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Re: RIP cultureshock

Post by Andrea1 » Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:47 pm

Oh no, such sad news. I thought he must be busy with the cave project thing, he was excited about, was hoping that he'd post photos of its progress. I loved his life. He lived life well.

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Re: RIP cultureshock

Post by Lost Soul » Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:05 pm

VinceFoster wrote:damn.

I always pictured a combination of a younger Willie Nelson and Dennis Hopper. I did like his stories and reading his POV.


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Re: RIP cultureshock

Post by Total Reject » Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:40 pm

Cultureshock posted about the Gila and I questioned where he lived one time. Turns out we worked a few blocks from each other in the early 2000's, long before I ever posted on TT. He described his store and I have a distinct memory of walking in there and seeing a guy behind the counter, which I can only assume was him. RIP

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Re: RIP cultureshock

Post by veronica_inheels » Fri Mar 03, 2017 3:12 am

good bye cultureshock. like many, i remember his cave posts.
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Re: RIP cultureshock

Post by Godjira » Fri Mar 03, 2017 3:46 am

Sorry to hear the bad news. I would argue with him sometimes, because I don't like conspiracy type thinking, but he was definitely a good person with a unique perspective
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Re: RIP cultureshock

Post by misanthrope » Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:34 am

The guy beefed a young Daryl Hannah.

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Re: RIP cultureshock

Post by Lulu » Wed Mar 08, 2017 5:19 am

misanthrope wrote:The guy beefed a young Daryl Hannah.


Yes, that's the story I was going to share about him, from back in his bartender days. Gotta respect a man for that.

RIP, I dug him.
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Re: RIP cultureshock

Post by Lost Soul » Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:44 pm

BTW, his name really was Dave.
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Re: RIP cultureshock

Post by Steve_in_Exile » Thu Mar 09, 2017 1:28 am

misanthrope wrote:The guy beefed a young Daryl Hannah


Don't believe everything you read on the internet.

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Re: RIP cultureshock

Post by eric84 » Thu Mar 09, 2017 1:41 am

I remember he said he did reno work for Steve Miller.
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Re: RIP cultureshock

Post by Steve_in_Exile » Thu Mar 09, 2017 2:10 am

He said a lot of stuff, a tiny fraction of which may have been vaguely true.

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Re: RIP cultureshock

Post by polardude1 » Thu Mar 09, 2017 2:13 am

I feel bad for him. It seems like he had rough life
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Re: RIP cultureshock

Post by Lost Soul » Thu Mar 09, 2017 2:50 am

polardude1 wrote:I feel bad for him. It seems like he had rough life

Somebody being busted in the war on marijuana narced him out in return for no prison.

The war on drugs, that you support, is one fucked up policy. You should feel pride.
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Re: RIP cultureshock

Post by cuchulainn » Thu Mar 09, 2017 5:14 am

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Re: RIP cultureshock

Post by Lulu » Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:20 am

Though CS may have believed in theories that lacked validity, I didn't see him as someone who lied about his own life. The Daryl Hannah story rang true to me.

Horrified that people with drug convictions cannot fully join society after doing their time, what a waste of good people.
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Re: RIP cultureshock

Post by Chip_Oatley » Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:32 am

I know quite a few even with felony drug convictions under the stupid mandatory minimum sentencing that have done very well in life--work, love, and all the rest.

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Re: RIP cultureshock

Post by Steve_in_Exile » Fri Mar 10, 2017 2:10 pm

I loved Cultureshock's "No English, No Knife" thread of a few years back...

http://politicalstew.com/bb/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=95543&p=1775233

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Re: RIP cultureshock

Post by Collateral Knowledge » Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:33 pm

Oh crap. I commented on a thread today which I hadn't realised from 2013, about CS finding his dream property. Typical wacky but completely believable CS story. I was very pleased to see him online again. I'm sad now to realise he passed on a few weeks ago.

I really liked how despite various ups and downs in his life CS seemed to have such an optimistic nature and trod completely his own path, following his own curiosities. He was good natured and friendly despite people sometimes mocking his detours into conspiracy theory. Many conspiracy theorists are creepy, but he was just a bit far out, and anyway you couldn't always tell if he was being serious. He wouldn't be here for months and then he would pop up with something about aliens or gold.

I'll imagine him going off into the desert with a spade and a map and the conviction that this time he's going to find 'it'. So I won't say Rest in Peace, but, 'Happy Travels, Cultureshock'.
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Post by Lost Soul » Sat Mar 11, 2017 3:47 am

He found a lot of stuff, like a 400 year old Spanish Conquistador helmet, that he turned into tax-free cash.
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Post by korgy » Sat Mar 11, 2017 3:48 am

wow, there have been so many of these threads about people who have moved on that i didn't even notice till now that this was a new one.

what struck me about cultureshock is how unaggressive he always seemed -- it seemed like he never took the bait from anyone. and his threads were usually entertaining, even if they were conspiracy-laden.

hope he had a good life
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Re: RIP cultureshock

Post by Lost Soul » Sat Mar 11, 2017 3:50 am

He was a good dude, gorky.

