yorikiried by fate

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yorikiried by fate last won the day on June 9 2014

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  1. Harumafuji scandal

    That is an exceptional autocorrect, sir. Either that or you're up to something.
  2. Hakuho's dominance to continue?

    Incidentally, I went to a ballet performance on Saturday and was sad to realize that the guys there were just sumo wrestlers without fat.
  3. Winter jungyo 2017

    Jokes or not, but this is the reason why I will never ever be able to learn Japanese, especially in reading/writing. Like, if you view the kanji at a certain angle during half moon, then it probably is something else, but that something else has an obscure side-reading which is homophone to that of yet another kanji, the third most frequent reading of which points to something and so on. Unfathomable to my barbarian devil's eyes.
  4. Hakuho misconduct (split from Basho Talk Kyushu 2017)

    Epic -- Center -- Epicenter Cryptic -- Night -- Cryptonite Horse -- Phoenix -- Sunset Thank you, thank you. See you in a nearby slam poetry venue.
  5. Hakuho misconduct (split from Basho Talk Kyushu 2017)

    ... [tumbleweed emoji] ... [hawk cry in the wind emoji] ...
  6. Harumafuji scandal

    No, I would say you've got it pretty much right and you are asking the right questions. So in regards to the current investigation, you should be nowhere near a position of relevance or even authority. [My question is still who would suture a wound over strands of hair...]
  7. Harumafuji scandal

    It's simple: Harumafuji > dodgy circumstances > precedences > fan frustration > other reasons for cynicism > peculiar sumo outcomes See? But sorry to have spoilt your experience of 40 pure on-topic pages.
  8. Hakuho misconduct (split from Basho Talk Kyushu 2017)

    "LOL", as the denizens of post-neo-postmodernism say. I know what I will be viewing now a few times. Thanks for reminding!
  9. Harumafuji scandal

    Oi! No real names! Let's look at it like this: Asashoryu was never the Good Guy. While I don't know if he is -- outside his public persona past and present -- the gentlest soul or an asshole from hell, I can say for myself -- as a big fan -- that I understand why they eventually axed him. Around or on dohjo he had, well, character. He broke only a few mirrors I guess, but also lots of unwritten rules. Or if he didn't, he still projected to the outside that he could and wouldn't give a damn about it. Only yesterday I went through some Asa vids nostalgia frenzy. There were several occasions when -- after winning an important bout -- he would pump a fist, make the guts pose, grin like a village idiot etc. Always, always the Japanese commentators went into some hushed o-oh tone. They thought it was not what a man of his rank should do. And they are right. He was far from being a model Yokozuna. At the same time, his style, aggression and dominance was so unique, that I think they should have cherished that part of his presence and look away a bit more with the other stuff. And of course that's when the xenophobia arguments start and I won't indulge that just here right now. The WWF part of your statement is more painful for me. I truly believe that the bunch of Japanese top rankers was dragged kicking and screaming to where they are now. And there were a lot of ugly bouts on the way. Don't get me wrong. I understand that the Oldzeki of a few years ago also had their deals (Chiyotaikai's Jedi move against Baruto, anyone?), but they had at least achieved something before. In stark contrast to the current bunch. I mean, come on! A Yokozuna who wouldn't know a solid tachi-ai if it fell on his toes. Right. Anyway, don't give up. I had a MAJOR break from watching sumo. Now I started to view a couple of ●●●●'s vids. A saw many bouts that seemd legit and fascinating, even compelling. I'm officially an Onosho fan now. Then again: If not cynicism, at least sarcasm ALWAYS is the way.
  10. Harumafuji scandal

    Is that a common (or maybe somewhat poetic) style to express stuff in Japanese (language and culture) or did he spill his marbles next to his brother's?
  11. 元Asashoryu activities

    I'd pay 900 ¥ to get oshidashied by Asashoryu, but I'm a die-hard -- and in this context hopefully literally die-hard -- fan.
  12. Harumafuji scandal

    Not that it is all too relevant, but income discussions always make me point to this old and cold dead corpse of a thread.
  13. Trivia bits

    Well, I'm glad that all this got sorted out.
  14. Trivia bits

    Man, I don't remember the context at all. That was posted years ago. The video might be out somewhere, but my Google Fu only speaks English.
  15. Trivia bits

    It was the home visit video, where he shows all the weapons he keeps distributed at various places in his house, baseball bats, knuckle rings, the works. And the look, THE LOOK!