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From: The Bone Entered on: August 2, 2004 12:57 AM
Muffin and I went on a shark cage adventure today. Sadly, the current was ripping so hard that the cage (tethered on a mooring in 450 ft of water) was has submerged and we couldn't get in the cage. Instead, we just fucked around with the sharks from the boat. There were about a dozen or so galapagos sharks ranging from 7 to 11 feet long. They were so fucking sweet. The thrill of seeing them live can in no way be captured on film. I got to hold a rope with a chunk of fish on it and dangle it around and lure the sharks half out of the water chomping away. I almost reached out and touched one but I figured the boat guys would get pissed. Fatty, I just figured out our next business. We'll be shark tour operators somehwere sweet. Oahu has 2 but the Big Island and Maui have none.
From: Creeko Entered on: August 2, 2004 3:30 AM
better late than never:)
From: Ross Entered on: August 2, 2004 9:21 AM
Dude, that is sweet as hell. Have you seen that movie Open Water yet? Just hearing Ebert and Roeper talk about it made me that much more afraid of sharks.  
By the way, what's the scoop on your idol Iron Mike? Has this shaken your faith?
From: Swerb Entered on: August 2, 2004 11:20 AM
Bone, why are there Galapagos sharks in Hawaii? Aren't the Galapagos islands a couple thousand miles away? Still, that's a pretty sweet adventure, although I would be too wussy to do it myself. Get in the cage, I mean. Watching from the boat wouldn't be too bad, I guess.  
And I've seen Open Water, and it scared the living shit out of me. It's pretty low budget, and the acting can be a bit rough - but it's totally realistic, and puts you right there in that situation. I recommend seeing it.
From: John Entered on: August 2, 2004 11:49 AM
I've been wanting to see Open Water, hopefully it will be better and scarier than the Village.  
Iron Mike is no Ali, he pooped out in the fourth round and essentially gave up. Even his trainer Freddie Roach thinks it might be time for the 38 year old Tyson to hang it up. Too bad he needs the money.
From: The Bone Entered on: August 2, 2004 11:52 AM
Thanks and Happy Birthday motherfucker to you too Creeko!  
I've seeen previews for Open Water and I really want to check it out. I was imagining being in a similar situation with these sharks. It would have been rough business.  
I saw the Tyson fight and it brought me down big time. The only positive thing was that Tyson was fighting sweet as fuck for the first 3 and part of the 4th round. He had old school head movement and was throwing sweet ass combos. Unfortunately he tore his meniscus in his knee and supposedly couldn't get the leverage to throw hard punches after that. Finally, in at the end of the 4th round, he ran out of gas and got stunned by at least 15 unanswered powerbombs in a row by Williams before sitting against the ropes. He could have easily beaten the count but just didn't feel like going on. Can't blame him. Williams may be a a nobody but he is known as a hard puncher at 265lbs. The fact that he couldn't knock Tyson clean out after 15 full on punches is a testament to Tyson's hard jaw. Now if Tyson could get his cardio going a little better, he might have a decent chance at making the 32 mil he has left in debt. Tyson is slated for knee surgury this week. Depending on the type of surgury performed he could be back to training in 8 weeks or as much as 6 months.  
Swerb, Galapagos sharks are everywhere.
From: Swerb Entered on: August 2, 2004 1:45 PM
Then they should be named Everywhere Sharks. :)  
Bone, isn't it sort of general consensus that Tyson's career is pretty much over now? The boxing columnist for the GR Press seems to think he won't fight again. However, he is motivated solely by money at this point (am I wrong?), because I can't imagine the guy getting a normal job pumping gas or something...
From: Ross Entered on: August 2, 2004 1:51 PM
He's hugely in debt - if he can fight even just to get his brains beat out, he'll do it.
From: Jackzilla Entered on: August 2, 2004 3:45 PM
I know facing a little credit card debt can seem insurmountable. Or a student loan. Can you imagine facing debt of $32 MILLION? How the hell does THAT happen? Someone needs to budget better.
From: The Bone Entered on: August 2, 2004 3:57 PM
Tyson's critics are shitting all over him because (a) hey mostly don't know shit about boxing and (b) Tyson's the man you love to hate.  
They say his career is over but actually, he fought the best fight he'd fought in 10 years. He's listening to his trainer (one of the best in boxing) for a change. He's taking his training seriously for once.  
He was moving sweet like days of yore. Boxing as opposed to punching like he's relied on for the past 10 years.  
