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Requiem For A Geek: Adam Bicsanszky, RIP

Hey, everyone. ”Moriarty” here. I’m a day or so late in posting this, but I think part of that is just the shock of it. I’ll be the first to admit that my life has been mercifully free of the shadow of death. My friends seem to be cut from fairly healthy and lucky stock for the most part. So when a peer... someone my age... someone who I count as a friend... is suddenly not there anymore, it’s a shock to the system. And I know I’m not alone in feeling this way. I’ve heard from many of Adam’s friends in the last week... ... oh, wait. I’m sure 99.9% of you read the headline and said, “Who the fuck is Adam Bicsanszky?” And if you actually said, “Bicsanszky,” you deserve some extra credit. That’s not easy. Adam was not famous. Adam was not a filmmaker or an entertainer. But Adam was part of what I consider the fabric of Ain’t It Cool, and that’s why I feel compelled to share this letter from another chat room regular with you. I've included a photo at the bottom that would have made Adam laugh. I'm sure that's exactly how he would want to be remembered.
Hey guys, One of you has died. RIP, Adam Bicsanszky. If you get a chance to read this on Ain't It Cool News, you'll find that you can't IMDB Adam Bicsanszky. There are no Amazon links, and there are no films you can Netflix. That's because Adam Bicsanszky was one of us. A major movie fan. The type who regularly sat in a theatre and watched three movies in a row. The type that would read all the movie sites, and maybe occasionally send something in. The sort of person who would attend a 24 hour film marathon, or maybe help organize one. The type to get a job at a great movie theatre, just so he could get access to the free movies. At this point, maybe you're wondering what this has to do with Ain't It Cool News. Surely film fans die every day, here in the US as well as Iraq and Afghanastan. Many people might not know this, but Ain't It Cool News has a chatroom. You can visit it by clicking on the "Chat" link above. It is a wretched hive of scum and villainy. Please be cautious. Just a joke, of course (and a chance to make a Star Wars reference), but it is a crazy place. It's like a psych ward, and if you stay in there long enough, you'll be unsure if you're one of the doctors or one of the patients. One of the things that made Adam special was that he tried to document it, keeping a blog for some of the most funny, most asinine, most bizarre things ever said in the chatroom. And you can read it right here. One of the things I'd like to tell you about Adam is that he was one of the funniest people I knew. His sense of humor was right in line with mine. He was the first one to jump up with a smart ass comment that would make me laugh out loud. But I don't have to tell you about it, because he left us with a record of it, right there in the blog. But, while that is the comedy, you can't really see the emotion. As much of an ass as you'll see him being in those blogs, everyone loved him. When the news of his death several dozen of us that had never met Adam (and a half-dozen who had), were sent reeling. Obviously we're upset that we'll miss his presence every day. Many of us are coming into the channel commenting that we wished we could tell him something about our day, from a rotten customer, to an excellent movie, or a great football game. More than that, however I think we're all worried that Adam never knew how much he meant to us. Adam, of course, would laugh and make fun of me if he could read this. Adam died from the effects of Marfan Syndrome, a fairly rare disease (1 in 5000) that most people don't even know that they have. It seems like he died quickly and painlessly. When a chatter asked me how I thought Adam would have wanted to die, after my 1st response (suffocating under a pile of strippers), my 2nd one was simply: slowly. Adam would have looked death in the face and laugh. Surely one of his greatest regrets is not being able to make a joke about his own death, preferably one involving "Deez Nuts". And so, in lieu of a filmmography, I give you the following links to learn about Adam Bicsanszky. Adam's blog about Adam worked at possibly the only Speedway with a Myspace page. Adam also worked for the Drexel Theatres which hosted his beloved 24-hour Sci-Fi Marathon. He also wrote a few AICN reviews over the years. Here’s one. And another. And one last one.

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  • Dec. 21, 2007, 7:25 a.m. CST


    by access virus

    sad to hear

  • Dec. 21, 2007, 7:30 a.m. CST

    Rest In Peace

    by travis-dane

    did not know him but really sounds one of "us".

  • Dec. 21, 2007, 7:32 a.m. CST


    by Semen Stains

    It's always sad to lose a fellow geek,Rest in Peace.

