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  1. Manekineko

    Sayonara to the Forum

    Hello, all Forumers who remember me, I've decided to briefly resurface to say goodbye. My interests have drifted away from sumo, mostly due to retirement of rikishi I knew and loved, and partly due to general changes in life and interests. I'll probably still visit the Forum once in a blue moon to check on the gossip, but I probably won't post anymore. The Forum was a great place to learn about and discuss about sumo, and I hope you keep it that way for a long time. I wish to thank all the Forumers who made it so by their fun and erudite postings, their enthusiasm and good will. I won't even attempt to list you all, for I would surely forget someone and embarrass myself. It was a pleasure to be a part of it, but all good things must come to an end. If you wish to contact me for any reason, send me a PM (I won't be deleting this profile). If any of you old guard are passing through Zagreb, I'll buy you a drink. Bye.
  2. Futagoyama was Takanohana's heya when he was active, AFAIK yes, he inherited it from his father, and since he was granted the ichidai-toshiyori name of Takanohana, the heya changed the name to fit the new oyakata. Man, that was long ago.
  3. Manekineko

    Hakuhou injured.

    Nope, there actually is a rule, although I won't try and dig out the mention of it. We're never mean when it comes to arcane sumo trivia. ps. OK, I lied. I did try and dig it out:
  4. Manekineko

    Asashoryu activities

    Loving the hats.
  5. Manekineko


    'cause it's all Greek: skopein ( σκοπείν ) = to look (at) In English just "scope" can mean other things as well, for example. Scope in the meaning you list is pro'lly just an abbreviation of telescope. Cinema is an abbreviation of cinemascope, "looking at movement" or sth like that (all my Greek comes from scientific terminology).
  6. Manekineko

    Happy birthday, Asashosakari!

    It's never too late to be too late! Happy birthday!
  7. Manekineko

    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!
  8. Manekineko

    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.
  9. Manekineko

    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.
  10. Manekineko

    Happy Birthday Jakusotsu!

    Happy birthday!
  11. Manekineko

    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.
  12. Manekineko

    Happy Birthday, Randomitsuki!

    Happy birthday!
  13. Manekineko

    Tamaasuka danpatsu-shiki

    Aww, that was precious. And a first? I don't remember seeing that before...
  14. Manekineko

    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.
  15. Manekineko

    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.