All the Aleksey Vayner News That’s Super-Fit to Print

On Oct. 9, North Korea detonated a nuclear device. The same day, Aleksey Vayner blew up. Coincidence? Impossible is nothing.

Just for the record, we think this story has crested. Don’t get us wrong, our New Haven bureau will remain on 24-hour alert in case Alex gets kicked out of school — as the president of Charity Navigator is demanding — and we will forevermore bask in the glow of having helped to create a staggering cultural force. For example:

In other Vaynergate news:

  • Aleksey goes international, landing on the pages of a London tabloid and our amusingly ad hominem comments section…
  • … and American TV gets. even. stupider. MSNBC’s Donny Deutsch lauds Aleksey in a four-minute segment, calling him a “brilliant creative executer” and declaring “I’d hire him sight unseen.” To Donny, and whatever moron interviewed him: We have so much disdain for you. Can we make that font any more italic?
  • Chuck Norris-inspired fan sites are sprouting everywhere, notably here (“When Sir Edmund Hillary got to the top of Everest, it said ‘Aleksey was here’ in yellow snow”) …
  • … and people continue to make fake web pages in Aleksey’s name. Um, you counterfeiters get the irony here, don’t you?
  • Chris

    What’s really funny is how wrong MSNBC got it – poor donnie.

    Check out the link below – they believe that Aleksey uploaded it to youtube himself, and they partner it into a story about google buying youtube. Poor traditional media – will they ever get it?

    http://video.msn.com/v/us/fv/msnbc/fv.htm??g=e1d8ef1f-3fbf-4c78-8535-24a9c6377173&f=00&fg=copy

  • Chris

    What’s really funny is how wrong MSNBC got it – poor donnie.

    Check out the link below – they believe that Aleksey uploaded it to youtube himself, and they partner it into a story about google buying youtube. Poor traditional media – will they ever get it?

    http://video.msn.com/v/us/fv/msnbc/fv.htm??g=e1d8ef1f-3fbf-4c78-8535-24a9c6377173&f=00&fg=copy

  • gizmo

    http://www.myspace.com/alekseyvayner

    this is the best…check it out

  • gizmo

    http://www.myspace.com/alekseyvayner

    this is the best…check it out

  • yalie

    what is however particularly disheartening is that this Donny Deutsch guy is promoting the kid and everything he has done as being “creative” and funny, missing the big picture of the possible SEC fraud, charity fraud and plagiarism, which, although they might be creative, are certainly not funny. i’m definitely e-mailing donny@cnbc.com because that is simply ridiculous.

  • yalie

    what is however particularly disheartening is that this Donny Deutsch guy is promoting the kid and everything he has done as being “creative” and funny, missing the big picture of the possible SEC fraud, charity fraud and plagiarism, which, although they might be creative, are certainly not funny. i’m definitely e-mailing donny@cnbc.com because that is simply ridiculous.

  • Aleksey Vayner, now on Wikiped

    Um, you counterfeiters get the irony here, don’t you?

    What irony?

  • Aleksey Vayner, now on Wikipedia

    Um, you counterfeiters get the irony here, don’t you?

    What irony?

  • http://www.dealbreaker.com/2006/10/oday_in_aleksey_vayner_the_vid.php DealBreaker.com

    oday in Aleksey Vayner: The Video That Keeps On Giving

    The Aleksey Vayner story lives on. Nothing new has really been uncovered. It’s still all about the video and a few other crazy things he’s allegedly said. Like killing 24 in the caves of Tibet. But (at least today) we…

  • http://www.dealbreaker.com/2006/10/oday_in_aleksey_vayner_the_vid.php DealBreaker.com

    oday in Aleksey Vayner: The Video That Keeps On Giving

    The Aleksey Vayner story lives on. Nothing new has really been uncovered. It’s still all about the video and a few other crazy things he’s allegedly said. Like killing 24 in the caves of Tibet. But (at least today) we…

  • Anonymous

    Vayner’s so creative he doesn’t even know how to tell the truth!

  • Anonymous

    Vayner’s so creative he doesn’t even know how to tell the truth!

  • Impossible is nothing

    He even stole the whole impossible is nothing thing from a sneaker commercial

    http://www.imediaconnection.com/content/3177.asp

  • Impossible is nothing

    He even stole the whole impossible is nothing thing from a sneaker commercial

    http://www.imediaconnection.com/content/3177.asp

  • In London

    Metro is not a simple tabloid. It’s a free “newspaper” that everyone grap before commuting. I’m sure that now all bank’s HR know him in the City.

