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    As the Page Turns (the Book Thread)

    @Stefanie Last I heard, Kenneth Branagh was planning to produce and star in a mini-series based on "A Gentleman in Moscow." I thoroughly enjoyed the book. I hope I enjoy the mini-series just as much. I don't think Branagh is who would have come to mind when I was reading the book, but I...
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    Skate America 2021 Returns to Las Vegas

    You're exaggerating and misconstruing what I said to shoot down a straw horse. They have taken down the plexiglass on the casino floors. They are at full capacity. I didn't say that everyone is running around maskless. There is no point to this kind of discussion. I've learnt that. Skating...
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    Skate America 2021 Returns to Las Vegas

    You may not consider Las Vegas to be a hotspot, but others do: https://sfist.com/2021/07/26/health-officials-urge-people-to-avoid-the-*********-hot-spot-of-las-vegas-you-will/ The situation isn't currently surging, but it's not good...
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    Skate America 2021 Returns to Las Vegas

    Las Vegas numbers are high. But they're still open. The numbers may get higher by Skate America, but I don't think they'll shut down. The economy is too dependent on casinos, shows, and tourists. I work with someone who went to Vegas recently and stayed at one of the casino hotels. She said...
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    As the Page Turns (the Book Thread)

    I did not find it engaging at all. Of all of her books, it was my least favorite. I got so bored that I started skimming, and then I just gave up. I really liked "The Rose Code." I had read about BP and watched the "Bletchley Circle," so I was interested in that. Plus, I liked the variety...
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    As the Page Turns (the Book Thread)

    :D I told my neighbor that I was looking for a light but engaging summer read that would be a good distraction from real life. For some reason, she recommended "Nine Perfect Strangers." :confused: I'm browsing this thread because I'm in the middle of reading it and don't think I can make...
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    2020 OG Gymnastics Thread: Week 2 Event Finals

    I was looking for it, too. NBC just said that it's on Tokyo Now, but that's not what I found. I think we can watch it here: https://www.nbcolympics.com/rhythmic-gymnastics
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    2020 OG Gymnastics Thread: Week 2 Event Finals

    Just because your team is down by a point in the prelims, they may still deserve to win in the finals, and it is neither necessary nor productive to freak out and put more pressure and demands on them. And it certainly isn't nice or productive to blame Simone not only for her own performance...
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    2020 OG Gymnastics Thread: Week 2 Event Finals

    We might never know what the trigger was and what exactly was triggered. Simone said after she withdrew from the team event she wanted these Olympics to be about herself, but when she came in it felt like she was doing it for other people. I wouldn't be surprised if demands and expectations of...
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    2020 OG Gymnastics Thread: Week 2 Event Finals

    OMG. Simone's aunt died this week: https://www.yahoo.com/sports/simone-biles-reveals-her-aunt-205524405.html
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    2020 OG Gymnastics Thread: Week 2 Event Finals

    It was great to see how happy Simone was. And to see how happy Suni and Jordan were. That must have been challenging for Suni to watch Simone and then do her routine. That's a lot of different emotions.
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    2020 OG Gymnastics Thread: Week 2 Event Finals

    I agree. But there was a real disconnect between Taylor's sentiment and what the NBC commentators were saying. The expectations placed on Simone are so tough and not even couched in what is realistic.
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    2020 OG Gymnastics Thread: Week 2 Event Finals

    Ugh. The NBC commentators talking about how of course Simone can win beam even with the easier dismount (and not mentioning the Chinese gymnasts or where Simone qualified). Then the puff piece narrated by Taylor Swift talking about all the pressure that has been on Simone.
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    2020 OG Gymnastics Thread: Week 2 Event Finals

    Yeah. That did not look good. NBC shows this disaster routine but doesn't show us the bronze medalists on women's floor. I guess they prefer the agony of defeat.
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    2020 OG Gymnastics Thread: Week 2 Event Finals

    Here's an article written after Simone's comments following the beam final, discussing the last week or so: https://www.yahoo.com/sports/i-couldnt-even-breathe-how-simone-biles-came-back-from-her-olympic-nightmare-134611776.html
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