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    PFA History Report: BigDMcGee Created the Sonatine Persona

    Some of you may be familiar with BigDMcGee, others may not be. To provide a short background on him, he has a pedigree of being the best poster on any forum he was a part of--he started out on the prestigious Full Contact Poker (FCP) forums endorsed by Daniel Negreanu before moving over to Neverwinpoker (NWP) where he basically crushed trolls 24/7. Although he hid in anonymity for his entire online posting career, what he has revealed about himself is that he is a son of a farmer from Lincoln, Nebraska, that he has a degree from Northwestern University, and that he is heavily into BDSM re-enactments at strip clubs. It was also at Neverwinpoker (NWP) where he became the mentor of sonatine, who without a doubt is the best poster on PFA right now (20,475 posts, 4,538 rep score, 0.222 ratio). Many old schoolers will be more than quick to agree that BigDMcGee created the sonatine character that graces PFA today.

    Anyway, after the demise of AIM, our crew has been very nostalgic and hoping to re-connect with the man who used to be BigDMcGee. If you have any clues about his whereabouts, please report here ASAP.

     
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    BigDMcGee committed forum suicide after the PFA infiltration of the Skatz admin forum.

    Specifically, BigDMcGee was caught betraying the trust of several AIM crew members, and posting a lot of full transcripts of AIM chat in the Skatz admin forum for all to see.

    When it was outed that BigDMcGee was a snake in the grass, he left Skatz forever, never to be seen again. There was also some belief that he was concerned that this infiltration would somehow lead to unmasking his identity, as his privacy was super-important to him.



    With that said, a BigDMcGee registered here in October 2017, but never posted. I did not make an attempt to verify its authenticity.

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    I'm interested in knowing if Todd knows Cobs real identity. I think cobs quit the forums because he thinks theres a good chance that todd does. So what ya say todd?

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    Can't comment on that one either way.

    I will go as far to say that I was never considering taking any kind of action against BigDMcGee, nor was I ever considering posting any of his info.

    I did find his arrogance in the Skatz admin forum to be off-putting, most notably his belief that I would be easy to manipulate. And while it didn't directly involve me, I was also turned off by his two-faced treatment of his AIM friends, and thus I brought it to everyone's attention.

    All of the Skatz stuff is water under the bridge now, and BigDMcgee is welcome to post here, if he wishes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Druff View Post
    Can't comment on that one either way.

    I will go as far to say that I was never considering taking any kind of action against BigDMcGee, nor was I ever considering posting any of his info.

    I did find his arrogance in the Skatz admin forum to be off-putting, most notably his belief that I would be easy to manipulate. And while it didn't directly involve me, I was also turned off by his two-faced treatment of his AIM friends, and thus I brought it to everyone's attention.

    All of the Skatz stuff is water under the bridge now, and BigDMcgee is welcome to post here, if he wishes.
    Yeah I never trusted him. The way I saw it, either you are loyal to AIM crew, or you are loyal to IST. We never bothered to boot him though, he eventually booted himself for some strange reason.

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    Obviously Druff knows who he is

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    I always found BigD an interesting poster. Miss talking Big10 football with him, as he always had that Nebraska helmet avatar. I believe I saw him first on FCP before here. I think that site predated NWP iirc.

    I’m curious, in what way did he mentor Sonatine? I don’t recall them being similar posters. They were both incredibly smart guys. Both could be a bit contrarian. Both had eclectic tastes. BigD was educated rural guy posting on industrial farming, while Tine was definitely educated city guy. I recall it took me a minute to realize that was the case with BigD being really smart. I think maybe because I associated him with FCP, and that was mostly fanboys of DN. I would guess they’re peers agewise. I don’t think Tine has ever stated his age here, but I’ve always pegged him as very close to my own. When he talks of music or popular culture, he seems to recall things through the same prism and timeline as I do. Less sure on BigD. We were all younger then, but he struck me as likely about the same age also.

    I’ve never had any involvement with AIM or the other forums, so it’s likely I missed the obvious similarities.

    My memory is hazy on a lot of that period as I was sick, medicated, and posted less frequently. At one point, BigD was superheated at Druff, or vice versa, correct? Can’t remember over what.

    Always love the forum historians.

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    It was never clear to me why BigDMcGee disliked me. With other Skatz guys, I understood the reasons they had issue with me, even if I thought the reasons were stupid.

    BigDMcGee was one of those guys who I thought was essentially neutral on me, but turned out to actually have a strong dislike for me, dating way back.

    Ironically, the reasons he stated on the Skatz forum basically revolved around his belief that I was manipulative and untrustworthy -- which turned out to be a perfect description of him.

    When PFA went up in 2012, I was waiting for BigDMcgee to register here. He was active on Donkdown at the time, and often critical of Micon -- a combination you'd expect would have made him very likely to register here, even though we were never friends.

    Instead, he privately swore on Skatz that he would never create an account here, and wrote some pretty nasty assessments of me as his stated reason why.

