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From RUSSIA with Love - written by Dmitry Tursunov (from the booker prize shortlist)

its.like.that
08-01-2005, 03:52 PM
I am from Russia
but I live in the States
And I don't like to
Get ditched on the dates

I like computers
And I like cars
And wish that I knew
How to play a guitar
Or maybe a keyboard
Or maybe some drums
Or maybe some plain ol'
Nice looking bums

I don't like to lie
Or to promise a lot
And sometimes my head
Is too far up my butt

I am sarcastic
Son of a bitch
And I 'm someone
Who would like to get rich

I'm prideful, yes!
And a little bit vane
But not vane enough
To live in LA

I drive a Toyota
And not a raised truck
If you drive on a freeway
It's hard to get stuck

I have sense of humor
And a good common sense
And certainly wish
I was big in my pants

I like other cultures
And water "Perrier"
And think you are gay
If you drive "Santa-Fe"

I like Will Ferrell
And Steven Seagal
I like Jackie Chan
And I like SNL

I know how to write
And I know how to read
And boy, do I like
To have p@..$y to eat!

I like Trance, Dance, and House,
And a little of Rap
Country music,
However, is crap!

I'm complicated
As well as I'm hot,
Too fly, too talented
And sometimes too smart.
I eat prawns and lobster
And don't shop at K-Mart

I guess I just snapped, I'm a runaway train
but, Girls!
You don't know!
I can bring down the rain!!!

When I'm on the court
I kill and embarrass
That is because
My boy is Higueras

I serve like a madman
Into one forties
Just so I can
Get laid with the hotties

On the return
I'll bitch-slap your serve
Just cause I can
And I got the nerve

Your ass is mine
I will seek and destroy
If you take me to five sets
You'll be my toy

None of you ladies
Know what I mean
All you can think is,
"He's hot like James Dean!!!"

I got convicted so many times
This is just one
Of my terrible crimes-
I took out Henman
On Center Court
They called it molesting
And that's not a sport

And maybe I am
Out of your reach
But that is most likely
Because you're a bitch

Or maybe you are a
An attention whore
In which case there are
A thousand more

Or maybe a drunk
And a pothead to boot
And like to, at parties,
Show off birthday suit

You smoke and you drink
Till your brain cells are gone
and that's why you write,
"I just like to have fun!!!"

All of you girls will do
"ANYTHING"
As long as there's booze
You girls are "all in"

And maybe I'm boring,
And plain, and no fun
But, shit! How good
Is my slice on the run?!

And maybe "No Drinking"
Is my compromise
To me, to my body,
AND to my slice

Because I have goals
That I'm trying to reach
And I have a gift
That you cannot teach

I'm sure y'all have talents
as well as I do
Let's hope that it's not
How much you can screw

How much you can drink
Or how much you can smoke
Or how many girls
You've been able to poke

Let's try to recycle
Let's try to conserve
Fuck!
Let's try to join
Army Reserve

Let's try something nice
Something good for a change
Let's try to be able
To spare bum some change

And let him go nuts
And drink till he's blue
And turn into every possible hue

And if this is idea
That's too "cutesy" for you
I guess I can say,
"Well... Fuck you too!"

I KNOW I'm not boring,
not plain, AND I'm fun!
And yes, I'm convinced
I can slice on the run!

Just give me some time
And in short little while
I'll be wiping my ass
With your profile!

FaceyFacem
08-01-2005, 05:19 PM
that can't be a real poem by him...although i REALLY hope it is...hahahah

MariaV
08-01-2005, 05:44 PM
The Booker Prize shortlist - it's just too much. :haha: :yeah:
Dmitry for the Nobel Prize for Literature!!!!! :haha:

Jennay
08-01-2005, 07:03 PM
No he did not. :tape:

sampaio
08-01-2005, 07:42 PM
Scary

mad1town
08-01-2005, 07:50 PM
Funny stuff. Get real, that wasn't written by Tursunov though.

its.like.that
08-01-2005, 08:12 PM
:haha::haha:

Saumon
08-01-2005, 08:17 PM
Funny stuff. Get real, that wasn't written by Tursunov though.
believe me or not but it was! that guy is... humm... weird! :p

Aleksa's Laydee
08-01-2005, 09:27 PM
Dmitry :haha: :haha:

its.like.that
08-01-2005, 10:59 PM
there are too many classic lines in there to pick out the funniest :sad:

:haha::haha:

Chloe le Bopper
08-01-2005, 11:05 PM
He and Spadea should collaborate.

its.like.that
08-01-2005, 11:19 PM
He and Spadea should collaborate.
I've always heard people refer to vinnie as a rapper, but never heard any of his rap :sad:...

