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Old Jun 1st, 2006, 01:55 AM   #11
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Unhappy Rest In Peace Ya Wily Old Scot

I hate to make a sudden reappearance under such horrible circumstances but here I am.

MacNutt was a bull-headed madman and I appreciated that along with his convictions. He was also a friend -- albeit an on-line one I never met in person. From one distant Scotsman to ehMacs true raving Scotsman, I hope he is at peace (and now stirring things up in the afterlife). He will be missed.

As to the hours MacNutt kept, I always suspected he was either an insomniac or kept the sleep schedule of a vampire.
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Old Jun 1st, 2006, 02:11 AM   #12
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Macnutt's last post with us was on May 25th, at 3:05 am. (It was his 8,971st post).

The topic? What else but the virtues of diesel vs gas engines. In true Macnutt fashion, the post ends with a joke.
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Old Jun 1st, 2006, 02:26 AM   #14
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I feel sorry for overlooking this thread several days ago, thinking it was another joke on MacNutt.

RIP MacNutt.
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Old Jun 1st, 2006, 02:33 AM   #15
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I feel sorry for overlooking this thread several days ago, thinking it was another joke on MacNutt.

RIP MacNutt.
You shouldn't feel too bad, I only posted it a few hours ago.
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Old Jun 1st, 2006, 02:56 AM   #16
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MacNutt is gone? I'm having trouble digesting this news.

He was often difficult, but he was honest and he had a hilarious writing style. He seemed like a very genuine person. I'm going to miss him.
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Old Jun 1st, 2006, 02:56 AM   #17
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Goodness.

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MacNutt was a bull-headed madman and I appreciated that along with his convictions.
To be truthful, after reading through quite a few of the online arguments he participated in, I always got the feeling he never took any of this seriously at all, perhaps playing the devil's advocate merely for humour's sake, or, what's more likely, for the sake of those he debated with. Seeing him on here, I always imagined this guy sitting back, writing intentionally radical statements to ehmacers, tongue firmly in cheek.

Jesus, a motorbike.

So sad.
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Old Jun 1st, 2006, 02:59 AM   #18
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Goodness.



To be truthful, after reading through quite a few of the online arguments he participated in, I always got the feeling he never took any of this seriously at all, perhaps playing the devil's advocate merely for humour's sake, or, what's more likely, for the sake of those he debated with. Seeing him on here, I always imagined this guy sitting back, writing intentionally radical statements to ehmacers, tongue firmly in cheek.

Jesus, a motorbike.

So sad.
No, MacNutt was genuinely a right winger. I can vouch for it because we had a few discussions via PM.

Here is one such exchange...

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The rural south end of the island is still dominated by working farms. That's where I live. The most popular front bumper sticker that you will see on all of the pickup trucks around these parts reads:

"Think FAST Hippie!"

Everyone has one. And is proud of it.

Enough said.
He definately enjoyed getting a rise out of people though.
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Old Jun 1st, 2006, 03:07 AM   #19
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He definately enjoyed getting a rise out of people though.
Like any true "right winger" would. It shows a certain humility and/or wisdom to know that your subject matter ought to make people laugh, even if your audience often doesn't see the joke...
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Old Jun 1st, 2006, 03:25 AM   #20
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Eerily enough, I was thinking of his last joke on this thread on a walk at lunch today... thinking maybe Vancouver\Victoria\Salt Spring was "Beyond Hope".

He always seemed rather humble to me, and most definitely brought a smile.

He died doing something he very much enjoyed. I can only hope when its my time to go, that I'm doing the same... (Just have to figure out what I enjoy in life best first I guess...)

Cheers Gerry.
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