Interview with Weir `Deep down I'm an old Russian Lady'

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by TAHbKA, Jun 6, 2012.

  1. TAHbKA

    TAHbKA Well-Known Member

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    Judging by some of his programmers he didn't even bother reading the rules, nevermind understanding them
     
  2. BittyBug

    BittyBug Kiteless

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    Marge, I'm surprised by your conservatism. You may not like what he's wearing, but Johnny's outfit seems to be very much on trend as captured by Bill Cunningham this week (see the end of this video). If one can't be part of the fashion vanguard at the ballet or any other arts event, then we may as well all just shop at Brooks Brothers and Talbots so that we never risk offending anyone. :yawn:

    Back to Johnny's skating, he seems to have a very difficult time letting go of the 6.0 mindset that falling is the worst thing. I think this hampered his success in later years because he seemed so focused on not falling that he often appeared to hold himself back in his performance. He needs to let go of that idea if he wants to advance.
     
  3. AndyWarhol

    AndyWarhol Well-Known Member

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    How is that not appropriate? If anything, that look is a little passe, but not inappropriate.
     
  4. luCN

    luCN New Member

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    sometimes I thought maybe he's not that pretentious as he seems.He's like a actor when he leaves the fans,be outspoken,pretentious,never wore appropriate attire,try to attract the limelight to get fame and money,just like a job.
     
  5. Sally1214

    Sally1214 Active Member

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    Nail. Hit. On. Head.

    I used to be a Weir fan but now I just find him very boring. There's nothing new, innovative or creative about anything he does, says or wears. His silly efforts at being shocking and outrageous have just become SO predictable. :yawn:

    Johnny .... your "fifteen minutes" have expired.
     
  6. psycho

    psycho New Member

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    So, so, SO inappropriate!!!!!!!111111 yet he is the one invited to all these wonderful and exciting events and you folks, who deem yourself superiour in both your fasion, character and worldview sit at home and gnash your teeth...:p

    Shows how much you know! :lol::lol::lol:
     
  7. mikeko

    mikeko Member

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    Like Marilyn Manson?
     
  8. judiz

    judiz Well-Known Member

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    Always a laugh to count how many people say they hate Johnny yet read his interviews and take the time to comment on them.
     
  9. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

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    Why do these threads always turn into "bash-fests"?
    If you have a negative opinion of him, why read, or post in them?
     
  10. AndyWarhol

    AndyWarhol Well-Known Member

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    The beautiful people, the beautiful people.
     
  11. l'etoile

    l'etoile New Member

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    People just can't help it. It's a human nature:rolleyes:
     
  12. allezfred

    allezfred Old and Immature Admin Staff Member

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    It's not that bad surely. When he's sitting down it'll look like a tuxedo. It's not like it's a meat dress.
     
  13. Prancer

    Prancer Jawwalking Staff Member

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    If you perceive Johnny threads as bashfests and that bothers you, why do you read them? You could just read the interview and skip the posts.

    Right?

    This isn't a fan board. Anything posted here always gets a variety of opinions, both positive and negative.
     
  14. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

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    Prancer, my point was that almost any mention of Johnny - or his activities - degenerates into bashing.
    I hope that I'm free to express my dislike of that, here.
     
  15. Prancer

    Prancer Jawwalking Staff Member

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    Of course you are. Did I say something to indicate that you weren't free to express your thoughts? But just as you are free to express your thoughts about what is posted here, so am I, and so are other posters.

    All skaters have fans and detractors. And both get to express their likes and dislikes, here.
     
  16. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

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    I wish that posters could remember to express their dislike/distaste in a respectful manner.
    The objects of their distaste have been known to read these posts, on occasion.
     
  17. Ziggy

    Ziggy Well-Known Member

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    People will spend their time reading and responding to something when the subject matter provokes some feelings in them, whether positive or negative.

    Love and hate are pretty much the same thing. :)
     
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  18. Proustable

    Proustable New Member

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    Exactly.
     
  19. milanessa

    milanessa engaged to dupa

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    And?

    If Johnny can take the worship I'm sure he can take the criticism.
     
  20. Iceman

    Iceman Well-Known Member

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  21. Ziggy

    Ziggy Well-Known Member

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    I am sure he thrives on both. ^^

    As long as he provokes a reaction... ;)

    (I'd know something about that :D)
     
  22. spikydurian

    spikydurian Well-Known Member

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  23. essence_of_soy

    essence_of_soy Well-Known Member

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    Very good point.

    Y'know, I wish I'd been quicker off the mark and thought of writing something like this for the Ladies Survivor Game in the Trash Can. Vagabond ripped me a new one after I voted for Kostner (just because I said Carolina didn't have a triple lutz).
     
  24. UGG

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    Same goes for Evan, I have noticed.
     
  25. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

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    I don't approve of bashing anyone - skaters or posters - and don't understand why some people seem to enjoy it.
     
  26. Yazmeen

    Yazmeen Well-Known Member

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    There is a difference between criticizing and bashing. What's being commented on here are Johnny's comments and his attitude. Not all of us think he is perfect, nor do we agree with his suggestions that he should have been 3rd in Vancouver or is the "saviour" of men's figure skating in the US. We're not calling him stupid or untalented. We're simply providing our opinions on the interview and how he conducts himself in public.

    Personally, I adore his skating when he gives it his all. The public persona, not so much, and he seems to let that persona get in the way of the skating (After he won his first US Championship in 2004,I honestly expected he'd have at least one World gold and Olympic medal before the end of the decade). And that's not a bash, just an opinion.
     
  27. Wiery

    Wiery Well-Known Member

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    No bashing here; Johnny is a beautiful skater; I wish him joy, health, success, and the very best luck in his return to competitive skating.
     
  28. alchemy void

    alchemy void it's time for the perkolator

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    FSU is so meeeeeeeaaaaaaan!

    Johnny is like the most persecuted skater ever on FSU, for sure. :p
     
  29. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

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    My wish, as well.
     
  30. Ziggy

    Ziggy Well-Known Member

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    You don't seem to understand the difference between 'bashing' and 'criticism'.