  • In London

    Metro is not a simple tabloid. It’s a free “newspaper” that everyone grap before commuting. I’m sure that now all bank’s HR know him in the City.

  • vox

    Art imitates life: one of the fake Aleksey myspace pages is friends with the other fake Aleksey myspace page.

    Mirror, mirror, on the wall…

  • vox

    Art imitates life: one of the fake Aleksey myspace pages is friends with the other fake Aleksey myspace page.

    Mirror, mirror, on the wall…

  • Me

    HA! I really hope Donny does hire him. Idiot.

  • Me

    HA! I really hope Donny does hire him. Idiot.

  • Ken

    You know the really sad thing is that this psycho/scambag probably will get some payout from UBS or YouTube just to settle. There will be lawyers eager to signing him on as clients to boost their own fame, using claims like “the information leaked has seriously effected my client’s employment potential and social standings”.

    I hate to see this happen, but chances are it will. It’s another kind of American dream: lawyering up and sue.

    Gotta go. I am going to Starbucks with the hope of someone pouring some hot coffee on me so I can sue. Or better yet, I am suing my employer cause he gave me a Blackberry (gasp!) and I can’t stop using it…

  • Ken

    You know the really sad thing is that this psycho/scambag probably will get some payout from UBS or YouTube just to settle. There will be lawyers eager to signing him on as clients to boost their own fame, using claims like “the information leaked has seriously effected my client’s employment potential and social standings”.

    I hate to see this happen, but chances are it will. It’s another kind of American dream: lawyering up and sue.

    Gotta go. I am going to Starbucks with the hope of someone pouring some hot coffee on me so I can sue. Or better yet, I am suing my employer cause he gave me a Blackberry (gasp!) and I can’t stop using it…

  • the one and only

    Wow, Donny Deutsch is the biggest idiot on the planet! He should really do his research before crediting the “amazing” skills of someone like Aleksey. But that would just be going against the whole Vayner model of credibility.

  • the one and only

    Wow, Donny Deutsch is the biggest idiot on the planet! He should really do his research before crediting the “amazing” skills of someone like Aleksey. But that would just be going against the whole Vayner model of credibility.

  • Lone voice of reason

    The guy clearly has mental health issues. No sane person would do something like this. You wouldn’t fault a blind man for not being able to see so why crucify a mentally-ill man for being insane? Stop the cyber-lynching already.

  • Lone voice of reason

    The guy clearly has mental health issues. No sane person would do something like this. You wouldn’t fault a blind man for not being able to see so why crucify a mentally-ill man for being insane? Stop the cyber-lynching already.

  • Lone voice of reason

    The guy clearly has mental health issues. No sane person would do something like this. You wouldn’t fault a blind man for not being able to see so why crucify a mentally-ill man for being insane? Stop the cyber-lynching already.

  • Lone voice of reason

    The guy clearly has mental health issues. No sane person would do something like this. You wouldn’t fault a blind man for not being able to see so why crucify a mentally-ill man for being insane? Stop the cyber-lynching already.

  • Helvetian

    Vayner has not officially hit Switzerland as well. I have to say that although I see some humor in all of it in general I would call this just plain idiocy. Another contributed has called out to this forum to stop the cyber lynching but I disagree. Stupidity should be punished. It has to be punished. At least at that level. There should be an unmistakable message sent to everyone that lying like that will not be tolerated. But sadly paper is patient and I would not be suprised that he will find someone oblivious enough to hire him one day.

  • Helvetian

    Vayner has not officially hit Switzerland as well. I have to say that although I see some humor in all of it in general I would call this just plain idiocy. Another contributed has called out to this forum to stop the cyber lynching but I disagree. Stupidity should be punished. It has to be punished. At least at that level. There should be an unmistakable message sent to everyone that lying like that will not be tolerated. But sadly paper is patient and I would not be suprised that he will find someone oblivious enough to hire him one day.

