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Dec. 29th, 2009 | 06:02 pm

I haven't been reading LJ the last week, and today I found out that danbearnyc died from the posts by wescobear and oscarlikesbugsy. I liked Dan so much, he always had hilarious comments and posted so many funny pictures and observations. I regret so much that I never met him in person, or even heard his voice, but am so grateful that I got to laugh and think and enjoy his blog and repartee over the years.

At a party a couple of weeks ago, I mentioned that a "blog friend" of mine had made a funny comment, and the friends I was talking to laughed and asked me what the hell was a "blog friend"? "Like a penpal I guess but with more visuals and video to look at." But the sadness I feel at losing Dan is just as real as I'd feel with any friend's death. I envy the New Yorkers that knew him well, and I'm sorry for your loss. Cherish your friends, of all sorts, and savor the good times you share.

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WESCOBear

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from: wescobear
date: Dec. 30th, 2009 12:11 am (UTC)
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Christopher and Thor have some great photographs of Dan here:

http://theoctothorpe.livejournal.com/320902.html

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oscarlikesbugsy

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from: oscarlikesbugsy
date: Dec. 30th, 2009 04:23 pm (UTC)
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they appear to have missed this mock jejune creation, LOL:

http://danbearnyc.livejournal.com/346963.html

..wherein danbear takes Thor to task, as well (see end). Only Dan.

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pauliebearsf

Thank you.....

from: pauliebearsf
date: Dec. 30th, 2009 06:43 am (UTC)
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Been processing all the good times with Dan the past few days...He will certainly be missed xoxoxoxoxo

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the sad event makes it the more reason to say to each other

from: tkn1114
date: Dec. 31st, 2009 10:37 pm (UTC)
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I cherish you, kiddo.

Happy 2010.

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Caestus

I miss him.

from: caestus
date: Mar. 24th, 2010 08:00 am (UTC)
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We were luckily close enough for a drive down for the memorial.

I was among the last people to speak to him. I was on '411 and he sent me a message, "HEY! I KNOW YOU!!." We chatted for sometime and then it ended abruptly and I just figured I'd pick up with that conversation again later.

He was a good, wise, funny, articulate man. My favourite thing about him was his breadth of knowledge: conversations for us were brilliant, rapid and protean.

I miss his squid-themed emails.

There are some good pix from the event on theoctothorpe's Flickr (here) and some of mine (here).

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