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Old 1 December 2018, 22:01
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Happy Birthday SOTB.
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Old 15 December 2018, 13:47
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Damn...

Jesus...
So, I have been off comms for a long time for various reasons. I just saw this about Andy. This is absolutely crushing. I will always cherish our talks and infinite ridicule. Loved that guy. Andy, I hope you are at peace and I will see you on the other side. RIP Brother.
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Old 15 December 2018, 17:30
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Jesus...
So, I have been off comms for a long time for various reasons. I just saw this about Andy. This is absolutely crushing. I will always cherish our talks and infinite ridicule. Loved that guy. Andy, I hope you are at peace and I will see you on the other side. RIP Brother.
He would have definitely called you GAY for being gone so long so I’ll do it for him:

Welcome back homo.
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Old 15 December 2018, 19:22
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He would have definitely called you GAY for being gone so long so I’ll do it for him:

Welcome back homo.
SOTB would definitely approve of this message.
Thanks, Brother.
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Old 4 May 2019, 00:54
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Hope all the ladies where you are pass the pinky test with room to spare, Andy. RIP.
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Old 15 May 2019, 08:28
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Been another year already Andy... Rest Easy, Brother.
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Old 15 May 2019, 19:35
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I thank TFG for talking me through that day.

RIP Andy, you are still missed around here.
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Old 15 May 2019, 19:50
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Still miss you, bro
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Old 15 May 2019, 19:58
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I celebrated my 10th year cancer free today. Wish Andy was still here to do the same. Godspeed SOTB.
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Old 18 May 2019, 20:36
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I celebrated my 10th year cancer free today. Wish Andy was still here to do the same. Godspeed SOTB.
Outstanding! My 5 year checkup is this October. Congratulations.

I too wish the same of SOTB, and too many others.
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Old 19 May 2019, 19:27
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Outstanding! My 5 year checkup is this October. Congratulations.

I too wish the same of SOTB, and too many others.
Thank you. Godspeed for your checkup and to those that passed before us.
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Old 19 May 2019, 22:57
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Old 4 September 2019, 12:56
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As I was reading thru the condolences, I got to KidA’s and thought it could not be put more eloquently, thoroughly or accurately as that. What I remember most about SOTB was that he was an agitator, in a good way. He made you rethink your opinions, analyze the basis for them and question their validity. He was a proud, sometimes worried but always caring and supportive father. He was a mentor and friend to many. He was a true warrior that put every ounce of his being into the fight and would fight to the death. To quote him: Fuck Cancer – you took his body but you will never conquer his soul.

RIP, Andy. You did make a difference. May God swiftly heal the loss of those you loved and love you and may they be transported ASAP to a time when memories of you bring smiles instead of tears.
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Old 4 September 2019, 17:22
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That's a great post. Andy was a great guy. We disagreed about a lot but he provided me with some serious help when I needed it and gave me.some excellent life advice that I'm very glad I took. He was an original.
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Old 26 July 2020, 06:35
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Met Andy in carbine class in TX years ago, he was a great guy then and I loved how he could make a point or debate on the site. Truly a gift to the board in so many ways. I missed his interaction immediately after his departure. While I was just a spectator, it struck home all the same.
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Old 1 December 2020, 10:13
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Happy Birthday Andy!
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Old 1 December 2020, 19:24
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Old 2 December 2020, 00:50
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HBD. Rip. Gone too soon
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Old 7 January 2021, 16:32
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I've been gone for some time, growing up etc. I was curious about everything going on in the world and wanted to gain some outside perspective. I logged in and saw a few avatars with RIP SOTB and stumbled on this thread. I can't really describe my feelings knowing that South Of The Border passed away, leaving such a hole in this community.

I remember when KidA first joined and how I quietly cheered him on in the Lounge as a fellow punk rocker/Vespa fan, taking his lumps in the Lounge. SOTB seemed to be the first BTDT to break the mold and step up to show public support for KidA. I think it just speaks to an immense desire to be authentic and go his own way. Whether it was about geopolitical unrest, or about your girlfriend's ass... he had his opinion and that was that. With that said, I'll slap a "GAY!" on this post.

RIP SOTB. You are, without a doubt, 1 in 100000000000000000000.
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Old 9 January 2021, 07:02
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Happy belated Andy. RIP.
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Old 15 May 2021, 01:42
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I was reading through some old posts as I tend to do from time to time, and noticed that as of midnight here in Houston, it's 5 years since SOTB passed. I only lurked here when he passed, but still remember scrolling through the forums and seeing this thread title and it taking a minute to really click and set in. As a nobody lurker, I was shocked and saddened reading about the death of a person I didn't know and would probably never meet, even if SOTB lived to be a modern Methuselah. I rate as less than nothing compared to him, but even I could see what a meticulous, highly inquisitive and fierce mind the man behind the screen name possessed and that he was obviously an influential thought leader, who through sheer brilliant willpower, massively helped shape a really amazing message board and community filled with very intelligent people of all type. (I can only imagine what he achieved in the real world.)

all of that is to say, since I can now actually humbly pay my respects, RIP SOTB. I imagine your mind would be ablaze looking at the world's problems in 2021, and we are all lesser for not being able to know what you think.

and I'm thankful to all the SOCNET staff/admins et al that maintain this site and database so his wisdom (and others, of course) can live on in perpetuity.

Respectfully.
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Old 15 May 2021, 15:09
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Old 15 May 2021, 15:31
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Still think of you often, Brother…..
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Old 15 May 2021, 15:37
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Brother, you sure are missed.
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Old 15 May 2021, 20:54
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Rest In Peace, SOTB. Thank you for sharing so much of your life story and wisdom on SOCNET. Your words and your example helped me better deal with my own challenges in life (and I am sure it helped many others, as well). I will keep you in my prayers tonight. God Bless.
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Old 15 May 2021, 21:56
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Hard to believe it's been five years.

May his memory continue to be a blessing to all.
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Old 1 December 2021, 23:05
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I noticed it was SOTB/Andy's birthday today.

Happy birthday, Andy. Continue to RIP. You are very much missed.
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Old 2 December 2021, 20:17
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Yeah, I think of you every day Andy. RIP Brother
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Old 5 December 2021, 12:24
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I think of Andy most when I think of Mexico. We'd meet usually in Mexico City or sometimes in Guadalajara. Andy had a unique ability to easily make sense of all of the goings-on in Mexico.

I miss ya bro.
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