October 7th, 2004

Whee Car

That Can't Mean What They Think It Means

Not that I follow NASCAR, but this was on one of the boards I read:

Earnhardt was docked 25 points and fined $10,000 by NASCAR on Tuesday for cursing during a TV interview after his victory at Talladega Superspeedway.

Asked Sunday by NASCAR broadcaster NBC about the significance of his fifth victory at Talladega, Earnhardt said, "It don't mean s--- right now. Daddy's won here 10 times."

Earnhardt is appealing. His reason? "This whole incident is going to force everyone in the sport to rethink showing any excitement in what should be a jubilant moment," [spokesperson for EArnhardt] Gilmore added.

Can someone explain to me how "It don't mean s---" when asked about the significance of a win is showing excitement in a jubilant moment? Unless I misunderstand the term, "it don't mean s---" is saying that one doesn't care about something. So much for jubilant.

(Personally, I'm amused that the trailer trash is being forced to clean up their language.

The post I picked that up off of was preceeded by the comment "could you imagine if FIA enforced a "cursing" penalty on Gronholm?" Eh, does he swear in English? And, Gronholm nothing. Petter would have to kiss all championship hopes ever goodbye! :P)
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"Touge" and "tongue" look far too similar for my sanity. Particularly when what I read is "Kogashiwa Kai has been out of the tongue scene in Tochigi for too long."

(Yes, it's a very slow day at work. I'm once again reduced to reading bad fanfiction.)
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For Those Who Read Later IniD

For anyone who's read the Project D era manga...

Was I just spacing when I translated the bit on Mase, or was there never any team name given for the "team" of Sakamoto and Wataru that Nobuhiko pulled together for the Project D rematch? All of a sudden everywhere I look they are being called the "North West Saitam All Stars". (I feel like I should run a contest to see if anyone can come up with a dippier name for them...)

Yes, I'm back to reading IniD fanfic. This cannot be a good sign. This one claims to have an "ex-rally driver" in it. Perhaps this one (unlike the last one that claimed to have a rally driver in it) will understand that tarmac is not generally the first surface thought of when one mentions "rally".

Hey, llamabitchyo, I think someone's honor just got insulted: "So this is my little way of telling the story of Kogashiwa Kai, the one and only lunatic on Irohazaka." I guess you're not as insane as I thought?