OregonMuse

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We got the worst possible news...our friend and coblogger OregonMuse passed away yesterday afternoon (1/18/2022).

He was surrounded by his family, and the last contact I had from him he was his usual combative and optimistic self...sure that he was going to beat Covid.

OregonMuse has been the proprietor (his wonderful term) of the Book Thread forever! He put his deft and interesting touch on it and it has become a fixture on AoSHQ. His Morning Rant was his usual combination of sometimes savage observation tempered with what one can only describe as kindness! Not toward his targets, but for everything else...

He even created a devoted following for the Chess Thread. How many political blogs can boast of an accomplished amateur chess player doing a weekly post?

I have nothing but fond memories of him...his relentless optimism coupled with that wonderful perspective that amazed me every single time I read his rants.

I did a search of my emails, and I have hundreds from him...seemingly every single one had that spark of hopefulness and sanguinity that was his marvelous signature.

He will be missed by all....

HaMakom y'nachem etchem b'toch sh'ar a'vaylay Tzion v'Y'rushalayim
[May the Omnipresent comfort you among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem]

Posted by: CBD at 09:15 AM




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1 Very sad news and sorry for his passing.

Posted by: Buzzion at January 19, 2022 09:18 AM (G2zl5)

2 We were blessed.

Posted by: Golfman at January 19, 2022 09:19 AM (aX0CW)

3 This is a devastating bit of news to be sure. Prayers for his family.

Posted by: Beverly at January 19, 2022 09:19 AM (zwLrx)

4 Awful news. Prayers for comfort for his family and friends.

Posted by: MaureenTheTemp at January 19, 2022 09:19 AM (GZ/yK)

5 Oh no! That is terrible. I was not expecting to see this. What a shock, poor Muse...

Posted by: Neb! at January 19, 2022 09:19 AM (32B8T)

6 Oh no. I'm in tears. Condolences to his family.

Posted by: Tuna at January 19, 2022 09:20 AM (gLRfa)

7 This is the worst possible news.

Prayers for the family.

Posted by: Seems Legit at January 19, 2022 09:20 AM (bwgSw)

8 I'm so sorry to hear this. I attended two funerals for personal friends in 2021, and 2022 is starting off worse.

Eternal rest grant unto him, oh Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his would and the souls of all the faithful departed Rest In Peace.

Posted by: Catherine at January 19, 2022 09:20 AM (ZSsrh)

9 No No No!
God bless his family and God take OM into His arms.

Posted by: Jmel at January 19, 2022 09:20 AM (RWHIh)

10 Sad, sad news. I miss him. His Chess Thread got me interested in chess again after many years.

Posted by: Gref at January 19, 2022 09:20 AM (AMIL/)

11 This is terrible news. I am so very sorry.

Posted by: gp at January 19, 2022 09:20 AM (qpX6U)

12 Very sorry to hear this - RIP OM

Posted by: working_man at January 19, 2022 09:20 AM (g4bMd)

13 Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 19, 2022 09:20 AM (yrol0)

14 Truly a sad day. I hope his family knows how much he meant to all if us here. He will be missed.

Posted by: Flyguy at January 19, 2022 09:20 AM (OqR5R)

15 The HQ is lesser today.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 19, 2022 09:21 AM (LvTSG)

16 Ugh, autocucumber messes up almost everything. May his SOUL and all the souls of the faithful departed Rest In Peace.

Posted by: Catherine at January 19, 2022 09:21 AM (ZSsrh)

17 Godspeed, learned soul.

Posted by: The_Hoser at January 19, 2022 09:21 AM (b9pgb)

18 He meant so much to us.

Posted by: Tuna at January 19, 2022 09:21 AM (gLRfa)

19 Thank you for letting us know.

My deepest condolences to his family and friends. He will be missed.

Posted by: Archer at January 19, 2022 09:21 AM (gmo/4)

20 Rest in Peace.

50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.
51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.
55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?

Posted by: Aunt Ralph at January 19, 2022 09:22 AM (WdI30)

21 God bless him and his family. He will be missed by so many friends.

Posted by: huerfano at January 19, 2022 09:22 AM (MzKgG)

22 Thanks for clarifying this CBD, I know it is hard being the bearer of bad news.

Your comments are fitting and losing OM will leave a huge void in the blogging world, which means the real life void left for his family must be immeasurable.

Prayers for his family and that their hearts may be mended. I'm sure he is setting a table in Heaven for a game of chess with friends and loved ones as we speak.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at January 19, 2022 09:23 AM (7F9te)

23 The bell tolls for all of us. Very sad news. May God send comfort to Oregon Muse's family. Godspeed OM.

Posted by: Count de Monet at January 19, 2022 09:23 AM (4I/2K)

24 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 19, 2022 09:23 AM (Zz0t1)

25 Prayers for CBD and condolences to his family. His is a tremendous loss.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at January 19, 2022 09:24 AM (DU+/6)

26 Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord, and let Perpetual Light shine upon him. May his soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Sad, sad news. I will miss him terribly. May God grant comfort and peace to his family.

Posted by: bluebell at January 19, 2022 09:24 AM (wyw4S)

27 :-(

Posted by: Puddleglum at January 19, 2022 09:24 AM (sAmhv)

28 Rest in Peace Oregon Muse.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at January 19, 2022 09:24 AM (o2MD2)

29 I feel like I've been kicked in the chest. What awful, sad news. All our love to his family and friends.

Posted by: Mongerel at January 19, 2022 09:24 AM (0qf6h)

30 Loved you buddy, you will be missed.

Sven

Posted by: sven at January 19, 2022 09:24 AM (Lzpvj)

31 So sad. God Bless and comfort his family. He will be missed.

Posted by: spypeach at January 19, 2022 09:25 AM (wAxm0)

32 RIP Oregon Muse. You will be greatly missed

Posted by: Guzalot says FJB at January 19, 2022 09:25 AM (c1V25)

33 That sucks. I will very much miss his posts :'(

My condolences to all his friends and family.

Posted by: pkudude99 at January 19, 2022 09:25 AM (ecBd+)

34 Thanks CBD. Crying here.

Posted by: grammie winger at January 19, 2022 09:25 AM (45fpk)

35 Godspeed, OM. You will be missed, terribly.

Prayers to your family and to your wife, whom is still sick, I'm guessing.

May The Lord grant your soul eternal happiness.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 19, 2022 09:25 AM (Zz0t1)

36 OM's MWF Morning Rants were epic. I admit, I usually skipped down first to see if I could guess his Who Dis candidates for the day. But I always came back up to read his essay and to enjoy all the memes and cartoons he posted. That's the thing about AoSHQ: The content is not a means to an end, it's an end in itself.

Even though I did not know him in "real" life, I consider he makes the second person I've known who's succumbed to COVID.

Death, you sonofabitch!!!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 19, 2022 09:25 AM (txdEq)

37 We got the worst possible news...our friend and coblogger Oregon Muse passed away yesterday afternoon.


He will be sorely missed.

Posted by: Vic at January 19, 2022 09:25 AM (mpXpK)

38 RIP, OM.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 19, 2022 09:26 AM (6FeV1)

39 Like all of you, I loved his writing and his humor. I will miss him dearly.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 19, 2022 09:26 AM (evAgx)

40 Wow. You know these things happen but it's still a jolt when they hit home. Prayers up for OM and family.

Posted by: Oddbob at January 19, 2022 09:26 AM (nfrXX)

41
He will be missed. Did his wife recover successfully?

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at January 19, 2022 09:26 AM (dQvv7)

42 Very sorry to hear this.

Posted by: Infidel de Manahatta at January 19, 2022 09:26 AM (IEbz8)

43 HaMakom y'nachem etchem b'toch sh'ar a'vaylay Tzion v'Y'rushalayim

Posted by: CBD

What he said.

Posted by: JT at January 19, 2022 09:26 AM (arJlL)

44 Oh no!
RIP Oregon Muse. I hope your family and friends find a bright side in your passing.

Posted by: Denny Crane! at January 19, 2022 09:26 AM (dTWx7)

45 I have no words. Rest in peace, OM. You will be deeply missed.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at January 19, 2022 09:26 AM (mdjgu)

46


"I cannot see the point in such good men dying, when we have so many battles yet to fight . . . "


May the Lord bless and keep his memories and comfort his family and friends.


Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 19, 2022 09:26 AM (s2VJv)

47 So sorry. He will be missed but his writing will live on forever.

Prayers to his family

Posted by: Czech Chick at January 19, 2022 09:26 AM (haWye)

48 I just don't have any words right now.

Posted by: Jewells45 deplorablethug#FJB at January 19, 2022 09:26 AM (nxdel)

49 Oh no!! This is the last thing I expected to see today. So sad. I'd exchanged a few e-mails with him in the past before and even played some chess awhile ago.

Farewell, OM. I'll miss your threads. (((((

Posted by: McLurkerson at January 19, 2022 09:26 AM (wNDOJ)

50 Terrible news.

My deepest condolences to his family.

Posted by: Moderate Salami at January 19, 2022 09:27 AM (S2VI9)

51 IDK, it's been close to 15-16 years now that I've been coming here. It never fails to strike me how attached we get to what most would think is just a made up screen name. It's so much more than that. It becomes a sort of virtual family after a while. There will be more, I know, but today I pour one out, to them all.

They didn't just stop posting one day, it's that we know they won't be posting again.
Godspeed OM, thanks for everything.

Posted by: IP at January 19, 2022 09:27 AM (w9UC1)

52 We have lost a friend, and a member of the Horde.

Prayers for his family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice. Asymptomatic raycist at January 19, 2022 09:27 AM (3D/fK)

53 Horrible news. I really enjoyed his Morning Rant posts.

RIP Oregon Muse.

Posted by: Mr. Alu Fods at January 19, 2022 09:27 AM (LCXBH)

54 Ugh. May his memory be eternal.

Posted by: Tonypete at January 19, 2022 09:27 AM (mD/uy)

55 Tears in my eyes. What an incredible loss to this community.

He could hit a subject hard, but without harshness. Always a bit of yes, CBD, sanguinity. It was nice to see something which gave you a conservative perspective where you might walk away bemused and shaking your head, but not feeling as if the apocalypse was right at the door.

Wow, just wow. God bless he and his family.

Posted by: RM at January 19, 2022 09:27 AM (U3LtS)

Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at January 19, 2022 09:28 AM (SH2Zi)

57 We were blessed to have known him.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at January 19, 2022 09:28 AM (jTmQV)

58 Lord grant his family strength and peace during this time of grieving and receive our brother in Christ.

Funny - someone I've never met but had such a positive impact leaves me sorrowful. I so looked forward to the Sunday book thread, and the Gorilla Pundit rants...

Posted by: marylander at January 19, 2022 09:28 AM (tQXNT)

59 Fauci claims another. Fuck him in particular.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 19, 2022 09:28 AM (F4b8f)

60 OM and I exchange emails, which I shall never delete and keep always. I know in my heart where he is today. We have not lost him - he just has a different address. As followers of Christ, we do not grieve as those who have no hope. When he walked through that door from this life to the next, he walked into the arms of Jesus, his Savior.

Posted by: grammie winger at January 19, 2022 09:28 AM (45fpk)

61 Broken hearted over this. I have lurked here for years. Oregon Muse wrote all my favorite posts. Godspeed and blessings to his family.

Posted by: blue eyed devil at January 19, 2022 09:28 AM (LWykb)

62 Wow. Heartbroken for his family. Tragic loss for AOSHQ. We conversed through emails occasionally, and he'd banter with me on rant / chess threads. I will miss him.

He now is in the presence of Jesus -- the ultimate "Who Dis?"

Posted by: Doof at January 19, 2022 09:28 AM (mZUr4)

63 "As virtuous men pass mildly away,
And whisper to their souls, to go,
Whilst some of their sad friends do say,
The breath goes now, and some say, no . . ."

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 19, 2022 09:29 AM (txdEq)

64 May his memory be a blessing.

But for OM I would have no appreciation of haute couture.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at January 19, 2022 09:29 AM (EZebt)

65 FIRST!!!!!
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt


OK, this is weird but I wasn't weepy until then. Traditions, even silly ones, matter in tough times.

Posted by: Oddbob at January 19, 2022 09:29 AM (nfrXX)

66 RIP Oregon Muse. You are in a better place now. A MUCH better place.

Posted by: Al Swearengen at January 19, 2022 09:29 AM (/o0o6)

67 How terrible. Such a great guy, he will be missed.

God bless him and his family, and prayers for them in this time of grief.

Posted by: clutch cargo - processed in a facility that may contain lead at January 19, 2022 09:29 AM (wAnMi)

68 His Daily Rant was something I always looked forward to. He could put into words everything I was feeling but didn't have the talent to express.

May God Bless him and his family.

Wasn't his wife also dealing with Covid? Anyone know how she is fairing?

Posted by: Pete Seria at January 19, 2022 09:29 AM (7ZQe3)

69 This is just awful news. OM's threads always put a smile on my face. I look forward to the food of the day, the memes, fashion and all his posts.
He made this place a better one.
May he Rest In Peace and be surrounded by the angels.
I am still in shock.

Posted by: redridinghood at January 19, 2022 09:29 AM (NpAcC)

70 This is awful news. Please Lord give comfort to his family even as you welcome him into Your arms.

Posted by: pincorrect at January 19, 2022 09:29 AM (Se/Bz)

71 Ave atque vale, OM, my brother. Lux perpetua. Enjoy chatting with the Author, and we'll see you on the other side.


Hugs to the Horde, and prayers for his family. What a loss.

Posted by: Elisabeth G. Wolfe at January 19, 2022 09:29 AM (A65/D)

72 He was very gracious to me. He seemed to be a real renaissance man. My condolences.

Posted by: Ordinary American at January 19, 2022 09:29 AM (H8QX8)

73 He was always wonderful to work with me on his posting of the prayer list and he did have a wonderfully kind spirit. I am so sorry too in addition to his family and other friends for your cobs who knew him so well over so many years. Thanks for your remembrance, CBD.

Almighty God, our Creator and redeemer, you have given us the presence of OM during his time on this website. We appreciate the ways he helped make this place and even better place.

Uphold us now, those who believe in Lord, as we entrust him to your boundless love and eternal care and ask for your presence for friends and family in other places.. Assure us that not even death can separate us from your mercy. Give us to know your word of hope and may all who mourn feel your comfort and strength. Amen.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 19, 2022 09:29 AM (k49Sx)

74 Very sad news.

Posted by: 496 at January 19, 2022 09:30 AM (VJsqe)

75 Please link his obit in the sidebar when it is out.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 19, 2022 09:30 AM (F4b8f)

76 Also from Donne, and more famous:

". . . One short sleep past, we wake eternally,
And death shall be no more; death, thou shalt die."

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 19, 2022 09:30 AM (txdEq)

77 What terrible news. RIP.

Posted by: jwmiii at January 19, 2022 09:30 AM (ep59p)

78 Well that just sucks. RIP

Posted by: deadrody at January 19, 2022 09:30 AM (/jrmI)

79 Sad news. Peace and Love to all who were blessed by his presence.

Posted by: Chuck Martel at January 19, 2022 09:30 AM (fs1hN)

80 "He now is in the presence of Jesus -- the ultimate "Who Dis?""

I do love this place... Thanks for making a small smile creep in.

Posted by: IP at January 19, 2022 09:30 AM (w9UC1)

81 RIP, gray box friend. Don't tell anyone, but you were always my favorite.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - read closely, it's impossible to get a negative result from the free COVID tests at January 19, 2022 09:30 AM (K0X64)

82 What a terrible loss for all of us blessed with his generosity of knowledge and spirit. My deepest regards to his family and everyone whose life he touched.

Posted by: EveR at January 19, 2022 09:31 AM (MUpk6)

83 I always had pleasant exchanges with Oregonmuse and enjoyed his content. I lost a close relative to covid yesterday. News of OM just makes this all the more heavy.

RIP Oregonmuse and Bonnie

Posted by: JROD at January 19, 2022 09:31 AM (0jZnq)

84
OK, this is weird but I wasn't weepy until then. Traditions, even silly ones, matter in tough times.
Posted by: Oddbob at January 19, 2022 09:29 AM (nfrXX)



I debated whether it was appropriate, but after NOT doing it in the Tami tribute website and others commenting, I figured it might be a normalcy to provide a bit of comfort in an overwhelmingly shitty situation.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 19, 2022 09:31 AM (Zz0t1)

85 Terrible news.

Such a kind and generous soul.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 19, 2022 09:31 AM (ZLI7S)

86 Fuck, fuck, fuck.

I never met OM, but he was always kind to me, e-mailing me a heads-up whenever he was going to use a silent star for the 'who dis' in the Gorilla Pundit thread, and sometimes surprising me by taking a book suggestion I made in an obscure thread and highlighting it on a Sunday.

I never met him, and yet my heart is broken. I'm going to hide in 1917 for the rest of the day.

https://tinyurl.com/2rzbp5vh

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 19, 2022 09:31 AM (2JVJo)

87 Prayers for peace and comfort to OM family. And to the Horde as OM will be greatly missed.

Posted by: Jen the original at January 19, 2022 09:31 AM (0GQhN)

88 Still can't take it in, very sorry to hear. Prayers for his family.

Posted by: skywch at January 19, 2022 09:31 AM (sKjat)

89 To repeat my comment from this morning:

I'm sick to my stomach and my day ruined.

I would have loved to meet the man IRL, and he will be sorely missed. My condolences to his wife and family. RIP.

Posted by: ShainS -- Beware the Branch Covidians at January 19, 2022 09:31 AM (eZowF)

90

NOTE:

Please refrain from comments other than expressions of condolences. Not the time or place to go off on COVID related political tangents.

Thank you. The Mgmt.


Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 19, 2022 09:32 AM (s2VJv)

91 Not the news I wanted to read.

Prayers for OM and his family (suddenly dusty in here).

God Speed OM, you will be missed.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at January 19, 2022 09:32 AM (CCwsu)

92
56
Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at January 19, 2022 09:28 AM (SH2Zi)



This, since there are sometimes no words.......

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 19, 2022 09:33 AM (Zz0t1)

93 I debated whether it was appropriate, but after NOT doing it in the Tami tribute website and others commenting, I figured it might be a normalcy to provide a bit of comfort in an overwhelmingly shitty situation.
Posted by: Sponge

I think OM probably smiled.

Posted by: lizabth at January 19, 2022 09:33 AM (L3Rsz)

94 Delurking to add my condolences. OM's posts were must reads and even lurking only these past years, the Cobs and Horde are family. My heart hurts for his family, prayers for his wife's recovery and may we all meet in the afterlife if not in real life.

In the manner of my Air Force family:

A Toast!

Posted by: RedDish at January 19, 2022 09:33 AM (AjwWO)

95 Delta is really going out with a bang.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at January 19, 2022 09:33 AM (F4b8f)

96

Thoughts and prayers for the Muse family.

Posted by: four seasons at January 19, 2022 09:33 AM (PisyI)

97 I would like to express my appreciation for the remaining co-bloggers and Ace in particular. My soul feels at home here like nowhere else.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at January 19, 2022 09:33 AM (o2MD2)

98 Prayers for OM and his family.
Oof, this one really hurts!

Posted by: Lizzy at January 19, 2022 09:33 AM (URNdm)

99 I debated whether it was appropriate, but after NOT doing it in the Tami tribute website and others commenting, I figured it might be a normalcy to provide a bit of comfort in an overwhelmingly shitty situation.
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 19, 2022 09:31 AM (Zz0t1)


I think OM would always want you to be you.

Posted by: Doof at January 19, 2022 09:34 AM (mZUr4)

100 Sad news. His passing will leave a big hole in many hearts. Condolences to all of his family and dear friends.

Posted by: Lola at January 19, 2022 09:34 AM (xjz83)

101 The Light Of Civilization burned brightly in every OM post. Didn't we all enjoy the education, on issues great and small? I, for one, am ever grateful for the daily threads, Who Dis?, the Chess education, the Book Thread (always with a stunning library picture), and OregonMuse's always wonderful sense of humor.

This is crushing news. I blame China (for exporting the disease) and Fauci, for creating it, but I also recognize that when the Lord decided to bring OM home he went joyfully, and I am torn between the pain of our loss and applause for an everyday life well-lived here at the beloved HQ.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 19, 2022 09:34 AM (E89Mr)

102 What the heck?!

But Soros still lives. Funny, ain't it.

Sorry to hear it.

Posted by: OrangeEnt at January 19, 2022 09:34 AM (7bRMQ)

103 No one could put a thread together like Oregon Muse. Melania's high heels, a chess champion from Ukraine, and Icelandic sweaters, all wrapped together with kindness and good humor. Such a good man.

Posted by: grammie winger at January 19, 2022 09:34 AM (45fpk)

104 Terrible news, he will be missed.

Posted by: JayInAmes at January 19, 2022 09:35 AM (yGu6h)

105 Loss for words

Posted by: Skip's Phone at January 19, 2022 09:35 AM (HyCC3)

106 Condolences to all. Sad news.

Posted by: Puddin Head at January 19, 2022 09:35 AM (Fbj1q)

107
I think OM would always want you to be you.
Posted by: Doof at January 19, 2022 09:34 AM (mZUr4)


I mean, I've got the coffee mug.........

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 19, 2022 09:35 AM (Zz0t1)

108 I will miss OregonMuse's presence here. His contributions to this site are immeasurable. I truly appreciated his wit and wisdom, always looking forward to his daily postings and the Saturday Chess thread.

We lost a good one today. I pray God welcomes him home, and his family find peace.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at January 19, 2022 09:35 AM (N39Ws)

109 He was very gracious to me. He seemed to be a real renaissance man. My condolences.
Posted by: Ordinary American at January 19, 2022


***
Gracious he was. Once I suggested a pair of semi-famous names for the Who Dis, then forgot that I had suggested them and actually jumped in to post the names. He quietly deleted my comment and reminded me that they were my own picks. I felt like I'd let him down!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 19, 2022 09:35 AM (txdEq)

110 Godspeed, OM. He was witty while blogging and even wiser in person. We met at the central Washington MoMe in Yakima a couple of years ago. A sad day in Moronvia.

Posted by: Pecan Scandi at January 19, 2022 09:35 AM (6w+Cf)

111 Sunday morning coffee just won't be the same without OM's masterfully written book threads. Whoever takes over will have big shoes to fill (and will do so quite well, I'm sure).

Posted by: PabloD at January 19, 2022 09:36 AM (+0Dog)

112 I've already had a number of personal setbacks in the past couple of weeks, and now this.

I've been jokingly saying to family, friends, and coworkers after describing my travails: "Is 2022 over yet?"

Posted by: ShainS -- Beware the Branch Covidians at January 19, 2022 09:36 AM (S7Pes)

113 So sorry to hear of the death of our Muse. Prayers of comfort to his family and friends.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at January 19, 2022 09:36 AM (YynYJ)

114 I am so sorry for his loss. Hugs to all.

Posted by: Autumnplayschess at January 19, 2022 09:36 AM (RnoAn)

115 Condolences to Ace, COBs and the Horde. This is a real kick in the stomach.

(wipes tears from eyes)

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at January 19, 2022 09:37 AM (N39Ws)

116 Msn, what an awful start to a day -

So sad and so sorry to hear this.

Posted by: garrett at January 19, 2022 09:37 AM (bKggf)

117 Rejoicing for OM, who will experience only boundless joy from now and forever.

Grieving for the rest of us, who live in a world now made a little darker.

Godspeed.

Posted by: Long-time Commenter, First-time Reader at January 19, 2022 09:38 AM (Bg96i)

118 Terrible news. So sorry.

Posted by: Lotta nerve at January 19, 2022 09:38 AM (JdcHc)

119 Terrible news.

Prayers for his family. May his memory be eternal.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at January 19, 2022 09:38 AM (HhfIU)

120 I'm going back to the job, make the best of the day Horde.

Peace.

Posted by: IP at January 19, 2022 09:38 AM (w9UC1)

121 Yeah....struggling a bit with this one.


Amazing how much an impact people you've never met can have on you.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 19, 2022 09:38 AM (Zz0t1)

122 Really sad to hear this, and probably a totally preventable death.

*grits teeth and mutters curses

Posted by: stu-mick-o-sucks at January 19, 2022 09:39 AM (w9Wax)

123 Farewell until we meet again, OM. You will be greatly missed here, but our loss is heaven's gain.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer--F*ck Joe Biden at January 19, 2022 09:39 AM (k4dH2)

124 As a long-time lurker; I enjoyed OM's posts. I looked forward to his Morning Rant - especially Who Dis and whatever food pron he happened to share. Like each of you, I'm sure we would have liked to have met in person and solved the world's problems over a bourbon or beer. God Speed OM. You are missed.

Posted by: Heavy Meta at January 19, 2022 09:39 AM (gryET)

125 Rest in Peace, OM.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at January 19, 2022 09:39 AM (dfRN6)

126 "I would like to express my appreciation for the remaining co-bloggers and Ace in particular."

Yes, this needed to be said. Thanks, Ace and COBs. Please be healthy and fiesty.

Posted by: RM at January 19, 2022 09:39 AM (U3LtS)

127 Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 19, 2022 09:34 AM (E89Mr)

very nicely said, Huck.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 19, 2022 09:39 AM (k49Sx)

128 Godspeed OM, prayers to family and friends. You will be remembered.

Posted by: whig at January 19, 2022 09:39 AM (fAnLx)

129 My condolences to the family of OM. He will be missed.

Posted by: dantesed at January 19, 2022 09:39 AM (88xKn)

130 Sorry for yours and our loss, CBD. Thoughts are with his family.

Posted by: WeBoned! at January 19, 2022 09:39 AM (8k7U7)

131 Holy cow! I never expected that. Condolences.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter 2022 at January 19, 2022 09:39 AM (FVME7)

132 Awful news, was a nice knowledgeable guy, have been waiting for him to return. If there will be a collection for flowers or something else I'd be up for that.

Posted by: waelse1 at January 19, 2022 09:40 AM (LlKwB)

133 I am terribly sorry to see this.

I keep a folder called Memorable Misc., for things I read on the internet and tell myself, "This is awesome and if I don't save it now, I won't know how to find it again." Oregon Muse authored quite a few entries.

