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« on: Nov 26, 2008 at 12:49 »

I had a friend from the neighborhood.  Drinking buddy, liked nice clothes and good food, never said no to whatever substance was on offer.  Had a daughter who lives over in Europe, Switzerland, I think it was, not sure.  He was known in just about every bar from Union Square to Park Slope, and was a notoriously filthy-mouthed drunk.  Somehow, the fact that he was about 5'3'', sported a porn 'stache and a mohawk, and rolled out his invective in an accent that sounded vaguely like Cheech made all his swearing and brawling endearing.

Anyhoo, he took off his shoes and jumped off the bridge yesterday.
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« Reply #1 on: Nov 26, 2008 at 13:32 »

Wow.  Condolences penso. 
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« Reply #2 on: Nov 26, 2008 at 14:42 »

Geez.  Sorry, man. 
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« Reply #3 on: Nov 26, 2008 at 17:30 »

Thanks fellas.  I guess he went out on his own terms.  Gotta admit, it's a pretty spectacular way to go.
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« Reply #4 on: Nov 26, 2008 at 19:00 »

I am sorry Penso for your loss.
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« Reply #5 on: Nov 26, 2008 at 21:59 »

Penso, I am so sorry.
My cousin's college roommate jumped into the Hudson when we all lived in NYC. 
It's an amazingly sad & humbling thing to know someone who feels that desperate.

Godspeed to him.
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« Reply #6 on: Nov 26, 2008 at 22:31 »

What is it with leaving the shoes?  I've heard of that before.  It just seems odd.  But no doubt he exited on his terms.
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« Reply #7 on: Nov 27, 2008 at 00:42 »

What is it with leaving the shoes?  I've heard of that before.  It just seems odd.  But no doubt he exited on his terms.


Ya know, I'm not sure.  There's a strong symbolic connection between being barefoot and being dead, and I'm not sure what it comes from.  Maybe finny knows; I can think of examples, but I can't account for its etiology.
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« Reply #8 on: Nov 27, 2008 at 02:16 »

I am all 100% for your loss, Penso.

It's really a shame that you won't be able to avenge said fantasy football loss to me in the playoffs as I am NIT-bound this go-round.


There's a strong symbolic connection between being barefoot and being dead, and I'm not sure what it comes from.  Maybe finny knows; I can think of examples, but I can't account for its etiology.

Agreed. Although 'tis wholly relevant that neither Pensodyssey nor I have ever been dead. Ever.

Jesus had no shoes when he was nailed to a cross.

Hines Ward once scored a long one soon after losing a shoe.

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« Reply #9 on: Nov 28, 2008 at 11:49 »

Sorry to hear about your friend.  Hopefully he is in a better place.
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