Remembering Big Joe

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Remembering Big Joe

Postby koimaster » March 3rd 2014, 5:47pm

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Just in case the geeks forgot to post something to the guy they all claimed they loved.
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Re: Remembering Big Joe

Postby conjurer » March 3rd 2014, 6:21pm

As I recall, the Powers That Be at WGs thought Big Joe was a fucking moron, and PM'ed each other how he deserved a kick in the nuts. This about a good guy, a firefighter (which means he had balls of brass) and one of their top fuzzy bunnies.
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Re: Remembering Big Joe

Postby JAS1125 » March 3rd 2014, 6:32pm

conjurer wrote:As I recall, the Powers That Be at WGs thought Big Joe was a fucking moron, and PM'ed each other how he deserved a kick in the nuts. This about a good guy, a firefighter (which means he had balls of brass) and one of their top fuzzy bunnies.



And after the barn door was open, they made him an ambassador, or something like that.
Classy of him to accept it and stay on......I sure as hell wouldn't have
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Re: Remembering Big Joe

Postby TemerityB » March 3rd 2014, 9:51pm

JAS1125 wrote:
conjurer wrote:As I recall, the Powers That Be at WGs thought Big Joe was a fucking moron, and PM'ed each other how he deserved a kick in the nuts. This about a good guy, a firefighter (which means he had balls of brass) and one of their top fuzzy bunnies.



And after the barn door was open, they made him an ambassador, or something like that.
Classy of him to accept it and stay on......I sure as hell wouldn't have


Agreed. Joe shoulda fucking pimp-slapped those assholes, because was was twice the man those hucksters will ever be.
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Re: Remembering Big Joe

Postby svaglic » March 3rd 2014, 10:11pm

conjurer wrote:As I recall, the Powers That Be at WGs thought Big Joe was a fucking moron, and PM'ed each other how he deserved a kick in the nuts. This about a good guy, a firefighter (which means he had balls of brass) and one of their top fuzzy bunnies.


They were jealous of him. He lived the life of a hero, that they could only read about. He had a lot of peoples respect, he earned an honest living that provided well for his family. His honest reality was their fantasy.
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Re: Remembering Big Joe

Postby ChronoMATT » March 3rd 2014, 10:29pm

I need to be straightened-out here, but first want to state he following comment is outside of Big Joe's brave work as a fire fighter that made him more of a hero than I could ever aspire to be. In my mind, most peace officers, fire fighters and in-country military ride the apex of heroism to me.

Back in the day when I had Geek Fever and was an active member of WGs, even I thought Big Joe was overboard and a bit wack-o. Despite seemingly being a kind gent, he certainly appeared to be the architype WatchGeek that justifiably gets reamed here. He was the definition of the forum's namesake.

Why do most here have such a soft spot for him and his ultimate Geekdom? I'm sincere in requesting schooling on the matter.
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Re: Remembering Big Joe

Postby abduksion » March 3rd 2014, 10:54pm

Hard to believe its been two years since he passed away.
I've never felt like I truly belonged here and I believe it's time I move on.
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Re: Remembering Big Joe

Postby conjurer » March 3rd 2014, 11:16pm

ChronoMATT wrote:I need to be straightened-out here, but first want to state he following comment is outside of Big Joe's brave work as a fire fighter that made him more of a hero than I could ever aspire to be. In my mind, most peace officers, fire fighters and in-country military ride the apex of heroism to me.

Back in the day when I had Geek Fever and was an active member of WGs, even I thought Big Joe was overboard and a bit wack-o. Despite seemingly being a kind gent, he certainly appeared to be the architype WatchGeek that justifiably gets reamed here. He was the definition of the forum's namesake.

Why do most here have such a soft spot for him and his ultimate Geekdom? I'm sincere in requesting schooling on the matter.


An honest question, Matt; I can't speak for anybody else, but to me, a guy who runs into a burning building is somebody to be respected for his courage and selflessness. As you so perfectly point out, they ride the apex of heroism. A guy like that can be, outside of his job, a total boor, a prick who kicks puppies, a drunken lout, somebody who dresses like a hayseed, a watch geek, whatever--it still doesn't detract from his service, probably for chump change. As Sovie points out in his perceptive post above, he was the Real Thing, and the jerkoffs who run WGs couldn't compete.
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Re: Remembering Big Joe

Postby Horse Feathers » March 3rd 2014, 11:27pm

conjurer wrote:
ChronoMATT wrote:I need to be straightened-out here, but first want to state he following comment is outside of Big Joe's brave work as a fire fighter that made him more of a hero than I could ever aspire to be. In my mind, most peace officers, fire fighters and in-country military ride the apex of heroism to me.

