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  1. yorikiried by fate

    Rock bands...

    Not exactly Rock.
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    New ozeki Tochinoshin pics overview

    Wow. Lightbulb moment for me. I never realized that the CH (which is also on their cars) stands for Confederatio Helvetica. I always thought they used the first letters of SCHweiz but then dropped the S, because "Sch!" is the German equivalent of "Shush!" and they didn't want to promote the common cliche of Swiss people being slow to the degree that they might seem asleep... Confusing. I need to sleep.
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    Basho Talk Natsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    Well, let's see how that will work out for him...
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    Basho Talk Natsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    I don't know if my past comments showed that very much, but I do rate Kakuryu. That being said, I perceived his basho performance a rather mixed affair. Sure he had some strong wins, but also a bit too much backpaddling sumo with the odd lucky escape. No problem there as such, as it's the Kakuryu way of old. Nevertheless, he needn't have complained if he would have ended it with 12 wins. Oh, and the final bout: EPIC!!!! (TM)...
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    Videos Natsu 2018 - Days 1-15

    I can't help it, but to me ex-Terao increasingly looks like he's living in a volcano base and plotting for world domination.
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    Basho Talk Natsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    My sources (I'm "socially acquainted" with the odd okamisan) say: "Give me your cigarette, you absolute animal!" 11.
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    Women mount dohyo during emergency at jungyo

    In my view the Association is pretty much trapped here. What I think they could do with everyone keeping face is to simply ban ALL people who are not members (i.e. everyone who is not a wrestler, oyakata, coach, gyoji or yobidashi) from entering the mount. That would mean that they have to change the award winner's and a couple of other ceremonies, but problem solved. Naive, I agree.
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    Women mount dohyo during emergency at jungyo

    And a gazillion Likes more.
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    Women mount dohyo during emergency at jungyo

    We have the thing in German news: http://www.spiegel.de/panorama/gesellschaft/sumo-in-japan-ersthelferinnen-wegen-ihres-geschlechts-aus-dem-ring-geworfen-a-1201307.html That's a pretty rare interest by one of the major portals. This kind of attention is usually reserved for the biggest scandals (Asashoryu, yaocho). Can it have something to do with the current gender issues charge of the world zeitgeist? Translation [not meant to be a professional attempt]: Women wanted to give first aid --- and were thrown out of the sumo ring At the Japanese sumo fight women may only watch. Even when several women were giving first aid after an emergency they were turned away. --- For that the sport faces criticism. Scandals of violence, illegal betting and drug abuse --- and now this: At the traditional Japanese sumo sport several first aid helpers were banned from the ring because of their gender. They had rushed in and given first aid after the major of the city Maizuru hade suffered a stroke during a speech given in the fighting ring. Video images show how they seem to apply cardiac massage to the unconscious Ryozo Tatami inside a gym near Kyoto --- before they are asked to leave the ring repeatedly by a referee through the PA system. The incident led to heavy criticism by TV commentators and protests on social media. According to tradition and shinto customs, the dohyo --- the sandy fighting ring worshipped as holy --- must not be befouled. Before every bout the wrestlers perform rituals of purification: they clean their mouths with water and sprinkle salt onto the ring. Association apologizes for "inappropriate response" [...] At this point, I realized that the whole thing is a rip-off of the guardian article (which I hadn't read beforehand). This due to the circumstance that the guardian's text of "inappropriate response" turned up in German as "unangemessene Antwort". This would be a very bad use of "Antwort" in German (you would use "Reaktion" instead), and everything suddenly screamed "Bad translation from English by intern with Google translate". Disappointing. Quo vadis, journalism...
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    Should-have-been Y/O

    The day I will use emojies to pro-actively prevent people from feeling potentially hurt will most likely not come. At least not if I manage to stay sane. Oldfashioned, I know.
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    Should-have-been Y/O

    Relax, please. In this particular case it only indicates that someone reads other people's posts thoroughly. As happens with my posts at times, which incidentally lead someone to point out a stupid factual error in my posts very recently. As with this case, nothing more than "wrong" was needed, as it was applied to a yes-or-no factoid. My quotes didn't relate to any significant part of your Kisenosato-Konishiki case, so I didn't feel obliged to add much to that. The triple "wrong" in the second quote was actually meant to be funny (which at least three people got), as it reflects my opinon that nothing related to Kisenosato in the last five years was either "obvious" or "deserved". Relax, please.
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    Should-have-been Y/O

    Wrong. Wrong. Wrong. Still wrong.
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    Pre-match/bout routines of certain sumo wrestlers

    Does he still do his morse code blinking? H-E-L-P--S-T-O-P--G-E-T-M-E-O-U-T-O-F-H-E-R-E--S-T-O-P--I-C-A-N-T-S-T-A-N-D-I-T-A-N-Y-M-O-R-E--S-T-O-P
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    Pre-match/bout routines of certain sumo wrestlers

    Unbeknownst to anyone but a select few, Hokutoriki contacted Emperor Porcupine (orwhatshisface?) before every bout. Inside the venues, though, the Dark Force signal only amounted to one or maximum two stripes on the display and that is that. The result is not unbeknownst. [Now I can tick off an item on my wish list of lifetime achievements: Starting and ending a post with "unbeknownst".] [In which I have failed now, due to my comments...] Unbeknownst.
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    Immediate after basho news

    No. Them I call The Drag Pack.