Saturday, May 24, 2008


First, watch this. The skating here has got to be the best I have ever seen performed.


Chinese pair Shen & Zhao performed this wonderfully ...but were allegedly cheated out of the winning place by corrupt judges in 1999. Apparently that's nothing unusual in the figure skating world. (The "new" points system, I'm told, only protects the judges as they are now anonymous, as you are no longer told how the individual judges voted).

And concerning disappointment, view this

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And if you liked that, be inspired by the rough beauty of the Irish landscape:

More on disappointment.

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