October 06, 2004
Carl Lewis: Oh dear.
We all have moments of poor judgement in our life; why highlight yours on your website?
13 years ago
Or why doublepost? Jesus. Okay, maybe I should stay away for a bit.
Is it a double? I don't see it. Maybe I am going crazy with how mad I still am.
Or why doublepost?
Or why not just make some stupid comments? Could be amusing!
The interesting thing is that I cannot believe that this site is something that is even remotely new or relevant. Therefore, I am concluding that forks may have actually discovered the link here, and then posted it here when he could not remember where he had first encountered the link.
I don't see why it's necessary to be so aggressively unkind, bernockle. Double posts are a mere nuisance, I don't think they deserve such righteous anger.
Well, just for forks, I'll comment since I skipped the other post. Carl Lewis is a lost, ego-maniacal freak. He's seems always to have been frighteningly caught up in his own rose-colored, self-dillusional world. People like him scare me.
While we are at it, I'd like to point out that there is a word for such repetitions: it's called a
Cute, but "dopo" pretty much carries all before it in these parts.
Tay: Forks has knack for not only double-posting, but for double-posting items that are like one or two days old. Many of us wonder if forks even *reads* monkeyfilter. ;) Darshon: There is nothing self-delusional about being the fastest man in the world, the longest jumper in the world; winning ten Olympic medals from 1984 to 1996 (nine golds & one silver), eight world championships (w/ one bronze), and numerous world records.
Carl Lewis is considered the greatest athlete of all time by many people.
I don't see any disconnect between his ego and his accomplishments... especially considering the fact that he also does a lot of charity work and has donated considerable amounts of time, money, and expertise into the community. If you mean to say that his music video sucked ass, then I agree.
Everytime I have seen him/heard him talk, I've had a very visceral negative reaction to him. I don't dispute his physical talents. But I sincerely wonder about his motivation behind some of what he does. I don't know the guy, I am making a huge judgement about him, but there you go.
I think the occasional double is as nothing when set against the fact that Forks has now racked up
posts. Yay him, say I.
Forky is untouchable around here. He can dp as much as he wants as far as I'm concerned. Any newer people not checked out his
? Great stuff!
Actually, I'm with Wolof: not to say this post wasn't flung into the double-post file, but forks has a special place in my iTunes folder. And heart.
I'm sure Carl Lewis paid someone else to create the website. I can imagine the person who designed the site putting it on there in an (desperate) attempt to create more content. It's totally possible CL is embarrassed about the video, but doesn't realize it's on there.
There is nothing self-delusional about being the fastest man in the world, the longest jumper in the world; winning ten Olympic medals from 1984 to 1996 (nine golds & one silver), eight world championships (w/ one bronze), and numerous world records
Apart from all those pesky
positive drug tests
that the US Track and Field association decided to sweep under the carpet. Maybe Lewis should have the same sort of reputation that Ben Johnson has...
Also, I too agree with Wolof. Again. Forks is magnificent.
I also ♥ the Forks. And speaking of excellent NYC Monkeys, where the heck is surlyboy?
Tay -- Unkind? I try to never be unkind on here. I try to be a happy, peace-loving, self-delusional, obscurely-perverted Monkey. I was not trying to be unkind. I was merely positing a theory.
No sweeping, no rug. You're entitled, as factcheck.org says, to your own opinion -- but not to your own facts. Checking for "herbal remedy" +stimulant" +1996 -- cold remedies containing ephedra (now banned) and kava were then the most marketed 'herbal' remedies that test as stimulants. From the BBC: "...But the IAAF said in a statement: "The IAAF Medical Committee felt satisfied, however, on the basis of the information received that the cases had been properly concluded by the USOC as 'negative cases' in accordance with rules and regulations in place at the time and no further action was taken. "'For this reason, the athletes concerned ... who went on to compete at the Olympic Games in Seoul were eligible to do so in accordance with IAAF Rules.' "The USOC first disqualified Lewis before accepting his appeal that he had taken the stimulants inadvertently through an over-the-counter herbal remedy."
mountain/molehill. he tested positive for pseudoephedrine, ephedrine, and phenylpropanolamine, all in low concentrations. and all of which are found in cold medicines... not exactly the type of thing that will turn someone into an Olympic champion, and not terribly performance-enhancing, as anyone who's had a bit of robitussen before a track meet will tell you. a similar effect could be achieved by drinking a few cappuccinos. by contrast, ben johnson (and linford christie) tested positive for anabolic steroid use, which is totally different. to compete at that level, a healthy ego, really, is requisite. mohammad ali had metric buttloads of ego, to an almost comedic extent. yet, both ali and lewis indeed had something to show for theirs. hence, both men's egos would/should fall into the 'forgivable' category, especially if we're handing out free passes today.
MonkeyFilter: Metric buttloads of ego, to an almost comedic extent.
dude that cover of "down by the river" on your site is fucking awesome.
It's no contest, Carl probably dropped some cold tablets. Ben Johnson was rocking that race horse shit. Dude grew appendages. Do you read me! Actual appendages! I've seen photos! Where is the kaiser!
Uh oh! Uh oh!"
Anyone else tried kava? Tastes like dirt!
Forksy (Babe!): have you ever heard Tori Amos' cover of '97 Bonnie and Clyde? Now that's kind of freaky.. On the subject of ego in athletes - don't the Americans have a runner who is nicknamed 'Hollywood' due to his personal style, and who is going to be doing stand-up comedy (or something)? (Actually, if it's the guy I'm thinking of, he has a pretty darned flashy smile...)
I am now the only double poster, EVAH. PHEAR ME>111111
And your shame shall be eternal. wOOt!
i missed the first post, missed this double post but somehow ran across the MeFi post and checked it out. Sheesh - you think the director looked at the replay and thought "uh oh"? I also dogpile on the "Go Forks Go" bandwagon.
Incidentally FWIW: 1. I found this on
and couldn't believe it had made the rounds yet. 2. That "Down By the River" cover is, indeed, fucking awesome. All props due to
. 3. No more 200+ posts for me, after the reset I'm back with the newbies. 4. I have indeed heard that Tori cover; I like it. 5. Thanks for the love, all.
That was awesome. ANd if forkie hadn't posted it I would have missed it entirely. So Thanks!
Aww man all my links are gone again?? Sheesh, why don't I just delete my accou . . . ahhh . . heh. Just kiddin' (this time) :) welcome back Kimberly - long time no post?
Welcome back Kimberly! Now we just gotta find SideDish and Surly...
Ah, the delted links sandbox! How I have missed you!
There can be only one delted link.
It's the opium talking.
did you hear the blue chicken howl too? Feather duster posse, no doubt.
I got one up my der schnifter.