This or That: The Houyhnhnm Takes It All

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by falling_dance, Aug 9, 2013.

  1. Dr.Siouxs

    Dr.Siouxs Well-Known Member

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    Horrifying painting....how much? :bribe:

    Perhaps I am showing my idiosyncrasies, but I just loved Takahito Mura's Shogun LP from last season. It's everything Elvis Stojko ever tried to be but epic-failed. But seriously, it is perhaps the most effectively choreographed program set to traditional Japanese music. That plus the skater's superb speed and overall technique puts it over the edge. :swoon: Agree?
    -eys
    -non :yawn:
     
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  2. Buzz

    Buzz Well-Known Member

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    Non... :slinkaway:


    Honda
    OR
    Toyota
     
  3. falling_dance

    falling_dance Happy for Kozuka, Sad for D. Murakami

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    I like Mura's program but don't "get" the choreographic step sequence at the end; some of the movements seem noncommittal, though the hydroblading move is good.

    Honda

    Two things I like and admire about Elvis Stojko:

    the way he toughed it out in Nagano, which I couldn't have done
    or
    that he choreographed the ice skating sequences in Death to Smoochy (an underappreciated film)?
     
  4. Buzz

    Buzz Well-Known Member

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    the way he toughed it out in Nagano, which I couldn't have done


    Movies opening next week:

    The Butler
    Jobs
    Kick Ass 2
    Paranoia
     
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  5. halffull

    halffull The most wonderful time of the year :)

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    The Butler (closely followed by Jobs)

    Favourite day ~

    Christmas
    OR
    Your Birthday
     
  6. falling_dance

    falling_dance Happy for Kozuka, Sad for D. Murakami

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    My birthday. Once Christmas Day actually rolls around, Christmastime is basically over. :violin:

    Christmas Day
    Christmastime
    neither
     
  7. Dr.Siouxs

    Dr.Siouxs Well-Known Member

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    More exciting:
    The Olympics
    or
    Cranberry Open?
     
  8. falling_dance

    falling_dance Happy for Kozuka, Sad for D. Murakami

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  9. Gypsy

    Gypsy Watching the Leaves Change!

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    Marseille soap

    Oatmeal
    Porridge
    Grits
     
  10. falling_dance

    falling_dance Happy for Kozuka, Sad for D. Murakami

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    grits

    berries
    melons
    citrus fruits
     
  11. halffull

    halffull The most wonderful time of the year :)

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    Berries all the way!!!

    veggies ~

    Raw
    or
    Cooked
     
  12. Maofan7

    Maofan7 Member

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    1. citrus fruits
    2. Cooked

    Bradley Wiggins or Chris Froome?
     
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  13. Buzz

    Buzz Well-Known Member

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    1) cooked
    2) Chris Froome


    Jerusalem
    OR
    Tel Aviv
     
  14. Maofan7

    Maofan7 Member

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    Jerusalem

    Roger Federer or Pete Sampras?
     
  15. Buzz

    Buzz Well-Known Member

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    Federer


    Better vacation destination:

    New Zealand
    OR
    Australia
     
  16. Maofan7

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  17. falling_dance

    falling_dance Happy for Kozuka, Sad for D. Murakami

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    :respec: (especially for avoiding so many too-obvious song choices)

    Kraftwerk.

    1) Giorgio Moroder or Kraftwerk?

    2) Pet Shop Boys or Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark?

    3) New Order or Depeche Mode?
     
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  18. Buzz

    Buzz Well-Known Member

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    Depeche Mode


    Judge orders parents to change their baby name from Messiah to Martin:

    AGREE
    or
    DISAGREE
     
  19. falling_dance

    falling_dance Happy for Kozuka, Sad for D. Murakami

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    Disagree (much as I dislike the name).

    1) and 2) of #47.
     
  20. Buzz

    Buzz Well-Known Member

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    Giorgio Moroder & Pet Shop Boys


    Do you wear perfume/cologne on a daily basis?

    YES
    or
    NO
     
  21. halffull

    halffull The most wonderful time of the year :)

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    No (almost never)

    Shower
    or
    Bath
     
  22. Buzz

    Buzz Well-Known Member

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    Shower


    Fave chicken recipes are best with:

    Boneless meat
    OR
    with bone-in
     
  23. halffull

    halffull The most wonderful time of the year :)

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    Boneless

    Camping
    or
    Hotel
     
  24. falling_dance

    falling_dance Happy for Kozuka, Sad for D. Murakami

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    Hotel Hotel Hotel Hotel Hotel Hotel Hotel Hotel Hotel Hotel Hotel Hotel Hotel Hotel Hotel Hotel Hotel Hotel Hotel Hotel

    hiking through a forest
    or
    walking through a(n) historical district?
     
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  25. Dr.Siouxs

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    forest today, district tomorrow.

    Fave two skaters:
    Jeremy Abbott
    Jason Brown
    Brandon Mroz
    Evan Lysacek
    Ross Miner
    Max Aaron
    Josh Ferris
    Richard Dornbush
     
  26. falling_dance

    falling_dance Happy for Kozuka, Sad for D. Murakami

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    Abbott and Lysacek.

    Fave two skaters:
    John Misha Petkevich
    Ken Shelley
    Terry Kubicka
    Charles Tickner
    Scott Cramer
    Allen Schramm
    David Santee
    Scott Hamilton
     
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  27. Dr.Siouxs

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    I'm shocked that you like Lysacek more than, say, Adam Rippon. But I am intrigued--do explain :watch:

    Sadly, I am poorly versed in overall skater knowledge from these eras. :( I have always tried to avoid Scott Hamilton's amateur work (I find his appearance rather grotesque...I can't even stomach food watching him...he sure had fabulous tecknik though :D ).
    Anyway, I will go with Kucbicka/Petkevich because it sounds like a voidy Soviet dance pair that might have skated to the technically expanding, philosophically atheist, and choreographically wondrous Sprach Zarathustra, Rite of Spring, and....erm....Aurelia Dobre's floor music.

    Most convincing Inter-Generational Equation :COP:
    A) Caryn Kadavy = Naomi Nari Nam (they're actually the same person split into two time periods :eek: Damn those wormholes)
    B) Jill Trenary = Jenny Kirk (strong and glamorous. Dick Button's bond girls....who is the third? :watch:)
    C) Debi Thomas = the 2004 Worlds Streaker (watch this audience footage of the event and tell me he didn't rip off Wanda Beazel.)
    D) Tonya & Nancy = Swagner??!?? (science suggests that the media spectacle gave birth to a media girl)
    E) Sandy Lenz = Alissa Czisny (same soul...just a different body)
     
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  28. falling_dance

    falling_dance Happy for Kozuka, Sad for D. Murakami

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    But...but...Rippon wasn't on the list. :D
     
  29. Dr.Siouxs

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    :eek: Freudian snub?

    Back to #57
     
  30. falling_dance

    falling_dance Happy for Kozuka, Sad for D. Murakami

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    Oh, so that's why Kwan looked so annoyed.

    Wagner and Gold both seem like plausible offspring.

    "Berlioz Trout" just leaves me thinking of fish "dancing" over a coffin while Leonard Bernstein admonishes the audience that, when "you take a trip, you wind up screaming at your own funeral."

    - Yes, and?
    - It's too early for trout.
    - "Hector Kilgore" is an evil-sounding name.
    - #57 was a superb entry and deserved a better follow-up than this.