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    He's certainly not outrageous by Lyndhurst standards. If he had moved into town 20 years ago he would have been hanging at Aldo's and listening to Skinny Puppy and railing against the fur industry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prancer View Post
    That's IT! Thank you.

    And Johnny thinks his costumes are kind of crazy?


    If Johnny had come up with that I would have started a petition to get USFS to convince him to change it.
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    On the show, skating with the stars, he was looking outrageous to me. I miss the old Johnny.

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    I am almost done with the book. I am a bit skeptical at his descriptions of Galina. Could she possibly be that crazy? And given Johnny history of getting drunk and doing incredibly stupid things like challenging Evan to a hand stand competition and spraining his ankle or getting drunk before Swan Lake at Bolshoi, I can see how Galina would be worried.

    I wonder if her side of the story is not being told.
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    Quote Originally Posted by calica View Post
    Is that where Blanc & Bouquet got the idea for these? (Which I *love* btw.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justathoughtabl View Post
    But maybe by the standards of the Midwestern U.S. (I'm from the Northeast) and by the standards of the USFSA, he's outrageous
    I'm Midwest born and bred, and I at the idea that Johnny is outrageous. What do people think we do out here, anyway?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prancer View Post
    I'm Midwest born and bred, and I at the idea that Johnny is outrageous. What do people think we do out here, anyway?

    . No. Not outrageous at all. He hasn't learned that less is more. Most of his outfits just seem silly to me. I would not call them outrageous at all.

    I found this costume silly as well, but loved the skating.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKO56...eature=related

    What would people say if Johnny wore this costume?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jO4JPSLPGfc
    Last edited by mmscfdcsu; 03-03-2011 at 03:43 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IceAlisa View Post
    I am almost done with the book. I am a bit skeptical at his descriptions of Galina. Could she possibly be that crazy? And given Johnny history of getting drunk and doing incredibly stupid things like challenging Evan to a hand stand competition and spraining his ankle or getting drunk before Swan Lake at Bolshoi, I can see how Galina would be worried.

    I wonder if her side of the story is not being told.
    It's Johnny's memoir, written from his point of view. There's no need to allow a few paragraphs for Galina to explain her side of the story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sk9tingfan View Post
    I hate to say it, but it's that typical "elevator music" that he always favors

    That being said, the triple axel that he does during this segment appears to be flawless.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hepT00ICryY
    OK, what is this music?? It sounds SOOOO familiar. Is it "Snowstorm"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by orbitz View Post
    It's Johnny's memoir, written from his point of view. There's no need to allow a few paragraphs for Galina to explain her side of the story.
    That's not what I meant--I don't expect him to have Galina write anything. I am, however, wondering is something is lost in the story of his issues with her. That's the feeling I got from reading.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kasey View Post
    OK, what is this music?? It sounds SOOOO familiar. Is it "Snowstorm"?
    This reply was posted in the other Weir thread:
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    Schnittke, "Tale of Wandering" (from this film). I've always liked it myself. Butyrskaya, Doronina, and Bazarova/Larionov have skated to it before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmscfdcsu View Post
    . No. Not outrageous at all. He hasn't learned that less is more. Most of his outfits just seem silly to me. I would not call them outrageous at all.

    I found this costume silly as well, but loved the skating.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKO56...eature=related

    What would people say if Johnny wore this costume?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jO4JPSLPGfc
    I don't find these costumes so weird as I find them indicative of a period of time-as does the choreography. Actually, that second one made me think of many costumes for Swan Lake's Seigfried I've seen - ok, without the little gold skirt, I'll grant you that. If Johnny wore that, I might wonder if he was trying to outdo Natalie Portman with a swan lake psychological thriller of his own. I mean, check this out!

    http://www.totallyfreeimages.com/138...an-Lake-Act-II,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prancer View Post
    I'm Midwest born and bred, and I at the idea that Johnny is outrageous. What do people think we do out here, anyway?
    I didn't mean any disrespect. I just meant whatever is more conservative, and I'm generalizing based on the red/blue thing. It's a complete generalization. I'm just trying to figure out just _who_ thinks Johnny is outrageous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justathoughtabl View Post
    I didn't mean any disrespect. I just meant whatever is more conservative, and I'm generalizing based on the red/blue thing. It's a complete generalization. I'm just trying to figure out just _who_ thinks Johnny is outrageous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mmscfdcsu View Post
    What would people say if Johnny wore this costume?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jO4JPSLPGfc
    Oooh, mmmary, using dance team costumes is just completely unfair . And using B&B is just tooooooo cruel .
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    But you need to qualify between those who think being outrageous is GOOD versus those who think being outrageous isn't good. Or, who believe being outrageous according to their own standards is good/bad. Or who think outrageous is fine for people they like but not others. Or people who....ad nauseum.

    I love Johnny. I don't love him totally all the time, but I'm indulgent of his attempts at fabulousness. I just don't want to see him get hurt in the long run. I'd much rather have him back skating seriously in "outrageous" costumes than appearing in STAR Magazine's worst dressed looking like a bedazzled Tarzan. (Though...he's certainly fit, even with glitter running down his legs....)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmscfdcsu View Post
    . No. Not outrageous at all. He hasn't learned that less is more. Most of his outfits just seem silly to me. I would not call them outrageous at all.
    I don't think most of his costumes are silly. Look at what ballet dancers wear; no one calls that silly. They're costumes, not uniforms or street clothes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BmcC102 View Post
    Yep. And the next time he wears a loin cloth like that he should dance to this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mmscfdcsu View Post
    What would people say if Johnny wore this costume?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jO4JPSLPGfc
    Which one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by IceAlisa View Post
    I am almost done with the book. I am a bit skeptical at his descriptions of Galina. Could she possibly be that crazy? And given Johnny history of getting drunk and doing incredibly stupid things like challenging Evan to a hand stand competition and spraining his ankle or getting drunk before Swan Lake at Bolshoi, I can see how Galina would be worried.

    I wonder if her side of the story is not being told.

    Don't forget that Johnny was use to getting his own way with Priscilla so it was a shock for him to be with a coach like Galina who was strict about run throughs and focusing on skating.

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