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    Shephard Clark on EOE

    I ran across this video interview of Shephard Clark. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Qr-3wmMhQI For me it was pretty wild, but I know there are still a lot of Shephard Clark fans out there that will love it.

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    I can't open the link. Is he working for the Equal Opportunity Employment agency?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Civic View Post
    I can't open the link. Is he working for the Equal Opportunity Employment agency?
    it's something called eye on entertainment hosted by a someone who looks to hulk hogan's ex wife as a style icon

    shepherd has a very nice white pussy

    he's an interesting guy, his eyebrows look like he uses crayons to draw them in
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    Ugh, that was weird and so pretentious. Shep looks like he's pushing 50, and the woman seems to have had so many face lifts & Botox injections that she can't move her mouth to talk anymore. I remember seeing him perform at my local rink when he was about 13 years old. What did he say about his skating career ... that he beat out 4 people who went on to become Olympic gold medalists? That he did quad loops? It was so annoying that I stopped watching it before the half-way mark.

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    Yeah, that was weird. I remember Shep as being hot looking back in the day, he looks awfully doughy here, and the eyebrows? Why is he being interviewed?

    He had a nice lyrical quality as a skater, and nice long lines, but he wasn't a consistent jumper, he had those low tight spinny kind of jumps. Funny that he should brag about his jumping ability, he certainly wasn't noted for it when he competed at senior nationals.

    I remember Dick Button laying him out at one nationals (Clark was a perennial top10 finisher, but never medalist). Button said he should either make some serious changes to his training or give up competing. Clark did eventually move to Boston, but it was very late in his career. He competed at nationals until he was 28.

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    Thanks for the link. Shepherd said that people often spell his name wrong... and he's right

    Wow, his eyebrows are fascinating. I actually think his eyebrows are the strangest thing about the video (other than the host ). Otherwise, I think Shepherd's passion and enthusiasm about his projects and about helping people and stray cats is quite exemplary. At least he's doing something with his life beyond being greedy and materialistic. He seems to have a strong faith and optimism after coming back from wanting to commit suicide. More power to Shepherd. I fondly remember enjoying watching his skating.

    Shepherd's references to records he set during his skating career is also very interesting. I think Shepherd's record of sectionals wins and consecutive Nationals appearances speaks for itself. What about his references to difficult jump combinations? Is a 3-axel, 3-loop something that is still considered impossible, and is he the only person or one of a few to ever complete this combination cleanly?

    I wish Shepherd lots of good luck with his many projects, and with trying to incorporate figure skating with his ambitious endeavors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aftershocks View Post

    Is a 3-axel, 3-loop something that is still considered impossible, and is he the only person or one of a few to ever complete this combination cleanly?
    I think Russia's Alexander Abt and Canada's Jayson Dénommée attempted the 3A/3R once or twice. Not sure if they were ratified though.

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    Well, he didn't used to look like that when he was a teen to twenty something skater. I listened to the whole recording here, and I'm still not sure what he does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by my little pony View Post
    shepherd has a very nice white pussy
    That is something Mrs Slocombe from "Are you being served" would say.

    Hmmm I really couldn't watch it, which I started to because of the eyebrow comments, but she was just "Huh?".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lacey View Post
    Well, he didn't used to look like that when he was a teen to twenty something skater. I listened to the whole recording here, and I'm still not sure what he does.
    He was a jewelry designer, last I heard. I tried to look him up, but his Wiki entry (which sounds very much like he wrote it himself ) doesn't say.

    I also found this extremely odd piece: http://www.inmag.com/profiles/shepherd-clark.html

    Er, what?

    I kinda miss Shepherd at Nationals; there was always such suspense with him. Would he show up? Would he have trained? Would he have a program or would he just go out there and kind of wing it? Would he skate to the 1812 Overture again?

    Wheee! You never knew what you would get with him.

    ETA: Ah, here is a fairly recent article about Sir Shepherd the jewelry designer, so I guess that is still what he does: http://www.prlog.org/11753430-sir-sh...u-del-mar.html I guess this is his website? http://shop.houseofshow.com/main.sc
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    I like how they call him "former figure skating champion" when his highest finish at Nat's was fourth. As for his skating, I liked the fact that he did a layback spin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by my little pony View Post
    shepherd has a very nice white pussy


    Shepherd has always been like an eccentric gay character from a Dickens novel set in the 19th century. Still will never forget being at 2000 Nationals, where rumor had it that was inviting other male skaters up to his room to see jewel collection and one skater brought his mother up with him. (Hey, she wanted to see the diamonds. ) .... Oh and then the teary-eyed w/d mid-SP, cringing in pain, to a standing ovation as he took a lap around the rink waving to the crowd while crying.

    He actually was a very talented skater.

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    Time was, without Shepherd, there would have been very little representation from the South at Nationals!

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    I couldn't bring myself to watch the entire video. (I hate it when people act like their pets are miniature people -- I think it's disrespectful.)

    But I don't have any problem with Clark calling himself a champion figure skater. He made it to Nationals for many years and even won the pewter medal and he's one other competitions. He was an elite figure skater and that's what "champion" means to most people not involved in the sport.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BreakfastClub View Post


    .... Oh and then the teary-eyed w/d mid-SP, cringing in pain, to a standing ovation as he took a lap around the rink waving to the crowd while crying.

    He actually was a very talented skater.
    He was very talented, and I would pay good $$ for a clean copy of that last SP. It was epic.
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    Clark was US junior champion, so I assume that's what he means if he referred to himself as a US champion. He also won a couple of senior B events and plenty of regional and sectional titles over the years.

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    I actually really enjoyed this interview. He seems very excited about his art, skating and jewelry, it's nice to see such passion. Sure he's unique but in the art world he's very normal. He's just proud of himself and should be, it's extremely hard to get a pewter medal.

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    He's turned into Norma Desmond.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coco View Post
    He was very talented, and I would pay good $$ for a clean copy of that last SP. It was epic.
    I was in the audience and remember the performance. Does anyone have a vid clip available?

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    I don't have a problem with him being proud of his skating, and I knew that he was into jewelry design, but I find this interview disturbing. His appearance, treating his cat like a person, the random interview topics, the set, the bizarre looking interviewer - it's as if he's sunk to doing anything for attention. This isn't arty, it's just weird.

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