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Old 12-17-2009, 10:56 PM
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For what it's worth I agree with the premise of your dissertation Dave, it's just a pity you weren't into mma when you wrote it, because that is probably an even better example of this VSI thingy than wrestling and you would have enjoyed writing it even more, though saying that your dissertation would have then just been about Jens Pulver and gotten horribly off-topic, and you would have flunked, so maybe it's a good thing you didn't know about mma back then lol.
Yes, it would have been much better, because my biggest example was symbolic violence....not actual violence in sport.

If I had done it into MMA I would have discovered Jens Pulver almost THREE YEARS earlier
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Old 12-17-2009, 11:14 PM
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Yes, it would have been much better, because my biggest example was symbolic violence....not actual violence in sport.

If I had done it into MMA I would have discovered Jens Pulver almost THREE YEARS earlier
Dave, that's 3 YEARS of your life wasted without knowing Jens!!!


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Old 12-17-2009, 11:50 PM
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Dave, that's 3 YEARS of your life wasted without knowing Jens!!!


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I know. I feel such a dumbass...You know that I never even knew that Jens Pulver existed when he was Champion. I have never in all my fandom of Jens known him to hold a Championship belt. Ironic isnt it...but I also look on it another way...I dont need to see him with any belt. Thats part of whats nice about this...I dont care about that. I only want what will make him happy...as for me...If he loses every single fight, or never fights again, it wont change a thing, and my sadness isnt my dissapointment, its my distress that the loss causes him upset. Do you follow?

...and yes, I told him that when I saw him, and he understood perfectly
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When the dissertation I wrote was bound and placed in the university library, on a bet I placed a $50 in it. After 30+ years, that $50 is still there.

Brilliant scholarship isn't always appreciated.
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When the dissertation I wrote was bound and placed in the university library, on a bet I placed a $50 in it. After 30+ years, that $50 is still there.

Brilliant scholarship isn't always appreciated.
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When the dissertation I wrote was bound and placed in the university library, on a bet I placed a $50 in it. After 30+ years, that $50 is still there.

Brilliant scholarship isn't always appreciated.
Firstly...your Dissertation was bound and put in your Univeristies Library

They never did that with mine I just got two ringbound copies (one single sided, one double sided) and the third one which was submitted to the board of examiners.

Secondly...are you trying to tell me you left money in it, and went back three decades later and the money was still there...and...that means noone has actually read your book

What was your Dissertation about
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1."Back in the day" at most U.S. universities one copy of all dissertations were shipped to the University of Michigan for processing. The were microfilmed there and an abstract was published in a journal naturally entitled "Dissertation Abstracts".

The dissertations were bound locally and placed in a special section of the university library.

There was a special fee assessed to cover the cost of all this.

I believe this custom is still largely in place in the U.S..

2. There was a comedian who joked about most dissertations never being read, and told a story about placing money in one. On a dare, I decided to do the same. What was a joke turned out to be true. In my experience anyway.

3. My dissertation was about how employers determine how much to invest in on the job training of their employees.....I still have an unbound copy somewhere.
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1."Back in the day" at most U.S. universities one copy of all dissertations were shipped to the University of Michigan for processing. The were microfilmed there and an abstract was published in a journal naturally entitled "Dissertation Abstracts".

The dissertations were bound locally and placed in a special section of the university library.

There was a special fee assessed to cover the cost of all this.

I believe this custom is still largely in place in the U.S..

2. There was a comedian who joked about most dissertations never being read, and told a story about placing money in one. On a dare, I decided to do the same. What was a joke turned out to be true. In my experience anyway.

3. My dissertation was about how employers determine how much to invest in on the job training of their employees.....I still have an unbound copy somewhere.
1) No such Custom exists in England...although sometimes Journals if they are interested will publish. I thought the Journal of Sports Psychology might have done...but it never did

2) have you actually checked to see if the money remains?

3) what subject did you read to be able to produce a dissertation on such a topic
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