from Oddly Enough Blog:

You’ll have to wrestle me for the check

August 21, 2011

Well, Lamar, I have to tell you I'm excited. It was a big decision putting you totally in charge of every aspect of our new restaurant. Millions of dollars are riding on this, but I thought you deserved your chance.

from Russell Boyce:

Asia – A Week in Pictures September 26, 2010

September 28, 2010

A tough week for India as athletes began arriving  for the start of the Commonwealth Games. On September 21, a pedestrian walkway outside the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi collapsed; the very next day a portion of the ceiling in the weightlifting arena also collapsed. Social and mainstream media showed pictures of blocked drains, dirty bathrooms, soiled matresses and unfinished work in the athletes' accommodation.  Team members started to pull out of the games, undermining the status of the event. The enormity of the clean-up task seemed insurmountable, this concern beautifully illustrated by Parivartan Sharma's picture of a man sweeping dust in the streets with a hand brush - a seemingly pointless task when CWG president Fennell said that there was still "considerable work to be done". Have a close look at Reinhard Krause's picture of the roof of the weight lifting arena and make your own judgement on the workmanship of the construction.  As someone who has not got a great head for heights I fear for the safety of the workers walking on the roof of the building.

from Photographers' Blog:

Asia – A Week in Pictures September 26, 2010

September 28, 2010

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Original Post Text:
A tough week for India as athletes began arriving  for the start of the Commonwealth Games. On September 21, a pedestrian walkway outside the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi collapsed; the very next day a portion of the ceiling in the weightlifting arena also collapsed. Social and mainstream media showed pictures of blocked drains, dirty bathrooms, soiled matresses and unfinished work in the athletes' accommodation.  Team members started to pull out of the games, undermining the status of the event. The enormity of the clean-up task seemed insurmountable, this concern beautifully illustrated by Parivartan Sharma's picture of a man sweeping dust in the streets with a hand brush - a seemingly pointless task when CWG president Fennell said that there was still "considerable work to be done". Have a close look at Reinhard Krause's picture of the roof of the weight lifting arena and make your own judgement on the workmanship of the construction.  As someone who has not got a great head for heights I fear for the safety of the workers walking on the roof of the building.

from Left field:

Former Estonian bouncer adds Baltic spice to sumo

March 29, 2010

Baruto throws his weight around

Baruto throws his weight around

After the nightclub fracas that toppled a Mongolian grand champion from grace who would have thought it would take a former bouncer from Estonia to help clean up the mess in the troubled world of sumo?

from Oddly Enough Blog:

Sumo-size me!

January 6, 2010

JAPAN/

Ladies, welcome to our show! You're in for quite a treat tonight!

JAPAN/Those of you who have seen our Chippendales Dancers perform in the past probably noticed they were great-looking guys, but were a little too thin and buff and muscular.

from Oddly Enough Blog:

Ew! No more oatmeal for me, Ma!

August 24, 2009

I apologize in advance for this one, since I know a lot of readers, even entire families, enjoy my blog while at the breakfast table.

from Raw Japan:

Sumo “porky” tab a low blow

July 23, 2009

Bad boy sumo grand champion Asashoryu has been called many things, but it’s unlikely whether being dubbed “porky” will cause the Mongolian star to lose much sleep.

from Raw Japan:

Mummy’s boy turned sumo powerhouse

June 10, 2009

Mongolian sumo wrestler Harumafuji, the latest loin-clothed giant from his country to make his mark on Japan’s ancient sport, has a unique way of preparing for his bouts – listening to soothing Buddhist sutra music.

from Raw Japan:

Japanese sumo wrestler fired over marijuana

February 2, 2009

A sumo wrestler was expelled from the ancient Japanese sport on Monday following his arrest for marijuana possession and just a day after U.S. Olympic swimming champion Michael Phelps apologised over a photograph purportedly showing him smoking the drug.

from Raw Japan:

Sumo bad boy Asashoryu melts hearts

January 26, 2009

Mongolian sumo grand champion Asashoryu is the self-styled bad boy of Japan's ancient sport, a man who once yanked a rival's hair before picking a soapy bathtub fight with the same opponent and later being accused of smashing the same wrestler's car mirror.