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Skatetown this was not: The 2014 Nationals in Salt Lake City

EMERGENCY ALERT! Salt Lake City is burning. As predicted, the result of USAW taking over National events was utter, total chaos. Not since Genghis Khan and his Mongol hordes marched across Eurasia have we seen destruction on this scale (though … Continue reading

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Review of “The White Prisoner: Galabin Boevski’s secret story”

The White Prisoner: Galabin Boevski’s secret story, by Ognian Georgiev, translated by Ilko Germanov [NB: I recognize this is not Part II of the Mike Grabero/Lydiet Valentin fiasco love story. But iambic pentameter takes time! And effort. For those of … Continue reading

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WROCLAW: A prelude to the 2013 Worlds…

“Kwiat bez zapachu, jak człowiek bez duszy” (Traditional Polish proverb; loose translation: “A flower without a smell is like a World Championships without a Klokov.”) After a hellish drive through the nightmare of traffic that perpetually surrounds the city of … Continue reading

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The Mint turns three!

Holy Crap! Can it really be? Is “The Mint 400,” recently re-christened “The Human Circus” after hookgrip’s hostile takeover generous hosting offer, really three years old? Where in shit’s sake does the time go? No doubt the people responsible for … Continue reading

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When Cavemen Roamed with Dinosaurs (and ate Bacon!): The Creation Museum, CrossFit, and Paleo

Warning number one: as the title should make abundantly clear, this is largely about the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky—which I visited following the 2013 Roller Derby USAW Nationals—and its relationship to CrossFit and Paleo (it ties together, sort of, I promise). … Continue reading

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