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(Reuters)   New Dale Earnhardt documentary to be in theatres next year. Don't mean to spoil it for you, but it goes left turn, left turn, left turn, right turn, death   (today.reuters.co.uk) divider line 61
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2006-06-12 02:15:51 AM  
need a new keyboard....
 
2006-06-12 02:17:53 AM  
Dale who?
 
2006-06-12 02:19:44 AM  
Great headline.
 
2006-06-12 02:22:27 AM  
You can have the seat next to me.

/I laughed
 
2006-06-12 02:24:04 AM  
By the headline I assume he is a NASCAR driver. That would make the headline rather humorous.
 
2006-06-12 02:28:21 AM  
I wonder if anyone is going to cry about this headline.
 
2006-06-12 02:29:19 AM  
Yesdog: By the headline I assume he is a NASCAR driver. That would make the headline rather humorous.

Completely deadpan.
 
2006-06-12 02:32:38 AM  
I just wanna race, daddy.
 
2006-06-12 02:32:58 AM  
I laughed.

/Earnhardt fan
 
2006-06-12 02:34:36 AM  
ESPN's "3" was really good to many racing cliches though wonder how this will be.
 
2006-06-12 02:36:17 AM  
wickedj: ESPN's "3" was really good to many racing cliches though wonder how this will be.

Being as how its a documentary...
 
2006-06-12 02:50:21 AM  
He's truly an angel now. All the pickup trucks say so.
 
2006-06-12 03:02:04 AM  
Awesome headline. I'm going straight to hell for laughing, but A+ for Submitter.
 
2006-06-12 03:15:23 AM  
Funny headline, submitter
 
2006-06-12 03:22:10 AM  
Crap, this bus is sure getting crowded.

Is it hot in here, or is it just me?
 
2006-06-12 05:25:09 AM  
Yesdog: By the headline I assume he is a NASCAR driver

I think was is the verb you were looking for.
 
2006-06-12 08:13:28 AM  
labman - I think was is the verb you were looking for.

I once talked to a gentleman in a bar who explained to me in great detail that the reason Earnhardt died was that God was starting his own racing team, and needed a driver. The guy who told me this was serious. Drunk, but serious.

If that guy was right, is is the verb.
 
2006-06-12 08:36:44 AM  
Yet you know there are going to be rednecks in the audience cringing and moaning, "Don't do it, Dale! Don't do it!"
 
2006-06-12 08:48:39 AM  
Yeah, and after the movie the audience can all go down to the malt shop and have sex with their sister.
 
2006-06-12 09:25:16 AM  
Hi, my name's muninsfire, and I'll be the driver on this handbasket....

/Damnit, submitter, I'm at work, and restraining the laughing is going to give me an anyurism...
 
2006-06-12 10:01:28 AM  
No Pink Floyd joke yet? I'm shocked...
 
2006-06-12 10:18:36 AM  
I live in NC. One of my co-workers called in sick the next day and told us he was too depressed to come to work after he died.

/was a tool
//quit six months later to follow Jr. in his RV.
//dead serious
 
2006-06-12 10:22:18 AM  
That was really funny.
 
2006-06-12 10:29:12 AM  
submitter: New Dale Earnhardt documentary to be in theatres next year. Don't mean to spoil it for you, but it goes left turn, left turn, left turn, right turn, death

Die in a fire.
 
2006-06-12 10:39:08 AM  
2006-06-12 10:29:12 AMcycotica

Die in a fire.

Shave your back.

www.funfry.com
 
2006-06-12 10:39:12 AM  
hearty guffaws.
well done 'mitter.


cycotica
- STFU and get back to complaining about every single Contact Music link.
 
2006-06-12 10:41:15 AM  
How do you confuse a NASCAR fan?
 
2006-06-12 10:43:51 AM  
cycotica

Die in a fire. car crash.

fixed that for you.

/Dale Earnhardt beat you to it.
 
2006-06-12 11:22:54 AM  
Aw man, thats not fair to Dale! He could crash turning left too!
 
2006-06-12 11:24:45 AM  
In the interest of not coming across as a complete asshole (too late?):

I only found the headline offensive because I consider Earnhardt a hero of the sport whose untimely death was a terrible loss that has, in turn, sparked a major interest in safety for NASCAR. It's sad that it took the death of arguably one of the best drivers ever to make NASCAR reevauate it' ssafety measures, but at least they're starting to take some positive steps with HANS devices and SAFER barriers...

Without the increased safety awareness brought about by his death, Jeff Gordon would likely be laid out on a slab after his wreck yesterday...and I don't like Gordon, but I hate to see any driver injured or worse during a race...

So, to me, trivializing and/or making fun of the circumstances of Earnhardt's death is just plain not funny...

Apologies for any ruffled feathers, but there you have it...
 
2006-06-12 11:31:24 AM  
HOW DARE YOU MAKE FUN OF THE INTIMIDATOR! HE WILL PWN YOU ALL! #3 4 LIFEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!! HE'S A TRUE AMARIKAN HERO!

/yawn
 
2006-06-12 11:34:14 AM  
Apologies for any ruffled feathers, but there you have it...

die in a fire.
 
2006-06-12 11:57:48 AM  
Dale was one of the best Nascar drivers ever, not one of the best all around drivers ever. Big difference.
 
