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15 February 2006 @ 06:22 pm
Olympic gripe  
My entire family wants to strangle the female skating commentator. She's always talking about "what's going through their head right now", whining about how the new scoring system makes skaters just stick in a bunch of fancy moves with no real choreography, and complaining that routines that are actually fun to watch "aren't taking enough risks". Those last two require a bit of cognitive dissonance to believe simultaneously, since one claims that big moves are being emphasized over choreography to the detriment of the sport, and the other claims that choreography is being emphasized over big moves to the detriment of the sport. You can't have it both ways (and besides, I have detected neither tendency...the only thing that stands out for me this olympiad, figure skating-wise, is the unusually large number of pratfalls on the ice). It kind of reminds me of a guy I used to game with: during combat, he'd whine that the run was nothing but combat, but out of combat he'd fall asleep. I hate that crap.
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scribe_of_stars on February 16th, 2006 06:33 am (UTC)
Also, Johnny Weir looks way too much like a girl. I turned on the TV in the middle of his routine and thought him a masculine-ish woman with a great behind...my parents had to pry the knife out of my hands to keep me from gouging out my eyes about ten seconds after they put his name on the screen. "BUT MY EYES HAVE BETRAYED ME! THEY MUST BE PUNISHED WITH BYZANTINE DEATH!" x_X