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  1. Finngall

    Bench World Cup 2022

    I'll give it another go.
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    Have a go at a Haiku!

    It's their only chance To get on television; Give them their moment.
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    Music abroad

    Nothing against Rammstein--I like them. But for a lot of what they've done, Laibach did it first and/or better.
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    Nagoya 2021 kyujo list

    And not his first knee injury—he blew out a knee in 2012 whilst in Sandamne and missed the next couple of basho.
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    The Bench Euros 2020 (taking place in 2021)

    Aw, heck, I'll give it another shot.
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    Favorite Songs

    Was this what you were looking for?
  7. Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.
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    Video games

    That was a heroic effort.
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    Kasutera on The Weakest Link?

    Greetings, The premiere of this year’s (US) revival of The Weakest Link featured as one of its contestants a “former amateur sumo wrestler” named Angel with a familiar’s been a few years since he’s been here, but wasn’t that our @Kasutera?
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    A Wrestling question for you

    Indeed, I repeatedly point out to my non-wrestling-fan friends that regardless of what they think of it and in spite of its scripted nature, it's still real people doing some pretty crazy s*** in the ring, some of it highly athletic, for the sake of entertaining a crowd.
  11. Greetings. I found myself going down a rabbit hole and am looking for help to satisfy my curiosity. Last night I had NHK World on in the background and what happened to be on was Part Two of a feature on "Future Princes of Dance", spotlighting top members of the most recent graduating class of one of Russia's premier ballet academies. One of these was Aaron Osawa-Horowitz (the only Japan connection among the dancers), who eventually was hired by the prestigious Mariinsky Ballet in St. Petersburg. I did a little bit of Google searching on him, which probably wouldn't have lasted very long except that I stumbled upon a site for his mother Chikako Osawa-Horowitz (大澤史來), who is a photojournalist in London. Here she mentions that both her father and uncle were "professional" rikishi, with her uncle being a "Champion" and her father having received the Order of the Sacred Treasure from Emperor Hirohito. As "Champion" could mean as little as a Jonokuchi yusho, that's not necessarily meaningful, but I assume that getting a medal, however minor, means that the father achieved something of note in the sport. But the queries on sumodb don't appear to allow a search on real names, and my Google searches haven't been fruitful. May I enlist the assistance of the community? Thank you very much.
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    Hakuho Applying for Japanese Citizenship

    You better you bet.
  13. Daniel Austin (aka Don Roid) isn't a member here AFAIK, but he's an occasional contributor over on Sumotalk and periodically features sumo on his podcast, where he's interviewed Mike and others of the ST crew along with Moti, Osunaarashi, Byamba, and others.
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    Hatsu Basho 2019 Discussion [SPOILERS]

    Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.
  15. Finngall

    Bench World Cup 2018

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but: I need England to lose in 90 minutes and break his chain right there to take it to PKs. I can't score any more goals beyond the 3 slot because either a) Switzerland wins or draws and breaks my chain in the 4 slot or b) Switzerland loses, breaking my chain at #5 regardless of the ENG-COL result due to it being my (R) team. If his chain doesn't break at 3, I give up a goal at slot 4 if Switzerland wins, at slot 6 if Sweden wins, or in both slots in case of a draw.