July 22, 2004


What's with the spitting? I have been known, at the height of my athletic days (read 16 years old), to spit. But to spit on someone? I'm not sure I could ever do that. (I can barely stand the episode of South Park where the moms are trying to get the kids chicken pox; they make up a game where Kenny spits in Kyle's mouth...ugh.) So how can people spit on Lance Armstrong? Spitting on someone is the most degrading thing I can think of, and they do this to a man who overcame cancer and is on the way to winning his sixth Tour de France. I'll never understand.

(via Smash)


And look at this horrible photo.

Posted by Sarah at July 22, 2004 09:14 AM

Ugh, isn't it terrible? But is it really that surprising? Right off the bat, he's an American, which means they "must" hate him. And then, he is proving what they always suspected (and hated) about the U.S.: that, in almost any way you can think of, Americans are superior.

I don't mean this in a "nyah nyah, we're better" kind of way, I just mean that the American love of freedom and individual achievement allows for Americans to rise to the top of almost any field they attempt.

I hope Mr. Armstrong psyched himself up for this kind of treatment and is capable of transforming that into more energy to win.

Posted by: Carla at July 22, 2004 03:37 PM

i have a handicap brother he can walk and talk he just picked up spitting from some where he spits all over the house all over everything tell me a remedy for this please we have tryed everthing please help me

Posted by: angel at January 17, 2005 12:20 AM

I am African American for the time being living in Japan noticed something strange sometimes I encounter older gentlemen who just have to spit when i walk by or sometimes they make that loud sound right behind me and just as they are a few steps in front of me the spit or sometimes if i recognize the face they turn their backs first and then spit trying to find out what gives? have a pretty good Idea but want to know if my idea is correct. any one reading this please reply or send me email. Its not in the travelers guide i checked believe me!!

Posted by: S at March 27, 2005 12:13 AM