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Falling for a very wacky sport

May 8, 2011

Blog Guy, you used to do a better job of covering stupid sports, which is why many of us come here. Do you have anything for us?

You bet. I’ve mentioned in the past my interest in Wacky Physical Humor, and I’ve been watching the women’s competition in Moscow.

Do they have various events?

Sure, falling backward, falling forward, butt-falls, stuff like that. I’m watching it all.

Why do you like it so much?

As I’ve explained before, this is probably the only competition sport that I myself could do, so naturally I’m partial to it.

I mean, all you need are gravity, a total lack of coordination and a vast collection of cartoon sounds, and I’m three for three.

Then why aren’t you going for the pratfall gold, Blog Guy?

Because it turns out taking my roller skates out on the ice is harder than it looks.

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Top: Viktoria Pavuk of Hungary falls during the ladies short program event at the ISU World Figure Skating Championships in Moscow April 29, 2011. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Combo top: Rachael Flatt of the U.S. falls during the ladies free skating event at the ISU World Figure Skating Championships in Moscow April 30, 2011. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor

Combo middle: Kiira Korpi of Finland falls while performing during the women’s free skating competition at the ISU World Figure Skating Championships in Moscow April 30, 2011. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor

Combo bottom: Elene Gedevanishvili of Georgia falls down while performing during the women’s free skating competition at the ISU World Figure Skating Championships in Moscow April 30, 2011. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor

Bottom left: Ksenia Makarova of Russia falls while performing during the women’s free skating competition at the ISU World Figure Skating Championships in Moscow April 30, 2011.  REUTERS/Grigory Dukor

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Comments

Those falls all look…. painful.

Posted by Dave_not_dave | Report as abusive
 

Oh, Pshaw! I sm sure I could fall on the ice without any skates at all! I just never have the foo-foo little dress when I do it. Heck, I don’t even need the ice until after I fall. Then it is either in a bag on the sore spot or in a glass…

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive
 

Hee hee, glass rhymes with *ss, and that’s where those skaters all landed! ;-)

Posted by Jibberish | Report as abusive
 

A poem
Little Mary put on her skates
Upon the ice to frisk.
Now wasn’t she a foolish girl
her little *

Posted by inebgreen | Report as abusive
 

They are all doing certified yoga poses. I am miffed at you, Mr B, for making fun of yoga!. Harrumph, I say!

And—inhale, ladies! Great hand and knee placements!

Namaste!

Posted by uncarastus | Report as abusive
 

Jack and Jill went up the hill
To play on the frozen water
Jill fell down
And tore her gown
From the OE Blog…only laughter.

Posted by GeorgiaPeach | Report as abusive
 

A haiku in honor of the fallen:

Falling on the ice:
A guaranteed way to get
your assets frozen

Posted by AllThatJazz | Report as abusive
 

Geogia, you crack me up everytime!
Thankfully, I am not on ice when you do… that would be more painful than just falling on your tush, ya know!

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive
 

The outcome of the first ever Vodka Tasting On Ice While Skating Competition, were predictable.

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive
 

Ineb – beautiful! :)

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive
 

To paraphrase (while on the look out for lightning…)
There, butt first, the grace of a clod, go I.

Youch!

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive
 

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