbreaking news. Thank you Kali for letting us know. abq e streeter Jan 2014 #100
Oh, how sad. RIP, MFM. Zorra Jan 2014 #101
I will surely miss him. zeemike Jan 2014 #102
:( tandot Jan 2014 #103
Fare Thee Well, MFM charlie and algernon Jan 2014 #104
Sad, sad news. JohnnyLib2 Jan 2014 #105
Oh no!!! GreenPartyVoter Jan 2014 #106
That is absolutely terrible. ellie Jan 2014 #107
rip mfm logosoco Jan 2014 #108
no words LadyHawkAZ Jan 2014 #109
So Sorry To Hear This, Ma'am The Magistrate Jan 2014 #110
... pacalo Jan 2014 #186
. warrior1 Jan 2014 #111
bye MFM Paulie Jan 2014 #112
Really. If there's a heaven may it be full of pulchritudinous nurses. nolabear Jan 2014 #117
RIP Jim. TxDemChem Jan 2014 #113
Seriously? Holy smokes. RIP MFM and that is a shock. uppityperson Jan 2014 #114
Ah, my dear Kali.... CaliforniaPeggy Jan 2014 #115
I will miss you pokerfan Jan 2014 #116
people on DU being dicks iamthebandfanman Jan 2014 #118
They broke the mold... Ilsa Jan 2014 #119
OMG... :( n/t kdmorris Jan 2014 #120
RIP you wonderful silly man. redwitch Jan 2014 #121
I'm so very sorry. nclib Jan 2014 #122
So sorry to hear this. cate94 Jan 2014 #123
I'm so sorry ashling Jan 2014 #124
he will be missed riverwalker Jan 2014 #125
RIP MFM hay rick Jan 2014 #126
Good passage. Enjoy your wings. nt onehandle Jan 2014 #127
I'm so sorry for your loss, Kali. pintobean Jan 2014 #128
i saw the post in GD and felt my stomach flipů. BlancheSplanchnik Jan 2014 #129
I had the exact same experience! arcane1 Jan 2014 #153
he wasn't just hilarious, he was also so very kindů. BlancheSplanchnik Jan 2014 #161
he based it as a play on another members name here Paulie Jan 2014 #167
It was a riff on "LeftyFingerPop". n/t bluesbassman Jan 2014 #246
Thanks! Found the thread when MFM tells the story Paulie Jan 2014 #248
A truly unique and beloved voice that will echo throughout the Lounge annabanana Jan 2014 #130
May he RIP. Lil Missy Jan 2014 #131
I'm so sorry to hear this. peacefreak Jan 2014 #132
I'm very sad to hear this. crim son Jan 2014 #133
Never met him. Glassunion Jan 2014 #134
I am so sorry to hear this. Mz Pip Jan 2014 #135
Damn. The vertical ellipsis. progressoid Jan 2014 #136
R.I.P. MiddleFingerMom William769 Jan 2014 #137
There are no words... CherokeeDem Jan 2014 #138
He will be missed. Stay strong Kali. louslobbs Jan 2014 #139
. pinboy3niner Jan 2014 #140
I don't think that there is anyone I will miss more than MFM. Curmudgeoness Jan 2014 #141
i'm so sorry to hear this.. frylock Jan 2014 #142
Damn TuxedoKat Jan 2014 #143
The Lounge just won't be the Lounge without him Major Nikon Jan 2014 #144
Very sorry to hear that. graywarrior Jan 2014 #145
Peace to him CreekDog Jan 2014 #146
RIP MFM. You will be missed and remembered. TeamPooka Jan 2014 #147
RIP Hissyspit Jan 2014 #148
ahh .... I am so sad to hear of this.... meti57b Jan 2014 #149
OMG!! I'm so sorry! Oh, he DID make us smile so many times. RIP, MiddleFingerMom, RIP. WinkyDink Jan 2014 #150
Damn, Thanks to you Kali for all your love. panader0 Jan 2014 #151
RIP NewJeffCT Jan 2014 #152
The Lounge will never be the same. El Supremo Jan 2014 #154
RIP JCMach1 Jan 2014 #155
This one's gonna hurt for awhile sharp_stick Jan 2014 #156
Here's to MFM! Hayabusa Jan 2014 #157
Sympathies to his family... IdaBriggs Jan 2014 #158
RIP MFM life long demo Jan 2014 #159
Rest in Peace sir DainBramaged Jan 2014 #160
I'm sorry... Stuart G Jan 2014 #162
. LWolf Jan 2014 #163
Hugs. riqster Jan 2014 #164
OMG, I can't believe it. What terrible news. femmocrat Jan 2014 #165
Wow...just wow......give them hell MFM on your journey. Lochloosa Jan 2014 #166
I seldom posted in the Lounge...but I went there just to read his post. Lochloosa Jan 2014 #168
Such sad news. TDale313 Jan 2014 #169
i cant believe it. rip mfm Liberal_in_LA Jan 2014 #170
Thank you for that beautiful pic, Kali. Melissa G Jan 2014 #171
condolences to you and all his family-DU included RainDog Jan 2014 #172
That sweet face. I was concerned at this last episode. A sad ending. RIP JIm, And Thanks Kali. n/t freshwest Jan 2014 #173
Shit. I feel like I lost family-- a favorite goofy cousin or uncle. Gidney N Cloyd Jan 2014 #174
RIP MFM cherokeeprogressive Jan 2014 #175
My condolences to all of his friends and family mokawanis Jan 2014 #176
So sad. One of DU's finest. Rest In Eternal Peace. JaneyVee Jan 2014 #177
I'm truly sorry to hear this XemaSab Jan 2014 #178
The DU Lounge will never be the same. RIP. Fla Dem Jan 2014 #179
... Aristus Jan 2014 #180
This is too sad.... yuiyoshida Jan 2014 #181
So very sad, may he rest in peace after such a valiant struggle. n/t UtahLib Jan 2014 #182
Such a loss. Autumn Jan 2014 #183
Absolutely truly fucking immortal now. hunter Jan 2014 #184
I'm sorry - LiberalElite Jan 2014 #185
Sorry to hear about this...Condolences to his Family and Friends... KoKo Jan 2014 #187
Peace be with you, Kali.... Scruffy Rumbler Jan 2014 #188
Requiescat In Pace - he was the best of the best of Democratic Underground and mulsh Jan 2014 #189
My sympathies to his friends & family. CrispyQ Jan 2014 #191
So sad. His posts will be missed. He was such a hoot. nt valerief Jan 2014 #192
RIP. This place won't be the same. Throd Jan 2014 #193
I am so sorry to hear this JitterbugPerfume Jan 2014 #194
Condolences to us all. n/t UTUSN Jan 2014 #195
That sucks so bad, Kali. Big hugs to you,his family and friends n/t Violet_Crumble Jan 2014 #196
Rest In Peace, MFM. nt cry baby Jan 2014 #197