If you all don't mind, this is from one of my favorites. I just love the perspective, and the writing:

"You know who I think is a good example of grrl power? Dorothy Gale. You know, the character played by Judy Garland in the classic Wizard of Oz film. I don't know about the character in the book, but in the film version, Dorothy spent most of the journey through Oz scared to death. But do you know what? She slapped a dangerous lion in the snout. She threw water on a witch. And she called out a wizard with god-like powers for being a lying sh*tweasel. She was not any less afraid, but but she did what was needed to be done at the time she needed to act. That's courage. That's grrl power. And she didn't just stand there striking a pose."

Rest in peace.

Posted by: JPS at January 19, 2022 09:40 AM (D++Xq)

134 How long had OM been doing the Morning Rants? He started using the Gorilla Pundit pic at some point pretty recently, I know. And how old are the Chess and Book Threads?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 19, 2022 09:40 AM (txdEq)

135 I work Saturdays, and always looked forward to the chess thread for an afternoon break. May the God of all comfort comfort his family. (II Cor. 1:3)

Posted by: anon at January 19, 2022 09:40 AM (QCdaU)

136 Go rest high, OM.
You will be missed.

Posted by: old chick at January 19, 2022 09:41 AM (sOete)

137 Fuck.

Rest well, faithful servant.

Posted by: Brother Tim has nothing much to say, lately at January 19, 2022 09:42 AM (OUMaO)

138

I met him once back in the dark ages. What an elegant gentleman he was in person everything and more that he was in his posts. RIP Sir.

Posted by: My Pimp Shot My Dealer at January 19, 2022 09:42 AM (7ardx)

139 Prayers for OreganMuse and his family and friends - here and elsewhere. He will be greatly missed by this lurker who was once brave enough to challenge the no tutus rule on the book thread and OM allowed that tutus were acceptable... for women!
Shocked and sad. I was so looking forward to his rants again... he is and will be greatly missed.

Posted by: Sugar Plum etc at January 19, 2022 09:42 AM (velLz)

140 And how old are the Chess and Book Threads?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 19, 2022 09:40 AM (txdEq)


If my memory serves me correctly, the Book Thread started up a number of years ago after a break. I remember OM saying he was happy to start it again, and he would be glad if it reached 100 comments.

Posted by: grammie winger at January 19, 2022 09:42 AM (45fpk)

141 Condolences to Mrs Muse and family.

OM, we shall meet in the Kingdom.

Posted by: fluffy at January 19, 2022 09:42 AM (2JAo2)

142 Yeah....struggling a bit with this one.


Amazing how much an impact people you've never met can have on you.
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 19, 2022 09:38 AM (Zz0t1)


Yup. And images of that old dude from the movie "Up" will always bring a smile to my face. (That was OM's Twitter pic).

Posted by: Doof at January 19, 2022 09:42 AM (mZUr4)

143 The "crétins sans pantalons" always made me smile.

Posted by: little boomer at January 19, 2022 09:43 AM (LG1tQ)

144
Posted by: JPS at January 19, 2022 09:40 AM (D++Xq)

Very nice sharing; Thanks, JPS.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 19, 2022 09:43 AM (k49Sx)

145 If my memory serves me correctly, the Book Thread started up a number of years ago after a break. I remember OM saying he was happy to start it again, and he would be glad if it reached 100 comments.
Posted by: grammie winger at January 19, 2022


***
I guess he didn't realize what a well-read bunch we are!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 19, 2022 09:43 AM (txdEq)

146 Goodbye for now, friend.

Posted by: BignJames at January 19, 2022 09:44 AM (AwYPR)

147 RIP Oregon Muse. My thoughts and prayers go out to all your family and friends.

You and your columns will be missed.

Posted by: Hippopoonis at January 19, 2022 09:44 AM (JPVCx)

148 How long had OM been doing the Morning Rants? He started using the Gorilla Pundit pic at some point pretty recently, I know. And how old are the Chess and Book Threads?

OM was commenting for as long as I remember, but all of his threads are relatively recent (I want to say within the last 8 years, but I could be way off). Weekends used to be barren around here, with just the coffee thread, maybe a random post or two, and then the ONT. OM almost singlehandedly made weekends an event on the HQ.

Posted by: Ian S. at January 19, 2022 09:44 AM (ZGrMX)

149 Willowed from before I knew this was posted. Damn, this sucks.
---
I am hoping the info on OM is wrong but fear it isn't. He's been out for several weeks now with Covid.

[edited]

Posted by: Dave in Fla at January 19, 2022 09:44 AM (zq4nm)

150 Very sad to hear. Prayers for him and his family.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at January 19, 2022 09:44 AM (N4xvn)

151 My heart just hurts at this news. May god hold his friends and family in his hands to bring them peace.

Posted by: Piper at January 19, 2022 09:44 AM (FXYsU)

152 Today is Wednesday and his morning rant will never grace this day again.
I am really heartbroken.

Posted by: redridinghood at January 19, 2022 09:44 AM (NpAcC)

153 In Memoriam - a limerick

We'll surely miss the wise Gorilla's rants
And the Chess thread dresses? Surely worth a glance
We sorely hate to lose
A man like Mr. Muse
And how on earth can we replace "Those Pants!"


Rest in Peace my friend, a happy warrior indeed. Our loss is Heaven's gain.

/Seamus Muldoon

Posted by: Muldoon at January 19, 2022 09:45 AM (m45I2)

154 R.I.P. OM
Sunday morning won't ever be the same.

Posted by: Cosda at January 19, 2022 09:45 AM (+oPwr)

155 I will miss OM's posts and wisdom. Thank you for letting us know.

Posted by: jackcoke at January 19, 2022 09:45 AM (tqqDt)

156
Loved and respected OM . OM and family are in our prayers.

And the CCCP are in the sights of Patriots, You too Fauci ---Mengele The New

Posted by: Voter theater. at January 19, 2022 09:45 AM (FCPbW)

157 >>The Light Of Civilization burned brightly in every OM post. Didn't we all enjoy the education, on issues great and small? I, for one, am ever grateful for the daily threads, Who Dis?, the Chess education, the Book Thread (always with a stunning library picture), and OregonMuse's always wonderful sense of humor.

This is crushing news. I blame China (for exporting the disease) and Fauci, for creating it, but I also recognize that when the Lord decided to bring OM home he went joyfully, and I am torn between the pain of our loss and applause for an everyday life well-lived here at the beloved HQ.



Well said, HF!

Posted by: Lizzy at January 19, 2022 09:45 AM (URNdm)

158 God bless him. That was a kick in the gut. Godspeed OM. Praying for your family and friends (both in the flesh and virtual).

Posted by: rc at January 19, 2022 09:45 AM (giWZY)

159 Gracious he was. Once I suggested a pair of semi-famous names for the Who Dis, then forgot that I had suggested them and actually jumped in to post the names. He quietly deleted my comment and reminded me that they were my own picks. I felt like I'd let him down!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 19, 2022 09:35 AM (txdEq)

---------

Wonderful story, Wolfus. A year or so ago on the weekend, I submitted Bobbie Gentry and Robby Benson for Who Dis -- and OM/GorillaPundit said he would replace his planned interviews with that for Monday much to my delight.

Damn, I've been so busy and procrastinating that for a month or two I was going to send him Barbara Hershey and David Carradine after seeing them together in an obscure connection: a two-part episode in the third and final season of the original Kung Fu TV series, which I rewatching now (my favorite show as a kid) and the wifey is enjoying for the first time. She being quite young and gorgeous of course, pretending to be not only half Chinese like his character, but initially pretending to be a young boy.

Alas, I regret now that I waited too long ...

Posted by: ShainS -- Beware the Branch Covidians at January 19, 2022 09:45 AM (oUS59)

160 God bless you Oregon Muse, you will be missed

Posted by: 18-1 at January 19, 2022 09:46 AM (ESjRY)

161 148 OM was commenting for as long as I remember, but all of his threads are relatively recent (I want to say within the last 8 years, but I could be way off). Weekends used to be barren around here, with just the coffee thread, maybe a random post or two, and then the ONT. OM almost singlehandedly made weekends an event on the HQ.
Posted by: Ian S. at January 19, 2022 09:44 AM (ZGrMX)

=========

He posted the movie thread for something like 3 years until Ace finally gave me the low level keys.

OM tolerated so much crap from me getting those dumb posts up.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 19, 2022 09:46 AM (LvTSG)

162 Godspeed, Oregon Muse. I hope you knew how much you were loved.

This is heartbreaking.

Posted by: Ladyl at January 19, 2022 09:46 AM (TdMsT)

163 We'll surely miss the wise Gorilla's rants
And the Chess thread dresses? Surely worth a glance
We sorely hate to lose
A man like Mr. Muse
And how on earth can we replace "Those Pants!"

Rest in Peace my friend, a happy warrior indeed. Our loss is Heaven's gain.

/Seamus Muldoon
Posted by: Muldoon at January 19, 2022 09:45 AM (m45I2)


Damnit!!!!!
*SNIFF*

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 19, 2022 09:46 AM (Zz0t1)

164 Such terrible news. You will be sorely missed Oregon Muse, but know that you are in a better place. Praying for comfort for your loved ones.

Posted by: IrishEi at January 19, 2022 09:46 AM (0TVNF)

165 Sad, sad news.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, the Phillips screwdriver of the gods at January 19, 2022 09:46 AM (eGTCV)

166 OM, you will be greatly missed, rest in peace, solace to friends and loved ones.
Connielu

Posted by: Conielu at January 19, 2022 09:46 AM (Ey2iW)

167 [De-lurks]
Well Shit. OM thanks for the memories. This lurker always looked forward to your content. Glad you are in Glory this morning.
[Re-Lurks]

Posted by: MiG18 at January 19, 2022 09:47 AM (J2l2Z)

168
OM was commenting for as long as I remember, but all of his threads are relatively recent (I want to say within the last 8 years, but I could be way off). Weekends used to be barren around here, with just the coffee thread, maybe a random post or two, and then the ONT. OM almost singlehandedly made weekends an event on the HQ.
Posted by: Ian S. at January 19, 2022


***
I've been reading here for about 13 years and commenting for about 12. For a long time I didn't have Internet at home, so anything that happened during the weekend I only saw if I scrolled back on the blog on Monday. Now I don't know what I did without the Pet Thread, the Chess/Dress Thread, etc.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 19, 2022 09:47 AM (txdEq)

169 =========

He posted the movie thread for something like 3 years until Ace finally gave me the low level keys.

OM tolerated so much crap from me getting those dumb posts up.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 19, 2022 09:46 AM (LvTSG)



There are no dumb posts. Only dumb people posting posts.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 19, 2022 09:47 AM (Zz0t1)

170 A sad day. Another good one passes on. Earth to earth, ashes to ashes. Dust to dust.

Posted by: kraken at January 19, 2022 09:47 AM (6Je/Q)

171 RIP OregonMuse

Thanks

Even if it's these pants

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HICXHLpuHkc

Posted by: DaveA at January 19, 2022 09:47 AM (FhXTo)

172 IP. Similar to my thoughts. I want to know OM's real name not just his nic. Much like Tami it's a shame that we don't know the person's real name until after they have passed because of the thought of retribution from the unhinged.
Rest in Peace OM. You are sorely missed.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at January 19, 2022 09:47 AM (2NHgQ)

173 RIP OM, and thank you!

Posted by: Jerzy A Sobon at January 19, 2022 09:48 AM (XUFkx)

174 Devastating news. He is irreplaceable. God bless his soul, and comfort his family and many friends.

Posted by: Paco at January 19, 2022 09:48 AM (njExo)

175 RIP and God bless, OM.

You will be forever missed.

Posted by: brass pair at January 19, 2022 09:48 AM (Pgj0l)

176 Damnit.

Posted by: Foamy at January 19, 2022 09:48 AM (b8Z5T)

177 He will be sorely missed by all

Posted by: Tasty Burger at January 19, 2022 09:49 AM (OchLY)

178 I been on this blog for over ten years now. I don't remember when or how long OM was here but I'm sure the Horde will refresh my memory.

Posted by: dantesed at January 19, 2022 09:49 AM (88xKn)

179 He will certainly be missed. Thanks for everything you did here, OM.

Posted by: .87c at January 19, 2022 09:49 AM (ZA+pX)

180 102 What the heck?!
But Soros still lives. Funny, aint it.
Sorry to hear it.
Posted by: OrangeEnt

That is because he serves the evil one.

Muse always served God.

Rest In Peace, my Muse. God bless his family.

Posted by: Loki at January 19, 2022 09:49 AM (ZW1rs)

181 "You do not have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body."

~ C. S. Lewis

Posted by: Quarter Twenty at January 19, 2022 09:49 AM (jYQlA)

182 A sad day, indeed. I am thankful for how he made my life richer. Prayers for peace for his loved ones.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at January 19, 2022 09:49 AM (8C7+r)

183 This is tragic news.

May his name be a blessing.

Posted by: CN...FJB at January 19, 2022 09:50 AM (ONvIw)

184 A sad loss. The Book Thread is my favorite and always well done. OM will be missed by all of us and by his family. May he rest in peace.

Posted by: LRob in TN at January 19, 2022 09:50 AM (jboH3)

185
I remember my last 'conversation' with OM as I was kidding him about how predictable he had become with a pretty Asian woman in the second position and always ending with Melania. I forget his reply but he took in the lighthearted manner.

The next week - same thing, a pretty Asian woman was in the second position and he ended with Melania.

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at January 19, 2022 09:50 AM (dQvv7)

186 Makes me wish I'd paid more attention in the chess threads........

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 19, 2022 09:50 AM (Zz0t1)

187 Damn. This sucks.

Posted by: dingbat at January 19, 2022 09:50 AM (DZINL)

188 Some of my favorite Morning Rants were when OM did the Proverbs. I'll have to go back and try to dig those out.

Posted by: grammie winger at January 19, 2022 09:50 AM (45fpk)

189 Oh my God. Rest in Peace, David. You will be remembered fondly, and for a very long time.

Posted by: Francis W. Porretto at January 19, 2022 09:50 AM (z/nZY)

190 Damn.
You will be missed O.M.


Fuck China and Fauci

Posted by: Erebus- ex-killer whale at January 19, 2022 09:51 AM (pVIYN)

191 Gosh. Prayers. Gosh.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at January 19, 2022 09:51 AM (SLHqt)

192 Prayers to his family.

Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at January 19, 2022 09:51 AM (ZYbHn)

193 Dangit. Rest in peace you wonderful dude.

Posted by: banana Dream at January 19, 2022 09:51 AM (lth0+)

194 Well, Shit.

Posted by: jakee308 at January 19, 2022 09:51 AM (eQvlh)

195 So sorry to hear this, I've been a fan of his posts for so long, I can't believe he's gone. My prayers to his family.

Posted by: Wicklow at January 19, 2022 09:52 AM (uH65w)

196 food pron he happened to share.
Posted by: Heavy Meta

Oh, I have so many of his food porn recipes bookmarked. I always looked forward to the decadence. I'll remember him fondly whenever I pull them out to make.

Posted by: lizabth at January 19, 2022 09:52 AM (L3Rsz)

197 I've been reading his book thread for years, it was the first thing I did while drinking my morning coffee on Sunday. He will be sorely missed...rest in peace.

Posted by: jerake75 at January 19, 2022 09:52 AM (OZ26p)

198 I have no words. I have hung out and partied with some of the craziest people on the planet, saw parties I didn't believe existed in this world, and yet..yet I never...never..ever drank in the morning in my entire life..ever, until now.

Raising a glass for OM, godspeed. RIP

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 19, 2022 09:52 AM (VwHCD)

199 RIP OregonMuse

Thanks

Even if it's these pants

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HICXHLpuHkc
Posted by: DaveA

LOL !!!
Nice !
Those guys own weedwhackers !

Posted by: JT at January 19, 2022 09:52 AM (arJlL)

200
OM tolerated so much crap from me getting those dumb posts up.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison

And always gracious when reminding you of the 'correct' way to edit your post's pictures!
(and always funny to me as I spend (and have spent lots of) time reshowing people how to 'tech'...)

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at January 19, 2022 09:53 AM (CCwsu)

201 Oh no

I'm so sorry

Posted by: Andy_in_Colorado at January 19, 2022 09:53 AM (CBrao)

202 I'm so sad to hear about Oregon Muse. May his family and friends find comfort and peace.

Posted by: all doubt removed at January 19, 2022 09:53 AM (S2eH9)

203 Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

Such sad news. Prayers up for his wife, family, and friends.

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at January 19, 2022 09:53 AM (fInJv)

204 Thank you, CBD. Very nicely done.

Such a loss for OM's family, friends and this blog. He will sorely be missed by all, I am sure.

Posted by: Weasel at January 19, 2022 09:54 AM (RrqtM)

205 He seemed a genuine wise and kind man. He will be missed.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, the Phillips screwdriver of the gods at January 19, 2022 09:54 AM (eGTCV)

206 I'm so sorry for you loss. I've been here daily for almost 20 years now and seen alot of come and go. I loved Oregon Muse's chess threads and the cuties he found to brighten the board up. Clear Fields.

Fen

Posted by: Fen at January 19, 2022 09:54 AM (NUkEv)

207 Oh my gosh, OM you will be missed terribly. He was the first COB I ever emailed at AoSHQ.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at January 19, 2022 09:55 AM (CjHGv)

208 A few things that jump to the front of my mind from OM's rants...

He introduced me (and probably many more Hordelings) to the motte-and-bailey fallacy.
{A form of argument and an informal fallacy where an arguer conflates two positions that share similarities, one modest and easy to defend (the "motte") and one much more controversial (the "bailey").}

The way he slowly changed his signature gorilla photo in the early days of the pandemic to include a mask and social distancing.

The food p0rn!!!

Posted by: Doof at January 19, 2022 09:55 AM (mZUr4)

209 oh my god

wow

prayers for his family and friends (which includes us)

Posted by: Black Orchid at January 19, 2022 09:55 AM (j9HX3)

210 "Weekends used to be barren around here, with just the coffee thread, maybe a random post or two, and then the ONT. OM almost singlehandedly made weekends an event on the HQ."

Noted, but with a shout out to CBD, who also labors hard on the weekends.

Posted by: RM at January 19, 2022 09:55 AM (U3LtS)

211 Ace should make a separate web page with all the OM posts.

All were classics

Posted by: Loki at January 19, 2022 09:55 AM (ZW1rs)

212 Terrible news. RIP Oregon Muse.

Posted by: Bert G at January 19, 2022 09:55 AM (iMNfP)

213 I am without speech. His loss will be keenly felt.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at January 19, 2022 09:55 AM (yQpMk)

214 RIP OregonMuse
Thanks
Even if it's these pants
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HICXHLpuHkc
Posted by: DaveA at January 19, 2022 09:47 AM


Well done! I'm sure OM approves.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at January 19, 2022 09:56 AM (HhfIU)

215 Funny how you can be moved to tears at the passing of a friend you've never met. Yet. Guess that's part of what eternity's for.

God bless him and his family & friends.

Posted by: red speck at January 19, 2022 09:56 AM (gS3OW)

216 OregonMuse was one of my favorite bloggers around here (no offense to the other COBs who also do excellent work!). His posts were scathing, but also entertaining and filled with a quiet optimism. It's in large part due to the Book Thread that I started commenting on the AoSHQ, thanks to him I was able to meet you all online and even got to meet some of you in person at last year's TXMOME. He seemed like a good and decent man. He'll be missed.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at January 19, 2022 09:56 AM (YIVH2)

217 gawd dangit. RIP, sir. This totally sucks.
ima line up a chess board tonight and read something random in his honor, over a tumbler of iced ValuRite

Posted by: mr--bitterness at January 19, 2022 09:56 AM (hX8y3)

218 I remember my last 'conversation' with OM as I was kidding him about how predictable he had become with a pretty Asian woman in the second position and always ending with Melania. I forget his reply but he took in the lighthearted manner.

The next week - same thing, a pretty Asian woman was in the second position and he ended with Melania.
Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at January 19, 2022


***
Some things in life *should* settle into a regular, comforting routine.

Don't forget, he added Kayleigh McEnany when someone requested her.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 19, 2022 09:56 AM (txdEq)

219 Of the Muse, it could be said he was a man always to be found when wanted, and always to be trusted when found. His knowledge, kindness, and humor will be greatly missed.

Posted by: Dr_No at January 19, 2022 09:56 AM (mu5GU)

220 His were the threads that cheered and invigorated me in the midst of all this engineered chaos. He was a happy warrior.

Prayers for his wife and family.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 19, 2022 09:56 AM (Dc2NZ)

221 RIP

Posted by: The guy that moves pianos for a living at January 19, 2022 09:57 AM (7gEpo)

222 I didn't know him, but I will surely miss him.

Posted by: IronDave at January 19, 2022 09:57 AM (k3crU)

223 Oh fuck.

No other words possible.

Oh fuck.

Posted by: JEM at January 19, 2022 09:58 AM (Vjg5i)

224 This is leaving a gaping hole in my heart
Prayers for Mrs Muse

Posted by: vmom - link to Red's fundraiser at January 19, 2022 09:58 AM (x7in6)

225 I am so sorry to hear of his passing. He was charming.

Posted by: Fair to middling at January 19, 2022 09:58 AM (VQea+)

226 Oh, no. I am so sorry to hear this. OM and his family will be in my prayers.

Posted by: Toni at January 19, 2022 09:58 AM (iZ7Xk)

227 He will be missed. RIP OM.

Posted by: Capital Eff at January 19, 2022 09:58 AM (GYllL)

228 And I think OM was the one who probably suggested a prayer list since his faith and prayer were very important to him, and I greatly appreciate that he did that.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 19, 2022 09:58 AM (k49Sx)

229 I think I'll sign off for a while. This is just sad.........


Godspeed, great one. You did your duty. At the highest level.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at January 19, 2022 09:59 AM (Zz0t1)

230 Jeez. Horrible news.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at January 19, 2022 09:59 AM (+WXeq)

231 I am sad for the loss of this fine man.
I am tearing up.

Posted by: Glenn John at January 19, 2022 09:59 AM (Rmprz)

232 I am so sad.
I just have no words.

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at January 19, 2022 10:00 AM (Y+l9t)

233 Just opened my computer and found this at the top of the page. I immediately knew what was up and my heart just sank. I am mostly a lurker but I read the Sunday Book Thread faithfully every week. Having known many relatives who have had Covid not once, but twice, I never considered this outcome. May God have mercy on his soul.

Posted by: Bill R. at January 19, 2022 10:00 AM (wzzJf)

234 I'm not much of a commenter but I've been lurking here a long time.

I know enough to know that he will be missed by a lot of folks here. My thoughts and prayers with those whose lives he touched in many different ways.

I'll miss the ladies of the dress pron lineup.

Raising a glass to you, OM.

Posted by: ballistic at January 19, 2022 10:00 AM (oXNqT)

235 No man is an Island, intire of it selfe; every man is a piece of the Continent, a part of the maine; if a Clod bee washed away by the Sea, Europe is the lesse, as well as if a Promontorie were, as well as if a Mannor of thy friends or of thine owne were; any mans death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankinde; And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; It tolls for thee.

Posted by: John Donne at January 19, 2022 10:00 AM (4I/2K)

236 This just hurts so much. I can't stop crying.

Oregon Muse did such a fine FINE job for all of us.

I'll miss him more than words can express.

Posted by: Ladyl at January 19, 2022 10:00 AM (TdMsT)

237 Sorry to hear that.

Posted by: MikeNj at January 19, 2022 10:00 AM (jPSHf)

238 Terrible, terrible news. The SMBT was a source of inspiration, comradeship, humor, and reasoned discourse in a Web of 10-second vapidity. I am so saddened by this news. I'm sure when/if it becomes available one of the CoBs will pass along any memorial page information. I'll hold off on Poxing the Houses responsible for this pandemic for another time.

Posted by: motionview (prep train organize) at January 19, 2022 10:01 AM (aKOI+)

239 Sad news.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at January 19, 2022 10:01 AM (bVYXr)

240 Don't forget, he added Kayleigh McEnany when someone requested her.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 19, 2022 09:56 AM (txdEq)


That might have been me. I don't know for sure if I was the first to request her, but he did specifically reply to me when I did request her. So I'm gonna take credit until someone proves me wrong. Of course, all who try will be deemed to have "no standing"! :-)

Posted by: Doof at January 19, 2022 10:01 AM (mZUr4)

241 I am crushed.
Well said CBD...a perfect summation of this wonderful man.
Somewhere OM is sitting in a library that is grand and glorious beyond words. His These Pants probably look like robes of pure white, and he has all the greatest chess masters from history lined up to play and he is beating them all.
I will miss him. My God grant peace to his family.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 19, 2022 10:02 AM (axyOa)

242
Although my participation was spotty on the Book Thread (I've gotten better about it lately), I remember how thrilled I was when OM added my suggested phrase "... who follow words with their fingers and whose lips move as they read ..." to that thread's introductory paragraph. It was as close to AoSHQ immortality as I'll likely ever get. I recall, too, the hilarity that ensued when a poster suggested that the Chess Thread was a nest of sultry and seductive wickedness because of OM posting fetching photos of accomplished female chess players from around the world.

That said, my heart goes out to OM's family and friends, and to all of us, all of whom will truly know what we are missing with his passing. Rest in Peace, OM.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 19, 2022 10:02 AM (pNxlR)

243 fuck.

i didn't want this confirmed.

RIP OM and prayers for his family.

Posted by: SturmToddler (8D42x) at January 19, 2022 10:02 AM (8D42x)

244 Don't forget, he added Kayleigh McEnany when someone requested her.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius


She's hot as hell but needs to back off the makeup a little bit.

Posted by: JEM at January 19, 2022 10:02 AM (Vjg5i)

245 Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

So sad! As others have said I hope his family receives some comfort from knowing that OM is greatly loved and will be long remembered at his on-line home. They will be in my prayers.

Posted by: Iris at January 19, 2022 10:02 AM (DibdT)

246 shit...

Posted by: pawn at January 19, 2022 10:03 AM (kYVzH)

247 Condolences to his family.

What a gut-wrenching loss.

Well done, good and faithful servant.

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas - AoS Ladies' Brigade Plucky Comic Relief at January 19, 2022 10:03 AM (SRRAx)

248 I want to say the Book Thread started in 2010/11 or so, and the Chess/Dress thread in 2015/16.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at January 19, 2022 10:03 AM (TmL/G)

249 He will be missed for a very long time here. I loved his Morning Rant threads and Chess threads

We'll meet someday in a MoMe in Heaven

Condolences to his family

Posted by: kbdabear at January 19, 2022 10:03 AM (qAR6u)

250 Of course, all who try will be deemed to have "no standing"! :-)
Posted by: Doof at January 19, 2022 10:01 AM (mZUr4)

Of course not.

