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TomWopat 06-19-2005 06:24 PM

I originally wasn't going to post because, having not known her outside of a few posts, I felt I would be disrespecting those that had actually knew her in real life.

Then I realized it'd probably more disrespectful if I didn't pay my respects and offer condolences to her and the other woman's(unfortunately I don't know her name) real friends and family.

Tommy 06-19-2005 07:12 PM

A couple of us are on the conference call, I suggest you guys join.

@ 7:45 EST, tonight.
Access code is 58543

RizzleMcIzzle 06-19-2005 07:51 PM

I've been at a loss for words since I first saw this thread. It seems like everything I could've possibly said has already been expressed by so many of you in your posts. I'll try anyway:

I only knew Julie as just another member of BUTM, but then again, to say she was "just another member of BUTM" is certainly an understatement. When she came back in August, it was the best thing that happened to these forums. So many great moments ensued and I was glad to be around during that time. She always brought something great to every thread she posted in.

I'm sorry I never had the chance to meet her, but especially sorry for all of those affected by her loss. My condolences go out to all of you. I believe she was everything you have all said she was and a whole lot more.

I would like to conclude with this great picture from the Paint thread.

"Bow down before the one you serve."

ME!!!! 06-19-2005 07:54 PM

(This is all I can think to say)

Even if it's the only sincere thing I've ever said on this forum, I truly offer my deepest sympathies to their family and friends.

fritter 06-19-2005 10:04 PM

julie was a funny human being, and it makes me sad that someone with a talent to make others laugh has left us, for what greater remedy to sorrow is there? she confirmed my suspicion that girls can be damn funny. i didn't know her outside of this forum, but to those who actually knew her as a person outside of mere electronic means, i offer my sympathy. to her family and to that of her friend sarah, i don't really know what to say. words are so cheap, and life itself is far beyond the limits of what they can contain. my sincerest condolences.


freetibetwpurch 06-19-2005 10:52 PM

I found out this morning, but I'm still in a very strange state. My imagination is too strong for my own good. Damn, if she weren't so confrontational....but that's who she was. Unlike, some people I feel close to this community even if I'm not always around. It's more than a bunch of people with nothing to do. I'm sure anyone who regularly posts on this board would have an instant bond with another on this board. Even though I had just met her she treated me like an old friend. Initially, I saw the loudness and dismissed her as SBJ, but upon closer inspection she was fuckin witty. She even cared about the people she bitched at. I didn't know her that well, but she seemed to be a woman wrought with turmoil. If there is any silver lining, it is the fact that she will no longer have to worry. Today is one of the first days I hope there is something after this.

CptPlanet 06-20-2005 12:01 AM


Originally posted by huond
She had so many quirks and insecurities that she covered with some really great jokes. She was so great.

That was one of the funniest things about her. She would say something like "God I'm fat." and I would tell her that she was a babe, and she would say "Why do you hate me Seth?"

freetibet: I loved it when she turned into a mean loud drunk. It was really fun to listen to her go off on people. Man she had a biting wit after she got a few drinks in her.

Brain Stew: Don't kick your ass too hard about what you said to her in that other thread. It's the internet, people overreact. She knew that as well as anyone.

huond: Thanks for calling her mom. That's about the most difficult thing anyone could ever do. Just reading that post made my heart collapse.

I've never been so certain in my life that someone was destined to be famous, and not just in that abstract "star quality" sense. She had the drive, and she knew people, and she was just devoted almost pathologically to getting out to LA and getting involved in something good. She would have made TV more watchable if she had just gotten a few more years. It's absolutely horrific and unthinkable that something like this happened to someone like her. No one deserved it less than she did.

Also TJ I got your voicemail but I don't really think I'm in the mood to talk to anyone. I think I'm better off just trying to stay as drunk as possible for the moment.

Also I'm thinking about sending a link to this thread to her sister-in-law so that her family will know how much she meant to so many people all over the world, but I'm not sure if that's a good idea or not.

Anyway, thanks to everyone who's posted so far. It's making me feel at least a tiny bit better and I hope it's doing the same for you guys.

Charlie Church 06-20-2005 12:27 AM

I only knew her from these forums and myspace also, and I really don't know what to say. This is very tragic, I really wish I had gotten a chance to know her better. There's no doubt of how great of a person she was and I hope you all are able to cope.

She will always be in my mind.

huond 06-20-2005 12:49 AM


Also I'm thinking about sending a link to this thread to her sister-in-law so that her family will know how much she meant to so many people all over the world, but I'm not sure if that's a good idea or not.
I can't speak for Leah since I don't know her personally, but feel like a sort-of know her since Julie talked about her all the time and really loved them all. I don't know why they wouldn't want to hear nice words about a loved one. I say go for it.

scotch-romanian 06-20-2005 01:38 AM

I won’t go into detail about how torn up I’ve been over this the past 12 hours, but the hackneyed expression “my heart sank into my chest” is something I can finally identify with. That’s exactly what it feels like.

I had the chance to meet Julie (twice), but fucked up the first opportunity and blew off the second. We did have a mutual experience together at the Galifinakis show (or the “Patton show,” as she would have called it), and I got to hear her talk, and laugh (and be funny) during the conference call, as well as trade a few PMs with her once or twice.

This is still incredibly surreal for me, and I won’t even try to bring any closure to this tragedy (or this thread) by saying that she’s gone to a better place, or that she led a great life, etc. This just flat-out sucks. The worst news I’ve ever heard. Ever.

RIP Julie.

And Sarah.

huond 06-20-2005 02:05 AM

I keep feeling so awful for Sarah. I know that only Seth, Sean, and I were the some of the (if not the) only ones here who met her too, but God. I was so worried all night that she was the passenger and when I found out... I wish I knew some more of her friends or something. So awful. I knew Julie a lot better than I did Sarah, but I can't help but feel bad that she is getting relegated to stuff like "And Sarah." I know you didn't mean it like that, Scotch. I'm just saying.

CptPlanet 06-20-2005 02:59 AM

I don't care what people post as long as it's sincere. Both of them being taken on the same night really is too much to think about at once for me. I don't know if I can say anything more without just being redundant, but they were great people.

I emailed Julie's brother with the link to this thread. I hope it makes someone over in San Antonio feel a little bit of comfort. I'm sure their families are going through absolute hell right now and this is really the only thing any of us can do for them.

3v3+Z 06-20-2005 03:18 AM

huond 06-20-2005 03:18 AM

You're right, seth. I'm just upset right now and trying to cope. I've had basically no rest since I heard about this last night. This has been the longest day of my life. The only thing I care about is how their family is dealing with this, honestly. They're going to be missed.

CptPlanet 06-20-2005 03:33 AM


Originally posted by 3v3+Z
That thread reminds me of why Julie was such a blast to talk to. Man that girl knew how to get angry and how to get un-angry just as quick.

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