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Thoughtforfood said:
Yea, even his dog thinks you are a classless POS.

I remember a very nasty post on a different thread that called someone a Chicken ?????? and other choice words. :D
 
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Riley Martin said:
I remember a very nasty post on a different thread that called someone a Chicken ?????? and other choice words. :D

Yea, but he deserved it...and I did it in CIA code writing...
 
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Thoughtforfood said:
Yea, but he deserved it...and I did it in CIA code writing...

which was unsurprisingly not very difficult to figure out ;)

I wonder what it would have looked like in FBI writing... Do they use the 'wing dings font'? I still remember vividly your fine clashes with that FBI poseur in the early days hehe
 
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Thoughtforfood said:
Yea, even his dog thinks you are a classless POS.

Not sure why his dog would make a comment about me during this time. Did his dog ever kick his PED habit?

I just thought this would be an interesting angle since Tyler was able to comment when Tugboat croaked. The news should be fair and balanced.

BTW, glad to see you have graduated from your fixation (for personal reasons) of VD to defacation. It is a lateral move but at least you are branching out.
 
ChrisE said:
Not sure why his dog would make a comment about me during this time. Did his dog ever kick his PED habit?

I just thought this would be an interesting angle since Tyler was able to comment when Tugboat croaked. The news should be fair and balanced.

BTW, glad to see you have graduated from your fixation (for personal reasons) of VD to defacation. It is a lateral move but at least you are branching out.

One can truly say of you. "You can't spell $hit."
 
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Not sure why his dog would make a comment about me during this time. Did his dog ever kick his PED habit?

I just thought this would be an interesting angle since Tyler was able to comment when Tugboat croaked. The news should be fair and balanced.

BTW, glad to see you have graduated from your fixation (for personal reasons) of VD to defacation. It is a lateral move but at least you are branching out.

No, just a reflection of some things I did with one of your loved ones. Memories...though I must assume that you meant "defecation" when thinking back. Hey, ask her about the Cleveland Steamer with reverse T-bag I gave her. It was something I think neither of us will soon forget.
 
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which was unsurprisingly not very difficult to figure out ;)

I wonder what it would have looked like in FBI writing... Do they use the 'wing dings font'? I still remember vividly your fine clashes with that FBI poseur in the early days hehe

It would have been no fun if it had. I will admit that I was surprised by the speed of discovery however. I was thinking it would last an hour or two. Nope, about 15 minutes.
 
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Hugh Januss said:
Sure, just as soon as you explain a "lateral graduation", dipstick.
If you had 1 brain you would eat it, and die.

Ok. Let's do a google search and cut/paste for clarity:

Graduation: Conferral or receipt of an academic degree or diploma marking completion of studies.

In this case, TFF has totally exhausted or completed his phase of fixation on venereal disease. He has "graduated" from that since he can think of nothing else to say about it. Maybe when he ****es next time something new will "pop" into his head when those scabs are staring back up at him.

Lateral: Of or constituting a change within an organization or a hierarchy to a position at a similar level, as in salary or responsibility.

In this case, IMO TFF talking about shyt is neither an advancement nor a regression of his level of discourse that previously revolved around VD.

Hugh, patterning your username after what results from your and TFF's midnite trysts is not really appealing. Maybe you will change your username to facepipe next?

You really are outgunned here mentally. I just want you to know that.
 
34 is a number I will never play as "lucky" from now on...

Carl0880 said:
It is not surprising, but still shocking. The common age is 34, Fois, Pantani and VDB.
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Suddenly I can't wait to turn 35... :(

I don't know why VDB's death is haunting me so much...maybe b/c despite the differing levels of fame, fortune and success, there are components of a shared suffering, post-cycling (even though you can rightly contend that VDB was racing w/ a team through the mid-point of this year). I think I'm going to try to write a haiku in honor of VDB, in Flemish at that. Maybe even invite others to do the same (haha, I mean write a short poem or few lines of verse in honor of VDB, not a haiku in Flemish) - I'll award prizes for the best. :confused: Ok, off to work on the haiku.
 