They're all in their bunks.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 19, 2022 10:03 AM (6FeV1)

251 applause for an everyday life well-lived here at the beloved HQ

Thank you all.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 19, 2022 10:03 AM (44ww/)

252 For a person I never met, his passing touches my heart like no other has. I truly enjoyed his writing, his chess boards were challenging and took me back to old times.

A man for all seasons.

Posted by: freebird at January 19, 2022 10:03 AM (Eqfwj)

253 Would it be appropriate to update the main page sidebar at this point?

Or until more info is available, simply remove the 'Improving' update?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice. Asymptomatic raycist at January 19, 2022 10:03 AM (3D/fK)

254 Rest in peace, OM.

*sigh*

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 19, 2022 10:03 AM (4odx6)

255 I have to say that I believe it doesn't help anyone who becomes ill that the nation is undergoing some very trying, perplexing and black times.

So it behooves anyone who does become ill no matter the prognosis to realize that regardless how bleak and disparate the times may appear do not surrender to the urge to let go. Stand and fight if only for a little while longer as we are the United States and we have encountered and overcome some very daunting and terrifying times before. Do not let yourself abandon hope and give up. Realize that just your very presence in this world is a testament of faith and belief in the Lord and is a pain and despair to the Devil.

Stand up, Stand strong, Stand faithful to the belief in the Light and damnation to the evil that seeks to blot it out.

Posted by: jakee308 at January 19, 2022 10:03 AM (eQvlh)

256 RIP

Posted by: Dantes at January 19, 2022 10:04 AM (fVKtH)

257 Great sadness. My prayers for his family and peace to his soul.

Posted by: Long Running Fool at January 19, 2022 10:04 AM (Oa5xy)

258 I am absolutely heartbroken. Books, chess, haute couture and everything in between. A true Renaissance man who will be sorely missed.

May his memory be eternal and may God comfort his family at this time.

Posted by: Hoplite Housewife at January 19, 2022 10:04 AM (mNMgp)

259 And I think OM was the one who probably suggested a prayer list since his faith and prayer were very important to him, and I greatly appreciate that he did that.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 19, 2022 09:58 AM (k49Sx)


I was JUST thinking about that yesterday. Hopefully someone can keep that going. Amazing how God works -- making a bunch of strangers aware of each others' prayers / praises through the HQ.

Posted by: Doof at January 19, 2022 10:04 AM (mZUr4)

260 Well... damn. I thought OregonMuse was doing really well.

Regardless, he was doing a lot of good. Probably starting a book club with Saint Thomas Aquinas as we speak.

Posted by: trev006 at January 19, 2022 10:04 AM (usVVG)

261 We've lost too many.

Posted by: JEM at January 19, 2022 10:04 AM (Vjg5i)

262 He was also an active amateur radio operator. 73 OM SK.

Posted by: Capital Eff at January 19, 2022 10:05 AM (GYllL)

263 I feel like I just lost the best friend I never met.

Posted by: Buck Joefiden (nee Ofama) at January 19, 2022 10:05 AM (FIJme)

264 So sorry. He and the BT introduced me to numerous new books and authors I would have never found on my own. Always a weekend respite from all else. RIP OM. My prayers are with you and your friends and family.

Posted by: JerseyDevilRider at January 19, 2022 10:05 AM (XEfn8)

265 Saint Thomas Aquinas as we speak.
Posted by: trev006 at January 19, 2022 10:04 AM (usVVG)

First time in 1,000 years the guy will have learned a new word....

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 19, 2022 10:05 AM (6FeV1)

266 Terrible news indeed.

My goodness, can you imagine the author's round-tables he can attend?

Say hi to Bob Heinlen for me, OM.

Posted by: TANSTAAFL at January 19, 2022 10:06 AM (fBtlL)

267 Very sad news. Prayers for family n friends.

Posted by: Rex Mundi at January 19, 2022 10:06 AM (uKbqu)

268 OM's passing is a diminishment of Civilization. Very sad.

It was preventable, and I will add this evil to the Left's ledger.

OPSEC.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at January 19, 2022 10:06 AM (u82oZ)

269 May the Omnipresent comfort you
among the rest of the mourners of
Zion and Jerusalem.

(I hope I have that right.)

Posted by: jakee308 at January 19, 2022 10:06 AM (eQvlh)

270 He will missed. Condolences to his family and friends. RIP.

Posted by: IreneFingIrene at January 19, 2022 10:06 AM (kvWu/)

271 Oh my Jesus,
Forgive our sins,
Save us from the fires of hell,
And lead all souls to heaven, especially those most in need of His Mercy.

You will be sorely missed OM, may you delight in your new Abode.


Posted by: Derak at January 19, 2022 10:07 AM (k0WjC)

272 Oh no. This is so sad. I pray for his family and that his happiness in the hereafter. I looked forward to reading his book thread every week.

Posted by: Little Larry Sellers at January 19, 2022 10:07 AM (/cZTq)

273 For some reason I'm reminded of the commenter, perhaps a troll, who complained about the scandalous nature of the chess babe photos and I smile.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, the Phillips screwdriver of the gods at January 19, 2022 10:08 AM (eGTCV)

274 devastating

Posted by: kallisto at January 19, 2022 10:08 AM (DJFLF)

275 What do you say?Words seem inadequate and actions are hard to arrange from hundreds of miles away...but words are all I have for now so here they are in all their inadequacy. 

He was my guest, our guest, at the first Pacific Northwest Moron Meetup. He drove over five hours to see us, a bunch of randos from the internet he mostly knew by nicknames. 

He ate my food, drank at my table and entertained us all with his graciousness, his geniality and his goodness. He and his lovely wife, who seemed to possess all the Graces, blessed us with his presence. Later, in his account of the event, he described me as a 'WWE Heel gone to seed'...which was...fair. The man had a way with words.
/1

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards (Logan Tiberius 2012-2021) at January 19, 2022 10:08 AM (eeRB6)

276 That is because he serves the evil one.

Muse always served God.

Posted by: Loki at January 19, 2022 09:49 AM (ZW1rs)

I don't disagree.

Posted by: OrangeEnt at January 19, 2022 10:08 AM (7bRMQ)

277 Oregon Muse was sui generis, springing fully-grown (and wearing pants...) from the forehead of Athena. This fostered in him a lifelong fascination with women, dresses with women in them, women and books, and women who are in charge of ritualistic tabletop warfare (chess).

He is not gone. He is merely one bookshelf away from us in the great Library of Life. It will be his voice whispering in your ear, "oh, that's an interesting book. Add it to the pile, what's the harm!" Normal people have little angels and devils on their shoulders. We have a book-lover. Named OregonMuse.

Posted by: Sabrina Chase at January 19, 2022 10:08 AM (ZNlqs)

278 I like to picture OregonMuse in a comfy chair up in Heaven's Library, chatting with C.S. Lewis and other luminaries.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 19, 2022 10:08 AM (Dc2NZ)

279 This really is such devastating news.
His posts were the eye candy of AOSHQ.
This place will not be the same without him.

https://tinyurl.com/2p848t2v

Posted by: redridinghood at January 19, 2022 10:08 AM (NpAcC)

280 Oh, I hate this. He was so kind to me, a clueless co-blogger. He was a natural, graceful defender of his family and faith. This was often revealed in subtle ways.

I usually wasn't around on Sunday mornings to contribute to the Book Thread, but these words mean more now: "What have you all been reading this week? Hopefully something good, because, as you all know, life is too short to be reading lousy books."

Posted by: KT at January 19, 2022 10:09 AM (0ghg2)

281 OM was of the blog well before me.  Others will have known him longer, better. But I always looked forward to his threads, to the great Gorilla Pundit...a meme he took, owned and made his own. 

He was a fair administrator of Ace's home, even handed, welcoming, neither prudish nor crude. Now he is in Heaven, for he was a man of the faith in Jesus Christ and he has gone now to meet his savior, his sovereign and king. He will be crowned and be deserving of crowns. He will own an incorruptible body that will not grow weak, or faint or ill. Death, for him, is no tragedy surely. Tragedy is ours. Ours...

If losing Tami was a cannonball, losing our Muse is a magazine explosion. I still can't imagine how large the hole will be.  But we go on, that is what we do, that is life. The banner has fallen, the torch gutters, but someone will take it up. Death is not the end for him or for us. He goes on, out there out of our sight, and we go on here, without him.
/2

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards (Logan Tiberius 2012-2021) at January 19, 2022 10:09 AM (eeRB6)

282 274 For some reason I'm reminded of the commenter, perhaps a troll, who complained about the scandalous nature of the chess babe photos and I smile.
Posted by: N.L. Urker, the Phillips screwdriver of the gods at January 19, 2022 10:08 AM (eGTCV)

========

Midwesterner

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 19, 2022 10:09 AM (LvTSG)

283 OM and his Book Thread brought me back to the Horde. This is devastating news.

Posted by: Captain Hate won't forget Michael Byrd Murdered Ashli Babbitt at January 19, 2022 10:09 AM (y7DUB)

284 Delurking to give my deepest sympathies. I will miss him mightily.

Posted by: Foobarbaz at January 19, 2022 10:09 AM (a8FIx)

285 My heart goes out to OM's wife and family. They will miss him even more than I will. I'll merely miss him every day, when I boot up my computer, knowing hearing his wit and wisdom will have to wait until we meet again, face to face.

I hope he is riding herd on the morons who have gone before, Tami, Chavez, others. I'm sure he's celebrating and keeping them in line. Rest now, warrior, sleep now, father and husband. Your race is done and it is for others to go in your place. I miss him already and I think like other morons gone ahead, I always will.

Until we meet again, sir.

/fin

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards (Logan Tiberius 2012-2021) at January 19, 2022 10:10 AM (eeRB6)

286 >>Ace should make a separate web page with all the OM posts.

All were classics



Excellent idea

Posted by: Lizzy at January 19, 2022 10:10 AM (URNdm)

287 >>For some reason I'm reminded of the commenter, perhaps a troll, who complained about the scandalous nature of the chess babe photos and I smile.


I mean...
it was essentially Pornography.

Posted by: garrett at January 19, 2022 10:10 AM (bKggf)

288 Rest In Peace, my unmet friend.

You brought only good things into my life.

Thank you.

Posted by: naturalfake at January 19, 2022 10:10 AM (OMayC)

289 I think Joe Mannix may have some pictures of women who like chess and books, but are sad at OMs passing.

Posted by: blaster at January 19, 2022 10:10 AM (9otr5)

290 194 Well, Shit.

Ditto

Posted by: Fatty McFattington at January 19, 2022 10:11 AM (QzHkQ)

291 May the Lord grant him blessed repose and eternal memory!

Posted by: MammaB at January 19, 2022 10:12 AM (rReaJ)

292 One of my family's favorite recipe was one that OM had posted - Italian sausage, potatoes, and peppers. I was actually planning on making it tonight. We'll certainly raise a glass to OM at dinner.

Posted by: Hoplite Housewife at January 19, 2022 10:12 AM (mNMgp)

293 He was such a great contributor to this page. I will miss him greatly.

Posted by: Bria Pendell at January 19, 2022 10:12 AM (u1Aq4)

294 Dammit. Rest in Peace man. See you on the next plane of existence.

Posted by: kitsapbass at January 19, 2022 10:12 AM (v3pYe)

295 Thanks for letting us know CBD. What a tremendous loss for us all.

Posted by: Muad'dib at January 19, 2022 10:12 AM (sjdRT)

296 Thank you, CBD, for a marvelous homage to our wonderful OregonMuse. May he rest with God, knowing the love we all had for him. And may his family be blessed with strength and peace in the days ahead.

We will miss you, OregonMuse, but you live in our hearts forever.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient, Believing in America at January 19, 2022 10:12 AM (Yaym4)

297 Rest in peace.

Posted by: RobertM at January 19, 2022 10:12 AM (qWhQP)

298 For some reason I'm reminded of the commenter, perhaps a troll, who complained about the scandalous nature of the chess babe photos and I smile.

That was somebody playing with a sock, because there was nothing crude about the ladies on the Chess thread.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 19, 2022 10:12 AM (k49Sx)

299 Rest well, OM. May you find heaven filled with books, chess sets, and whatever gorillas eat.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, member - Ashli Babbitt Society at January 19, 2022 10:12 AM (nR2nR)

300 It Pays To Increase Your Word Power
Repine (redirected from repining)
1. To be discontented or low in spirits; complain or fret.

But, fortunately, they had scant time for repining, and there is nothing like active occupation to banish useless brooding.

Posted by: motionview (prep train organize) at January 19, 2022 10:13 AM (aKOI+)

301 Sent a few suggestions to OM these last year to use on the Chess thread, some he loved and used, some he loved but was afraid to use, one recent he couldn't wait to use but didn't get to?

Posted by: Skip's Phone at January 19, 2022 10:13 AM (1HEOi)

302 I always enjoyed his contributions to this place. I feel a true sense of loss. RIP Oregon Muse, you will be missed.

Posted by: Indiana lurker at January 19, 2022 10:13 AM (3ZVqj)

303
Weekends used to be barren around here, with just the coffee thread, maybe a random post or two, and then the ONT. OM almost singlehandedly made weekends an event on the HQ."

Noted, but with a shout out to CBD, who also labors hard on the weekends.
Posted by: RM


Amen to that! Weekends are when this place really gets classy with themed threads that encourage all of us to share more than snark and rants over the news if the world going to hell. Gardening, pets, chess and fashion, movies, outdoors, books, food, firearms (apologies to any topic that I've overlooked). And all of them launched both days by the pithy "rise and shine" offerings of krakatoa.

There is so much that I have learned from the weekend offerings here.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 19, 2022 10:14 AM (pNxlR)

304 Did OM ever swing the banhammer?

Posted by: N.L. Urker, the Phillips screwdriver of the gods at January 19, 2022 10:14 AM (eGTCV)

305 this is very hard to take

all of it.

as someone upthread noted...these deaths are preventable

Posted by: kallisto at January 19, 2022 10:14 AM (DJFLF)

306 Well I intended 301 as an homage to OM's Word Power segments but now reading it I don't like it very much.

Posted by: motionview (prep train organize) at January 19, 2022 10:14 AM (aKOI+)

307 Playing Gorecki Symphony No. 3 "Sorrowful Songs" - Lento e Largo now.

Seems appropriate.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at January 19, 2022 10:15 AM (u82oZ)

308 The 2020s continue their trend of swift kicks right to the nards.

Be better, 2020s, be better.

Posted by: blaster at January 19, 2022 10:15 AM (9otr5)

309 Terribly saddened by this news. He was a wonderful man. Prayers up for his lovely wife and family.

Posted by: Jordan61 at January 19, 2022 10:15 AM (Ez6QX)

310 It's amazing how something can start as a simple part of your morning, which becomes a part of your day, which becomes a part of your life.

OM's absence created a noticeable gap in my morning routine and, no offense to those who filled in, the morning rant was not the same.

Damn, this sucks.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at January 19, 2022 10:15 AM (KbCG3)

311 It just hit me that 11ET will feel empty every MWF, for a little while at least.

Posted by: Long-time Commenter, First-time Reader at January 19, 2022 10:15 AM (Bg96i)

312 He was a real good man. As close to a Renaissance man as a man can be. Rest in peace, good sir, and thanks to your family for sharing you.

Posted by: Just another moron at January 19, 2022 10:15 AM (ikWPy)

313 Oh Dear God, no!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 19, 2022 10:15 AM (ptqGC)

314 oh dear, Rest In Peace. *hugs* to the rest of you....ugh....now i'm sad.

Posted by: phoenixgirl at January 19, 2022 10:15 AM (CqHIp)

315 May OM's memory be a blessing to all who were touched by his wit, wisdom and life. Prayers for him, his family and everyone who knew and loved him.

Posted by: Winston, GOPe, not one dime, not one vote at January 19, 2022 10:16 AM (Puq9y)

316 This is really when it hits you that we're a true community, that we keep returning here because we choose to, some constantly, some irregularly, and some after many years or long, undefined periods of time. Someone made a difference in our lives and now that person will contribute now in our remembrances and shared expressions of better things. It is a sad thing that brings us together, but it acknowledges who we are, what we have created here, and what this blog really means. Rest in peace, OM. You touched everyone here, made us that much more of a community of people and not just someplace on the internet.

Posted by: SFGoth at January 19, 2022 10:16 AM (KAi1n)

317 I hope he is riding herd on the morons who have gone before, Tami, Chavez, others. I'm sure he's celebrating and keeping them in line. Rest now, warrior, sleep now, father and husband. Your race is done and it is for others to go in your place. I miss him already and I think like other morons gone ahead, I always will.

Until we meet again, sir.

/fin
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards (Logan Tiberius 2012-2021) at January 19, 2022 10:10 AM (eeRB6)


Dammit Mark. You made me cry. Consider yourself hugged.

Posted by: Jordan61 at January 19, 2022 10:17 AM (Ez6QX)

318 I like the idea of archiving his posts. Or maybe his Best Of.

Just. Damn.

Posted by: kallisto at January 19, 2022 10:17 AM (DJFLF)

319 305 Did OM ever swing the banhammer?
Posted by: N.L. Urker, the Phillips screwdriver of the gods at January 19, 2022 10:14 AM (eGTCV)

========

I remember when he got access to it something like a year ago. He didn't use it often. I think I saw him use it once.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Searching with John Ford at January 19, 2022 10:17 AM (LvTSG)

320 William Bolcom - "Graceful Ghost":

https://tinyurl.com/bdhrh4yn

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 19, 2022 10:17 AM (Dc2NZ)

321 My Condolences

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 19, 2022 10:18 AM (Irn0L)

322 My husband and I lost one of our dearest friends yesterday, due to chemo wearing out his body. I was devastated last night and now this.

Prayers for his family and friends. Heartbreaking.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 19, 2022 10:18 AM (ptqGC)

323 I wouldn't say it was Pornography. Maybe ornography.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at January 19, 2022 10:18 AM (SLHqt)

324 Death be not proud
Though some call thee mighty and dreadful
For thou art not so

Posted by: N.L. Urker, the Phillips screwdriver of the gods at January 19, 2022 10:18 AM (eGTCV)

325 Besides a link to OM threads in the sidebar, we need a link to the condolence page for us to express our feeling for his wonderful family to read.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at January 19, 2022 10:18 AM (u82oZ)

326 This tears me up.

We were richer knowing him. Now we are poorer.

God speed good Sir.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 19, 2022 10:19 AM (l/AxH)

327 Horrible news. Loved the Sunday book threads. RIP

Posted by: Frank G at January 19, 2022 10:19 AM (9gkTF)

328 Condolences to OM's family and friends. What a void he will leave! Surely that is a testament to a wonderful life lived and his influence here and real life. I loved his posts here and learned quite a lot from them. Prayers for his family as they adjust to life without him.

Posted by: Kimberly at January 19, 2022 10:19 AM (Oub/9)

329 270 May the Omnipresent comfort you
among the rest of the mourners of
Zion and Jerusalem.

(I hope I have that right.)
Posted by: jakee308 at January 19, 2022 10:06 AM (eQvlh)

I believe you do. Certainly easier to say than "HaMakom y'nachem etchem b'toch sh'ar a'vaylay Tzion v'Y'rushalayim"

Posted by: Darrell Harris at January 19, 2022 10:19 AM (2DdD8)

330 We are so impoverish by the loss of this dear soul.

He will be missed.

Posted by: Minuteman at January 19, 2022 10:19 AM (LaNzR)

331 One of the dresses in the Chess/Dress threads inspired to me to get back into sewing and learn how to alter a pattern so it fits.

I now have a well-fitting knockoff of that dress and other clothing that fits.

For that, I'll be eternally grateful to Oregon Muse.

Posted by: all doubt removed at January 19, 2022 10:19 AM (S2eH9)

332 from CBD's tribute:

I did a search of my emails, and I have hundreds from him...seemingly every single one had that spark of hopefulness and sanguinity that was his marvelous signature.

Yes, when I think of him I see a bright light.

Posted by: kallisto at January 19, 2022 10:20 AM (DJFLF)

333 May his memory be a blessing.

May God pour peace to his family and to all of his friends.

Posted by: alexthechick - Boobs and hysteria at January 19, 2022 10:21 AM (GbPPJ)

334 Prayers for the repose of his soul and comfort for his family. My son and I loved the chess thread and enjoyed it together. Like so many we did not know him personally, but we certainly feel like we did. A great loss for our community.

Posted by: Banshee7 at January 19, 2022 10:21 AM (xJf7R)

335 I am mostly a lurker, but I feel like I just lost a friend. I loved his book threads. He will be so missed.

Posted by: Quirky bookworm at January 19, 2022 10:21 AM (EbJ6H)

336 RIP, OregonMuse. I'm sure you're having a blast with Tami and the others at the greatest MoMe of all.

Posted by: Biden's Lonely Neuron at January 19, 2022 10:21 AM (UgCb4)

337 Last year he posted a recipe as part of his rant to some triple chocolate scones. I've made them several times since and now it is time to bake them again.

We are all better for having known him and heard his insight. Everyone who mentioned his optimism, that was what made the rant so accessible. Thank you for putting a word to it.

Eternal rest grant onto him oh Lord.

Posted by: Corona-exile_back_in_exile at January 19, 2022 10:21 AM (O0QMT)

338 I have several funny emails he sent me. I'll treasure them.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 19, 2022 10:21 AM (ptqGC)

339 Oh man. Godspeed to you Oregon Muse. Prayers offered for his family and all that knew him personally.

This sucks.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at January 19, 2022 10:22 AM (SA3nb)

340
From a book movie:
Dear lord thank you for giving me strength and conviction to complete the task you entrusted to me. Thank you for guiding me straight and true through the many obstacles in my path. And for keeping me resolute when all around seemed lost. Thank you for your protection and for your many signs along the way. Thank you for the good that I may have done. I am so sorry about the bad. Thank you for the friend I made. Please watch over her as you watched over me. Thank you for finally allowing me to rest. I am so very tired. But I go now to my rest at peace...knowing that I have done right with my time on this earth.

I fought the good fight. I finished the race. I kept the faith.

Posted by: blaster at January 19, 2022 10:22 AM (9otr5)

341 now he knows...

Posted by: phoenixgirl at January 19, 2022 10:22 AM (CqHIp)

342 Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards (Logan Tiberius 2012-2021) at January 19, 2022 10:10 AM (eeRB6)

Mark -
Well written tribute. Thank you for posting that.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at January 19, 2022 10:22 AM (N39Ws)

343 Here.

Posted by: Jack at January 19, 2022 10:23 AM (Qgv5p)

344 Gorecki Symphony No. 3 "Sorrowful Songs" - Lento e Largo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miLV0o4AhE4

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at January 19, 2022 10:23 AM (u82oZ)

345 Anyone else notice Diet Woman dispaying her mons in the ads/sidebar?

Nice touch.

Posted by: garrett at January 19, 2022 10:23 AM (bKggf)

346 As mentioned above, traditions are important...so...

Wakes up
Scratches
Looks around
Dang...tears in my eyes...this one hurts. But OM and I agreed that Jill Wagner needed to be added to his list of Who Dis's.
Goes looking for coffee...and will lace it liberally this morning.

Posted by: Diogenes at January 19, 2022 10:23 AM (axyOa)

347 Interesting, amusing, and a source of delight in memory. RIP, OM.

Posted by: Florida Vermont at January 19, 2022 10:23 AM (ev0+6)

348 I hope Tami gives him hugs from all of us.

Now I'm crying.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 19, 2022 10:23 AM (ptqGC)

349 Deepest condolences to his family.
He will be sorely missed.

RIP OregonMuse

KCSteve :-<

Posted by: KCSteve at January 19, 2022 10:23 AM (bxAlI)

350 Condolences to OM's family and friends. Godspeed.

Posted by: Tofer732 at January 19, 2022 10:24 AM (GcxM3)

351 349 I hope Tami gives him hugs from all of us.

Now I'm crying.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 19, 2022 10:23 AM (ptqGC)


Posted by: phoenixgirl at January 19, 2022 10:24 AM (CqHIp)

352 I loved the rants, the chess thread (even though I couldn't graduate beyond the beginner problems), and the book thread. Who dis? OM will be missed by all of the Horde. Condolences to the family.

Posted by: MichiCanuck at January 19, 2022 10:25 AM (eExM9)

353 Well hell. I'm sorry about this. OM was always kind to me.


Please don't ask" what else can happen?"

You'll find out


My condolences to his family


Please don't ban me again for this.

Posted by: Suppressed Flasher at January 19, 2022 10:25 AM (cBH+b)

354 Sad, terrible news. I have missed him recently, and will miss him even more in the future...

Damn... This hurts...

Posted by: oldowan at January 19, 2022 10:25 AM (Mfqer)

355 I'm very sorry to hear. Very grateful for many of the entries OM posted.

Posted by: Biden's Dog at January 19, 2022 10:25 AM (wLPG9)

356 That's terrible. Thank you, CBD. May his memory be for a blessing.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at January 19, 2022 10:25 AM (mZOHK)

357 Terrible news! Deepest condolences to his family and friends. I do believe I met him once or twice at MoMes but never got to know him.

Posted by: WarEagle82 at January 19, 2022 10:25 AM (+Kpte)

358 Prayers to speed OM to Almighty God. Condolences to his family and friends, may they find comfort in God's everlasting love.

Posted by: Rosasharn at January 19, 2022 10:27 AM (yEBFM)

359 I am stunned. I'm a lurker, but OM was very kind to me in email exchanges on various things. He will be missed and my prayers for his family.

Posted by: RS at January 19, 2022 10:27 AM (Er2qD)

360 No words.

Posted by: Jim S. at January 19, 2022 10:27 AM (ynUnH)

361 What the Fuq!!!

There's a hole in the fabric of my world...

