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Matthew Birt  says:

Over 50,000 fans expected to attend Marco Simoncelli’s funeral

Marco Simoncelli’s funeral will take place in Italy tomorrow (Thursday) with more than 50,000 fans expected to attend. Italy has been a nation united in grief since the popular 24-year-old died from multiple injuries sustained in a second lap incident during Sunday’s Malaysian Grand Prix at Sepang. Simoncelli lost control of his Honda RC212V machine at Turn 11 and was struck by...

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eddl

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eddl says:

I haven't commented upto now because there's really not a lot to say, i feel saddend my marco's death because he did enter my world via the tv and entertain me in a way that brought a smile to my face at his antics on track, you say marco and i can put a face to the name so felt i knew him little, but mostly im just a saddend at the great loss for his family, In respect of all our fallen and injured soldiers who i support both financially and morally i cant put a face to there names and that is probably the reason the same fuss isnt made. RIP MARCO

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supermario

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supermario says:

Sorry

I know its no laughing matter, but "celebtities" really tickled my funny bone.

 

Freida Pinto gets my vote. Maybe not the biggest, but perfectly formed.

 

Ciao Marco

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carcleanerboy

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closure

I just hope today has brought some closure for his family and close friends so they can deal with their grief and rebuild their lives.

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aquarius

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aquarius says:

2011- ZOMBIE HELL...

Jeez! Some of you guys are so determined to be “offended”. Some others too on MCN are so dense; one has to explain one’s self (in advance) to avoid the inevitable. e.g. if I hadn’t explained the Latin word “vale” – some germ would have accused me of being a smart-arse & obliquely dragging "Vale" Valentino Rossi into matters. The thinkers out there know this to be true but one has to always try and be “inclusive” – doesn’t one?

As it was, I was merely attempting to place events and feelings in some sort of “context “and perspective. Especially as it is so very obvious so many have no sense of the latter. It was always anticipated that some would either choose to or simply just not “get it”. The “usual suspects” indeed... pass any observation on their very evident inability to rationalise for themselves and they attempt to flog you with their misunderstanding of the entire point. Ah well - there you go, then. Here for your greater self-understanding is some more incredibly enlightening info on your sad “condition”...
 

While the non-Zombie is generally able to identify the causal relationship between its own behaviour and its results, every negative outcome that the Zombie has ever experienced is the result of an evil third party who is hell bent on making the Zombie suffer. This lack of personal accountability was incorporated into psychologist Julian Rotter’s Social Learning Theory in 1954.
Rotter expressed this idea as the locus of control: an individual with an internal locus of control takes responsibility for his or her life, and acts accordingly; an individual with an external locus of control floats along, shirking and blaming all the while.
 

This was put very well and very accurately even well before Rotter’s theory was published, way back in the 1940’s by H L Mencken:
“The central belief of every moron is that he is the victim of a mysterious conspiracy against his common rights and true deserts. He ascribes all his failure to get on in the world, all of his congenital incapacity and damn foolishness, to the machinations of werewolves assembled in Wall Street, or some other such den of infamy.”
 

I noted Chief Zombie, Main Moron and Regal Reality-Denier, RDB46 with his last pathetic, selfish & self-centred bleat that HE has had such a mingeing, mean, useless and non-productive 2011 season that he is leaving MCN and will not be posting ever again! Well – bugger me! EXACTLY as I have been predicting for 3 years now. Their mortal enemy, Casey Stoner wins the World Title and Rossi drops the ball & fails spectacularly for an entire season - and they are OFF – never to be seen or heard from again. So – go then, fuck-off and good riddance to this infantile & irritating flake and the entire raft of Zombie “pretend fans” anyway. Go on guys – be “offended” all over again – you know you want to be. Sincerely, your favourite whipping boy. Cheers

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CottonRunt

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CottonRunt says:

Aquarius

I Love you.

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carcleanerboy

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talking down to people

I have to laugh at times, im not the most educated of people but nor am i stupid. Ive been involved with motorcycles since the day i was born with my father racing them and being put one one as soon as i could walk. i raced for 15 years off road by the time i was 21 , then for the last 23 years have been involved with road bikes race bikes til this day. Now i think that gives me enough knowledge of the sport we love to have a valid opinion and be able to recognise what is happening out there.

Yet constantly some pompus twit thinks they can pour scorn on those opinions and talk down to people like myself because they can string together paragraph after paragraph of big worded drivel.

Marco died live on world wide television, it was a freak accident which has shaken many people to the core. its graphic and doesnt need much explainaton. with the internet and the pictures its been very upsetting.

I'd hoped it would put an end to all the bitching and backstabbing of each other but allas no. Every time a rider puts a leg over a bike he risks his life for us. If hes not the best so what? The forums should be used for honest debate not hatred and wheather thar comes as a foul mouth direct insult or a cleverly worded paragraph its the same bloody thing!!!!!!    grow up.

