Don’t You Believe It

Lee Gruenfields has this goofy generic race report creator. He states:

Interestingly, everybody who writes about Ironman thinks he’s being original, and spends an awful lot of energy in the process of re-creating the same thing that’s been written before. This is wasteful of the kind of talent that could otherwise be spent doing things like writing the same Christmas letter over and over.

Well don’t you believe it! We love race reports, each of which is unique and special so keep ’em coming!!

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11 Responses to Don’t You Believe It

  1. Tammy says:

    LOL… love it! based on this program, there is apparently an Ironman that starts at Starbucks! Which one is it?!?!? Does Seattle have an IM I don’t know about? hehe.

  2. fe-lady says:

    Oh god, this was hilarious!
    And really, I agree with him on some points….I rarely read the IM articles in the publications. BORRRRINGGG!!!!
    That’s why I read blogs instead…well, SOME blogs that don’t sound like Christmas letters! 🙂

  3. Bill says:

    The best is if you pick the very bottom option for every single pull-down menu. I’m freakin’ dying here…

    Thanks for the laugh!

  4. it was so
    awesome
    awesome
    awesome
    awesome
    awesome

    Yeah. wealth of choices….cackle cackle…

  5. iliketoast says:

    Might be true …. but, lets just ignore it.

  6. momo says:

    personally i like everyone’s independent takes on the day. 🙂 you knew i’d say that though, i’m so verbose!

  7. jeanne says:

    pretty funny, but i wanna see the prez candidates speech creator.

    and boo, what a crank. we live for race reports.

  8. comm's says:

    What this type of person fails to see is that what we look for in race reports is not the distance its the similarity? Asking ourselves if we could have done that and what adversities were overcome.

  9. Larissa says:

    “everyone else who crossed the finish line today was behind me.” Lurve it!

    I agree, the real thing is better – especially from the average/non-elite age grouper out there making it happen.

  10. Amy says:

    Very funny – thanks for sharing this! I agree that many of the “technical” pieces of the race reports sound the same, but the emotion/feeling behind the message is so interesting to hear. I used to love Mad Libs- might have to give this a try for fun .

  11. IHateToast says:

    why didn’t i have something like that when i was writing “what i did over the summer” reports in lower school?

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