Thursday, January 6, 2011

This and That



Johnny Weir announced that he is gay today.  In other news, water is wet and Barbra Streisand is Jewish. I live for celebs like Ricky Martin, Lance Bass and Johnny announcing that they're gay right before they release a book to revive interest to their career.  It's so much more meaningful that way. With it being almost a year since the Olympics, this will help stimulate some interest among the general public.

Johnny still contends that he'd marry a girl.

Voir are listed among the competitors at Canadian Nationals.

Chellsie Memmel is training again, as per her dad's Facebook.  Chellsie had previously tweeted about good days in the gym, but she does keep in shape and works in the gym's office.  Ms. Memmel always manages to put together routines in no time.  The key will be staying healthy, which has been a real challenge for her.  Her dad claims that a 7.0 routine will be on the way in no time.  If Chellsie stays away from the AA, she may have a shot at staying in one piece.

The Florida Gators posted a practice update.  Their freshmen are looking sharp as they prepare to kick off their season in style tomorrow night.  Macko Caquatto has been recovering from a stress fracture in her knee, which will likely keep her out of the All-Around early on.  She is an athlete who they will always have to manage on the power events, as she has had chronic lower extremity issues.  Alaina Johnson looks fierce.  UF appears to be the most 'thinspired' team of the season.  It is as though they've all been watching Black Swan on repeat (well, all but one of them.)

The ManleyWoman skatecast posted an interview with Jojo Starbuck.

Marlie spoke to Scholastic Kids Press about their wonderful sport.

The first episode of the Michigan Women's Gymnastics Podcast.  You know you're too scared of Bev not to listen.  A few of the Wolverines have mono and they have a few nagging injuries or athletes recovering from injury, but no one is out for the season.


A first look at Kristi Yamaguchi's new children's book.

An interview with Christina Gao.

A teaser for Alabama's first meet against Penn State:

23 comments:

  1. It's so much more meaningful that way.

    Hahahah, right?

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  2. "In other news, water is wet." lol!!!!

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  3. Much sobbing and gnashing of teeth at Binky's house tonight!

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  4. Canadians are like... in 2 weeks? I hope Voir are ready (even though they are probably the champs by default there very much like Chan, they still have to show up)

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  5. Weir career is not flagging! I mean he is not as famous being a figure skater anyway! He is more famous than most figure skaters. He should be compared to other figure skaters. He is bigger than evan and always will be. Evan is nothing because he is boring and notihng. Lysacek has olympic gold and that creates a publicity all its own but weir is famous and just will get more famous as he and HIS SKATING are beloved beyone skating fandom. Weir is bigger than skating and bigger than the gold medalist and is not releasing a book to get people reinterested in him. people are always interested in weir. he is famous.

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  6. I'm excited for Aunt Joyce's take on JW's book. Should be epic.

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  7. In other news, Evan Lycasek, having spotted Elizaveta Tuktamysheva training, has commented that Johnny is more femme, shorter, and has an improved triple axel. "He looks good in a black dress with that red flower in his hair. And I like the Spanish music. I wish him the best."

    They have made peace.

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  8. How could I fuck up his name- sorry Evan :(

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  9. Johnny's gay-big whoop. And why shouldn't he marry a woman if he feels like it? Elton John did it, so have other gay men. It's no big deal.

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  10. Why is Evan Lysacek always dragged in to the conversation when Johnny's name comes up? This is about JOHNNY not Evan for phux sake.

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  11. I dont think that Johnny is gay. He is as hetero as they come. It is pathetic what people are willing to say just to sell a few books!

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  12. Johnny wrote a memoir in which he talks about his love life, among many other things. He talks about being gay, which is part of his life. He wanted to control the narrative rather than have the media control it. Good for him. From what I've heard, the book is about a lot more than his love life, but of course the media took that part because, well, they always do. In my opinion, he's always been out. "Closeted" equates with shame, and Johnny doesn't seem ashamed of anything. I think he's great.

    Oh, and I think people are taking the "marry a woman" thing too literally. My interpretation (not having read the book) is that he's physically attracted to men and has had relationships with men but feels a deep emotional connection to one or more women in his life, almost like a marriage. If he's had his heart broken by men, but women have always been there for him, then it's understandable. Kind of reminds me of Freddie Mercury, who had boyfriends but never stopped being "in love" with one woman in his life, even if he wasn't physically attracted to her.

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  13. 'Closeted' and 'ashamed' are not synonymous. It's unfair to oversimplify like that. Plenty of people are in the closet who are not ashamed or embarrassed of their identities.

    I only point out this misconception because I see it so often, and I think it's harmful to people for whom it isn't safe to come out. I'm not saying this is Johnny Weir's specific circumstance, but it's just something you should think about before you define people whose experiences you don't wholly understand.

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  14. Whaaat??? Johnny is a gay? Old news!! In other news, Obama is black.

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  15. "The massive backlash against me in the gay media and community only made me dig my "closeted" heels in further."

    I think this line says it all. The "holier than thou" gay community (part of it) is as bad as straight people. Hello Mark Lund.

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  16. @8:10 Sorry, but your are so stupid. Does it hurt?

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  17. Binkyism will be on the 2012 ballotJanuary 7, 2011 at 9:10 AM

    1/6/11 3:49 pm. Hardly.

    1/6/11 8:02 pm. EAT YOUR HEART OUT.

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  18. What a bizarre and sad creature Johnny Weir is.

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  19. Another stupid person who judges without knowing the person he/she´s judging...

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  20. He is a weirdo. And for the record, the person at 1:41 is judging by calling another person "stupid." Hello pot? It's kettle.

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  21. You mean, "hello kettle? it's pot. You're black."

    The pot calls the kettle black, not the other way around.

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