I'm so sorry he has passed BainsBane Jan 2014 #198
My heart aches... Phentex Jan 2014 #199
RIP MFM zabet Jan 2014 #201
DU will never be the same Renew Deal Jan 2014 #202
RIP joshcryer Jan 2014 #203
He was such a character. Bigger than life vanlassie Jan 2014 #204
My gosh. I'm so sorry. Vibes to him. What lucky people across the rainbowbridge who now get to applegrove Jan 2014 #205
you mafe me cry again BlancheSplanchnik Jan 2014 #309
Very well said, and if there is a way to post from the afterlife MFM will find it. KurtNYC Jan 2014 #315
Beautifully said applegrove. nt polly7 Jan 2014 #325
very nicely said... one_voice Jan 2014 #335
Rest in Sweet Peace Dystopian Jan 2014 #207
Thanks for sharting him with us. rug Jan 2014 #208
I think you meant "sharing" bunnies Jan 2014 #297
Ooops! rug Jan 2014 #333
Well played, MFM. Really well played. bluedigger Jan 2014 #209
What a loss to us all. hamsterjill Jan 2014 #210
Rest in peace, MFM onestepforward Jan 2014 #211
I'm so sorry catrose Jan 2014 #212
... Lucinda Jan 2014 #213
I'm so sorry FloridaJudy Jan 2014 #215
Damn. Th1onein Jan 2014 #216
... 2naSalit Jan 2014 #217
I am so very sorry to hear that. I will miss him! n/t DebJ Jan 2014 #218
and I never got to ask him awoke_in_2003 Jan 2014 #219
Someone here longer than I can tell you better, but there was a DUer, LeftyFingerPop nolabear Jan 2014 #222
LeftyFingerPop awoke_in_2003 Jan 2014 #224
RIP MFM. Solly Mack Jan 2014 #220
Teh Lounge just won't be the same OmahaBlueDog Jan 2014 #221
I'll miss ya, Jim. TygrBright Jan 2014 #223
will be missed SarasotaDem Jan 2014 #225
Jim was the greatest MrScorpio Jan 2014 #226
I like that... BlancheSplanchnik Jan 2014 #378
Oh, Kali.......I was afraid of this....... dixiegrrrrl Jan 2014 #227
I'm just in disbelief that MFM is gone. I can't tell you how much I appreciated him. pacalo Jan 2014 #228
RIP cantbeserious Jan 2014 #229
My condolences to his family and friends. intheflow Jan 2014 #230
Your friendship was very heartwarming, Kali R B Garr Jan 2014 #231
A tribute to a beautiful soul Prisoner_Number_Six Jan 2014 #232
Goodnight, sir. Gold Metal Flake Jan 2014 #233
Damn... Ron Obvious Jan 2014 #234
OMG. Kali -- and to my fellow DU'rs Raine1967 Jan 2014 #235
Oh my goodness! elleng Jan 2014 #236
He reminded me of a brother of mine Lars39 Jan 2014 #237
Rest in peace, MFM LittleBlue Jan 2014 #238
DU is a lesser place tonight. flvegan Jan 2014 #239
There is now a void at DU that will never be filled HarveyDarkey Jan 2014 #240
Damn! jimlup Jan 2014 #241
So sorry you have lost a friend...and a reasonable -funny- voice on DU. FailureToCommunicate Jan 2014 #242
He will be missed, may he rest in peace Digit Jan 2014 #243
... Duer 157099 Jan 2014 #244
Perhaps someone familiar with his work could compile a "best of". Spitfire of ATJ Jan 2014 #245
I'm so sorry for your loss, Kali. Beacool Jan 2014 #247
I was hoping he would make it to summer... grasswire Jan 2014 #249
RIP DeSwiss Jan 2014 #250
RIP Jim ReRe Jan 2014 #251
So sad to hear this IcyPeas Jan 2014 #252
I'm very sorry to hear this. Liberal Veteran Jan 2014 #253
what a shock. i knew he was sick, read post about hosp. to rehab to hosp. orleans Jan 2014 #254
Oh, I'm so sorry...may he RIP lunamagica Jan 2014 #255
I'm very sorry for your loss, Kali REP Jan 2014 #256
He is a legend in this family. Duppers Jan 2014 #257
He will be really missed. nt Live and Learn Jan 2014 #258
I don't think I ever interacted with him. bearssoapbox Jan 2014 #259
This place will not be the same. The Midway Rebel Jan 2014 #260
I'm so incredibly sorry. Chellee Jan 2014 #261
Shocking. Very sorry to hear. jsr Jan 2014 #262
RIP Yavin4 Jan 2014 #263
Words are never enough intaglio Jan 2014 #264
RIP murielm99 Jan 2014 #265
I will really miss him libodem Jan 2014 #266
So sad... countryjake Jan 2014 #267
He will be missed MissHoneychurch Jan 2014 #268
Heartbreaking, I'm simply speechless. Joe Shlabotnik Jan 2014 #269
RIP, MFM! LeftofObama Jan 2014 #270
................... Paper Roses Jan 2014 #271
Thank you, Kali hermetic Jan 2014 #272
Peaceful passage, Big Guy sarge43 Jan 2014 #273
I'll miss his posts. They were a big part of the Lounge character JustABozoOnThisBus Jan 2014 #274
I'm shocked. Tobin S. Jan 2014 #275
I am saddened to hear this. alphafemale Jan 2014 #276
Rest in peace, Jim Earth Bound Misfit Jan 2014 #277
I am terribly sorry. LeftishBrit Jan 2014 #278
No apology necessary, Kali--you were our lifeline to MFM pinboy3niner Jan 2014 #279
Thank you for doing this azurnoir Jan 2014 #280
RIP MFM. LeftOfSelf-Centered Jan 2014 #281
Farewell, dear man blogslut Jan 2014 #282
Rest In Peace, MFM MerryBlooms Jan 2014 #283
I am so sorry. He seemed to have such zest for life. nt raccoon Jan 2014 #284
. stonecutter357 Jan 2014 #285
Aw, hell! He always seemed to be optimistic and fighting the good fight pink-o Jan 2014 #286
RIP MFM Denis 11 Jan 2014 #287
Safe passage to Jim. Call Me Wesley Jan 2014 #288
Very sad to hear this....RIP MFM Tripper11 Jan 2014 #289
No! GoCubsGo Jan 2014 #290
Oh no! Trailrider1951 Jan 2014 #291
Holy crap..... a kennedy Jan 2014 #292
I'm so sorry. peace and comfort to you and all who love him. PeaceNikki Jan 2014 #293
He brought so much joy to this place MissMillie Jan 2014 #294
well fuck blueknight Jan 2014 #295
I feel like I just got kicked. WilliamPitt Jan 2014 #296
Awww man. bunnies Jan 2014 #298
He was a special person, PRETZEL Jan 2014 #299