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at January 19, 2022 10:27 AM (BgMrQ)

362 I don't like seeing any of the horde pass.

Posted by: Erebus- ex-killer whale at January 19, 2022 10:27 AM (pVIYN)

363 Did OM ever swing the banhammer?
Posted by: N.L. Urker, the Phillips screwdriver of the gods at January 19, 2022


***
He wondered in the comments if he should institute a Ten-Minute Handicap rule for people (like me) who often guessed his Who Dis people very quickly -- that such lowlifes should have to wait 10 minutes after the posting of the Morning Rant to make their guesses. He was kidding, though!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 19, 2022 10:28 AM (txdEq)

364 It's wonderful to see so many lurkers posting their condolences. OM touched so many people.

Posted by: Jordan61 at January 19, 2022 10:28 AM (Ez6QX)

365 jane

imagine a heart in my post...

Posted by: phoenixgirl at January 19, 2022 10:28 AM (CqHIp)

366 What a great and creative cob, always funny, thoughtful, and surprising.

We were lucky to have his company.

Posted by: Brett at January 19, 2022 10:28 AM (n7ykD)

367 (I hope I have that right.)

Posted by: jakee308 at January 19, 2022 10:06 AM (eQvlh)

Yes...Thank you.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 19, 2022 10:28 AM (Q9lwr)

368 Condolences to the Oregon Muse family. And friends, which I feel confident saying is all of us.

A sad day for the Horde.

Posted by: Pleistocene Megafauna at January 19, 2022 10:28 AM (aoFfE)

369 Prayers....

Posted by: Martini Farmer at January 19, 2022 10:29 AM (BFigT)

370 >>It's wonderful to see so many lurkers posting their condolences.


Been way too long since we had a de-lurker thread.

Posted by: garrett at January 19, 2022 10:29 AM (bKggf)

371 I wouldn't say it was Pornography. Maybe ornography.
Posted by: Humphreyrobot at January 19, 2022


***
Hard-Pore Cornography

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 19, 2022 10:30 AM (txdEq)

372 Very sorry to hear. Condolences to his family and friends.

My Uncle is also expected to pass today.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at January 19, 2022 10:30 AM (FNgbD)

373 Crying here. But glad he is with His Lord.

Posted by: Emmie -- support your local Moron at January 19, 2022 10:30 AM (6RgRK)

374 306 this is very hard to take

all of it.

as someone upthread noted...these deaths are preventable

Posted by: kallisto at January 19, 2022 10:14 AM (DJFLF)

--------

THIS! A million times, THIS.

My initial, angry thought upon hearing this (and other previously similar) news, before becoming overwhelmed with its underlying grief and sorrow.

Posted by: ShainS -- Beware the Branch Covidians at January 19, 2022 10:30 AM (7LjlN)

375 ps - the right sidebar needs an update.

Posted by: Pleistocene Megafauna at January 19, 2022 10:30 AM (aoFfE)

376 He now is in the presence of Jesus -- the ultimate "Who Dis?"
Posted by: Doof at January 19, 2022 09:28 AM (mZUr4)

Thank you Doof, I needed that...

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at January 19, 2022 10:30 AM (BgMrQ)

377 jane

imagine a heart in my post...
Posted by: phoenixgirl at January 19, 2022 10:28 AM (CqHIp)

I know.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 19, 2022 10:30 AM (ptqGC)

378 Can the next Sunday Morning slot be filled with an In Memoriam Black Page?

Posted by: motionview (prep train organize) at January 19, 2022 10:30 AM (aKOI+)

379 Condolences to OM's wife and family.
Condolences to all the Horde.
The good Lord blessed us by letting us 'borrow' OM for as long as we did.


"And Death shall have no dominion. " - Dylan Thomas

Posted by: RondinellaMamma. Donald J. Trump is our duly elected president. at January 19, 2022 10:31 AM (l0Cy4)

380 Prayers for his family and friends. I loved his Chess thread every week. He will be missed.

Posted by: Zogger at January 19, 2022 10:31 AM (pJSvF)

381 My deepest condolences to OregonMuse's family.

The morning rant (and subsequent Who Dis) were must reads. His intelligence and wit will be greatly missed. We were all very lucky to have him.

Rest in peace, Mr. Muse.

Posted by: Robert at January 19, 2022 10:31 AM (1Yy3c)

382 Real life intruding on virtual life ... R.I.P...

Posted by: Michael Christian at January 19, 2022 10:31 AM (/LbTY)

383 Playing Gorecki Symphony No. 3 "Sorrowful Songs" - Lento e Largo now.

Seems appropriate.
Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at January 19, 2022 10:15 AM (u82oZ)


Excellent choice; will be doing likewise.

Posted by: Captain Hate won't forget Michael Byrd Murdered Ashli Babbitt at January 19, 2022 10:32 AM (y7DUB)

384 Terribke, terribke news. Godspeed.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at January 19, 2022 10:33 AM (DnWKq)

385 This is such a shame.

OM always put a lot of love (for his topic and this blog and its commenters) into his work.

He'll be sorely missed.

Posted by: Methos at January 19, 2022 10:33 AM (kOpft)

386 A very sad day for the Horde. No one is irreplaceable, but OM will be a very hard act to follow.

My deepest sympathy to his family.

Are there any plans afoot to publish his obit and/or a list of his favorite charities?

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin -- bitterly clinging to the deplorable life '70s style! at January 19, 2022 10:33 AM (N86eO)

387 Can the next Sunday Morning slot be filled with an In Memoriam Black Page?
Posted by: motionview (prep train organize) at January 19, 2022 10:30 AM (aKOI+)
---
I definitely think we need an In Memoriam Tribute Book Thread of some kind...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at January 19, 2022 10:33 AM (YIVH2)

388 Please keep it about OM [CBD]

Posted by: ShainS -- Beware the Branch Covidians at January 19, 2022 10:33 AM (7LjlN)

389 Rest in Peace

Posted by: Big V Caffeinated at January 19, 2022 10:33 AM (Adlwz)

390 {{{Captain Josepha Sabin}}}

* Respectful tip of the hat to the XO. *

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at January 19, 2022 10:34 AM (u82oZ)

391 I have never posted before, but have lurked for years. My heart is broken today. Thank you for all the joy you brought to so many, OM. Well done, good and faithful servant.

Posted by: FloridaJen at January 19, 2022 10:35 AM (/bVfz)

392 Please keep it about OM [CBD]

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at January 19, 2022 10:35 AM (YIVH2)

393 Nuts.

Posted by: Heirloominati at January 19, 2022 10:35 AM (cOewN)

394 How to explain the internet funeral clump.

We're teh Morons!

Posted by: DaveA at January 19, 2022 10:35 AM (FhXTo)

395 May GOD Bless OM's loved ones. I've been banned twice, once for posting on an old thead and once by good old OM, for being naughy. Gonna miss you, buddy.

Posted by: Eromero at January 19, 2022 10:35 AM (0OP+5)

396 Anyway....go to a MoMe. Meet your gray box friends while you can, make 'em laugh, buy them drinks, listen to their stories.

One foot in front of the other today.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards (Logan Tiberius 2012-2021) at January 19, 2022 10:35 AM (eeRB6)

397 Heartbroken. He was a dear soul. The dress pron was always exquisite and something I looked forward to every week. I will put him in my prayers for the faithful departed and for the comfort and consolidation of his and our horde family.

Posted by: Mrs. Leggy at January 19, 2022 10:35 AM (myCpe)

398
It was preventable, and I will add this evil to the Left's ledger.

OPSEC.
Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at January 19, 2022 10:06 AM (u82oZ)


Whenever I hear of someone passing these days, I assume they were not given early, lifesaving treatment and I assume they were given "rundeathisnear". Several other unnecessary deaths in my circles as well. I've been steeling myself for the Covid curse to hit more of my loved ones.

Posted by: Emmie -- support your local Moron at January 19, 2022 10:35 AM (6RgRK)

399 This is awful news. My sincere condolences to his family, friends and to fellow members of the horde.

I guess he was needed elsewheres....

Posted by: Anonymous Guy in Kalifornia at January 19, 2022 10:36 AM (RzcRp)

400 Thank you for the prayer, Fen.

Thank you for the tribute, Mark

Terrible news to start the day.

condolences and may GOD give the family strength to deal with this time of trial.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/)) at January 19, 2022 10:36 AM (5pTK/)

401 Thanks, Blaster, for posting that bit from 2nd Timothy-I have fought the good fight.. It is a great passage and so appropriate. Here is the full thing:

https://tinyurl.com/yz2ybdet

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 19, 2022 10:37 AM (k49Sx)

402 Are there any plans afoot to publish his obit and/or a list of his favorite charities?

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin -- bitterly clinging to the deplorable life '70s style! at January 19, 2022 10:33 AM (N86eO)

In a few days I will ask his family whether there is a way for The Horde to express its feelings in a concrete way.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 19, 2022 10:37 AM (Q9lwr)

403 Very sad loss for OM's family and for his virtual family here. May he rest and peace. His contribution helped make AOS the special and forever interesting website it is. Trust that his new eternal presence will provide condolence for his family and his numerous friends and fans here.

Posted by: AniEm at January 19, 2022 10:37 AM (FCi8j)

404 F

Posted by: MH at January 19, 2022 10:37 AM (MO2xM)

405 RIP OM. Though I'd only lurked here for less than 2 years, it was obvious to me you were a kind and wise man. Condolences to your family and friends. This is a real loss.

Posted by: LinusVanPelt at January 19, 2022 10:38 AM (pcsoT)

406 In a few days I will ask his family whether there is a way for The Horde to express its feelings in a concrete way.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 19, 2022 10:37 AM (Q9lwr)

Thank you.

Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at January 19, 2022 10:38 AM (SH2Zi)

407 This is indeed the worst possible news and darkens the day.

You will be missed, Oregon Muse, and I'll think of you whenever I crack a new book or sit down to a chess board.

Posted by: Joseph Tura at January 19, 2022 10:38 AM (KgeAf)

408 I the management should consider/declare a day of mourning for OM and pick it up again tomorrow.

Posted by: Anonymous Guy in Kalifornia at January 19, 2022 10:38 AM (RzcRp)

409 I think OM's last morning rant was around December 29th. I just reread it.
OM is truly irreplaceable.

Posted by: redridinghood at January 19, 2022 10:38 AM (NpAcC)

410 I have never posted before, but have lurked for years. My heart is broken today. Thank you for all the joy you brought to so many, OM. Well done, good and faithful servant.
Posted by: FloridaJen at January 19, 2022


***
An appropriate quote:

"My heart is with the Thousand, for my friend stopped running today."
( -- the litany intoned by Richard Adams's rabbits upon the death of a fellow warren member, in Watership Down)

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 19, 2022 10:38 AM (txdEq)

411 "Fair winds and following seas"

Hugs for The Horde.

Posted by: Heirloominati at January 19, 2022 10:38 AM (cOewN)

412 How many years have i read this man?

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at January 19, 2022 10:38 AM (SLHqt)

413 In a few days I will ask his family whether there is a way for The Horde to express its feelings in a concrete way.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 19, 2022 10:37 AM (Q9lwr)

Thanks.

Posted by: CN...FJB at January 19, 2022 10:38 AM (ONvIw)

414 >>In a few days I will ask his family whether there is a way for The Horde to express its feelings in a concrete way.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 19, 2022 10:37 AM (Q9lwr)

>Thank you.


This. For a Homo, you are a good shit, CBD.

Posted by: garrett at January 19, 2022 10:39 AM (bKggf)

415 Man, that's terrible news. I used to live right around Oregon Muse's stomping ground (Eugene, Junction City, etc), and I recall kidding around about the Scandi-fest there.

Super sad to hear of his passing. Always seemed like a really cool guy.

God be near his family.

Posted by: adc at January 19, 2022 10:39 AM (obi8x)

416 This is awful, tragic news. God be with him, his family, and all of you too.

Posted by: Oldstoke at January 19, 2022 10:39 AM (sb+Cg)

417 I've been lurking on this site for years. I first saw a post by Ace on realclearpolitics and was immediately intrigued, which began a daily read of this site. Soon after, I saw OM's posts and thought OM wrote so well and with great humor. I really enjoyed those posts every week. So sad to hear this terrible news.

Posted by: Breakfast Burrito at January 19, 2022 10:39 AM (W7jWg)

418 Well damn. Just damn.

RIP OM and may the Lord hold your family in his busom.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at January 19, 2022 10:39 AM (ZSK0i)

419 Just how cool was OM?
Look at the number of folks de-lurking.
This is a truly great place!

Posted by: Diogenes at January 19, 2022 10:39 AM (axyOa)

420 I've been asked to prepare the funeral reception for our dear friend who died yesterday.

My heart is weary.

I pray God's comfort for OM's precious family and all who have lost their loved ones.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 19, 2022 10:40 AM (ptqGC)

421 Met him at Yakima MoMe. Glad I did. RIP

Posted by: Mr. Barky at January 19, 2022 10:40 AM (4DTGQ)

422 He will be missed. His posts were a bright spot. Godspeed to him, condolences to his family and loved ones.

Posted by: scampydog at January 19, 2022 10:40 AM (2bFN5)

423 In a few days I will ask his family whether there is a way for The Horde to express its feelings in a concrete way.

*

I think they would be shocked to realize how many people considered him a friend, and how many people whose lives he affected on a personal level every single day.

He is loved. Not was. Is.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - no significant difference in ability to spread or catch regardless of vax status at January 19, 2022 10:40 AM (wklve)

424 He now is in the presence of Jesus -- the ultimate "Who Dis?"
Posted by: Doof at January 19, 2022 09:28 AM (mZUr4)


This.

Ya know, we don't know what He looks like, but I think when He shows up, He will be unmistakable.

Posted by: Emmie -- support your local Moron at January 19, 2022 10:40 AM (6RgRK)

425 OM and pick it up again tomorrow.
Posted by: Anonymous Guy in Kalifornia at January 19, 2022 10:38 AM (RzcRp)

I think the man himself would rather see us carry on as per usual, considering the love and effort he dumped into this place.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 19, 2022 10:41 AM (6FeV1)

426 O Carolan's Lamentation

https://youtu.be/mS5mmQAiNs0

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at January 19, 2022 10:41 AM (DnWKq)

427 Few times in my life have I shed tears for someone I never met. I had a couple of friendly back-and-forths with him a couple/few years ago, since I was/am an Oregon escapee. I am so terribly sorry. Thank you for letting us know. He will be missed by hundreds (thousands, probably) of deplorable, dark-humored, happy warriors. Many prayers up for him.

Posted by: LeftyMagnet at January 19, 2022 10:41 AM (ETwGT)

428 How is Mrs. Muse doing?

Posted by: Emmie -- support your local Moron at January 19, 2022 10:41 AM (6RgRK)

429 Words fail me. Goodbye OM, you are missed.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at January 19, 2022 10:41 AM (AWaLo)

430 Terrible news. I'm so sorry. Sending love and prayers for him, his family and his friends.

Posted by: Browncoat formerly known as Mike at January 19, 2022 10:41 AM (9Afsw)

431 Terrible news. Prayers for OM's loved ones. 2022 is a crap year right out of the gate.

Posted by: JuJuBee at January 19, 2022 10:42 AM (mNhhD)

432 This is sad news. I really looked forward to his posts and I will certainly miss them. He was a great writer.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at January 19, 2022 10:42 AM (Y5qcH)

433 Rest in peace.

Posted by: Liberty at January 19, 2022 10:43 AM (nrEjw)

434 379 I like that idea on Sunday,

Posted by: Skip's Phone at January 19, 2022 10:43 AM (opHsK)

435 I am so sad to read this, I wish there was some way to reach out to his family and help them know how much he was loved, respected, and appreciated here.

This is an important reminder though: the Wuhan Flu is often disregarded here as completely harmless or sometimes even called a myth by some on the right, and it is not, any more than the flu. It can be deadly.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 19, 2022 10:43 AM (KZzsI)

436 I gotta be honest, I feared this when it was taking so long for him to recover and return. Several weeks fighting this is a very, very bad sign.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 19, 2022 10:44 AM (KZzsI)

437 RIP, OM.

I was lucky enough to meet him and hug him. Such a lovely gentle man.

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 19, 2022 10:44 AM (x7jJh)

438 In the fullness of time, I hope to meet for the first time with OregonMuse and see his giant backlog of photos of bad pants. I'll send prayers to the family who lost so much more than the wonderful words we lost here.

Posted by: Downcast at January 19, 2022 10:44 AM (qqA4J)

439 Well damn. A great contributor who will be missed.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at January 19, 2022 10:45 AM (HBlzO)

440 He now is in the presence of Jesus -- the ultimate "Who Dis?"
Posted by: Doof at January 19, 2022 09:28 AM (mZUr4)

This.

But when Jesus saw OM he knew who he was.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, resolved to lurking at January 19, 2022 10:46 AM (awmcV)

441 What a terrible loss for the HQ, but more so for OM's family. God bless OM's family. And God bless OM's blogging family. Godspeed, OM. I'm jealous that you're getting to heaven before me.

Posted by: sinalco at January 19, 2022 10:46 AM (yODqO)

442 Poor man. My deepest condolences to all who lived him. Let us cross over the river and rest under the shade of the trees.

Posted by: Awkward davies at January 19, 2022 10:46 AM (nnAZk)

443 May his memory be eternal.

Posted by: Patrick74 at January 19, 2022 10:46 AM (Wjg/x)

444 I would imagine that his family might have something go to his church r if not I hope that news will be forthcoming. OM had told me that their pastor-whom he quite liked-was from from Australia or New Zealand, I think (?) and arrived at a new church as the plandemic was going on, which I can appreciate was very hard for a new pastor. It has been hard enough on the ones who have been at a church for a while. I'm sure OM-being the kind of person he was- was a source of support to him, so prayers for the pastor and the other church members who got to know OM and love every week too.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 19, 2022 10:47 AM (k49Sx)

445 Its hard to explain but more than any other commenter here I felt I knew and was close to OM. I wish I had met him at some point. He felt like a friend, and maybe that's how he was to everyone else, but the man lived not terribly far from me, especially compared to a lot of commenters here.

Tens of thousands of people read this blog over the weeks, and I know they will all miss him and be deeply saddened by this news. God be with his family. God be with us all as we deal with this tragic news. God be with us until we meet again.

Meranatha.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 19, 2022 10:47 AM (KZzsI)

446 389 Please keep it about OM [CBD]
Posted by: ShainS -- Beware the Branch Covidians at January 19, 2022 10:33 AM (7LjlN)

[500 OM Comment Rule - CBD]

Posted by: Darrell Harris at January 19, 2022 10:47 AM (2DdD8)

447 A great sadness.

Posted by: massideas at January 19, 2022 10:47 AM (zQwpO)

448 "You know who I think is a good example of grrl power? Dorothy Gale. You know, the character played by Judy Garland in the classic Wizard of Oz film. I don't know about the character in the book, but in the film version, Dorothy spent most of the journey through Oz scared to death. But do you know what? She slapped a dangerous lion in the snout. She threw water on a witch. And she called out a wizard with god-like powers for being a lying sh*tweasel. She was not any less afraid, but but she did what was needed to be done at the time she needed to act. That's courage. That's grrl power. And she didn't just stand there striking a pose."


Brilliant. He is already missed, and sadly, that feeling will only grow.

Posted by: Wally at January 19, 2022 10:47 AM (FJYfm)

449 Horrible news. I always enjoyed his posts. A legend.

Posted by: OCBill at January 19, 2022 10:47 AM (SUECK)

450 In a few days I will ask his family whether there is a way for The Horde to express its feelings in a concrete way.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 19, 2022 10:37 AM (Q9lwr


Thank you, CBD. It means a lot.

Posted by: Emmie -- support your local Moron at January 19, 2022 10:47 AM (6RgRK)

451 Sad news indeed. Loved the chess thread for the couture part of it. Also his book thread was marvelous.
RIP OM and deepest condolences to his family.

Posted by: sidney at January 19, 2022 10:47 AM (LJJah)

452 This is so heartbreaking, and sadly, what I feared. To the family of OM, my deepest condolences. He will be greatly missed.

Posted by: Moonbeam at January 19, 2022 10:48 AM (rbKZ6)

453 My heart goes out to his family. The loss of Oregon Muse leaves such a hole in so many hearts. I never personally knew the man, but my one guilty pleasure on Sunday mornings was firing up the laptop over breakfast and reading the Book Thread. Loved his Who's Dis pictures and his righteous rants. My late mom always said the good die young, that evil people seem to live forever. Over my lifetime, I have come to understand her statement. OM's passing solidifies that belief. God speed, OM. You will be sorely missed by all of us. Condolences to your family. May they be comforted by the fact that you were loved by so many.

Posted by: thatcrazyjerseyguy at January 19, 2022 10:48 AM (Zvtjl)

454 Today is a bittersweet day. Today Oregon Muse got to meet Jesus, hallelujah!
Yet his passing leaves a big hole in our digital community and his real-life community. May all have only good memories.

Posted by: SnailRacer at January 19, 2022 10:48 AM (CRqGg)

455 But when Jesus saw OM he knew who he was.
Posted by: N.L. Urker, resolved to lurking at January 19, 2022 10:46 AM (awmcV)

Well, i should think so. Half the archangels shouted out "Solomonic Simian is NOOD!"

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 19, 2022 10:48 AM (6FeV1)

456 I'm so very sad right now.
Lucky enough to share his hand.

Truly an exceptional man.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at January 19, 2022 10:49 AM (ZtlPF)

457 We miss you, beloved OregonMuse.

Prayers for comfort and strength for his family.

Hugs to the Horde.

Posted by: screaming in digital at January 19, 2022 10:49 AM (kTRt4)

458 So very sorry. RIP OM.

Posted by: Rex B at January 19, 2022 10:49 AM (H6KfW)

459 May his memory be a blessing

Posted by: Talisman Bill at January 19, 2022 10:49 AM (0Tud7)

460 I felt I knew and was close to OM.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 19, 2022 10:47 AM (KZzsI)

It's simple really...his basic, obvious humanity shined from every word he wrote.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 19, 2022 10:49 AM (Q9lwr)

461 Is it ok if I say fuck COVID?

Posted by: Jack at January 19, 2022 10:50 AM (AdIl7)

462 Is it ok if I say fuck COVID?
Posted by: Jack at January 19, 2022 10:50 AM (AdIl7)
------------
Go right ahead. And cancer, too.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at January 19, 2022 10:50 AM (DnWKq)

463 Well, i should think so. Half the archangels shouted out "Solomonic Simian is NOOD!"

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 19, 2022 10:48 AM (6FeV1)



I needed that laugh.

Posted by: Elisabeth G. Wolfe at January 19, 2022 10:51 AM (A65/D)

464 92
56

Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at January 19, 2022 10:51 AM (VXxTB)

465 The best part of lunch break was seeing what OM had to say about the state of the world. The only reason to fire up the computer on Sunday was to enjoy his Book Thread. My deepest condolences to his family and friends. May his memory be a blessing.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at January 19, 2022 10:51 AM (fxCK2)

466 RIP Oregon Muse. This is so sad. You know that someone mattered when their passing hurts even though you didn't know him personally. He will be missed and not forgotten.

Posted by: Hands at January 19, 2022 10:51 AM (786Ro)

467 Say what you will about Ken Burns, this tune nearly makes me cry.

For Muse

https://tinyurl.com/2afs4jnd

Posted by: BignJames at January 19, 2022 10:51 AM (AwYPR)

468 Prayers for his family. Oregon Muse was loved.

Posted by: lyn5 at January 19, 2022 10:52 AM (NAndl)

469 I never met him IRL but felt I knew home through this blog. And he has gone to a much better place even as we're poorer for it.

May he rest in peace & God comfort his family & friends, including those here.

I lurk, but I feel like so many of you are friends. Don't know what I'd do without this blog.

Posted by: Biblio at January 19, 2022 10:52 AM (BqVNE)

470 274 For some reason I'm reminded of the commenter, perhaps a troll, who complained about the scandalous nature of the chess babe photos and I smile.
Posted by: N.L. Urker,



Heh! Midwest Woman or something like that. It was hard to tell if it was a sock or a troll.

Posted by: Puddleglum at January 19, 2022 10:52 AM (sAmhv)

471 R.I.P.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at January 19, 2022 10:52 AM (3YVs3)

472 What terrible news!
I am the definition of a Lurker, posting seldom as the comments here are generally so good I feel like I would be posting a lot of "What he said".
But I did send OM the occasional email of things I had seen elsewhere as potential content, including a Who Dis that he used in December.
He always responded and was clearly a true gentleman.
RIP and may the blessings of the Lord be on your family, and your children, and their children. Go, with God!

Posted by: RKinRoanoke at January 19, 2022 10:52 AM (PoPPL)

473 Peasall Sisters - Angel Band

https://youtu.be/PGroYoWRwc8

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 19, 2022 10:53 AM (KZzsI)

474 Another longtime lurker that always looked forward to TMR posts and Who Dis... Godspeed Oregon Muse and prayers to your family and to the horde.

Posted by: DogMom29 at January 19, 2022 10:53 AM (srJrU)

475 Damn. This hurts.

He was truly a gifted cob with a wonderfully patient and humorous attitude. I can't even begin to process how much I am going to miss his posts here at AoS.

Rest in Peace, and may God grant his family and friends his blessings.

Posted by: Tex Lovera at January 19, 2022 10:53 AM (wtvvX)

476 Oh, ouch!! As a long-time lurker, I never met him but I always enjoyed his posts here. He added a lot of character to this blog and will definitely be missed.

Godspeed, OM!

Posted by: Bitblt at January 19, 2022 10:53 AM (SLMWe)

477 Hate to hear this. Love the Sunday morning book thread and everything else he did.
Vaya con dios.

Posted by: Vin at January 19, 2022 10:53 AM (IL4aY)

478
We joke around a lot here, and it can get pretty crude (I'm a prime offender), but it's a strangely erudite place as well, and OM was one of the key reasons why. He brought a *lot* of class to this savage digital gutter. Irreplaceable.

I'll pray for OM, his wife and loved ones. Rest in peace.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 19, 2022 10:53 AM (4odx6)

479 Well, i should think so. Half the archangels shouted out "Solomonic Simian is NOOD!"

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 19, 2022


***
In my "nood" announcements in the Art Thread, I referred to OM as the Major Simian and CBD as the Minor, only because a gorilla is superior in size and strength to a chimpanzee. Both are pretty darn Major in my opinion.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 19, 2022 10:53 AM (txdEq)

480 Never had the pleasure of meeting Oregon Muse, but the pleasure I derived from what he contributed to AOSHQ can't be measured. Condolences to his family and friends.

