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Clinger Hang in There

Old 03-02-05, 01:40 PM
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Clinger Hang in There

Ok now, I admit I'm fragile and easily excited but this is tooooo much. David Clinger: DO NOT GIVE IN. How dare they ask you to get rid of the face tattoo. That's yours to have and hold forever and even if you never even SAT on a bike anybody in his/her right mind wouldn't give in to that commercialistic bull****. I can't believe you're giving in. What is HAPPENING in this country? Are all of the wars fought for freedom coming to naught? PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE: keep the tattoo. I know something about men and you look totally awesome. Goodby Sweet Prince of Maoris
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Old 03-02-05, 01:53 PM
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And I thought MJ was a dumb***.

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I support Clinger's right to have his face tattooed, but I also understand (don't agree with, but understand) how the sponsors feel. He's already started lasering off part of the tattoo, although he is keeping the upper part (that will be covered with his helmet and glasses).
Ultimately I think it's pretty stupid of the team to force him to have it removed, thereby decreasing the amount of time he gets to train with the team, thereby decreasing their chances of wins.
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Who is David Clinger?

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[edit]OK, I read the link and googled a bit. I know it now.[/edit]
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Idiot. There was a story this week in the Sac Bee about this yahoo. He's got no deep attachment to Maori culture or anything, he just thought it was cool and did it without thinking it through:

Against his fiancée's wishes, he decided to get the tattoo while in Argentina, where she is from. He paid $150, inspired by photos he saw in a book about Maori warriors. He conceded he knows little about the actual Maori tribe and has never visited the South Pacific, though he says he respects the Polynesian culture.

"I knew the team might not like it, but I went ahead and did it anyway," Clinger said. "I wouldn't think they would fire me.

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Clinger, who last year raced for the highly regarded Italian-based Domina Vacanze team, said, "I was having new experiences throughout the world. I read about this stuff in a book why they did it and what they did. Well, I didn't read it, but I saw the pictures. It's like anything else, if you want to do it, you do it no matter what."

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And now that the team isn't too pleased with it, he's not even sticking to his guns:

Clinger said he hadn't really considered how his facial tattoo would limit his options in the future. But he's willing to change if it means keeping his job as a bike racer.

Asked why he would get such a drastic tattoo and then agree to remove it so soon afterward, Clinger said: "I'm pretty mellow. I just hang out. I do what I do to get my bike racing done. ... It's the company that promotes this team, and if this is how they want to spend their money, then I will do what they want."
Dumbass.
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this is a choice. I work in PR and if i walked in with that one my face, nothing I would say would matter. it is a distraction. He is free to do as he wishes, but must deal with the fallout.

Its like today's youth getting sleeve & neck tatoos. Few white collar jobs are going to see past that, no matter how wrong many of us (myself included) feel it is.

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what an idjit.
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Originally Posted by caloso
Idiot. There was a story this week in the Sac Bee about this yahoo. He's got no deep attachment to Maori culture or anything, he just thought it was cool and did it without thinking it through:



And now that the team isn't too pleased with it, he's not even sticking to his guns:

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Dumbass.
I saw that article too. Webcor had gone to great lengths to keep photos from getting out, and then the Bee has Clinger in all his glory. You're dead on, what an idiot. Sounded to me like too many bong hits before hitting a tatoo parlor.
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When are kids going to learn that it doesn't wash off?
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I think Clingers Tattoo is cool.

Check this one out:

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