  • Lone voice of reason

    My point is that he is not stupid nor is he a loser. He is having DELUSIONS OF GRANDEUR. Look it up. It’s a symptom of mental illness. Even a big, stupid lying loser would not go around telling people he is friends with the Dalai Lama, fought with van damme, and taught tennis to the stars. Only a MENTALLY ILL person would have such elaborate and pervasive grandiose ideas about himself. From all the reports presented here, does it sound like it is someone who is just “lying” to make a good impression? I don’t think so. The man is clearly SICK even though he might not look it. That’s the problem with mental illness. Most people can only relate being “crazy” with someone who is yelling to himself on the streets, but there are many other less visible forms of mental illness. This is why I say stop lynching the guy.

  • Lone voice of reason

    My point is that he is not stupid nor is he a loser. He is having DELUSIONS OF GRANDEUR. Look it up. It’s a symptom of mental illness. Even a big, stupid lying loser would not go around telling people he is friends with the Dalai Lama, fought with van damme, and taught tennis to the stars. Only a MENTALLY ILL person would have such elaborate and pervasive grandiose ideas about himself. From all the reports presented here, does it sound like it is someone who is just “lying” to make a good impression? I don’t think so. The man is clearly SICK even though he might not look it. That’s the problem with mental illness. Most people can only relate being “crazy” with someone who is yelling to himself on the streets, but there are many other less visible forms of mental illness. This is why I say stop lynching the guy.

  • aleksy vayner

    I will crush you all!!!! I am going to dance all over your faces!!
    I am going to bench press you into next week!!
    I am going to use powers taught to me by Mohammed and Moses and known only to me and 3 other people in Conneticut to beat you up..!

    I am going to stack your cars ontop of each other and throw poopy at you!!

    And I am going to have an office one day and PROUDLY DISPLAY A YALE DIPLOMA ON THE FRIGGIN WALL BEHIND MY DESK!!

  • aleksy vayner

    I will crush you all!!!! I am going to dance all over your faces!!
    I am going to bench press you into next week!!
    I am going to use powers taught to me by Mohammed and Moses and known only to me and 3 other people in Conneticut to beat you up..!

    I am going to stack your cars ontop of each other and throw poopy at you!!

    And I am going to have an office one day and PROUDLY DISPLAY A YALE DIPLOMA ON THE FRIGGIN WALL BEHIND MY DESK!!

  • gizman

    I want to hear from the real douch himself….we need a response to all this from him…I say we all start demanding he speak!!! call on this…(hehehehhahaha) “man”….(oohhhhahahahheheheh er…i meen (coughLOSERcough) to come out and answer for this shit….any one want to give me odds on him claiming the past several years of bullshit was all a joke…and it was on us….(coughBULLSHITcough)

  • gizman

    I want to hear from the real douch himself….we need a response to all this from him…I say we all start demanding he speak!!! call on this…(hehehehhahaha) “man”….(oohhhhahahahheheheh er…i meen (coughLOSERcough) to come out and answer for this shit….any one want to give me odds on him claiming the past several years of bullshit was all a joke…and it was on us….(coughBULLSHITcough)

  • Total consciousness

    Well, he’s got “Lone voice of reason” going for him… which is nice.

  • Total consciousness

    Well, he’s got “Lone voice of reason” going for him… which is nice.

  • gizmo

    Alexei,

    You silly, silly pile of dung…

    ok…we’ve got you on here talking shit…now explain yourself….

    explain the charity

    explain the investment firm

    explain the cia bit, the mafia crap, the nuke wast crap, the dead guys in the caves in tibet, the Dali Lama, teh 495lbs bench (i lift, alot you weak fuck..i watched you struggle with 140lbs bells, never actually pressing them clean, never completing a full rep…yet you want me to believe 495? I want to see it CLEAN…I’ll let you get a lift off from 1 spotter, and allow 2 spotters hands off…but I want to see the bar come down to a stationary chest with a pause…and a clean press with a lockout…when you can give us that…and make sure we see your dishonest little face…you can say you press 495….but hey if you actually measure your strength with a bench press…you are a loser…can I hear about your…

    1. deadlift
    2. squat
    3. Clean/press
    4. 3 mile run time

    Im sure that all those numbers are simply amazing

    (deadlift…I’ll bet he claims 6 plates, (12 total) =’s 585lbs in reality he could not pull 315 for more than 5 reps and 405 he could not get up more than 1 time

    Squat (he will claim 600+ and yes.. I bet you can see him in the gym with 400+ lbs on the squat rack…doing some form of weird standing knee bend moving up and down a total of 3 inches

    clean/press (forget it…he does not do them…he uses a bench press to impress people, but with that frame…. he could not get 135 up to save his life)

    3 mile run…not that he would have the intestinal fortitude to complete it…but I’mm guessing a solid 25 min

    oh fuck it why bother.