Posted by: Bill Carson at January 19, 2022 10:53 AM (/hlHI)

481 Awful news. Very sorry to hear this

Posted by: Common Tater at January 19, 2022 10:54 AM (psL96)

482 I'm working from home today, and my youngest just came to ask for some help with a snack. Apparently he could tell I was sad and he asked what was wrong. I told him without telling him everything, and he reminded me of a Doctor Seuss quote we'd told him after Christmas.

Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened.

He's right, too.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - no significant difference in ability to spread or catch regardless of vax status at January 19, 2022 10:54 AM (wklve)

483 I'm playing Fr Michael Joncas's "On Eagles Wings," thinking about all of OM's wonderful Sunday morning book threads. Always a joy to read.

" . . . and He will hold you, hold you in the palms . . . of His hands."

Rest in peace, Muse.

Posted by: Mr Gaga at January 19, 2022 10:55 AM (KiBMU)

484 I so appreciated all he did for AOS. I am deeply saddened. He will be missed.

Posted by: IanDeal at January 19, 2022 10:55 AM (MGjjz)

485 I never personally knew the man, but my one guilty pleasure on Sunday mornings was firing up the laptop over breakfast and reading the Book Thread.

Book Thread is legend

Posted by: kallisto at January 19, 2022 10:55 AM (DJFLF)

486 Thank you CBD, for typing so well what I feel so deeply in my soul.

"What he said". Amen and amen.

Godspeed, Oregon Muse.

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at January 19, 2022 10:55 AM (QzJWU)

487 To everyone who is delurking to express their condolences:

Like most of you, I never met OM in real life and only corresponded with him on a few occasions. However, it was his Book Thread that convinced me to stop being a lurker and start commenting on a regular basis. I have never regretted it and I've really come to know and love the rest of the regular commenters here. It's because of OM that I had the courage to go to a TXMOME, one of the greatest experiences in my life. If you ever get a chance to attend a MOME, DO IT! And know that OM is watching over you and joining in the fun in some small way!

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at January 19, 2022 10:56 AM (YIVH2)

488 RIP, good man. The world is poorer in your absence.

Prayers up for the family.

Posted by: irongrampa at January 19, 2022 10:56 AM (KATBx)

489 such sad news. RIP Muse

Posted by: scuds lonigan at January 19, 2022 10:56 AM (jRy0H)

490 RIP, peace to his friends and family. A true loss.

Posted by: Betty at January 19, 2022 10:56 AM (/QabR)

491
Peasall Sisters - Angel Band

https://youtu.be/PGroYoWRwc8

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 19, 2022 10:53 AM (KZzsI)


Thanks for this.

Posted by: grammie winger at January 19, 2022 10:56 AM (45fpk)

492 Oh, dear. Condolences.

Losing internet people is always such a strange feeling.

Posted by: S. Weasel at January 19, 2022 10:57 AM (S1Gvi)

493 Godspeed OM.

Heavenly Father, embrace those whose hearts today are filled with grief and loss. Hold them close through the coming days and grant them peace.

Amen

Posted by: Sam Graynamore at January 19, 2022 10:58 AM (rgvsd)

494 Rest in peace, Oregon Muse.

Posted by: Grudge Harbor at January 19, 2022 10:58 AM (wBpKf)

495 I'd been saving this for his return. It's an interview with the 17 y.o. world rapid chess champion. He talks about beating Carlson and psychology of playing to win in losing positions. He's more mature than most such players and reveals that he's been studying mostly without a coach or any other help.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TG2nWLbWRWk

Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at January 19, 2022 10:58 AM (VXxTB)

496 I mostly lurk (every single day) and only occasionally comment. OM's contributions here will be sorely missed. I really enjoyed the Rants and the book thread. The world is diminished with his absence.

Posted by: Tennessee Jed at January 19, 2022 10:59 AM (0X6/9)

497 Thanks for sharing with us OM. Go with God.

Posted by: West at January 19, 2022 11:00 AM (QY+6a)

498 Awful news. RIP OregonMuse, and prayers for the family.

Posted by: Dr. T at January 19, 2022 11:01 AM (bhRsz)

499 Who Dis?
Spits in deaths eye,
RIP great Muse

Posted by: RetButch at January 19, 2022 11:01 AM (En6PN)

500 RIP OregonMuse. This hit me almost as hard as the death of my father last week.

Posted by: jayhawkone at January 19, 2022 11:01 AM (ZD+J8)

501 Sheesh
Fond memories...

Posted by: torabora at January 19, 2022 11:01 AM (YdnVw)

502 Into the light OM, we're gonna miss ya.

Posted by: 300 at January 19, 2022 11:01 AM (Kasce)

503 Doing a search through my emails, OM and I communicated far more than I'd remembered. I'm glad I erred on the right side.

Posted by: Captain Hate won't forget Michael Byrd Murdered Ashli Babbitt at January 19, 2022 11:01 AM (y7DUB)

504 This is why I posted Angel Band for Oregon Muse:

My strongest trials now are past, my triumph has begun
O come Angel Band, come & around me stand
O bear me away on your snow white wings to my eternal home

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 19, 2022 11:01 AM (KZzsI)

505 422 Met him at Yakima MoMe. Glad I did. RIP

Posted by: Mr. Barky at January 19, 2022 10:40 AM (4DTGQ)


all of you morons who got to know him IRL are so blessed

Posted by: kallisto at January 19, 2022 11:02 AM (DJFLF)

506 Wow, just woke up and saw a retweet by Sean Davis about OM's passing. Really sorry to hear this and condolences to his family and the tons of moron friends who got to really know him over the years.

Ace has such an eclectic staff of writers who can expertly switch from something fun, to serious political talk, to something completely off the wall, and Muse certainly fit that mold.

Posted by: Rbastid at January 19, 2022 11:02 AM (TdGw2)

507 I was so looking forward to OM's return.

He will be sorely missed.

Posted by: Gridlock at January 19, 2022 11:02 AM (ibeK2)

508 For those left behind, condolences.

So sad.

Posted by: Joe Mama at January 19, 2022 11:02 AM (WmGrA)

509 I was lucky enough to meet him and hug him. Such a lovely gentle man.
Posted by: nurse ratched at January 19, 2022 10:44 AM (x7jJh)


I was just reminded of our first MoMe. We've been to lots since then, but husband is a quiet guy and doesn't really carry on a conversation with many people. OM and Mrs. Muse were one of the exceptions.

Posted by: Jordan61 at January 19, 2022 11:02 AM (Ez6QX)

510 I saw Savage Digital Gutter close for at least one morning ... and mourning ... today.

Posted by: ShainS -- Beware the Branch Covidians at January 19, 2022 11:02 AM (XapUF)

511 God Bless his family and friends, those seen and unseen.

Posted by: topper at January 19, 2022 11:02 AM (qg2Z1)

512 Oh no! I am so sorry to hear this. OM will be so missed by all of us here. Godspeed, indeed, OM.

Posted by: TecumsehTea at January 19, 2022 11:03 AM (BjGT6)

513 Oh Dear Lord.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at January 19, 2022 11:03 AM (x8Wzq)

514 This hit me almost as hard as the death of my father last week.

I am so sorry to hear this, losing a father is like losing your anchor to the world. I think that OM must have been a wonderful dad, and I pray for all his kids in their loss. God bless and keep them all

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 19, 2022 11:03 AM (KZzsI)

515 Fenelon (if you are still here),
Thank you for your presence here today. We need you.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at January 19, 2022 11:04 AM (N39Ws)

516 RIP OregonMuse. This hit me almost as hard as the death of my father last week.
Posted by: jayhawkone at January 19, 2022 11:01 AM (ZD+J


Sorry about your father, jayhawkone.

Posted by: Jordan61 at January 19, 2022 11:04 AM (Ez6QX)

517 Well, i should think so. Half the archangels shouted out "Solomonic Simian is NOOD!"

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 19, 2022


I think that descriptor was mine. I was looking for a funny alternative to "Gorilla Pundit."

I wish I had the words to properly remember OM. But I have nothing at all. My heart is broken.

I linked the Mozart Requiem above. Here is "Shenandoah."

**raises glass of Knappogue Castle 14**

https://tinyurl.com/8br69n7s

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 19, 2022 11:04 AM (2JVJo)

518 Now that someone else has mentioned it, yes, I'm pretty sure my delurk comment was in the book thread. Thanks for inviting me to be a Moron, OM.

Posted by: Oddbob at January 19, 2022 11:04 AM (nfrXX)

519 De-lurking just to express my sadness over this news. Been coming here since the mid-2000s and OM's posts were some of the best on the site. My mother loved his book threads and the Who Dis? pictures (which often stumped me) she would almost always guess correctly.
He seemed like a wonderful person and he will be missed dearly.

Posted by: Grayson at January 19, 2022 11:05 AM (k2WGL)

520 To conclude, I announce what comes after me. I remember I said before my leaves sprang at all, I would raise my voice jocund and strong with reference to consummations. When America does what was promis'd, When through These States walk a hundred millions of superb persons, When the rest part away for superb persons and contribute to them, When breeds of the most perfect mothers denote America, Then to me and mine our due fruition. I have press'd through in my own right, I have sung the body and the soul, war and peace have I sung, and the songs of life and death, And the songs of birth, and shown that there are many births. I have offer'd my style to everyone, I have journey'd with confident step, While my pleasure is yet at the full I whisper So long! And take the young woman's hand and the young man's hand for the last time. -Walt Whitman, So Long!

Posted by: MiG18 at January 19, 2022 11:06 AM (J2l2Z)

521 I have never shed a tear for internet people. I have and will today. I met Oregon Muse and Mrs. Muse at a MoMe years back. And he and they are everything you want to believe about them through his writings and correspondence. Truly wonderful, salt of the earth people. He and Mrs. Muse brought lawn darts to the MoMe, and my oldest promptly proved why the lawyers removed them from the market. I would lurk/troll the book threads as Ogre, and I like to think he would get a smile out of it. And I would always try to at least check his other threads. His posts were always top shelf.

My condolences, book nerds.

Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at January 19, 2022 11:06 AM (SH2Zi)

522 I have no words.. his passing will leave a large gaping hole in this community. He will be missed. RIP OM.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at January 19, 2022 11:07 AM (CjFDo)

523 OM once called me a daywalker.

One of my best days.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at January 19, 2022 11:07 AM (SA3nb)

524 RIP Oregon Muse. We will remember you.

Posted by: Kid Tyrone at January 19, 2022 11:07 AM (le+ec)

525 OM and Mrs. Muse were one of the exceptions.

Posted by: Jordan61 at January 19, 2022 11:02 AM (Ez6QX)

Yep. They were quick and easy friends.

Posted by: flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at January 19, 2022 11:07 AM (SH2Zi)

526 Thank you dear morons especially delurkers sharing your grief makes the burden a little lighter.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at January 19, 2022 11:08 AM (EZebt)

527 As I'm currently recovering from Covid, this news makes me realize exactly how blessed I have been. God Bless his family and comfort them during this time. I will miss my friend, Oregon Muse, even though I never met him and he did not know my name. Godspeed.

Posted by: SmartAlecK at January 19, 2022 11:08 AM (cMlC1)

528 This reminds me of the day Rush passed. Saddened for the loss of a friend I never met. I know that we will meet in the future. RIP

Posted by: oldraceral at January 19, 2022 11:08 AM (qRi2K)

529
RIP OM.

Posted by: Axeman at January 19, 2022 11:08 AM (XHhHI)

530 Condolences. I pray for peace for his family. He will be missed.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at January 19, 2022 11:08 AM (ynpvh)

531 When a short story of mine appeared in an anthology edited by a lurker here, OM spotted the news and featured the book on the Book Thread. His Books by Morons feature was always valuable.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 19, 2022 11:08 AM (txdEq)

532 DuckDuckGo search:

youtube toby keith crying for me

Posted by: Con Reeder at January 19, 2022 11:09 AM (/cox6)

533 RIP. OM will be missed.

Posted by: PacosMojo at January 19, 2022 11:09 AM (WzYlo)

534 Heartbreaking. RIP and thank you OM, from another longtime lurker.

Posted by: Ex-CopyEditor at January 19, 2022 11:09 AM (FlzJ+)

535 Funny how we can become attached to people we only know through grey boxes and silly pictures. OM's writing revealed a great sense of humor, insight and kindness towards his compatriots at the blog. Readers and contributors alike.

"He was a man, all in all. We shall not look upon his like again"

Posted by: Pete Bog at January 19, 2022 11:09 AM (bzrNB)

536 He and Mrs. Muse brought lawn darts to the MoMe, and my oldest promptly proved why the lawyers removed them from the market.

Lol.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at January 19, 2022 11:10 AM (3YVs3)

537 Rest In Peace, brother. You changed lives and will be missed fiercely.

Fuck COVID

Posted by: AlaBAMA at January 19, 2022 11:10 AM (4fSQf)

538 I awoke to a grey day here along the Front Range, and it's become even more grey. Gorilla Pundit and the Sunday Book Thread were always must read for me. I will miss him terribly. Rest in Peace, Old Friend, and may G*d comfort your friends and family.

Posted by: Old Blue at January 19, 2022 11:10 AM (VNmG1)

539 I am so sorry to hear this.

Prayers for his family and for the repose of his soul.

Posted by: Steve the Pirate at January 19, 2022 11:10 AM (iBjhI)

540 "Then he breathed upon me and took away the trembling from my limbs and caused me to stand upon my feet. And after that, he said not much but that we should meet again, and I must go further up and further in."

C.S. Lewis, The Last Battle

Be with the Lord faithful servant.

Posted by: Mishdog at January 19, 2022 11:11 AM (/VWLE)

541 I'm a VERY infrequent commenter here.

This is indeed sad news. I always looked forward to his writings and the Saturday Chess thread. Replacing him is impossible but hopefully someone will step forward with similar interest to help fill the void.

Rest in peace.

Posted by: madmike at January 19, 2022 11:11 AM (2vsXJ)

542 Praying. Its all I can do.

Posted by: USNtakim deplorable still. at January 19, 2022 11:11 AM (0OmEj)

543 All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 19, 2022 10:08 AM

"I like to picture OregonMuse in a comfy chair up in Heaven's Library, chatting with C.S. Lewis and other luminaries."

I love that. He would fit right in. I think he has some other people to visit, as well. Some from The Horde are mentioned above. Not to mention family.

Posted by: KT at January 19, 2022 11:11 AM (0ghg2)

544 All I can do is offer the same sort of condolences everyone else here is, but I think this sort of mutual group commiseration is a good thing for all of us.

I absolutely loved the Chess Thread. It's rekindled my interest in chess, which I'd abandoned 30+ years ago.

All of the cobs are great and I don't know if I have a favorite, but Oregon Muse was always great, every single post.

I really need to make it to a MoMe. I appreciate all of you here, more than you'll ever know.

Posted by: Pastafarian at January 19, 2022 11:11 AM (sgHEm)

545 I'm heartsick... Prayers for His Family

Posted by: It's me donna at January 19, 2022 11:11 AM (TdaKq)

546 Terrible news. A huge loss.

Posted by: ace at January 19, 2022 11:12 AM (0G13K)

547 OM, take comfort in the bosom of Abraham. See you on the other side.

Posted by: Napoleon XIV at January 19, 2022 11:12 AM (AiZBA)

548 Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord, and let Perpetual Light shine upon him. May his soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Posted by: Red Molly at January 19, 2022 11:12 AM (+ynbd)

549 May His Memory Be a Blessing.

Posted by: Larry Schuff at January 19, 2022 11:12 AM (Jr6/C)

550 Rest In Peace Oregon Muse, you made a positive impact on this world and will be missed.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper at January 19, 2022 11:12 AM (I8FKK)

551 Peasall Sisters - Angel Band

https://youtu.be/PGroYoWRwc8

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 19, 2022 10:53 AM (KZzsI)

One of my favorite songs. I'd requested it at my dad's funeral 16 years ago.

Posted by: DogMom29 at January 19, 2022 11:12 AM (srJrU)

552 He will be truly mised. Prayers of comfort to his family and friends. Requiescat in pace.

Posted by: Mrs Compton at January 19, 2022 11:12 AM (5p7BC)

553 Long time lurker and I always read OM, looked forward to the rants, enjoyed the book thread, loved the Libraries and always followed the chess thread. There is just so much that he covered and his turn of a phrase brought many smiles to my face. There is a huge vacuum here now, not sure how to fill it in as it can't be replaced. Thoughts and prayers to OM and his family.

Posted by: Scoff at January 19, 2022 11:13 AM (UQP9U)

554 There should be a Fauci "I did that" sticker. But where would you stick them?
Posted by: Axeman at January 19, 2022


***
On coffins at your local funeral home?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 19, 2022 11:13 AM (txdEq)

555 Damn, this is tough news to see first thing in the morning. Looked forward so much to his Gorilla Pundit posts and the book thread.

The first Midwestern post was real, I socked it for a bit after.

God speed OM. It is obvious that the good Lord needed someone to sort his library and you would of course be the perfect choice for that position.

Posted by: stourma at January 19, 2022 11:13 AM (bbYBJ)

556 "...a hard day my friend...(click)"

A line from "Failsafe" that ha stayed with me all these years.

It's a really hard day at the moment...

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at January 19, 2022 11:13 AM (BgMrQ)

557 Requiem
Under the wide and starry sky,
Dig the grave and let me lie.
Glad did I live and gladly die,
And I laid me down with a will

This be the verse you grave for me:
Here he lies where he longed to be;

Posted by: Bozo Conservative...Living on the Prison Planet at January 19, 2022 11:13 AM (vcOmj)

558 Home is the sailor, home from sea,
And the hunter home from the hill.

"...but those who hope in the Lord
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint."

Posted by: Bozo Conservative...Living on the Prison Planet at January 19, 2022 11:14 AM (vcOmj)

559 Home is the sailor, home from the sea
And the hunter home from the hill.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at January 19, 2022 11:14 AM (DnWKq)

560 Oh, no. Sad and terrible news. Such a huge loss for our community. He was one of the greats. Though we never met, I will miss him. Condolences to his families, biological and blog.

Posted by: Splunge at January 19, 2022 11:15 AM (PQ4Fz)

561 On coffins at your local funeral home?
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 19, 2022 11:13 AM (txdEq)
---
Exactly. Way too gauche.

Posted by: Axeman at January 19, 2022 11:15 AM (XHhHI)

562 I really need to make it to a MoMe. I appreciate all of you here, more than you'll ever know.
Posted by: Pastafarian at January 19, 2022 11:11 AM (sgHEm)


Please do. It's a wonderful thing to talk and drink and hug and laugh with your fellow Morons.

Posted by: Jordan61 at January 19, 2022 11:15 AM (Ez6QX)

563 "I like to picture OregonMuse in a comfy chair up in Heaven's Library, chatting with C.S. Lewis and other luminaries."
*
I love that. He would fit right in. I think he has some other people to visit, as well. Some from The Horde are mentioned above. Not to mention family.
Posted by: KT at January 19, 2022


***
I don't know if OM was a pipe smoker. But if he was, I can see him puffing away in a deep armchair in a huge library with Lewis, and Tolkien and Faulkner and Simenon, and so many others. . . .

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 19, 2022 11:15 AM (txdEq)

564 516 Fenelon (if you are still here),
Thank you for your presence here today. We need you.
Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at January 19, 2022 11:04 AM (N39Ws)

The Chaplain of the Horde. We couldn't have a better one.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 19, 2022 11:15 AM (6FeV1)

565 Cry havoc, and let slip the dogs of war. . . . . . . (this is very distressing. . .)

Posted by: H8 Marxist Rat Bastards & Feeble Delawarens at January 19, 2022 11:16 AM (5DfsO)

566 prayers for a kind and brilliant soul.
I will miss reading him, and mourn for those who loved him in meatspace, and meetspace.

Posted by: barbarausa at January 19, 2022 11:16 AM (f5Tiu)

567 Cry havoc, and let slip the dogs of war. . . . . . . (this is very distressing. . .)
Posted by: H8 Marxist Rat Bastards & Feeble Delawarens at January 19, 2022 11:16 AM (5DfsO)

Pet thread isn't 'til the weekend.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at January 19, 2022 11:17 AM (6FeV1)

568 Please do. It's a wonderful thing to talk and drink and hug and laugh with your fellow Morons.
Posted by: Jordan61 at January 19, 2022 11:15 AM (Ez6QX)

And eat bacon!

OM, RIP.

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at January 19, 2022 11:17 AM (PiwSw)

569 This hit me almost as hard as the death of my father last week.

I am so sorry to hear this, losing a father is like losing your anchor to the world.


Well stated. I still remember my wife's phone call in 1981 that my Dad died and thinking "I guess everything lands on me now."

Posted by: Captain Hate won't forget Michael Byrd Murdered Ashli Babbitt at January 19, 2022 11:18 AM (y7DUB)

570 This terrible news. My condolences to his family, and to all OM's gray box friends here. RIP, Oregon Muse.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 19, 2022 11:18 AM (P3gRi)

571 >>Please do. It's a wonderful thing to talk and drink and hug and laugh with your fellow Morons.


Will there be dancing?

Posted by: garrett at January 19, 2022 11:18 AM (bKggf)

572 I sit here simply stunned that the news of OM's passing is real. I don't have the proper words for how sad that makes me feel. I can't believe he's gone. It's a real, shocking gut punch. I was hoping it was a premature bit of news, but I guess it's not. Wow, just wow. RIP, friend. May your family find G*d's peace and comfort during this terrible time.

Posted by: Lady in Black at January 19, 2022 11:19 AM (sVtYq)

573 Cry havoc, and let slip the dogs of war. . . . . . . (this is very distressing. . .)
Posted by: H8 Marxist Rat Bastards & Feeble Delawarens at January 19, 2022 11:16 AM (5DfsO)
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Come here, doggy, doggy.

Posted by: DOCTOR Tony Fauci at January 19, 2022 11:19 AM (XHhHI)

574 So sorry to hear this. His posts were always some of my favorites. I loved his morning rants, they came at the perfect morning break time and were a great pick me up. Rest In Peace, OM, and may the Lord bless his family and friends.

Posted by: shinypie at January 19, 2022 11:19 AM (KSxyu)

575 Scorsese used this music in Casino at the end, but its such a beautiful, powerful song I think it fits here.

The Passion of St Matthew by JS Bach
Chorus: 'We sit down with tears'

https://youtu.be/EaSvJZE3dCI

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 19, 2022 11:20 AM (KZzsI)

576 That's just awful. I'm so tired of this stupid disease, this stupid pandemic... It isn't right. We are all diminished in his passing.

Posted by: Goober at January 19, 2022 11:20 AM (Hgvgt)

577 Going to miss the rants...

Prayers for family and friends.

Posted by: Diesel Jones at January 19, 2022 11:20 AM (Vu7A1)

578 Rest in Peace Oregonmuse, I'll miss all
the insightful rants and good book threads you brought to this blog.

https://youtube.com/watch?v=2kZASM8OX7s

Posted by: Surfperch at January 19, 2022 11:20 AM (/4vtq)

579 OM had something worth reading every day. I would have loved enjoying a good steak and good conversation with him although I would have certainly been outclassed in the conversation department.
He truly seemed like a nice, kind, good man. He will be missed.

Posted by: Greench at January 19, 2022 11:20 AM (ugh1t)

580 I would like to reinforce the sentiment that all of you here are far more impactful in many lives than you probably know. I comment from time to time but I've been here checking in for years, and you're all a part of every day for me, just like OM was. He'll be missed terribly, just as all of you would be.

Thanks to Ace for providing the forum where we can all be touched in some way by so many great people like OM.

Posted by: Oldstoke at January 19, 2022 11:21 AM (sb+Cg)

581 I almost don't want to do this, but...

Nood. A really ugly ape, folks.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at January 19, 2022 11:21 AM (2DdD8)

582 What isn't right, Goober, is that we are denied effective means to treat this illness.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at January 19, 2022 11:21 AM (DnWKq)

583 559 Home is the sailor, home from sea,
And the hunter home from the hill.
[ ... ]
Posted by: Bozo Conservative...Living on the Prison Planet at January 19, 2022 11:14 AM (vcOmj)

560 Home is the sailor, home from the sea
And the hunter home from the hill.
Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at January 19, 2022 11:14 AM (DnWKq


Hah! Even 500+ comments into a thread, Horde mind is still a thing. I'm sure OM could appreciate that.

Posted by: Oddbob at January 19, 2022 11:21 AM (nfrXX)

584 Will there be dancing?

Lord I hope not. I could not make it to the Washington State MOME, and I wish I could have to at least say hello to the Muses.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 19, 2022 11:22 AM (KZzsI)

585 Sorry to read of Oregon Muse passing. Huge void created in the AoSHq. Almost like the loss of Rush Limbaugh. My condolences to his family.

Posted by: French Jeton at January 19, 2022 11:22 AM (LvMzo)

586 I think of the people fighting the good fight for this country, fighting the fight for the soul of this country, who have gone on before us, and I know we are the poorer for their leaving. Who will pick up the sword that has been dropped by a faithful soldier? We who are left must stand strong, but without our friend by our side.
Praying for peace and comfort for all OM's beloved family and dear friends. Into the arms of His Savior. Someday we will all meet face to face.

Posted by: TecumsehTea at January 19, 2022 11:22 AM (BjGT6)

587 Angel Band - Stanley Brothers

https://youtu.be/WIHFxIQfSxc

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at January 19, 2022 11:22 AM (5HBd1)

588 I suspected he was having a bad time of it when I noticed the sidebar announcement hadn't been updated in some time.

Very sad to hear. My prayers for his family and friends.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 19, 2022 11:22 AM (NazZr)

589 So sorry to hear this. What a great part of AoS he was, and how much he enriched our lives.
May he rest in peace and may his family and friends be comforted and upheld in their loss.

Posted by: sal at January 19, 2022 11:22 AM (bJKUl)

590 A bitter loss, for us and for our nation. He will be missed.

Prayers will be said for OM. Annalucia and I offer his family our heartfelt condolences.

Posted by: Nemo at January 19, 2022 11:23 AM (S6ArX)

591 Angel Band - Stanley Brothers

I think that may be the original recording

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 19, 2022 11:23 AM (KZzsI)

592 Nooooo Prayers up for his family and his friends including all of us in the horde.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at January 19, 2022 11:24 AM (3cGpq)

593 Will there be dancing?

Yes, but not in Crocs. Those things could fly off and hurt somebody.

