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Re: Soda.RIP.

Postby eric84 » Fri Aug 28, 2015 7:22 pm

I guess he was mostly politics but he was a bit of everything: travel, linguistics, culture.
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Re: Soda.RIP.

Postby pezworld » Fri Aug 28, 2015 7:29 pm

Is anyone in contact with his wife? A former stewbie wanted to pass his condolences.
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Re: Soda.RIP.

Postby Ian_in_DC » Fri Aug 28, 2015 7:45 pm

Soda, you were fun to spar with, but I hope you went peacefully and with no pain. I'm truly sorry you were shortchanged on the remainder of your life. Rest easy, old interwebs "nemesis."
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Re: Soda.RIP.

Postby VinnyD » Fri Aug 28, 2015 8:30 pm

Hi, Ian.

This may not be the most appropriate place to mention it, but you still owe me $10.

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Re: Soda.RIP.

Postby muthafunky » Fri Aug 28, 2015 8:57 pm

Good to see you Ian though I'm sure you won't stay.

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Re: Soda.RIP.

Postby Citizen Baba » Fri Aug 28, 2015 11:00 pm

The Italian sausage is back!

Soda was one of the true characters on here, a favorite target of all regardless of political stripe. He had a deep knowledge of music. I remember the song below being one he talked about: "A teenage Rasputin takes the sting of a gin."




Did he get band?

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Re: Soda.RIP.

Postby RandomThoughts » Fri Aug 28, 2015 11:17 pm

So sad to hear this news. I don't have a lot of specific memories of him except that he was special part of the PS fabric, which now is weakened by his loss.
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Re: Soda.RIP.

Postby Wellpisser » Sat Aug 29, 2015 12:30 am

fuck.

RIP

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Re: Soda.RIP.

Postby avalon_ » Sat Aug 29, 2015 12:43 am

What shocking and sad news. Soda was great fun to interact with. He hadn't been around in a while, but he traveled so much and would pop in here or there. That's all I thought he was doing in his absence.

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Re: Soda.RIP.

Postby judik » Sat Aug 29, 2015 3:28 am

WOW
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Things can change in a heartbeat.or a phone call

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Re: Soda.RIP.

Postby Lulu » Sat Aug 29, 2015 5:09 am

That blows hard.

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Re: Soda.RIP.

Postby Boinkity_Boink » Sat Aug 29, 2015 6:31 am

Very sorry to hear this. I can only barely recall the guy. But nonetheless, it's always sad when someone in the group passes.

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Re: Soda.RIP.

Postby 5waldos » Sat Aug 29, 2015 1:34 pm

I remember him from TT- very sad to hear.

Agree- too many people lost lately. RIP Soda.

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Re: Soda.RIP.

Postby Sonora » Sat Aug 29, 2015 2:23 pm

Awful news. If anyone is in touch with his family, please pass along my condolences as well.

And yes, this, so very much this:

judik wrote:WOW
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Re: Soda.RIP.

Postby birdlite » Sat Aug 29, 2015 3:06 pm

So sad to her this, but knowing Soda just enough, I am sure he'll make the most of the Big Outside.

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Re: Soda.RIP.

Postby avalon_ » Sat Aug 29, 2015 3:37 pm

I found the original wheelie Op. It wasn't in famous dishes. http://www.politicalstew.com/bb/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=71549&p=1380650&hilit=wheelie+traveling+luggage#p1380650

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Re: Soda.RIP.

Postby Undertree » Sat Aug 29, 2015 5:17 pm

It's so sad to hear.
Did you see that?

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Re: Soda.RIP.

Postby BeatRaven » Sat Aug 29, 2015 7:31 pm

We shared a few laughs and a couple of trolls.

Top guy. He really knew how to get under people's skins, and more importantly, how to have fun with it.

Despot theory was classic.

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Re: Soda.RIP.

Postby Allan » Sat Aug 29, 2015 8:32 pm

Sorry to hear this. He got more than he deserved here I think. That's the saddest part of this imo.
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Re: Soda.RIP.

