For fans of the Bugaloo, "I.Q.", we've managed to contact John "I.Q." McIndoe for a quick phone interview. I was actually contacted by Wes McIndoe, John's son, who helped set this up (thanks, Wes!) I must confess that I don't possess world-class phone interviewing skills, so what follows is a rough recollection pieced together from memory and half-notes I scribbled down. I hope you like it anyway. :-)
|September 9, 1999:|
(December 12, 1999)
I managed to place a quick call to all four Bugaloos, and they all had warm greetings for all us fans on the web.
Here's what Big John had to say to us all for Christmas 1999:
Be sure to check out the rest of the sound bytes!!
(February 3, 2000)
Bugaloos fans celebrated John McIndoe's birthday by posting their birthday wishes to the Chat Board, by Email (through me), and even via Postal Mail. :-)
I phoned John and left a message for him, listing off the names of the fans who wanted to wish him a Happy Birthday. Although I did not hear back from him personally, he did stop in to thank us all for the birthday greetings: Mates.
In late-March/early-April, Wes McIndoe (John's son) put John's briefcase up for sale
on E-Bay. This was an exquisite piece of John's history, encompassing much more than
his Bugaloos days.
The original E-Bay text (as written by Wes) is as follows:
Here is a picture of the briefcase, which includes a sticker from the "Washington Flyers": Updated: 02/28/2001
The auction was won by a Bugaloos fan, who said he would forward more information about the case as time permits. Here's what he said:
John's Briefcase Side 1-Center (72k)
John's Briefcase Side 1-Right (69k)
John's Briefcase Side 2-Left (65k)
John's Briefcase Side 2-Center (57k)
John's Briefcase Side 2-Right (59k)
Closeup of "Bugaloos Calendar" (62k)
Closeup of "Washington Flyers" (60k)
Special thanks to Jayson (auction winner) for the pictures!!