Wednesday, January 5, 2011
This and That
Johnny Weir was on Bravo's Project Runway knock-off last night. Without watching the show, I have little emotional investment in it, but Johnny held his own as a judge. Iman is no Heidi. Isaac is a third-rate Michael. These fashion shows are directly responsible for forty percent of incoming college freshmen declaring majors in fashion design and fashion merchandising. Remember when there were actual business majors? Those were the days.
Nobuo Sato gave an interview after Japanese Nationals where he spoke about Mao Asada and Takahiko Kozuka. It is Mao's idea to do the Triple Axel in the short. Nobuo wants her to increase her speed as a means of improving her jumps. He spoke about Takahiko's improvement over last season.
Sarah and Drew posted an update on Ryan Bradley and Jonathan Cassar. There is a photo of everyone's favorite debutante couple: Rachael Flatt and Patrick Chan.
Kevin Copp is back and posted a Gym Dog practice update. There is a small clip of Lindsey Cheek on bars, perhaps looking a bit cleaner than at 2009 Regionals. Her tkatchev has always been full of amplitude, but the need for refinement is still evident. Hilary Mauro may not have gotten any taller, but she certainly looks older and more mature than she has in the past. Jay has his signature annoyed expression as he tries to work through the latest bout of injury suckfest. "Focus on today! Focus on today!" He starts out positive, but it all comes out when he starts talking about needing the win.
Evan Lysacek officially withdrew from Nationals. Here is his wishy-washy statement for the Associated Press. Evan is unable to compete due to an affliction known as Stars On Ice and making cold hard cash.
It looks like Tonya Harding filmed a potential pilot/reality show treatment. It was made by the same company that has her on a cable show for TruTV. Part of me thinks we shouldn't support her, while another part thinks this would be a fabulous guilty pleasure.
The Crimson Tide freshmen have their own poster. A few of Sarah's new ladies look fun and have better personalities than the group they replaced.