I think it best that we commemorate the passing of Evan's pseudonym, Ben Q. Rock, in an appropriate way. To that end, I have taken part of the funeral eulogy for Stanley Kubrick and inserted Ben's name where appropriate:
"Uncompromising. Meticulous. Control freak. Reclusive. These were all words that were attached to Ben Q. Rock throughout his life. But they were also words that described a man who changed the rules of blogging. BenQ merged the artistic blog with the commercial, melding his stark independent vision with the coffers of Orlando in a way that no other blogging genius -- not even Kelly Dwyer -- has managed to accomplish and may never succeed at doing again.
The death of Rock came as a shock to me. His legacy -- the many blog posts that he created (including the forthcoming "A statistical analysis of the feelings of OPP members about Rashard Lewis' facial hair") -- impacted me personally and made me see blogging in a completely different way. In 2010, I saw my first Rock blog, “A few words about discipline,” and discovered that blogging was more than just a medium that entertained. As I became engrossed with the moral disintegration of the Orlando Pinstriped Post, as I watched raw members turn into seasoned veterans without remorse or morality, I realized that blogging had the ability to transcend mere storytelling and become an unforgettable visceral and visual experience."
Anyway, that's all I have time for. I look forward to your contributions to this, the passing of one of our greatest contributors. Anything works-eulogies, poems, dirty limericks, songs. Let's make it happen people!