  • Dec. 21, 2007, 7:35 a.m. CST

    Missing you every day man

    by Weresmurf77

    Chat hasn't been the same I do have to admit. But it's getting easier to deal with it as time goes by. God knows if you've affected me and your other chat mates like this, through having never met you in real life, I don't even want to fathom what your real life friends are going through, or will be going through soon with your funeral good friend. To those who don't know Adam, those who come in here and see no point to this article because it's not about a movie, I do kindly ask you this. Don't sully this with any immature or inane comments, please just leave it be. Adam's missed by all of us Aint It Cool chatters, I've been using the room for nearly 9 years I think now? And all I know is this. I can't remember when exactly I met him on here? Was a long long time ago, but it won't be the same without seeing his name right up there just below the ops each night. Goodbye friend, and to quote Saffy "Maybe in heaven he's watching that Kurosawa directed remake of Starwars he always wanted..."

  • Dec. 21, 2007, 7:42 a.m. CST

    Here's to you sir...

    by Dr Uwe Boll

    I'll raise a glass in your honor anytime. RIP

  • Dec. 21, 2007, 7:49 a.m. CST

    TBers Don't Die

    by Series7

    We are imortalized in our quest for quest in geekdome on this site. RIP man.

  • Dec. 21, 2007, 7:52 a.m. CST

    Adam was a great friend.

    by Nordling

    We had a lot of fun in chat. He had a quick wit about him and a genuine love of film. I will miss him terribly.

  • Dec. 21, 2007, 7:59 a.m. CST

    Dozens of Mourners cry "Worst Funeral Ever"

    by Smerdyakov

    Services were performed by Kevin Smith.

  • Dec. 21, 2007, 8:08 a.m. CST

    Let this be a lesson, Harry....DIET!

    by C.K. Lamoo

    Or you'll find there's a piano case with your name on it.

  • Dec. 21, 2007, 8:09 a.m. CST

    I can't believe Gordon Freeman is gone....

    by ChrisTuckersOnlyFan


  • Dec. 21, 2007, 8:26 a.m. CST

    RIP Brother.

    by TheJake

    Adam and I used to talk constantly when I was a regular in the AICN chatrooms. He is the man that introduced me to KILLING JOKE. The musical group that is, and not the graphic novel. He was a good guy. I had fallen out of touch with him in recent years and it blows my fucking mind that he's gone now. If he's reading this post in the afterlife... I'll miss you brother. It was my honor and pleasure to know you.

  • Dec. 21, 2007, 8:36 a.m. CST

    miss you man

    by Ravvy

  • Dec. 21, 2007, 8:43 a.m. CST

    R.I.P. mate

    by That 70s Venom

    Gonna miss you.

  • Dec. 21, 2007, 8:50 a.m. CST

    Shitty that people are making jokes here...

    by Cruel_Kingdom

    How disrespectful. I never knew this guy, but I think he deserves some respect rather than "worst funeral ever" and jokes about Harry's weight. Can't you jackasses save the childish humor for the next 15 Cloverfield talkbacks that are sure to grace AICN in the next week? Adam B, rest in peace, brother.

  • Dec. 21, 2007, 8:54 a.m. CST

    Well, that sucks...

    by Kid Z

    Had no idea who this dude was, but it sucks ass he died so young of that same disease Abe Lincoln had. As for the little chowderheads making jokes here....Hey ya little shits... don't ever speak ill of the deceased! Bastiches!

  • Dec. 21, 2007, 8:58 a.m. CST

    REST IN Peace my dude

    by mehadrin

    mate i cant believe your gone will miss you buddy and i still remember the conversation about Popsicles

  • Dec. 21, 2007, 9:04 a.m. CST

    I dunno, I think he would have thought "Worst Funeral Ever" was

    by John Maddening

    ...RIP, man.

  • Dec. 21, 2007, 9:05 a.m. CST

    Grr, got cut off.

    by John Maddening

    Please add the word "funny" to the end of my post's title.

  • Dec. 21, 2007, 9:07 a.m. CST

    Geeks don't die...

    by gigalo-jo

    they just get to the next level.

  • Dec. 21, 2007, 9:25 a.m. CST

    RIP man

    by soup74

    and i dont think we would have found any of those jokes unfunny. there hasnt been a really disrespectful one. he was a fucking talkbacker, hopefully that makes you a little thick skinned.

