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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. Latest kabu-babu changes

    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.
  2. 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:
  3. 元Asashoryu activities

    Loving the hats.
  4. Colonoscopy

    '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).
  5. Happy birthday, Asashosakari!

    It's never too late to be too late! Happy birthday!
  6. 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!
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Happy Birthday Jakusotsu!

    Happy birthday!
  10. 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.
  11. Happy Birthday, Randomitsuki!

    Happy birthday!
  12. Tamaasuka danpatsu-shiki

    Aww, that was precious. And a first? I don't remember seeing that before...
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.