im in the Bay Area for the week and I had to run up to sacramento for a bit, who do i happen upon but Eric the fucking midget! In the flesh, club foot and all. He was pretty cool. I told him that I always thought he came off as a douche, but if I had access to howard and was getting paid for it, I'd probably do the same thing. Funny, I never thought of him as a Starbucks guy, but there he was in line. As we waited, we discussed a few things and I asked why he was alive. He apparently just killed off his Hollywood self so that he could live a quiet life. He said that howard was becoming an ultra douche to him and he wasn't sure how much longer he could stand getting up so early, just to run through some seriously scripted phone calls. In the end, his conscious caught up with him, just as it did crackhead bob, who also left. He wasn't clear on whether hush money was involved, but did say that buckwald and Howards underlings did eventually stop calling once he signed enough things. Now, it's like he was never a part of the show... As if he were dead.