A few weeks(months?) back, I was catching up with Matt (Pig) on the phone. One of us (I don’t remember whom) made a comment about his dwindling presence on DuallyScene. Another comment was made about the other users assuming he was probably dead or in jail. We had a little laugh and that was it.
Fast forward to Friday (12/5). I hadn’t heard from Matt in a while and I couldn’t get a hold of him on the phone that day. Our previous conversation came to mind and I thought it would be funny to write a fake obituary about his alleged death and email it to him. That morphed into me thinking it would be funny to post a thread on DuallyScene regarding the same topic. So without much effort or forethought, I whipped one out giving vague details of Matt’s fake death including a memorial service date, and posted it on DuallyScene. I emailed Matt the link thinking he would get a kick out of it and everyone would know I was full of shit and call my bluff, therefore no harm would be done. A cheap laugh for a Friday afternoon.
I didn’t anticipate the reaction the thread got, so quickly. It became very apparent that everyone did not take it as lightly as it was originally intended to be. I think I did a pretty good job of putting out the fire, so-to-speak, by making phone calls and answering the PM’s I received with an explanation of what I had done. I apologize for the misrepresentation.
If you boil it down, it was really meant to be a joke between Matt and I that included our fellow DuallyScene members. Unfortunately, it included you guys in a way I never intended.
Sorry for the confusion.