so, our old friend, Bruce / theDIRTYmiget died.
forum discussion here: http://comedywhirled.com/forum/topics/tdm-died-general-discussion
i saw it on the front page a few days ago, but just haven't reacted to it yet. still doesn't seem quite real.
when it came to writing in general, he was a golden god. more than a few times i forgot he was a real person, because the persona he crafted was so cogent.
back at funnyordie, at first he seemed like some prototype of an internet creepy dude. but when you got to know him, you found out that was a clever act he used to dissuade dumb people. in point of fact he always treated everyone with an often insane amount of respect.
early days on fod, he was my first friend, that really engaged. i wouldn't be here if it weren't for him, that's not an overstatement. i wouldn't have stuck around at fod, or jumped to comedywhirled. he actively lobbied me to come here for about two weeks before i caved.
remember how he used to trademark his jokes with the little "tm" symbol?
remember how he used to always send two private messages to make sure you got them?
remember how he wrote page long messages which contained a minimum of 5 questions?
apparently he was a professional cartoonist or illustrator, but i've never seen his stuff.
remember back at fod, when lizzardladyfla was roasting people? he told me i wrote the most hurtful comment in that ordeal, and it was this: "his mustache is bad". i guess my point is, he was so cool, sometimes i'd forget he wasn't bulletproof. also, out of all the short / sleazy / midget jokes we made about him THAT is the one that hit him below the belt?
he was the funniest and most interesting person i've met on the internet. i ran into him at a time in my life when i had been burned by friends real bad. so, i probably kept him at arm's length more than was reasonable. but he kept relentlessly being my friend, and i'll miss him. so yeah, theDIRTYmidget and i were bro-ing at a "chasing amy" level at one point.
sooo... what i'm really saying here is this: if i ever become a gay necrophiliac, i'm digging up theDIRTYmiget. (he would have loved this joke)
what are your favorite theDIRTYmiget quotes? i'll look back and find mine.