Chloe le Bopper
08-01-2005, 11:45 PM
Maybe he has some up on his website?

its.like.that
08-01-2005, 11:52 PM
I shall check it out, thanks

Chloe le Bopper
08-01-2005, 11:55 PM
Let me know!

Nimomunz
08-02-2005, 12:23 AM
this is wat happens when you put a mad russian in insane America!

Chloe le Bopper
08-02-2005, 12:47 AM
What's the source, btw? ;)

Leo
08-02-2005, 01:31 AM
:hearts:

sigmagirl91
08-02-2005, 03:19 AM
That thing still sucks!! Has he been talking to "Cousin Vinny"?

darnyelb
08-02-2005, 04:47 AM
oh my god. It's the Russian Spadea.

alelysafina
08-02-2005, 06:33 AM
oh my god. It's the Russian Spadea.

:rolls: :rolls:

star
08-02-2005, 03:39 PM
What's funny is that a guy who's really very American says "prawns" instead of "shrimp." Sounds like an Aussie wrote that bit. ;)

Also funny that Dimtry doens't know how misuses "vane" for "vain." Homonyms -- hard for second language english speakers and sometimes for native ones as well. :D

mad1town
08-02-2005, 03:43 PM
This is big joke. This poem was supposedly from the Booker Prize shortlist? The 2005 Booker Prize does not announce the Longlist until August 10,2005 the Shortlist on September 8,2005 and the winner on October 10, 2005.

It can't be from a prior year since the supposed Tursunov poem references Tim Henman; therefore, it must be written in 2005.

As I said, a weird joke from 'its.like.that'. So it looks like 'its.like.that' wrote it...you are strange, strange person.

http://www.middlemiss.org/lit/prizes/booker/booker2005.html

Nimomunz
08-02-2005, 03:45 PM
the booker prize bit is tongue-in-cheek but apparently it was written by him

mad1town
08-02-2005, 03:53 PM
What is the source?

Chloe le Bopper
08-02-2005, 06:43 PM
link?

Chloe le Bopper
08-02-2005, 06:43 PM
erm, lol @ mad1town btw :scared:

mad1town
08-02-2005, 06:48 PM
Where is the link to his myspace page?

mad1town
08-02-2005, 07:09 PM
By the way, I had no clue what the Booker Prize was...I'm a finance guy.

Anyway, it is a pretty funny poem...who do we really give credit to?

Chloe le Bopper
08-02-2005, 10:18 PM
Sorry for laughing then, mad1town. I suppose that it's not exactly obvious sarcasm if oyu don't know what the booker prize is :D

Experimentee
08-03-2005, 03:38 AM
I dont believe he wrote that and would actually make it public until i see a link :o

its.like.that
08-03-2005, 01:00 PM
This is big joke. This poem was supposedly from the Booker Prize shortlist? The 2005 Booker Prize does not announce the Longlist until August 10,2005 the Shortlist on September 8,2005 and the winner on October 10, 2005.

It can't be from a prior year since the supposed Tursunov poem references Tim Henman; therefore, it must be written in 2005.

As I said, a weird joke from 'its.like.that'. So it looks like 'its.like.that' wrote it...you are strange, strange person.

http://www.middlemiss.org/lit/prizes/booker/booker2005.html

:haha::haha::haha::haha:

look harder champ, it's there, i'm sure you'll find it...

;)

Chloe le Bopper
08-03-2005, 01:26 PM
Okay, I'm assuming that mad1town is right and you guys made it up, seeing as you've ignored the several "link?" pleas.

Still, very funny :)

The Pro
08-03-2005, 02:56 PM
There's something of the Walt Whitman about that poem.

-it's loooong

its.like.that
08-03-2005, 04:37 PM
This is big joke. This poem was supposedly from the Booker Prize shortlist? The 2005 Booker Prize does not announce the Longlist until August 10,2005 the Shortlist on September 8,2005 and the winner on October 10, 2005.

It can't be from a prior year since the supposed Tursunov poem references Tim Henman; therefore, it must be written in 2005.

