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Monday, February 17, 2014

Gold Star Comment: A Correction

Posted by on Mon, Feb 17, 2014 at 4:06 PM

In the morning news, I wrote "figure skating" when I linked to a story about "ice dancing" and quoted a Canadian columnist who called the sport a "tawdry whore." Thank god for for Fnarf's correction:

Figure skating is not ice dancing. Ice dancing is not figure skating. Figure skating is an incredibly difficult, athletic sport; ice dancing is indeed a tawdry whore. Your link is to an article about ice dancing, not figure skating. Ice dancing should be taken out of the Olympics; it's corrupt and stupid.

Posted by Fnarf on February 17, 2014 at 1:30 PM

Ice dancing: never forget.

 

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dnt trust me 1
Fnarf's unique nazi absolutism is always a pleasant addition to slog.
Posted by dnt trust me on February 17, 2014 at 4:11 PM · Report this
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Judges = Not A Sport
Posted by tiktok on February 17, 2014 at 4:20 PM · Report this
raindrop 3
Okay everyone, have your handful of glitter ready, here comes Fnarf, one-two...
Posted by raindrop on February 17, 2014 at 4:29 PM · Report this
Sean Kinney 4
Fuck off Fnarf. Straight fuck off. I'll give you my ice dancing when you pry it from my cold, dead hands.
Posted by Sean Kinney http:// on February 17, 2014 at 4:31 PM · Report this
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Fnarf 6
@4, I always forget that there are people who appreciate tawdry whores. I shouldn't presume to spoil your fun. Especially since the only Olympic sport I give two shits and a train whistle about is curling. YES, CURLING, GODDAMNIT. So go ahead and have your Torvilles and Deans. Just don't call 'em "figure skating". They're not skating figures.

Oh, and while I'm on the subject, BRING BACK COMPULSORY FIGURES (eliminated in 1990).
Posted by Fnarf http://www.facebook.com/fnarf on February 17, 2014 at 4:44 PM · Report this
Josh Bis 7
I'll give it to you on a technicality, from the IOC, ice dancing is figure skating: http://www.olympic.org/figure-skating
Posted by Josh Bis http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/Author.html?oid=3815563 on February 17, 2014 at 4:50 PM · Report this
Fnarf 8
@7, everyone knows that the IOC is a Satanic cult organization. Pay them no heed, sir. Pay them no heed.
Posted by Fnarf http://www.facebook.com/fnarf on February 17, 2014 at 4:56 PM · Report this
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@fnarf -- Yes, dammit, bring back the compulsory figures! "Figure skating" these days is just a bunch of jumps, a couple of spins, and some sliding. I'll bet the current crop of "figure skaters" couldn't do even the most basic of the old compulsories.
Posted by Calpete on February 17, 2014 at 5:10 PM · Report this
camlux 10
I consider figure skaters to be athletes without a sport. They have great skills, but their "sport" is an icy mess. First it doesn't follow the Olympic motto: Citius, Altius, Fortius (faster, higher, stronger). Figure skating looks for "prettier."

Figure skating would take a great step forward if all skaters had to wear a national uniform, like the speed skaters.
Posted by camlux on February 17, 2014 at 5:17 PM · Report this
rob! 11
@5, I'm 200% gayer for having seen that.
Posted by rob! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZBdUceCL5U on February 17, 2014 at 5:31 PM · Report this
stirwise 12
@2: Diving isn't a sport? Fucking gymnastics isn't a sport? Good grief, I'd hate to live in your weird head. (I'll stick to my own weird head, thanks.)
Posted by stirwise on February 17, 2014 at 5:40 PM · Report this
emma's bee 13
I, too, thought that figure skating was a sport until I learned today* that dropping a feather from your costume counted as a point deduction.

*Yes, via the Today show, dammit.
Posted by emma's bee on February 17, 2014 at 5:52 PM · Report this
Sandiai 14
@5, The Ugly! It BURNS!
Posted by Sandiai on February 17, 2014 at 7:45 PM · Report this
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@15: haven't you ever looked at his avatar?
Posted by Hanoumatoi on February 17, 2014 at 8:18 PM · Report this
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Fnarf 18
@17, careful. If you make me mad I'll stand up.
Posted by Fnarf http://www.facebook.com/fnarf on February 17, 2014 at 8:29 PM · Report this
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Fnarf 20
@18, video games?

