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    NHK Charity ozumo 2018

    Impromptu poll: The girl standing behind Mitakeumi is thinking A) "What a hunky looking guy!" B) "Don't turn around and squash me!" C) "Who does his hair?"
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    42nd Grand Sumo Tournament

    I once again petition the moderators for a "rim-shot" emoji
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    42nd Grand Sumo Tournament

    I know, it doesn't "count"; I know, the other guy's hurt, but what a relief to see Tochinoshin finally beat Hakuho.
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    Day 15 pics overview Hatsu 2018

    Did they change the flavor of the macaron? Isn't it usually green?
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    PR for Haru 2018

    posted 2/7/2033 in New Recruits for Haru 2033: Otokoaka, new recruit for Shikoroyama; Shikoroyama-oyakata (ex-Abi) says "we had our eye on him since the baby-cry event back in 2018. He showed fighting spirit even then."
  6. Sorry, I forgot to put my sarcasm-lock key on for that one.
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    OpenAi RoboSumo

    Elon Musk is hoping to get an Ultimate Sumo franchise on Mars ...
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    Sansho for 2018 Hatsu

    Agree. He rides them to the tawara, and while trying to lift them out, he gets torqued around and arm-thrown. The Mongolians seem to own that maneuver, probably a standard technique in their judo-sumo approach. The poster child for this malady is Kaisei. Again and again I've seen him get his opponent to the straw bales and then get pivoted out. I swear I can see a sense of dread from him at the edge: "Oh, no, not again."
  9. I would have expected the NSK would be able to negotiate a group income-support insurance plan to make the liability more predictable (and lower cost). On the other hand, drawing a relief check is not in line with the ganbarou culture, is it? And, of course, the medical care is free, right?
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    Narutobeya blog award

    It appears Naruto-oyakata's blog has won an Ameblo award for 2017 (according to Google-Japanese): https://ameblo.jp/kotooshu-naruto/entry-12351111510.html
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    Trivia bits

    ... and across from Tochinoshin was Ms41 Chiyotenzan, on the long slide down from Komusubi in 1999.
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    Sumo program announcements (pics and vids)

    Q: How many rikishi does it take to change a lightbulb? A: None. That is the job of the Denkyū-yobidashi.
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    Funny videos and photos of rikishi at play

    Benihana: Dang! You beat me to it.
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    Day After pics overview Hatsu 2018

    "Forged" as in "worked out an agreement", or "forged" as in "wrote someone else's name on" ?
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    First new Yokozuna during 2018-2019

    Takayasu is the only one with a chance to get the qualifications in the next six basho.
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    Osunaarashi scandal

    That reminds me, wouldn't "fatbuu" be a great and (at least in English) descriptive shikona?
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    Basho Talk Hatsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    You have reinforced my supposition about this. Despite the serious aura around the basho, Tochinoshin was hoisting the Sea Bream on day 14 (and forgoing his "abstaining from alcohol", too). I expected to read a post about some NSK worthy harumphing "undignified, premature", etc. But ... I guess it's OK. On the other hand, the 15th day is make-or-break for some rikishi. So ... some treat senshuraku like overtime at the Super Bowl® and some treat it like the last day of the Tour de France? What a mysterious and cool sport!
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    Osunaarashi scandal

    ... and in the U.S. there are car models that have more or less distance from the seat to the steering wheel (or a long range for seat adjustment). Is it possible that in Japan they produce domestic models on the assumption that there aren't enough "wide-bodied foreigners" (or tall people) to make it worth the production costs?
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    Your Banzuke from the 2020's

    Well, it's all intuition; I've been following this for less than a year, so I have to go by the eye test. Also, this is meant to be a snapshot -- I think most of the guys I have listed between Sekiwake and M3 are cycling up and down the banzuke "like beans on the boil." My intuition says that 1) Mitakeumi might not have that something (gravitas?) to conceive of himself as a Yokozuna; 2) of all the "tadpoles" Onosho and Hokutofuji have the most staying power, but that's just a guess. If you knew what the Injury Akuryo was going to do, you'd look a lot smarter when it happened. Of course, that would involve you with some bad acquaintances.
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Hatsu 2018

    As Mel Brooks would say, "It's good to be the Yusho winner!"
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    Sansho for 2018 Hatsu

    Wasn't it Abi who boasted he would "win all three sancho" and got schooled by his oyakata?
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    Your Banzuke from the 2020's

    I entered the data into Excel; formatted the columns so it looked nice; clicked and dragged to select what I wanted to copy; copied (control-C); switched to the Forum window; hit "Quote" on your entry; clicked in the window; pasted (control-V). Voila.
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Hatsu 2018

    Rumack: I won't deceive you, Mr. Striker. We're running out of time. Ted Striker: Surely there must be something you can do. Rumack: I'm doing everything I can... and stop calling me Shirley! Airplane! (1980)
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    Basho Talk Hatsu 2018 (SPOILERS)

    Remember, Kotooshu was the "David Beckham of Sumo".
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    Your Banzuke from the 2020's

    I made it in Excel; cut and paste.