Posted by: Oddbob at January 19, 2022 11:25 AM (nfrXX)

594 I am so saddened by this. I love the Book Thread and look forward to it every week. His contribution to AoSHQ was huge.

My prayers and condolences to his family.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at January 19, 2022 11:25 AM (HabA/)

595 Truly sad. He was a terrific person and a better blogger. Prayers for his family.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at January 19, 2022 11:25 AM (XSRBF)

596 As has been said, the virus is real but the political, medical and scientific communities response to it has been diabolical and evil.

May G-d grant eternal peace and comfort to OM and his family and deliver swift justice to the guilty and evil for this abomination they have loosed upon the world.

There needs to be a reckoning.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at January 19, 2022 11:25 AM (vxATt)

597 Long time lurking 'ron (13 years), posting from the Chinese Lung AIDS recovery ward (so far, so good -- no ventilator needed.) I will miss his posts, especially the Morning Rants. I used several on occasion to try and bring others to the fold.

May God surround those who are his family and friends with peace and grace, and grant us all who "knew" him comfort at this time. You ran the race, OM, now stand for your reward. Requiescat im pace.

Posted by: goozer at January 19, 2022 11:26 AM (FYqfs)

598 Well, that does it. I'm going to be at the Texas MoMe for sure this year (if I make it).

Posted by: pawn at January 19, 2022 11:26 AM (kYVzH)

599 Words fail. Too many have been lost, but this hit me hard. I may only lurk but OM and his wry perspectives were something I counted on, and will horribly miss.

Posted by: Gushka can haz kitteh what plays fetch! at January 19, 2022 11:26 AM (w7tUH)

600 And one more: Go Rest High on the Mountain

https://youtu.be/NwFiWCUkk4M

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at January 19, 2022 11:26 AM (5HBd1)

601 Prayers for OM and his family. This is terrible. Why? Why is this horrible for some and not so bad for others?

In an odd way, I have a bit of guilt for having it fairly easy with covid.

Posted by: InCali at January 19, 2022 11:27 AM (eFvmN)

602 Noooooo!!

We are better for having known him. We are poorer for his loss. Rest in Peace, Oregon Muse.

Posted by: Darth Randall at January 19, 2022 11:27 AM (3TihK)

603 May the Grace of God comfort the family and friends of OregonMuse.. OM, you will be missed.

Posted by: tbodie at January 19, 2022 11:27 AM (MSiSP)

604 Thanks, "Our Country is screwed and Warai-Otoko. That's kind of you. We usually have a time during memorial services at the church I serve to have people share memories if they care too. One of the wonderful things about the internet is that, you can over 500 posts from people who appreciated OM, who he was, and what he stood for and appreciated, and you won't run out of room or time. I too, appreciate the lurkers-and everyone else sharing. It's very touching. I also like the quotes from authors because I appreciate people who read. I hope the COBS will let his family know of this thread.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 19, 2022 11:28 AM (k49Sx)

605 I don't much like chess (like looking at the ladies in dresses though), I usually scan through the book thread (which is always very well done), but this news gives me a lump in my throat. I always enjoyed OM's morning rant and beyond the content itself, through it he seemed to me like a great guy it would be a pleasure to know personally. I've been waiting for an update; this is very saddening news.

I'm not really a praying guy but him and his family are in my thoughts and I know there are a lot here that will pray for them, and include him in the Mourner's Kaddish.

Posted by: Where are my ping pong balls? at January 19, 2022 11:30 AM (m3XFr)

606 Ugh, "him and his family" should be "he and his family"; I think he might appreciate the grammar correction

Posted by: Where are my ping pong balls? at January 19, 2022 11:32 AM (m3XFr)

607 Will there be dancing?

Lord I hope not. I could not make it to the Washington State MOME, and I wish I could have to at least say hello to the Muses.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor
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Dancing, unlike pants, is optional.

Posted by: screaming in digital at January 19, 2022 11:32 AM (kTRt4)

608 Deepest condolences to OM's family. This is bittersweet. I know he has moved on to a much, much better place and I can't wait for my turn. I hope the things OM has taught me, make me a better person for having him touch my life. Peace!

Posted by: lin-duh at January 19, 2022 11:33 AM (UUBmN)

609 597 As has been said, the virus is real but the political, medical and scientific communities response to it has been diabolical and evil.

May G-d grant eternal peace and comfort to OM and his family and deliver swift justice to the guilty and evil for this abomination they have loosed upon the world.

There needs to be a reckoning.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at January 19, 2022 11:25 AM (vxATt)

Ezekiel 25:17.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at January 19, 2022 11:33 AM (2DdD8)

610 hoping someone will post (if not already done and I missed it?) a link to a virtual guestbook.
Small comfort, but still comfort, to his family and friends to receive the virtual love from all who benefited from his work here

Posted by: barbarausa at January 19, 2022 11:35 AM (f5Tiu)

611 So sorry to read this. I enjoyed all his contributions. God bless his family. RIP.

Posted by: Ted Torgerson at January 19, 2022 11:35 AM (vN+oL)

612 Although we never met, OM was a friend, a good friend who brought delight and knowledge to me and so many others. His always wonderful book thread was my gateway drug to all AOSHQ. (Hard to believe how long ago that was.) And because of him Mrs. JTB and I have come to know so many lovely people, online and in person. To say he will be missed is a huge understatement.

Our condolences and prayers for his wife and family.

Pardon me right now but I have to mourn the loss.

Posted by: JTB at January 19, 2022 11:35 AM (7EjX1)

613 Allison Krause and Gillian Welch
I'll Fly Away
https://youtu.be/1BPoMIQHwpo

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at January 19, 2022 11:37 AM (5HBd1)

614 Goddamn it. I really loved and appreciated the Chess Threads - I looked forward to them all week. What a loss for the blog and of course even worse for his family. Awful awful news. So sad. Condolences.

Posted by: Erik L at January 19, 2022 11:37 AM (UCI1V)

615 II Peter 1:5-7 also came to mind

Besides this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, and to virtue knowledge; and to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience, and to patience godliness, and to godliness brotherly kindness and to brotherly kindness charity. Of course, I didn't know him as well as others did, but I think this was the kind of man he was.

"Well done thou good and faithful servant. Enter into the joy of your master."

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 19, 2022 11:38 AM (k49Sx)

616 Get well goozer. Thirteen years may be a de-lurking record.

Posted by: motionview (prep train organize) at January 19, 2022 11:40 AM (aKOI+)

617 I am stunned and saddened. We are richer for him being with us and sharing his wisdom and humor. But it does leave us so sad.
May his family find peace.

Posted by: Megthered at January 19, 2022 11:40 AM (22oUN)

618 I am deeply saddened at this news. It seems like only the good ones leave us. My thoughts are with his family in this terrible time. Oregon Muse will be be deeply missed and never forgotten.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at January 19, 2022 11:41 AM (iDcra)

619 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZ_2Xbvb0rQ

Posted by: Lurking Cynic at January 19, 2022 11:43 AM (RS9ZG)

620 Is there a way to express condolences to his family? He was such gentle and brilliant soul spreading light. The first person I interacted with here at the HQ.

Posted by: Locke Common at January 19, 2022 11:44 AM (+6Nmi)

621 so long old friend. say hello to genghis please

Posted by: nckate at January 19, 2022 11:44 AM (z5Nun)

622 Such heartbreaking news. I so enjoyed his company on AOS daily. May God Bless his family to see them through such a devastating loss.

Posted by: Stellastwocents at January 19, 2022 11:45 AM (cRbt7)

623 Rest in peace, OM. You'll be sorely missed.

Until we meet again may God hold you in the palm of his hand.

Posted by: jeannebodine at January 19, 2022 11:45 AM (QWHnR)

624 With deepest sympathy.

Please capture all 600+ comments for the OM family to show how many lives he touched.

Posted by: Actually Inside the Beltway at January 19, 2022 11:47 AM (fMhOl)

625 Oh no....I just sent him a get well tweet yesterday and worried when I didn't hear back.

So talented and interesting! Prayers and condolences to his family.

Posted by: pj at January 19, 2022 11:48 AM (G1dq6)

626 Mornings will not be the same. Thank you, OM, for all the insight and wit. RIP, friend-I-never-met-but felt I knew-well. Condolences to Ms. Muse as well.

Posted by: Joe's Left Foot at January 19, 2022 11:49 AM (hgoDd)

627 Very bummed about this. The holes that good people leave when they are gone are immense and even they don't realize it. RIP OM. How we will miss you.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 19, 2022 11:49 AM (coYBh)

628 Damn, this is terrible.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at January 19, 2022 11:50 AM (p+1gI)

629 I just saw this. I have no words. RIP dear OM, you will be missed.

Posted by: runner at January 19, 2022 11:51 AM (V13WU)

630 It comes to us all. A wish to you all, an abundance of health and happiness.

Posted by: Gen. Ripper at January 19, 2022 11:51 AM (R4fdJ)

631 RIP OM.

Posted by: Shaftoe at January 19, 2022 11:52 AM (1lOfI)

632 This is so sad. I'm in shock and disbelief. RIP OM.

Posted by: fly gal at January 19, 2022 11:52 AM (6CtMt)

633 Every time I hear Alison Krauss I fall in love again.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 19, 2022 11:53 AM (KZzsI)

634 I am generally a lurker and not a commentator, but must break silence with news like this.

It is honestly shocking to me how distraught this news makes me. Someone to whom I never even spoke, but who spoke deeply to me as a real human being, a special person with varied interests and a love of sharing them. A true humanitarian, both humble and real. May god bless his family, and may they be comforted amongst the mourners.

Baruch dayan h'emet.

Posted by: sh at January 19, 2022 11:54 AM (G8lJQ)

635 Damn.

Posted by: Muley at January 19, 2022 11:54 AM (nzz7m)

636 Sad, sad news. My heartfelt condolences to the family and friends (here and IRL) of OregonMuse.

Posted by: Never underestimate Joe's ability at January 19, 2022 11:54 AM (e/gaB)

637 Rest In Peace, my unmet friend.

You brought only good things into my life.

Thank you.
Posted by: naturalfake at January 19, 2022 10:10 AM (OMayC)

This says it for me. I de-lurked yesterday to make a cheap joke, sadly doing it again today to give my sincere condolences to everyone who knew him -- his family above all, but also those here who knew him personally or virtually. I guess I've been reading AoSHQ since 5-6 months after it began way back when, and looking back over the years OM's posts always stuck out for me and were must-reads.

He earned his rest and he's with Jesus now. All of the beauty he looked for in this world has been infinitely eclipsed and it's blowing his mind in the most wonderful way. It's for the rest of us to carry on the good fight in our own lives. Oregon Muse is an example to me of how to weather this slog of life, never surrender, and seek what's true and good.

RIP

Posted by: The Mantastic Tor at January 19, 2022 11:54 AM (dwzrA)

638 I have no words....

I thank God that OM was one of HIS. That is all.

Posted by: WinLinBSDAdmin at January 19, 2022 11:55 AM (Hh3y4)

639 Prayers for his eternal rest in peace.

Posted by: Farmer Bob at January 19, 2022 11:57 AM (5nX5P)

640 Goddammit. Gonna miss you, OM. Rest In Peace.

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Hoarder. Wrecker. at January 19, 2022 11:58 AM (II3Gr)

641 I thank God that OM was one of HIS.

Amen. We shall meet again.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 19, 2022 11:58 AM (KZzsI)

642 This is very sad indeed! Oregon Muse added so much to this site! He will be missed! F those bastards that created this disease!

Posted by: Martin R Trucco at January 19, 2022 11:58 AM (jb7AI)

643 Oh I'm so sorry to get confirmation. What a loss. We will miss you OM.

Posted by: f'd at January 19, 2022 12:01 PM (vrz2I)

644 Oh, No.

Posted by: SkylerKat at January 19, 2022 12:02 PM (SXIn9)

645 It's been a hard couple of years and it seems to be getting worse. My condolences to OM's family and friends, a lot of whom were from here. RIP.

Posted by: Dr Spank at January 19, 2022 12:02 PM (Zztfz)

646 And I don't know which hymns OM liked, but this is a beautiful rendition of "How Great Thou Art" sung by Carrie Underwood. It is often used for memorial occasions and was a favorite sung at Bill Graham crusades:

https://tinyurl.com/43pspsv8

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 19, 2022 12:02 PM (k49Sx)

647 Like many others, I am mostly a lurker, sometimes go on a posting spree for about 5 comments and that's it.

Never met OM. Never met any other Moron, actually--I'm the only reader of the HQ that I know of. As far as I can remember, OM never said a word to me in a comment or anything.

But he was still a friend. I looked forward to Gorilla; the Who Dis, all of the other posts he did. I hope his wife is OK (she is sick too?). And I hope someone checks on Ace and the rest of the COB's.

RIP, OregonMuse. You've graduated to something better.

Go sit down with the Inklings and as CS Lewis said, "Further Up and Further In." Oregon was, I'm sure, just a pale reflection of the place you are now.

--Shades of "The Last Battle" by Lewis.

Posted by: Rafal Gan Ganowicz at January 19, 2022 12:03 PM (DN0pc)

648 I am so sorry to hear this.

Oregon Muse was such a great Cob. This place will not be the same without him.

I am so, so sorry to hear this.

I never understood why people would get all worked up when a celebrity died but now I do. We have all lost a friend even if we never met him in "the real world".

Prayers for his family and may they be comforted in their loss.

Posted by: Deety B at January 19, 2022 12:04 PM (XPL7j)

649 Am so sad to hear this news. I'm a latecomer to the site, but appreciated the humanity he showed in the Rants and all of his posts.

May God bring repose to his soul, and give his loved ones comfort and strength at this difficult time.

Posted by: pikkumatti at January 19, 2022 12:04 PM (vjH93)

650 Oh man. That is sad news indeed. I always enjoyed his morning rants and the weekend chess threads. Condolences to his family. He will certainly be missed here.

Posted by: OSUsux at January 19, 2022 12:07 PM (f+5xj)

651 This so terribly sad, especially for his family. They will be in my prayers.

Posted by: girldog at January 19, 2022 12:08 PM (s1H/2)

652 While I didn't meet you in this life, I will see you in the next, my brother.

Posted by: JohnFNotKerry at January 19, 2022 12:09 PM (iPbC0)

653 Son of a bitch...I'm going to miss that Glorious Bastard...

Prayers to family, and all that knew him personally

Posted by: Dandor the Realanator at January 19, 2022 12:09 PM (m+nsS)

654 Deepest condolences to his family.

His loss will be felt here in my household in TN. He touched many people and let them know that they were not alone, and might even outnumber those who would see them isolated and broken.

Posted by: Thatch at January 19, 2022 12:10 PM (qWceQ)

655 Sad news indeed. Prayers for him, family, and friends. Rest in peace.

Posted by: Leland at January 19, 2022 12:11 PM (IG4sd)

656 So sad.

Posted by: Regular joe at January 19, 2022 12:16 PM (njVMJ)

657 oh my dear Lord. just read this and I am speechless with sadness.

Posted by: IC - #FJB at January 19, 2022 12:17 PM (hV9ir)

658 I am heartbroken to read this. Terribly sad. And yet, I knew OM only through this wonderful site. I am glad we corresponded through email about a favorite book. To paraphrase a line from Fried Green Tomatoes, 'isn't it amazing how one website can bring so many people together.' Ace, co-bloggers, please post a link to the obit/services when you get that - I want to extend my condolences to his real-life family.

Posted by: CarolinaGirl at January 19, 2022 12:17 PM (g4xPF)

659 29 I feel like I've been kicked in the chest.

Posted by: Mongerel at January 19, 2022 09:24 AM (0qf6h)

That is exactly what it feels like. So sudden, so final.

Posted by: Javems at January 19, 2022 12:17 PM (AmoqO)

660 What sad news for OM's real and virtual families. He helped make this place the truly amazing and unique place it is. God speed.

Posted by: LASue at January 19, 2022 12:19 PM (Ed8Zd)

661 Sad news. I enjoyed The Chess and Book threads on the weekends. His loos leaves a big hole here. RIP.

Posted by: Shooter McGavin at January 19, 2022 12:21 PM (/4P8i)

662 So, so sorry to hear this. I loved his book and chess thread on Saturdays. My deepest sympathy to his loved ones. What a terrible loss.

Posted by: Forheremenaremen at January 19, 2022 12:22 PM (sh0fq)

663 Condolences to OM and his family; prayers out to you for you loss. Never knew OM personally but felt like I did through his posts and commentary. God Speed my friend.

Al / aka Shiloh65

Posted by: Al Swearingen at January 19, 2022 12:23 PM (4og8o)

664 So so sorry to hear of OM's passing. He will be sorely missed. RIP.

Posted by: AMartel at January 19, 2022 12:24 PM (aRX3l)

665 All the good ones are gone in a flash. Savor your time with them. RIP Mr. Muse.

Posted by: bailman at January 19, 2022 12:25 PM (qfJMG)

666 Very sad to hear this. God bless his family.

Posted by: Jack Squat Bupkis at January 19, 2022 12:25 PM (GD2xa)

667 Prayers to his family and friends.

Long time lurker here that has enjoyed and looked forward to all of his posts from the daily posts to the weekend posts. OM's posts were reassuring in the same way Rush Limbaugh was for the simple acknowledgement that not everyone has gone mad.

May his family find some comfort in the knowledge that he touched so many through his thoughts and writings.

Posted by: J from Mi at January 19, 2022 12:27 PM (RGVxr)

668 Quiet silent dawn

Book Chess slumber evermore

Oregon Muse Sleeps

Posted by: Gunsmoke at January 19, 2022 12:30 PM (epMdK)

669 I saw a reference to this while reading the MR comments, went out to check the sidebar, and saw this thread. I've been tearing up and sniffling ever since. Can't even do proper rosary work.

I join in what all of the above have said, except that I'm not sure OM will want to do much resting, as busy as he kept himself here. So may he enjoy whatever he decides to occupy himself with in the Heavenly Realm, and may his family find peace.

Posted by: Ann Wilson, aka Empire 1 at January 19, 2022 12:30 PM (JJatH)

670 May the promise of eternal life be a comfort to all who loved him. R.I.P.

Just damn.

Posted by: Joan of Argghh! at January 19, 2022 12:30 PM (+G6nf)

671
I'd like to add this to the thread,

Charlotte Church - Guide Me Oh Thou Great Redeemer

https://tinyurl.com/34mwzu36

I find it uplifting, even in darkest of times.

Posted by: runner at January 19, 2022 12:30 PM (V13WU)

672 Only discovered the HQ in the last year or so, and looked forward to every OM thread, particularly the Sunday book thread.

Condolences to OM's family and friends.

Posted by: Just Some Guy at January 19, 2022 12:31 PM (JzDjf)

673 No words do justice. Oregon Muse was good people and did so much for this blog.

This year has a pall cast upon it already. Much closer to home is the news that my father will have a biopsy done for lung cancer. He's not a spring chicken either.

SO much "ughhhhh" this year and we aren't 20 days in.

Posted by: Cow Demon at January 19, 2022 12:31 PM (CdZ4i)

674 I am so so sorry to hear this. I send my prayers and condolences to his family, and my love to him.

Posted by: Molly at January 19, 2022 12:31 PM (8I+mP)

675 675 hang tight, friend. Have faith. Both the rain and the sun fall on us.

Posted by: The Benevolent Society at January 19, 2022 12:37 PM (5DfsO)

676 Indeed, his optimism was infectious. Book threads were always great and I still have a long list!
Love and Peace to his family and friends. He will be missed! Godspeed. RIP.

Posted by: DefendUSA at January 19, 2022 12:38 PM (QwnRn)

677 I'm very sorry to read this. Condolences to his family and friends. I really enjoyed reading the book thread and following him on Twitter. A great loss.

Posted by: David Fowler at January 19, 2022 12:39 PM (Ses2q)

678 He is dancing with his creator now. I was sad when he cut back on his posts. I am really sad now. Godspeed monkey.

Posted by: Valiant at January 19, 2022 12:39 PM (3MiF8)

679 Thoughts and prayers for OM, his family and friends. I miss him already.

Posted by: AlmostYuman at January 19, 2022 12:41 PM (BzoC8)

680 Our loss. His insight and humor will be missed.

Heaven's gain.

Prayers Up for comfort for family and friends.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at January 19, 2022 12:41 PM (IDhUW)

681 RIP O.M. Respect and condolences to his family irl and here.

Posted by: From that time at January 19, 2022 12:42 PM (4780s)

682 I loved the book thread, who dis, chess queens, increasing wordpower. It was amazing output, and always I felt better after reading. Threads might start out harsh, but always ended with something positive(cheeky!).

Condolences to the family.

Posted by: David Prince at January 19, 2022 12:42 PM (dSbXx)

683 I've been lurking here forever and Oregon Muse was a huge part of what makes Ace Of Spades such an enduring and ultimately hopeful place.
My deepest condolences to his family and our moron family here.

Posted by: DeputySlimChiply at January 19, 2022 12:45 PM (bZpXy)

684 Godspeed

Posted by: John at January 19, 2022 12:45 PM (yCBM6)

685 I'm very sad to hear this, may he rest in peace, free from mortal cares, and may his family feel the loving embrace of the father.

Posted by: Mr. Bingley at January 19, 2022 12:48 PM (CcljO)

686 Very sorry to hear of this.
Condolences to the Muse family from a complete stranger who read and appreciated his contributions here regularly. I know your deep grief.

The Horde, including this longtime lurker, will miss his insight and steadiness.
RIP

Posted by: Sexton Beetle at January 19, 2022 12:50 PM (NMecv)

687 He will be missed. We are made smaller by his passing.

Posted by: Sarah Hoyt at January 19, 2022 12:57 PM (g6BGq)

688 617 Get well goozer. Thirteen years may be a de-lurking record.
Posted by: motionview (prep train organize) at January 19, 2022 11:40 AM (aKOI+)


Well, way back when, I used to comment semi-regularly. I just tailed off around 2015 and have mostly lurked since then. I get too busy with my job, so by the time I see a post I'd like to comment on, it's almost always "willow time."

Posted by: goozer at January 19, 2022 01:01 PM (FYqfs)

689 Just saw this. So terrible. He will be so missed. I am shocked. Thought he was getting better and would rejoin us soon.

Prayers for your family OregonMuse. They need the prayers for strength and comfort. You don't need any more. I look forward to the time I finally meet you. Godspeed.

Posted by: cfo mom at January 19, 2022 01:01 PM (Q8bDL)

690 Happy Trails, OM.

Posted by: Roland THTG at January 19, 2022 01:02 PM (j40lz)

691 Oh no.

Look, I love all you morons, but let's be honest: OregonMuse gave this place some intellectual and moral heft.

None of us will ever be the same, which is remarkable because I never met the man.

He, personally, appealed to God on my behalf when I was worried about my unborn child's health, then later when I lost my job.

I don't know if God listens to me, but may his family know the same peace I was granted.

Posted by: @irishmikecomedy at January 19, 2022 01:08 PM (qs/1s)

692 Heart of sadness here.

Posted by: UDM at January 19, 2022 01:20 PM (NtJ8s)

693 OM made this a great place to visit every day. Thanks & prayers.

Posted by: InspiredHistoryMike at January 19, 2022 01:21 PM (xwely)

694 Well damn.

Posted by: rudytbone at January 19, 2022 01:21 PM (w8syJ)

695 Godspeed, OM. We loved you.

Posted by: Wry Mouth at January 19, 2022 01:25 PM (ntN1F)

696 I have been a lurker here for years and truly enjoyed his posts. He will be missed. RIP, Oregon Muse.

Posted by: The-Mamomma at January 19, 2022 01:29 PM (ox3FR)

697 Thank you, CBD, for the lovely writeup.
I am so sorry. Sending much love and strength to his family and friends.
I'll bet there are wonderful OM stories among the cob-loggers.

Posted by: m at January 19, 2022 01:29 PM (Pk5po)

698 Godspeed OM. You will be sorely missed, but never forgotten.

Posted by: Grateful at January 19, 2022 01:34 PM (KXEq7)

699 Oh no! That is horrible. It's hard to imagine not getting to read his thoughts and comments anymore. Condolences to his family and friends.

Posted by: Happy at January 19, 2022 01:42 PM (3b6BP)

700 OM almost singlehandedly made weekends an event on the HQ.

Posted by: Ian S. at January 19, 2022 09:44 AM
___________

This. In many ways, OM was kind of the "heart" of this site, adding a cultural note to the politics.

Posted by: MW at January 19, 2022 01:47 PM (u33s0)

701 This is just heartbreaking news. The AoS site is like an endless series of Mensa meetups, with different fun and games and stimulating conversations going on all the time. OregonMuse was a lively, genial host and contributor. Maybe more important, he and the other Cobs have been keeping our spirits up and serving as a sanity check during these dismal, irrational years.

As so many others have said, I feel as if I've lost a treasured friend. I hope his family is comforted by knowing how many people valued his knowledge, accomplishments, wit, and wisdom. And I join the prayers for Mrs. Muse's recovery.

Posted by: Furbetta at January 19, 2022 01:53 PM (L1zHa)

702 "This. In many ways, OM was kind of the "heart" of this site, adding a cultural note to the politics."

^^^^^^^

This, in many ways this. I get very tired of the political shenanigans reported during the weekdays and look forward to a bit of downtime from the politic on the WE. OM made this happen and I am/was very glad for the moderate change of pace.

For all the people I have mentioned the blog to, I always made a big point that it wasn't all politics. People are very tired of the polarization and the echo chambers. OM's efforts kept things well rounded.

I am going to miss that very much. Others who have known him personally will miss him even more. His family, will never be the same.

So fucking sad.

