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81 Responses to Thomas Bruso aka The Epic Beard Man Interview!

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    dogsalad Male 30-39
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    February 19, 2010 at 3:02 pm
    Link: Thomas Bruso aka The Epic Beard Man Interview! - Remember the old crazy guy that beat the crap out of that young black guy? Well, here`s the interview with the man.
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    zookuw Male 13-17
    195 posts
    February 20, 2010 at 10:15 am
    HAHA :P
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    cleminem9919 Male 13-17
    383 posts
    February 20, 2010 at 10:16 am
    that dude is awesome. he exagerated a bit it seems, but still, what he did was dam cool.
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    LuckyDave Male 18-29
    675 posts
    February 20, 2010 at 10:18 am
    I -knew- he was ex-military. A little rough around the edges, but sometimes it takes an old nut job to take down a nut case.
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    sinisterspid Female 18-29
    121 posts
    February 20, 2010 at 10:31 am
    i love this guy xD
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    SunnyNphilly Male 18-29
    645 posts
    February 20, 2010 at 10:33 am
    get him pinky!

    whoop that old mans ass!

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    Skreshavik Female 18-29
    1284 posts
    February 20, 2010 at 10:43 am
    :D

    Good for him! Glad this didn`t escalate any further, or Jesse Jackson caught whiff of this lol!

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    keith2 Male 18-29
    2587 posts
    February 20, 2010 at 10:46 am
    all these updates to the site and we *still* can`t fullscreen any videos
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    ElMustache Male 18-29
    1625 posts
    February 20, 2010 at 10:50 am
    He`s borderline batsh*t crazy!
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    Crawdaddy197 Male 30-39
    353 posts
    February 20, 2010 at 10:56 am
    Bring Ambalamps!!
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    Slutlover Female 70 & Over
    10 posts
    February 20, 2010 at 10:56 am
    Mr. Bruso, I would like to extend my deepest sympathies at the loss of your mother sir. Thank you for helping to get that worthless scumbag off the street!
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    ScottSerious Male 18-29
    5316 posts
    February 20, 2010 at 10:59 am
    that guy really is crazy
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    Crawdaddy197 Male 30-39
    353 posts
    February 20, 2010 at 11:03 am
    So, did anyone here any latest news about this scuffle? Were charges pressed on anyone?
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    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
    4683 posts
    February 20, 2010 at 11:08 am
    He`s insane. He`s crazy. He`d probably kill someone at a drop of a hat.

    I want to be this man when I`m older.

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    llsn Female 13-17
    80 posts
    February 20, 2010 at 11:10 am
    I hope you`re not serious slutlover...

    And nice name... not.

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    clearskies Male 18-29
    85 posts
    February 20, 2010 at 11:12 am
    HAHAHAHA THIS GUY IS CRAZY!
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    slugs Male 30-39
    357 posts
    February 20, 2010 at 11:13 am
    Crazy or not, the black guy started all of it and threw the first punch.
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    RyanHake Male 18-29
    2690 posts
    February 20, 2010 at 11:15 am
    Interesting.
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    Philomath Male 18-29
    174 posts
    February 20, 2010 at 11:17 am
    Awesome! My right speaker doesn`t work.
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    SilverThread Male 30-39
    3435 posts
    February 20, 2010 at 11:19 am
    The interviewer sounded pretty plastic and insincere with her apology for the loss of his mother. She expected something cathartic for his final statement but the old guy`s pretty clearly got PTSD and more than a few other issues rolling around in his head. He aught to just be left the drat alone.
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    nettech98 Male 50-59
    1043 posts
    February 20, 2010 at 11:29 am
    Sorry, but I LOLed when I saw this...
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    _kiersten_ Female 18-29
    1684 posts
    February 20, 2010 at 11:31 am
    lmao. This guy is insane, but he is fantastic. I <3 him. D`aw at him crying :( He is like the son of Chuck Norris or something >_>
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    pinker Female 18-29
    427 posts
    February 20, 2010 at 11:39 am
    This guy is seriously my hero!!!!!
  24. Profile photo of Piepig
    Piepig Male 13-17
    1524 posts
    February 20, 2010 at 11:41 am
    Cool guy.

