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Thread: New Johnny Weir Q & A August 26, 2006

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    New Johnny Weir Q & A August 26, 2006


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    I can't wait to see Johnny portray a modern Jesus inspired by a model in a fashion ad!

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    That line caught my eye too.

    He better be good or my church (RCC) will let him hear about it! LOL

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    Do you think the controversy that his number will undoubtedly cause among at least some members of some religious group will perk up interest in figure skating?

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    Probably. But it's a sad way to build skating audiences, IMO, so I am very much hoping Johnny's number is beautiful and serious.

    I can't believe he would be purposely blasphemous in this year when he is supposed to be so serious and focused.

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    I hope that Weir´s number will get attention because of his skating and not because of its theme. Weir is a great interpretor of music, he is a skater who does not need the help of a theme, in my opinion. I hope that I´m wrong, but I´m already now starting to get bad vibes about Weir´s competitive success in coming season

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    I have to admit this idea gives me bad vibes as well. Do you have any other reason for your pessimism?

    I agree about the desirability of focusing on skating, not "themes." But I admire Johnny very much and will give him the benefit of the doubt as long as I can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spun Silver View Post
    I have to admit this idea gives me bad vibes as well. Do you have any other reason for your pessimism?.
    I´m worried whether Weir´s sp and fs choreographers understand CoP scoring system well enough to be able to create choreography that will pick up points for him the way e.g. Wilson´s does for Buttle?

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    If he intends to use the cross as a theme in competitive skating, it could affect some judges as well. He should leave Madonna out of this but if he wants he can skate to her tunes.

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    Johnny's mother is quite Catholic, and given his relationship with his mother, I kind of doubt that his program will be in any way offensive.

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    Shizuka had a cross theme on one of her outfits last year that was quite alluring IMO. I wonder what kind of effect - if any - that had on her performance scores?

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    I do hope that Johnny is serious this year. I love his skating so much.

    Marina Viacheslavovna is letting me wear rhinestones for the short!
    He seems like he listen a lot to what she says and I think he called her a task master. Good for her.

    Loved his comment about Alexei's costume.

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