So sorry to hear this. RiffRandell Jan 2014 #300
God bless him. (nt) Paladin Jan 2014 #301
Another good man gone. corksean Jan 2014 #302
I will miss him nuxvomica Jan 2014 #303
Rest in Peace MFM Marrah_G Jan 2014 #304
Devastating loss. The man was a genius. many a good man Jan 2014 #305
I'm so sorry for the loss of your dear friend, Kali. Raffi Ella Jan 2014 #306
RIP beemer27 Jan 2014 #307
Shit that sucks! (nm) Rambis Jan 2014 #308
Oh no! The place will never be the same without MFM. Condolences to his sinkingfeeling Jan 2014 #310
My deepest condolences to his friends and family on and off DU. stevenleser Jan 2014 #311
r.i.p. Blue_Tires Jan 2014 #312
Sad news. Tommy_Carcetti Jan 2014 #313
I am so sorry for your loss. scarletlib Jan 2014 #314
Oh man... Xyzse Jan 2014 #316
Very sad to hear. RIP :( cbdo2007 Jan 2014 #317
(( )) blm Jan 2014 #318
Oh, no. Waiting For Everyman Jan 2014 #319
My condolences to his loved ones. May he RIP. myrna minx Jan 2014 #320
NOooooooooooooo! Hotler Jan 2014 #321
Oh no, this is so sad BarbaRosa Jan 2014 #322
He will be missed. hedgehog Jan 2014 #323
so sorry to hear of his passing Bombero1956 Jan 2014 #324
RIP, MFM. Skinner Jan 2014 #326
It's a very sad day. Worried senior Jan 2014 #327
Godspeed MFM.... Avalux Jan 2014 #328
That's awful to hear Recursion Jan 2014 #329
Float him out in a flaming longship with a dog at his feet... malthaussen Jan 2014 #330
I will miss him! B Calm Jan 2014 #331
RIP Incitatus Jan 2014 #332
Kali. westerebus Jan 2014 #334
RIP MFM Blue Diadem Jan 2014 #336
I am sooo sorry to hear this. He will be greatly missed!!!!!!!!!!! n/t onecent Jan 2014 #337
RIP dear man. 840high Jan 2014 #338
So very sorry.... coffeenap Jan 2014 #339
Oh hell! kentauros Jan 2014 #340
RIP dear one! madmom Jan 2014 #341
... Arkansas Granny Jan 2014 #342
Rest in peace, MFM. We will sure miss you. Arugula Latte Jan 2014 #343
So sad. RIP LoisB Jan 2014 #344
Oh, no. DU will never be the same without MFM. mnhtnbb Jan 2014 #345
damn.... mike_c Jan 2014 #346
So sorry to hear this. He was a great Lounger. jobycom Jan 2014 #347
This is very sad news indeed...RIP joeybee12 Jan 2014 #348
Going to miss him - one of a kind SCantiGOP Jan 2014 #349
No words work now, but I am so sorry for your loss. Squinch Jan 2014 #350
Gone but not forgotten Uben Jan 2014 #351
RIP OhioChick Jan 2014 #352
Oh my God! geardaddy Jan 2014 #353
RIP dbackjon Jan 2014 #354
RIP. SalmonChantedEvening Jan 2014 #355
He leaves a huge void. tosh Jan 2014 #356
Oh no, hell no LiberalEsto Jan 2014 #357
my condolences noiretextatique Jan 2014 #358
I loved him DoBotherMe Jan 2014 #359
R.I.P. Jim will be missed around here always. A great one. n/t Bossy Monkey Jan 2014 #360
He Will Be Missed warrprayer Jan 2014 #361
I remember the first time he made me laugh... PassingFair Jan 2014 #362
He most definitely is immortal ... never fibbed before nor after ... GBMFM .... MindMover Jan 2014 #363
I was afraid these latest struggles would do him in. I'm so sorry to hear this Flaxbee Jan 2014 #364
DU lost a Classic. My sympathy goes out to all who knew him personally. nt adirondacker Jan 2014 #365
My condolences, Kali LNM Jan 2014 #366
Kali - this is incredibly sad news - DU will be a lesser place without him Grateful for Hope Jan 2014 #367
RIP, you gave all of us more than we could have ever given you. erinlough Jan 2014 #368
Such sad news.. solara Jan 2014 #369
No!! raptor_rider Jan 2014 #370
He can't be gone! mysuzuki2 Jan 2014 #371
I'm so sorry, Kali, we will all miss him. KatyaR Jan 2014 #372
Dammit MFM, you made me late for work JustABozoOnThisBus Jan 2014 #373
RIP MFM Missed he shall be,,,,,,,,,,,, benld74 Jan 2014 #374
RIP SalviaBlue Jan 2014 #375
dam! another good man done gone on.... madrchsod Jan 2014 #376
RIP MFM SkatmanRoth Jan 2014 #377
So sorry to hear this. GoneOffShore Jan 2014 #379
Love to you, Kali. Thank you for the photo. He was beautiful. DevonRex Jan 2014 #380
Godspeed! mentalsolstice Jan 2014 #381
Stay strong, Kali... awoke_in_2003 Jan 2014 #382
the photo is exactly how i pictured him with clothes on hopemountain Jan 2014 #383
Oh, no... derby378 Jan 2014 #384
RIP Jim backwoodsbob Jan 2014 #385
Funny guy Texasgal Jan 2014 #386
Damn, I am so sorry to hear this. Cool man. nt Mnemosyne Jan 2014 #387
I never realized how much a part of DU MFM was Live and Learn Jan 2014 #388
I think many here feel the same... Phentex Jan 2014 #398
RIP Jim! Callalily Jan 2014 #389
Missing you Jim DoBotherMe Jan 2014 #390
One more fare-thee-well. *sigh* nolabear Jan 2014 #391
MFM, you will be missed... MrMickeysMom Jan 2014 #392
kick back up irisblue Jan 2014 #393
Late to this news. krispos42 Jan 2014 #394
No. Wait Wut Jan 2014 #395
RIP. Fearless Jan 2014 #396
Just read the news.........so sorry! Amaril Jan 2014 #397
OH GEES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! trueblue2007 Jan 2014 #399
He's gone???? Lady Freedom Returns Jan 2014 #400
RIP Dude. You made me laugh!! Manifestor_of_Light Jan 2014 #401
I am so sorry to bid farewell....... Burma Jones Jan 2014 #402
R.I.P. Jim... Miles Archer Jan 2014 #403
I didn't know that was you! I'm glad you're here. And as to MFM... nolabear Jan 2014 #405
I have been away for a little bit and hate to hear this. bamacrat Jan 2014 #404
Kick....keeping it ...immortal. dixiegrrrrl Jan 2014 #406
Hope you're rockin' the afterlife, Old Friend. nolabear Mar 2014 #407
too sad. RIP mfm. bbgrunt Dec 2015 #408