  • Dec. 21, 2007, 9:26 a.m. CST


    by Dmann

    He DEFINATELY would have thought "Worst Funeral Ever" was funny. Goodbye man. I still owe you a beer.

  • Dec. 21, 2007, 9:48 a.m. CST

    Great photo..his fav film?

    by Lerkst

    As long as he's remembered, he's immortal. That's a great photo of the man. What was his favourite move? Anyone know? That will be another great way to remember him

  • Dec. 21, 2007, 10 a.m. CST


    by Grendy

    This was a nice write-up... I was stunned when I heard this last week, and I thank Theremin for going to services, and keeping us posted. I believe the service is on the 22nd, which is tomorrow. I felt just sort of randomly sad the next day, and talked to many people out in chat-land who knew him both in person, and more familiarly online. It was me that the 'pile of strippers' line was said to, and it made me laugh, just like Adam always did. I hope he had a good life, and knew a bit, about how much people cared for him. Peace.

  • Dec. 21, 2007, 10:07 a.m. CST

    He's not dead. He's gone to the next TalkBack.

    by IAmMrMonkey!

    I didn't know the guy but it's always sad to read that someone has passed on. Especially when they're a fellow AICN geek. Rest in peace, dude, and my sympathies go to the family members and friends.

  • Dec. 21, 2007, 10:12 a.m. CST

    He showed me the way of the internet movie blogosphere

    by DJ Aves

    I worked at a Drexel theater in Columbus ( a few years back ) and Adam was a frequenter of the theater. He came up to the ticket booth and would always have a kind word and some movie news. He was a kind guy and a true film geek. Cherish the time you have on Earth. If your next movie is a great experience, relish it. If the movie blows, enjoy the time with your friend making fun of it. Life is too short.

  • Dec. 21, 2007, 10:51 a.m. CST

    Damn shame

    by geekzapoppin

    I didn't know the guy, but I attend the Marathon every year and the Drexel folks are some of the nicest, coolest movie geeks out there. My condolences to his friends and family.

  • Dec. 21, 2007, 10:53 a.m. CST

    Rest in Peace, Adam

    by Pound Sand

  • Dec. 21, 2007, 11:05 a.m. CST

    Thanks for posting this

    by CarmillaVonDoom

    Haven't been in chat in years, but it is one of the bedrock foundations of this site. RIP Adam Bicsanszky. The internet will truly lend a bit of immortality to all of us.

  • Dec. 21, 2007, 11:17 a.m. CST

    That's a damn shame

    by monorail77

    So sad. I never knew the fellow personally but I feel as if I did. He was truly one of us. Rest in peace.

  • Dec. 21, 2007, 11:34 a.m. CST

    Touching piece.

    by greigy just wanted to say

  • Dec. 21, 2007, 11:36 a.m. CST

    Touching Piece

    by greigy just wanted to say

    We never knew him, never will... after reading M's piece it's obvious that's our loss. RIP

  • Dec. 21, 2007, 11:43 a.m. CST

    Joey Ramone had this...

    by Captain Happy

    It's never easy dealing with the death of one close to you - hang in there y'all...

  • Dec. 21, 2007, 12:16 p.m. CST

    Talkback Heaven

    by christian66

    The biggest thread of all...

  • Dec. 21, 2007, 12:38 p.m. CST

    film fans die in the US as well as Iraq and Afghanastan.

    by ironic_name

    i am Australian.. so i guess..<P> I AM IMMORTAL! <P>r.i.p. Adam, never knew ye, shame..

  • Dec. 21, 2007, 12:49 p.m. CST

    I still don't know who this guy is...

    by JimCurry

    But I'm sorry to hear he's dead, all the same.

  • Dec. 21, 2007, 1:02 p.m. CST

    so long...

    by theegenius

    have not spoke to him in many years. he introduced me to Cafe Flesh and for that i thank him.

  • Dec. 21, 2007, 1:09 p.m. CST

    It's on Wikipedia.

    by Nordling

    Look it up, it's real.<P>Been reading the AICN Chat Blog and missing you terribly, Adam. Taint lover.

