Originally Posted By desertmoon:
Derek is awesome. The thing you have to understand is...he's Derek. He is who he is. He's actually excellent at arguing on things like radio and such....but in printed media, most particularly on an internet discussion forum he can come off as crass....and that's not necessarily what he's trying to be.
Does he always do things the way I would do them, necessarily? No...but he's done right by me even when we've disagreed on some things. He's pulled my ass out of the fire once, too.....and I hardly knew him at the time. So, despite the rough edges....I am very glad to call him a friend.