2006-06-12 12:02:34 PM  
cycotica = What *most* modern day NASCAR fans are like

TheWolfdog - Maybe, just maybe, there's more to NASCAR fans than that terrible old cliche you're dragging out. The largest single sporting event in the (very liberal) San Francisco Bay Area? NASCAR. In middle of California's award-winning wine country is a wildly popular NASCAR race. You're not too likely to find any slack-jaw yokels, Git R Done t-shirts, dyed-in-the-wool Republicans, or any of your other "They're different than me, so I must be better than them" NASCAR stereotypes.

/yeah, there'll be a few, but you'll find them at any sporting event in the country
 
2006-06-12 12:10:19 PM  
Dumb-Ass-Monkey:

Thank you.
 
2006-06-12 12:22:35 PM  
cycotica
No problem. I work tech support, live 15 minutes from Sears Point, work in the bay area, and see more people like me at our NASCAR race than I do anyone else. I just really farkin hate ignorant assholes like TheWolfdog. Their "I'm better than you because you like NASCAR' attitude bugs the hell out of me.
 
2006-06-12 12:27:10 PM  
I'm sure at the California race you'll see Git-R-Done shirts and Republicans. They exist EVERYWHERE, including California. When the fast car show comes to town, I'm sure they peek their heads out for sunlight.
 
2006-06-12 12:30:15 PM  
Dumb-Ass-Monkey: No problem. I work tech support, live 15 minutes from Sears Point, work in the bay area, and see more people like me at our NASCAR race than I do anyone else.

I know how you feel -- I'm a PhD candidate in theatre arts with research interests in Shakespeare, Elizabethan revenge tragedy, Aritotle's Poetics and the construction of tragedy, and historical acting methodologies...

But when I mention that I'm also a NASCAR fan, people immediately picture me as the kid with the banjo from Deliverance.

Now, you see a larger contingent of the "classic redneck" at Texas Motor Speedway than at Sonoma or Fontana, but some of the folks who roam around these NASCAR threads would be surprised at how many intelligent, respectable, middle- and upper-middle class people attend races these days...
 
2006-06-12 12:33:06 PM  
No Pink Floyd joke yet?
All in all, it's just another hick in the wall.

/runs
 
2006-06-12 12:33:53 PM  
robsul82 That's why I threw this in -- yeah, there'll be a few, but you'll find them at any sporting event in the country
 
2006-06-12 12:36:14 PM  
But when I mention that I'm also a NASCAR fan, people immediately picture me as the kid with the banjo from Deliverance.
Oh I see... a man can make his own words up (and perhaps, be someone else) and that's good, but it's bad to be the crazy kid from Deliverance?!

j/k
 
2006-06-12 12:36:55 PM  
And I can't seem to spell "Aristotle" today...
 
2006-06-12 12:41:27 PM  
cycotica
I can't speak for any other track, but Sears Point has a special "Corvette Parking" section. Not only is it above and beyond all other parking areas, but just by parking your 'vette there you have access to hospitality tents set up by some of the local vinyards and wineries.

/I refuse to call Sears Point 'Infinion Raceway'.
//The 49ers play at Candlestick. Not 'Monster Park'.
///The Raiders (and A's) have Oakland Coliseum. Not 'McAfee Coliseum'.
////And I don't give a damn if I can't spell today. No sleep = typos.
\end rant
 
2006-06-12 12:46:25 PM  
Dumb-Ass-Monkey: I can't speak for any other track, but Sears Point has a special "Corvette Parking" section. Not only is it above and beyond all other parking areas, but just by parking your 'vette there you have access to hospitality tents set up by some of the local vinyards and wineries.

Sweet!

I didn't happen to see any of the VIP parking/access areas when I went to TMS, but I know some of the condos and box-seats areas are pretty posh...

/Would love to be able to rent/buy an RV, take a year off, and just follow the circuit...
 
2006-06-12 01:07:03 PM  
I was reading "NASCAR for Dummies" the other day. It breaks down like this:

Chapter 1: Why we drive counterclockwise.
Chapters 2-13: Explaining what counterclockwise means.
 
2006-06-12 01:07:20 PM  
Would love to be able to rent/buy an RV, take a year off, and just follow the circuit...
The main reason I buy lotto tickets!
 
2006-06-12 01:11:07 PM  
Ryker's Peninsula
Well, as long as you finally understand what 'counterclockwise' means. Maybe from there you can move on to more advanced ideas, like 'addition' and 'subtraction'.
 
2006-06-12 01:19:20 PM  
har har. left turn NASCAR joke. Never heard that before.
 
2006-06-12 01:29:58 PM  
Cycotica:

I was a sportswriter and covered auto racing -- Indy cars, F1, IMSA, NASCAR, SCCA, etc. -- for many years and found the NASCAR guys were the most approachable and friendly.

Saying that, however, calling him a "hero" no matter what the context cheapens the word. The cops and firefighters who died on 9/11 are heroes. The people driving down streets in Bagdad wondering if there's an IED on the next corner are heroes. All Dale Earnhardt did was drive a car real fast.
 
2006-06-12 01:40:08 PM  
This thread went from funny to disturbing NOT when the death jokes were made, but when the NASCAR fans started giving eachother verbal blowjobs.

This isn't a support group.

I am a better driver then Dale Earnhardt, because I have never died driving. Point Me!

/EAD
 
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