    He probably feels like a god

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    ElDavo Male 18-29
    2149 posts
    February 20, 2010 at 11:42 am
    He`s not dangerously insane, but I`m sure he will be some time soon. Saying stuff like he`s allowed to carry protection because he`s a senior citizen and that guy`s a murderer, you know he`s not well in the head.
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    ElDavo Male 18-29
    2149 posts
    February 20, 2010 at 11:42 am
    Also, the way he was talking about his mom`s funeral and was ok and everything then just broke out crying caught me by surprise.
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    venerake Male 18-29
    52 posts
    February 20, 2010 at 11:58 am
    its my dad

    but seriously what a cool guy
    keep it real sir

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    420foy Male 18-29
    671 posts
    February 20, 2010 at 12:20 pm
    we need more follow up with this poo. did that black guy really go back to jail for 10-life? i mean, that guy obviously started fabricating the facts...knocked out for 22 minutes? really? naw
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    tainteddeity Male 18-29
    848 posts
    February 20, 2010 at 12:31 pm
    That man is delusional.
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    Blakcat71388 Female 18-29
    876 posts
    February 20, 2010 at 12:50 pm
    OH HE LEAKIN`!

    Lmao. That was an epic fight video. Well, not so much a fight as some young dumbass getting his ass kicked.

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    kimkio Female 18-29
    878 posts
    February 20, 2010 at 12:52 pm
    but what about the ambalamps??? nobody`s talking about them, did they got brought? what happened??
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    Load Male 13-17
    160 posts
    February 20, 2010 at 12:54 pm
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdcsxlqgus0

    Theres my tribute to the EBM!

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    mischeif954 Male 18-29
    616 posts
    February 20, 2010 at 12:58 pm
    LMAO @ all you people hes a hero WOOOOOOOO!

    Killed People
    Lived a Life of crime
    Carries a weapon
    Crazy man

    +

    Beats the crap out of a black man.

    = HERO!

    Good to see our formula for justice in America still holds true.

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    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
    4548 posts
    February 20, 2010 at 1:16 pm
    Actually, the reason people are calling him a hero is:
    Defending himself
    +
    Against non-nice individuals who think they can beat up old men.

    Mischief: How about you look at it from any other perspective but skin colour? It doesn`t matter that the ATTACKER was a black man. Are you saying I should treat the guy differently because he`s black? No.

    Nobody else is looking at this from a colour perspective, nobody is cheering because the attacker was black. No one is cheering because it`s a black guy that lost the fight.

    Why are you bringing it up?

    Not to mention the fact that he himself was denouncing all the actions you mentioned.

    Hero? Yes. Because of anything on your list? No.

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    mischeif954 Male 18-29
    616 posts
    February 20, 2010 at 1:25 pm
    Ok so Its not a race thing its an "age thing" problem is the guy isn`t of the "young generation" looking at his build and facial features hes 40+ and its two people well over the age to be bickering like kids in the playground.

    Generally when one guy beats a guy to the point of bloodied up he`d at least get aggravated assault, because self defense is determined as the minimal amount of force necessary to get away not be oaraded around as a hero.

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    bataleon27 Male 18-29
    1178 posts
    February 20, 2010 at 1:26 pm
    "LMAO @ all you people hes a hero WOOOOOOOO!

    Killed People
    Lived a Life of crime
    Carries a weapon
    Crazy man

    +

    Beats the crap out of a black man.

    = HERO!

    Good to see our formula for justice in America still holds true. "

    I see you forgot to mention that the black man he kicked the crap out of was a murderer, carrying a knife who was accusing an old man of being a racist on false grounds and just generally asking for trouble. But you make him out to be just an unsuspecting black man.

    People think hes a hero, because he stood up to some moron pulling the racist card and just generally being a prick

  37. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25406 posts
    February 20, 2010 at 1:36 pm
    EPic Beard man for the win!
  38. Profile photo of mischeif954
    mischeif954 Male 18-29
    616 posts
    February 20, 2010 at 1:37 pm
    No I didn`t forget I ignored it because until an article is posted with more truth its heresay people say a lot of things about people they don`t like. Though I wouldn`t be surprised.
  39. Profile photo of Skreshavik
    Skreshavik Female 18-29
    1284 posts
    February 20, 2010 at 1:43 pm
    "LMAO @ all you people hes a hero WOOOOOOOO!

    Killed People
    Lived a Life of crime
    Carries a weapon
    Crazy man

    +

    Beats the crap out of a black man.

    = HERO!

    Good to see our formula for justice in America still holds true."


    ...is that you, Jesse Jackson?

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    Skreshavik Female 18-29
    1284 posts
    February 20, 2010 at 2:15 pm
    "No I didn`t forget I ignored it because until an article is posted with more truth its heresay people say a lot of things about people they don`t like. Though I wouldn`t be surprised."

