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(Buzzfeed)   "In Recognition of your 4th Place Olympic Games 2012"   (buzzfeed.com) divider line 40
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2012-08-03 01:32:44 PM
Here's a medal to commemorate your crushing disappointment.
 
2012-08-03 01:33:19 PM
Not everyone deserves a trophy.
 
2012-08-03 01:34:51 PM
here's your Third Loser award. congratulations.
 
2012-08-03 01:35:41 PM
If I were fourth best at anything in the world, I'd have pride in that, but I'd be pissed off to get the medal. On the other hand, I'd appreciate the effort of the guy who sent it.

I'm pretty certain I'll never be fourth best at anything, so I'm safe.
 
2012-08-03 01:36:09 PM
I'm sure Michael Phelps will cherish it more than his 376 gold medals.
 
2012-08-03 01:37:08 PM
This reminds me of an image

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2012-08-03 01:38:59 PM
Hey Dawg, I heard you like medals so here's a medal for being not quite good enough to get a medal.

Also, watch for the forthcoming "you can't do that because Olympics" from the IOC.
 
2012-08-03 01:40:37 PM
This man obviously hates 'Murikun Axceptunuhlizm.
 
2012-08-03 01:41:28 PM
www.adrianjournal.com
 
2012-08-03 01:43:08 PM
What about the fifth place people? That's just cruel and heartless leaving those folks empty handed.
 
2012-08-03 01:44:27 PM
I have to wonder why you don't hear of a mass of suicides from athletes who lose in the olympics. I mean, that's pretty much a failure on a grand scale, so much that you'll forever be branded "the loser". I'd imagine you'd lose everything, and would never step foot in any athletic job again, or for that matter, any job once people in your home country hear of your loss. You'd be hated, scorned, abandoned, and destroyed. If I were a loser in the olympics, I know I personally would take a high dive headfirst off a nearby building the moment I was declared a loser and kicked out.
There's no way in hell I'd be able to live with the shame, degradation, and general blacklisting from anything anyone could have heard of you about, that comes with public humiliation of losing at such a grand scale. I don't know how people in this go on living.
 
2012-08-03 01:53:42 PM
englandyouusedtobecool.jpg
 
2012-08-03 01:59:59 PM
Personally, I think the fact that this guy spent his own money to recognize the 4th place finishers is cool. I get not everyone is for participation awards, but he recognizes how much it hurt.

That a "fan" would recognize an athlete is a neat thing...

/good on him!
 
2012-08-03 02:03:04 PM
What is fourth place, stainless steel?
 
2012-08-03 02:03:20 PM
www.easyfreeprintables.com
 
2012-08-03 02:04:12 PM
Pretty cool of Mr. David Mitchell.
It's nice that Super Hans didn't steal them from him to trade for crack.
 
2012-08-03 02:04:58 PM
it would make for an interesting conversation piece. Of course you'd have to make up a BS story to go with it like: " Yeah 2012....I made it a point to take fourth because everyone else was doping and I was just proving that I was the only legit one in the race"
 
2012-08-03 02:05:19 PM

Snarfangel: What is fourth place, stainless steel?



Chocolate.
 
2012-08-03 02:07:45 PM

BigNumber12: Snarfangel: What is fourth place, stainless steel?


Chocolate.


Tin?
 
2012-08-03 02:16:43 PM

funzyr: BigNumber12: Snarfangel: What is fourth place, stainless steel?


Chocolate.

Tin?


Asbestos.
 
2012-08-03 02:17:00 PM

Snarfangel: What is fourth place, stainless steel?


Dilithium.
 
2012-08-03 02:36:17 PM
Next, he'll want to rename the Olympics the "Megabowl."
 
2012-08-03 02:39:13 PM
Good for him.

Now cue the cease and desist letter from the IOC lawyers...
 
2012-08-03 02:53:47 PM
It's nice of him, but losing is losing. It reminds me of the transition of a class-wide track meet to "Super Kids Day", where you picked a friend and competed against one another (and if you were lucky, they didn't consistently lose and whine about it), and EVERYONE got a ribbon.
 
2012-08-03 03:01:33 PM

funzyr: If I were fourth best at anything in the world, I'd have pride in that, but I'd be pissed off to get the medal. On the other hand, I'd appreciate the effort of the guy who sent it.


I don't know. If I unexpectedly got that in the mail, I might take it as some arsehole being snarky.
 
2012-08-03 03:05:50 PM
i306.photobucket.com
 
2012-08-03 03:10:11 PM

Pichu0102: I have to wonder why you don't hear of a mass of suicides from athletes who lose in the olympics.


Do mass "accidents" count? Cause I'm pretty sure that happens lots in some places. *cough*NorthKorea*cough*
 
2012-08-03 03:29:39 PM
Everyone's a winner, folks!
 
2012-08-03 03:50:49 PM
Hey, what about the 5th place competitor? He was almost 4th place!
 
2012-08-03 04:17:18 PM

Highroller48: Pichu0102: I have to wonder why you don't hear of a mass of suicides from athletes who lose in the olympics.

Do mass "accidents" count? Cause I'm pretty sure that happens lots in some places. *cough*NorthKorea*cough*


I wouldn't be too surprised to find that the Best Koreans go home in 2 planes, one with medal winners, and the other will tragically crash. Right into Worst Korea.
 
2012-08-03 04:43:12 PM

ItsMyNameYouCantHaveIt: funzyr: BigNumber12: Snarfangel: What is fourth place, stainless steel?


Chocolate.

Tin?

Asbestos.


Crap (I was given the medal-or-trophy option back in my heyday)

/I would totally love a gold-foiled chocolate Olympic medal
//who am I kidding, just any chocolate will do
///darn now I gotta go to the store....
 
2012-08-03 05:41:46 PM

PsyLord: Hey, what about the 5th place competitor?


That's dolomite, baby.
 
2012-08-03 06:03:32 PM
Yeah, having some creepy freak send you awards will make you feel much better.
 
2012-08-03 06:06:28 PM
I think it's a nice gesture on that guys part, so obviously, we should release the internet hounds and rip him limb from limb. Loser! Tool!
 
2012-08-03 06:31:38 PM

TheLopper: I think it's a nice gesture on that guys part, so obviously, we should release the internet hounds and rip him limb from limb. Loser! Tool!


That it's a well-meaning gesture is not in dispute. The question is whether or not it's actually a good thing to do. There are a lot of people, myself included, who argue that ultimately it is not. The terms of the competition were known to all the competitors when they signed up, and the difficulty is a large part of the draw. This takes away from that.
 
2012-08-03 06:42:36 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-08-03 06:47:11 PM
i291.photobucket.com

/easy for me to snark
//pass the cheetos
 
2012-08-03 06:52:11 PM
www.getamused.com


/oblig

IF YOU HAD FUN, YOU WON
 
2012-08-04 12:52:19 AM
This guy should keep those medals. Everyone who participated in the Olympics had to be way better than average just to qualify: they do not need anything else but to know that they are Olympians.
 
2012-08-04 07:37:10 PM

spectrek: This guy should keep those medals. Everyone who participated in the Olympics had to be way better than average just to qualify: they do not need anything else but to know that they are Olympians.



That, and all of the hot, sweaty, exceedingly-fit, Olympic Village sex that they had. Hell, they should be pitying him.
 
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