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Bad news - RIP Les "Radish" Norton
Sat Sep 13, 2014 7:05 am
  • Just got a call from Darlene. It is my sad duty to inform everyone that Les passed away this morning. Sorry, no details.
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Re: Bad News
Sat Sep 13, 2014 7:05 am
  • Wtf!!!!!!!!!!
    Omg im in shock....


    R.I.P :les:
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Re: Bad News
Sat Sep 13, 2014 7:08 am
  • :( RIP Les.
    Last edited by MizzouHawkGal on Sat Sep 13, 2014 7:10 am, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: Bad News
Sat Sep 13, 2014 7:09 am
  • RIP my man.
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Re: Bad News
Sat Sep 13, 2014 7:10 am
  • Well, damn. It happens to everyone eventually, and is just as hard to hear about every time anyway. The 12s community will be a little bit emptier now. Godspeed, Radish! :les:
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Re: Bad News
Sat Sep 13, 2014 7:16 am
  • This sucks. Radish was friendly and welcoming to everyone on this site. He devoted so much time to helping make this community what it is today, and we should all be grateful. There's another 12 looking down on us now from above. I will miss him.
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Re: Bad News
Sat Sep 13, 2014 7:17 am
  • That sucks. Thoughts to his wife, he will be missed.
    :les:
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Re: Bad News
Sat Sep 13, 2014 7:18 am
  • Damn, that sucks. I had my disagreements with Les over the years but I always respected him and I'd like to think he respected me back. At least he got to see the Seahawks win a Super Bowl.

    Godspeed, Les.

    :les:
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Re: Bad News
Sat Sep 13, 2014 7:21 am
  • Oh my goodness

    I clicked the title thinking it was something Seahawk related. But then real life stepped in to put everything in perpective.

    Oh my goodness. Oh my goodness.

    When you hear anything else, please please please let the community know so that individuals can send flowers, or something, anything to show our support.
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Re: Bad News
Sat Sep 13, 2014 7:22 am
  • Wow this is a shock..RIP Radish :les:
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Re: Bad News
Sat Sep 13, 2014 7:24 am
  • Riley12 wrote:Oh my goodness

    I clicked the title thinking it was something Seahawk related. But then real life stepped in to put everything in perpective.

    Oh my goodness. Oh my goodness.

    When you hear anything else, please please please let the community know so that individuals can send flowers, or something, anything to show our support.



    That was my reaction too. An oh, who's hurt now?

    And then this. Ugh. Saddening in the extreme.
    Last edited by Sarlacc83 on Sat Sep 13, 2014 7:25 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Bad News
Sat Sep 13, 2014 7:24 am
  • Rest in peace, brother.
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Re: Bad News
Sat Sep 13, 2014 7:25 am
  • Terrible News, heavy Heart this morning...... :(
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Re: Bad News
Sat Sep 13, 2014 7:26 am
  • My thoughts and prayers are with Darlene and Radish's whole family. What a loss for this community! First PM I ever received was from Les, but it wasn't disciplinary - it was just to carry on a private conversation in more detail than was appropriate on the board. He added so much spice and flavor to life here and will be missed.
    Last edited by Ad Hawk on Sat Sep 13, 2014 7:26 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Bad News
Sat Sep 13, 2014 7:26 am
  • That is sad news. My thoughts are with his family. RIP Les
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Re: Bad News
Sat Sep 13, 2014 7:26 am
  • Les was a great friend to me, and many of us. Very sad news.
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Re: Bad News
Sat Sep 13, 2014 7:31 am
  • This place won't be the same without him. :(

    Rest in peace, Les.
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Re: Bad News
Sat Sep 13, 2014 7:32 am
  • Wow....R.I.P, speechless...

    Always will be remembered :les:
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Re: Bad News
Sat Sep 13, 2014 7:33 am
  • I am very sad to hear this. I am grateful the man was able to witness his favorite team's finest moment. Truly a sad day.
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Re: Bad News
Sat Sep 13, 2014 7:38 am
  • Thoughts and prayers to the Norton family. Known Les through the internet back to 2000 on first Seahawks message board I believe seahawk2k made. Then here at .NET a year later. Talked a lot about VWs with him. Had fun bitching about some posters while helping be a mod with him a few years back on here LOL! AWESOME man! 12th man flag is at half staff today. :les:
    Last edited by depecheSeahawk on Sat Sep 13, 2014 7:42 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Bad News
Sat Sep 13, 2014 7:38 am
  • I can only echo what has already been said sad sad day. My thoughts and prayers are out to his family.
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Re: Bad News
Sat Sep 13, 2014 7:39 am
  • Les was one of my first friends on this board. I'm surely going to miss my ol' friend.

    RIP, Pithy Radish!

    Regards to Darlene.
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Re: Bad News
Sat Sep 13, 2014 7:40 am
  • Man, am I sorry...

    My heartfelt condolences to Darlene, and their family, and the .net community.

