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Memorial Thread

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Memorial Thread

Postby DRiP_Guy » 12/07/09 at 11:00:24

Robert Michael Bennett aka "Hocus" has suggested that there has not been sufficient and proper attention given to the passing of his sidekick, John Walter Russell aka JWR. He further suggests that the posts that have been done were somehow not respectful enough.

What I propose to satisfy Mr. Bennett's urge to keep his departed friend in the eye of the community (should they wish to look) is to perhaps simply reprise some of the posts that referred to JWR, or were authored by JWR prior to his passing.

What better remembrance could one wish than to have their own words brought up anew for review after departing?

I will just provide links, without any editorial comment, so as to not inadvertently run afoul of Mr. Bennett's seemingly hypersensitive (some would say bizarre) view of what constitutes proper respect.

Let us begin:

http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid= ... mendations
Robert Michael "Hocus" Bennett, October 22, 2010: "I have been living off my savings for 10 years"
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Re: Memorial Thread

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Robert Michael "Hocus" Bennett, October 22, 2010: "I have been living off my savings for 10 years"
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Robert Michael "Hocus" Bennett, October 22, 2010: "I have been living off my savings for 10 years"
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Re: Memorial Thread

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Robert Michael "Hocus" Bennett, October 22, 2010: "I have been living off my savings for 10 years"
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Robert Michael "Hocus" Bennett, October 22, 2010: "I have been living off my savings for 10 years"
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Re: Memorial Thread

Postby gw » 02/27/12 at 11:49:03

The last one is my favorite.  Unbelievably entertaining.   How I miss that man....

For some unfathomable reason, this reminds me of an old guy with whom I used to work.  The faculty meetings were at 1 pm and this guy apparently had martinis for lunch.   He'd stand up, tottering, tell all the young whipper-snappers to be quiet and make a long pronouncement.   S..l..o..w..l..y, so that the stone carver could keep up.   Utterly incomprehensible, a bit angry, and never on-topic.  

He did this twice, then friends intervened and he disappeared into rehab, then retirement.

Too bad that hocus doesn't have friends.
Bennett's May '02 post: "I am deeply sorry for falsely criticizing the study"

Read about Rob; google "Narcisstic Personality Disorder".
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