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Manekineko last won the day on July 7 2016

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About Manekineko

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    deep-fried twinkie
  • Birthday 21/07/77

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    Croatia, Earth, Milky Way, Known Universe
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    Sumo, obviously
    All things Japanese, to an extent
    TV by good writers (mostly British)
    Police/Detective stories
    Photography, apparently


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  1. Happy birthday, Asashosakari!

    It's never too late to be too late! Happy birthday!
  2. Happy Birthday, Manekineko!

    A very, very belated thanks to you all. I'm vacationing per usual, and it was too hot (and busy) for much internet. Have a lovely summer, everyone!
  3. Intai notice

    A true sign of middle age - less time/interest in once all-consuming hobbies. Hopefully you'll keep enjoying sumo for a long time.
  4. Former rikishi activities

    recognized star of sumo (suma = sum [of money] in various Slavic languages :-D) The Judah part is also probably wrong, but my Czech is... meh.
  5. Happy Birthday Jakusotsu!

    Happy birthday!
  6. Children's Day in Japan 2017

    Oh, my, Harumafuji hasn't changed his stern face at all. He did not appreciate that hair band at all.
  7. Happy Birthday, Randomitsuki!

    Happy birthday!
  8. Tamaasuka danpatsu-shiki

    Aww, that was precious. And a first? I don't remember seeing that before...
  9. Hatsu 2017 - Promo and Days 1-15

    Kintamayama may have made a wrong business decision by having proper translations of the interviews on the Premium channel and the spoofs available to everyone.
  10. New yokozuna Kisenosato pics overview

    Wow the picture flood. I don't remember seeing such shot-by-shot coverage of the dohyo-iri before, you can practically make a movie out of them. Well, I guess it's no wonder.
  11. Quote of the Day-Hatsu 2017

    He sounds just like my students... It also reminded me of this quote by Leopold Ružička: Enthusiasm for a course of study cannot be a substitute for talent, intelligence cannot be a substitute for knowledge, and good will cannot be a substitute for success. Tough guy, our Leopold.
  12. Day 2 pics Hatsu Basho 2017

  13. New kesho mawashi (pics)

    Aw, Tezuka's Phoenix (Hi no tori). Recommend read, for those at all interested in manga.
  14. Geezers in ski-jumping

    I accidentally watched some ski-jumping after several years and was immensely cheered upon seeing Jane Ahonen still jumping. And Noriaki Kasai. Oh my. Slovenians have a new excellent jumper, not even 18 yet. I bet he won't still be jumping when he's 40... I guess I'll have to come back to watching ski-jumping in 2039 and see if I was right.
  15. Kyushu 2016 - Videos- Days 1-15

    Who knew it was a thing.