Sekhmets Daughter

(7,515 posts)
2. "Cannonball"
Thu Jan 9, 2014, 08:29 PM
Jan 2014

I do so hope that's exactly what was running through his mind.

You've been wonderful Kali. I know you, perhaps more than any of the rest of us. will miss him. He was a good man and the world lost him too soon.

Peace and love.

SD

Baitball Blogger

(46,413 posts)
6. I can't imagine this place without him.
Thu Jan 9, 2014, 08:33 PM
Jan 2014

Love you MFM. Always. I could always count on you to make me laugh.

livetohike

(21,998 posts)
7. Rest in peace Jim. There will never be another one like you. My
Thu Jan 9, 2014, 08:33 PM
Jan 2014

sympathy to you Kali and to all who knew and loved him .

one_voice

(20,043 posts)
9. When I joined DU he was...
Thu Jan 9, 2014, 08:35 PM
Jan 2014

one of the first people to make me feel welcomed.


This place will not be the same without him.

I'm so sorry for your loss Kali!

Give 'em hell MFM!

HipChick

(25,485 posts)
11. Kali, I am so sorry...in tears posting this...RIP MFM
Thu Jan 9, 2014, 08:36 PM
Jan 2014

Heaven just got an angel...a funny one at that..

angstlessk

(11,862 posts)
12. Oh my God NO!
Thu Jan 9, 2014, 08:36 PM
Jan 2014

He spent days compiling the funniest posts in the lounge...

I knew he was in and out of the hospital...but hoped he would not succumb...

What a great man...I remember when I thought he was a woman...'middle finger mom'

I had never seen a photo...what a great one for a great man...

Though I am not a lounge 'lizzard' I too will miss him greatly

TexasTowelie

(110,319 posts)
14. OMG!
Thu Jan 9, 2014, 08:37 PM
Jan 2014


I've only been here a short while and traded a few barbs and email messages with Jim, but I really looked forward to reading his posts and enjoying his zaniness.

I know that he had many medical problems recently so I hope that his passing was actually a blessing so he could be relieved of the pain and hardship. He will be sorely missed, but all of us have been benefited from getting to know him.

Thank you Kali for all that you have done to look out for our friend.

 

appal_jack

(3,813 posts)
15. Rest In Peace, MFM
Thu Jan 9, 2014, 08:38 PM
Jan 2014

Rest In Peace, MFM. More than once, I smiled at your good humor. It was always a good respite from the serious matters we grapple with here at DU.

-app

polly7

(20,582 posts)
17. Oh nooo ....
Thu Jan 9, 2014, 08:39 PM
Jan 2014

I knew he was very ill, but this is such a sad, awful shock.

I'm so sorry Kali and everyone else here and in real life who loved him .... including me. DU will never be the same.

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hlthe2b

(101,275 posts)
19. I just saw this in the GN group and posted in that thead...
Thu Jan 9, 2014, 08:41 PM
Jan 2014

MFM brought a smile to so many here-- and given the frequent DU conflicts--that is a real accomplishment.

His humor and positive example--in the face of frequent serious health issues-- is something I will take with me.

RIP, MFM. YOU will be sorely missed.

Maraya1969

(22,356 posts)
21. I am so sorry Kali. And everyone. And what a kind soul that shined from his eyes!
Thu Jan 9, 2014, 08:49 PM
Jan 2014

We will miss you dear soul.

Tuesday Afternoon

(56,912 posts)
23. .
Thu Jan 9, 2014, 08:49 PM
Jan 2014


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Response to Kali (Original post)

nolabear

(41,825 posts)
30. Oh Dear God. I feel like I've been punched.
Thu Jan 9, 2014, 08:58 PM
Jan 2014

Oh I'm so sorry. I truly don't have words.

