And thus America’s Favorite Fairy Tale enters its second chapter.
Oh these homeless stories are the gift that keeps on giving
‘”It was good. It was the first time,” Kobe Bryant told The Times’ sports blog. “I had never seen him before, but I had heard a lot about him. It was pretty cool.”‘
We’re going to need more Pulitzers over here!
and the Pulizter for TWSS goes to…
Give Kobe a break guys. He’d obviously just met his hero, he was just a little starstruck.
I always think these stories are going to be about baseball…
Can somebody dealwithit.gif this pleaseeeeee…
woops, wrong image
TRUE FACT: I collected baseball cards fanatically when I was a kid. At one point in time, this 1958 Topps #1 along with a 1958 Don Drysdale #25 were my most prized possessions. Time passes.
My most prized possession [was] my 1955 Topps Sandy Koufax Rookie Card
The measuring contest has begun!!!
HAHAHAHA. I, for one, welcome our new octogenarian overlord.
Looks like he can’t talk his way out of this one.
yeah, it’s curtains for him. lacy, gently wafting curtains.
This is just another reason why I hate the homeless …. …. …. ness problem that plagues our city.
There is just so much UGH associated with every chapter of this story. werttrew (sp?)/Frank Lloyd Wrong, can you illustrate my feelings with .gifs? I need some time in my feelings corner.
OKAY CAN one of YOU GIF PROF’S tell me what’s up WITH THESE FUCKIN gifs cause I DO NOT understand? There’s THIS ONE AND then THAT ONE of fucking HOFFMAN AND then ONE OF fuckin Merrick waving HIS FINGER FROM some other MOVIE. WHAT IS the dark sorcery AT WORK in this things and WHY DO THEY LOOK SO fucking weird and why DO THEY GIVE ME NIGHTMARES. THEY’RE BASICALLY the Tron of GIFS: LOOK cool but I HAVE NO idea what the FUCK IS EVEN going on and ALL I WANNA DO is understand.
Its the same dark sorcery that makes you have random caps all over the place.
“My grandfather’s work was DOODOO.”
You think you can make me to post gifs just because you ask me too??
Sadly, you’re right. Here’s my reaction gif:
Somebody get this dude a sponsor, STAT.
Sting said he didn’t have to turn on the red light but he did it anyway
“There are no second acts in American lives. Oh, also, Luhrman. You film my shit in 3D, I will straight out haunt your ass from the grave. Zelda too.” — F Scott Fitzgerald
worst…homeless-guy-with-nice-voice redemption story….ever
michael vick was second
Hot dog, we have a wiener!
Ironically, maybe this time, he didnt want change.
Isn’t it ironic? Don’t you think?
no. a little too ironic
Yeah, I really do think.
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When I saw this live the first thing I thought was, “I can’t wait until someone makes a gif of this.” So, thank you, Dusky Panther. Thank you.
Sounds like Kima has a new informant.
When I read the headline to this article, I thought is was that wimp from The Food Network.
Non news. A homeless recovering drug addict thrust into the spotlight due to a viral video of his radio voice is having trouble readjusting and making peace with his estranged family. That’s a fucking shocker. Hope he can deal and rise above it. Stay on the straight and narrow, Ted Williams.
Yes. As the child of an addict, this could have easily been a release of pent-up anger from one of his formerly estranged kids that turned into a blowout. There are definitely going to be some serious family issues that are not resolved by his youtube video! Dude did not necessarily drain the minibar…
Team Ted takes that job with the Cavs and ends up quietly living out his days as a middle class guy in the midwest.
Well, it’s not like he’s had trouble with the police before.
I know you meant that to be a long ‘ok’, but I read it phonetically as “ooooooooooooooooooooooooooook,” which made it so bizarrely funny to me as a commentary on all those mug shots.
I did go through several iterations of how that would look typed out. Not satisfied with my final solution.
But it is like he had a string of adult contemporary megahits in the in 80′s. The power of the needle…
Guys, I think this may have been covered before in other comments sections (I’ve been very busy and haven’t been keeping up, sorry), but can we cool it with the schadenfraude directed at a homeless guy? I mean, it’s definitely silly that America is obsessed with ol’ Golden Voice, and the fact that he is now being whisked into success is certainly NOT solving America’s homeless problem (I think it’s actually hurting it, but that’s a comment for another time) despite what many seem to believe.
But at the bottom of the silliness is just a homeless guy trying to rebuild his life. Is he supposed to say “No thank you” when paying work (that he is more than qualified to do) is offered his way? Is he supposed to say “No thank you” to sudden attention and adoration after years of being ignored and disregarded as a homeless beggar?
Maybe I’m Captain Sensitive today, but I just feel uncomfortable being like “UGH, this homeless guy, am I right?”
I think its more like “Of course he’s around controversy now” because the story was so good and we tried not to be cynical, but then this happened, and maybe he didnt really do anything, but it always seems like everytime something good happens, predictably something else taints it.
Also, making some Koolaid if all you guys want to come drink it with me.
I think this just further cements some of the arguments people have been making about how absurd this situation is. The world pats itself on the back for doing a good deed for this one person, but that good deed does nothing to address the system that surrounds homelessness or the many complex issues that contribute to even a single person’s experience of homelessness. Ted Williams was plucked from a difficult situation and placed directly into the public eye without much real, human support. Now he’s expected to perform a grateful song and dance without being given the space or the privacy to come to terms with this huge upheaval in his life.
Obviously having a house is better than not having a house. And obviously I’m happy that Ten Williams has a house now, when he didn’t before. But life is so much more complicated than morning talk show segments make it out to be!
i agree. it’s all kinds of fucked up everywhere. also, i think people might not stop and realize that, while his IS an amazing story, it IS just that–a story (that was shelved [for, i believe, some weeks, correct me if i'm wrong] by the guy who captured it until he saw the perfect slow news day come along), and Ted Williams is just a guy. He is a guy with an amazing talent and it is, like you said, very sad and wrong that it had been ignored for so long and he remained anonymous for so long for such stupid reasons. but he’s a human being and his story should teach us something, but he’s also just a guy who has faults.
can i also throw in that i don’t know which was more appalling: the grammar of that article or the comments section?
I motion that we all just avert our eyes until Ted Williams settles into comfortable anonymity in a nice apartment somewhere.
Can we focus on what’s really important here? This story is really about the healing, redemptive power of the magic that is Kobe Bryant’s attention. If he does not look into your eyes and devour your soul just before schooling you in basketball- well, life, really- he cleanses you with forgiveness! He is the reason I am no longer a newt.
Which daughter was he arguing with? I read this guy has got like 9 kids.
I don’t know why people downvoted you, Kenny. I heard that too. The man has a LOT of kids.
evened it out for ya
Kobe Bryant told The Times’ sports blog. “I had never seen him before, but I had heard a lot about him. It was pretty cool.”
He is a homeless man with a nice voice.
He hadn’t spoken to his mother untill he became a meme.
He is clean for 2 years and cries a lot during interviews.
“Man these puns are bad.”
“Wait, nobody is trying to make a pun.”
“I may have a problem.”
- Me reading the NYT comment section.
He’s a celebrity now; he’s supposed to be immune to hotel altercations.
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