WPost article: "I’m black. I’m a guy. And I’m obsessed with figure skating."

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  1. gkelly

    gkelly Well-Known Member

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  2. lulu

    lulu New Member

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    Great article! I love the bit about him meeting Kwan and discussing Rihanna. LOL about "Lisa", that's hilarious. :lol:
  3. clairecloutier

    clairecloutier Active Member

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    Love this--thanks for sharing!
  4. dots

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    Obviously an FSUer!

    so who is this poster? :EVILLE:
  5. spikydurian

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    I look forward to his blog too. I like his sense of humour.
  6. LilJen

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    :rofl: He's a riot!
  7. SLIVER

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    HYSTERICAL!
  8. Yazmeen

    Yazmeen Well-Known Member

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    Now I'm always going to call her Lisa Bonaly...
  9. my little pony

    my little pony snarking for AZE

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    the little voice in his head sounds like dick button, i love that
  10. quartz

    quartz Point of Know Return

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    Love him! Looking forward to more!
  11. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Port de bras!!!

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    LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS! Now come out and declare yourself! :encore:
  12. AYS

    AYS Cruder than you thought

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    Yes, that's the key question. :sekret:
  13. jenniferlyon

    jenniferlyon Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, he's GOT to be one of us! :)
  14. Wyliefan

    Wyliefan Well-Known Member

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    What a great piece. :lol: I love his throw jump in the kitchen. And I hope he gets to meet Kristi someday!
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  16. jeffisjeff

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    Notice that he had to tell us that he completed the rotation, even though he fell. He knows his COP! :rofl:
  17. escaflowne9282

    escaflowne9282 Well-Known Member

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    I Love this! I feel like I could tell such a similar story about watching skating with my parents circa 1992-1994.
  18. Wyliefan

    Wyliefan Well-Known Member

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    Yeah!! :respec:
  19. Loves_Shizuka

    Loves_Shizuka Well-Known Member

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    Great read, thank you :cheer:
  20. Anita18

    Anita18 Well-Known Member

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    Yup, he seriously posts here. :rofl: That was a great read. :cheer:
  21. IceJunkie

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    PML! We know you're an FSUer, Robert Samuels. :lol: Awesome article that articulates so many of our experiences in the sport. :respec:
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  23. Jaana

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    WOW, I love this guy!!! What a wonderful sense of humour, I will be following his Olympic bloc.
  24. CynicElle

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    Awesome. If Samuels doesn't already post here, he totally needs to. Staying up at all hours to catch European web broadcasts of competitions? One. Of. Us. One. Of Us!
  25. shanm

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    We are one in of the same. I'm a black heterosexual male that loves skating. Even though I was not as emotionally invested as he was...lol. Glad to see we're out there.
  26. Karpenko

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    That was fun to read :) I loved the randomness of 93 also, that he was so invested in Nancy Kerrigan of all people is so disturbing that it's cute. I had a similar family when it came to Michelle Kwan.. :mad:
  27. Catherine M

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    What a great article and I'll be for sure checking out his blog during the Olympics.

    And my family/friends just roll their eyes at me when I get started prattling on and on about the upcoming Olympics!
  28. Wyliefan

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    If he's not an FSUer, we'll have to make him an honorary one. :)
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    Great article!
  30. museksk8r

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    LOL! I'm totally in love with this guy and his stories! Robert Samuels sounds like he would be a great friend to have! He HAS to be a member of this forum or goldenskate! I can't wait to read his Olympic reports!! :cheer2:
  31. kedrin

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    I love his mom!

  32. giselle23

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    I don't go as far back as he does as a fan, but I can definitely relate!
  33. Vagabond

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    I loved her in A Different World.

    :fan:
  34. quartz

    quartz Point of Know Return

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    Don't be shy, come out and post more. It's always more interesting to have posters who are outside the traditional demographic! :)
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    Love it! I want to marry this man!
  36. elka_sk8

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    I know, this is when I became hooked too!

    So great- looking forward to his reporting. He must post here, right?!
  37. Spun Silver

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    What a wonderful piece! I hope he keeps publishing on skating post-Olympics. All that family teasing -- the kid had a spine of steel (despite the fall on the throw sal)!
  38. dardar1126

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    A very amusing and enjoyable article. :)
  39. OliviaPug

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    What can I add except :respec:

    LOVE this guy!

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  40. Wyliefan

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    One of my closest friends is a black heterosexual man who loves opera -- they'd probably strike up a great friendship. :lol: If Samuels writes for the Post, he must live around here somewhere, so maybe they'll run into each other one of these days!