Among those that know J.R. Boyce, many of them might say that he is a vulgar, abrasive curmudgeon. Some might even take it up a notch and say that he is an asshole. But I say unto you, nay. Or rather, he may be a curmudgeon, and a vulgar one, but he a terrific guy nonetheless. I will defend J.R.'s honor to the death for two reasons:
1. One night last January, I got into a fight with a boy over the phone. I came out of my room at about midnight, crying my head off. J.R. happened to be at our house, and he not only brought me water, he sat on the couch with me and told me jokes, then watched the Muppet Show with me until I felt better. It was probably until about four in the morning.
2. This morning, once again at about four, I was up working on a stupid paper and feeling extremely sleep-deprived and frustrated. John-Ross sat across the table from me and kept me company. We listened to Tom Waits and Jay-Z. He kept me sane. For about five hours. He wasn't trying to impress me, and there was no one else around to impress. I know for a fact he isn't trying to date me either (this lack of interest is, in fact, mutual). No ulterior motives were to be had. He is just that cool.
In conclusion, if anyone out there has a problem with this kid, they got ME to deal with.