I would like to add one more note.
The coolest thing about Gio's original thread was that it sparked an interesting discussion about cultural norms in different parts of the world. Medusa, in particular, made a nice post.
Golden Skate aspires to be a truly international figure skating board. Of course we cherish all our U.S. and Canadian members. We have a good representation from Asia, especially Japan, and also some South American and Australian contributors, which is very cool because figure skating is not a big sport in many countries south of the equator.
But the fact is, we really, really, really would like to attract more European posters. Tell your friends! Post often, post long!
Last edited by Mathman; 03-31-2009 at 04:18 PM.
Thanks Mathman. I like the atmosphere in this board because there are so many different point of views. I also have the chance to exercise the language and, mabye, let someone else know more about my country and figure skating in my country.
Throwing tomatoes at corrupt judges
So can the clip be seen? I couldn't find the original thread, is it going to be released? It sounds very interesting
Thanks Gio, Eleonora and Mathman for clearing everything up!
I agree, it's great that GS is such an international forum. I learned many things about skating, other countries and enlarged my vocabulary
Thank you GS!
For the moment, you can PM Gio for the url.
Originally Posted by Audrey19
Thanks Andalusia and museksk8r!
Originally Posted by Andalusia
Me and Mathman clarified and I'm happy the misunderstanding was solved.
The burr up Speedy's Butt!
Mr. Michelle Kwan
So my nude photos of Dick Button are a go?
Originally Posted by Mathman
Mafke, I think you are right here - I thought this very often before, in regards of figure skating discussions and otherwise.
Originally Posted by Mafke
As for the interview, I read it and I thought it was really funny. For me it's quite obvious that it is all about giving witty answers playing with the ambiguity of the questions, not about revealing THE TRUTH. The satirical overtone was quite obvious to me, but, then, I am a (Continental-)European myself.
And, gio - please keep on posting. I very often enjoy your posts a lot.
I somehow got confused with where I posted my previous reply - so, sorry if I made a mistake.
The same interview was posted later on FSU, and it was stated there that it was a satirical interview. Hence it's not necessarily fake per se, but it was done for humor.
I didn't see anywhere in the original thread that it was a satirical article, and I suppose the content of it didn't help in it being taken down so quickly.
Eleonora.d has already explained it all.
Originally Posted by Red Dog
The program "Le Iene" is a satyrical program that makes mean interviews every week to two VIPs (sportsmen, actors, singers, dancers, politicians ...). That program is very famous and it is broadcasted by a channel of Berlusconi (our premier).
The VIPs probably sign a contract to accept the questions, because nobody sued them for the interview (the program was sued for other reasons though). Maybe they even get paid.
The questions are mean and embarassing and the VIP answers in a satyrical or funny way. So the interview is not fake, but satyrical.
I don't like the program and so I was surprised that Carolina accepted it.
Barbara and Maurizio did a similiar interview two years ago after the famous fall and killer stare, but was far more enjoyable IMO.
I've made a mistake to not contestualize it.
either way it's not really family friendly, which is what was also something that was considered... remember we allow fans of all ages on here and want to keep it friendly for all