The good news, Tyson is showing better boxing skill than he has in a long time. He took at least 15 unanswered bombs to the chin by a known heavy puncher and couldn't get knocked clean out. He merely sat down against the ropes fully coherent and probably said to himself, "I'm tired as hell and my knee is fucked up - fuck it, it's not worth it." You can't really say the same for any of the current heavyweights ability to absorb that many punches. He fucked up his knee so he couldn't generate a fully powerful punch that he is known for. That can be fixed.  
The bad news, He's weak when it comes to going the distance. He fought at 233lbs when his trainer thought he should be at 226lbs but couldn't quite get him there. However, that can also be fixed. He's one dimensional and hasn't shown the ability to adapt to different styles. I don't think much can be done about that at this point.  
The weakest part about Tyson is his mind. This loss could mean the end for him if he can't get over it. If he can, he still has the chance to be succesful in the heavyweight division. The more fights he has, the more he will brush off the ring rust and the better he will be. I don't think he canwin the belt because Klitchko is too big at 6'8'' for Tyson but he could place him self in a position to fight for it and make enough money to pay his debts and retire even if he loses. Did anyone say Lennox Lewis was washed up when he was knocked the fuck out by a nobody by the name of Hasim Rahman? Or how about Roy Jones Jr when he barely beat another turd by the name of Tarver in their first match and got knocked out by him in their second?
From: Ross Entered on: August 2, 2004 4:22 PM
Holy shit Bone, I had no idea that you were this passionate about the subject - this is the most I've ever seen you type. When you said Tyson's loss "brought you down big time" I didn't take you too seriously - now I do. Are you all right, man? :)  
Actually I would enjoy watching Tyson rise through the ranks again. But let's face it - at this point, most people find their entertainment via Tyson outside the ring.  
I would have liked to have seen the fight though. Is it available on Bittorrent anywhere?
From: Ross Entered on: August 2, 2004 4:24 PM
Never mind, I just found it.
From: The Bone Entered on: August 2, 2004 4:49 PM
Yeah, I'm not dillusional about Tyson. I know he was and probably still is an ass, but I'm a sucker for a redemption story. I'd just like to see him win enough fights to pay of his debts and a little extra to show for his time in the ring. Beyond that my expectations are low.  
Here's what his doctor had to say about the knee injury:  
"Under normal circumstances the pain and locking that occurs with this injury would make it impossible for the athlete to continue and he would have to be taken out of the game or the boxing match on a stretcher or with assistance," Emerson said.  
"Im shocked that Mike was able to box for three more rounds after the injury occurred and that he was able to walk away from the ring."  

From: John Entered on: August 2, 2004 11:32 PM
Bert's answer to this question would be who knows how much pain Tyson suffered as it probably varies from person to person. This is similar to his reply when I told him Ali fought 11 rounds with a broken jaw. Still, I can't imagine being pounded on a broken jaw feels good and maintain Ali was tough as nails nonetheless.  
I too would like to see Tyson climb out of debt and get little extra for all his years in the ring. Part of the reason he's broke is because of Don fuckbunny King. He's fucked many fighters including "The Greatest of all Time" Muhammad Ali. I'd like to see Don step in the ring with Tyson for a well deserved beating. Ali once said of King, "I know you've got him picked (Foreman) if you get in my way I'll knock you out too". I only wish he had because that would've been fun to see.
From: Swerb Entered on: August 3, 2004 12:24 AM
I dunno... I acknowledge that Tyson is a bad motherfucker when it comes to boxing. I remember my dad and I watching his fights when I was a kid, and just marveling at how unstoppable he was. And I admit I'm no expert when it comes to the sport, but as a person, the guy's scum. He pissed away a multi-million dollar fortune, for what reason? Because he's stupid. Plus, sportsmanship isn't his strong suit (In the style of Homer: Mmmm... ear), he's an egomaniac (to say the least) and a convicted rapist. I have a hard time sympathizing with the guy, and bankruptcy, not to mention getting knocked out by essentially a no-name fighter, seems like karmic retribution. He's not a guy you can have much respect for, other than his pure, animalistic style, which may be gone by now.
From: The Bone Entered on: August 3, 2004 1:07 AM
Swerb, you are partially correct. Tyson isn't a very nice guy. He's done some fucked up things, two of which you mention I must cast in a different light.  
