That-Satsu-Guy

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About That-Satsu-Guy

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    Kotooshu
  1. That-Satsu-Guy

    Will the Ossetians' cannabis issues stop recruitment?

    A.They haven't convened yet. They will on the 29th. B. Yaku Mitsurus are not part of the Kyokai. They are part of an investigation committee made up of Oyakata and external people. When I said 12 Kyokai men, I meant the rijikai. C. What had to be done was done, so why cry foul? And you bet your pants they will demand a more "appropriate" punishment for the Oyakata. It seems Yaku was in on that meeting and he's playing a big role... http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20080830-00000036-spn-spo Oh, and they're focusing on education and not on halting recruitment.
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    Will the Ossetians' cannabis issues stop recruitment?

    Hindsight is always 20-20. I'd definitely say if they were confronted with choosing between this 80 kg lanky kid from Mongolia and a High School/College/Amateur yokozuna, the answer is easy. They will pick a Kotomitsuki 10 out of 10. No questions asked. I agree 100%. I think when they picked Kotooshu and Aran, they were already big guys who were proven in amateur sumo. I don't really know about young undersized foreigners. On one hand they're young enough to teach everything and they have less bad habits from careers in other sports, and on the other hand they're a huge risk compared to Japanese kids. Kotomitsuki is a give me to anybody, but I think Asashoryu's high school sumo showed he had a bright future too. So, I guess they might pass on 80kg Hakuho if he came knocking today, but they would still take Asashoryu and possibly regret it later. BTW Higginbotham, if I offended you or lowered your confidence in your English, I'm sorry. It wasn't my intention.
  3. That-Satsu-Guy

    On proper English in an international forum

    I never made fun of anyone's English. I just pointed out what I meant in my post and that my car has nothing to do with understanding geography. You started this grammar game, Kintamayama. Now you're just lying. Not nice either. "Well, I got on a car, but they're hard to drive from the outside..." and then "But OK, I'm standing on my car.... now what?" (post 34 in this thread). Totally making fun of the poster's English. I answered after that, asking you to refrain form making fun of English mistakes (post 35 in this thread). 35 is one after 34. I guess your math skills just about fall in line with your English skills. And you are a fibber as well. Tsk tsk tsk. Strong words... You're calling me a liar, but you're wrong. I never had the intent to humiliate him. For the record I was talking solely about the implicit "meaning" of his sentence, not any "grammar" errors. He quoted me and I responded to his post. You on the other hand, are trying to give me a hard time. But it's OK, I think you're funny. Anyway, I'm going to the bank now. Have fun and play nice.
  4. That-Satsu-Guy

    On proper English in an international forum

    I never made fun of anyone's English. I just pointed out what I meant in my post and that my car has nothing to do with understanding geography. You started this grammar game, Kintamayama.
  5. That-Satsu-Guy

    On proper English in an international forum

    Mine? Or did you actually mean you're? Are you sure you speak English? Ah, I'm not speaking English, I'm typing it. Thanks for playing. Keep it coming. I can feel the love. erm yeah, right ;-) Hey, it's my new "friend" Mark Buckton! How are you, Buddy?
  6. That-Satsu-Guy

    On proper English in an international forum

    Mine? Or did you actually mean you're? Are you sure you speak English? Ah, I'm not speaking English, I'm typing it. Thanks for playing. Keep it coming. I can feel the love.
  7. That-Satsu-Guy

    On proper English in an international forum

    I take that as an apology and a promise to behave better in the future. You're welcome. Anytime.
  8. That-Satsu-Guy

    On proper English in an international forum

    Tsk tsk, not nice to make fun of someone's English. Bad form and frowned upon in this forum. This is an international forum, and I'm betting English is not higginbotham's first language. But it is yours, right? Shall we run through a few of your random errors on this thread? Yes, let's. Should be run, sir. What what? Grammar, Kelsey.. "if they would rather" No hostility, it's just that I refrain from posting unless I have something to add. When I see something odd, I chime in. Thanks for sharing. Having people hang on to my every word makes me feel loved and appreciated. I especially like how you remember little phrases that I write and repeat them. It's almost as if your trying to be more like me. Just be yourself, that's good enough.
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    Will the Ossetians' cannabis issues stop recruitment?

    Well, I got on a car, but they're hard to drive from the outside... Anyway, I never said they were from the same area, I was just checking with Asashosakari. Estonia was annexed by the soviets in 1944 and Bulgaria was under the soviet sphere of influence. Considering the broad brush foreigners are painted with, I don't think the Japanese worry about geography that much. But OK, I'm standing on my car.... now what?
  10. That-Satsu-Guy

    Will the Ossetians' cannabis issues stop recruitment?