As I said, a weird joke from 'its.like.that'. So it looks like 'its.like.that' wrote it...you are strange, strange person.

http://www.middlemiss.org/lit/prizes/booker/booker2005.html

keep looking, its gotta be there somewhere, it shouldn't be that hard to find... :shrug:


by the way, great post :lol:

Saumon
08-03-2005, 04:38 PM
here is the link ;)

http://forum.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=messageboard.viewThread&entryID=4319890&groupID=100236442&Mytoken=20050803093844

Nimomunz
08-03-2005, 04:59 PM
this dude is fucking nuts!!
DMIRTY!!!! AWESOME JOB!!! U ROCK MY SOCKS OFF!!! IM SO PROUD OF YOU!!!

DUDE!!!! U PLAYED ON CENTER COURT!!! THAT IS SO FREAKING AWESOME!!!

care to share the experience with us???

It is nuch like a feeling when an otter steals your shoes!!! You are very excited yet saddened at the same time. I also like collecting walnuts!!!

njnetswill
08-03-2005, 05:05 PM
here is the link ;)

http://forum.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=messageboard.viewThread&entryID=4319890&groupID=100236442&Mytoken=20050803093844

Is that seriously his myspace? I dunno...it doesn't really seem like it.

Nimomunz
08-03-2005, 05:09 PM
Is that seriously his myspace? I dunno...it doesn't really seem like it.
thats his forum click on his name

Chloe le Bopper
08-03-2005, 06:20 PM
Okay, I should ahve known better than to read that forum at the library. I'm at work on break and laughing out loud in front of people as such is embarassing :D

Whether that is actually him or somebody pretending to be, it matters not. Funniest forum ever.

Thanks ;)

Chloe le Bopper
08-03-2005, 06:21 PM
this dude is fucking nuts!!
Not nuts, just random ;)

its.like.that
08-03-2005, 06:27 PM
By the way, I had no clue what the Booker Prize was...I'm a finance guy.

Anyway, it is a pretty funny poem...who do we really give credit to?

I shall translate this for everyone:

"LOL @ myself for not picking up on such a simple joke and for being so ignorant as to not knowing what the booker prize is."

:haha::haha:

Chloe le Bopper
08-03-2005, 06:33 PM
Mean!

I think I'm going to start sending love letters to his myspace.

its.like.that
08-03-2005, 06:36 PM
Mean!

I think I'm going to start sending love letters to his myspace.
go for it :D

Chloe le Bopper
08-03-2005, 06:38 PM
:lol:

dont tell him i gave you the link, ok? ;) :angel:
How did you find it in the first place? :confused:

Chloe le Bopper
08-03-2005, 06:39 PM
go for it :D
Sure, right after I swallow my tongue. I'll keep you posted!

Chloe le Bopper
08-03-2005, 06:42 PM
Break's up! Booooo.

Back to the pain in the ass that is bag checking at the university library!

Montreal is in a few days. Must. Keep. Going.

I will return later to post my letters.

Saumon
08-03-2005, 06:44 PM
How did you find it in the first place? :confused:
its a friend who found it :p

Experimentee
08-04-2005, 02:41 AM
That isnt Tursunov :o
Its some guy pretending to be him :unsure:

Chloe le Bopper
08-04-2005, 04:59 AM
Still funny! Still sending love letters!

its.like.that
08-04-2005, 05:15 AM
:D

Tricky_Forehand
08-04-2005, 07:07 AM
Whether it is Dmitry or not...it's hilarious. Love this person's sarcasm in almost everything that he writes.

Saumon
08-04-2005, 03:31 PM
Still funny! Still sending love letters!
does he reply? :aplot: :lol:

Chloe le Bopper
08-04-2005, 03:41 PM
Whether it is Dmitry or not...it's hilarious. Love this person's sarcasm in almost everything that he writes.
Indeed. It's not nutty, it's random and sarcastic ;)

Chloe le Bopper
08-04-2005, 03:43 PM
does he reply? :aplot: :lol:
Not yet ;)

Saumon
08-04-2005, 04:12 PM
I love his sarcasm too :kiss:

mad1town
08-04-2005, 04:43 PM
I shall translate this for everyone:

"LOL @ myself for not picking up on such a simple joke and for being so ignorant as to not knowing what the booker prize is."