Postby auntie_social » Sat Aug 29, 2015 9:51 pm

I never talked with him a lot, after the old TT days, but so sad to hear. He was a standup guy.
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Re: Soda.RIP.

Postby gnomad » Sun Aug 30, 2015 4:20 am

Another legend bites the dust. Bye Soda, I always liked you and am sad you're gone.

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Postby The Mallard Missie » Sun Aug 30, 2015 6:32 am

Hope I never spammed you too much.

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Re: Soda.RIP.

Postby aero » Sun Aug 30, 2015 2:50 pm

So sorry to hear this. Another original stewbie gone. Soda could always liven things up. My condolences to his family.

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Re: Soda.RIP.

Postby Argonheart_Po » Mon Aug 31, 2015 11:52 am

I always read his posts. We argued for years.

Poor chap.

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Re: Soda.RIP.

Postby korgy » Mon Aug 31, 2015 3:49 pm

he must have REALLY been an original stewbie, because it seems he had established a reputation even before i came on board (just before PS was kicked off LP) and i don't really know much about him. was his username always soda? did he have other names here? i had thought sodelicious was the same poster, but apparently not.

always sad to read about death here.
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Re: Soda.RIP.

Postby strife » Mon Aug 31, 2015 4:13 pm

I'm pretty saddened by his death. We did a lot of bickering here, and I'm especially now not proud of crossing certain lines with him. He was smart and unusual and tenacious.

korgy, he posted as Soda (2.0) and wordofmouth, the latter of which was the name of his company in Finland.
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Re: Soda.RIP.

Postby shunter » Mon Aug 31, 2015 6:58 pm

What did his company do?
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Re: Soda.RIP.

Postby cuchulainn » Mon Aug 31, 2015 9:54 pm

shunter wrote:What did his company do?


http://www.wordofmouth.fi/

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Re: Soda.RIP.

Postby Wilster » Tue Sep 01, 2015 1:13 am

Ouch, Soda gone!? Just saw this, been on the road the last week.

Soda was a bit of an enigma; I'll leave it at that. He did help in coining, "First white man in..." Or at least some formation/transformation of the latter. I always felt Soda had a hell of a lot to offer; LP-TT and PS just always weren't those venues in which to explore what he had to offer. He was serious, sometimes too much so (my projection), and he also seem to cringe at the thought that someone might have beat him in getting to a part of the world he found interest in.

I'll give Soda this much (and of course a lot more), he beat me not so much to where we're going, but from where we're leaving, eventually.

Condolences to his family and friends.

Good to see see Marshall, Allan (Dallan), and Ian...sad it took Soda's demise for that to happen here.
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Re: Soda.RIP.

Postby Steve_in_Exile » Tue Sep 01, 2015 3:02 am

As others have said, Soda had an incredible wealth of travel experience. He was one of the guys who could talk about almost anywhere on the planet. Cooch, thanks for the Word of Mouth link, was just browsing through some of Soda's blog entries there, and had a bit of a smile at one odd place that he had written about recently, a place where he and I have tread on the same ground, the Voodoo Fetish Market in Lome, Togo. That guy had been everywhere.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/travel/news/article.cfm?c_id=7&objectid=11220809

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Re: Soda.RIP.

Postby VinceFoster » Tue Sep 01, 2015 5:14 am

Ugh.

That's a punch to the gut.

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Re: Soda.RIP.

Postby queenrania » Tue Sep 01, 2015 4:08 pm

It is very, very sad indeed. Soda was quite interesting. He stayed in Israel for an extended period of time and even considered living there permanently. Therefore, his criticism of Israel in the days of the LP forum was difficult to understand. Yet, his criticism unlike others was never hateful or vicious. We just disagreed because from my perspective the Israeli actions were based on surviving in a very difficult neighborhood.

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Re: Soda.RIP.