Evander Holyfield is one of the dirtiest fighters of the modern era. In that fight he elbowed and head butted Tyson numerous times. Not only that, he "Rabbit punched" Tyson. That's where you hit someone in the back of the head - very dangerous and can potentially be lethal. The ref wasn't really doing much about Holyfields dirty tactics so Tyson got riled up and reverted to a street fight tactic. I can't blame him for that, I would have punched Holyfield in the balls.  
As for the rape. He was convicted and paid for it. Was he guilty? Maybe, maybe not. He still claims innocence to this day. His lawyer was completely inept, mishandling the case at every turn. Why, because he was Don King's tax attorney and had no experience with criminal trials. The great trial lawyer and Harvard law proffesor, Alan Dershowitz reviewed the case after the fact and found evidence would have aquitted Tyson and instances where Tyson's lawyer mishandled the case.  
Tyson has done many shitty things however, and he claims to regret them. He also believes he is soley to blame for his misfortunes. He is the most foolish person he knows. I thought this all may be an act but he was extraordinarily well behaved up to the fight. Was very humble with respect to Danny Williams in the press conference. Fought clean during the fight despite multiple fouls by Williams. And, finally made no excuses so far about the fight. We'll see if in the upcoming days he maintains his calm demeanor as he is prone to metal instability when things aren't going well for him.  
I actually hated him around the time of his dominance. I thought he was an ass and I generally prefer to route for the underdog, which he never was. Now that he is in the underdog role and seems to be getting his personal issues under control , I wan't him to succeed. Sure he brought a lot of pain down on himself out of sheer stupidity and immaturity, but he has been crapped on by Don King as well as a host of other fairweather friends and portrayed in a huge negative light by the media.
From: Jackzilla Entered on: August 4, 2004 1:35 AM
Tyson Vs. Shark  
Who wins?
From: Ross Entered on: August 4, 2004 9:24 AM
Is Bone one of the "SuperFans" now? Instead of Ditka, it's Tyson? "God vs. Tyson. Who wins?"
From: Creeko Entered on: August 4, 2004 9:46 AM
Yea Bone, when's the unauthorized biograpy coming out. I'd be inclined to spend some change on that. A Super Fans Tribute to Iron Mike.
From: The Bone Entered on: August 4, 2004 10:29 AM
Dry land - Tyson, ocean - shark.  
I think I'm just an above average fan. I am fully aware of Tysons shortcomings. Superfans are oblivious to their idol's shorcomings. Who knows though. If he gives up boxing, he may just fade into bolivion. (0ne of his quotes)
From: Jackzilla Entered on: August 4, 2004 10:39 AM
Okay... how about a 6-ft. deep swimming pool? Tyson or shark?  
By the way, I think Fatty is heading out to Bolivion next weekend.
From: Creeko Entered on: August 4, 2004 10:55 AM
I made a stop over in Bolivion once on my way to Nomansland.
From: Creeko Entered on: August 4, 2004 10:58 AM
Dose Tyson get to wear floaties in the 6-ft. deep swimming pool? If so, my money is on Tyson.
From: Jackzilla Entered on: August 4, 2004 11:20 AM
Ok, Tyson has floaties -- but there's also one of them man-raping dolphins in the pool just to mix it up.  
So Tyson has to whup on the shark while also watching that the dolphin doesn't come up from behind and hit him in the "blow hole."  
Now who wins?
From: Creeko Entered on: August 4, 2004 11:39 AM
Is there any peanut butter involved? If so, I'd give a couple of points to the dolphin.  
Tyson over the shark and a no contest with the dolphin because Tyson and the dolphin will end up going at it in the corner in a strange but awkwardly hard to look away from butt ramming session.
From: The Bone Entered on: August 7, 2004 3:09 PM
We just got back from our 2nd attempt in the shark cage. It was a success as the water was clear and calm. I was cool as shit. There were about 8 or 9 sharks this time and they were whipped up to a near fenzy. The cage was sweet because the bars were wide enough to make you a little nervous and the cage was small enough that with 2 people in it, you had to watch your appendages at all times. To top it off, the bottom of the cage had a gap between the bars wide enough for any shark to enter if it tried. Muffin's feet kept floating out the back of the cage with her unaware. I had to remain vigilant fo her sake. The boat crew kept throwing chum and dead fish in and around the cage. Some of the big sharks actually rammed the cage and beat on it with their tail. After a couple of timid attempts to reach out and grab a shark, I finally grabbed the pectoral fin of one of the biggest. It was very slippery. I guess the sandpaper feel you always hear about occurs when you rub against the grain. Also, the sharks eyes were creepy. Completely dead stare. I think they are on autopilot, programmed only to eat and avoid getting killed.  
