This is where we create a CATALOGUE OF SYNTACTIC INEPTITUDE featuring all the Benoit-related bullshit our less-than-gifted friends in the Internet Wrestling Community and beyond spout about our fallen saviour, so as to unfairly ridicule it even though it was written in the heat of the moment. If you like.
1. Unfortunately, it doesn't just feel like three lifetimes ago when the Texas crowd chanted "We Want Benoit" during the ECW Championship match between C.M. Punk and Johnny Nitro at this past Sunday's Vengeance Pay-Per-View ... it WAS three lifetimes ago.
2. Pretty much all of this: http://wrestling.insidepulse.com/articles/68424/2007/06/27/blatt-vs-ecw-live-coverage-for-june-26th-2007.html
― Michael Philip Philip Philip philip Annoyman, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 13:20 (fifteen years ago) link
3. This douche: http://www.411mania.com/wrestling/columns/56326/My-Thoughts-On-Chris-Benoit.htm
― NoTimeBeforeTime, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 14:31 (fifteen years ago) link
4. Everything Scott Keith has written on the matter so far.
― King Boy Pato, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 14:32 (fifteen years ago) link
^ hey, I make a mistake there and posted the wrong thing. Still, that tribute is a bit embarrassing.
― NoTimeBeforeTime, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 14:33 (fifteen years ago) link
5. can't even remember where I read the thing I wanted to post but it was one of those "don't judge the guy's entire life just by the way it ended, remember other wrestlers have been in trouble with the law too and we don't hate on them."
― NoTimeBeforeTime, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 14:37 (fifteen years ago) link
6. The people making comments on Keith's blog who are comparing Benoit to Hitler. Surely, Godwin's Law is now proven once and for all.
― NoTimeBeforeTime, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 14:38 (fifteen years ago) link
7. I mean really, where's the comparison? Benoit wasn't in Hitler's league when it came to cutting promos.
― NoTimeBeforeTime, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 14:39 (fifteen years ago) link
8. What I just wrote
― Michael Philip Philip Philip philip Annoyman, Wednesday, 27 June 2007 20:45 (fifteen years ago) link
10. There was once a man who was a specialist in this area, attempting to explain the inexplicable. Feodor Dostoevsky's books are crammed full of irrational characters performing actions that violated every precept of what was considered moral society. Obviously, the character that comes to mind first in this instance is Rodion Raskolnikov, who committed murder for the simple reason that he thought he could get away with it. But Dostoyevsky was able to show, in a number of his characters, the fight taking place for the eternal soul, good versus evil. Evil had this tendency to lose, because Dostoyevsky always had faith that morality would win out in the end, no matter how despicable his characters were.
Dostoyevsky knew better, though. With him, the repentance always seemed to be tacked on. It was the acts of evil that were the most attractive. It was why he was planning to turn his most saintly and innocent character, Alyosha Karamazov, into a terrorist and regicide in the book that he never had the chance to write. Even the best can turn to the darkness. It's a lesson that needs to be understood to try to make any sense of this situation.
― Michael Philip Philip Philip philip Annoyman, Thursday, 28 June 2007 12:43 (fifteen years ago) link
Hahaha Raskolnikov manages to turn himself around to be an ok dude by the end of his story, Benoit in reverse!
― marmotwolof, Thursday, 28 June 2007 22:56 (fifteen years ago) link
11. Scott Keith's writing a book about Benoit and the Hart Family Curse.
― alex in montreal, Sunday, 22 July 2007 15:36 (fifteen years ago) link