|The shirt I got from Bartcop.com|
This is what greeted me when I got online this morning and went to Bartcop.com, my all-time favorite blog:
We are deeply saddened to report the passing of Bart on the morning of March 5, 2014. He died peacefully due to his flu, pneumonia and his Leukemia. His last word is below as well as opportunities to communicate what he and his Tequila Tree House have meant to you over the years.
As we grieve the loss and celebrate Bart's life we will consider our options for the future of the page in the days ahead. Send us your thoughts.
Donations to help Mrs. Bart cover Bart's medical expenses are greatly appreciated.
I’m very, very sad about this.
Bartcop was one of the first sites that I stumbled across years ago when I first started spending time online. I found his honesty and bluntness wonderful and refreshing and almost immediately became addicted to his site. Dubya was smelling up the Oval Office and ruining the world at the time and I found it cathartic and comforting to read Bart’s no-holds-barred, well-deserved attacks on Bush, Cheney et al. My first bookmark was probably Bartcop.com.
I didn’t always agree with him – especially on gun control – and I didn’t share his fondness for Shirley Manson or gambling but this was all part of what made Bart Bart so I always scrolled from top to bottom no matter what. His many short posts, images and links were perfect for someone with a short attention span like me. Later, when he started featuring special pages like ‘Mystery Celebrity,” “Mystery Car” and “Don’t Look Down,” I clicked every time and e-mailed my guesses when I had ‘em.
I just knew that he was smart, funny and cool and he made the Internet better.
Rest in peace, Mr. Coppage. Although we never met, I will miss you tremendously.
|A shot of Chicano for Bartcop|