    ...Hm, derailed the train of thought and completely ignored the information given...How ya doin`, Jesse?

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    SomeShoes Male 13-17
    2056 posts
    February 20, 2010 at 2:33 pm
    Its official: im staying outa this
  42. Profile photo of mosthead
    mosthead Male 18-29
    95 posts
    February 20, 2010 at 3:27 pm
    Black or white, old or young, crazy or sane, bottom line is dude tried to be the bigger man and remove himself from the initial confrontation. Yea he was still runnin his mouth, but his actions demonstrated that he wasn`t interested in a physical fight. Other dude saw that as a sign of weakness and attacked. Just goes to show that sometimes you can take the high road and still be a motherf***er. Epic win for Epic Beard Man.
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    bobhub600 Male 13-17
    964 posts
    February 20, 2010 at 3:27 pm
    SomeShoes I`m right behind you!
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    snottydyck Male 40-49
    695 posts
    February 20, 2010 at 3:54 pm
    And people look up to a**hole celebrities. this guy is a hero!
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    Slutlover Female 70 & Over
    10 posts
    February 20, 2010 at 4:02 pm
    To llsn: Let me guess... You are a black female who thinks that whitey had no right to defend himself against Amber Lamps. Poor persecuted black man.
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    Jesus122500 Male 18-29
    24 posts
    February 20, 2010 at 4:07 pm
    didn`t the black guy say in the fight video that he was 50?
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    LuckyDave Male 18-29
    675 posts
    February 20, 2010 at 4:12 pm
    @ mischeif954
    Who needs an article? We have a video showing the whole thing. The black guy threw the first punch, and our Viet-Vet here put him in his place.

    You also need to realize there is a gigantic difference between being racist and racial. Just because he is black, and everyone refers to him as "the black man" doesn`t mean they`re racist. If some little white man started acting tough and tried to start something, I think we`d all be equally happy for the old black dude who handed his ass to him.

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    Genocyde Male 30-39
    712 posts
    February 20, 2010 at 4:17 pm
    Mosthead, Amen to that.
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    Monsdurr Male 13-17
    741 posts
    February 20, 2010 at 4:46 pm
    How come no one knows this guy is batpoo insane?

    All of the info is on thispage, cause I`m too lazy to post it all myself.

    Not a hero. A loon.

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    Sistarose Female 30-39
    373 posts
    February 20, 2010 at 5:18 pm
    Don`t hate the mentally ill. It is obvious while he talks that he ain`t all there, but he stood up when he was picked on. He was attacked, he responded. Simple. So don`t hate the mentally ill, just hope they stay on their meds and behave a lil.
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    mischeif954 Male 18-29
    616 posts
    February 20, 2010 at 6:07 pm
    @ Skreshavik calling me Jesse Jackson because I don`t take the testimony of (everyone agrees the old man don`t have it all upstairs right?) of a crazy guy saying the black guy was a murderer and was on probation and all that.

    1) How would he know all that information about him?

    2) I didn`t deny I said there was no proof of him brandishing a knife or being a killer.

    So why would I assume he has one or assume the old man is lying instead I ignore the statement all together and go off what has been proved or shown I think that makes me less like Jesse Jackson and more of a logical person.

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    LuckyDave Male 18-29
    675 posts
    February 20, 2010 at 6:26 pm
    Yeah, definitely a victim of shellshock. But that you can`t really blame on him.
  53. Profile photo of SilverThread
    SilverThread Male 30-39
    3435 posts
    February 20, 2010 at 6:34 pm
    YOU FOOLS! We have found the FATHER OF TECHNO VIKING!
  54. Profile photo of SilverThread
    SilverThread Male 30-39
    3435 posts
    February 20, 2010 at 6:39 pm
    Tell me they aren`t related!

