Homophobia and Figure Skating

However, much has happened since it went up, including the Blogger outage. Scroll down for a report on that. More new posts will be added below this one. The essay below is the conclusion of the ninth part in a series by Takuan Seiyo. See the list at the bottom of this post for links to the previous installments. Their main endeavor has been to enforce their compulsory e. K and discretionary e. Nor the evils of the worldwide Islamic Inquisition which — not in the 16th century but now, in the 21st, condemns Muslim apostates to barbaric execution. Instead, aggressive White androphobes of all genders which I can no longer count are decimating the philogynous and egalitarian West.

Video: Figure skater performs to Lil Jon in gold-worthy routine

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Korean 83, Imported Total admissions: They are listed in the order of their release. Feathers in the Wind Sometimes small-scale, informal projects can liberate a director. Without the pressure and weighty expectations involved in producing a major work, inspiration flows freely and the result is an even more accomplished piece of art.

This may have been what happened with Git by Song Il-gon, the director of Flower Island , Spider Forest , and various award-winning short films including The Picnic Git was originally commissioned as a minute segment of the digital omnibus film 1. Alas, the festival’s expectations were confounded, first in that only Lee Young-jae’s work really engaged environmental issues in a direct way the other two were merely set in rural areas , and second by the fact that Song went out and shot a minute film.

As an omnibus work, 1. But if Song betrayed the spirit of the omnibus project, he remained true to the needs of his film.

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15 Aug Shillelagh: Shae-Lynn gets married! From the Canadian Press: FLETCHER, Ont. – One of the best ice dancers Canada has ever produced showed.

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The best African American figure skater in history is now bankrupt and living in a trailer

A recent rule change in the Winter Olympics allows figure skaters to perform to songs with lyrics, and Queens-born contender Jimmy Ma threw the gauntlet during the U. Figure Skating Championships on Thursday. Besides watching Ma get a little raunchy on the ice, the best part of the video is listening to the commentators go from bemusement at his choice of house music to start, to stunned when Lil Jon kicks in. Hang onto your tights, guys and girls — it’s promising to be an exciting season.

A tape-delayed opener to the Games in South Korea that brought in million viewers on the network AKA a chilly 12% drop from the official start of the last Winter Olympics just over four years.

She looked around the darkened trailer, perched along a river in a town so broke even the bars have closed, and sighed. The mobile home where she lives with her fiance and his two young boys was cluttered with dishes, stacks of documents, a Christmas tree still standing weeks past the holiday. She was once so confident in her abilities that she simultaneously studied at Stanford University and trained for the Olympics, against the advice of her coach. She was smart — able to win a competition, stay up all night cramming, then ace a test the next morning.

She wanted it all. And for a time, she had it. Higher and higher she went.

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Gija Joseon was purportedly founded in the 12th century BC, but its existence and role have been controversial in the modern era. Three of the commanderies fell or retreated westward within a few decades. As Lelang commandery was destroyed and rebuilt around this time, the place gradually moved toward Liaodong.

Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir did it again. The longtime Canadian ice dancing pair, who have been skating together since they were kids, beat their own record Sunday night in PyeongChang to get the.

With geopolitical tensions, VIP seating plans, 1, pre-recorded morphing drones, VR and the newly minted team of Katie Couric and Mike Tirico , the Comcast-owned net tried hard to make the event seem almost as brand new and sparkling as the ice beneath figure skating Olympic champion Yuna Kim when she lit the cauldron at the end of the live across all time zones extravaganza.

Still, despite thousands of performances, a distinct injection of imagination and that always trivia filled Parade of Nations, and coming off a less than gold initial and unofficial first day , NBC also came up short in the ratings, again In metered market results and with very little competition from the rest of the Big 4, the more than three and a half hour Opening Ceremony coverage of the South Korea-set Games snared a In the final numbers, the Sochi Opening Ceremony pulled in drew Following a Charlie Brown Valentine Day special 0.

Fox reran the Who Shot Biggie and Tupac? As was the case in the metered market ratings, viewerhip peaked in the 9 — 9: Olympics Opening Ceremonies, and we warn you, there are a couple of ties: London — Beijing — Lillehammer — Vancouver — Nagano — Sydney — Seoul —

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The word is why. For all the hours she has spent in the public eye prior to this moment, and for the many more hours she will spend there yet, she has been stoic, strong, reserved. She was famous before, for her skills as an athlete and as a performer, but this moment of anguish will make her an icon. Newspaper headlines and magazine covers and reporters and talk-show hosts and families joking in the car and around the breakfast table and on the couch as they watch her on TV will quote her, now and for years to come—or at least they will think they are quoting her.

And if we have been mishearing something so simple for so long, we have to wonder what else we have been mistaken about. Later, in an exclusive interview with Jane Pauley, Nancy put a brave face on the assault, reassuring Americans that she knew how lucky she was, because if the man had actually hit her knee she would undoubtedly have been unable to skate at the Olympics.

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Olympic female figure skaters — where are they now? However, it is not as easy to perform: Figure skaters work day and night, give up their social lives, practice through sprained ankles and bruised hips, and truly perform live art. It is one of the most competitive sports out there, and only a rare few are able to reach the top.

These figure skaters defy gravity and bend their bodies in impossible angles that take years of practice to perfect. These exhibitions can be more fun to watch for the audiences but are not necessarily any easier for the figure skaters. They can let loose a bit more and not have to fear what score they will get but the audience is looking to be amazed and the figure skaters are expected to put on a show.

And boy do they know how to perform. These figure skaters either compete in a singles events or with a partner in competitions all around the world. All in the hopes of gaining a ticket to the Olympic team and to one day stand on that famous podium and receive a coveted Olympic medal.

2018 US Figure Skating Championships: Ashley Wagner SP