:haha::haha:

Hey dickwad...I see you have reposted my message 3 times on here with various comments about not knowing what the hell the Booker Prize. Are you looking for some sort of reaction from other posters to confirm how cleaver and witty you are in your own mind? Look, no one gives a shit. In case you don't know, I live in the USA...not the UK, Pakistan, or South Africa. US citizens aren't even eligible for the damn prize so you should not be surprised to learn that it isn't a hot topic here.

Looks like you'll have to give your deficient ego a boost from some other activity that will no doubt provide absolutely zero value to anyone. Get a life.

its.like.that
08-04-2005, 05:47 PM
Hey dickwad...I see you have reposted my message 3 times on here with various comments about not knowing what the hell the Booker Prize. Are you looking for some sort of reaction from other posters to confirm how cleaver and witty you are in your own mind? Look, no one gives a shit. In case you don't know, I live in the USA...not the UK, Pakistan, or South Africa. US citizens aren't even eligible for the damn prize so you should not be surprised to learn that it isn't a hot topic here.

Looks like you'll have to give your deficient ego a boost from some other activity that will no doubt provide absolutely zero value to anyone. Get a life.
:haha::haha::haha::haha:

listen champ, I wasn't the one who came into one of your threads, took a joke way too literally, then started insulting people because I was embarrassed at what a fool I made out of myself.

take it easy...

:kiss:

mad1town
08-04-2005, 06:12 PM
:haha::haha::haha::haha:

listen champ, I wasn't the one who came into one of your threads, took a joke way too literally, then started insulting people because I was embarrassed at what a fool I made out of myself.

take it easy...

:kiss:

Look "champ", your joke was cool...way to go. Reposting my message 3 times is just looking for a reaction...so you got one from me.

its.like.that
08-04-2005, 06:22 PM
Look "champ", your joke was cool...way to go. Reposting my message 3 times is just looking for a reaction...so you got one from me.
ok, I accept your apology :).

Nimomunz
08-04-2005, 06:31 PM
ooooooohhhhh TENSION!!

mad1town
08-04-2005, 07:37 PM
ok, I accept your apology :).

I only deliver "apologies" in person

Chloe le Bopper
08-04-2005, 09:00 PM
Sounds like somebody wants a date :hearts:

Seriously guys, no fighting in the Dmitry thread! Boo!

Saumon
08-04-2005, 09:09 PM
A comment he wrote for one of his friends (a french guy):
Dmitry

2/21/2005 12:16:00 AM

I want you so bad right now! I j'adore your accent! Will you marry me?! I'm desperate!!! Please say Parmesean!!!

:lol:

Hey Dmitry!! I am french too!!! :aplot: :angel: :p

Chloe le Bopper
08-04-2005, 09:11 PM
What's not to love!

hgta
08-08-2005, 04:35 AM
When are you emailing him, Chloe?! You going to have an internet romance with a tennis player :) Woo hoo!!! That'd definetly be interesting to follow :)

Chloe le Bopper
08-10-2005, 12:46 PM
When are you emailing him, Chloe?! You going to have an internet romance with a tennis player :) Woo hoo!!! That'd definetly be interesting to follow :)
I was *just* kidding.

hgta
08-11-2005, 02:23 PM
I was *just* kidding.


Aaaah! I heard he likes Swedes though ;) Imagine the headlines!!!

Saumon
08-12-2005, 08:29 PM
I'm officially bored! 12-28-2004 9:28 PM

Ok, so I actually joined this site (hi5)! That just goes to show you how fucking bored you can get sitting on your ass for four months with nothing to do (he was injured). I've done everything from becoming master of Ghost Recon and Hockey 2K5 on Xbox
to sitting on Santa's lap and asking him for a subscription of Playboy. I've written a hate mail on SteveG website bashing on Soderling and Mayer and Zack Fleishman's forehand technic. :lol: I've had sex with Apple Pie and TPd a house. My life has been a big waste and to top it off I decided to join this wonderful website. Go me!!!




lmao :haha: he's completly :cuckoo: :spit:

hgta
08-21-2005, 03:03 AM
Who the hell is Fleishman?! what is he talking about?!

Chloe le Bopper
08-21-2005, 03:12 AM
Whoever is writing that is not crazy, but very amusing. So stop it :p

njnetswill
08-21-2005, 04:06 AM
I finally read through the poem. :ignore:

If he actually wrote that (and apparently he did)...wow. :haha:

Nimomunz
08-21-2005, 04:42 AM
does chloe whose trying to seduce him know he's married?!

Chloe le Bopper
08-21-2005, 04:44 AM
It's the internet, it doesn't matter!

Nimomunz
08-21-2005, 04:46 AM
:aplot:

Chloe le Bopper
08-21-2005, 04:56 AM
Exactly.

Fee
08-21-2005, 06:02 AM
According to his myspace profile, he's single :aplot: . This is all very curious, but I'm getting a kick out of 'Chloe's' amusement from it all.

its.like.that
08-22-2005, 05:47 AM
:lol:

keep at it chlo ;)

Action Jackson
03-27-2006, 12:43 AM
This is from the Tursunov forum on myspace.

DaknessWrote:
“It’s definitely a bit easier to play someone slower, ” Tursunov said. “It’s like you drive a car on the freeway and then you come back on the city street, and you still drive the same speed.”

WOW!!


The Moderator (Tursunov) wrote: Fuckhead!!!

its.like.that
03-27-2006, 12:45 AM
:lol:

shotgun
03-27-2006, 01:11 AM
This is from the Tursunov forum on myspace.



The Moderator (Tursunov) wrote: Fuckhead!!!

:spit:

alfonsojose
03-27-2006, 02:37 AM
He's hot :drool:

Action Jackson
03-27-2006, 02:39 AM
Tursunov the guy is just class.

Action Jackson
03-27-2006, 05:46 AM
Here are some facts about the man himself. It's an old story, but it does give some good insight.

http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/tennis/usopen03/story?id=1605925

Sunday, March 26
The man without a land
By Greg Garber
ESPN.com


NEW YORK -- He has no full-time coach. He's persona non grata in his native Russia, and although he has lived in California for eight years he has been unable to gain U.S. citizenship. He played his second-round match here in the anonymity of Court 6, so there was no television feed or detailed post-match statistics.

Dmitry Tursunov is the only man left in the draw who's never lost a Grand Slam match (he's 2-0).

Dmitry Tursunov is a nowhere man, between coaches and countries and far outside the realm of elites in professional tennis. But as dislocated and disjointed as his 20 years have been, he is the only man left in this U.S. Open draw who can say he has never, ever lost a Grand Slam match.

Tursunov's muscular 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 7-5, 6-2 victory over John van Lottum on Friday thrusts him into the third round. Today's win followed a rollicking five-setter in the first round over Gustavo Kuerten, a three-time Grand Slam champion. Which makes the 20-year-old with piercing blue eyes and a riot of blond curls a flawless 2-0 in the majors --in the first two five-set matches of his life.

Which brings us to this tantalizing thought: if Tursunov had been born in Omaha, Neb., as Andy Roddick was, and Roddick had been born in Moscow, they could credibly each find themselves in the other's shoes. Given all the advantages Roddick has received, Tursunov, ranked No. 174 in the world, could conceivably be in Roddick's No. 4 spot. And if Roddick, who is nearly four months older, had suffered the neglect, bad medical advice and overwhelming lack of support that has dogged Tursunov? He might well be out of tennis.

"Me and Andy are really very similar," Tursunov said later. "We are the same age and in the beginning we played a lot of the same tournaments. But you can't have that kind of wistful thinking and say 'I wish I had Andy Roddick's support system and wild cards from the USTA and wish I didn't have all the injuries.'

"Sometimes I think about things like that, but you can't worry about things you can't control. I've spent too much time worrying in my life. Everybody has their own destination, their own route. This is mine."

Tursunov was standing in a hallway under Arthur Ashe Stadium as he spoke, winding up more than 75 minutes of interviews -- a personal best, or worst, by most players' standards. Standing, because sitting causes his back to stiffen up. Frankly, he's lucky to be standing at all.

He was 12 years old when he and his father packed up for a one-month trial in California. Coach Vitaly Gorin liked what he saw, so Tursunov stayed and his father got back on the plane.

Five years later, two months after his 18th birthday, Tursunov arrived in Memphis riding a 15-match winning streak in Futures and Challenger events. He proceeded to win the first three matches of his ATP career. He stunned Kevin Kim, Greg Rusedski (a U.S. Open finalist in 1997) and George Bastl before losing to Mark Philippoussis in the quarterfinals. He didn't play another ATP match for two years.

After Memphis the pain in his back forced him to take off two months. A series of doctors said he had a bulging disc, though so do most tennis players. Tursunov came back and suffered a stress fracture in his leg, which sidelined him again. Even when the leg healed, the back pain persisted. Specialists couldn't help him. Finally, because "I couldn't walk straight," he tried a Sacramento doctor, who ordered another round of tests. The startling result: not one, but two fractures in his L-2 vertebrae.

