By Mark Frauenfelder at 1:04 pm Fri, May 28, 2010
Understanding Mike Tyson's breakfast ritual.
Earl Grey DOES NOT SUCK. It is wonderful.
It is wonderful. And, in fact, if Mike Tyson hates it, that makes it even better.
Y’know, I don’t think I’ve seen anyone toast with teacups before.
That was delightful.
OK, so a toaster’s out. Does anyone know where they’re registered?
was anyone else reminded of andy kaufman’s my breakfast with blassie?
this was brilliant.
I have to say, this video was very weird and enjoyable. I kept waiting for Tyson to lose it or break something, but he seemed really calm. When he was describing his relationship with cannoli, he was really put together and almost–geeky.
I liked it, although I’m still a bit disturbed by it.
There’s a compilation video of Mike out there from his glory days of bitin’ and rapin’ and fightin’. The number of times he insists a female interviewer fornicate with him before he answers questions is porn of the highest mark.
I don’t think anyone is trying to forgive Mike for the RAPE CONVICTION. I am not sure if justice has been served toward Mike Tyson for his rape conviction, but I do know he is not currently in prison, and once was.
I do not expect many here to accept this Tyson video, and anyone who can’t imagine how easily this subject matter can offend and jump to the conclusion the same folks are merely intimidated by his boxing career and presence is just being small minded and dismissive. I’m sure the individuals pointing out the RAPE CONVICTION would be very delighted to see someone like, say, George Foreman, in the shoes of Mike Tyson in the same setting and the same video.
This aside, I personally do not look at this video and see big flashing lights RAPE CONVICTION in my mind. I’ve already gone through that with the whole Robert Downey Jr./Brooke-f’n-Shields/Tyson cuckold scene. For chrissakes, the shock value of the Earl Grey scene after that shiznick is just not even on the scale.
So sorry, to me, this is still a brilliant, beautiful piece of art, just as I’d say about Picasso’s many odes to the bull fighters of Spain, even though I think those caballeros are asshats just as much as I feel that about professional boxers on a whole, not just the ones with a RAPE CONVICTION.
I just compared Pablo Picasso to an asshole. Is it Caturday now?
I just compared Pablo Picasso to an asshole.
Jonathan Richman and John Cale said you can’t do that…
“Pablo Picasso was never called an asshole.”
Hadn’t realized boingboing was into folks who practice domestic violence, bite ears, and are just generally rotten human beings.
That was pleasantly surreal.
“Hadn’t realized boingboing was into folks who practice domestic violence, bite ears, and are just generally rotten human beings.”
Hadn’t realized that posting this odd video meant I was “into” Mike Tyson.
I’m guessing voiceoffreakon is in the cannoli business.
Filthy canoli shill! For the record, I cannot get enough Mike Tyson. It’s like a horrible car wreck from which I cannot look away. The Tyson documentary from the year before was excellent.
are you still beating your wife?
He has a pet tiger and a great rack. That’s good enough for me.
THIS IS AN OUTRAGE!!! How could a nice guy like Reese Waters practice domestic violence, bite ears, and generally just be a rotten human being? For shame, boingboing.
Its nice to see Mike Tyson again, though. What a charmer!
“Bergamot essence in Earl Grey tea, when consumed in
excess, may induce muscle cramps, fasciculations,
paraesthesias and blurred vision.”
Please consume your tea responsibly, without additives.
“Earl Grey sucks?” Man, Captain Picard and I are going to have take you out for that.
The punch Tyson throws in The Hangover was muy fonny.
That was one of the best things ever.
After I saw James Toback’s documentary Tyson, I thought I probably would have taken a chunk out of Holyfield’s ear too.
I wish all TV was like this.
Chamomile tea is excellent! Give Mike a break, when I was younger (don’t trust anyone UNDER 30!) I don’t know how I would’ve acted/ended up having 10’s of millions to blow. I think he’s a decent guy, if your intimidated by 250 pound ripped grown men near you acting…sane, avoid Mike like the plague!
i think there’s clear legitimacy to both angles on tyson, his history and being able to allow yourself to enjoy this video…
not to mention allowing him to enjoy himself in it (which he clearly does) after all the awful things he’s been through — both those inflicted upon him and those by his own hand.
i will say that if you haven’t watched even 10 minutes of the tyson documentary that someone mentioned above, you really should. it’s very balanced and sensitive. i think it’s still available on demand on netflix.
That was bizarre. Loved the Wagner “Siegfried Idyll” playing in the background!
I didn’t realize until i started watching this that it wasn’t about Earl Greyhound sucking.
I can’t believe it, this is a first: the YouTube comments to this video are more open minded than the Boing Boing comments.
More canoles for me,then!
“Ygeagh, itsch me taguing on the northchitty pigeon cghrew!”
Mike, don’t talk with your mouth full.
@Anon #15: Thank you for the humour highlight of my week. I choked on my apple.
For all the haters, see James Toback’s “Tyson.” You won’t necessarily like him, but you’ll have a more fascinated life.
Mike Tyson has always had interesting things to say and I always appreciate the opportunity to hear him speak. It is a little disappointing to see the negative comments from people seeking continued punishment for his past crimes. He has paid for his wrongs (and then some).
We can all profit from his lucid remarks about snap judgment in this video. He understands the mechanism behind his refusal to eat cannoli as a long history of seeing the effects.
Hey…and Mike has been around! It ain’t Yoo Hoo but he’ll drink it for polite.
What, no-one’s mentioning the rape conviction? Fuck this guy.
Okay, so I think that Earl Grey sucks, I hate cannolis & I really like honey.
Does this make me more like Mike than I wish to admit?
Enjoyed this clip.
Really loved the Toback doc.
Who is Reese Waters?
too awkward. didn’t finish
Cannoli for breakfast?!
I was on the edge of my seat when he offered the cannoli for the third time. I figured that would be enough to send Tyson into a murderous rage.
Possibly the smartest thing he’s ever said.
It tastes like bug spray.
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