  • Dec. 21, 2007, 1:32 p.m. CST

    They'll put anything on Wikipedia, I guess

    by Cruel_Kingdom

  • Dec. 21, 2007, 1:33 p.m. CST

    Rest In Peace

    by macgruder

    I didnt know him, but anyone who dedicated their lives to loving movies will sure miss out on a bunch by dying prematurely.

  • Dec. 21, 2007, 1:36 p.m. CST


    by Grendy

    it's okay if you don't believe us/ this. But for those who knew Adam, this is a bit of a sad time still, so please respect this. And really... Worst.Funeral.Ever. !

  • Dec. 21, 2007, 1:41 p.m. CST

    Good to see

    by memflix

    It's great to see so many acknowledging a fallen member of the fold. I never knew him, but my thoughts are with his friends and family.

  • Dec. 21, 2007, 1:47 p.m. CST

    Didn't Know Him That Much...

    by smallerdemon

    but what I did know of him at the AICN chat was all standout stuff, especially given the nature of IRC chat rooms he was always a standout guy.

  • Dec. 21, 2007, 1:51 p.m. CST


    by That 70s Venom

    Apparently the Smurfs were, in actuality, inter-dimensional quantum gremlins who sacrificed their lofty galactic providence in order to live a life of peace in cartoon land. All Your Base Are Belong To Us and Thomas Jefferson should never be a part of the same encyclopedia.

  • Dec. 21, 2007, 1:52 p.m. CST

    He'll be right at home in heaven

    by fernby

    Coz you'd imagine God would have the ultimate home theatre setup. And the best selection of movies. RIP dude.

  • Dec. 21, 2007, 2:33 p.m. CST

    He lived in Columbus, OH?

    by Cletus Van Damme

    If he worked at the Drexel, he couldn't have lived too far from me...that sucks :(

  • Dec. 21, 2007, 2:43 p.m. CST


    by thelordofhell

    Abe Vigoda will outlive everyone!! All hail the great Abe Vigoda!!

  • Dec. 21, 2007, 2:50 p.m. CST


    by blackhole4140

    Hope you get an advanced screening of Indy 4, Adam. God Bless.

  • Dec. 21, 2007, 3:03 p.m. CST


    by Bloo

    Adam, I didn't know you, i haven't been on the AICN chatroom in forever I spend most of time on here, the TB, but you seem like a good person and bid you farwell

  • Dec. 21, 2007, 3:23 p.m. CST

    I dont get it Autistic License...

    by travis-dane

    is your post supposed to be funny?What the hell?

  • Dec. 21, 2007, 3:52 p.m. CST

    Wow, Autistic License...

    by Burgundy82

    There's funny, good natured ribbing of a fallen geek who would've appreciated it, and then there's you post, which wasn't the least bit funny or witty, and was honestly just kind of weird. Fucking anonymous cocksnout. As for Adam, I never knew ye, but you sound like a good shit, so rest in peace, brother.

  • Dec. 21, 2007, 4:04 p.m. CST

    The guy will never see Episodes VII, VIII and VIIII

    by SpencerTrilby

    RIFP bro.

  • Dec. 21, 2007, 4:47 p.m. CST


    by colinjbooth

    A shame that anyone dies with so much life left to live, my thoughts are with his family and friends...

  • Dec. 21, 2007, 4:48 p.m. CST

    SpencerTrilby,do you mean IX?

    by travis-dane

  • Dec. 21, 2007, 4:49 p.m. CST

    travis-dane: Roman Numeral Nazi

    by Burgundy82

    In theaters this summer

  • Dec. 21, 2007, 4:53 p.m. CST

    Shit man,I am from Germany...

    by travis-dane

    you got me Bugundy82!

  • Dec. 21, 2007, 4:55 p.m. CST

    I meant Burgundy82,no offence!

    by travis-dane

  • Dec. 21, 2007, 5:57 p.m. CST

    Godspeed, Adam

    by mrbeaks

    And condolences to his family and friends.

  • Dec. 21, 2007, 6:49 p.m. CST


    by BurgerTime

    ...but as someone who's on the heart transplant list, I sure know what it's like to live with a life-threatening condition. May your ride to geek heaven be a smooth one brother. :) RIP

  • Dec. 21, 2007, 7:16 p.m. CST

    Pouring some wine...

    by LordEnigma

    for the loss of a man and a geek chat chatter. Go in peace and may Robert Altman greet you with wine and some fine ladies in tow.