    Shithead I know you…and men world wide know you as well…a silly little turd of a boy who knows he lacks true character, ability, and integrity, so you lie…you lie so much you believe most of the crap you sell yourself. Your real life and abilitys are nothing to rave about so you lie, you make up fantastic things, you do this to feel superior, to feel alive, when the truth is you have done nothing gone no-were, been no-one, and never will. you claim to be so strong both physically and mentally, when the truth is that when really tested, you will fail, not because you “can not” do the task at hand, but because you lack what it takes to actually strive to acheive anything, you have no heart, no passion, and no damm guts.

    Even now as you sit reading this you are not taking the words to heart…you are looking for ways to slam what is written here, and above all appear to be something special, something amazing, something we mere mortals cant totally understand.

    insted do this…apologize for being a shithead…blame it on a mental condition you are seaking to heal

    make restitution to those you have defrauded, through your bullshit charity, healing injuries with shark piss, wild Yak spooge and whatever phony bullshit you have tried, and any of the other countless lies you have tried for personal gain

    and last (this is the biggy that will really suck ass) apologize to the ones you have hurt, embarrased and disapointed.

    once you have done that…go out, find a stranger….and start a conversation….talk with them for 10 min and dont say a fuckin thing about yourself…find out about them, and then…if they ask….tell them about you…and tell the complete honest truth

    and when you hear how pathetic and sad the truth really is…purchase a small pistol from a local drug dealer…you should not spend more than $100, buy 1 small box of the correct ammo for the weapon (hollow points are best here, wadcutters will work well, and no need for mag rnds) load the weapon, place the buisness end against the base of your skull pointing up through your head at your forehead
    pull the trigger and turn your sick mind into a fine pink mist

    (if you could figure out a way to castrate yourself and completly prevent your seed from ever polluting this world in case you fuck this up…that would make alot of us feel alot safer too…thanks)

  • gizmo

    Alexei,

    You silly, silly pile of dung…

    ok…we’ve got you on here talking shit…now explain yourself….

    explain the charity

    explain the investment firm

    explain the cia bit, the mafia crap, the nuke wast crap, the dead guys in the caves in tibet, the Dali Lama, teh 495lbs bench (i lift, alot you weak fuck..i watched you struggle with 140lbs bells, never actually pressing them clean, never completing a full rep…yet you want me to believe 495? I want to see it CLEAN…I’ll let you get a lift off from 1 spotter, and allow 2 spotters hands off…but I want to see the bar come down to a stationary chest with a pause…and a clean press with a lockout…when you can give us that…and make sure we see your dishonest little face…you can say you press 495….but hey if you actually measure your strength with a bench press…you are a loser…can I hear about your…

    1. deadlift
    2. squat
    3. Clean/press
    4. 3 mile run time

    Im sure that all those numbers are simply amazing

    (deadlift…I’ll bet he claims 6 plates, (12 total) =’s 585lbs in reality he could not pull 315 for more than 5 reps and 405 he could not get up more than 1 time

    Squat (he will claim 600+ and yes.. I bet you can see him in the gym with 400+ lbs on the squat rack…doing some form of weird standing knee bend moving up and down a total of 3 inches

    clean/press (forget it…he does not do them…he uses a bench press to impress people, but with that frame…. he could not get 135 up to save his life)

    3 mile run…not that he would have the intestinal fortitude to complete it…but I’mm guessing a solid 25 min

    oh fuck it why bother.

    Shithead I know you…and men world wide know you as well…a silly little turd of a boy who knows he lacks true character, ability, and integrity, so you lie…you lie so much you believe most of the crap you sell yourself. Your real life and abilitys are nothing to rave about so you lie, you make up fantastic things, you do this to feel superior, to feel alive, when the truth is you have done nothing gone no-were, been no-one, and never will. you claim to be so strong both physically and mentally, when the truth is that when really tested, you will fail, not because you “can not” do the task at hand, but because you lack what it takes to actually strive to acheive anything, you have no heart, no passion, and no damm guts.

