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    Outside of a Dog, a Book is Man's Best Friend (The Book Thread)

    I read a couple new books in the past few days. First was Darkest Hour: How Winston Churchill Brought Us Back From the Brink by Anthony McCarten, who also was the screen writer for the film Darkest Hour. Since it’s the same writer, it obviously tells a similar story to the movie, albeit without...
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    What is the worst figure skating meltdown in history in the "Kiss and Cry" area?

    2017 Skate Canada is probably the best example. Someone translated it into English and it was crazy. So much sniping at each other.
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    Aerobicidal's Recap of Worst Cooks Celebrity Edition s16e02

    Actually it was even better - it was “do you want to hear the bones breaking?” And the way she laughed, I totally thought it was a Nancy reference.
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    Outside of a Dog, a Book is Man's Best Friend (The Book Thread)

    Continuing with culling through the last two years of this thread, I read this on my last flight. I fell into mostly the first group in terms of coming to understand why Ani is the way she is, and I don’t think I found Ani that hateful although I definitely wouldn’t want to hang out with her in...
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    Penalties from program interruption

    Yes, that was the case. Cinquata was quoted as saying that it wasn’t the skaters’ fault as they were only doing what the rules allowed but that the rules needed to be changed. In both cases, there were clearly legitimate injuries, but many fans were upset that the lengthy break appeared to give...
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    Penalties from program interruption

    That may have led to one of the rule changes, but the pendulum has swung back and forth a few times. There was no penalty at all in 2013 and the two incidents that caused the current rules to be put in place were the skates by P&C themselves at Junior Worlds that year and V&M at 4CC, also in...
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    Montreal chosen as host for 2020 figure skating world championships

    I think the last sentence is the key. If Canadian and US fans won’t buy, Japanese fans will. Organizers don’t care where the fans come from.
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    Gymnastics News #21 - Tumbling on to Tokyo

    Oh I’m sure they would try to make the team too. But the team is much more competitive and will likely go to top all-arounders especially with only four spots. I don’t think either of them are really in contention but maybe one will prove me wrong.
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    Gymnastics News #21 - Tumbling on to Tokyo

    I think it’s a pretty long shot. Skinner doesn’t currently meet the criteria to be sent out to the world cups and if Carey locks up a nominative spot (which I’m putting at a minimum of 80% chance of happening now), they wouldn’t select Skinner for one of the other spots. Skinner would have to...
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    BREXIT - The Final Countdown?

    It’s not stopping me from going. Spending 10 days there starting next week. I’d probably visit anyway, but I won’t lie, a lower pound helps.
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    Gymnastics News #21 - Tumbling on to Tokyo

    I was surprised by that too and was wondering if it was just a case of a politician (/their staff) being clueless.
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    Gymnastics News #21 - Tumbling on to Tokyo

    Well it was clear from her performance on beam in the AA and event finals (and floor in both AA and team finals) that the injury was limiting her. Also, the injury was made worse between prelims and team finals so it’s not that it was a long-term injury that was just hanging around and she just...
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    Gymnastics News #21 - Tumbling on to Tokyo

    McCool didn’t come off the beam, she had a wobble on her Onodi but otherwise did basically the same routine she did at Nationals and Trials but the Olympic judges weren’t as generous with crediting skills that weren’t all the way around and slow connections. (Also the wobble on the Onodi meant...
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    Outside of a Dog, a Book is Man's Best Friend (The Book Thread)

    As I said about the previous sociopath in a book a few of us read (also in a book set in Minnesota), I really liked Jane, so who knows what it says about me. Although I recall Prancer saying at the time that we are actually supposed to like sociopaths, but I wonder if we are supposed to like...
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    Outside of a Dog, a Book is Man's Best Friend (The Book Thread)

    So @Jenny, I didn’t need much convincing, I’m on a beach in Mexico right now and the kindle version of Jane Doe is $1.99 so I picked it up and read it today since none of my library books were quite what I felt like reading today. Loved it. Perfect beach read. My only complaint was that (very...
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