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    memoryburner Male 13-17
    132 posts
    February 20, 2010 at 7:04 pm
    i dont think thats the same guy...just saying
  56. Profile photo of memoryburner
    memoryburner Male 13-17
    132 posts
    February 20, 2010 at 7:05 pm
    i dont think thats the same guy....
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    SuperSmash Male 18-29
    3758 posts
    February 20, 2010 at 8:05 pm
    He said the fight started over his shoes that he was going to wear to his mom`s funeral and then he said that his mom died two days after the incident.
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    Tisjokar Male 18-29
    985 posts
    February 20, 2010 at 8:19 pm
    I LOVE U BEARD MAN!!!
    And now i love you even more!
    You can tell he is a nice guy :)
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    patticakes Female 18-29
    463 posts
    February 20, 2010 at 9:13 pm
    I love this guy!
  60. Profile photo of mischeif954
    mischeif954 Male 18-29
    616 posts
    February 20, 2010 at 9:48 pm
    LMAO @ Supersmash I didnt even think about that either this guyz way gone or his mother in law died too or something.
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    MrsHoneyDew Female 18-29
    388 posts
    February 20, 2010 at 10:18 pm
    Of course it`s the same guy. I don`t know how much of his story I believe (I haven`t found any information on Tyrone arrest and murder charges) but no matter, he`s still pretty fierce. Reminds me of my father in-law, lol.
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    MrsHoneyDew Female 18-29
    388 posts
    February 20, 2010 at 10:21 pm
    Also...he said that he was talking to a friend. Where?
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    youturnmeon Female 70 & Over
    245 posts
    February 20, 2010 at 10:58 pm
    The point issss

    The black guy is too sensitive.
    The white guy is borderline nuts/mentally ill.
    The black guy never should have been violent.
    The white guy is right for defending himself.
    The black guy got what he deserved for being a bully, not because of his race.
    The white guy isn`t a hero, he`s just another person trying to live on this earth.
    BIG CONCLUSION: Two old people fought each other and will soon be in diapers eating pudding cups in a home/institution.

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    maddog3n Male 40-49
    51 posts
    February 20, 2010 at 11:01 pm
    Thought you IAB`ers would like to see what happened when I wrote the News Director for the TV station in SF that interviewed Lyanna Jackson: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSe3jABIy... Here is his response to my email which I will post in the next comment:

    Dear Mr. Luck,

    Thank you for writing. As you surmise, this story has been removed from our website. Although our reporter attempted to tell the story to the best of his ability, the underlying event -- a fight between two men of different races on a bus -- is inflammatory and not newsworthy.

    Dan Rosenheim
    Vice President and News Director
    KPIX-TV
    855 Battery Street
    San Francisco, CA 94111

    What a meat puppet!!!

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    maddog3n Male 40-49
    51 posts
    February 20, 2010 at 11:02 pm
    Mr. Rosenheim,
    You will be unhappy to know the interview that your worthless and conniving reporter conducted with the woman who filmed the AC Transit Bus Fight is on the Internet now. While I could not find a copy of the interview on your website(probably because you removed it), I have very little doubt that it wasn?t your reporter.
    Further, you will be very concerned that most people viewing it will clearly see the duplicity of the media in misrepresenting the facts, when reporting events to the public. In the hack job your reporter performed, he did not ask the questions that I and any reasonable person on the Internet have been asking:
    Why were you instigating the fight?
    Why did you take the white guys bag?
    Why do you believe the black guy would be able to press charges when he threw the first punch?

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    maddog3n Male 40-49
    51 posts
    February 20, 2010 at 11:03 pm
    I could go on but I think you get the picture. What we get instead is an interview that was clearly designed to elicit answers that portrays the white guy in a negative light! It left me, as the viewer, wondering whether the meat puppet that you sent to conduct the interview had even watched the video! My degree is not in Journalism but I would expect that a professional journalist, before conducting an interview, would do some simple preparations like watching the video on YouTube!
    The reality of the situation is that anyone seeing the 3:21 minute clip on YouTube, comes to the same conclusions that I did: the white guy defended himself, tried to diffuse the situation by moving to the front of the bus, and clearly has psychiatric issues. Further, I would submit that the video depicts the black guy: as a bully, not as street savvy as he thinks he is, as someone who doesn?t know when to shut his mouth, that he may have been drunk, and obviously picked a fight with the wrong gu
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    maddog3n Male 40-49
    51 posts
    February 20, 2010 at 11:05 pm
    You want to know why your profession is dying: 1) your skewed notion that the public is stupid and 2) that Internet services like YouTube continue to provide access to data that has not been contaminated. Journalists and News Organizations like yours disgust me in terms that are as expletive laden as the video of the AC Transit Bus fight!
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    maddog3n Male 40-49
    51 posts
    February 20, 2010 at 11:21 pm
    I would ask that those of you who are sympathetic to Mr. Bruso situation to write the news station that was going depict him as the aggressor and tell them how you feel. You can contact them at this website: http://cbs5.com/video/?id=[email protected]..