Jim was the epitome of this place, funny as hell, mean when he wanted to be, but one of the most innocent people in many ways I've ever known. He's been sick for so long.

Oh, I am so very sad.

Cross easy, you Immortal Bastid.

rurallib

(62,291 posts)
34. A friend I had never met in person.
Thu Jan 9, 2014, 08:59 PM
Jan 2014

Seemed like he had a way of communicating ideas and thoughts that reached out to everyone here.

As all know, he will be missed and will leave an unfillable hole in the Lounge.

So glad I had an opportunity to cross paths with this gentle soul.

I won't grieve, but will think back on some of his posts, his humor, that would give me (all of us) a lift on a bad day.
Thank you, Jim for being you.

ETA - I have been afraid this time was coming, but it does hurt.

bluesbassman

(19,200 posts)
35. Words cannot express my sorrow...
Thu Jan 9, 2014, 08:59 PM
Jan 2014

The world just got a little darker, a little less happy, a little less fun.

RIP Jim. You will be missed.

MH1

(17,505 posts)
41. Seriously bummed :( ... RIP, MFM
Thu Jan 9, 2014, 09:04 PM
Jan 2014

I didn't often post on his threads (ever?) but I often read them and enjoyed them. I've been missing his posts lately, too.

Ah well, RIP MFM. I guess it got a bit more fun in Heaven today.

niyad

(110,955 posts)
42. requiescat in pacem, jim. you will be sorely missed. healing vibes and comfort to all who knew
Thu Jan 9, 2014, 09:04 PM
Jan 2014

and loved him.

GentryDixon

(2,939 posts)
44. I am so sorry.
Thu Jan 9, 2014, 09:04 PM
Jan 2014

He put up a valiant fight. Thank you Kali, for keeping us posted. A very sad day.

He will be sorely missed.

 

Chan790

(20,176 posts)
200. Chronic heart disease.
Thu Jan 9, 2014, 10:50 PM
Jan 2014

I believe congestive heart failure, but I may be wrong. I do know that he was hospitalized repeatedly in the past few years for his heart.

tblue

(16,350 posts)
51. TEARS! I feel like I know him.
Thu Jan 9, 2014, 09:07 PM
Jan 2014

Damn! Thank you, Kali, for notifying us. I am so sad. I miss him already.

He will live on in the archives of DU and in many hearts and minds. Just sad.

Le Taz Hot

(22,271 posts)
53. . . .
Thu Jan 9, 2014, 09:07 PM
Jan 2014

We just lost a great DUer. We disagreed about the value of The Lounge but he did have some funny posts. You could tell he was a special soul.

Go with the goddess, MFM.

LTH

 

magical thyme

(14,881 posts)
60. Godspeed, FIMFM
Thu Jan 9, 2014, 09:09 PM
Jan 2014

Being immortal is not a fib, Kali. Our spirits are immortal, it is only the bodies that get left behind.

I've been waiting to read this for a couple weeks now.

kaiden

(1,314 posts)
62. So shocked and so very sorry, Kali.
Thu Jan 9, 2014, 09:11 PM
Jan 2014

He made me laugh until I wet myself. RIP, Jim. You were one of a kind!

Locut0s

(6,154 posts)
64. RIP MFM! Somehow I still found this shocking even though I was expecting it....
Thu Jan 9, 2014, 09:12 PM
Jan 2014

With all of the medical drama he had been through recently surrounding his heart condition I was sort of expecting to hear this at some point. Yet it still shocked me to hear this.

RIP MFM you will be greatly missed. Who's going to post all the silly pics and your dots...

 

Triana

(22,666 posts)
68. I'm so sorry. I didn't know she was a he but no matter...
Thu Jan 9, 2014, 09:12 PM
Jan 2014

...he was one of my favorites here and it wouldn't have made any difference either way.

I'm sorry for your loss and for all of his family and friends.



R.I.P. MFM

bench scientist

(1,107 posts)
72. RIP MFM
Thu Jan 9, 2014, 09:13 PM
Jan 2014

Heartbroken to hear this Kali.
MFM was a true original and will be greatly missed.


hugs to you
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Sissyk

(12,665 posts)
77. Oh, Kali, I'm so sorry.
Thu Jan 9, 2014, 09:15 PM
Jan 2014

I know you were dear friends and in pain right now. Peace be with you, as it is with MFM now.

He will dearly be missed at DU!

mountain grammy

(26,459 posts)
82. So sorry, I really liked his posts, great humor
Thu Jan 9, 2014, 09:16 PM
Jan 2014

thanks for the picture, so nice to put a face on MFM, and such a sweet face. I 'll miss him.

aikoaiko

(34,077 posts)
84. We once had a nice moment over a King Missle video - Detachable Penis
Thu Jan 9, 2014, 09:17 PM
Jan 2014

We had both waited for years for just the right story to post it and I beat him by a few minutes.

rppper

(2,952 posts)
89. My thoughts and prayers go out to you.....
Thu Jan 9, 2014, 09:19 PM
Jan 2014

His posts have made me laugh for years...I'm just numb right now....know that he brought joy to a lot of people, myself included. RIP MfM, see you on the other side...You will be missed in this community.....



enlightenment

(8,830 posts)
92. My sincere sympathies to you, Kali -
Thu Jan 9, 2014, 09:20 PM
Jan 2014

and to all that knew and loved him.

He brought that "certain something" to DU and we are collectively lesser with his passing.

Hugs.



Blue_In_AK

(46,436 posts)
96. This breaks my heart.
Thu Jan 9, 2014, 09:23 PM
Jan 2014

We never interacted much, but I always got such a kick out of his posts. My condolences to his family and many friends. A light went out here today.

zeemike

(18,998 posts)
102. I will surely miss him.
Thu Jan 9, 2014, 09:24 PM
Jan 2014

I never interacted with him much because I rarely post in the lounge, but I would always read his post because he had the kind of sense of humor that I like...
I am so sad to hear this...he was no doubt a good friend to have.

