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    Wink Noteworthy banners at competitions or shows

    Reading about these creative banners at the Cup of Russia just made my day!

    The mysterious disappearance of this one just calls for speculation...
    Quote Originally Posted by senorita View Post
    LOL maybe someone of these ladies stole it???
    http://lh5.ggpht.com/_MU4Y62n5CAQ/TO...0/DSCF8678.jpg
    And anyone got a photo of the multiplying mushrooms?
    Quote Originally Posted by Andrey aka Pushkin View Post
    The "Judge and no mushrooms" banner got multiplied and today there are 5 pictures of the mushrooms on the boards.
    Please kindly share your favorite banner photos, stories! Of course, I will never forget the "Heavenly Creature" one for Queen Yuna!

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    OMG that Javi banner cracked me up!

    I love all the Tomas Verner banners, they travel around the world and I see them all at every competition he takes part. Nice to see the devotion of the fans.

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    I do get amazed at the amount of work that does go into some banners. Very creative. Love that Fernandez one. Thanks for posting.
    When you are up to your arse in alligators it is difficult to remember you were only meant to be draining the swamp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by igniculus View Post
    I love all the Tomas Verner banners, they travel around the world and I see them all at every competition he takes part. Nice to see the devotion of the fans.
    thanks

    Tomas told me today that when he and his new coach came into the arena and saw all the banners, his new coach commented that: "oh, wow, so many banners, the people really must love you here!" I said that he ain't seen nothing yet. (I know, I'm bad. So is my Japanese friend. When we are both present at an event: it's insane. )

    Also this morning when I wanted to go out for practice, there were 2 girls on the computer here on some Russian forum. I saw a picture of one my banners as they were scrolling, so I commented that it was mine. They got all excited, wanted to see it and take a picture with me and the banner.
    "it doesn't matter if you love what you do, but that you do what you love"
    a quote Tomas Verner () gave me to think about...

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    I remember a huge banner for Joubert; it might have been in Japan but I'm not certain. It was very impressive and had obviously taken a huge amount of time and effort, but on it were emblazoned the words 'GO BRAIN!'.
    Last edited by orientalplane; 11-21-2010 at 10:09 PM.
    I hear outside a million panicking birds, and know even out there comfort is done with; it has shattered even the stars, this creature at last come home to me.

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    Oh no, GO BRAIN?!

    Here is a mushroom!

    More banner photos of everyone else who was not at CoR
    Quote Originally Posted by HisWeirness View Post
    Cross posting Andrey's Men SP + banners pics:
    http://picasaweb.google.com/aka.push...Sx-bO_7_2A9QE#
    Last edited by jjane45; 11-21-2010 at 10:47 PM.

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    LMAO That's hysterical. Poor girls. They may not be the best spellers but they're the best fans. lol

    I'm amazed that fans take banners for people who are not even skating at the event. I heard there were some Johnny ones there. Fans above and beyond.

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    Last year I went to rostel and there was a huge Yagudin one hugging, and this year i saw on tv both yagudin and plushenko's heads floating in the arena

    Another mushroom

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    My favorite was years ago, before the Internet even. Petrenko had just started skating with COI. One of his biggest fans wanted to make a special sign for him. She requested something along the lines of "I love you Viktor", in Russian. The sign maker um... spiced it up a bit until it read more like "I want you Viktor. Eat me now". Of course nobody clued fan in to what the sign actually said. She waved it overhead smiling like crazy any time Petrenko skated by.

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    I quite like the ones that use the skaters name to spell something. I can't remember exactly, but there was one for Alexander Abt that went something like:

    Awesome
    Brilliant
    Terrific

    I used to make alternatives up in my mind like:

    Awful
    Bad
    Terrible
    To think that fun is simple fun, while earnest things are earnest, proves all too plain that neither one thou truthfully discernest.

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    Okay, I missed the memo on the mushrooms. What's the story behind them?

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    I am amazed at the number of banners for skaters that were not there.
    When you are up to your arse in alligators it is difficult to remember you were only meant to be draining the swamp.

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    I just wanna know who made the "HUBBELLS HOT" banner at Cup of Russia.

    So delicious... precisely because it's so wrong.

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    Wheeeee for Free Fernandez! Now I feel inspired to come up with something creative for Nationals in Greensboro.
    Logic is in the eye of the logician --Gloria Steinem

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    Look for this one on January 9 during the Skating and Gymnastics Spectacular

    http://img823.imageshack.us/img823/6...2002616312.jpg

    Didn't someone at 2009 Skate America have a MARRY ME SASHA COHEN one?

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    Well, there definitely was an "Alissa Czisney, will you marry me?" banner 2 years ago in Cleveland.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nashvilledancer View Post
    Well, there definitely was an "Alissa Czisney, will you marry me?" banner 2 years ago in Cleveland.
    I remember that one.
    "If people are looking for guarantees, they should buy appliances at Sears and stay away from human relationships."~Prancer

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    Quote Originally Posted by igniculus View Post
    Okay, I missed the memo on the mushrooms. What's the story behind them?
    Isn't Mishin into picking mushrooms?

    Found his website with a picture of them. Scroll along to the end of the photos.

    http://mishinlab.ru/mishin_photos.htm
    When you are up to your arse in alligators it is difficult to remember you were only meant to be draining the swamp.

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    I am thinking the mushroom is related to chanflation, but really not sure.

    ETA: some fair scoring related explanation here

    and

    Quote Originally Posted by care bear View Post
    I really do not know, but I understood the Russian commentator P. Durnev said that the judges are eating the mushrooms and they have from this delusion. It is about scoring.
    Last edited by jjane45; 11-22-2010 at 05:45 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjane45 View Post
    I am thinking the mushroom is related to chanflation, but really not sure.
    Oh, yes, it was.

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