Posted by: pawn at January 19, 2022 02:08 PM (kYVzH)

703 My condolences. I always enjoyed his posts.

Posted by: Wodun at January 19, 2022 02:09 PM (qwy2V)

704 Publius told me about this last night, and I cried. What a terrible loss.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 19, 2022 02:11 PM (Mzdiz)

705 I don't care if this thread is dead. So is my joy today. Such terrible, horrible, awful news.

Posted by: creeper at January 19, 2022 02:21 PM (cTCuP)

706 What a wonderful soul he was. I'm so saddened by this, so hard. Rest peacefully dear friend.

Posted by: Cory C at January 19, 2022 02:25 PM (qGmNd)

707 My prayers for his family and friends that they may endure their grieving.
RIP Oregon Muse

Posted by: (jV+aN) President Orange Man Bad (Rheees Be Upon Him) at January 19, 2022 02:32 PM (jV+aN)

708 We will miss you, OregonMuse. Rest in peace.

Posted by: 40 Miles North at January 19, 2022 02:35 PM (uWF4x)

709 OM will be greatly missed. God speed.

Posted by: Ronster at January 19, 2022 02:36 PM (ZKak0)

710 So sad to hear this news. More prayers for OM and his family.

Posted by: NC Ref at January 19, 2022 02:40 PM (RAodA)

711 God bless OM, his family & his friends.

Posted by: Jay from CT at January 19, 2022 02:42 PM (C4625)

712 This hurts all the way down to my stomach. I never met OM but I loved that guy ... smart, funny, clever, and a real gentleman. Books and chess were his primary portfolio, and that says a lot about his intellect and personality.

God bless, friend, and best wishes for a peaceful journey to heaven.

Posted by: Blacksheep at January 19, 2022 02:44 PM (6mvRv)

713 It was great reading his posts and getting a taste of his personality. I wish I had known him beyond AoS. God bless.

Posted by: SamIam at January 19, 2022 02:45 PM (oasF3)

714 RIP OM. As a lurker for over a decade, this hurts on the same level as the friend I lost last week. I always woke up and read his rant first thing. I just have to remind myself that he's in God's hands now, and all of us here will miss his wit, wisdom, snark, and excellent writings on books, chess, and other sundry things to rant about.

Posted by: Alaric at January 19, 2022 02:48 PM (kbPSL)

715 To his family: May God grant you peace.

OregonMuse gave gifts every day to people he never met.

Posted by: Michael Rittenhouse at January 19, 2022 02:49 PM (5Apo4)

716 I have no words..... may flights of angels sing sing him to his rest, and God comfort all who loved him.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at January 19, 2022 02:53 PM (8REZA)

717 Such sad news. I always enjoyed reading the posts.

Posted by: Noah Bawdy at January 19, 2022 02:55 PM (qN57K)

718 This has been a terrible couple of years. I am getting tired of funerals.

He and his wife were very charming when I met them, and this makes me very sad.

Posted by: Kindltot at January 19, 2022 02:55 PM (ZMraq)

719 A sad day for all of us who so enjoyed his rants, the book thread and(especially for me the chess thread). I hope his family and us as a "community" find peace with his passing and realize how fortunate we all were to have such a fine human share his thoughts with us all.

He will be greatly missed.

Posted by: Carson at January 19, 2022 02:56 PM (KtDfH)

720 RIP OM. so enjoyed the Saturday chess and dress pron thread. I still rot at chess but it gave me a renewed interest in it. Fair winds and warm temps as you sail through heaven.

Posted by: morigu at January 19, 2022 02:56 PM (kTORx)

721 Just a shot to the guts, he was a great guy. How fragile life is, eh?

Posted by: 5Cats at January 19, 2022 02:57 PM (hv5ip)

722 Rest in Peace, OM. We lost a good 'un.

Posted by: That Deplorable SOB Van Owen at January 19, 2022 02:57 PM (dVlo/)

723 Requiescat in pace, Oregon Muse. Prayers for those grieving this immense loss.

Posted by: SPinRH_F-16 at January 19, 2022 02:58 PM (t0cxj)

724 I knew O-muse from the days of trolling Deb Frisch and his time on Teh Squeaky Wheel. Prayers for his friends and family as they make this journey. His wit and wisdom will be sorely missed.

Posted by: Paddy O'Furnijur at January 19, 2022 02:59 PM (Zjbtc)

725 Rest in Peace OM and may your family be comforted in this time of grief.

Posted by: Bosk at January 19, 2022 03:03 PM (x6uUk)

726 Terrible news. So sorry to hear.

Posted by: Boone at January 19, 2022 03:04 PM (YPYHw)

727 "717 To his family: May God grant you peace.

OregonMuse gave gifts every day to people he never met.

Posted by: Michael Rittenhouse at January 19, 2022 02:49 PM (5Apo4)

Yes, he did, didn't he?

Posted by: girldog at January 19, 2022 03:04 PM (s1H/2)

728 Oh, hell.

Prayers for his family.

I'd love to see an obituary for him.

Posted by: Weak Geek at January 19, 2022 03:04 PM (Apbdw)

729 Very sad to hear of OM's passing.

His posts gave me many hours of enjoyment, and his good nature shined through every one.

May God grant his soul and his family peace.

Posted by: mondonico at January 19, 2022 03:06 PM (hPePx)

730 Very sad news. I enjoyed his weekend threads very much although I was often too late to participate much in the comments.

Prayers to his family and friends.

Posted by: Oldcat at January 19, 2022 03:08 PM (eoQWY)

731 Hell.

Posted by: moviegique at January 19, 2022 03:10 PM (asXVI)

732 Requiem æternam dona eis, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat eis.
Te decet hymnus Deus, in Sion, et tibi reddetur votum in Ierusalem.
Exaudi orationem meam; ad te omnis caro veniet.
Requiem æternam dona eis, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat eis.

Posted by: Spiff The Spaceman at January 19, 2022 03:18 PM (lfSFb)

733 So so sorry to hear this devastating news. God bless his family and grant them solace.

Posted by: Gouverneur Morris at January 19, 2022 03:18 PM (f5eF4)

734 I just don't have any words right now.
Posted by: Jewells45

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at January 19, 2022 03:23 PM (OssQ4)

735 I'm beyond saddened. Prayers for him, his family and friends.

Posted by: CA Token at January 19, 2022 03:31 PM (2+yws)

736 It is a strange thing to owe so much to someone whose name you don't know.

Over the last couple of years, the Book Thread was the one place of calm left on the internet. People brought politics in and OM showed them the door. For a while, it was my only link with the Horde because everything else was just too much.

OM was also instrumental in my success as a writer. The Book Thread was the genesis of Long Live Death, by far my most successful book and one that opened up a new path for me. I literally could not have written that book without OM and his Book Thread. I would not have had access to sources, people, feedback and - finally - customers interested in it.

I'd love to have met him, shook his hand and thanked him. That's my greatest regret. Rest in Peace.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at January 19, 2022 03:32 PM (llXky)

737 I dont disagree.
Posted by: OrangeEnt

Those of us who are not in league with darkness are often called early. God grants us a few moments of grace here, and then we return, like Muse, to him.

Sadly, the evil are given long periods her on earth y their master. (See Fidel). In the end Muse has been rewarded. And so shall Soros and the other minions of darkness.

I wish he was still here. Damn Fauci and his bullshit experiment.

Posted by: Loki at January 19, 2022 03:39 PM (ZW1rs)

738 Awful news. May God rest his soul and may his family be comforted by Him during these trying times.

Posted by: Thrawn at January 19, 2022 03:51 PM (Rl7KJ)

739 Utterly heartbreaking. I had absolutely no idea he was so seriously ill. May Almighty God strengthen and comfort his family. Oregon Muse, thank you for all that you did for us! You will be sorely missed.

Posted by: Sam Adams at January 19, 2022 03:56 PM (VDbGO)

740 I'm stunned. Oregon Muse was one of the foundational voices of AoS for me. Always read his stuff (even the chess thread). Ave Atque Vale.

Posted by: DZouave at January 19, 2022 04:00 PM (M3pDV)

741 Willowed I'm sure, but had to add my love for OregonMuse, and prayers for his family and friends, to the pile. Like so many others have mentioned, I felt like I knew him from his writings and he was (is, rather) clearly a kind and gentle soul, as well as a great writer. RIP OregonMuse, friend from afar.

Posted by: Plum Duff at January 19, 2022 04:04 PM (YSBj3)

742 NewNeo has a post mentioning OM

I am still stunned

Posted by: Skip at January 19, 2022 04:04 PM (2JoB8)

743 This is so heartbreaking. We loved his contributions here. My condolences to his family. I'm at a loss. I just don't know what to write. We're all going to miss him so much.

Posted by: Lee Also at January 19, 2022 04:05 PM (XamNN)

744 RIP Oregon Muse, I truly enjoyed your Morning Rants and Chess threads. They will be sorely missed.

Prayers to your family for healing and comfort.

Posted by: Curly Shuffle at January 19, 2022 04:08 PM (TNyrE)

745 Wow. I teared up... those threads were always a high note in a crazy political world.

Posted by: Sean Giordano at January 19, 2022 04:09 PM (uwijz)

746 The Book Thread and the Chess Thread with added pron were the two greatest things on the Internet. I will miss him.

Posted by: Spoctor Dooner at January 19, 2022 04:12 PM (bmc+6)

747 Such sad news. A major loss to the AoSHQ family.

Posted by: dri at January 19, 2022 04:12 PM (T8So0)

748 This is tragic. I always made it a point to read the Gorilla Pundit, and will miss it terribly.

Condolences to his family.

Posted by: cpurick at January 19, 2022 04:13 PM (bwWDS)

749 Rest in Peace, OM. You were a blessing.

Posted by: Sharkman at January 19, 2022 04:21 PM (fgPwP)

750 Lurker but loyal fan of the Sunday Book Thread.

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

He built so many wonderful "institutions" here and although I never seemed to have time to participate in the comments, nor could I seem to keep up, I would always, always read Oregon Muse posts. I will miss him something awful.

Posted by: Tonestaple at January 19, 2022 04:22 PM (Snm76)

751 I have been busy all day and just read this. How tragic! He made a huge contribution to the lively discussion at AoSHQ. Rest in Peace, Oregon Muse.

Posted by: cool breeze at January 19, 2022 04:29 PM (UGKMd)

752 Words fail. Godspeed OM. Thank you for years of deep insight and good humor. You will be sorely missed.

Posted by: Mister Right at January 19, 2022 04:30 PM (Rewwz)

753 RIP, Oregon Muse. May God comfort his grieving family


*watches tearfully as GorillaPundit ambles away*

Posted by: JQ at January 19, 2022 04:31 PM (dB4Iz)

754 All my prayers go out to Oregon Muse and all who loved him. Our world is a little smaller for his loss.

Posted by: Scotty at January 19, 2022 04:33 PM (D28ZE)

755 483 I'm working from home today, and my youngest just came to ask for some help with a snack. Apparently he could tell I was sad and he asked what was wrong. I told him without telling him everything, and he reminded me of a Doctor Seuss quote we'd told him after Christmas.

Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened.

He's right, too.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - no significant difference in ability to spread or catch regardless of vax status at January 19, 2022 10:54 AM (wklve)

Kudos for instilling this message in your son!

Posted by: m at January 19, 2022 04:39 PM (Pk5po)

756 Delurking to add prayers for Oregon Muse. May he rest in peace and may God be with his family and friends during this sad time.

Posted by: Lace Whig at January 19, 2022 04:43 PM (a0abO)

757 I was very sorry to hear this news. Oregon Muse's Book Thread was something I looked forward to every Sunday. May he rejoice forever in the Light of the Lord.

Posted by: John F. MacMichael at January 19, 2022 04:44 PM (kalB0)

758 ugh. very sad. peace and hope to those in his life. I really appreciated his contributions. Thank you, Oregon Muse. He will be missed dearly.

Posted by: ss at January 19, 2022 04:52 PM (Jlw4J)

759 I just saw this.

I'm so shocked and saddened. My condolences to all his friends and family

Posted by: CaliGirl at January 19, 2022 05:13 PM (AsEYt)

760 Sad. And, since, even though long-term reader I can't find the "Contact Us" link, I'm trying to communicate this way. If you need a chess thread person, I can do it. surellin@hotmail.com

Posted by: Surellin at January 19, 2022 05:16 PM (zDW9B)

761 Oh no. Praying for his family.
I made sure to catch his book and chess thread every week. He will be missed.

Posted by: Devoted Lurker at January 19, 2022 05:28 PM (22lAC)

762 My condolences to the his family, the HQ, and to the Horde.

I looked forward to his Morning Rant every single day.

Posted by: insurgens ad opus at January 19, 2022 05:38 PM (KrdbI)

763 Ave atque vale, OregonMuse.

You will be missed.

Posted by: Not From Around Here at January 19, 2022 06:00 PM (wrzAm)

764 Having been a lurker here for as long as I can remember, and with the HQ being one of only three sites I visit daily, Oregon Muse's contributions became an important part of my life. He will be sorely missed by me, despite us having never met or conversed. Rest in peace.

Posted by: Eldon Tyrell at January 19, 2022 06:11 PM (ad0d1)

765 RIP

I'll miss the unique character he injected into the blog. His book threads, his rants, the way he could make you look at something from a different angle.

Posted by: stv at January 19, 2022 06:11 PM (60lnD)

766 Such sad news, RIP dear OM. These posts reveal what a positive impact he had on so many people. What a wonderful tribute to a remarkable man. May that be a bit of solace to his family in this time of their loss.
T

Posted by: Farmer at January 19, 2022 06:24 PM (55Qr6)

767 Oh my goodness, so sad for OM's family. I will pray for their comfort and the assurance of the communion of the saints.

Thank you Horde, for your touching varied remembrances of OM and his many contributions. What a beautiful example of how God's creativity is sparked by one of His precious creation--in this case OM. I hope that OM's family can sense the devotion of many here.

325: N.Lurker...I was struck that you also thought of the great poet and Anglican rector John Donne. Below link to the entire poem that you quoted:
"Death be not proud
Though some call thee mighty and dreadful
For thou art not so"

So very sad in this season of sorrow, but remembering that in a blink of an eye we will be together in heaven with resurrection bodies, where neither pain nor sorrow remain.
Gotta say hugs to the Horde today.
https://tinyurl.com/2p96hjmp

Posted by: groovy girl at January 19, 2022 06:32 PM (ybC9u)

768 Thank you Mr. Muse - your Saturday afternoon chess threads were something I looked forward to every week and am grateful for.

Posted by: someone at January 19, 2022 06:33 PM (CeCdQ)

769 Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon him.

Gppd-bye, and thanks for all the chess puzzles.

Posted by: bof at January 19, 2022 06:35 PM (UePSi)

770 Matthew 5:16: "Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven."

He'll be sorely missed.

Posted by: troyriser at January 19, 2022 06:39 PM (+UKMq)

771 Just thinkin' about Oregon Muse.
And expect I will be for quite a while.

Posted by: scuds lonigan at January 19, 2022 06:40 PM (jRy0H)

772 My condolences to Oregon muse's family.

I hope the Book thread will continue in his memory. I enjoy that book thread and will miss his humour very much. And his word power finds.

I'm saddened by the loss.

Posted by: Xavier Basora at January 19, 2022 06:45 PM (HZCl6)

773 I just saw this. Sad news indeed. I'm an avid follower of the Book Thread.

Posted by: mot at January 19, 2022 06:49 PM (FmeBQ)

774 I'm very sorry. Memory Eternal.

Posted by: Philip Sells at January 19, 2022 06:56 PM (NnyUq)

775 I just saw the post.

There are no words... Rest easy Oregon Muse.

You will be missed.

Posted by: mpfs, History never repeats itself. Man always does... Voltaire at January 19, 2022 06:57 PM (OMPKm)

776 Damn this hurts. Rest In Peace, Oregon Muse. You will be missed by all @ AoSHQ

Posted by: Worc1 at January 19, 2022 07:10 PM (WrU9o)

777 Man, very sad news.
OregonMuse. Loved his posts.
Amen

Posted by: jb at January 19, 2022 07:16 PM (qbu83)

778 Will miss...

Posted by: What I'm talking about at January 19, 2022 07:36 PM (j04bB)

779 Well damn. Scrolling through the day's posts and was absolutely not expecting to see this.

Terribly sad for his family, and for everyone here who knew him better than I.

Posted by: tdpwells at January 19, 2022 07:47 PM (AnEwe)

780 Longtime lurker. Terribly sorry to hear this news, condolences to his loved ones. RIP OM, you'll be dearly missed.

Posted by: kbfntc at January 19, 2022 07:48 PM (uGcaQ)

781 What a great loss for us, and his family, rest in peace!--
Let us now praise famous men, and our fathers that begot us. The Lord hath wrought great glory by them through his great power from the beginning. Such as did bear rule in their kingdoms, men renowned for their power, giving counsel by their understanding, and declaring prophecies: leaders of the people by their counsels, and by their knowledge of learning meet for the people, wise and eloquent in their instructions: such as found out musical tunes, and recited verses in writing: rich men furnished with ability, living peaceably in their habitations: all these were honored in their generations, and they were the glory of their times.

Posted by: JewishOdysseus at January 19, 2022 07:52 PM (umBCo)

782 WHAT???

Shocking and horrible. God bless his family, he will be sorely missed around here.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at January 19, 2022 07:57 PM (guGkK)

783 Condolences to OM's family,and friends, especially those here at AoS...

Posted by: Pimp Daddy Welfare at January 19, 2022 08:12 PM (ISSNv)

784 Sad news. Condolences to all who knew and loved him.

Posted by: Tim Honks at January 19, 2022 08:16 PM (Xaump)

785 Godspeed OM. May the Lord protect and defend you and your family.

Posted by: olddog in mo at January 19, 2022 08:19 PM (ju2Fy)

786 I am a full-time lurker here. He will be missed greatly by me...and, clearly, everyone else.

Posted by: SC Math Teacher at January 19, 2022 08:19 PM (dBpR0)

787 Where now are the horse and the rider? Where is the horn that was blowing?
Where is the helm and the hauberk, and the bright hair flowing?
Where is the harp on the harpstring, and the red fire glowing?
Where is the spring and the harvest and the tall corn growing?
They have passed like rain on the mountain, like a wind in the meadow;
The days have gone down in the West behind the hills into shadow.
Who shall gather the smoke of the deadwood burning,
Or behold the flowing years from the Sea returning?


He is gone, gone down in the West with the setting of the Sun.
But he will not be forgotten.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative.....lost in a lost world at January 19, 2022 08:20 PM (tjZg/)

788 Oh, my .... this is sad news indeed.
For not knowing someone, beyond their weekly posts on a blog, it's terrible news.

I for one will miss him and his contribution to the betterment of all here.

RIP

Posted by: Gmac - WTF did you think was going to happen? at January 19, 2022 08:22 PM (qZdIZ)

789 This year keeps getting worse.

RIP to OM and may God keep him and his family during this time.

Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at January 19, 2022 08:23 PM (YglAn)

790 Just saw this also. Damn that sucks. Always looked forward to the Book Thread and Morning Rant.... won't be the same without him. RIP Muse.

Posted by: Secret Square at January 19, 2022 08:30 PM (8D8Gr)

791 God Bless Oregon Muse and his family ... God Speed and all that ... [edited]

I mostly feel invincible, but have had bad shoulder issues for four months, and related to OM and his fall and problems. Then he got the Covid ... and the second post in the right column about his slow return gave me a sense of foreboding, and then catching up I saw the terrible news from CBD.

A good man, ran the race, hence there is laid up for him a crown of righteousness ... (imo, God will make those final determinations, OM was as pure as they come from my view)

A toast to OM ... may he have inspired 1000 believers to rise up in the path we can still read from his old posts ... (maybe those could be consolidated in an online "book" by some willing AoS editors of common faith?)

Oregon Muse was a "tupos" ('pattern' in this verse in Titus)
"In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity, Sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you."

Posted by: illiniwek at January 19, 2022 08:40 PM (Cus5s)

792 RIP Oregon Muse, God bless you and your family.

You will be missed.

Posted by: Scuba_Dude at January 19, 2022 08:40 PM (mcfjc)

793 Oh I am so sorry for the loss felt by all here who knew him. Anyone who can host a weekly book thread as he did is someone I needed in my small circle of friends. Prayers for his eternal rest in God's perpetual light. God's peace and comfort to all who loved him...

Posted by: Joe Kidd at January 19, 2022 08:49 PM (bUGMk)

794 RIP, Oregon Muse. You will be deeply, deeply missed

Posted by: In Exile at January 19, 2022 08:54 PM (kzzyk)

795 Longtime lurker here, but great admirer and fan of Oregon Muse. Always enjoyed reading his weekend threads.

Very saddened to hear the news. My condolences to his family.

Posted by: Carlos Danger at January 19, 2022 08:59 PM (qR1pm)

796 My condolences to all.

RIP

Posted by: Gooshy at January 19, 2022 09:03 PM (0m/bx)

797 Like my father, I think OM was a man who was unaware of the affect he had on others, how beloved he was, and how wide his influence and circle of respect spread.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 19, 2022 09:04 PM (KZzsI)

798 So I finally get to the blog today and I see this very sad news about Oregon Muse. I cannot add anything to what has already been said, and I am not the wordsmith that so many of the Horde masterfully demonstrate day after day, but my heart really hurts right now. May God grant eternal rest to him and peace to his family.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at January 19, 2022 09:05 PM (a4EWo)

799 delurking ... im in oregon . om has always had a special place in my heart . will miss all of his postings . what a terrible thing to happen ... please try to keep the things he did alive .

Posted by: alec at January 19, 2022 09:10 PM (Jpyq6)

800 I am so sorry to hear of Oregon Muse's passing. I only knew him through this blog, but I looked forward to reading all of his comments and observations, especially on the book thread. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him. My thoughts and prayers are with his family in this difficult time.

Posted by: Max's Dad at January 19, 2022 09:16 PM (Ce+MI)

801 God bless you Oregon Muse, for what you did for us each week. The Book thread inspired reading, writing and spending lots of money at bookstores, which is not a bad thing. Your Gorilla Pundit gave food for thought, and a chance for us to pray for one another without ceasing. We will miss you so very much.

I weep, but I know he is with the King. May the Good Lord comfort his family, give them support in this time, and may we all love each other while we have the time on this earth. It's far too short.

Posted by: Moki at January 19, 2022 09:19 PM (JrN/x)

802 Came late to the HQ only to see this sad, sad post. My heart aches for his family, and prayers are ascending for his soul and for their comfort and solace.

Posted by: La2la at January 19, 2022 09:20 PM (wfrSv)

803 Oh, what awful news! I kept hoping that every day would be the one where we'd hear "He's on the mend, and will soon be back with us again!" I never really thought this would happen instead. The Book Thread was such a civilized oasis; I looked forward to it every week, hoping to have something to contribute. This is cold news in a cold week.

Posted by: Dr. Mabusette at January 19, 2022 09:31 PM (v26aq)

804 Prayers up for OM and his family.

Can't believe he's gone, but I hope he's having a nice chat with rickl, ibguy, chavez and so many others.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at January 19, 2022 09:32 PM (llON8)

805 Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon him. May the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace.

Amen.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at January 19, 2022 09:33 PM (eKvjl)

806 His book thread was a light in times of darkness, and a wonder at times I needed it.

Just another lurker, but he made a difference to me and mine.

Posted by: Suburbanbanshee at January 19, 2022 09:37 PM (sF8WE)

807 Very unfortunate to hear--OM seemed like a pretty cool guy.

Posted by: CppThis at January 19, 2022 09:37 PM (UewuT)

808 I just saw this. How awful.
God bless.

Posted by: Colonel Travis at January 19, 2022 09:41 PM (eKhRG)

809 Damn. Requiescat en pace, OM. We'll miss you.

Posted by: Semper Why at January 19, 2022 09:42 PM (n2HiV)

810 I keep coming back to this thread as I feel like i lost a good friend, tho we never met IRL.

The outpouring here is amazing, not just from regular posters but many lurckers have been compelled to post. A great tribute, and many thanks to CDB for his tribute.

Does anyone know how Mrs Muse is doing? This has to be a terrible blow while she is trying to recover.

Posted by: Farmer at January 19, 2022 09:43 PM (55Qr6)

811 I hope OM knew what a sense of community he helped to foster here. I am grateful for it. May you rest in peace, OM.

Posted by: Mainah at January 19, 2022 09:45 PM (GMgHL)

812 Terrible to hear this. Oregon Muse has always struck me as a thoughtful, real human being; his writing is infused with his self-deprecatory insights and his cutting wit, flowing naturally with no hint of pretension. And it seems, by all accounts, he was a based, genuine guy. I am sure that others will try to fill the void his absence will create, and that their passion will sustain the threads, but I will miss his touch. My thoughts and condolences go out to his family and any who have called him friend. Requiescat in pace.

Posted by: Ragnarokpaperscissors at January 19, 2022 09:49 PM (7yOYU)

813 The book thread was the best! I always looked forward to it! Thank you OM for your efforts and for entertaining us. I am sure you are in a much better place. Sympathies to your family and may their good memories help them through this difficult time.

Posted by: Ozzie at January 19, 2022 09:52 PM (LavOC)

814 God blessed us with Oregon Muse. I thank him for that.

Posted by: Bildo at January 19, 2022 09:57 PM (bovuJ)

815 Condolences to his family, and y'all. I enjoyed his posts immensely.

Posted by: sippin_bourbon at January 19, 2022 09:59 PM (hSFKv)

816 I rarely comment, but I will really miss OM here. Really appreciated his threads and commentary, and the amount of work he must have put into this site. Praying for his family.

Posted by: meh at January 19, 2022 09:59 PM (MEzrf)

817 Wow, SO sad. First Tami now Oregon Muse. I hope they are hanging out together and that their loved ones find comfort.

Posted by: runningrn at January 19, 2022 10:06 PM (XimbT)

818 RIP Oregon Muse. Thank you for your wit and wisdom, and your wonderful writing style. Dear Lord, please blanket OM*s family with comfort.

Posted by: SuperMayorSuperRonNirenberg at January 19, 2022 10:14 PM (/Hc9U)

819 On Sunday mornings after church, I'd read the Book Thread while waiting for Pookette to get out of Sunday School. OregonMuse kindly published my blurb for my mom's first novel. I'll never forget how excited he was to get pictures of Pookette reading. We will all miss him.

Posted by: pookysgirl at January 19, 2022 10:31 PM (XKZwp)

820 RIP OregonMuse. May flights of angels sing thee to thy rest, until you hear "Well done, good and faithful servant."

The rest of us? Keep fighting, until we also get to go home.

Posted by: John Milton's Ghost at January 19, 2022 10:40 PM (PTYkn)

821 Oh man. Terrible news. RIP OregonMuse, may you join the choir of God's angels in heaven.

Posted by: Black JEM at January 19, 2022 10:44 PM (V6xwG)

822

Aasimar on infill Oregonian, use, he will be missed. Godspeed my friend see you on the other side.

