Saturday, April 30, 2016


And screwed you out of a gold medal in Sochi. But ok, hang Marina Zoueva out to dry instead. She controls the entire ISU. What could Dore have done to set up Sochi. Am crying over Dore's passing sort of the way I did when Anton Scalia died. (Yes, I've bought my ticket to hell myself for that.)

I hope Virtue and Moir locked things up solidly with Dr. Faust before announcing their comeback. Although you'd think they'd be tapped out of things to bargain with at this point.

I see where Charlie White already expressed awe over Papadakis Cizeron, so next season will be fun.

Good to see Volozozhar Trankov smiling
despite Worlds 2016. I still have

The Artist Known as Hanyu.
I get what he's doing, but in terms of packaging,
Method Skating doesn't do it for me.

He's a skating version of The Red Shoes.
Plot Summary _ The Red Shoes movie
I watched a couple of Skating Lesson interviews with David Wilson. For years, in my eyes, David Wilson was just the guy who got paid to "choreograph" the same program year after year for Dube Davison. Actually, I often wondered if his last Dube Davison paycheck was 2008's Blowers Daughter, and for the rest of DD's career Annie Barabie just picked different music to skate it to. And then I saw his choreography for Yuna Kim's shows, when she did shows, and thought - that sure beats working. Fly around the world and demonstrate to champion skaters how to point to the ceiling in between arm rolls. Subsequently, I've become more familiar with his body of work, and I understand strongly how versatile and musical he is. However, in his Skating Lesson conversation, he mentioned that when Yuna won Worlds in 2013, choreographed by her new training team (no Canadians) - her "face" was missing (IOW, she was deadpan, and not facially expressive).  I don't give a fuck if the face was missing. I hate the pretense that that should matter. If the damn face matters, put it in the rulebook. Otherwise, quit this shit.

Catching up with Jessica Dube:

There was a point after her stint on The Navigator of the Seas where it appeared Jessica had not been signed by another cruise ship, and was all set to work at a gym. Happily, Liberty of the Seas has secured her services, so she's off for another six months as pretty much the highest ranking figure skater ever on the cruise ship circuit - I think most of them never competed internationally, and the previously highest ranked skaters got on the podium once at Nationals.

Abandoned again.
My heart goes out to her disillusioned dog.
He's aged ten years - in people years.

After three fake girlfriends, finally a genuine love connection.

What they should have done from the beginning, and what they've been semi-flirting with since the arrival of Baby Moir V.3, is just be all goes without saying about it. Take the question out of the interviews, and that's it. Every single fan will go along. VM could have had it exactly their own way from day 1. They chose to troll. They chose to bait and switch. They chose to gaslight. Let's see how grown-up they are in 2016-2017.


  1. So the US media is waxing sanctimonious that Russia faked the doping test of their athletes at the Sochi games, which no doubt they did, but how about the ISU, USFSA and other feds conspiring to give Davis/White a gold medal (or any medal) they clearly did not deserve?

    1. 6:08 - ikr, such hypocrisy.
      It wasn't just the Feds and ISU that conspired to push DW forward. TV network NBC is also complicit, along with the DW families and their networks of influence.

    2. How influencial are DW's families? I know they got money but they can't be that richtig that they could have done any of it without USFSA,right ?

    3. 3:38
      They are that rich, but it's not just about their money, it's who they know. Of course the ISU and NBC had to all be partnering together to make DW happen. They were not going to make it on the basis of their skating talent, for sure.

  2. So Patrick Chan is moving to Canada to train, when what he really needs is to dump his "coach" and get a real coach (or at least a proper technical coach).

    With Liam Firius moving to Montreal to train, and V/M soon-to-be-training in Montreal, Skate Canada's priority is obviously is to get all their top athletes training in Canada, regardless of the quality of coaching (cough, M-F D/L, cough).

    I guess that means Nam Nguyen and Weaver/Poje will continue to fall out favour with Skate Canada next season. What a fed.