"It was definitely frustrating -- it cost me a lot of time and money," Tursunov said. "But I was very relieved when they found the fractures. You start to question yourself. I started to relax and focus and my game started to come around."

He has played in 16 events this year, 13 of them Challengers in places like Waikoloa, Joplin, Sassuolo and Andorra. He qualified to play in two ATP events, San Jose and Scottsdale, but lost first to Mardy Fish then Alex Corretja in the first rounds.

Two weeks ago, he entered the Bronx Challenger and won his first four matches -- over non-househld names such as Giovanni Lapentti, Giles Muller, Paul Goldstein and Julien Varlet. In the final, he ran into 6-foot-10 Ivo Karlovich, who stunned defending champion Lleyton Hewitt in the first round at Wimbledon.

"I have nightmares about that guy," Tursunov said. Small wonder -- Karlovic beat him 6-3, 6-3 in the final.

Both Tursunov and Karlovic are into the third round here; the Croatian beat Hicham Arazi, each of his winning sets ended in a tiebreaker. Their success here underlines the daunting depth of men's tennis.

And yet, believe it or not, Tursunov's game is not far from top-10 quality. At 6-feet, 175 pounds, he is powerfully built and his game follows suit.

"He's got a lot of power," observed Paul Annacone, most recently the coach of Pete Sampras. "He's got a huge serve and huge groundstrokes, I just think he needs to learn how to play points a little better. Strategy."

Annacone was watching Tursunov intently as he pounded van Lottum. Perhaps he was looking for his next thoroughbred. "He's not really saying anything that I haven't been hearing," said Tursunov, who has been getting some advice from coach Jose Higueras (who also coached Sampras for a while). "I need to work on my volleys and try to get to net more often. I feel like my game is too one-dimensional."

If he can blast 30 aces, as he did against van Lottum -- the second-highest single-match total of the tournament -- a second dimension won't be necessary.

Tursunov is engaging and speaks flawless Californiaesque English -- there is only the faintest hint of a "d" at the beginning of words like then and tough. When he was asked by reporters what these two U.S. Open wins meant to him, he smiled.
"It gets me into the room with you guys" he said.

Now, that he's healthy, the biggest issue he faces is securing his U.S. citizenship. He has a P-Visa, granted because he is a professional tennis player, but he wants to make his life here permanent. He has gone through all the proper channels but, he says, events of Sept. 11 and the Bush administration's uneasy relationship with Russian diplomats have left him stymied.

"I'd like to say that it will happen, but I've learned not to get too far ahead of myself. I know that these results will definitely not hurt my chances."

Considering his long journey, he is happy -- make that ecstatic -- still to be here at the National Tennis Center. How ecstatic? After his 3-hour, 21-minute match with van Lottum, Tursunov actually went out for another hour to hit practice balls.

"I try not to treat these matches any different than the matches I've played before," he said. "I think that's partially why I'm doing pretty well, is because I've been able to trick myself into thinking that they are just another match, they're not Grand Slams."
He actually has a fair chance against Xavier Malisse in the third round. The Belgian is notoriously inconsistent. A victory would send Tursunov into the round of 16 against the No. 4-seeded Roddick, the man he might have been if not for the quirky randomness of life. The man he may yet be.

"It's pretty cool, really," Tursunov allowed, after his audience had dwindled to one. "I honestly didn't expect to get this far.

"I think everyone has sweet and sour moments. I would have preferred not to get injured, but you can't be too disappointed by how your life turns out -- it's your life. It could always be worse, I tell myself.

"I'm trying to take it as a positive experience."
Greg Garber is a senior writer at ESPN.com.

Meeek
03-27-2006, 03:37 PM
I kindly ask all you Tursunov lovers/likers/fans/whatever to support his own forum here: http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=59376
Pretty please?? :angel:

*Viva Chile*
03-27-2006, 05:12 PM
why he's persona "non-grata" in Russia?? :confused: , he played the Kremlin Cup last year with good results and also played for russian DC team since last year. I know that Tarpischev wants Dima in the team against France too. ;)

mad1town
03-27-2006, 06:13 PM
why he's persona "non-grata" in Russia?? :confused: , he played the Kremlin Cup last year with good results and also played for russian DC team since last year. I know that Tarpischev wants Dima in the team against France too. ;)

That is an old article. At the time, he got zero attention/support from the Russian Tennis Federation...no wildcard to the Kremlin Cup, etc.