LadyHawkAZ

(6,199 posts)
109. no words
Thu Jan 9, 2014, 09:31 PM
Jan 2014

I'm so sorry, Kali. He was such a delight to read and must have been the same in real life as well.

RIP

nolabear

(41,825 posts)
117. Really. If there's a heaven may it be full of pulchritudinous nurses.
Thu Jan 9, 2014, 09:35 PM
Jan 2014

And may he never have to wear pants.

CaliforniaPeggy

(148,879 posts)
115. Ah, my dear Kali....
Thu Jan 9, 2014, 09:34 PM
Jan 2014

I am saddened by this news. but somehow I am not surprised. He had been sick for so long....

I hope that his spirit lives on...

He is at peace, and that is the important thing.




redwitch

(14,910 posts)
121. RIP you wonderful silly man.
Thu Jan 9, 2014, 09:38 PM
Jan 2014

I wish you really were immortal. One hell of a fight you put up my friend and you will be sorely missed here in the lounge.

BlancheSplanchnik

(20,219 posts)
129. i saw the post in GD and felt my stomach flipů.
Thu Jan 9, 2014, 09:41 PM
Jan 2014

look at that sweet face….

add me to the long list of people who will miss him.



I remember when I found out he was a guy! Thought he was a woman with a hilarious DU name….then when I found out he was NOT a woman, I just couldn't wrap my head around it for the longest time! LOL Gotta be the best name ever.





now I can't quite wrap my head around this…..

 

arcane1

(38,613 posts)
153. I had the exact same experience!
Thu Jan 9, 2014, 09:59 PM
Jan 2014

I always wondered where that random-sounding name came from, and marveled at the unique whimsy that motivated his postings here

BlancheSplanchnik

(20,219 posts)
161. he wasn't just hilarious, he was also so very kindů.
Thu Jan 9, 2014, 10:03 PM
Jan 2014

a deep thinker and a caring heart…. I was thrashing around in pain here in the Lounge a time or two and he responded so compassionately.


Paulie

(8,462 posts)
167. he based it as a play on another members name here
Thu Jan 9, 2014, 10:08 PM
Jan 2014

I cant rmemeber exactly and the post where he told the story was in the forum that must not be named. Lefty rings a bell...

annabanana

(52,791 posts)
130. A truly unique and beloved voice that will echo throughout the Lounge
Thu Jan 9, 2014, 09:41 PM
Jan 2014

as long as The Lounge is here, and beyond..

You will be sorely missed, dear heart.

crim son

(27,456 posts)
133. I'm very sad to hear this.
Thu Jan 9, 2014, 09:41 PM
Jan 2014

MFM came on the scene after I stopped making DU my home, but I came to recognize him during my many return visits. He had a remarkable spirit, that was evident.

Good rest to you, MFM. <3

Glassunion

(10,201 posts)
134. Never met him.
Thu Jan 9, 2014, 09:42 PM
Jan 2014

Only having shared in his posts and having a few, fleeting conversations with him. This news really hit me. He will be missed. Thank you Kali for sharing.
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progressoid

(49,616 posts)
136. Damn. The vertical ellipsis.
Thu Jan 9, 2014, 09:43 PM
Jan 2014

I'll always think of him when I see. . . . .
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CherokeeDem

(3,709 posts)
138. There are no words...
Thu Jan 9, 2014, 09:44 PM
Jan 2014

we will never forget the wit, the fun, the man who was MFM.

Kali... you were such a wonderful friend to him. My condolences for your loss, just know we share it with you.

RIP... Jim...

frylock

(34,825 posts)
142. i'm so sorry to hear this..
Thu Jan 9, 2014, 09:49 PM
Jan 2014

I almost always clicked on his threads because I knew they would bring a smile. RIP.

TuxedoKat

(3,818 posts)
143. Damn
Thu Jan 9, 2014, 09:49 PM
Jan 2014

I was worried when I heard about his latest hospitalization but sure wasn't expecting this. I will sure miss him, such a lovely person and was always making the lounge a little kinder and more fun for everyone. It won't be the same around here without him.
RIP MFM, my friend.

Major Nikon

(36,811 posts)
144. The Lounge just won't be the Lounge without him
Thu Jan 9, 2014, 09:49 PM
Jan 2014

I know he used to get frustrated because people wouldn't always respond to his posts, but I always clicked on them when I saw them. I didn't always get his humor, but it was still worth reading just to see what nuttiness he would come up with next. I sure will miss him.

sharp_stick

(14,400 posts)
156. This one's gonna hurt for awhile
Thu Jan 9, 2014, 10:01 PM
Jan 2014

he was always a highlight of any visit to DU. Even with those annoying dots

I was starting to believe he was immortal.

Be well Kali and Rest in Peace Jim.

Hayabusa

(2,135 posts)
157. Here's to MFM!
Thu Jan 9, 2014, 10:01 PM
Jan 2014

I'll miss his posts here, that's for certain. Thoughts going out to all of his friends and family.

femmocrat

(28,394 posts)
165. OMG, I can't believe it. What terrible news.
Thu Jan 9, 2014, 10:07 PM
Jan 2014

I feel like I was kicked in the gut.

That is such a great picture of him.... he looks like an angel smiling down on us.

Thank you for being such a good friend, Kali, and thank you for keeping us informed. He was lucky to have you and so are we.

Take care of yourself now, OK?

Melissa G

(10,170 posts)
171. Thank you for that beautiful pic, Kali.
Thu Jan 9, 2014, 10:11 PM
Jan 2014


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freshwest

(53,661 posts)
173. That sweet face. I was concerned at this last episode. A sad ending. RIP JIm, And Thanks Kali. n/t
Thu Jan 9, 2014, 10:12 PM
Jan 2014

Gidney N Cloyd

(19,694 posts)
174. Shit. I feel like I lost family-- a favorite goofy cousin or uncle.
Thu Jan 9, 2014, 10:16 PM
Jan 2014

He once gave me one of the gentlest "tuneups" I've ever gotten or needed more. He really got to me and made me re-think my whole attitude. I never met the guy but I'll carry part of him around with me forever.