Remember how he dropped everything to take care of his mother and father?
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Re: RIP cultureshock

Post by Usher73 » Sat Mar 11, 2017 1:20 pm

I can only say that i will miss him.

He lived a life of complete independence.

I wish he had posted more about his last days.

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Re: RIP cultureshock

Post by Steve_in_Exile » Sat Mar 11, 2017 2:08 pm

Lost Soul wrote:He found a lot of stuff, like a 400 year old Spanish Conquistador helmet, that he turned into tax-free cash.

Did he ever sell the conquistador helmet? Did he ever post a picture of it? Did he really find a conquistador helmet? I have no idea. But yeah, he was a good dude.

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Re: RIP cultureshock

Post by Agent009 » Sat Mar 11, 2017 5:59 pm

This. totally. sucks....
I dare say cultureshock was my favorite poster.
Ive never met a stewbie, but i really really wanted to visit his him in his cave home..... Just one of the things he did that i dreamed of somehow doing.
I was quite sure that he would be the same person id met online, which is truly rare.
From what he expressed here, even if it was waaaay out there, through all his ups and downs, i totally respect what he had made of his life, and how he navigated it.
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Re: RIP cultureshock

Post by RandomThoughts » Sun Mar 12, 2017 6:01 pm

I just saw this - another shocking loss of a one-of-a-kind member of PS. Loved hearing about his unique lifestyle and perspective on the world. Wish he hadn't been gone so long before he went away forever.
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Re: RIP cultureshock

Post by Espina » Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:42 am

RIP. CS was off the grid in so many ways. Somewhat endearing at times and exacerbating at other times. I went to Quartzite a few years ago and snapped a foto of a guy selling books and living out of a trailer. He wasn't CS but he matched my vision of a grizzled CS peddling his wares on a dusty roadside in the middle of nowhere.
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Re: RIP cultureshock

Post by gnd » Sun Apr 02, 2017 4:27 pm

Read all replies.

Very interesting reads, CS...true traveler, and agree represented well the spirit of the boards (this/others).

sorry to hear
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Re: RIP cultureshock

Post by judik » Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:43 am

Sorry to hear that.We did communicate about getting together when I was in Tucson
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Re: RIP cultureshock

Post by cuchulainn » Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:14 am

Hi judik!

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Re: RIP cultureshock

Post by SeamusMcCool » Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:24 pm

Wacky conspiracy theories aside he was one of the good guys. Wish I had the chance to meet him. I have so much respect for a man who lived life on his terms un burdened by monetary and other material concerns.

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Re: RIP cultureshock

Post by equus » Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:20 pm

Damn. I haven't been paying attention much here and missed this. I liked CS. He will certainly be missed. Could we put some of his best threads in Famous Dishes?
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Re: RIP cultureshock

Post by Xerius » Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:22 am

Somehow didn't happen to notice this sticky until now. Seems like I keep stumbling in here after a hiatus to find another long-standing poster has passed on. It's starting to get a bit unsettling.

RIP cultureshock. Not sure if I ever interacted with him much on here (not surprisingly since I tend to be one of the quieter lurkers), but I read plenty of his posts. Seemed a little wacky at times, but an interesting and pretty good, genuine guy.

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Post by muthafunky » Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:32 am

You should lurk less Xerius, you're missed

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Re: RIP cultureshock

Post by Electrolyte » Fri Apr 28, 2017 2:32 am

Sorry to hear this. Didn't know all this about him being off of the grid, etc ... Sounds interesting. RIP.

Lost Soul wrote:The US government ruined his life and future employment opportunities with a chicken shit conviction on marijuana charges, so he was surviving alternatively.

That infuriates me. Almost makes me more upset than to hear that he died. The death is something that may have been unavoidable, but this was deliberate, and perhaps contributed to the death. Very sorry for him. Hate to hear that this can happen to someone.

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Re: RIP cultureshock

Post by Citizen Baba » Fri Apr 28, 2017 1:11 pm

Has anyone verified his death?

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Re: RIP cultureshock

Post by PTravel » Tue May 16, 2017 3:42 am

Wow, I liked him. I only pop in every once and awhile to read posts but it seems like too many of the original LP TTT posters have past on. Very sad. RIP CS.

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Re: RIP cultureshock

Post by flatfoot » Sat May 20, 2017 1:48 pm

Oh, I just read this. So sad, and so you young! 53? My godness.

I liked culch a lot. I loved his flea-market adventures and admired his thoughts about living off the grid. I would have asked him for tips if he had stayed around longer.

Rest in peace, culch.

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Re: RIP cultureshock

Post by davebt » Mon Jun 05, 2017 1:09 pm

Sad. Seems like every time I come here now, another part of the community history has passed on. Two decades now for some of us. So sorry to hear this.

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