    Again, he never supported his negative opinions of me with any real examples, nor did he and I ever have any kind of real forum fights with one another. I guess I just rubbed him the wrong way.

    BTW, BCR, I believe you and sonatine are very close in age. Both of you have revealed in the past to be about 2 years older than me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BCR View Post
    I always found BigD an interesting poster. Miss talking Big10 football with him, as he always had that Nebraska helmet avatar. I believe I saw him first on FCP before here. I think that site predated NWP iirc.

    I’m curious, in what way did he mentor Sonatine? I don’t recall them being similar posters. They were both incredibly smart guys. Both could be a bit contrarian. Both had eclectic tastes. BigD was educated rural guy posting on industrial farming, while Tine was definitely educated city guy. I recall it took me a minute to realize that was the case with BigD being really smart. I think maybe because I associated him with FCP, and that was mostly fanboys of DN. I would guess they’re peers agewise. I don’t think Tine has ever stated his age here, but I’ve always pegged him as very close to my own. When he talks of music or popular culture, he seems to recall things through the same prism and timeline as I do. Less sure on BigD. We were all younger then, but he struck me as likely about the same age also.

    I’ve never had any involvement with AIM or the other forums, so it’s likely I missed the obvious similarities.

    My memory is hazy on a lot of that period as I was sick, medicated, and posted less frequently. At one point, BigD was superheated at Druff, or vice versa, correct? Can’t remember over what.

    Always love the forum historians.
    They came from different roots, but they certainly use very similar trolling techniques and are more than just brothers at heart. I was actually discussing this with the core members of Team Dice, and our conclusion is that godatine probably studied a great volume of BigDMcGee's posts on FCP and NWP in order to develop a forum posting strategy of his own.

    If you really think about it though, while BigDMcGee was a son of a farmer with humble origins, he was a presidential scholar who was selected from like millions of Nebraskan farmboys to attend Northwestern and become somebody. While he probably still works in Agriculture, I tend to think this is more of a gimmick and he's probably a lot more important in real life than he claims to be online. If you think about it, Bill Clinton had a similar background and also had some disturbing hobbies similar to that of BigDMcGee. The two are probably not the same, but certainly have striking resemblances as far as tastes and extreme intelligence are concerned.

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    Sol forgive me but apparently you havent noticed this thread is about Druff now.

     
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    "America is not so much a nightmare as a non-dream. The American non-dream is precisely a move to wipe the dream out of existence. The dream is a spontaneous happening and therefore dangerous to a control system set up by the non-dreamers." -- William S. Burroughs

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonatine View Post
    Sol forgive me but apparently you havent noticed this thread is about Druff now.
    Honestly the Big D - Druff 2011 Beef is much more enjoyable for the reader than how you were created. Just saying.

    More details on Druff - Big D Beef please, more stories.

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    Todd, Cobs once told me that at the time he hadn't left Nebraska in years. He said it was because he is quite tall and hates flying. Do you know of any other reasons why he wouldn't like leaving Nebraska?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Draymond View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by sonatine View Post
    Sol forgive me but apparently you havent noticed this thread is about Druff now.
    Honestly the Big D - Druff 2011 Beef is much more enjoyable for the reader than how you were created. Just saying.

    More details on Druff - Big D Beef please, more stories.

    I tried to explain this to Sol but he just wont listen to reason.

     
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    "Birds born in a cage think flying is an illness." - Alejandro Jodorowsky

    "America is not so much a nightmare as a non-dream. The American non-dream is precisely a move to wipe the dream out of existence. The dream is a spontaneous happening and therefore dangerous to a control system set up by the non-dreamers." -- William S. Burroughs

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    Since we're being nostalgic about irrelevant poker forum posters, is team razor alive and does he have diabetes?
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    I chatted with mcgee on AIM a handful of times. Nice fellow midwest guy. Didnt he grind microstakes on stars?
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    This has to be the most pathetic post of the last 5 years.
    BigDMcGee was a weirdo.
    A weirdo does not produce anything but other weirdos
    and Sonatine is above that. AFAIK
    To say that a freak created another's online personality is weird
    and wrong imo.
    Fuck off

    Don't you realize what an insult you delivered in your first thought?
    Duh


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    Oh look the mentally unstable drunk has some thoughts, cute
    Quote Originally Posted by Tyde
    you're more consumed with accumulating wealth than achieving spiritual enlightenment

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    This great history some talk of is just sad nostalgia. It wasn't great then and it sure as hell isn't now.
    If these history heroes' are so great, where are they now?
    Too good for these times I suppose. lol
    Fail

    oh I forgot, we were part of an Aim crew.

    i'd rather be associated with a boy band


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mintjewlips View Post
    Since we're being nostalgic about irrelevant poker forum posters, is team razor alive and does he have diabetes?

    Good question is Team Razor around, or does anyone still have contact.

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