    A.They haven't convened yet. They will on the 29th. B. Yaku Mitsurus are not part of the Kyokai. They are part of an investigation committee made up of Oyakata and external people. When I said 12 Kyokai men, I meant the rijikai. C. What had to be done was done, so why cry foul? And you bet your pants they will demand a more "appropriate" punishment for the Oyakata. My point is that outcry=action. If the press hadn't ran wild with the Asashoryu soccer scandal the punishment wouldn't have been so severe. The Kyokai sure dragged their feet about the Tokitsukaze incident until the press and public demanded action. And yes, the Kyokai has learned and this time taken swift action to calm the unwashed masses. And who is "everyone"? The Kyokai? The fans? The forum members here? Who the heck is "everyone"? Certainly not you and me. The Kyokai, oyakata, anideshi, etc. I think they want them to actually "understand" when they are told the rules and customs. Not just nod and grunt. Just an old Adam and the Ants title I couldn't resist slipping in... Sorry.
  11. That-Satsu-Guy

    Will the Ossetians' cannabis issues stop recruitment?

    Are you saying that Wakanoho is/was better than Kotooshu/Baruto or just better than Roho, Kokkai, Tochinoshin, Aran and Hakurozan? And do we really know enough about about Tochinoshin and Aran to say that with confidence? I think Kotooshu's (11 basho) and Baruto's (12 basho) progress into the makuuchi was faster than Wakanoho's (16 basho). I might have some numbers wrong, but I don't think so... Maybe you're talking about potential, what potential? Were you hoping that maybe he'd someday jump clear over his opponents to the other side? Last basho he wasn't very convincing when he was doing "straight" sumo. Without an oyakata present to give him proper training, he most likely would have just wasted away. So, to the question "Will Wakanoho's actions stop recruitment?" the answer is "What recruitment?" there's no more room. Does anyone think they're gonna pass a "no more white boy" rule? Seriously? Anyway, since it seems the well is dry, we'll never know.
  12. That-Satsu-Guy

    Will the Ossetians' cannabis issues stop recruitment?

    What's with all the hostility? The reason my posts seem so contrarian is that I refrain from posting unless I have something to add. When I see something odd, I chime in. If you look at recent headlines Wakanoho has dropped completely off the radar. It seems to me this is more about Magaki oyakata than Wakanonho. They only keep mentioning that he's Russian because most Japanese have never heard of him and need some kind of identifier beyond his shikona to distinguish him from the mass of constantly fluctuating sekitori. I know it's only a poll, but you could have a poll about life on Neptune it wouldn't amount to much without some kind of a basis in reality. As for accuracy of polls, there was a poll on Wakanoho's future progress. That didn't pan out so well, did it? But that at least was based on reasonable evidence. I disagree. There are no Yaku Mitsuru-s and such crying foul. That means a lot. And if you ask any oyakata today would they rather recruit a Hakuho or a Kotomitsuki, they'll pick a Hakuho every time. Everyone seems to be focusing on improving the education of foreigners, not on scraping the valuable resource that they are. There is a long history of successful and popular foreign wresters. There's Takamiyama, Konishiki, Musashimaru and that yogurt salesman par excellence Kotooshu. One leap frogging kid who nobody had any hopes for (sorry, no Japanese folks had any hopes for) gets caught smoking pot and the finger pointing goes to the heya for not disciplining, Asashoryu for his bad example, and to a much smaller degree to the other Russians for not watching out for the new kid. I don't see this having a real impact on recruitment, if you do, then beat my guest.
  13. That-Satsu-Guy

    Will the Ossetians' cannabis issues stop recruitment?

    Looks like That Silly Guy has slipped thru the wormhole separating humanity with the dark side, reliable sumo info and opinions from gossip worshipping and name calling on That So Grand scale over at the sumo site for kindergarteners? Of course, if still here bleeding like a girl in our slice of the WWW, the question must be asked - what kind of bloggers did you ask? Sumo (related) bloggers? Those based in Inakabikoville with little more to focus on than the daikon harvest? If sumo related - and they don't know Wakanho - (Blinking...) If daikon diggers - and they don't know Wakanoho - what's the big deal? Were you to come here and ask about issues going on in your ALT slot, last week's ID checking tiff at the kabakura you 'heard' about, or the utter stench on the Joban and Chiyoda Lines when they come in from Chiba each morn, (*) do you think anyone here would know - or care. Tata now. * an odd survey 10 years back finding the Joban and Chiyoda Lines running in from Chiba to be the strongest smelling in the nation!!! S&S - Squid and Sake it was nicknamed. Is that all you got Bucky? I asked where's your proof first! Where's your links? Who are these reputable folks screaming for Russian blood? When you tell me that I'll be more than happy to provide the links to the blogs I read. OK?
  14. That-Satsu-Guy

    Will the Ossetians' cannabis issues stop recruitment?

    Sigh... Not to pull an imitation of you-know-who's "Where's your proof?" line, but on what evidence are you basing your belief in sumo's sudden Russophobia? When I saw the breaking news on the TV, I rushed to find out more from Japanese sources and most Japanese bloggers' reactions were "Wakano-Who?" Do the actions of this newcomer really reflect on well established household named foreign rikishi?
  15. That-Satsu-Guy

    Raising bilingual children

    For a guy playing the bass guitar, he appears to be hyper-lingual. Are you suggesting that I was suggesting that Kintamayama is hypo-lingual? Well, I wasn't.