Subject: Why i support Bartcop
For over five years now i have checked in daily
with Bart. Aside from the laughs, he has pointed me
in the direction of other important sites.
He has recommended movies and tv shows. (I bought a season
of Rescue Me on DVD simply because Bart
said it was worthwhile.) I bought oil stock when Bart
predicted that oil was going to hit $100 barrel.
I now drink high end tequila because of Bart's recommendation.
Bartcop Radio has entertained me on the treadmill
and many long flights. Bartcop has also given me
a sense of community as i feel connected to others
who share my sensibilities.
Oh, and i almost forgot! Poker! Bart turned
me on to the intricacies of the game and got me involved
in on-line poker through Full Tilt.
Of course Bart himself may not even realize the
extent of his influence as we have never spoken
and only passed a handful of email between us.
But the real reason i support Bartcop has to do
with something that happened a few months back.
I was quoting something from Bartcop and instead
of referring to "something i read on line" i said,
"a friend of mine says...." and that's
when it dawned on me. Bart has been a friend for 5+ years.
He is my neighbour who collects my mail while
i'm out of town. He is my co-worker who tells me
he saw something great on tv last night.
He is the guy who i turn to because i respect his opinion.
We would not recognize each other if we came
face to face but that doesn't make my feelings any less.
Whether it is my neighbour, or the co-worker,
or the guy whose opinion i respect, i wouldn't hesitate
to invite them for a drink to show my appreciation.
And similarly, I don't think of my contribution to
BCR as a donation, i think of it as a thank you,
perhaps just a courteous, simple way of saying i
appreciate how you have added to my life.
In my books, a couple of beers a month is just
my way of saying thanks.
jeff in South Carolina
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