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    Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird


    fave tropical fruit:


    pineapple
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    pineapple

    12th at Worlds:

    Angela Nikodinov in 1999
    Carolina Kostner in 2006
    Akiko Suzuki in 2013
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    Nikodinov was great Superb technique and program rehearsal. But how does that compare with the other two? Those were hard to watch (though I'll admit I sometimes watch Caro disasters when I'm in a morbid mood)

    How would this make for a straight line step sequence?
    superb. Level 4.
    stellar. Level 3.
    adequate. Level 2.
    simplistic. Level 1.
    unscored. 0.

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    It was just about listing a trio of better-than-twelfth-that-season skaters.

    I find Suzuki watchable even with big mistakes. As for Kostner, I added her before rewatching those performances and was to see how messy they were.

    Level one, but with +3 GOE.

    Buttle's free skate at 2008 Worlds
    or
    Chan's at 2011 Worlds?

    Quote Originally Posted by siouxdonym View Post
    (though I'll admit I sometimes watch Caro disasters when I'm in a morbid mood)
    2009 Worlds

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    There's just something about Buttle. And then I try Chan I can't believe it's not Buttle!!!

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    More psychologically traumitizing:
    Caro's 2006 Olympic lp
    or
    her 2010?

    (you got me in that mood again missy )


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    Quote Originally Posted by siouxdonym View Post
    I can't believe it's not Buttle!!!
    It's a water-based yellowish floor polish masquerading as Buttle.

    Hard to say. In 2006 she failed spectacularly to live up to expectations, but at least the home audience felt for her, and she still had plenty of time. So I'll say 2010, because even though the audience were supportive there too, she looked so devastated and it didn't seem that she'd ever win much more.
    The irony of course is that after 2010 she started winning right, left and centre. Sweet Caro

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    I agree with almost everything he says but he's obnoxious
    He's obnoxious and I don't agree with anything he says
    I agree with almost everything he says, and he's a lovely man
    He's a lovely man, but I don't agree with anything he says
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    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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    :reads the Chan remarks, protests that she's a fan, takes in the taunts of "That's fine. You're welcome to his skating. ", then spends forty-five minutes making laps around sioux and OP, spluttering her indignation:

    He can be lovely, he can be obnoxious, and I agree with some* of what he says.

    I feel bad about my Kostner admission for two reasons: 1) She's one of my favorite skaters. 2) I'm surely doomed. While I await my humiliating official sanction, I shall list my favorites among Kostner's performances:

    2003 Euros LP
    2004 Worlds SP
    2005 Worlds SP (Three consecutive spins, musical wallpaper, and all.)
    2007 Euros LP
    2007 Worlds SP
    2008 Worlds SP (It really doesn't matter that the choreo clashes with lyrics to which she didn't skate.)
    2009 Merano Cup LP (If only more FSUers had seen this during the Olympic season, her reputation on the board might have gone up before 2010 NHK Trophy.)
    2011 Worlds LP
    2012 Worlds LP
    2012 WTT SP
    2012-2013 Italian Nationals LP
    2013 Challenge Cup SP (I'm fine with the act-ing.)
    Last edited by falling_dance; 07-13-2013 at 07:21 PM. Reason: * Okay, that last selection is more about really hating the death penalty than thinking that much can be gleaned by research.
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    Or you can just answer this one...my two favorite competition audience members of all time:

    that man wearing glasses and an oatmeal sweater who cannot believe what he just saw
    or
    the woman who willed Irina Slutskaya to win 2003 Euros?
    I can call the moon a pear, but it doesn't make it so. -- kwanfan1818

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    Mr. Oatmeal sweater....must be Canadian

    Worst place to live:
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    England
    Northern Ireland

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    None of these are the worst place to live.

    Are there any other choices? Syria? Greenland? Nigeria? Falkland Islands?

    Or do you mean "Which of these four countries do you find the least appealing?"
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    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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    Sure But what's wrong with Greenland? ((((((Greenland))))))

    Expatriating from your native country?
    Nevah!
    Possibly
    only if a Snowden-like situation should ever arise
    I've already packed my bags. Skeleton Coast here I come!

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    Possibly.

    Edward Snowden
    Lord Snowdon
    both
    neither
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    Quote Originally Posted by siouxdonym View Post
    But what's wrong with Greenland?
    It's so cold that if you pee outdoors, your pee freezes before it reaches the ground. Aren't you a California Boy?

    Neither.

    Have you ever voted tactically in an important election? Yeah, I know, in the US even the pool boys are elected.....
    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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    No. Had I to do it over again, I might have visited Nadertrader.org and gotten someone in New York or California to promise to vote Green even though it was certain they'd pull the lever/fill in the oval for Gore on November 7, 2000.

    I know you're unfond of "same question" replies, but I'm curious...
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    No, if I understand the question. I vote my heart and no pool boys were elected.

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    PURPLE INDIFFERENCE

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    Yes. I'm not uncritical--for one thing, Lease's remarks about Midori Ito a few episodes back had me --but I do like it.

    Their actual import aside, do you find election nights entertaining?

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    purple how can you possibly take their importance out of the question
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    Well darling, you know I live in dear Geoffrey's constituency. And it wouldn't really matter if the Conservatives chose a dead sheep as their candidate, because if the sheep (God rest its soul) had on a blue rosette, it would still win by a massive landslide. Actually, now I come to think of it, they DID choose a dead sheep. So, tactical voting rather pointless. And you may not know this, but I don't live in SD.

    So the answer about tactical voting is no.

    I wonder sometimes whether people get confused by the fact that in the UK, the Conservatives' colour is blue, while in the US the Democrats' colour is also blue. Only without the 'u'.

    Election nights are thrilling, especially if you've been a part of the campaign.


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    Quote Originally Posted by falling_dance View Post
    Yes. I'm not uncritical--for one thing, Lease's remarks about Midori Ito a few episodes back had me --but I do like it.
    What did he say about my precious Midori, my Green girl ?
    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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    The Pardoner's Tale, IIRC. Radix malorum (and my girth, unless that's covered by "malorum") est cupiditas.

    Quote Originally Posted by orientalplane View Post
    What did he say about my precious Midori, my Green girl ?
    He was dismissive of her achievement, saying that her skating hadn't changed much in 20 years--which I should think is rather impressive, actually--and of competitive adult skating generally (apparently, some of them get really intense about finally landing those double axels), which is funny, since he's an adult skater himself.

    Perhaps I'm being unfair?

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    I didn't watch it.

    Have you ever had an MRI?

    YES
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