Re: [messengers] MCA

Date: 6 Oct 2014 19:49:19 -0000
From: "Mr. White" <dublinmessenger@xxxxxxxxx>

What Fish said...

On 6 October 2014 19:22, stefan vis <fishmeisterasd@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Ok then. Andy duncan has been a messenger for a long time. The history of
> the utrecht bikemessenger co-op has to be told by someone else but he was a
> key figure to holland's only succesful co-op.
> Andy is a scotsman of very high brilliance being one of the few english
> speaking foreigners willing to actually learn dutch. Which is always a
> token of wanting to be involved. He also started a little bike shop helping
> many people to honest bikes and advices. Resulting in people travelling
> from all over to visit andy and buy something or have a coffee.
> Andy has been president of the ifbma. A very unthankful job in the
> messengerworld and I have never heard one person that was happy being it.
> Andy is someone you wanna know and meet. He has done so much for us as a
> messenger and now as an exenger he keeps inspiring us with a completely
> different episode.
> Its absolutely amazing how you can live with the things andy had to endure
> but he turned all of that episode into something extraordinairy positive
> but yet food for thought. And that is due to his outstanding IQ. For the
> ones who have followed it, you know what I am talking about.
> I think its time that andy is getting recognized for his humble appearance
> and inspiration to basically every big life's questions.
> I think I cannot even come close to explaining how valuable this person is
> to anyone. If you need a chainlink or a good deep conversation, of which
> for some reason I never had the pleasure having one personally but I did
> have the pleasure of just being in his presence; it doesnt matter.
> I say had. Because he moved back to scotland.
> I seen him some months ago twice in my neighborhood, by chance.
> I want to be clear that this price should go to andy at this time, not
> because the last few horrifying but yet inspiring and unexpectly crazy turn
> of faithly years; (If that is correct english I like to use it) but rather
> for his steady and humble appearance in the messenger world. Mind you he
> has finished more 24 hour messenger races than anyone else.
> I think we as a collective can write books about this guy. So im gonna stop
> here.
> Fish.
> On Oct 6, 2014 7:44 PM, <alibaer@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > +1
> >
> > i believe we all can't be thankful enough for all the things andy did for
> > our community, but in the recent time he was fighting a different
> struggle.
> > with all the support from the community (i myself feel sorry for having
> > done too little) and the news i got about andy's recovery, i today am
> > confident that andy is gonna win the fight and soon be the selfless
> > contributor for our structures he was before (especially after the
> majority
> > of his fellow scotsmen proved to be as dumb sheep as anywhere else. sorry
> > for that, andy!).
> >
> > i couldn't vote for strom for reasons obvious to him, me and some others
> > (and i'm not familiar with most the other nominated people and their
> > actions), so i don't.
> > but i still would lik to nominate him and i can tell from my experience
> in
> > the past years and even stronger this year, when strom was bursting
> between
> > various commitments, he's working his ass off to spread solidarity and to
> > make the community stronger.
> > he's one of the founding members of basel-based MEO(messenger event
> > organisation) that brings messengers from all companies in basel together
> > and keeps financial pressure from messengers when they organize events.
> > voting for strom also means recognizing the work of everybody involved in
> > MEO.
> > when he registers for an event, he might not turn up, but still is one of
> > the first to pay the registration just to support the people and their
> work
> > at the respective event.
> > and he shares his bed not just with fellow messengers but also with
> > depressive dogs!!
> > so all you who were able to benefit of strom's contributions this year,
> > get your asses up and vote!!!
> >
> > ali
> >
> >
> > Am 2014-10-06 11:38, schrieb AZ:
> >
> >> When nominating people, it would be nice to say WHY you are nominating
> >> said person. Not everybody knows everybody or what they have done.
> >> Please remember, this is not a popularity contest, and it is not a
> >> lifetime achievement award. Of course past accomplishments do factor
> >> in, but really this is in recognition of a person's contribution to
> >> the mess scene in the past year.
> >> Thanks!
> >> --
> >> AZ
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