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Epic Beard Man!
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Posted 9/11/10

Kagato666 wrote:

The video was good at showing that youth in of itself isn't enough to guarantee a win. That being said, the old man is despicable. Even if he didn't use any direct racial epitaphs, he was still racially demeaning the guy. From how he said that it didn't have to be a black man to shine his shoes, that a china man would suffice, helps to illustrate his vulgar nature. We should be careful not to excuse his behavior merely because he kicked a$$ in a fight. Being able to do something cool doesn't allow for being a douchebag.


No, but the other person being a douchebag too allows for it.
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Posted 9/11/10

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Hellhunter22 wrote:


Darkphoenix3450 wrote:

What I like to talk to you about is, do you think the younger person got what he deserved or do you think he was the the victim?
(would you call what the old 67 year old said racist?)

In my opinion it was not racist, he was talking about getting spiffy up for a funeral, and the other guy stepped into the conversation acting like its the end of the world..

Also do you think people like the girl egging everything on, and video taping needed her ass kicked as well?
Not just for egging the fight on, but also for stealing the old mans money and wallet.

'This is the video in question.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOUSDAfMJ1Y&feature=related



Well...the other guy wasn't really that young. In a interview the guy said he was also about 60.


the younger man Claim to be 50, later he was found to be in his late 40's. He still is the younger guy.


ahh I see. I kind of thought he looked a bit young to be 50 or 60 lol.

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Posted 9/11/10
It is hard to tell if the younger guy deserved the spit shine remark, that could be why the video starts where it does. In any case he had the beat down coming & it made me feel warm inside to watch.
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Posted 9/11/10 , edited 9/11/10
That's bit a stretch there. In the context of this situation the military tradition on shined shoes is not relevant at all. The racial trope of the black shoeshine boy fits the situation due to the guys belligerent demeanor and his condescending words. Both men were old enough to have lived during the racially charged 60's-70's. The old man asking for a shoeshine, knowing full well that this guy was old enough to have either experienced or witnessed blacks having to subserviently shine the shoes of whites shows that he was intending to provoke him from the start. He probably wasn't expecting violence, but he is also no innocent victim in this.

For those interested in this event here is a link to a surprisingly well done account of the event. http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/epic-beard-man with additional videos and history of the people involved. None of the people are what I'd consider good people, but after going through all the information it seems pretty evident that the old man was just being a jerk.

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Posted 9/12/10

Kagato666 wrote:

The video was good at showing that youth in of itself isn't enough to guarantee a win. That being said, the old man is despicable. Even if he didn't use any direct racial epitaphs, he was still racially demeaning the guy. From how he said that it didn't have to be a black man to shine his shoes, that a china man would suffice, helps to illustrate his vulgar nature. We should be careful not to excuse his behavior merely because he kicked a$$ in a fight. Being able to do something cool doesn't allow for being a douchebag.


Little history lesson on the bearded man.

1, He went to a mostly black school.
2. Most of his friends are black.
3. Spit shining shoes is not racist remark, It military thing. (also he was not talking to the black guy about it, black guy jumped into the conversation and the old guy miss herd him about offering to spit shine his shoes. )
4. Old beard guy has been in the worst wars and survived swimming wast deep in his military buddies guts, and blood. How do you think that would mess with you.
5. The old man a is a crazy motherfucke* but he is not racist, even his best friends who are black pointed that out.. In a interview.
Posted 9/12/10
ugh that idiot got what he deserved. and after hes like "imma fuck you up after" or something like that to the man when he got off the bus. yeah...sure you will
and that stupid bitch filming. "i got his wallet"

these people disgrace black people
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Posted 9/29/10
haha this never gets old.

The chick recording this stole the white guys wallet, too. lol.

Its so dumb how this became a race-issue afterwards, its just two bus riding lowlifes doing what two bus riding lowlifes do...
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ask Jacob
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