    Godspeed, Les. Travel well, you will be missed.
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Re: Bad News
Sat Sep 13, 2014 7:40 am
  • Well thats sad. As a lurker 99% on this site i can say i always loved reading his posts. He was a cool cat. Godspeed
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Re: Bad News
Sat Sep 13, 2014 7:44 am
  • He was one of the few people here who actually took the time to be nice with this lurker. I've never thought to feel so sad about somebody I've never knew in person, he was that special. Very sad news.
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Re: Bad News
Sat Sep 13, 2014 7:45 am
  • Wow. I, like others, was not expecting to read that Les is gone. Truly a sad day for his family, and his extended family here on .Net. I extend my condolences to his family, and will think of the joy he brought to us all. R.I.P. Radish.
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Re: Bad News
Sat Sep 13, 2014 7:46 am
  • :cry:

    I'll miss you Les.
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Re: Bad News
Sat Sep 13, 2014 7:50 am
  • The world just lost a jewel. My heart is heavy right now. Les and Darlene were two of the nicest people I have ever met. I really hope she is OK right now. I just had a PM from Les the other day. Shocking is the word. He told me they were doing a bit better health wise. I can't type anymore right now. I am very, very sad. Seriously.
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Re: Bad News
Sat Sep 13, 2014 7:55 am
  • I always thought of Les as kind of a Grumpy OId Man, but he was OUR grumpy old man dang it! This hit me like a ton of bricks this morning.....RIP Les, you'll be missed.

    On a side note, I fully expect PM usage to drop over 10% without Les telling newbies to "Check their PM's" :(
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Re: Bad News
Sat Sep 13, 2014 7:57 am
  • I have always wanted to meet Les face to face but never made it happen. I'm so sorry I didn't make a better effort.

    God bless Les and his family.
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Re: Bad News
Sat Sep 13, 2014 7:57 am
  • Ad Hawk wrote:First PM I ever received was from Les, but it wasn't disciplinary - it was just to carry on a private conversation in more detail than was appropriate on the board.


    I know!

    I think I PM'd with PithyRadish more than I ever posted on the actual board - carrying on a point he or I had made.
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Re: Bad News
Sat Sep 13, 2014 8:10 am
  • Shocked. Can't be replaced.
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Re: Bad News
Sat Sep 13, 2014 8:13 am
  • :les:

    We'll miss you, bud.
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Re: Bad News
Sat Sep 13, 2014 8:15 am
  • I imagine he's sharing a pitcher of kickapoo juice with Chienhill now.
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Re: Bad News
Sat Sep 13, 2014 8:16 am
  • Wow this is very sad. RIP Les.
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Re: Bad News
Sat Sep 13, 2014 8:19 am
  • Very sad news. Les was all that was good about sports message boards. He will be missed...
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Re: Bad News
Sat Sep 13, 2014 8:19 am
  • No way. This is a sad day. Les was a friend to a lot of us here. Terrible news .

    I am feel horrible about this. Find peace my friend.
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Re: Bad News
Sat Sep 13, 2014 8:24 am
  • I feel like Les deserves a more respectful topic title, if only because people don't know what they're clicking on right now.

    Maybe a RIP or In remembrance
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Re: Bad News
Sat Sep 13, 2014 8:27 am
  • I am so very glad our beloved Seahawks won one while Les got the chance to see it happen. You will be missed Radish!
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Re: Bad News
Sat Sep 13, 2014 8:29 am
  • This is very sad. He made a strong return from heart failure and I didn't see this coming.

    I will never forget all the times he told me to check my PMs, thinking I went over the line only to find out he wanted to talk cars.

    RIP Les. You were certainly one of the larger figures on this board for as long as I can remember.
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Re: Bad News
Sat Sep 13, 2014 8:30 am
  • We'll miss you Radish. There should be a .Net Ring of Honor. He'd certainly be a 1st ballot in my opinion.
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Re: Bad News
Sat Sep 13, 2014 8:30 am
  • He was quite a good guy. Very nice, sent me PMs just to chat and not to yell at me for being a jerk, which I thought was cool.

    I know that I didn't know him nearly as well as many of you, but this is an extremely sad thing to wake up to. I wish his family and friends the very best at this time.
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Re: Bad News
Sat Sep 13, 2014 8:31 am
  • rightbench wrote:......There should be a .Net Ring of Honor. He'd certainly be a 1st ballot in my opinion.

    :th2thumbs:
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Re: Bad News
Sat Sep 13, 2014 8:31 am
  • My thoughts are with his family. He was a decent dude and the first from .Net to reach out to me and make me feel welcomed.

    Cali check your PMs top of the page where it says new message.

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Re: Bad News
Sat Sep 13, 2014 8:32 am
  • WOW Though!! He got to see the Seahawks win a Championship!! A small ray of light but a ray none the less. :)
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Re: Bad News
Sat Sep 13, 2014 8:35 am
  • Rest in peace Les. My condolences to his family. Great hawks fan. Great person.
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Re: Bad News
Sat Sep 13, 2014 8:37 am
  • Wow, it's been a 2 day stretch of harsh realities and here comes another, damn!

    R.I.P. Les, you'll be missed.
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Re: Bad News
Sat Sep 13, 2014 8:39 am
  • I appologize if I didn't title this thread correctly. I was in total shock, but honored as I was the one called and asked to break the news. I don't know about the rest of you, but, at 6pm tonight, I am gonna raise a favorite beverage, look up, and say happy trails my friend.
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Re: Bad News
Sat Sep 13, 2014 8:40 am
  • Holy... Man... :/. I'm speechless....

    Gonna miss you, Les, you were one good dude. RIP.
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Re: Bad News
Sat Sep 13, 2014 8:40 am
  • Oh man. Wow. This is a swift kick to the gut.

    I grew close to him in a way that's real. The type of friendship that involved annoyance and friendly banter. So close, we were comfortable calling each other out on our BS. Not in a mean way, germane to message boards, but in a way that can only come from true care and admiration.

    Since 2000 or so he was my friend, combatant, confidant, and compass. Even during times where I was nuisance on the board, him and I kept that outside of out of our friendship. His and my wife knew the other through our banter and squabbles here. He wasn't a phony Internet friend to us, he was a real friend to all of us.

    This is absolutely horrible. It's just, wow.
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