(Updated) Goodbye, Dennis — oops!

[And on the 3rd day… well, DC is still with us — see the comments!  — TG]

Today, Saturday May 15 is when our pal Scissorhead Dennis Cole has his wake. We’ve been trading emails this week and on May 10 he said 5 more days, so… Guys if my math is correct (and that’s always dicey),  well, today is the big day.

My guess is that he’s not going to be commenting, BUT he might be reading. I hope he’s reading. I have faith (¡GASP!) that he’s reading. (True thing, and maybe a bit Irish: I’m always jealous when someone get the definitive answer to Life’s Ultimate Question, and true to form, Dennis gets there first, the bastard!)

DC I hope you know you’ve always been Aces with us, and we going to miss you terribly.

I know all of us on the internet are bits and bytes and flickers of light, but somehow that makes an absence all the more real. It’s stark when a light blinks out.

I’ve told some of my IRL friends about Dennis and how he’s large and in charge of his own destiny. I hope I have the same dignity when my time comes, and thanks to DC, I now have a roadmap.

Happy trails, DC, until we meet again.

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53 Responses to (Updated) Goodbye, Dennis — oops!

  1. Stony Pillow says:

    We’ll see you down the road, Dennis.

    Liked by 3 people

  2. Jimmy T says:

    I looked all around the intertubes for a tribute in the form of a poem. What I found was the slam version. Quite remarkable really. I think Dennis would like it…

    Liked by 2 people

  3. spotthedog says:

    Formerly whenever I saw the letters “DC” what came to mind was Washington or direct current, not any more. Here’s to a good, brave, true soul.

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  4. osirisopto says:

    Namasté, DC

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  5. pagan in repose says:

    Dennis, may the wind always be at your back.

    Liked by 2 people

  6. artahzen says:

    May your electricity find new and exciting life in a new form. We will miss the form you have now but will look for your light in others.

    Liked by 4 people

  7. RedDirtGirl says:

    It has been an honor to share this planet with you, Dennis.

    Liked by 3 people

  8. Czippie L'Shimp says:

    If religion comforts you, these are the occasions when it is of best use. If that is not your favoured method of coping, perhaps Albert Einstein can help;

    “Now he has again preceded me a little in parting from this strange world. This has no importance. For people like us who believe in physics, the separation between past, present and future has only the importance of an admittedly tenacious illusion.”

    Thank you Dennis, it has been a pleasure.

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  9. Ten Bears says:

    Walk in Beauty, Walk in Peace.

    Liked by 3 people

  10. MDavis says:

    May the spirit of the earth and ocean guide you true.

    Liked by 3 people

  11. Steve-O says:

    May you find that far green country under a swift sunrise, Dennis.
    A glass of Irish lifted to you.

    Liked by 3 people

  12. This alwasy gets me to tears…and seems fitting. Yeah Dennis, we will…peace and love, brother…

    Liked by 5 people

  13. Meremark says:

    Ouch

    Liked by 3 people

  14. With love, Dennis, infinite love and admiration, I’ll be looking out for you everywhere 💖

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  15. purplehead says:

    Well, shit. I’ll be playing music for you, Dennis, all day long, thinking of you. They are all of this world, so they are all good, as good as you. And there is SO MUCH! Where to beguin….

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  16. purplehead says:

    OK, then.

    Liked by 2 people

  17. purplehead says:

    Then there’s Louis

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  18. purplehead says:

    And Antonín

    Liked by 2 people

  19. purplehead says:

    Uncle Walt

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  20. purplehead says:

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  21. purplehead says:

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  22. purplehead says:

    Gil and Orli

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  23. purplehead says:

    Take this with you. Something “they” will need to know.

    Liked by 2 people

  24. purplehead says:

    And don’t forget,

    Liked by 3 people

  25. Redhand says:

    Sad news indeed. I will keep him alive in my memory, from his many on-target posts to that photo of a brave, dying man facing the end with courage and the support of his friends here. We should all be so lucky to be so well remembered.

    Liked by 2 people

  26. laura says:

    Fair winds on your journey to the distant shore

    Liked by 4 people

  27. ming says:

    Happy Trails Dennis. We will all follow. Peace and comfort brother.

    Liked by 2 people

  28. Bruce388 says:

    Farewell, Dennis.

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  29. genelms says:

    We all have small holes in our lives that need filled. You have filled some of those holes for many out here with your wit, your wisdom, and your insight that only a life well lived can share.
    Thank you Dennis. You will be missed.

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  30. glitterbug says:

    So sad. Thank you TG for the update.

    Liked by 2 people

  31. Thanks for your wit and perspicacity, Dennis. You’ve brought many a chuckle and guffaw to help us through the rollercoaster of American life. You may be a couple of steps ahead, but we will all meet back amongst the stars.

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  32. Weird Dave says:

    Here’s to a better person than me.

    You will be missed.

    Liked by 2 people

  33. CalicoJack says:

    Howdy y’all!
    Grief is directly in proportion of the amount we loved. Even though we never met and never exchanged more than a few words on here, I will grieve Dennis. He was a good soul who made my life better for having known him.
    Huzzah!
    Jack

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  34. Big Bad Bald Bastard says:

    It was a pleasure and a privilege to share the planet with Dennis.

    Liked by 1 person

  35. Another Kiwi says:

    I knew that I had said something worth saying when Dennis gave it a like. Bon Voyage DC.

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  36. beckymaenot says:

    well damn.

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  37. Dennis Cole says:

    Uh, guys? I’m still here. It was just a Party, and it was FANTASTIC! We ate & drank and remembered the good times, and the sad, and I still have 5 months to decide to say “lights out.”
    I can renew for another 6 months, and then another 6 months after that, it’s my way out when things get too unbearable, I get to choose the day & time.

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  38. Scissorheads are hard to kill. Look at me!

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  39. Hey, dennis! We deadites salute you from the other side! Respect to a breather!

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  40. Captured by internal cameras at Dennis’ Wake, probably

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