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apparently the autopsy unlike previously reported did not find alcohol in vdb's body. violent death was also unlikly. the investigation will continue in europe. source: de telegraaf.
 
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usedtobefast said:
nice work dim. i shared with some friends.

Yeah, 7 hours is Epic...Bravo.

I just wanted to clear up that I didn't want to have a contest for best artsty-fartsy VDB-death profiteering. I wanted to create a post on my blog where things such as Dim's video could be shared and brought to the attention of some high profile cycling media people who might be able to give them the wider attention they should have, which VDB deserved. Here is the full text. If you're interested in what's already there, following the link at the end:

"Frank Vandenbroucke (VDB) was a controversial figure in the world of cycling - but you didn't need me to tell you that... Why he was controversial is splattered all over the internet, but not everyone thinks he was an ***, I know, and some of you are truly moved by an utterly pointless and tragic death. I know I am - and not least of all because several of the demons that VDB publicly revealed as having tormented him have pushed against my door on occasion since 2006.


"VDB Tributes" have already started to appear on Youtube, and dozens of blogger's have commented on the senseless death of a brilliant athlete who lived what seemed to be, in some ways, a tortured existence - which at times he may have made worse by his own hand. Other cyclists have died in the last several years, including Valentino Fois, but for me personally VDB's passing is utterly too close for comfort and at times a legitimately haunting event. The fact that Fois, Marco Pantani, VDB and I were all close in age (34) makes this more "real" than it might otherwise be. I'm no longer the wide-eyed 19 year-old living it up in Monte Carlo thanks to cycling, wondering exactly how high up "the sky's the limit" meant I might soar.


Reality being what it is, at least I'm still alive, but the aforementioned are not (plus José María Jiménez, Jobie Dajka, Luca Gelfi, Christophe Dupouey, and Thierry Claveyrolat - to name just a few). If you think VDB's death was inevitable, or you don't care, or you can't be bothered - no worries - this post isn't for you. But for those so inclined, I want to collect here and publish your video clips, verse, haiku, photo collages, stories, and any other work you create to memorialize VDB as a cyclist, father, boy, human...


If you have anything to share, please let me know and send it (even if it's just a "heads up" towards another link). Though this isn't a contest, I'll endeavour to recognize some of the most-exceptional submissions with something of value and appropriateness, in appreciation for the complex investment that goes into composing something in memory of Frank Vandenbroucke.


Eentries will be evaluated by me and several other colleagues in the cycling world, including journalists, editors, industry-types, etc. I'm not naming the panel though, because I don't want them to be subjected to harassment in the forums or grief from their own employers or associates. Though 99.9% of you would never stoop to such a level, the 0.1% that would have a habit of making noise like a whiny, spoiled child.


To quote a very well-known member of the cycling press corps who provided me with valuable feedback on how best to convey my sentiments here, this isn't "a morbid exercise in schadenfreude," so don't come here with that expectation or intent. This also is not an attempt to drive traffic to the site. Rather, I'm quite saddened by VDB's passing, and I want to offer those who feel the same a place where their efforts can be collected, published, watched, read or listened to; and for those with an artistic flair who go the extra mile, I want to offer something beyond "thanks", some kind of award. If I had a signed piece of VDB memorabilia, I would give it to the creator of the most compelling piece... And so that we're clear, the fact that Frank Vandenbroucke may have implied or admitted to being doped is irrelevant in the context of this post, on this blog. What's salient is all that VDB was, what he could have been, and yet never will.


Now, with no further adieu, and in no particular order, I'll post the submissions as they arrive (let me know if you want a public credit or not). Oh, but before I do, if you're a cyclist and you're reading this and you think you might be depressed, you may find "A Cyclist's Guide to Depression" from VeloNews to be of value."


http://joepapp.blogspot.com/2009/10/in-memory-of-vdb.html