    Even now as you sit reading this you are not taking the words to heart…you are looking for ways to slam what is written here, and above all appear to be something special, something amazing, something we mere mortals cant totally understand.

    insted do this…apologize for being a shithead…blame it on a mental condition you are seaking to heal

    make restitution to those you have defrauded, through your bullshit charity, healing injuries with shark piss, wild Yak spooge and whatever phony bullshit you have tried, and any of the other countless lies you have tried for personal gain

    and last (this is the biggy that will really suck ass) apologize to the ones you have hurt, embarrased and disapointed.

    once you have done that…go out, find a stranger….and start a conversation….talk with them for 10 min and dont say a fuckin thing about yourself…find out about them, and then…if they ask….tell them about you…and tell the complete honest truth

    and when you hear how pathetic and sad the truth really is…purchase a small pistol from a local drug dealer…you should not spend more than $100, buy 1 small box of the correct ammo for the weapon (hollow points are best here, wadcutters will work well, and no need for mag rnds) load the weapon, place the buisness end against the base of your skull pointing up through your head at your forehead
    pull the trigger and turn your sick mind into a fine pink mist

    (if you could figure out a way to castrate yourself and completly prevent your seed from ever polluting this world in case you fuck this up…that would make alot of us feel alot safer too…thanks)

  • jizmo

    You know, he’s doing a pretty good job of making a fool of himself on his own. What would be the point in estimating what fake statistics he’ll create for other phsyical tasks…then saying how he would be lying? Obviously, he will be lying. Thanks Captain Obvious, I wouldn’t have figured that out on my own.

    Does it make you feel good to tell someone to kill themselves in great detail over the internet? Do you need to anonymously attack people to keep your fragile e-penis up?

    Thanks for taking it far. Like that awkward kid who thinks he needs to say something to fit in rather than just laughing.

  • jizmo

    You know, he’s doing a pretty good job of making a fool of himself on his own. What would be the point in estimating what fake statistics he’ll create for other phsyical tasks…then saying how he would be lying? Obviously, he will be lying. Thanks Captain Obvious, I wouldn’t have figured that out on my own.

    Does it make you feel good to tell someone to kill themselves in great detail over the internet? Do you need to anonymously attack people to keep your fragile e-penis up?

    Thanks for taking it far. Like that awkward kid who thinks he needs to say something to fit in rather than just laughing.

  • Jon

    hey “jizmo” , so rather than laugh at the guy who came up with some funny, and most likly acurate numbers for this dumb ass, and damm good advice for the idiot to follow (hell yes !!! “fine pink mist” I love it…gizmo is a marine for sure) you felt you had to say something? Did it make YOU feel like you fit in?

  • Jon

    hey “jizmo” , so rather than laugh at the guy who came up with some funny, and most likly acurate numbers for this dumb ass, and damm good advice for the idiot to follow (hell yes !!! “fine pink mist” I love it…gizmo is a marine for sure) you felt you had to say something? Did it make YOU feel like you fit in?

  • runner

    GIZMO, hold on a sec, is 25mins for 3miles THAT bad…? Crap. That’s about what I get. Seriously.

    I guess I need to make a film of myself running and display at the bottom: “3:00 minute mile”. “And some people said that I could not run… [superior laughter]“. It beats training your ass off to actually run faster.

  • runner

    GIZMO, hold on a sec, is 25mins for 3miles THAT bad…? Crap. That’s about what I get. Seriously.

    I guess I need to make a film of myself running and display at the bottom: “3:00 minute mile”. “And some people said that I could not run… [superior laughter]“. It beats training your ass off to actually run faster.

  • not Rocky

    Brilliant. OMG, I nearly busted a gut laughing at this. That was the best music video since Sylvester Stallone driving alone at night in Rocky IV. Rocky’s all distraught and having flashbacks to Robert Tepper’s song “No easy way out.” P.S. Oh yeah, DD is a knuckle head.

  • not Rocky

    Brilliant. OMG, I nearly busted a gut laughing at this. That was the best music video since Sylvester Stallone driving alone at night in Rocky IV. Rocky’s all distraught and having flashbacks to Robert Tepper’s song “No easy way out.”

    P.S. Oh yeah, DD is a knuckle head.

  • maikopunk

    Love that music – it’s the Karate Kid training montage! Daniel LaRusso, come on back and kick some Ivy League tushie.

  • maikopunk

    Love that music – it’s the Karate Kid training montage! Daniel LaRusso, come on back and kick some Ivy League tushie.