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Nostrodamus

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So so wrong as usual Wosi

I should imagine very few begrudge Rossi his sucess and celebrity status - I don't. He's earnt it all fair and square. Certainly one of the great riders of his generation. Just as he's earnt this season brickbats fair and square.

You still don't get it though do you? Yes all the riders want the respect of their peers, the paddock, journo's and to a lesser degree the fans, but only on the level of their skills on a motorcycle. I get the impression Stoner and Pedrosa in particular couldn't give two hoots about all the peripheral fuff that Rossi propogates and impressionable youngsters with no real world experience of racing themselves lap up. Spotty kids who eagerly brag about the number of facebook friends they have. Ah don't you just love this 21st century 'reality'.

 

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Nostrodamus

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Nostrodamus says:

CCB with all due respect - you idiot!

They are not risking their lives for us! Don't delude yourself into thinking these guys (or any racer for that matter) are racing for 'our' entertainment. Racers race to prove themselves to themselves against their peers. All the while having as much fun as possible with pants on. Nothing more than that. It is selfish and indulgent. Any entertainment that reaches you via your T.V screen is a mere by-product of their fierce desire to compete.

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ednamode

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ednamode says:

I don't think the majority of people giving their tributes and thoughts about the death of Marco Simoncelli are in the same category as the celebrity mourning hysterics we've seen when say the princess of wales died.  And to lump them together is insulting to both their intelligence and feelings.

This kid was super talented, fun loving and full of passion for what he was doing . He thrilled people with his riding skills that most of us can't even dream of ever achieving and people did like him for it. . He died a very public and horrible death doing this and that is why so many are shocked, from the riders who witnessed it on the spot and now can't talk about it (in mcn this week) to the fans who saw it on television.

I've noticed that while people on here are busy trolling and insulting each other with gusto the gp riders have come together in grief in a dignified way. Lorenzo himself; and after that public argument in April; attended the funeral and wrote in the remembrance book:

' I will never forget, please forgive me for arguing with you. '

No the death of Marco won't change the world, but then again all death is a waste. And the comparison with the soldiers in current war situations in the middle east doesn't wash. They're not out there to entertain us on motorbikes, they're paid to fight and kill.

 

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aquarius

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aquarius says:

Richard1967 & cottonrunt...

You see what happens here now, don’t you? Someone comes along attempting to comment on and explain the histrionics and analyse reactions – but those who feel threatened and somehow offended because they’re not sure if it applies to them or not – decide they don’t like the message – Ergo: their knee-jerk reaction and the answer must be to kill the messenger. I find this quite bizarre. Some goose starts telling us all how his Dad raced and he has been around motorcycles for yonks etc – WTF is he talking about and how is this in any way germane to the subject at hand? I’m NOT presuming to tell anyone how they SHOULD feel about anything – you can be a sad whacker all by yourself via your own mental processes without any assistance from me.

And then you get some implying that one is “disrespectful” and somehow desecrating the memory of a fine, young racer who tragically lost his life to the very sport he loved and was so good at. What these particular geniuses don’t seem to realise is that this is NOT about Marco Simoncelli at all – rather – it is ALL about them! The experts explain how people with boring, unfulfilled lives attempt to live vicariously through their heroes and “construct” a relationship with them that is 5% “reality” based on what they know of the celebrity and 95% “artificial’ to ensure it fits the “relationship” they imagine exists. Hence they feel they “know” the person and he/she actually becomes their “imaginary friend”. I didn’t make all this up – as some scholarly wag pointed out, much of it was quoted from experts who specialise in some very odd social phenomena - such as “celebrity death”. I thought the Rudolf Valentino tale would be hilarious, if it wasn’t so damned sad & disturbing.

One really tries to go the extra mile precisely because there ARE some real dumb-arses on MCN who know that Rossi’s nickname is “Vale” but would have NO comprehension that the Latin word for “farewell/goodbye” etc is also “Vale” – so, I attempted to explain this so no-one would get the wrong end of the stick. I STILL got beaten with the stick anyway for even trying to be nice& helpful here! Plainly there are those that are not only uneducable – they actively resist broadening their own minds and knowledge – the willfully ignorant, methinks...I have explained this 3 x times. Enough already because if you don't "get it" now - you never will...

So, Dudes – it is becoming very obvious that some 40% of those on MCN are relatively normal & rational people who are here for all the right and clearly understood and agreed reasons. Their shared interest in motorcycles and motorcycle sport. The other 60% are here to fulfill some personal mission to be offended, see their pseudonym in print (tragic, isn’t it?) nitpick, praise their hero and slag-off everyone else and argue abusively without any facts or rationality, and generally be rude, ignorant pigs quite incapable of any civilised discourse or debate. Their greatest handicap though is to be totally devoid of any sense of humour also.

To the 40% - have a really great week-end. The rest – go and jump in the lake – hopefully, where you will drown and thereby assist in ridding the gene pool of ugly, stupid offspring with the same personality defects as your own. Cheers
 

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