Friday, August 10, 2012

This and That



Diva Dawes is going all natural like Tyra. We all knew that Dawes liked to name her own skills as a commentator and latch onto Michelle Obama, but we had no idea what a self-aggrandizing diva she was until these Olympics. Dominique and her hair glitter were inspiring Gabby Douglas in the womb, thank you very much.




Dawes goes one-on-one with 'Golden Gabby.' Dawes has decided the Flying Squirrel is racist and wants to bring the attention back to Gabby's accomplishments, even though she won't refuse an opportunity to make a bigger deal out of the Gabby hair fiasco since it gets her mug on TV and her name in the press.


Maurizio Margaglio is helping Team Canton with their short dance technique. In future news, Nicole Bobek and Tonia Kwiatkowski will be brought in to help Yu-Na Kim with her Lutz technique. Marina says Voir will be 'dramatic.' Could the Carmen rumors be true? There are certainly rumors about Igor being pushed out (even by dissatisfied parents who invest in the rink and that Marina has possibly wanted it for some time), but everyone was 'on vacation' as Igor was rumored to be mentally for several months.

Q+A with Evan Lysacek. He is already delivering the toolish quotes by stating that Samson and Delilah is 'outside his comfort zone.'

Gabby Douglas and white man's privilege


Jenny Kirk helps us to regulate our eating.


Aliya Mustafina radio interview


Piper and Paul's new free dance.

Alicia Sacramone photobombs at the Olympics...yes, yes...girl is always bombing something at the Olympics.




John Orozco put too much pressure on himself.



Gabby reveals that Martha is superstitious about pink leotards.



Jordyn Wieber reflects on London

Chatting with Piper and Paul


Duhamel and Radford's new SP



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Takahashi and Tran's SP



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21 comments:

  1. Why isn't Dawes commentating on diving. From what I have heard and long suspected, diving is her real love! Everyone has a beard!

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    1. I cannot handle Dawes speaking.

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    2. It seems that a lot of people started to "suspect" Dawes around the time of the 2000 Olympics - interesting. I didn't start to suspect anything until a few years ago when - despite every single heterosexual male (including ones with the highest eligibility) finding her to be a "dime" and then some - her dating life/history seemed remarkably barren.

      But - that is all resolved now - we were wrong.

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  2. Wow, it is all about Aliya, back in Russia. Vika is probably sobbing again.

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  3. That Dawes interview is gag-worthy. Why exactly is flying squirrel racist?

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    1. Because they're similar to monkeys, which very much have racist connotations. That said, the person who came up with that nickname, by all accounts, is Marta Karolyi. Many nefarious things might be said about Marta, but I don't think she had any racist intention, conscious or otherwise, in the moniker. Instead, Gabby on bars (particularly on her Tkatchev) actually looks like a flying squirrel, which look absolutely amazing in the air (and which are slightly different than an ordinary squirrel). The Karolyis also had all sorts of other well-intentioned, if unfortunate nicknames for their gymnasts (was it Zmeskal or Moceanu who was "piggy"?). I wish Dominique Dawes would at least acknowledge all of this, because it's very, very, very likely there was actually no racist intent there - and she should know that about Marta.

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    2. Squirrels are not similar to monkeys...I think it's more that Dawes likes publicity.

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    3. They definitely look similar enough, and have similar enough other physical characteristics. I don't disagree, however, that Dawes likes publicity.

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    4. Perhaps she shouldn't be on a Kellogg's box because corn flakes look like fried chicken.

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    5. "Flying Squirrel" is not racist. In fact, it's been metaphorically used in gymnastics at least once before - by one Keith McCaffety for his infamous "Flying Squirrels" newsletter. Remember that? I don't have any firsthand memories of it, but I do remember feasting my eyes on its venom-fueled afterbirth - the My Years Among The Savages website.

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  4. Gabby on that horrid flag leo: "This is the best we could come up with." That's so sad.

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  5. So Dom Dawes encourages all women to go natural: that's great, that's all well-and-good - but I hope she is mindful that many women would face a more difficult journey than she did because, after all - there are textures of hair that are (far) kinkier and coarser than her 3C-ish spirals and coils. I hope this isn't a case of her finding it easier to get up on a soapbox because her own hair is a more "acceptable" grade.

    From the looks of it - Dawes' hair isn't all that different from the famously mixed-race Betty Okino's. People with that general hair-type do feel more "encouraged" to wear their hair natural - since it deviates less from the mainstream beauty standard.

    In fact, reading that interview - I question whether Dawes' new attitude is a result of genuine evolution, or simply from realizing that her own hair texture wasn't "that bad". If her hair were like Macy Gray's (old hair), or Donovan McNabb's (back when he wore a 'fro) - would we be seeing it today? Would she have adopted this as a public-service mission? That's doubtful.

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    1. P.S. I wonder who would tell Dominique that her hair was "dry", and "unmanageable". Kelli Hill was kinda like a surrogate mother to her - would Kelli try to do her hair?

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    2. Of course. Dawes' hairstylist never would have encouraged her to go natural if she didn't have that soft hair that falls in defined spirals. So Dominique now loves her "curls and coils". Yawn. {Insert McKayla Maroney meme pic.}

      It would have been more of a story if she had the hardcore Afro stuff.

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  6. The girls must have felt like special ed teachers trying to give Jenna Bush a glimpse into their coven.

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  7. @3:13: HA HA HA HA HA!!!!!

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  8. I know someone who taught Jenna bush at Yale. Apparently girl is an idiot. Big surprise.
    So happy for gabby and leave her hair alone. I hope now the can pay their mortgage. Thank god Raisman us not getting much press or endorsements. Can't stand her.

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  9. i didn't get what was wrong with Gabby's hair, looked great to me

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    1. it has nothing to do with her hair being pretty/ugly. It's sth cultural in afro americans society, no idea

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    2. She fixed her hair, apparently.

      http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m8lukeic7p1qezt3qo1_500.jpg

      LOL

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