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    The Russians have really outdone themselves now

    Russian ice dance costumes have historically been bizarre -- even in the bad 'ol days when the Commies were still in the saddle. But last night, they really outdid themselves:



    Note that these are the "improved" costumes they adopted after complaints from their original outfits made it necessary to abandon face paint, dark skin, and pseudo aboriginal skin art from the plan.

    Their performance was good enough for a bronze. I was expecting a deduction from the presentation scores for the dumbest looking outfits conceivable. If anything, they seem to have gotten a boost from judges determined to prove they weren't going to penalize them for looking like idiots...

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    That's...um....curious.

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    I can see now why the First Nations of Canada were offended. That was horrible, and it somehow kept them in first place as well. Oh, yes I am married, and yes I watched this with my wife.
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    Quote Originally Posted by banerjek View Post
    Russian ice dance costumes have historically been bizarre -- even in the bad 'ol days when the Commies were still in the saddle. But last night, they really outdid themselves:



    Note that these are the "improved" costumes they adopted after complaints from their original outfits made it necessary to abandon face paint, dark skin, and pseudo aboriginal skin art from the plan.

    Their performance was good enough for a bronze. I was expecting a deduction from the presentation scores for the dumbest looking outfits conceivable. If anything, they seem to have gotten a boost from judges determined to prove they weren't going to penalize them for looking like idiots...
    big fan of ice dancing, are you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by botto View Post
    big fan of ice dancing, are you?
    If you spend much time around women, you'll wind up watching it no matter what you think....

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    Quote Originally Posted by banerjek View Post
    If you spend much time around women, you'll wind up watching it no matter what you think....
    My wife watched the hockey with me, all the while yelling at the TV. None of that ice dancing crapola in my household!






    (the Westminster dog show, yes. Ice dancing, no)
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    I'd call that odd.
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    Thanks Allen. It was even worse the second time. And to think they might get a gold medal for that. really.
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    umm....I want those minutes back, please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by banerjek View Post
    If you spend much time around women, you'll wind up watching it no matter what you think....
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    I have no wife and I do like to watch this stuff, specially when the women wear sexy dresses. Don't hide behind ur ladies!

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    They promised me skiing, and what do they do?

    I don't know what was more tasteless - that, the couple that skated to John Denver's "Country Boy". There was another bizarre selection of songs - Johnny Cash?!?!?! Apparently, rednecks and aborigines are "in".

    I thought it was pretty cool that the Japanese kid skated to Hendrix a few days ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by USAZorro View Post
    I don't know what was more tasteless - that, the couple that skated to John Denver's "Country Boy". There was another bizarre selection of songs - Johnny Cash?!?!?! Apparently, rednecks and aborigines are "in".
    All these people are champions that went through many years of sacrifice and hard work to be out there.

    Watching the elite makes me thankful I suck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    I can see now why the First Nations of Canada were offended. That was horrible, and it somehow kept them in first place as well. Oh, yes I am married, and yes I watched this with my wife.
    Wasn't Canada - twas the aboriginals of Australia that were offended after they competed with it the first time in Europe a couple months ago.

    And they aren't in first - they're in third right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by banerjek View Post
    If you spend much time around women, you'll wind up watching it no matter what you think....

    so BJ, as the token male in a woman's world, can you tell us what those women talk about when we aren't around?
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    Quote Originally Posted by coasting View Post
    so BJ, as the token male in a woman's world, can you tell us what those women talk about when we aren't around?
    Stuff that would make my wife blush -- it can be quite educational.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edbikebabe View Post
    Wasn't Canada - twas the aboriginals of Australia that were offended after they competed with it the first time in Europe a couple months ago.

    And they aren't in first - they're in third right now.
    Bet it wasn't these guys.

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    That's funny - just waiting for Canada to get the gold.... Here's hoping!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rubenx View Post
    i have no wife and i do like to watch this stuff, specially when the women wear sexy dresses. Don't hide behind ur ladies!
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