Back in the day when I had Geek Fever and was an active member of WGs, even I thought Big Joe was overboard and a bit wack-o. Despite seemingly being a kind gent, he certainly appeared to be the architype WatchGeek that justifiably gets reamed here. He was the definition of the forum's namesake.

Why do most here have such a soft spot for him and his ultimate Geekdom? I'm sincere in requesting schooling on the matter.


An honest question, Matt; I can't speak for anybody else, but to me, a guy who runs into a burning building is somebody to be respected for his courage and selflessness. As you so perfectly point out, they ride the apex of heroism. A guy like that can be, outside of his job, a total boor, a prick who kicks puppies, a drunken lout, somebody who dresses like a hayseed, a watch geek, whatever--it still doesn't detract from his service, probably for chump change. As Sovie points out in his perceptive post above, he was the Real Thing, and the jerkoffs who run WGs couldn't compete.


Well stated, just to add that people (being kind here) like Skelton and Davis interpret politeness as weakness (it's a trait that is foreign to them and as con men they equate that to being a mark). Cant imagine either heading towards a fire to help others, they would be knocking over women and children to save their miserable asses
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Re: Remembering Big Joe

Postby JAS1125 » March 4th 2014, 6:35am

Horse Feathers wrote:Cant imagine either heading towards a fire to help others, they would be knocking over women and children to save their miserable asses


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Re: Remembering Big Joe

Postby BigCheez » March 4th 2014, 7:42am

Big Joe was certainly in the pantheon of fuzzy bunnies and he slurped every bit of koolaid he was offered, but he NEVER had anything but a kind word for others, at least that I ever saw.

Virtually every other ubergeek has the side effect of also being a raging douchebag in addition to their near-criminal naivete.

RIP Big Joe.
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Re: Remembering Big Joe

Postby Falstaff » March 4th 2014, 8:02am

BigCheez wrote:Big Joe was certainly in the pantheon of fuzzy bunnies and he slurped every bit of koolaid he was offered, but he NEVER had anything but a kind word for others, at least that I ever saw.

Virtually every other ubergeek has the side effect of also being a raging douchebag in addition to their near-criminal naivete.

RIP Big Joe.



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Re: Remembering Big Joe

Postby koimaster » March 4th 2014, 9:17am

He was the guy who organized gatherings in his area. Funny thing is he owned some very high watches such as a Corum bridge and others in that price range. I think as his disabilities took their toll on him, the geeks became a way for him to communicate with others.

He called a group of us once and called me after I exposed what the bunny overlords at the time said about him. He thanked me for it and let me know that he was going to stay because many of the lemmings had reached out to him.
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Re: Remembering Big Joe

Postby kevco » March 4th 2014, 9:21am

I joined WG's in 2009 right about the time Joe was reaching his Zenith. I must say it is disheartening for me to read the ugly things some of the mods wrote about him. And some call us haters...
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Remembering Big Joe

Postby koimaster » March 27th 2015, 9:52am

Big Joe was never a formal member of Watchlords but he did contact several of us from time to time including phone calls. He lurked at the forum and used to email me about jokes and comments made here. He may have purchased a lot of junk from tv, but he also owned Corums, Rolex, Omega and a few other high end watches. He was not the fuzzy bunny he was called by a former tv shill.

Some other members here have also met or been contacted by Joe and as such and for his contribution to helping people at the cost of his own health and ultimately his death at the 9/11 site, I think he should be remembered. No one else does.
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Re: Remembering Big Joe

Postby ocean » March 27th 2015, 7:38pm

Man it's been that long? Did get to exchange some email information with Joe. Joe knew what he was buying when we talked. Unbelievable how they treated members there.
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Re: Remembering Big Joe

Postby koimaster » March 2nd 2017, 9:50am

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Re: Remembering Big Joe

Postby eddiea » March 2nd 2017, 6:00pm

I'm sure Big Joe was a nice guy , never knew the dude , it looks from here he was the quintessential geek and his taste in watches suck accordingly, along with his long term kool-aid drinking association with that now death forum not missing him but, RIP nonetheless....
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Re: Remembering Big Joe

Postby koimaster » March 2nd 2017, 9:53pm

eddiea wrote:I'm sure Big Joe was a nice guy , never knew the dude , it looks from here he was the quintessential geek and his taste in watches suck accordingly, along with his long term kool-aid drinking association with that now death forum not missing him but, RIP nonetheless....


He was a good guy. Geeks was about all he had after 9/11 where many of his friends died and he became disabled from the poison in the air and debris.


He owned many top of the line watches including a corum bridge, jlc, several rolex as well as a PP nautilus. His were rwal not replicas like those of cali kid and horsetrack.
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