I like how when Singer interviews the Kipster at a Wendy's, the Kip is sitting underneath a poster of Dave Thomas saying, "When it comes to VALUES, I've never been one to cut corners." Then later Lady Gaga is singing, "Pokerface."
As the book concludes
RE: LRC Message Boards7/30/2012 2:05PM - in reply to TDF
The story is enormously entertaining, but I found it short on evidence- in fact it basically ends by leaving Litton in a positive light by saying that he would have to be David Copperfield to have been able to cheat Boston.
Cheating is easy until people catch on to you. If he tried it now he'd be Houdini, but of course he won't. Many people have cheated in Boston, you do know that, right? But he cheated all over the country and was exposed, there's a difference. I can break 3 hours in my sleep, but I could also do it cheating at Boston, but not year after year and at dozens of other races. Please smell the coffee and get a clue.
TDF wrote: I like how when Singer interviews the Kipster at a Wendy's, the Kip is sitting underneath a poster of Dave Thomas saying, "When it comes to VALUES, I've never been one to cut corners." Then later Lady Gaga is singing, "Pokerface."
Keepin it rill
RE: Curious Double Standard7/30/2012 4:40PM - in reply to Hip mitten
Oscar, whoever he is, nailed it to a frictin' T!!!!! There is no other way it could have happened and.........................nobody makes an outfit change in a marathon, including shoes. He cheated as was said and he got caught.
Those of you who think this article marks some sort of conclusion to this thread are completely wrong.
The article did nothing but pour fuel on the fire, and legitimize this nonsense.
If Kip cheated in Boston, it should have been easy for Singer to do a "recreation" of Kip's method. He has no idea how Kip did it, or if Kip did it, and any sane person would have to admit without a plausible explanation, there is just too much doubt.
RE: Curious Double Standard7/30/2012 5:39PM - in reply to Junk Master
You keep obsessing about this doubt that exists only in your mind, if eye-witnesses were found seeing him get in a car during the race, then the doubts would then be transferred to the reliability of the witnesses, the exact make, model and engine size of the car and so on ad infinitum. For some reason you want there to be a mystery where none exists.
RE: Curious Double Standard7/30/2012 5:52PM - in reply to Hmmmmmmm
Nonsense. Singer couldn't recreate Litton's cheating in Boston because it can't be done with a car or bike. He didn't want an "If the glove don't fit, you must aquit," moment, and instead lapsed into the default New Yorker snarky "David Copperfield..." mode.
RE: Curious Double Standard7/30/2012 6:19PM - in reply to Junk Master
Weird third sentence in this excerpt. New Yorker is usually well edited.
“There is some question as to whether he was seen along the course,” Straughan wrote. “He finished in a time similar to you so theoretically you would have noticed him.” Strode he kept investigating. At the Providence Marathon, in Rhode Island, where Litton had finished first in his age group, photographs showed him wearing shoes and shorts at the end of the course that were different from those he was wearing at the beginning.
This article should have been done by a better writer in a more credible outlet. The New Yorker has a terrible rep and a history of retractions and lawsuits. In yet another blow to any legitimacy, Jonah Lehrer just resigned after getting popped for fabricating Bob Dylan quotes. Looks like Singer followed suit. What a complete joke!
RE: Curious Double Standard7/30/2012 7:15PM - in reply to better venue