It is with profound sadness that I inform all of you that John passed away. This was confirmed on Facebook by friends and relatives of his. John had contracted H1N1 and had been hospitalized for many months, only to rally and be sent home. He was improving health wise but very slowly. I am not certain of the exact cause of death but I'm pretty sure it was related to H1N1.
Godspeed dear man. I will miss your bottomless witty and intelligent humour.
My fellow Canucklehead. 😢
Pretending I'm a pleasant person all day is exhausting
-- Posted by saturnboy on 4:56 am on Nov. 13, 2003
At an auction this past Monday I successfully bid on a wingless F-104 Starfighter! I got the idea that the present land speed record of 736 MPH could be beaten if we just chip in our various levels of expertise and convert the F-104 into a roaring rocket car.
I've already painted her, and since the fuselage was covered in bird shit, I thought if I painted a big ass eagle on her it would keep the smaller birds away.....
So, does anyone have a lot of flat property they aren't using? I've written to the Premier of Saskatchewan asking if we could use his province for testing for a few days, but I haven't heard back yet. Also, does anyone have a steering wheel and/or foot pedals? (the Starfighter came with a gutted cockpit)
I've only ever driven 120 MPH so if anyone has driven faster they may want to apply for the position of driver. We will need mechanics also. Does anyone have the "Top Gun" soundtrack on CD? I figure we could work while it was playing.
Thank you for passing along the information Suzi. Thank you Ned for that remembrance of saturnboy's wit. And thank you Jeff for the link to his paintings; I'd forgotten about his skill as a painter (he had shared one on the Ideas forum).
To the many friends saturnboy had on the various incarnations of these forums, my thoughts and well wishes are with you.
From a reminiscence thread on Facebook from 5 years ago (on the 10th anniversary of the Idea Form opening):
"Since it's been 10 years since starting to post as saturnboy, I'd like to come clean - I am not armless, and do not weigh 800+ pounds......... everything else I posted was/is absolutely true though. If I recall correctly. I think."
that is very sad news. my heart goes out to his family. that it should result from a contracted disease, in this modern era, must be especially frustrating and difficult to accept.
he had a unique ability to stay above the fray on the idea forum, always positive, wise and ridiculously funny: land speed record, i laughed till i cried. he was gifted, and we were lucky that he shared with us.
I am deeply saddened by this news. One of the funniest people I ever read. I will always remember saturnboy's exchanges with chrestus on the old forum. John was practically a neighbor up in Alberta, and we corresponded about getting together. I invited him down to my house two years ago, as Truzzi mentioned, to meet up with Truzzi, keltik and me. So sorry that did not happen. We will miss you, s-boy.
Mare: sticksman1...Hey Terry! Thank you so much for sharing! Thanks to The Fossil Fools and all who helped get the show off the ground with a thoroughly enjoyable performance! I'm excitedly awaiting the release of your set after post winds up!
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