Eulogy for Erik "Possum Man" Stewart

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23 Responses to “Eulogy for Erik "Possum Man" Stewart”

  1. kib says:

    Thank you for sharing this, Cory. You talked with my mother today at Mount Pleasant. She told me how amazing the readings were and how she hoped they would be posted. Your piece really humanizes the enormous loss that Erik’s passing has brought. How lucky you are to have spent so much time with him. 

  2. Robbo says:

    I wish I could have been there. Thank you, Cory.

  3. zeppo says:

    A life lived thus is gorgeousness and gorgeousity itself. What a great tribute. I’m sorry for your loss. Thanks, Possum, for the posthumous inspiration.

  4. Ashley Ince says:

    boingboing.net gives me hope for humanity. thank you x

  5. Judas Peckerwood says:

    Wow, what an amazing remembrance. My sincere condolences to all who lost this truly unique individual from their lives.

  6. Thanks Cory. A heartwarming tribute to an obviously great guy – now he’s added a little bit of happiness to my life too.

  7. Jim Nelson says:

    That is a roadmap to a life fully lived. A eulogy of this caliber is the true sign of a person of quality.

    The world is ever so slightly a poorer place…

  8. Toffer99 says:

    I wish I could write as well as this.

  9. maxinthebox says:

    Wow. Probably the most emotional obituary I have ever read… I definitely would have liked Possum and regardless of the temperature at the Serpentine on Friday, I shall indeed wear something inside-out as a mark of respect.

  10. Rickenbacker4001 says:

    I have a Black Ice sweater that I would wear biking. I did not like the beer or the logo, so I always wore it inside out. Now when people ask me, I will say it is for Possum. My heartfelt condolences. I feel happier though after reading the eulogy. Truly Great.

  11. katkins says:

    Thank you.  That was the best remembrance I can remember reading.  I’m sorry for our loss.

  12. pKp says:

    Wow. One of my best friends is exactly like that. I’d go hug him, but he’s probably sleeping.  (it’s 4pm here).

  13. Maj Variola says:

    So, how did he die? 

  14. Dan Bailey says:

    That sounds like a dude that the world needed around a lot longer.  I’m sorry for your loss, Cory.  (And this is one of the best eulogies I’ve ever read.)

  15. Dave O'Heare says:

    Um, ‘scuse me, I seem to have something in my eye…

  16. Vaughn Marlowe says:

    I had never heard of Possum before this. Now I shall never forget him.

  17. mingle says:

    Do you recall what song it was, Cory?

    Thanks for sharing this.

  18. Cory Doctorow says:

    Thank you all for your kind condolences.

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