Who is Special Ed?

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Name: Special Ed

Physical Age:

Mental Age: 12

Aliases: Stitch, Zipperhead, Toofpik, Pencil-necked Geek

RC Vehicles: Stitch, Shlimp, Devo, Shackled Spirit, Buzz, Sampson, Milt, Monty, Grimm, Kermit, Yoshi, Suki, Neville

Special Ed is the owner of John Wise Photography. In another life he is a project manager for an international printing company. Ed's wife describes him with one word...simple. He's got an on and an off switch and not much in between. The only problem is you never know which personality is going to show up when you flip the switch. Usually it is the sedate child-like Ed that comes to the forefront. However, the others have been known to show up when they're least expected...or least wanted. For instance, the evil Zipperhead tends to appear when they're out pretending to be normal people in polite society. Imagine trying to have a normal conversation with your boss and having your husband scream, "F**k you if you don't like what I say. F**k you and all the games you play. F**k you and the idols that you worship. F**k you and f**k all of your bullsh*t." It's a real hoot...especially if you've had more than a six-pack of Killian's to drink.

Anyhoo...that's the rare side. Generally Ed can be found in his basement tinkering with his toys. He used to spend a lot of time messing around with an old T-Maxx Pro .15 that he bought from a pawn shop until it made him so angry he sold it to Dageek. He then switched to a HobbyZone Firebird Freedom. He bought that in November 2005 and never put it in the air (he's a bit of a wimp I suppose). He would occasionally fire it up and watch it zoom across the floor of the basement just to be sure the rubber nose cone is strong enough to sustain the impact. Still, in the end Ed opted to sell the plane because he just didn't have the burning desire to fly it.

The story gets longer and more complicated from here on so we'll summarize by saying that Special Ed now has 13 R/C models that include 1/5 scale, boats, 1/18 scale and several 1/10 scale. The family will grow and shrink as time goes on. Such is the life of an R/C addict.

Ed, Short Bus
and Little Man

Ed and the
original Devo

Ed and the
updated Devo

Ed and Stitch

Ed and Cephus

Ed working
on Gitis

Special Ed in the

Special Ed working
on Neo at MHOR R/C

Special Ed working on
Gitis at Carter Lake

Special Ed w/ Stitch

Special Ed stepped
in fertilizer