BearTM is dead.

Discussion in 'Wordforge Memorials' started by 14thDoctor, Oct 13, 2020.

  1. Diacanu

    Diacanu Comicmike. Writer

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    He was to me once in the very early days, but I'll bite my tongue on that.
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  2. garamet

    garamet "The whole world is watching."

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    I've always wondered whether his "feud" with Tamar wasn't just performance art. :mystery:

    He used to snipe at me occasionally, but nothing notable, until a conversation in a thread (probably about affordable health care) that took a number of side paths. I posted a link to an article about how some treatments for HIV were showing promise in certain cancers (probably from WebMD or a similar site, not one of those crackpot "Cure Cancer With This Simple Trick!" sites).

    Bear called me a liar and a few other choice words until O2C posted further information indicating the article I'd posted was accurate.

    /discussion

    I do love that his legacy (added to the smilies by Tamar) is this: :beartm:

    I use that one a lot. :D
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  3. shootER

    shootER Insubordinate...and churlish Administrator

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    I don't recall Tamar and Bear ever being on opposing sides of anything.
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  4. Spaceturkey

    Spaceturkey official beverage of antifa

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    given the behind the scenes intrigues and perfidy she'd create, probably not.

    The whole overthrow Borgs, for instance...
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  5. Clippy

    Clippy Fresh Meat

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    Mostly I remember him threatening to throw Batboy on the grill back in the good old TNZ days. Always worth a chuckle. :D
  6. garamet

    garamet "The whole world is watching."

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    This is ancient history, so I may be disremembering, but Tamar was on a tear back then (coming off banning Ted, for example), and there were some words exchanged between her and Bear in the RR. Don't recall what it was all about. Also, because I never visited Caht, there may have been something going on there as well that I knew nothing about.

    It was around that time that Tamar introduced the : bearTM : smilie and, with a nod to @Shirogayne and her encyclopedic recall, I believe that was when Bear left, long before the general panic exodus of rightist trolls when Anc took over.

    Again, ancient history. I could be wrong. :shrug:
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  7. steve2^4

    steve2^4 Aged Meat

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    With tighty righties nearing a mass extinction event, I think we should be nurturing the few that are left. Can anyone reach out to @Zombie ? I got dibs on nurturing him.
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  8. Ancalagon

    Ancalagon outta my way Administrator Formerly Important

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    The person who posted the info about Bear on FB was not Zombie, but a different (former) poster.
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  9. Shirogayne

    Shirogayne 1/06 Was An Inside Job Formerly Important

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    I'm not familiar with any particular spat between the two of them (After Listy stepped down, I tried not to interact with him much at all) but when I think about it, I think you're right about the timeline of when he left the board.
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  10. Nova

    Nova livin on the edge of the ledge Writer

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    Preacher? I'm unfamiliar with this and it isn't mentioned in his obit.

    Are you sure that you're not thinking about Bulldog?
    (many similarities including something of a physical resemblance)
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  11. shootER

    shootER Insubordinate...and churlish Administrator

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    Bear was a Wiccan and very involved in that IIRC.
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  12. Elwood

    Elwood I know what I'm about, son.

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    I believe he was the equivalent of Catholic Bishop in the circle in which he travelled. I'm not sure how their ecclesiology worked.
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  13. We Are Borg

    We Are Borg Don't be a dick about the things you don't like

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    Confirming that @Zombie did, in fact, die from the 'rona. :(
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  14. MikeH92467

    MikeH92467 RadioNinja

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    Damn. Another list I didn't make...oh, wait... never mind... :ramen:
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  15. Diacanu

    Diacanu Comicmike. Writer

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    *Has Doctor Strange porthole me down to Hell*

    Me- So, how d'you feel about Trump now, eh, Zombie? :diacanu:
    *Gets up in his face* Hooowwww dooo youuu feeel about him nooowww Zooombbiiieee!!?! :D :tasvir:

    Zombie- Stop it, isn't Hell bad enough? :cry:

    Me- No. :bailey:
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  16. Shirogayne

    Shirogayne 1/06 Was An Inside Job Formerly Important

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    :doh: yeah, that's the one

    Didn't know what either looked like. Maybe their posting styles were similar but it's been so long since either posted here that I can't remember.

    Even the Annarchives fail sometimes :lol:
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  17. ed629

    ed629 Morally Inept Banned

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    Well shit, it just occurred to me that @BearTM was a member on here. I kind of remember him. :(
  18. Nova

    Nova livin on the edge of the ledge Writer

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    THAT I remember.
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  19. MikeH92467

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    Bulldog was a conservative preacher who actually had enough intelligence to oppose GWB's Iraq adventure. We didn't agree on much, but I sure admired him for being willing to see past the bullshit and acknowledge that we were on a disastrous course.
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  20. Asyncritus

    Asyncritus Expert on everything

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    He was also very actively opposed to Ted Cruz.

    I haven't heard anything from him or about him in so long that I have no information on his attitude toward Trump, but I think there is a very good chance he is in that minority of white American Evangelicals who are solidly anti-Trump. Bulldog was a very principled man, not just a reactionary "God, guns & 'Merica" sort.

    I doubt he supports Biden, though -- he had nothing but bad things to say about Biden, who was a senator from his state.
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  21. NeonMosfet

    NeonMosfet Probably a Dual

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    Dropping like flies.
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    Spaceturkey official beverage of antifa

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    more like a Mormon one... there's also a lot of emphasis placed on "lineages" of teacher/student descents, which leads to a lot of debates over pecking orders at the conventions.