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    Question A real Trash Can Question if ever there was one!

    Here's a real Trash Can/Silly question...but something that I find baffling:

    Can anybody please explain the latest craze in some sectors (Russia & maybe also Japan?) for displaying banners of support at competitions in which the skaters depicted in the banners (a) are not skating at that event or (b) retired from eligible competitions...in some case, YEARS AGO!!!???

    Yagudin & Plushy banners at 2011 Worlds, for example.

    If this is the way to go then maybe I should work on a Dick Button or Peggy Fleming banner.
    Dick Button Historical Quote of the Month: "Good for you, Lucinda Ruh!"

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    I don't know why they do this! My husband and I were freaked out by some of the ENORMOUS Plushy heads in the stands.

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    By the way, I've also seen them this season for Lambiel, Arakawa, and Anissina/Peizarat ("Allez, Marina & Gwendal")...well, they "allez'ed" a long time ago. LOL!

    Not just a Russian thing, in other words. I'm getting to work on my "Allez, Peggy Fleming" banner soon.

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    I fully endorse your Peggy and Dick banners. I am designing my Sonja Hennie banners as we speak.

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    Well while you guys are off wasting time on your Henie and Fleming banners, I'll be hanging my Ulrich Salchow banner!

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    I'm glad there's going to be a Henie banner at future events. I was afraid of the conscience pangs attendant on covering some living skater's fan-made banner with my blindingly silver-glittered tribute to Cecilia Colledge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by falling_dance View Post
    I'm glad there's going to be a Henie banner at future events. I was afraid of the conscience pangs attendant on covering some living skater's fan-made banner with my blindingly silver-glittered tribute to Cecilia Colledge.
    Cecilia Colledge! Sonja's figures were way better than Cecilia's! Her figures made me swoon. I will have to make my Sonja banner twice as big.

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    Yeah, and Henie's double jumps were so much better than Colledge's...oh wait...

    Fortunately, my "This competition is bullshit without Mabel Fairbanks" banner* will cover the excess yardage from the Henie thing.

    * Sadly, there was a time when that would've been an excellent idea. I don't mean to make too much light of it.
    Last edited by falling_dance; 06-16-2011 at 08:47 PM.

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    I'm thinking that I might not question this trend . . . until after I hang a Michelle Kwan banner up at 2012 US Nationals

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheIronLady View Post
    Cecilia Colledge! Sonja's figures were way better than Cecilia's! Her figures made me swoon. I will have to make my Sonja banner twice as big.
    I'm no where near 70-100 years old and could not really know, so I just have to side with the Austrian judge from the 1936 Olympics, who tied them in both portions of the competition.

    Figures: 253.9
    Freeskating: 172.5

    Not even the British judge dared to do that.

    . . . My Cecelia banner would be green to match the little green dress she would have preferred to wear during the freeskating, which is the portion I would have probably attended, the portion where the Swedish judge thought Cecelia was better
    Last edited by bardtoob; 06-16-2011 at 10:31 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheIronLady View Post
    I fully endorse your Peggy and Dick banners. I am designing my Sonja Hennie banners as we speak.
    D*mn. I thought mine would be the only one.

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    So I'd be the only one with a Trixi Schuba banner?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bardtoob View Post
    Not even the British judge dared to do that.
    This made me think that someone should do a banner for Vanessa Reilly, the ultimate British judge.
    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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    MADGE SYERS!!! Two-time British champ among the men, a world silver skating against men, and two world titles and an OGM on her own in the ladies' division (plus Olympic bronze in pairs).

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    Quote Originally Posted by falling_dance View Post
    Fortunately, my "This competition is bullshit without Mabel Fairbanks" banner* will cover the excess yardage from the Henie thing.
    I will supply the glitter.

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    I will supply the Brian Boitano banners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarrellH View Post
    So I'd be the only one with a Trixi Schuba banner?
    Yes, you would be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarrellH View Post
    So I'd be the only one with a Trixi Schuba banner?
    I see your Trixi banner and raise you a Janet Lynn banner. And my Janet Lynn banner will jump all over your Trixi banner.
    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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    Panin-Kolomenkin!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pumba View Post
    Panin-Kolomenkin!
    I <3 Panin-Kolomenkin. His snail swirl figure was the dreamiest.

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