For real: The Wee Baby Seamus died on Monday (natural causes), and we found out yesterday through a relative. It’s heartbreaking. TWBS was one of the best friends anyone could have. We were lucky to know him.
TWBS had outstanding qualities: bright, generous, more doer than talker–among many others (“A loyal and bearable ass” –Dave). What I liked most about TWBS was that he stirred shit like it was on fire, adept with both the stick and the lighter fluid.
For his “Sexy Friday” posts, TWBS responded to “pimp” accusations like a bull with an extensive photography background. He started to post about composition and lighting, and shared some of his own photographs. Even full of spite, TWBS was generous and transparent.
When his transparent fandom for Offspring became too generous, “Dude!”s did not deter TWBS. He laughed them off and posted more vids. Of course, TWBS was a man who could take offense, although the guy could never be bullied.
The closest I got to TWBS was talking to him by phone, which we did at least yearly since 2016. We talked and texted about our own lives, as friends do, and sometimes commiserated—as good friends do. He had a huge heart, which is apparent to anyone who has read him. If someone commented being down, he replied amiably.
TWBS’s “Wednesday Motivational” showed commitment to positivity and working out personal struggles. He was honest and didn’t give a shit about cynical heckling—which requires fortitude when you have both kinds of Internet readers: wackos and smartypants. TWBS always wanted to help, always. He was the sweetest hothead I’ve ever known, and I miss him terribly.
TWBS always stepped up when a post was required, and he always was engaged and encouraging with DFO stuff. He was unique, irreplaceable. I’m sure the romantic life of members of the service industry across the US will suffer from TWBS’s loss, but he’s been central to DFO. I mean, comments about TWBS’s dating experiences have been placed on the banner! That’s what passes for affection around these parts, and I take solace in knowing that TWBS felt very well our affection for him.
Goodbye, man. Luv ya.
/radio edit by yeah right: