Perhaps because of, or rather in spite of, His physical, Sexual, allure, the Beauty of his Mind, and the Respect, though HONEST Aggressiveness, that he pursued with his beliefs, and perceptions, were more Sincere than most Anyone I've interacted with before!
With all of his Human "weaknesses", Dreu was a Guy that Earned my Utmost Admiration and Respect! And, given my own foibles, and perspectives, in all Humility, that's not an easy thing to do!
WISDOM is the Knowledge you've gained ... After you could have used it! _Me
It was the greeks that had the whole body mind soul thing happening a few thousand years ago. I guess they meant it...LOL
And Both the Thanos boys were OBSESSED with this greek pop star... I am told it's rather common in gay greek men and young women. I just thought it would be nice to actually hear his native language in a thread about him. He loved this song and this singer.I have no idea what the lyrics are, what they mean in greek. If anyone can understand greek, I would really like to know the translation
I did not know him well. I understood that he was a correspondent for some media organization, and that he was obliged occasionally to travel to the Middle East for this.
A few people here didn't like him very much. He was very passionate about things, especially his Muslim religion, which he was frequently defending in posts. I could never understand why he clung so faithfully to a religion that hated him so much. But, that was Andreus.
He once told me that one of my posts here (a commentary on GWB's understanding of democracy in Iraq) was the most insightful post he had ever read on JUB. I will always love him for that.
I can't imagine that he wouldn't have like you Huntneo.
T-Rexx... One thing about the guy.. he never complimented people unless he meant it. You write very carefully and express ideas well. That alone would have attracted him. Yeah he got caught up in the media thing. It happens. We considered it a great loss when he gave up his tenure to go do that. He liked the thrill of chasing a picture. Interestingly enough, the photography was not really his main source of academic interest. His degrees were in languages. He was a translator by trade. His specialty was converting Arabic, three dialects, into modern French. He had opportunities to become wealthy once the Gov't got hungry for Arabic translators, but he refused to work for them.
There was another guy from the south that he really liked, but his brother and his health sort of took that away.
The people he slept with were all very different. He rarely made a romantic choice that I understood much less agreed with. He was fond of telling all of us ... well he just told us to fuck off if we meddled, so we didn't. Never get between a greek man and his passion.
When did he died?
was it before November 2007 ?
NEVER LISTEN TO A ONE SIDED STORY AND JUDGE.
I am not the only Jubber who realised this; but most of them have long since moved on, so I doubt that anyone will support my view in this thread.
Seen Santy Claus yet this year?
How about the tooth fairy?
Sad and pathetic, to have to admit that you are one of these people that carries on like a loon for fun, but you stand in line.
Bullshit, fantasy, and more bullshit,
You've just given yourself away yet again 'Andreus'/'Mitri'/'BostonPirate'/'Whatever'.
You're the one who has been playing a sick game here for many years.
Why not simply put me on ignore and then feel free to carry on with your pathetic twisted little fantasy life unchallenged.
It's strange. Utterly bizarro, and I will do exactly as I please, just as it's obvious you will do your own sick thing. You weren't even here. dec 2010?
As if you could really know.
Sick buddy, real sick. You need help. Oh look. It's your intellectual pal... Telstra.
Unless it happens to be smack about someone you care about. Then it's not happening, and the bullshit if being called for once and all. What a strange and bizarre world to live in.
Two internet trolls having fun on a wednseday morning.
You know nothing of friendship, Pal.
You both need to go outside more often.
Thanks for the translation, buddy. That would be something that he would probably have romanticized about.
I went through this period where I thought I saw him walking the streets on occasion, but after about six months, that passed.
I must say that it's rather unseemly to suggest that a dead person was a fabrication and a fake brother and fake followers online without some fairly substantial evidence.
"Similarity of posting style" counts only as proof of the greatest cynicism or paranoia on the part of observers who've not thought things through.
I am certain for example that my posting style would greatly resemble that of my brother if he had both taught me English and shown me how to post on an online forum he introduced me to, and who was my mentor, and whose example and temperament I was bound to follow by the nature of our relationship as brothers.
A few weeks ago, my signature read "One need not be naive to be open-minded," but it could also have read "One need not be cynical to be worldly."
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That is something that only I would know if I had read his work. When you posted a link to that blog, it was how I knew it was really his. He does that all through the blog.
I think if anyone goes back and looks at the stuff they will see it.
People look at a set of things, and through THEIR experience, they judge the situation. The very guy that says that Drew and Mitri are the same person and me as well... as if I haven't made a complete ass of myself stinking drunk on occasion on jub, BTW, a thing he also would never have done.... but the guy that makes the accusation, by Telstra's admission, is the one deleting and coming back under different names.
So I have no idea.
Ah Andreus, still controversial and beloved after all this time. I miss him. RIP.
One thing I never knew was how to pronounce his name. I always said "Ahn-dray-us" but I know others said "An-drews".
I didn't know him, but he sounds fascinating.
From what I've read thus far of you guys' accounts of him, he sounds like one of those tragic stories along the lines of Joey Steffano. Outwardly appears as he has life by the balls and has it all, while suffering from all kinds of inner demons people would find hard to believe.
I try to remember guys like Joey when I catch myself looking with contempt at guys who I'm jealous of, when I think they have it all. Life isn't always greener in their shoes.
It wasn't that he couldn't make the sound, it just sounded a bit lispy. He was paranoid about sounding "gay" so he generally left them off when speaking. If I had to write out how he pronounced his name it would be something like n- DRE-u.
His nickname was pronounced DRE-u, and many people mistook that to be Drew in Boston when they heard it spoken quickly. He himself used Drew when he was writing to people that weren't close to him. He wrote Dreu when he was comfortable with people knowing his ethic heritage... usually his friends in emails and things like that.
I miss him too.
Surely an Internet search should bring up something besides facebook or blogs - that anyone can fake.
Or someone in this thread could provide links from the University, Boston AIDS organizations, or maybe something from Zografou, Greece along the line of an obituary, a memorial, or even articles about the brother’s arson case.
With the full name, Andreas Thanos, it really shouldn’t be too difficult to prove the man’s existence and/or demise, and put the matter to rest permanently.
BTW, @ Telstra, it seemed like everyone in Dreu’s ‘real’ life had anger issues. The ‘boyfriend’, Kahill, was temporarily banned a few times before he was banned form this site permanently.
The truth is that he was a normal flawed human with failings who came online to try to figure things out. He used the religion thing as an excuse but I believe that the effects of his life and his health took his looks away, and without that, he couldn't exist.
For me, the question I have is... Did he fast and refuse medication for religion, or because he was just done... because he was losing his looks. The last few times I spoke to him, he was preoccupied with looking "hideous" due to surgeries and weight loss. Another quaint little reality that people will have to deal with is that he always lied about his age. He always took five years off of his age when asked how old he was.
That is MY inner turmoil with him and what he did those last months.
I read this witch hunt stuff in Hot topics often, and frankly, it's why I avoid the HT forum at times. There are so many threads full of you're really this person and all that. This person is a sock puppet and that person is a troll... it seems to be a forum obsession. It seems kind of petty and useless. How obsessed do you have to be with this forum to want to track people five to six years later?
It's unhealthy just to have that level of obsession with online interactions. To think about this stuff for years, and to mentally track it when the person is basically a stranger in another part of the country or world ? It seems like a creepy online obsession
Just yesterday Seghers deleted his profile and already people are saying he deleted in the past and will come back. I think people are used to reading certain dynamics within the forum, and when people occupy certain roles, they take on the last person's mantle so to speak, in the group dynamic. Then there are suspicions of that person being the last when really they are probably just similar people
There are plenty of reasons why we all hide our real names here, I would imagine most of them revolve around the fact that employers use the internet to check up on applicants and employees. This is a gay porn site, after all.
Once again, considering the nature of the forum, it seems to me that their most important aspect of customer service is discretion.
I will say this... I attended the memorial here. It was a private memorial at a friends home, a remembrance because of difficulty with the disposal of his remains. Does it make sense to believe that a bunch of gay men could pack up, me in a wheelchair, to go to Split on a two days notice, to go to Croatia to observe his body being interred next to his mothers, when the man burying his son is a raging homophobe who hated Americans.
I appreciate the fact that you valued Drew as much as we did, Johann. The good parts of the internet always make the craziness worthwhile. I think you are an example of the good part of the internet as shown in this thread.
Your words on someone else's account....
You are inherently suspicious, it would seem, that people are doing what you did? What am I missing here?I am not saying that he is most definitely andreus. What i am saying that this thread came out of the blue and there are questionable things said in the thread.
Ps. This is tomba on his boyfriends account.
I want to say this with finality once and for all here.
Andreus is dead. For whatever reasons, be he a construct or a person, he is dead. Let him die. If you want to have a real talk about who he was that's fine. If you want to have a fantasy obsession conversation about whether JUB's Elvis faked his own death, you are going out on a big limb, just because of all the people that it would involve being part of it.
Two people here have given me info that I did not have because you guys knew a side of the guy that I didn't. We are getting into Birther, Flatworld, dead Elvis, conspiracy, and at some point you have to ask.... Why would so many people be bringing different parts of him to show each other here that the others hadn't seen? How big of a conspiracy does this have to be to make sense?
The man is dead, and although I would move heaven and earth to get him back, it wont change the reality that he is gone. If people don't want answers then they ought not ask questions.
We're being strung along like puppets.
Andreus transgressed a line within the muslim faith that precluded his right to be buried with other Muslims. He had a tattoo on his shoulder and one on his leg. They refused to give him last rites. They decided he was unclean.
His final abandonment was that in death, the one thing he held most dear to him, his religion, rejected even his dead corpse. His father buried him next to his mother, on private property of an abandoned house that the family owns.