Posted by: imp at January 19, 2022 11:04 PM (NlKaR)

823 In paradisum deducant te Angeli, Musa Oregonensis; in tuo adventu suscipiant te martyres, et perducant te in civitatem sanctam Jerusalem. Chorus angelorum te suscipiat, et cum Lazaro quondam paupere æternam habeas requiem.

Posted by: random artsnark at January 19, 2022 11:04 PM (TjMft)

824

Talk about Auto cucumber. As a moron and fellow Oregonian, Muse, you will be missed. Blessings and comfort to your family, and Godspeed.

Posted by: imp at January 19, 2022 11:06 PM (NlKaR)

825 RIP and Godspeed OM. We followed each other on Twitter and it was a pleasure conversing with him at times.

Posted by: Jim S at January 19, 2022 11:09 PM (qhRFT)

826 One of my favorites everyday was OM's rants...
This news brought tears...
What a giant loss.
Godspeed OM.

Posted by: COMountainMarie at January 19, 2022 11:11 PM (JfNvZ)

827 RIP OM

Posted by: Carol in Nevada at January 19, 2022 11:12 PM (hxVi+)

828 I didn't realize that this thread was still open and that we could post our condolences here, so here is what I posted in a later thread:

Just got off of work and read the thread regarding OM's passing. I thoroughly enjoyed his chess threads and I made it a point to read his well-written and rigorously thought-out Morning Rants.

He will be missed and I hope the Lord will comfort his family. I'm certain OM is enjoying his well-deserved afterlife in Heaven right now.

RIP, OM.

Posted by: Sasquatch, the Original Trans-Wookie at January 19, 2022 11:20 PM (xxG/v)

829 Long time lurker here. I loved the Sunday Morning Book Thread, even though I usually read it on Monday morning. So many wonderful book suggestions, and so many awful pants! I will miss his wit and wisdom. May his family and friends find comfort in the eternal love of our heavenly Father.

Posted by: NCDave at January 19, 2022 11:31 PM (gyVN+)

830 Praying for OM & family as well as all the COBs who worked with him through the years, truly a sad day for AOSHQ Nation.
His work lives on as he enters eternal life and the joy of Heaven. We are all blessed and as mortals, we will be blessed again when we are all at the ultimate MoMe.

I'm gonna hit the tip jar in his memory.

Posted by: TX Lurker Dave at January 19, 2022 11:37 PM (pQ45c)

831 Coincidentally, working both weekend days usually had me home for at least two rants per week. I passed more info and humor along from those than any other thread. Sometimes felt like a kid waiting for Gorilla Pundit to be there sitting on his hill. The chess thread was a welcome addition and the book thread pics often left me in awe. God bless OM. I mourn.

Posted by: OneIronMacGuffin at January 19, 2022 11:49 PM (2r44f)

832 Our best Big Ape, long shall he reign. Godspeed, Gorillapundit.
41 Kc1 Rc2 checkmate.

Posted by: Armchair Sinner at January 20, 2022 12:23 AM (8i6yq)

833 RIP, OM.

Posted by: xplodeit at January 20, 2022 12:23 AM (3AYXX)

834 This is sad news. I only knew him through AoS, and I have the sads. I can only imagine his family's sorrow. My deepest condolences. I'm sorry for your loss.

Posted by: Oaktownette at January 20, 2022 12:25 AM (KxqmN)

835 How I wish, how I wish you were here
We're just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl
Year after year
Running over the same old ground
And how we've found
The same old fears
Wish you were here

Posted by: Snake Spirit at January 20, 2022 12:25 AM (CdZ4i)

836 I'm just so sad. I have prayed for him, and for his family's comfort and loving support. God bless and God speed to my friend.

Posted by: Wade Ross at January 20, 2022 12:33 AM (FwCjy)

837 I know in my heart where he is today. We have not lost him - he just has a different address. As followers of Christ, we do not grieve as those who have no hope. When he walked through that door from this life to the next, he walked into the arms of Jesus, his Savior.

Posted by: grammie winger at January 19, 2022 09:28 AM (45fpk)

Grammie, I second that. I had faith about the joy awaiting us in the afterlife, but after my dear Tim died, he came back to SHOW me. And that joy cannot be contained; it's like trying to catch a waterfall with a thimble. THIS I KNOW.

So our dear friend is in the best of places. It's those he leaves behind who are poorer for it. My heart and prayers go out especially for Mrs Muse, who will feel the sting of the world going on without him.

{{{Mrs. Muse}}}

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 20, 2022 12:46 AM (Mzdiz)

838 Godspeed, Oregon Muse.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at January 20, 2022 12:50 AM (+WWsf)

839 I'm so sorry to hear this. This is awful news, not just for his family but for all fellow conservatives. He was one of my favorite writers here, especially over the last couple of years; he'd written some pieces that just really jived with me.

He wrote this brilliant piece back in November that I STILL think about, talking about the weaponization of law enforcement agencies against conservatives and warning not to put too much trust and power in their hands. I wish there were more people writing things like this.

https://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=396526

RIP, OM. I loved your work here. It made me feel like someone else out there understood my own frustrations and fears, and that I wasn't alone. I'll miss your presence here terribly.

Posted by: Caiwyn at January 20, 2022 01:01 AM (+dHQK)

840 Thanks for everything, and RIP Oregon Muse

Posted by: David Stevens at January 20, 2022 01:09 AM (JcnFx)

841 So many people expressing so many beautiful, grateful, loving things tonight. Can't add much to it except to pray for OM's family and loved ones, whether RL or virtual. Tell your dear ones that you love them.

Posted by: barkingmad59, wandering lurkette at January 20, 2022 01:56 AM (0udfB)

842 It was with great sadness I read this before work this evening. And now I sit here at my keyboard and find I can only echo what others have said. OM was a scholar and a gentleman. His morning rant and who dis brightened many a day. the book thread was always a treasure even tho I did have to find pants first. RIP Oregon Muse

Posted by: Gorf at January 20, 2022 02:04 AM (8UZAp)

843 The most visually stunning photos of libraries I have ever seen were on Oregon Muse's Book Threads. R.I.P. Oregon Muse.

Posted by: Baldy at January 20, 2022 02:18 AM (LHVhu)

844 I am stunned and saddened. For a long time, I've been unable to get Ace on my iPhone without it crashing, and so haven't been to visit as often as I used to. But Gorilla Pundit and the Book Thread were perfection when I could get them to load. I came tonight (using the laptop) because I just discovered that commenter Red...c4 who I knew IRL passed away a bit ago and I wanted to see if I could find his goodbyes. Only to find that OM is gone. Truly, blessings to all of you for all that you do, and to his family who was luckiest of all to have him in person.

Posted by: Roxanne Beckford Hoge at January 20, 2022 02:18 AM (HcUXL)

845 I am deeply saddened to see this thread. OM had no idea how much his various threads meant to me. I wish I had let him know how much he added to my life from reading his writings over the years. Such a gaping hole to have him taken from us!

Posted by: Cesta de Plorable putting her pantalones back on at January 20, 2022 02:49 AM (C/07A)

846 I really enjoyed his pictures of various libraries throughout the world. I would copy and text them to my friends, especially those with ornate architecture. His contribution to this blog will be sorely missed. RIP!

Posted by: Mean Tweets at January 20, 2022 02:53 AM (BOJAx)

847 Longtime lurker, also live in Oregon. Loved OM's Rants and Who Dis? contest- we were all winners. RIP. Snif.

Posted by: The Hypertensive Stoic at January 20, 2022 04:06 AM (zrBL9)

848 Goodbye from this side Oregon Muse. I hope to be lucky enough to meet you on the other.

A Soldier Lives and wonders why.

Posted by: Somewhere South of I-80 at January 20, 2022 04:26 AM (ItDAh)

849 Stunned and saddened by this terrible news. I had the honor and privilege to correspond with him regarding my book. OM was positive, kind, efficient, and a true gentleman. His work here was unmatched, and truly spread the word and value of this place, along with Ace and the rest of the fabulous cobs. I am still choked up by his loss. Auf Wiedersehen and au revoir, my friend.

RIP, Oregon Muse.

Posted by: goatexchange at January 20, 2022 08:11 AM (APPN8)

850 RIP to the great Oregon Muse, prayers for his family and friends.

Posted by: The Mouse that Roared, Americans don't Serf at January 20, 2022 08:30 AM (h81g2)

851 Prayers to your family, Oregon Muse. May you rest in peace.

Posted by: Lord Whorfin at January 20, 2022 08:53 AM (wBQjF)

852 With his passing, the world is a lesser place. Prayers to his family.

Posted by: Russ from Winterset at January 20, 2022 09:02 AM (yh5RF)

853 Devastated. Prayers to family and friends.

Posted by: Sarahw at January 20, 2022 09:35 AM (g1vnC)

854 I am very sorry to hear this. He contributed so much. Condolences to his family and friends.

Posted by: Dr Alice at January 20, 2022 09:40 AM (llq3o)

855 A loss for us all, I enjoyed the weekly chess thread and his problems made learning chess enjoyable. OM, A scholar and gentleman.

Posted by: Dak at January 20, 2022 10:01 AM (YSgue)

856 Prayers for Muse and his family. He will be greatly missed.

Posted by: ERF at January 20, 2022 10:04 AM (qqD/x)

857 Muse gave me the first touch of publicity for my Amazon book. I cannot express my thanks enough. Blessed is the true judge, and may his memory be a blessing.

Posted by: Garren Shipley at January 20, 2022 10:13 AM (B2kqQ)

858 God keep you under His protective wing! And may He comfort your beloved family. You will be sorely missed.

Posted by: ahem at January 20, 2022 10:31 AM (qbIMW)

859 Just an awful bit of news, I was stunned to read that he had passed away. I'm so sad for Mrs. Muse and the rest of his family and friends. "Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in every way. " (2 Thess. 3.16).

Posted by: Agamemnon at January 20, 2022 10:32 AM (23INX)

860 Terribly sad news. He had been in my prayers and I was regularly looking for an update indicating he had made a positive turn. My prayers remain with him and his family.

I've lurked here for years and his contributions were always among my favorites to the site. His book thread was a regular part of my Sunday morning routine.

Posted by: Lincoln Churchill at January 20, 2022 10:42 AM (COpt2)

861 Oseh shalom b'imromav. Hu ya'aseh shalom aleinu v'alkol yisrael. V'imru amen.

Posted by: 370H55V at January 20, 2022 10:42 AM (WusEB)

862 A terrible loss. May his family find comfort in the midst of their sadness.

Posted by: ILChE at January 20, 2022 10:43 AM (rPD7k)

863 Only the good...

Goddamnit.

Posted by: pleasure dong at January 20, 2022 10:46 AM (pq5KM)

864 Our hearts are breaking here and I am virtually sending hugs and prayers to all the horde. I most especially want to send my deepest condolences to OM's wife and family. While happy to know he is now with our Beloved Lord, their walk here on earth will be bleaker without him. Such sad, sad news....

Posted by: Zibby at January 20, 2022 10:57 AM (vWOzo)

865 I am so sad. RIP

Posted by: Gonzotx at January 20, 2022 11:00 AM (t4poC)

866 Dreadful news. He was one of the best.

Posted by: Trimegistus at January 20, 2022 11:08 AM (QZxDR)

867 Terrible news. Condolences for the family.

Posted by: AnnaS at January 20, 2022 11:21 AM (l4l/z)

868 I'm sad to hear this news. My condolences to his family and friends. I don't play chess but I enjoyed the photos of beautiful, smart women.

His death leaves the world poorer and Heaven richer.

Posted by: BarcelonaCarmen at January 20, 2022 11:43 AM (+CiEK)

869 Requiescat in pace
Et lux aeterna luceat eis.

Posted by: Nemo at January 20, 2022 11:45 AM (S6ArX)

870 Damn.

See you later, OM.
Thanks.

Posted by: leastinID at January 20, 2022 12:00 PM (1MUQf)

871 So sorry to hear of the passing of OM.

Posted by: IdahoFred at January 20, 2022 12:09 PM (BXYv0)

872 May blessings be upon OM and his house.

Posted by: Cybersmythe at January 20, 2022 12:30 PM (dqP+A)

873 RIP, man from Oregon.

Posted by: Tim Riggins at January 20, 2022 01:08 PM (ZZK0E)

874 RIP, Oregon Muse. I always thought those children sitting in front of Harambe were so fortunate to have this tremendous wisdom, humor, and righteous anger coming at them 3 days a week. We were all better off for having experienced OM's brilliant thoughts as often as he shared them. May the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace.

Posted by: WoodstockDoc at January 20, 2022 01:22 PM (I77Ua)

875 This truly saddens me.

Posted by: walksfarwolf at January 20, 2022 01:26 PM (ICgJP)

876 Condolences to the family and friends. We're all poorer as a result.

Posted by: setnaffa at January 20, 2022 01:35 PM (YA5l0)

877 I am so sorry to read this. May God comfort his family in these hours of pain, and may light perpetual shine upon him.

Posted by: SummaMamaT at January 20, 2022 01:39 PM (G/l6G)

878 fuck.

Posted by: Unclefacts at January 20, 2022 01:43 PM (ihUzW)

879 Another lurker, expressing condolences to the family and friends of Oregon Muse. RIP...

Posted by: gdgm+ at January 20, 2022 01:47 PM (HyPy9)

880 Requiescat in pace.

God's grace on those he leaves behind.

Posted by: aelfheld at January 20, 2022 01:51 PM (Zy9Yy)

881 As an ex-Air Force TAC Command Chess champion, I would like to offer my services to provide a weekly Chess thread.

I always enjoyed Oregon Muse's offerings and as he was a neighbor had a many times delayed plan to sit and play a game.
Which I mention as a warning to all; do not put off those opportunities that could be your favored memories.

Posted by: TSgt Ciz at January 20, 2022 01:57 PM (TsIaP)

882 Very sorry to hear this, his blogs were gems. He will be sorely missed for sure.

Posted by: Here in Italy at January 20, 2022 02:39 PM (SeY1z)

883 RIP Oregon Muse..... You WILL be missed....

Posted by: TXMarko at January 20, 2022 02:59 PM (xIUaa)

884 May G-d bless him and keep him close.

Posted by: Flashbazzbo, s.e. at January 20, 2022 03:15 PM (t+tUb)

885 RIP Oregon Muse

Posted by: gingeroni at January 20, 2022 03:31 PM (X7FeU)

886 I comment once in a blue moon, but feel compelled to do so now. Oregon Muse was a cherished part of my daily routine. I loved his wit and his humor. This is a devastating loss. Deep sympathy for his family.

Posted by: Barry Jacobs at January 20, 2022 03:42 PM (K+9xA)

887 Crap!

Posted by: Ron at January 20, 2022 04:12 PM (pOrFv)

888 So sorry to hear of the passing of Oregon Muse and also of RedC1C4; they both "sounded in print" like people I would have liked to know in person.

May God comfort their families and friends.

(And a mention that blog site "TheOtherMcCain" has also noted O.M.'s passing. He was apparently well-regarded not just here at Ace, but all around the blogosphere.)

Posted by: Doo-Dah, Doo-Dah at January 20, 2022 04:18 PM (2hGjA)

889 Didn't OM do an annual delurking thread on the Book Thread? You've out done yourself, OM, with this most unfortunate news. Never seen so many delurkers before. God bless and great job. Look forward to meeting you beyond the Pearly Gates.

Posted by: olddog in mo at January 20, 2022 04:23 PM (ju2Fy)

890 Longtime lurker, just wanted to say I looked forward to reading all of his posts.RIP Oregon Muse. Prayers for comfort to his family and friends.

Posted by: Mick at January 20, 2022 04:24 PM (sVc11)

891 (And a mention that blog site "TheOtherMcCain" has also noted O.M.'s passing. He was apparently well-regarded not just here at Ace, but all around the blogosphere.)

Posted by: Doo-Dah, Doo-Dah at January 20, 2022 04:18
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From that blog...
"We should not be sad that such men have died; rather, we should be grateful that such men lived." (G. Patton)

Posted by: olddog in mo at January 20, 2022 04:28 PM (ju2Fy)

892 I'll miss Oregon Muse and his insight. His library pics always made me want to travel (second favorite hobby) so I could engage in reading (first favorite hobby). What a wonderful life to have positively influenced so many strangers. Thank you, OM. RIP and condolences to your family.

Posted by: Lurker Lou Here for Five Minutes at January 20, 2022 04:41 PM (2cRMA)

893 I just finished reading a wonderful book that I found out about on the Book thread. (Land of the Firebird)
I will be forever grateful for the weekend book thread.

Rest in Peace.

Posted by: John the River at January 20, 2022 04:46 PM (/3goP)

894 I came tonight (using the laptop) because I just discovered that commenter Red...c4 who I knew IRL passed away a bit ago and I wanted to see if I could find his goodbyes. Only to find that OM is gone. Truly, blessings to all of you for all that you do, and to his family who was luckiest of all to have him in person.

Posted by: Roxanne Beckford Hoge at January 20, 2022 02:18 AM (HcUXL)

Roxanne, if you were one of those referred by redc1c4 to Publius' Covid/vax newsletter, please contact him. I want to hear what happened to {{{red}}}

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 20, 2022 05:00 PM (Mzdiz)

895 That is very sad to hear.

Posted by: Maximus at January 20, 2022 05:07 PM (OIiAB)

896 I think this wonderful blogger Oregon Muse once posted this brilliantly acted chess related clip https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ny6DRzHanw

RIP Salute to a very gifted soul.

Posted by: Truth-Seeker at January 20, 2022 05:16 PM (SeGCh)

897 Oh, Damn

Fair Skies, Oregon Muse

McGyver, out

Posted by: McGyver at January 20, 2022 05:32 PM (Iw46i)

898 Good man. Wonderful waking up every Sunday to the Book Thread. You will be missed. RIP.

Posted by: jd at January 20, 2022 05:38 PM (kQAg1)

899 My condolences. I loved reading the book thread. He will be missed.

Posted by: Tejas at January 20, 2022 05:41 PM (i5Rwj)

900 Rest in peace, to my favorite COB. Dang.

Posted by: goodluckduck at January 20, 2022 05:44 PM (pCXlW)

901 Oh, this is so sad. His book thread was wonderful - I looked forward to reading it on Sundays. Prayers of comfort for his family. Rest in Peace, Mr. Muse.

Posted by: NavyMom at January 20, 2022 05:49 PM (EYMQq)

902 "no man is a failure who has friends"

May not have met him but his Book and Chess threads were great. And by the out pouring, the above statement rings true....

Posted by: Deshar at January 20, 2022 06:07 PM (/ZEzl)

903 I really enjoyed and looked forward to all his posts...brought a great deal of class to this joint.

He will be missed.

Posted by: Mudshark at January 20, 2022 06:19 PM (aD7sR)

904 I just saw. I'm devastated, as I know many of you are. Prayers for his family, and for all of us, as we cope with the loss of one of the Lord's finest.

Posted by: April -- dash my lace wigs! at January 20, 2022 06:33 PM (OX9vb)

905 Godspeed, OM. What a wonderful person he was and his contributions to Ace's blog offered so many thoughtful and fun topics. So very sorry and his family will be in my prayers.

Posted by: Russkilitlover at January 20, 2022 06:44 PM (iyVGU)

906 Terrible, terrible news. He touched so many lives.

My deepest condolences to his RL family and the Ace family.

May he rest in peace.

Posted by: Gem at January 20, 2022 07:21 PM (kIHih)

907 Godspeed Oregon Muse, to you and your family.

You made the world a better place, for all of us.

You will be missed.

Posted by: Jimmy Doolittle at January 20, 2022 08:36 PM (b6eZA)

908 RIP Oregon Muse, and prayers to the family! I remember when the gorilla first made his appearance, it was pithy and side splittingly funny. As the gorilla matured he had a lot more to say. Fun to watch the progression!!!!!

Posted by: t-dubya-d at January 20, 2022 09:03 PM (UGun5)

909 Farewell OM. Thanks for all you did for all of us here. May you have peace in the arms of our Savior, Jesus Christ and may He grant comfort and strength to all those you left behind.

Posted by: Lex Talionis at January 20, 2022 09:06 PM (XQ+gX)

910 Godspeed Oregon Muse. My prayers for your loved ones. I always loved your threads, the Book Thread, the Chess Thread, and Gorilla Pundit. There was consistent class, kindness, and unique insight there. You were a fave. God Bless.

Posted by: Quint at January 20, 2022 09:18 PM (P3k8Q)

911 Farewell, OM. Your kindness, wit, and thoughtfulness really established you as the heart of this site. I will really miss you.

Posted by: parsimony at January 20, 2022 09:47 PM (X1xq4)

912 May th e lord open the gates of Eden for him.

Posted by: Carlos Rodriguez at January 20, 2022 10:41 PM (/SvLS)

913 Headed upstairs, I toasted you last night, OM, and I am raising another glass tonight, May the wind be at your back.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at January 20, 2022 10:47 PM (a4EWo)

914 Farewell, O'Muse. I will miss you. Prayers for your family.

Posted by: Golfboy at January 20, 2022 10:47 PM (LuK7m)

915 So saddened by both these fine gentlemen...OM and RedC1. I pray for all of us grieving.

God Bless the Moron Horde. We will have a wonderful party in heaven when this is all over. Especially with such a fine group of "friends in grey boxes", I look forward to the time we are all reunited.

Lord, have mercy; Christ, have mercy; Lord, have mercy.

Posted by: sassy at January 20, 2022 11:00 PM (xSICi)

916 I will miss him for sure. Praying for him, his family, and everyone who loves him.

Posted by: ninjacop at January 20, 2022 11:01 PM (jFuQc)

917 The number of truly good people continues to dwindle. Farewell

Posted by: American at January 20, 2022 11:04 PM (vlHdT)

918 A true gentleman and a great man. He will be missed by myself and countless others. R.I.P.

Posted by: NJRob at January 20, 2022 11:11 PM (Ce7wD)

919 RIP Oregon Muse. Fair winds and following seas.

Posted by: TheOtherJay at January 20, 2022 11:12 PM (gBkq4)

920 Ugh. RIP. I will miss him a lot. Amazing person, amazing content. I had no idea how he did it. No disrespect to Ace, but the Gorilla Pundit was awesome.

Despite being just a name in the byline and in a gray box, this one is a kick in the gut. Condolences to his family and friends.

Posted by: Cranford Pundit at January 20, 2022 11:35 PM (51Z55)

921 I don't really know what to say, I enjoyed all of his gorilla rant posts, something I looked forward to every morning. I never got a chance in my years here to do any back and forth with him. Im saddened he has passed from our lives to the next.

Posted by: mikethemoose at January 20, 2022 11:38 PM (T/vhV)

922 Very sad news that we've lost a great one. I've added Oregon Muse and family to my prayer list.

Posted by: Dennis Keating at January 20, 2022 11:40 PM (1DSCx)

923 Long time reader, first time commenter. This is such sad news. I loved his posts. The world was blessed to have him while he was here. My condolences to his loved ones.

Posted by: Evan at January 21, 2022 12:09 AM (SUzds)

924 This sucks. Death comes for us all. May we be blessed by being mourned by our survivors.

Posted by: Sarah Kramer at January 21, 2022 12:52 AM (Mx072)

925 De-lurking for the first time in years.

:sees Gorilla: "Oh nice, an Oregon Muse post today." No matter how crappy my day may have started, his posts always picked me up.

RIP Oregon Muse.

Ace and the rest of his COBs better stay healthy for God's sake.

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Posted by: Mike at January 21, 2022 01:02 AM (xd8MR)

926 [edited]

Oregon Muse, we'll see you on the other side, brother.

Posted by: Paul Fuller at January 21, 2022 01:55 AM (uMQhv)

927 Dammit. He seemed like such a good soul...

Gonna miss his 'Who Dis' 'contests' - it was interesting looking at old B&W photos of the stars and starlets, and knowing from my experimenting with photography in the '70s how much of a difference just using a different film and photo paper could make. Ilford, as I recall, had a warmer and softer tone, while Kodak products were 'brighter'.

Oregon Muse, you done good. You'll be missed, sir.

Posted by: JLawson at January 21, 2022 02:03 AM (lUCSI)

928 Damn I missed this thread again. I'm deeply sorry to everyone who knew OM personally, for their loss. And my prayers for his family and friends will continue. A one of a kind standout figure, taken way the fuck too soon. Just a tremendous punch to the gut. I usually have words. I have none.

Posted by: ... at January 21, 2022 02:17 AM (jHFX+)

929 Condolences to his family and friends, I enjoyed and appreciated what he posted as everyone else did.

Posted by: Grog at January 21, 2022 07:25 AM (YFj/0)

930 Very sorry to hear this. Been visiting this place for a long time and you get used to seeing the same names, hearing the same voices. It leaves a surprising void when one of them is gone.

As disagreeable as I can be, I really do appreciate the effort you guys put into this day in day out. It's not easy, I know, but for what it's worth it does make a difference.

May God bless OM and all the rest of you.

Posted by: BunnyFooFoo at January 21, 2022 10:07 AM (0Uf+z)

931 Sad to hear this news. Will miss his posts and seeing him on the Moron Horde chess club.

Posted by: cheztrainor at January 21, 2022 10:53 AM (uH9R9)

932 I'm saddened to hear this. May his loved ones be comforted with kindness and hope, as he showed in his generous contributions.

Posted by: venusvelvet at January 21, 2022 11:35 AM (iTwTN)

933 Prayers for peace and comfort for the family.

Posted by: southtexas at January 21, 2022 01:06 PM (TlNv+)

934 God speed Oregon Muse.
The Sunday Book Thread was must read every week. I do not know how many books I have added to my library based on recommendations from it. And the gorillapundit and chess threads were delights, as well. This honestly hit as much as when Rush passed.

Posted by: Dandalo at January 21, 2022 01:11 PM (cLIEd)

935 Terrible news. My condolences to Oregon Muse's family and the Ace of Spades crew.

Posted by: Spartan at January 21, 2022 01:34 PM (xNjxJ)

936 I am so dreadfully sorry to read this. Prayers will be said for Oregon Muses's spirit and the comfort of his familyh and the Ace of Spades Team.

Posted by: Mutnodjmet at January 21, 2022 02:41 PM (sPJyv)

937 RIP Oregon Muse. You created an awesome Chess segment among many great things here. Condolences to your family.

Posted by: Knightbrigade at January 21, 2022 05:54 PM (JixjB)

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