Postby milton » Tue Sep 01, 2015 5:48 pm

Wellpisser wrote:http://www.politicalstew.com/bb/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=78576

viewtopic.php?f=15&t=49547

viewtopic.php?f=15&t=49636


I can't believe so much of that was now 7 years ago. Seriously, if you'd asked me I'd have guessed 3 or 4 at most.
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Re: Soda.RIP.

Postby Allan » Tue Sep 01, 2015 9:44 pm

Wellpisser wrote:http://www.politicalstew.com/bb/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=78576

viewtopic.php?f=15&t=49547

viewtopic.php?f=15&t=49636

That third link - wow. Does this place ever get that level of drama these days or has everyone mellowed?
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Re: Soda.RIP.

Postby Citizen Baba » Tue Sep 01, 2015 9:48 pm

Weren't Soda and Felix close?

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Postby Hattie Nuff » Wed Sep 02, 2015 1:35 am

Happy trails, Soda.

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Postby rider5 » Wed Sep 02, 2015 3:32 pm

Fuck you, cancer.

Soda was one of the few rockstar posters here.

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Re: Soda.RIP.

Postby Bill Barilko » Wed Sep 02, 2015 3:48 pm

Allan wrote:
Wellpisser wrote:http://www.politicalstew.com/bb/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=78576

http://www.politicalstew.com/bb/viewtop ... 15&t=49547

http://www.politicalstew.com/bb/viewtop ... 15&t=49636

That third link - wow. Does this place ever get that level of drama these days or has everyone mellowed?

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Re: Soda.RIP.

Postby Redsales » Wed Sep 02, 2015 4:57 pm

I hope the Styx crossing was a painless one.

Wasn't Soda universally despised around here? Even after he was long gone, the very mention of his name would illicit a few catcalls. I guess death is not only final, but the final reprieve. Even the lamestream liberal media had a few nice things to say about Enoch Powell, Francisco Franco and Jerry Falwell after they embarked to the other side.
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Re: Soda.RIP.

Postby Bill Barilko » Wed Sep 02, 2015 5:46 pm

Redsales wrote:Wasn't Soda universally despised around here?

No not at all.

Redsales wrote:Even after he was long gone, the very mention of his name would illicit a few catcalls. .

Petty jealousy is an unfortunate part of the human condition.
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Re: Soda.RIP.

Postby guruwil » Thu Sep 03, 2015 12:18 pm

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Postby guruwil » Thu Sep 03, 2015 12:57 pm

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Re: Soda.RIP.

Postby shunter » Fri Sep 04, 2015 9:17 pm

You hit that one for 6 (nifty)
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Re: Soda.RIP.

Postby Xerius » Sat Sep 05, 2015 2:45 am

Haven't been on the Stew in a long, long while, other than the occasional brief visit to poke about, but I just saw this and had to post. Very unfortunate news. I always liked Soda, regardless of his clumsy political posturing and latent urge to get into feuds. He always came across as a nice guy in the end to me, and certainly someone that was curious about and appreciated the opportunity in getting to know the world at large. Something I could always relate to, I suppose. RIP.

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Re: Soda.RIP.

Postby muthafunky » Sat Sep 05, 2015 4:27 am

Good to see you xerius

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Re: Soda.RIP.

Postby Wilster » Sat Sep 05, 2015 10:09 am

Xerius wrote:I always liked Soda, regardless of his clumsy political posturing and latent urge to get into feuds. He always came across as a nice guy in the end to me, and certainly someone that was curious about and appreciated the opportunity in getting to know the world at large.


WORD...good synopsis.
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Re: Soda.RIP.

Postby Lost Soul » Sun Sep 06, 2015 5:13 am

I see the mod aborigenes have been active.

I hope they threw a big party for you in Mianus, CT.
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Postby grecian » Sun Sep 06, 2015 7:23 pm

Oh Fucking Dear...

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Re: Soda.RIP.

Postby grecian » Sun Sep 06, 2015 7:24 pm

RIP Soda..

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