Luckily a mutual friend confirmed in the past year or so that he is still alive, which was a great relief.
In addition to verbal wit he used to draw amusing pictures for me, or sometimes home-made cards. We both spent years doing horrible soul-crushing jobs and so we thought it was ridiculous that there was actually a "Boss's Day." And so John did what he thought would be an appropriate Boss's Day card.
|This was the cover|
|And when you opened it up...|
I'm sure the Fuzzy Pink Bunny was an in-joke but I don't remember what it was now. But this still cracks me up.