I don't play video games, but I do enjoy kidnapping small children at the mall and dyeing their hair in the bathroom, then letting them go. And rubbing my belly and making a wish. Another thing I like to do is comment about things I know a little something about; you should try it! I don't need your help, sunshine, I lead a far more varied and interesting life than you can even imagine.
Posted by Fnarf http://www.facebook.com/fnarf on February 17, 2014 at 8:59 PM · Report this
Fnarf 21
Oh, yeah, and another thing I like to do is GET JOKES. You obviously have more important things to do. We all await your cure for cancer, sugarplum.
Posted by Fnarf http://www.facebook.com/fnarf on February 17, 2014 at 9:01 PM · Report this
raindrop 22
We need to change it a little.
A no running water old claw bathtub in circa 1880's shack. A typewriter instead of a computer, and Mrs. Knarf pouring hot water into the tub from the kettle off the pot belly stove.
Posted by raindrop on February 17, 2014 at 9:28 PM · Report this
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camlux 25
So we've gone from tearing apart ice dancing to tearing apart fellow Sloggers? Did I just stumble into the YouTube zone? Or one of the many incoherent sports blogs?
Posted by camlux on February 17, 2014 at 9:50 PM · Report this
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@12: Of course they aren't. Why would you mistake them for a sport? Is ballet a sport?
Posted by tiktok on February 17, 2014 at 10:39 PM · Report this
Sandiai 28
pfffft. Who is Kim?
Posted by Sandiai on February 18, 2014 at 6:20 AM · Report this
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@Fnarf, so even figure skating is not necessarily figure skating?
Posted by Jude Fawley on February 18, 2014 at 6:24 AM · Report this
TomJohnsonJr 30
It's always fun when someone drifts over from the Seattle Times comments section.
Posted by TomJohnsonJr on February 18, 2014 at 8:23 AM · Report this
Cracker Jack 31
@10: If you've followed the sport over the years as the doubles have progressed to triples and now to quads, I don't think you could make the argument that there is not a whole lot of faster, higher, stronger going on.
Posted by Cracker Jack on February 18, 2014 at 9:09 AM · Report this
ScrawnyKayaker 32
@2. All refs are judges. Traveling could be called in every minute of every NBA game, but they choose to allow crowd-pleasing dunks instead.

That said, ice dancing is the worst thing ever.
Posted by ScrawnyKayaker on February 18, 2014 at 9:09 AM · Report this
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This correction is not correct. A simple look on the internet shows that Olympic figure skating is made of 4 disciplines: men's singles, ladies' singles, pair skating, and ice dancing. Ice dancing IS figure skating. Ice dancers wear figure skates.
Posted by teddy b on February 18, 2014 at 10:52 AM · Report this
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@33: If ballroom dancers wore running shoes, that wouldn't make it a track event.
Posted by Hanoumatoi on February 18, 2014 at 12:30 PM · Report this
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@34: your analogy doesn't disprove that the Olympics call ice dancing a figure skating event. good try.
Posted by teddy b on February 18, 2014 at 1:18 PM · Report this
stirwise 36
@27: If they did it competitively for points, yeah, it would be. It's pretty fucking athletic.
Also, +1 to the person who noted that referees are judges, too.
Posted by stirwise on February 18, 2014 at 3:00 PM · Report this
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@35: I'm aware that they call it that, but as Fnarf in @8 mentioned, they are a Satanic Cult. I believe the one that Pennsylvania woman belongs to. So I ignored your appeal to authority because I reject their authority, and responded to the statement at the end of your post.
Posted by Hanoumatoi on February 18, 2014 at 6:16 PM · Report this
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What happen to the comments. Damn. Nazis are monitoring the blogs. Fucking white people.

Posted by Bradn http://www.pornscat.net/ on February 22, 2014 at 10:55 AM · Report this
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Fnarf: you a sexist pig.

Do you like ice dancing so you can watch women fall down?
Posted by Bradn http://www.pornscat.net/ on February 22, 2014 at 11:00 AM · Report this
stonato 40
I'd like to see these "ice-dancing whores" skate backwards while sweeping (no, I really would) because I don't think they could do it. Fnarf is correct that curling is the apex of human endeavor in today's sporting world and does not suffer from the stains of impropriety currently muddying the waters of cricketing.
Posted by stonato on February 22, 2014 at 6:40 PM · Report this

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