    Mischeif-You are a certifiable douche bag! You fail to assign credit to Mr. Bruso, when he stopped his attack once his opponent was not aggressive! Are you trying to say that you wouldn`t have hit back if somebody takes a swing at you? You obviously haven`t been in a lot of fights...the discipline that Mr. Bruso showed, regardless of his true mental capabilities was exemplary! You disgust me with your inability to objectively look at a situation and associate fact from fiction. You really need learn when to shut your teeth, before making statements that illustrate to everyone what a dumb ass you really are! You should be not allowed to enter

  69. Profile photo of mischeif954
    mischeif954 Male 18-29
    616 posts
    February 21, 2010 at 12:49 am
    Lol someones passionate about EBM

    Your right I haven`t been in many fights I avoid them and try and tend to be more diplomatic about things, but I know enough about fights to see that after the first punch connected the man was fighting to maintain balance let alone fight back and he continued to hit him even after he was on his knee`s. I mean all bs aside about me thinking hes not a hero, he really kicked his ass!

    Confused on how I don`t know fact from fiction so Ill go straight to the I can`t be objective. The amount of admiration and passion you seem to have for EBM seem to make you less objective than I am, for the record I think both guys are idiots for arguing/fighting on the bus and streets, and the girl was ignorant for eggin the whole thing on.

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    madduck Female 50-59
    7421 posts
    February 21, 2010 at 3:06 am
    Poor chap, obviously not right. He really isn`t a hero, nor is the other chap a victim. He is old, mentally unwell and defended himself against was he preceived as an attack ( which it was- not just his brain playing tricks) The other chap tried to stand up to what HE perceived to be a racialy motivated slur, he did not do it well, no doubt because he was angry and the older man looked fit and not likely to respond to reason. It is a great shame for both of them that they could not read the situation well enough to deal with it calmly.
  71. Profile photo of Crawdaddy197
    Crawdaddy197 Male 30-39
    353 posts
    February 21, 2010 at 5:14 am
    @mischeif954 EBM went after him for 7 seconds. He defended himself. He didn`t keep beating him while he was down. You can see that he had his fist balled to hit him more should the guy come after him again. He neutralized his assailant, he didn`t kill him. He made sure, within reason, that his assailant wouldn`t be more of a threat.

    Afterward his raving indicates how much adrenaline was still going through him. Yet he didn`t jump back on the guy. I think under the circumstances EBM used the appropriate force needed in the situation. As for how busted up the guy looks; all it takes is one good blow to the nose for blood to gush like that. The guy wasn`t beat as much as it appears. 7 seconds after the guy attacked him.

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    RamBunction Male 18-29
    96 posts
    February 21, 2010 at 6:51 am
    This guy is obviously a nut. but fair play to him, if he`s a veteran then i think he`s 100 times more sane that a lot people that came back from vietnam.
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    FELLDOWN123 Male 18-29
    28 posts
    February 21, 2010 at 9:40 am
    The black guy punched EBM and got what he deserved. Perceived racial insult? That`s no excuse to swing at a pensioner who walked away from an argument.
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    BunnyNaku Female 18-29
    5224 posts
    February 21, 2010 at 10:51 am
    that poor guy, my heart goes out to him about his mother too :(
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    DueteinCur Female 13-17
    11 posts
    February 21, 2010 at 12:35 pm
    LMAO TECHNO VIKING WOW GLAD TO SEE I WASNT THE ONLY ONE THINKING THAT LMAOOO &yeah the old man is a little off his rocker but at least he can still take care of himself.
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    buttsdowhat Female 18-29
    374 posts
    February 21, 2010 at 8:55 pm
    My heart goes out to that man and his family.
  77. Profile photo of techgeek07
    techgeek07 Male 30-39
    2594 posts
    February 21, 2010 at 10:33 pm
    This guy seems to have some mental issues
  78. Profile photo of Sandy312
    Sandy312 Female 18-29
    159 posts
    February 21, 2010 at 11:21 pm
    lol "And I aint never got caught for that" Well no, not until you just confessed it on what was going to be a viral youtube video...

    But yeah I`m thinking mental issues a lot of the things he said were a little warped from the truth hey?

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    Oystah Female 40-49
    4033 posts
    February 22, 2010 at 10:59 am
    Wow - I love this guy even more now.
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    beccajdavis Female 18-29
    160 posts
    February 22, 2010 at 11:52 am
    This old man is my hero!
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    diaphram Male 13-17
    91 posts
    February 23, 2010 at 5:41 am
    osama,
    are you a milf?

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