^^^^Magnificent, yes. But can he skate?
Outrunning Usain Bolt, OTOH, is no challenge for the magnificent Hickory.
Isn't that for sure, SF! What a glorious dog Hickory is. Like something out of a myth.
Wonder if he has an ear for music, though.
That apple pie sounds divine, Seniorita! And the tulips, too. Just the thought of fields of tulips lifts my spirits. Someday I hope to get to Holland. They even have good *chocolate*!
Hernando - yes. *shines halo*
and the pug is ALWAYS cheated out of a better ranking at those dumb pagaents. I'm sure there's some form of discrimination going on!
Maybe not the most glamorous role but I thought the pug hit all his marks and turned in a good if not great performance.
There used to be a clip of Mao skating with a dog in a commercial but I think it got banned along with the fur on Weir's skating costume
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yes Frank was an alien posing as a pug... there's also a wonderful movie called Milo and Otis that is the reason I fell in love with the breed (however they filmed the movie in China where animal rights were non existant and there were some pretty bad stories about what happened to the animals in the movie)... but while they are true stars of the silver screen they don't get recognised nearly enough by the dog shows. JMO though lol
I couldn't agree with you more. The CoP geeks and the Artistry seers have an emotional take on figure skating. However, that doesn't spell box office appeal or even TV ratings. There's a big list of possible reasons why figure skating in the US is in decline. I think all of them are valid. Here's to the Ladies that lunch.Surely skating needs to be about more than pleasing a few CoP geeks if it is to have a healthy future and remain viable in USA
MSG is a huge barn that suits the Rangers and the current Pop Stars. The management looks for profit. If it sells, they'll book it. Can Figure Skating rent the barn for more than one night?It seems out of the question to have a US Natls in NYC at Madison Square Garden these days..
Why do we see tthe Westminster Dog Show from Madison Square Garden in NYC and broadcast Live on TV but not skating?
Easy enough to conclude that Americans find dogs more entertaining than skating.
My beagles know who Uno is:
And watched every moment of that win...but do not know Kim Yeon-Ah, or Mao Asada, or even Michelle Kwan (blasphemy!), and they're my beagles =P
^ But seriously, what is the thesis that you are pressing here? Are you saying that figure skating ought to abandon all pretense of being a sport, acknowledge that it is just a dog and pony show, and then try to reap the financial benefits that the real dog and pony shows do?