  • Dec. 21, 2007, 7:23 p.m. CST

    So it goes

    by TheMostHorrible

    Very sad to hear this. RIP Adam. There but for the grace of the flying spaghetti monster go we all. What was his TB handle?

  • Dec. 21, 2007, 8:45 p.m. CST


    by Robots In Das Guys

    Rest in peace, indeed.

  • Dec. 21, 2007, 8:56 p.m. CST

    Adam's nickname...

    by Grendy

    was Ghoulardi. He's posted here for years, on the TB's and the chat. And his death was due to a heart problem, related to Marfan's Syndrome.

  • Dec. 22, 2007, 12:14 a.m. CST

    Rest in peace, old chap

    by JohnnyS2

    Movie-hopping is pretty sweet. The crowd I usually go with gets tired after only 1. Bah humbug, I say. Glad to see another one liked it. RIP.

  • Dec. 22, 2007, 4:22 a.m. CST

    Man, that sucks.

    by DocPazuzu

    I remember him from when I used to frequent the chat room. Very funny guy. It always bugged me thinking about how if a talkbacker died IRL, nobody would ever know other than the person inexplicably vanishing. Good to see he was known by others here IRL so that he can be honored properly now that he's "levelled up". <p> And that pic? Totally PhotoShopped.

  • Dec. 22, 2007, 5:05 a.m. CST

    Very sad news...

    by Spifftacular Squirrel Girl

    Just reading everything about him makes me sad that I didn't really get a chance to know him better.

  • Dec. 22, 2007, 5:50 a.m. CST

    I meant "IX" travis-dane

    by SpencerTrilby

    I'm not THAT ignorant^^

  • Dec. 22, 2007, 8:04 a.m. CST

    "Death ruins the best parts of life." - Harvey Pekar

    by TheUglyBaby

    I want to die like my grandfather.... Quietly in his sleep..... Not screaming in terror like those people on the bus he was driving..... Namaste', brother....

  • Dec. 22, 2007, 9:51 a.m. CST

    Rest In Peace

    by LaserPants

    Never knew ya, but we were brothers in geekiness. Fare thee well...

  • Dec. 22, 2007, 10:23 a.m. CST

    i never knew him or heard of him

    by bongo123

    until today, he sounds like a standup guy, you have me condolences..

  • Dec. 22, 2007, 2:39 p.m. CST


    by Mr Squirrel

    might be a more familiar ID of his to some of you long term users and losers. Part of his schtick was telling first posters to kill themselves and the like. The first site I ever visited on the internet was AICN. I chose the ID Towelie as I'd just seen that episode of South Park. I used to hang out in the @$$holes column, as did UncleFucka. We would chat in the TB long after it went off the main page, and then moved to IM and emails. Then some silly crap happened, lots of people got banned, including UncleFucka and a bunch of us formed Scorched Planet, from where we would attack AICN and be rude about Harry and McWeenie. We're kinda bored of that now, which is why many of you will be saying Scorched Who? Whatever, me and Adam communicated in one way or another for quite a while, and though I never met him personally I can vouch for him being one of the best people I ever met through the internet. I just wish I owed him some money so there was a silver lining to this shitty news.

  • Dec. 22, 2007, 7:11 p.m. CST

    He was BadAssUncleFucka too?

    by DocPazuzu

    Damn... I'd always look forward to his brutal "First!"-pwning posts, always capped off with "Fuck first posters, fuck them up their stupid asses." <p> A true talkbacker legend will be missed.

  • Dec. 22, 2007, 7:12 p.m. CST

    Which begs the question...

    by DocPazuzu

    ...where the hell is the body of Chaffro and whodunit?

  • Dec. 22, 2007, 8:45 p.m. CST


    by DocPazuzu

    Were you really Mercier?

  • Dec. 22, 2007, 8:46 p.m. CST

    I shot J.R. Ewing...

    by DocPazuzu

    ...and killed Laura Palmer.

  • Dec. 22, 2007, 9:32 p.m. CST


    by blue7

    Rest in Peace you hilarious fuck. FUCK FIRST POSTERS...FUCK THEM IN THEIR STUPID ASSES!