I was really cool to watch them move and eat the fish. They were a little agressive at times when there was a lot of chum in the water, and mellow when there wasn't. The dangerous part is that they were very curious and wanted to get at us to see what we were about. They didn't even react at all when I'd throw a punch to scare them away. I think I'd actually have to land the punch for it to register an effect. A couple of times I was a little wary because they would go underneath the cage where a big ass gap in the bars existed. I had to periodically scan the bottom to make sure no shark made an attempt to enter the cage or it would recieve an swift kick to the head.  
There were two other girls and a couple also on the trip. The two girls got in and screamed like little girls for a while then mellowed out. The guy from the next couple refused to go. His girlfriend had to go in by herself. The boat captain gave him a small ration of shit and the two girls belittled him further by anoouncing that his girlfriend was going in all by herself. Shortly after his girlfriend was in the cage, he vommitted off the side of the boat and it all drifted into the cage where his girlfriend was. I felt bad for the guy. I don't know how he managed the humiliation. I would have gotten in without a cage if thats what everyone else and my girlfiend did. Anyways, it was a cool experience. If you guys ever get a chance, I reccomend it. Next time I go, it will be for Great Whites in California.
From: Jackzilla Entered on: August 7, 2004 2:30 PM
Ok Fatty, your turn. What did YOU do today?
From: BigFatty Entered on: August 7, 2004 4:28 PM
I guess I did the other extreme...... I went to the opera. Um, you should have seen the audience whupped up into a frenzy when the the final curtain dropped. I had to watch my appendages from being slapped.  
Bone, thats super sweet. Its on my list of things to do - swim with sharks. I'm not sure if I do the crazy cage thing, or the no cage thing with calmer surroundings.
From: Ross Entered on: August 7, 2004 10:42 PM
Bone that is super, super cool. I also think the vomiteur should probably go find a nice .45 and off himself from the shame of it all. I don't care if his girlfriend hopped in the cage and got her arm bitten off, he should have followed suit since he already lost his balls.  
On a completely different topic, I saw Collateral tonight. It was fucking sweet. Setting aside one particularly predictable plot point, the movie was very well written and executed. Tom Cruise and Jamie Foxx both gave fantastic performances. I haven't felt that much tension watching a movie in a long time. I'm proud to say that I predicted that this movie would be sweet just from watching the preview even though I had never much cared for Jamie Foxx and Tom Cruise hasn't blown up my skirt in quite some time either. But I gambled on the fact that Michael Mann is a very credible director and he would give it a nice flair, and I wasn't disappointed. Though it barely felt like a Mann film to me, maybe it was intended to come off as more mainstream than his typical work. Regardless, that didn't lessen my enjoyment. I say go see this one, Jackholes.  
I give it the thumbs.
From: The Bone Entered on: August 8, 2004 9:10 AM
Dude, I watched it yesterday too and got a kick out of it. I thought I'd hate Jamie Foxx but he was pretty good. The best part about the film was the interaction between Cruise and Foxx. I'd say it resembled a dark comedy at times.
From: Ross Entered on: August 13, 2004 12:31 PM
Has anyone else seen Collateral yet? Dammit, this is the second-best movie of the year after Spider-Man 2! I want some reviews!  

From: Jackzilla Entered on: August 13, 2004 3:16 PM
Not yet, maybe this weekend. Someone brought over Reign of Fire for us to watch last night though. We bailed on that one after 20-30 minutes. Talk about a steaming pile of poo. I wasn't expecting much, but it was pretty lame. I figured life was too short to see if it would get any better.  
I still wanna see I, Robot (which in Spain is called "Yo, Robot"... sweet!), Collateral and yes... AVP (which I hope isn't completely lame).
From: Ross Entered on: August 13, 2004 3:22 PM
AvP is getting shitacious reviews, check Rotten Tomatoes (even though Bone will yell at you)
From: Creeko Entered on: August 14, 2004 4:10 AM
Very good, Jack, and its pronounced yo, row boat
From: Jackzilla Entered on: August 14, 2004 8:10 AM
That's just crazy!! How can you stand it, Creeko!?  

From: Creeko Entered on: August 16, 2004 6:24 AM
Now Jack, not everyone can be American. If they were, how are we supposed to feel superior to the likes of lesser countries?

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