Lance Armstrong is a Douche (especially on Twitter)

November 5, 2008

Lance Armstrong is a Douche.  There.  I said it.

He’s one of the greatest cyclists ever, but yes, he’s also a Douche.  True to his name, HateThePlayer is here to give you three reasons why Lance Armstrong is a Douche:

  1. Lance Armstrong is now on Twitter.   The funny thing is that he has 2,853 followers (or readers of his Twitters (aka Tweets)) but he is only following two people!  (both of whom are related to his foundation).  He’s far too cool to bother with whatever anybody else thinks – what an arrogant douche!   Check his Lance Armstrong Twitter.  … oh yeah, and his Tweets are super weak.
  2. My friend’s little brother accidentally bumped into him once at the mall and Lance growled at him to watch where the hell he was going.  True story.
  3. Well, this picture speaks for itself.   You gotta hate this player: She’s about 12 years old, and he’s about 40 (and looks like Gary Busey)
Lance Armstrong is a Douche

Lance Armstrong is a Douche


Poorly Disguised Self Promotion

May 13, 2008

No, I’m not talking about scratching my own back here, I’m talking about when other people do it but try to play it off like they’re being self deprecating. Self deprecating can be cool, but doing it in a way that is the opposite of self deprecating is, well the opposite of cool.

Here’s an example I pulled from an email sent by Search Engine Land: “I’ve been doing backlink analytics for some historic search URLs, just because historic backlink analytics is my idea of fun. I’m so obsessed with it I had my own scripts written to do it. Yes, I know, it’s sad.”

Yo homie, what’s sad is that you’re trying to impress everybody with how technical and obsessed with your work you are, when all you’ve done is sound lame for using such poorly disguised self promotion. Self promoting good.   Self deprecating good.  Just be straight on which one is which.   Reminds me of the not-fat girl who goes compliment fishing by saying she’s fat.  Nuff said.  …Just hatin’ the player.