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Bugman last won the day on May 5 2013

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About Bugman

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    Sumo, playing the tin-whistle, cooking, listening to folk-music from around the world, reading books, visiting museums, attempted bonsai growing, watching other people play football and opening my brother's letters. I also enjoy doodling.

    A few books that left their mark on me: Moby Dick, Don Quijote, The Lord of the Rings, Phillip K. Dick's short stories and The Little World of Don Camillo.

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  1. I remember an amusing documentary about a guy who was addicted to following storms around, it was about his travels and the opinions on the matter of his long-suffering wife, in fact, here it is! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgGVD5YdFy0 I'm going have to check out Peking operas for myself, i've never heard of them but they sound interesting. I'm checking these out as we speak, had never heard of this either. thanks guys, you've all given me some great ideas :)
  2. I'm going through a weird mood where i can't concentrate on reading for some reason, so i'm finding myself on Youtube more often. (I'd say it was old age creeping up on me, but older people acquire more patience as they go and not less, do they not?) So far i've been indulging in random book reviews of works i've shamefully guessed i won't ever get around to actually reading, some sleep-aids in the form of gentle rain, the lapping of waves or 12-hours of nails across a chalk board, and some paranormal podcasts. I can't say i'm a 'believer' particularly but i do find many of the stories and conversations to be entertaining, and sometimes even of interest from a historical/cultural perspective. So, i'm curious as to what you guys spend your Youtube leisure time on, some links would be excellent as i'm always looking to expand my to-watch list! :)
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    What we do in our off-time

    You have a good voice on you Kinta, timing and grace, great stuff.
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    Favorite Songs

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDrZQiS1dnk A remix of a game-track from a computer game, it's not the full song unfortunately, but an abridged version (if that term can be applied to a song)
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    Have a go at a Haiku!

    Voices by the hearth, Half-lit smiles and crackling logs, Whisper till the morn.
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    New Reality Tv Show: Celebrity Sumo!

    Unless my memory is shot to bits (which is very possible), i think my first ever introduction to Sumo was on channel 4 back in the early 90's. It was just highlights but still awesome, my father and i used to watch Chiyonofuji (who we only knew as 'the wolf' thanks to the commentator) and many others, it was a huge fun partly because we had never seen anything like it before. Makes me kind of sad that this 'celebrity' version is what the kids will see in this decade.
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    Favorite Songs

    Anyone like computer game music? This one has a bit of an 'Omen' vibe to it. You know regarding Spinal Tap's 'big bottom' track, the doubly hilarious thing about it is that it's actually a great song too :D
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    Captain Tom Moore

    2020 was a rough year, and it was comforting to see someone like Captain Tom taking a lead with courage, especially at his age and with his frail condition. His will to help and be supportive, alongside his humility and gratitude to the NHS made him a really likeable person. Sadly missed, i hope he's in a better place.
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    Favorite Songs

    I always liked their 'Das Model' song, it's very iconic. Years ago i discovered they had also done some heavy metal that was very similar to the style of a later band i used to listen to called 'Kyuss', i thought that band was purely original as a teenager growing up, little did i know Kraftwerk had done it already way back in 1971.
  10. So far i've watched the September highlights video and read the first article on Kashiwado, who i had never heard of. In a coincidence that confirms your point about him being somewhat overshadowed despite his skill, when i googled his name the first photograph that i saw was Taiho's. There's something very 'Sumo' i feel about eclipsed excellence, doing your best despite not being seen (as much), and adding to the overall greatness of the sport quietly, for without great rivals the champions that everyone knows of would not be so well remembered. The fact about his Heya now being the smallest in Sumo today was also a nice factoid, really interesting stuff. Thank you John, i look forward to reading the rest of them.
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    In the mony 2

    My apologies if that's how it came across, it wasn't my intention.
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    Favorite Yokozuna? Past And Present

    I'd have to go for Chiyonofuji, when i was a child in the UK, channel 4 used to show Sumo highlights and that was his era. I used to watch them with my father, neither of us having a clue what was going on, but cheering for the wolf, knowing that we were witnessing a champion.
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    In the mony 2

    Maybe you have a guardian angel :) Btw Fujisan, i don't want to sound like an ass (i am an ass), and i'm certainly not world-wise, but i believe the current accepted term is 'person of colour'. Here's hoping your luck continues
  14. Those are great suggestions, thank you guys, i think i have enough to go on now. i'm slowly recapturing the old Sumo magic :)
  15. 2 great channels there i had forgotten about too, Kintamayama's humour is inimitable, whilst Jason's channel (or rather i should say his first channel, which wasn't exclusively dedicated to Sumo back then) was the one that got me interested in the sport to begin with. He's a big Harumafuji fan if i remember rightly, way back from the days when his shikona was Ama. SHIKONA! It seems some Sumo terms had been lurking in my subconscious just waiting to re-emerge. I have but not very much, i seem to remember that the Japanese fans (and perhaps many others) likened him to the famous Mainoumi in size and skill, i just finished watching both videos now and i'm very impressed, those are some big names he's up against,Takayasu for example i know is incredibly strong and determined. I don't recognise the terms you've used for the techniques but that's something i can begin to (re)learn slowly, i think i'd like to find out where everyone is ranked at the moment too, as i haven't a clue who has been promoted or who has left. Thank you all for your kind wishes regarding my health, i wish the same to all of you.