  • Dec. 23, 2007, 3:12 a.m. CST

    The afterlife

    by thegreatwhatzit

    Hey, bud, you may be experiencing that 30-second flashback of your past life (your father/ "Get a job, loser"...your final mortal activity: "I'm sorry but, for the last time, we can't grant you a press pass to this convention."). Anyway, one favor?. Put-in a good word for me.

  • Dec. 23, 2007, 6:44 a.m. CST

    Gordon Freeman joke was inappropiate..

    by Stalkeye

    ..but damn if it was'nt funny. Anyway RIP fellow geek. I'm sure there would be times when the Tbers wished one another to "cash their check" while debating about trivial shit like Optimus' flames,TDK's questionable Joker or how bad the Star Wars prequels sucked or not, but at the end of the day, a loss is a loss be it the bullshit Iraq war, homicides or diseases. None of you fuckers are promised tommorow so why be so serious? (OOps.)

  • Dec. 23, 2007, 7:19 p.m. CST


    by Darth Thoth

    God bless you brother Adam. Although I didn't know a thing about you before reading this post/ article I've infered that you are an amazing person. I look forward to meeting you in heaven one day. RIP.

  • Dec. 24, 2007, 1:15 a.m. CST

    To You All...

    by Colier Rannd

    I don't know who Adam Bicsanszky is but I do wanna tell you all that I am sorry for your loss. I believe that we come back and make more contributions so you may see your friend again. I send you all,and his family, my kindest blessings.

  • Dec. 24, 2007, 9:44 p.m. CST

    Bye Adam

    by EvilGeek1

    I just want to say, I didn't even know of Adam until this came up but judging by the post about him, he sounded like a real movie head. I would've like him. Sorry to see ya go Adam.

  • Dec. 25, 2007, 4:03 a.m. CST

    All of Adam's Talkback posts were DELETED!!!

    by NoDiggity

    Can you believe that? If you try to search for old talkbacks via Google, any threads that come up that mention his old talkback handle "BadAssUncleFucka" contain ZERO posts by BadAssUncleFucka. This is because somewhere back in time the owner of this website thought it would be extremely funny to delete ALL the posts ever written by a person when that person got banned. It wasn't enough to block their usual nickname and require them to get a new account, they had to cruelly and vindictively erase their entire contribution to the website's talkbacks from history. And now, apparently, it's impossible to look back into the archives and remember Adam because all his posts were erased in a fit of vindictive rage by one of this site's moderators. Is that really right? Adam is gone, and anything he wrote is also gone. That seems really wrong.

  • Dec. 26, 2007, 3:07 a.m. CST


    by drew mcweeny

    ... Adam and I were friendly in recent years, and trust me... he knew full well what trolling meant. He was proud of being a troll at times, and he certainly wasn't crying about old talkbacks. Harry was the one who came up with the system that a banning means everything gets deleted, and that's just the way it is. I'm sorry Adam's old posts are gone, but I'm glad he was man enough to just roll with it and move on.

  • Dec. 27, 2007, 6:09 p.m. CST

    First thing that came to mind when I saw this...

    by batzilla

    was "Fuck...he ain't going to get to see "The Dark Knight". RIP my main man. This is a bummer even though I didn't actually know him. Hang in there family/friends. We are all heading in the same direction. Especially fat Harry who's got the pedal to the metal.

  • Jan. 8, 2008, 4:05 a.m. CST

    R.I.P Adam

    by Vamp-AICNchat

    Rest in peace, Adam. I have fond memories of you making me look stupid in the chatroom. You were the only one who could because were so witty. I can remember Todd (AICN chatroom op) saying our arguments were like the frog and the scorpion, and rightly so. One last thing, whenever we chatted sometimes I needed a online dictionary to understand some of the words you had said LOL. RIP, mate. From Steffan (Vamp), England.

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  • Aug. 15, 2010, 6:22 a.m. CST

    Ghoulardi I remember you many years ago on AICN chat RIP MAN

    by StanleyKubrick101

    I remember on online AICN chat, man sorry to hear what happaned. It was interesting to hear about who the 'real Ghoulardi' was. RIP man it was a pleasure getting to talk to you.

  • Aug. 17, 2010, 2:58 p.m. CST

    New life in old threads

    by orcus