There are many ways in which I think it is right to remember Bruce Metzger. His achievements were immense, particularly when we remember that his reputation was not built on launching some grand new theory, but simply on vast erudition. He had an ability to produce (or be involved in the production of) a number of books that filled a niche perfectly. The NRSV, the UBS Greek New Testament, Nestle-Aland Novum Testamentum Graece, the Oxford Companion to the Bible, A Textual Commentary on the Greek New Testament, Manuscripts of the Greek Bible, The Early Versions of the New Testament, The Text of the New Testament, Breaking the Code: Understanding the Book of Revelation, Lexical Aids for Students of the Greek New Testament, List of Words Occurring Frequently in the Coptic New Testament, etc. The list could go on. This is quite aside from his authoritative articles. He received three Festschriften, and I believe that his third may not be his last (perhaps someone can give us up-to-date information here).
I would like to invite two sorts of contribution by which we could remember Metzger. Perhaps others can think of other ways:
1) Eyewitness memories
I'd like to invite memories from anyone who came across Metzger in the flesh, whether through close contact with him as a friend or more distant contact through hearing him speak publicly. There are surely many parts of the history of the man which have not yet been recorded.
2) Most awesome footnote
One of the most striking things to me about Metzger was the Metzger footnote. You would read one and think: 'Wow! So he knows about that too!' I'd like therefore to invite nominations of particularly awesome footnotes (or passages) in the Metzger corpus.