Fla Dem

(23,155 posts)
179. The DU Lounge will never be the same. RIP.
Thu Jan 9, 2014, 10:21 PM
Jan 2014

Last edited Fri Jan 10, 2014, 02:10 PM - Edit history (1)

I am so sorry for those who personally knew Middle Finger Mom. May all your good memories of him be with you as you go through your grief.

yuiyoshida

(41,686 posts)
181. This is too sad....
Thu Jan 9, 2014, 10:24 PM
Jan 2014

Last edited Thu Jan 9, 2014, 10:59 PM - Edit history (1)

Kimi doesn't know, shes not back yet.. she will be sick to hear this. I am without words.

I can only think of this song...





KoKo

(84,711 posts)
187. Sorry to hear about this...Condolences to his Family and Friends...
Thu Jan 9, 2014, 10:30 PM
Jan 2014
He was very witty from what I remember of some of his posts and he seems to have been much loved.

It's sad when we lose any DU and the ones who meant so much to many.

So many after all these years...and each one is a sad loss.

mulsh

(2,959 posts)
189. Requiescat In Pace - he was the best of the best of Democratic Underground and
Thu Jan 9, 2014, 10:33 PM
Jan 2014

will be sorely missed. My sincere condolences and prayers for his family, friends, and loved ones. I'll wager he was even better in person.

BainsBane

(52,983 posts)
198. I'm so sorry he has passed
Thu Jan 9, 2014, 10:48 PM
Jan 2014

His humor in the face of his ongoing illness was remarkable and a lesson for us all. He will be badly missed.

Phentex

(16,329 posts)
199. My heart aches...
Thu Jan 9, 2014, 10:49 PM
Jan 2014

I just can't believe it! I was expecting to see him return to posting any day. I am so sad.

zabet

(6,793 posts)
201. RIP MFM
Thu Jan 9, 2014, 10:50 PM
Jan 2014

I seldom post but always looked for MFM's posts every time I logged onto DU. He made me smile many times when I sorely needed it. RIP MFM

Kali....so sorry for your loss of a dear friend.

Renew Deal

(81,693 posts)
202. DU will never be the same
Thu Jan 9, 2014, 10:55 PM
Jan 2014

MFM was the spirit of the lounge. His sense of humor and his steady posting made the lounge an interesting place to visit. It will never be the same again.

I am very sad to hear of his passing. He will be missed.

vanlassie

(5,599 posts)
204. He was such a character. Bigger than life
Thu Jan 9, 2014, 10:56 PM
Jan 2014
But, sadly, not immortal. RIP Dear Man. Thanks for the laughs. Condolences, Kali.

applegrove

(117,559 posts)
205. My gosh. I'm so sorry. Vibes to him. What lucky people across the rainbowbridge who now get to
Thu Jan 9, 2014, 10:57 PM
Jan 2014

laugh their asses off with him there. It wasn't just the humour that made MFM so special. He extended the hand of friendship to us all and teased us. In my case that made made me feel safe and happy. And I trusted him implicitly. Which is very rare for me. He had ideas for how I could entertain my parents. He encouraged my lounge posts. He was brilliantly funny in a gentle self effacing way. I'm glad he is not in any pain right now...but am not ready for this huge space. This will change the DU for me. And for us all. But he'll be here for all eternity and generations who study the origins of internet will come upon his timeless humour and enjoy it. No MFM is not done yet. Our relationship to him has just changed. Vibes to all those close to him. We love you MFM.

one_voice

(20,043 posts)
335. very nicely said...
Fri Jan 10, 2014, 11:05 AM
Jan 2014


Your words caught me off guard. Brought me to tears. Beautiful tribute, applegrove!
 

rug

(82,333 posts)
208. Thanks for sharting him with us.
Thu Jan 9, 2014, 11:02 PM
Jan 2014

The Death-bed

WE watch'd her breathing thro' the night,
Her breathing soft and low,
As in her breast the wave of life
Kept heaving to and fro.

So silently we seem'd to speak,
So slowly moved about,
As we had lent her half our powers
To eke her living out.

Our very hopes belied our fears,
Our fears our hopes belied—
We thought her dying when she slept,
And sleeping when she died.

For when the morn came dim and sad,
And chill with early showers,
Her quiet eyelids closed—she had
Another morn than ours.

Thomas Hood. 1798–1845

 

bunnies

(15,859 posts)
297. I think you meant "sharing"
Fri Jan 10, 2014, 08:42 AM
Jan 2014

But something tells me he'd get a kick out of your title just the way it is.

catrose

(5,011 posts)
212. I'm so sorry
Thu Jan 9, 2014, 11:08 PM
Jan 2014

He greatly countered the DU suckitude. Thank you for being with him in his last days. Obviously it meant a lot to him. What a hard task for you, but I'm glad you did it.

nolabear

(41,825 posts)
222. Someone here longer than I can tell you better, but there was a DUer, LeftyFingerPop
Thu Jan 9, 2014, 11:22 PM
Jan 2014

and Jim riffed off of it. And did it stick. And became Fucking Immortal.

OmahaBlueDog

(10,000 posts)
221. Teh Lounge just won't be the same
Thu Jan 9, 2014, 11:21 PM
Jan 2014

MFM will be missed! RIP

ETA:

In life, there are only two things to worry about—
Either you are well or you are sick.
If you are well, there is nothing to worry about,
But if you are sick, there are only two things to worry about—
Either you will get well or you will die.
If you get well, there is nothing to worry about,
But if you die, there are only two things to worry about—
Either you will go to heaven or hell.
If you go to heaven, there is nothing to worry about.

...and if you go to hell, you’ll be so busy shaking hands with all your friends
You won’t have time to worry!

dixiegrrrrl

(60,010 posts)
227. Oh, Kali.......I was afraid of this.......
Thu Jan 9, 2014, 11:32 PM
Jan 2014

He was so blessed to have you around, and you were so wonderful keeping us in the loop and sharing our thoughts with him.
Damn...I am crying.......
shit......
this really really hurts.

pacalo

(24,721 posts)
228. I'm just in disbelief that MFM is gone. I can't tell you how much I appreciated him.
Thu Jan 9, 2014, 11:33 PM
Jan 2014

Last edited Fri Jan 10, 2014, 03:29 AM - Edit history (1)

And I have a confession: I had a crush on him (in a DU personae way only) several summers ago. I could no longer take the contentious Obama threads in GD back then & for the first time, I began checking out the Lounge after years of ignoring it in favor of focusing on GWB discussions in GD.

I liked the name "MiddleFingerMom" right away. It attracted my attention enough to want to know what's on the inside of his subject lines. I think he could have been a great comedy writer; I liked the way he could take a corny idea & turn it into something clever.

I initially thought MFM was a woman. I've enjoyed SoCalDem's writing style & humor for years & was beginning to wonder if this "MFM" could actually be a SoCalDem (sorry--> ) sock ; their humor & intelligence struck me as similar.

He had integrity. At times he needed moral support, he gave the benefit of the doubt to those who posted unkind things to him/about him. That's right; in private e-mails, which would only be read by the two of us, he gave them the benefit of the doubt. Pettiness wasn't his style; he never said an unkind word toward anyone in my exchanges with him. He was that good of a person.

I'm stunned. I enjoyed his presence on DU so much. He will be missed tremendously.

This was created by Dystopian for one of the past DU fund raisers:




Kali

intheflow

(28,283 posts)
230. My condolences to his family and friends.
Thu Jan 9, 2014, 11:37 PM
Jan 2014

He was such a presence on DU, it's going to be strange to not see his posts come up any more. I'm so sorry for the loss.

R B Garr

(16,833 posts)
231. Your friendship was very heartwarming, Kali
Thu Jan 9, 2014, 11:38 PM
Jan 2014

It was nice to see such a bond in real life blossom from an online friendship.

RIP to Jim, and condolences to you, Kali.

 

Ron Obvious

(6,261 posts)
234. Damn...
Thu Jan 9, 2014, 11:44 PM
Jan 2014

I've nothing to contribute here, but let me just add my voice to say how saddened I am to hear this.

It wasn't entirely unexpected, but my heart still skipped a beat when I opened the front page this morning...

RIP, MFM....

Raine1967

(11,588 posts)
235. OMG. Kali -- and to my fellow DU'rs
Thu Jan 9, 2014, 11:46 PM
Jan 2014

I am so sorry. I adored him.

I enjoyed his posts. He made me smile.

He made the world a happier place.

Rest in peace to MFM.


**cry**

Lars39

(26,081 posts)
237. He reminded me of a brother of mine
Thu Jan 9, 2014, 11:47 PM
Jan 2014

who died a few years ago. Always sassing and cracking jokes, quick with a witty comeback, but caring, too.Special to so many people. MFM will be sorely missed.

flvegan

(64,369 posts)
239. DU is a lesser place tonight.
Thu Jan 9, 2014, 11:52 PM
Jan 2014

MiddleFingerMom and I never got along, and I never knew him as Jim. I wish I had.

Rest in Peace, MFM. Jim. DUer MiddleFingerMom.

Thanks for the tribute, Kali.

Beacool

(30,240 posts)
247. I'm so sorry for your loss, Kali.
Fri Jan 10, 2014, 12:22 AM
Jan 2014

Although I didn't know him, that's a good face. He must have been a fun person.

My condolences to all who knew him.

May he rest in peace.

grasswire

(50,130 posts)
249. I was hoping he would make it to summer...
Fri Jan 10, 2014, 12:48 AM
Jan 2014

.....for his beloved caprese salad season.

Not to be.

So sorry, so sad. One lesson to be learned from this is that he apparently had wonderful insurance and everything was done for him that could be done. That's a blessing.

RIP. MFM. RIP.

ReRe

(10,597 posts)
251. RIP Jim
Fri Jan 10, 2014, 01:00 AM
Jan 2014

The world's lost a good soul. Thanks Kali for this picture. I swear, he looks like like an angel.
I see kindness and wisdom in his smile and eyes.

IcyPeas

(21,570 posts)
252. So sad to hear this
Fri Jan 10, 2014, 01:04 AM
Jan 2014

I always wondered "where does MFM even find these pictures?" He had one for any topic imaginable.

RIP Jim. You will be remembered by DU. His album of pictures remains somewhere inside the internet.

orleans

(33,857 posts)
254. what a shock. i knew he was sick, read post about hosp. to rehab to hosp.
Fri Jan 10, 2014, 01:13 AM
Jan 2014

still...
death always shocks me. no matter how much i consider the possibility it always comes as a shock or a surprise

and i feel very sad for you, kali. your loss runs deep.
and i feel bad for everything jim had to go through just to finally be free.

but he *is* free--and i imagine he is dancing now with an even more lovely expression on his face than the one he has in the beautiful picture you posted.
and with wide, open arms he embraces you. he's fine now.





REP

(21,691 posts)
256. I'm very sorry for your loss, Kali
Fri Jan 10, 2014, 01:18 AM
Jan 2014

I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your friend. You are in my thoughts.

Duppers

(28,074 posts)
257. He is a legend in this family.
Fri Jan 10, 2014, 01:19 AM
Jan 2014

I say "is" because he shall not be forgotten.

I must call my son (not a DUer) to tell him MFM won't be posting any more brilliant humor for me to email to him.

What a most kind soul he was, as some of the moving, tender tributes to him here have expressed.




bearssoapbox

(1,408 posts)
259. I don't think I ever interacted with him.
Fri Jan 10, 2014, 01:38 AM
Jan 2014

I did enjoy his posts over the years of my lurking and after becoming a member.

I feel like I've lost a family member.

You take care Kali.

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murielm99

(30,561 posts)
265. RIP
Fri Jan 10, 2014, 03:12 AM
Jan 2014

I will miss him, like so many others here. I enjoyed his humor, and felt like I knew him personally.

DU was his family. I am glad to have been a part of his family.

There was a time a couple or years ago, when I was having a bit of a rough time. He actually consoled me. And he had so much more to worry about, health wise. He was a good man.

MissHoneychurch

(33,600 posts)
268. He will be missed
Fri Jan 10, 2014, 03:39 AM