October 2nd TONMO event: a Toast to Monty

tonmo

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On Saturday, October 2nd this is the thread where we can toast Monty on what would have been his 43rd birthday. Please mark your calendars and join us for just a few minutes to hoist a glass (and post a pic if you can) in remembrance of one TONMO's dearest.

:monty:
 

sorseress

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Might be kind of nice if those of us whose time zones are relatively close could make it at bout the same time...7 pm West coast= 10pm East coast...nor necessary, of course, but nice. Not possible for the
Europeans or Kiwis, but maybe for the rest of us.
 

nanoteuthis

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I'll certainly represent for the NYC contingent on that date (as I assume Melissa will too). BTW, about a week ago I received a beautiful postal note from Monty's parents thanking me for the sympathy card I sent. Though I never had the privilege of meeting Monty, I remember how gracious he was towards everyone on TONMO, both newcomers and regulars -- his memory will live on in our hearts and minds.
 

sedna

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We're having a party at my house Saturday, we'll all stop to raise a glass. I'll need to get a bottle of Kracken....
 

tonmo

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Per Nora, the official toast will occur @ 6pm PST, 9pm EST. If you can make it at that time, that's great - if not, please post anyway at your convenience. This is the thread to post it in. Thanks very much Valerie for "bringing us there" via computer / laptop.
 

Architeuthoceras

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I will be out in the desert tomorrow night, but at 7pm MDT I will hoist a glass (wish I had some Kraken) in Monty's honor.

To Monty, who's intelligence and thoughtfulness helped us all see more clearly through the eyes of a cephalopod.

Cheers, :glass::monty:
 

tonmo

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Reminder, toasts to Mark at 6pm PST, 9pm EST (about 4 hours, 20 minutes from now). Not knowing what I would be doing at 9pm, I had a toast a bit earlier today, but now I believe I should be around at that time, so I'll post it then.
 

Jean

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Here's to Monty :glass: , remembering all the spirited discussions we've had over the years........RIP Monty
 

tonmo

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CHEERS to Monty.
If I look lonely in this picture, it's because I miss him. Mark was such a great guy, and at an equal level he contributed so much to our community. He's one of those few people who really made the Internet something akin to magic. I'm very glad to have known him, and am forever grateful to his contributions. I look forward to the Mark Montague awards at future TONMOCONs ("the Montys"); it'll be a great opportunity to celebrate who he was and the importance of intellectual honesty when it comes to the pursuit of higher learning about cephalopods.

Thanks again Monty, and cheers!

:cheers: :monty:
 

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CaptFish

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Here's to Monty.




After toasting to Monty we (myself and a few fellow captains) went outside and had a moment of silence for Monty after which I poured his shot into the sea.

 

hallucigenia

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The toast/wake/party thing is going well. There are lots of people here drinking Kraken rum straight from the jug and I'm wearing a knit octopus on my head.

If anyone else posts here, it may or may not be me; hopefully they'll sign their name at the bottom.

--Valerie (hallucigenia)
 

tonmo

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Thanks Valerie! Please, all, feel free to post!

Captain, really good move with the rum, thanks. Thanks for the pics.

Neal and Denise, your pics are very touching, thanks for sharing.
 

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