Obviously things have changed over the last year and they appreciate each other now!

shotgun
03-27-2006, 06:28 PM
That is an old article. At the time, he got zero attention/support from the Russian Tennis Federation...no wildcard to the Kremlin Cup, etc.

Obviously things have changed over the last year and they appreciate each other now!

Is he still trying to acquire U.S. citizenship?

Saumon
03-27-2006, 06:48 PM
Is he still trying to acquire U.S. citizenship?
i dont think so :shrug:

its.like.that
03-27-2006, 10:11 PM
:rocker2:

Action Jackson
03-28-2006, 01:58 AM
Is he still trying to acquire U.S. citizenship?

I think he has forgotten about that for the moment. He has now played Davis Cup for Russia and he has no residency problems, so he doesn't need to do it now.

Action Jackson
08-27-2006, 09:13 AM
This poem is still great reading.

Primal
08-27-2006, 09:39 AM
Poor.
I hope it's not Dima.

Saumon
08-27-2006, 12:46 PM
This poem is still great reading.
anything written by him is great reading, even his shopping list must be great reading :lol:

buddyholly
08-27-2006, 03:22 PM
He sort of wrote it himself. I helped him a lot when we were stuck in the waiting area at Toronto Pearson for 3 hours, waiting for the Cincy flight. "Vane'' is not a spelling error, Dmitry is a bit of a weatherman, it is a clever pun. He adores Dylan, not Carly Simon.

Saumon
08-27-2006, 03:50 PM
He sort of wrote it himself. I helped him a lot when we were stuck in the waiting area at Toronto Pearson for 3 hours, waiting for the Cincy flight. "Vane'' is not a spelling error, Dmitry is a bit of a weatherman, it is a clever pun. He adores Dylan, not Carly Simon.
:secret: Dmitry didn't go to Toronto last year... when he wrote that ;)

Whistleway
08-27-2006, 06:10 PM
So is this for real.

is http://www.myspace.com/murzin82 his myspace?

buddyholly
08-28-2006, 01:02 PM
:secret: Dmitry didn't go to Toronto last year... when he wrote that ;)

It was this year - we time-travelled together.

OK, next time I'll check the thread start-date.

The Pro
08-28-2006, 04:20 PM
I take back everything I said.

He's one funny guy. :D

Action Jackson
08-30-2006, 01:01 PM
I like Trance, Dance, and House,
And a little of Rap
Country music,
However, is crap!

Hell yeah country music sucks.

alelysafina
10-23-2006, 11:24 PM
:lol: :lol:

Action Jackson
10-24-2006, 07:33 AM
:lol: :lol:

Then again it wasn't cool to like Tursunov at the time the poem came out.:)

alelysafina
10-24-2006, 07:42 AM
Then again it wasn't cool to like Tursunov at the time the poem came out.:)

I was laughing at the thread respondents/-ses

Action Jackson
10-24-2006, 07:47 AM
Well aley it's a quality thread as is the poem.

Action Jackson
12-21-2006, 05:20 AM
Ah! the days before he became MTF Bandwagon Player of the Year.

BlakeorHenman
12-21-2006, 06:05 PM
This is garbage. Is this what I and everyone else has been fawning ovedr all these months??? If I found out for sure this was actually Dima I would like him much less.

Not funny. Not clever. Kind of arrogant. Pure drivel.

Vass
12-21-2006, 06:54 PM
This is garbage. Is this what I and everyone else has been fawning ovedr all these months??? If I found out for sure this was actually Dima I would like him much less.

Not funny.
This is a matter of taste.
Kind of arrogant. Pure drivel.
Not really. He MOST probably didn't intend it to be taken seriously.

Action Jackson
12-25-2006, 12:41 PM
This is garbage. Is this what I and everyone else has been fawning ovedr all these months??? If I found out for sure this was actually Dima I would like him much less.

Not funny. Not clever. Kind of arrogant. Pure drivel.

Go ahead and like him less and a http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y18/svein_sveynsson/yellowcard.gif for even entertaining the thought that this would be serious.

theoosh.com
01-31-2007, 04:49 AM
hey guys, just letting you know dmitry has his own official website now. its brand new. www.dmitrytursunov.com see ya there!:wavey: