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#101 RollDeBonz

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Posted 17 March 2015 - 12:22 AM

A Fly-ku

 

A master of wit

The CPeep called Windshield Fly

Pass the Funyuns man


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#102 RollDeBonz

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Posted 17 March 2015 - 12:28 AM

I didn't know Fly outside of the messageboards, but he was always one of my favorites here. He provided many laughs on the board and in chat. I've always thought of him as one of the cornerstones of CP. Seeing the post from Wayne on Facebook was a complete shock and punch to the gut. He will be missed sorely.



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Posted 17 March 2015 - 01:07 AM

Wow! At a loss for words...

We all were.



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Posted 17 March 2015 - 02:08 AM

So sad. I never met Fly, but I had many laughs at the crazy and clever shit he'd say.


Stole my words.

So sorry for all of his friends here.
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#105 A Rebel and a Runner

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Posted 17 March 2015 - 03:25 AM

The more I process this, the more it smarts.  This is almost exactly two years (a week shy, basically) from when I got hit by a car.
Kind of a reminder how lucky I am just to have a bum leg to show for it.


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labente deinde paulatim disciplina velut desidentes primo mores sequatur animo, deinde ut magis magisque lapsi sint, tum ire coeperint praecipites, donec ad haec tempora quibus nec vitia nostra nec remedia pati possumus perventum est.

 

First our declining morals slid, bit by bit, and then our very national spirit.  Then the collapse became greater and greater, and our principles began to go, until at last, it has come to this age, in which we can bear neither our crimes nor the cure for them.

 
 

#106 Drewsifer

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Posted 17 March 2015 - 03:34 AM

The speculation that this was intentional on his part is just that. The news reports here are inconclusive. I'll reiterate what I said earlier; Fly had a really rough year. The specifics of his troubles are not the business of anyone who did not really know and love him. And for that matter, those specifics don't mean dick now. He's gone. Those who loved him are shocked and saddened. So instead of speculating and passing any kind of judgment, please just celebrate the goodness we were blessed with in counting him as a friend.

#107 madrigal

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Posted 17 March 2015 - 04:36 AM

Well said, Drewsifer.


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Posted 17 March 2015 - 04:46 AM

Well said, Drewsifer.

Indeed.
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#109 Feverish Flux

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Posted 17 March 2015 - 04:53 AM

The speculation that this was intentional on his part is just that. The news reports here are inconclusive. I'll reiterate what I said earlier; Fly had a really rough year. 

 

Not sure what you're point is.  It's natural for people to speculate.  And it sounds to me like you're speculating (or at least fueling speculation) that it was intentional.  

 

People just want to understand.


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Posted 17 March 2015 - 04:57 AM

you're 

you're 

you're

:P

 

No but seriously, at the end of all this, it's rough for everyone.  Even as we speculate, we can be respectful.


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labente deinde paulatim disciplina velut desidentes primo mores sequatur animo, deinde ut magis magisque lapsi sint, tum ire coeperint praecipites, donec ad haec tempora quibus nec vitia nostra nec remedia pati possumus perventum est.

 

First our declining morals slid, bit by bit, and then our very national spirit.  Then the collapse became greater and greater, and our principles began to go, until at last, it has come to this age, in which we can bear neither our crimes nor the cure for them.

 
 

#111 madrigal

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Posted 17 March 2015 - 05:32 AM

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#112 Drewsifer

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Posted 17 March 2015 - 06:38 AM

Not sure what you're point is. It's natural for people to speculate. And it sounds to me like you're speculating (or at least fueling speculation) that it was intentional.

People just want to understand.



I get that people want to know what really happened and why. Conclusions that what happened was intentional had already been made on the basis of insufficient evidence. It was not my intention to fuel any speculative conclusion. The point was to assert that the exact specifics of what happened mean far less than the simple fact that he is gone to those who loved him. I was trying to focus thoughts and energy away from the tragedy and more toward remembering a good person and sharing how we were blessed by having him as a friend.
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#113 Three Eyes

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Posted 17 March 2015 - 09:20 AM

This is terribly shocking news. 

 

RIP Fly.


Hey there goes Alex. He's loaded with money. Wow he's really set himself up great.


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Posted 17 March 2015 - 11:20 AM

Very sad when this happens under any circumstance.

 

His humour was off the wall and his one-liners were like the footprints in water on a wet summer lawn. We'll remember.


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Posted 17 March 2015 - 12:43 PM

A Fly-ku

 

A master of wit

The CPeep called Windshield Fly

Pass the Funyuns man

 

is he the one who started the haiku thing?? 


I don't know, but it's been said: You do or don't and then you're dead
So climb away, get higher, son- never straight, just move ahead
Know, my child, that there is no devil seekin' to cause guilt in the hearts to men.
No evil, save blind faith, ignorance, and the desire for the unprepared to blame others for the devastation left in the wake of change.
Fear not the movement of the heavens above or the earth below for change is what we are, my child.
And if we are reflections of the divine we must roll with these changes, for we are these changes.  

 

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#116 grep

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Posted 17 March 2015 - 01:22 PM

is he the one who started the haiku thing?? 

 

That's sort of how i remember it. But I'm not sure.


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Posted 17 March 2015 - 01:24 PM

He certainly popularized the haiku thing if not invented it.


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Posted 17 March 2015 - 01:38 PM

Conclusions that what happened was intentional had already been made on the basis of insufficient evidence.

 

Yes, and I think it wise to avoid going too far down the road of speculation. Yet, it is impossible for me (and I know for some others) to disassociate his long-time screenname of Windshield Fly, the Rush lyric from Between the Wheels and the image that has been burned in our brains of him flying toward a windshield from an overpass in his final moment (due to reading the SLO news bit).

Even if it didn't happen I'm not sure I can ever unsee that.


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Posted 17 March 2015 - 03:58 PM

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As Far As I Remember, WSF WAS the person who made 'Hai-Ku'ing popular on CP at least....


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Posted 17 March 2015 - 04:05 PM

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