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"I sacrifice so much of my life, can I at least get laid?" An interview with a boxer. Mike, you are fun to have around.
posted by thekorruptor (23 comments total)

 
big. ugly. stupid. violent. no mike, it is not in society's best interests for you to get laid. perhaps we could interest you in a nice lobotomy?
posted by quonsar at 1:37 PM on May 3, 2002


"I wish that you guys had children so I could kick them in the (expletive) head or stomp on their testicles so you could feel my pain because that's the pain I have waking up every day."

This guy is crackers.

He seems at least raging pit of self loathing; he acts out repeatedly and is never really punished. His celebrity and continued inhuman behavior are disgusting.

I mean seriously he's nuts. He will be dead within five years, probably by his own hand.
posted by Kafkaesque at 1:38 PM on May 3, 2002


I wish i could find a transcribed copy of when Bill O'Reilly interviewed him. He asked honest, strait-forward questions and all Tyson could do was respond with "yes massa! noooo massa!". I thought it was hilarious, hearing that squeeking voice talk shit to O'Reilly, who usually owns people in debate.
posted by shadow45 at 1:45 PM on May 3, 2002


I wish i could find a transcribed copy of when Bill O'Reilly interviewed him.

Yes, please somebody post the transcript or something. That was genius.
It really took O'Reilly to make me root for this dangerous, homicidal rapist
posted by matteo at 1:51 PM on May 3, 2002


I did find this quote interesting. It does speak to the hypocrisy that sometimes occurs in pop culture. But, it also shows his view of women.

"It's just what I said before, everybody in this country is a big (expletive) liar. (The media) tells people ... that this person did this and this person did that and then we find out that were just human and we find out that Michael Jordan cheats on his wife just like everybody else and that we all cheat on our (expletive) wife in one way or another either emotionally, physically or sexually or one way."
posted by thekorruptor at 1:51 PM on May 3, 2002


Why do his managers let him do interviews? He's obviously borderline retarded and probably sociopathic too. Why not keep control of his image and just issue press releases?
posted by plaino at 2:08 PM on May 3, 2002


Well, for one thing, we wouldn't be sitting here talking about him.
posted by ColdChef at 2:35 PM on May 3, 2002


Bread and circuses....
posted by rushmc at 3:38 PM on May 3, 2002


Here's the freak's psychiatric report.
posted by Optamystic at 5:39 PM on May 3, 2002


"I normally don't do interviews with women unless I fornicate with them....I think Jesus would have a drink with me...I'm just like you."
posted by kirkaracha at 7:02 PM on May 3, 2002


I feel I must speak for women everywhere, just this one time, OK, women everywhere? I promise it will never happen again.

"I sacrifice so much of my life, can I at least get laid?"

NO.


posted by iconomy at 7:48 PM on May 3, 2002


So the guy's a borderline (page 8 of the psychiatric report). Holy cow. Thanks, Optamystic, for a very interesting link.
posted by Slithy_Tove at 7:53 PM on May 3, 2002


I feel I must speak for men everywhere,just this one time, OK, men every where? I promise it will never happen again

"I sacrifice so much of my life, can I at least get laid?"

NO.



Just in case Mike was getting ideas...
posted by jonmc at 8:50 PM on May 3, 2002


he was in prison for 3 years and nobody died. you know he got some.
posted by quonsar at 9:01 PM on May 3, 2002


He kind of reminds me of a dumber, more violent Jesse Ventura... He speaks his mind, EVERYONE knows he's being honest, and can be, sometimes, insightful.

"I feel like sometimes that I was born, that I'm not meant for this society because everyone here is a (expletive) hypocrite. Everybody says they believe in God but they don't do God's work. Everybody counteracts what God is really about. If Jesus was here, do you think Jesus would show me any love? Do you think Jesus would love me? I'm a Muslim, but do you think Jesus would love me ... I think Jesus would have a drink with me and discuss ... why you acting like that?

