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Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Mike at Cold Fury needs HELP! UPDATED

Ok Y’all

All bullshitting aside.

Mikes in the Critical Care/ICU. I’m waiting to find out -where- exactly.
Hit me up if’n you have wants needs questions and I’ll do my best as the ‘gatekeeper’ to keep y’all up to date. Currently, they got him in Caromont Regional Medical Center. In lieu of flowers and other assorted phaggotry, donate at the GoFundMe I set up for him. Ladies, Nude pics and such will be forwarded as deemed appropriately, as well as panties and other such ‘morale boosting’ stuff.

I just got word that my brother-from-another-mother Mike Hendrix, late of the famed rockabilly band The Belmont Playboys and more recently of the Blog “Cold Fury” has gotten seriously hemmed up medically speaking. Last Thursday after a slightly prolonged absence from his blog, I reached out to him to find out WTF was going on and I heard back that he’d come down with a nasty case of food poisoning.

Since then, apparently something faaar MOR serious happened.

His brother (actual) Jeff called me tonight as I left one of my more ‘colorful messages’ on his phone (in possession currently by his sainted lil ole Lady Mom) who apparently when she recovered from my diatribe, had Jeff call me to fill me in on what’s up.

Essentially Mike’s seriously fucked up.

Food Poisoning turned out to be a MAD infection. His diabeetus didn’t help the issue, so they had to lop off his foot, then his leg, as the infection was/is spreading. They’re fixin’ to make it even MOR stumpy as the infection still isn’t under control. He’s in critical/ICU level condition, but NOT COVID related thank the Gods.

So, My brother-from-another-mother, henceforth now known as “Peg-Leg Mikey” is gonna have some serious medical bills and life altering needs. So hence Ye Olde GoFundMe Fundraiser.

I’m starting the ball rolling with the remainder of my ‘raising Christmas’ fund, and ask you please to help in any way, shape or form. Mike is damned fine people and has entertained people from all walks of life, either musically or through his magnificent acerbic writing and wit.

As they say, step up and help a brother out.
Spread the Word gang. Mike needs us and has never asked for anything.

The Go-Fund-Me is here:

I Remain The Intrepid Reporter,
Worried as all get-the-hell-out
Big Country


  1. Reposted,
    need to get with CA, and Irish.
    Prayers and effort are all I have till weeekend,
    Keep us up to date please

  2. medical bills like that can change you life, mine where no where as bad or big as his are going to be, but they did changed my damn life and gave a warm feeling toward big blue (fuck them guys !) of course I am the wrong color as well.
    I do wish him well. but when they start chopping off parts it is not a good thing. ssd shits again later this month,
    hope to be able to help him then. IT IS A VERY GOOD THING YOU Did HERE SIR.
    because the medical fuckers will strip him bare to pay the bills, house, bank, everything he has or had.
    guess how I know this ? funny how illegals and gang bangers never have this problem ?

  3. Thanks BC. I just sent the PayPal so now I have to see what shows in the mail before I can hit the Go-Fund_me for Mike.

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    1. Coolio, see comments for general Army/Marine assholery AS well as a suggestion... yer the best we got sawbonez wise... see my comment for what I speak...much love Gyrene

  5. Don't go out of your way to give the hospital money if it isn't necessary. Hospitals like this are required by law to have financial assistance programs. He can have 100% of his bill waived if his household income is less than 200% federal poverty level (which would be equal to $53k for a family of 4). Read their policy:

    1. Good advice.

      I don't know GoFundMe's policies and requirements, but ISTR from last night that BC is the person of record (or whatever the correct term is) in charge of this fund. If possible you (BC) might consider hanging on to this (i.e. holding it in trust for Mike) because even best case he's going to need a lot of stuff after discharge from hospital. Unfortunately he might be in a situation where the fewer assets he has, the better.

  6. Been a fan of Mike's since he started his blog 20 years ago. He's had some really hard knocks and fought through them, and never asked for anything more that tips to cover his web hosting. I'm a broke motherfucker, but I could pony up $20. My landlord can go fuck himself. Landlord rides a Harley, he might just match my donation. Fuck the bedes.

  7. Talked to my buddy Wombat-Socho and he posted the bad news about Mike and included the GoFundMe link at the daily “In the Mailbox” post over at TheOtherMcCain. Every little bit helps - even if just to boost the signal.

  8. BCE~Added some to the fund. Been there before with $40K in medical debt during the "Reasonable and Allowable insurance days. Paid it off in six years. Mike ~Sweetie you are in God's Safekeeping. Red

  9. BC - donated to your brother and a duplicate donation for you and your family. Not a lot but hopefully it will help you both a little bit.

    Thanks for writing what I've been thinking for the last year, helps keep me sane!


  10. I'm in, for sure. Mike keeps me sane almost daily.

    Good of you to do this for him, BFC. I pray I never need it, but hope for a buddy like you if my chips ever come up short.