"Now, he would be cool. He would talk to me. No Christian ever did that and said in the name of Jesus even ... They'd throw me in jail and write bad articles about me and then go to church on Sunday and say Jesus is a wonderful man and he's coming back to save us. But they don't understand that when he comes back, that these crazy greedy capitalistic men are gonna kill him again."


Preach on brother Mike. But damn, you sound SO much more intelligent written out than verbally.
posted by Espoo2 at 9:07 PM on May 3, 2002


Tyson obviously has mental problems and his PHENOMONAL skill as a boxer has put him in to postitions he is incapable of handling. Reading that medical evaluation paints a sad picture. Honestly, I feel sorry for him. While his acts of sexual assault are unforgivable and reprehensible, any woman with half a brain would never put themselves into a position of being alone with him (NO, I am not saying it is their fault.) He is raping randoms on the street. He has been used, and continues to be used. He should probably be institutionalized but the very clever people who run his life wouldn't get paid then.
posted by McBain at 10:42 PM on May 3, 2002


i don't get it. is he saying Christians are hypocrites because he was sent to prison? and what was he sent to prison for?
posted by tolkhan at 10:45 PM on May 3, 2002


"Everybody says they believe in God but they don't do God's work. Everybody counteracts what God is really about. If Jesus was here, do you think Jesus would show me any love? Do you think Jesus would love me?"

The typical "yeah preach it brother" attitude toward that shows me two sad things:

1. Christians often fail to be Christ-like
2. Non-Christians judge Christians against the character of Christ, all the while denying Him and the solid character of God.

"Whenever you find a man who says he does not believe in a real Right and Wrong, you will find the same man going back on this a moment later. He may break his promise to you, but if you try breaking one to him he will be complaining "It's not fair" before you can say Jack Robinson. It seems, then, we are forced to believe in a real Right and Wrong." C.S. Lewis
posted by aaronshaf at 11:00 PM on May 3, 2002


on a fairly unrelated note, or possibly an extremely relevant note, why the hell does he have Chairman Mao tattooed on his arm. Is he a communist?!? Does he understand the political statement he is making? I for one find it hard to believe that someone who wants to kick children " in the (expletive) head" gets the intricacies of Marxist, or Maoist theory.
posted by guyincognito at 11:36 PM on May 3, 2002


why the hell does he have Chairman Mao tattooed on his arm. Is he a communist?!?

Of course Chairman Mao was a communist. I thought everybody knew that.
posted by diddlegnome at 12:07 AM on May 4, 2002


He reminds me of a guy I went to school with, but he wasn't such a good boxer.
posted by selton at 2:02 AM on May 4, 2002


("It's no doubt I am going to win this fight and I feel confident about winning this fight. I normally don't do interviews with women unless I fornicate with them. So you shouldn't talk anymore ... Unless you want to, you know.").

Laughing, rolling on the floor, and slamming my fist against the desk...THAT RULES! Surely, truly, this man is a fucking nut, but come on, comedy like that deserves an hour on HBO. BTW, if Tyson doesn't go cannibal on Lewis' ass, Tyson in 5 rounds. No contest.
posted by BlueTrain at 3:30 PM on May 4, 2002


To me, Mike Tyson is as tragic a figure as there has ever been or possibly ever will be in sports. Whenever I see or read something about Mike Tyson, the word that comes to mind is "post mortem". (oh shit is that one word or two words?)

This guy had the hunger and the ability to be the greatest Heavyweight (which is synonymous with being the greatest boxer) ever. Ever.

He was rolling over opponents in a pretty decent heavyweight division before he was 25. Larry Holmes, Michael Spinks, Frank Bruno...all fell like timber before him. (Decent heavyweight division, not great.) And he devastated them...I don't think any of his fights lasted longer than 8 rounds...

I've been on an Ali kick lately, the movie just came out on DVD and my Dad bought it for me, and it was pretty good, and I rewatched "When We Were Kings" and loved it. If reading about iron mike makes you depressed or nostalgic or longing for better boxing, reaquaint your self with Muhammed.

"I ain't got no quarrel with them Vietcong"

mike tyson, r.i.p
posted by vito90 at 6:21 PM on May 4, 2002


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