Re: Maybe the X-Games would be a better fit.

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Ania Przeplasko, the founder of the International Pole Dancing Fitness Association

This can't be real.


Posted by: teraz kurwa my | Link to this comment | 02-23-10 7:53 PM
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Google seems to indicate otherwise, but is there a Polish-language joke that I'm missing?


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 02-23-10 7:56 PM
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A Polish woman with the last name 'too flat' as head of the fucking 'Pole Dancing Fitness Association'?


Posted by: teraz kurwa my | Link to this comment | 02-23-10 7:59 PM
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Bio.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 02-23-10 7:59 PM
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But where's the olympic Kancho?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 02-23-10 8:01 PM
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Hmm, not a single google hit for Kancholympics.

Until now.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 02-23-10 8:05 PM
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Pole dancing would certainly help with the TV ratings.

But is it a summer or winter sport?

Is there men's Pole Dancing?


Posted by: Spike | Link to this comment | 02-23-10 8:11 PM
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The winner was very impressive.

So, what's the difference between that style/level of pole dancing and what they do at Cirque du Soleil? Height, skill, variety?


Posted by: Parenthetical | Link to this comment | 02-23-10 8:12 PM
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Related.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 02-23-10 8:15 PM
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I think ice stripping has a better chance of getting in.


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 02-23-10 8:17 PM
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Is there men's Pole Dancing?

Yes.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 02-23-10 8:20 PM
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You know, for a while in the 1980s it looked like Crystal-Light themed male aerobic dancing would be a real sport.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 02-23-10 8:24 PM
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That should be "Crystal Light sponsored."


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 02-23-10 8:25 PM
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This is like the opening chapter to Cirque du Soleil fan fiction.


Posted by: Mike d | Link to this comment | 02-23-10 8:26 PM
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Maybe this will work as a link.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 02-23-10 8:27 PM
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15 is great. I'm not sure why it reminds me of Angle Dance, but it does.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 02-23-10 8:35 PM
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I was told there'd be no Evanescence.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 02-23-10 8:38 PM
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9: She fell tonight!


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 02-23-10 8:40 PM
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Sad. Very sad. Extremely sad.

Lawn-mowing next?


Posted by: Evanescent | Link to this comment | 02-23-10 8:52 PM
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17: Hi, Stanley.


Posted by: Evanescent | Link to this comment | 02-23-10 8:54 PM
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I feel compelled to note that, according to her Facebook page, Ania Przeplasko is married to Prabhu Chandramohan.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 02-23-10 8:56 PM
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Also, that I'm Btock-style and getting Btockier. WOOO!


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 02-23-10 8:57 PM
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22: fuck yes. Olympic Btock Trials!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 02-23-10 9:01 PM
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Nordic Btock Combined!


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 02-23-10 9:04 PM
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Okay, so what happens to competitive pole dancing once 12 year-old Romanian girls enter the sport? I don't think that the Olympics can exactly quantify sexiness for a judging category.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 02-23-10 9:08 PM
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Olympic Btock Trials!

GUILTY!


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 02-23-10 9:08 PM
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Btockey!


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 02-23-10 9:17 PM
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Btock Cross!

Or, in 27, Btock Cross Buns.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 02-23-10 9:45 PM
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I don't know what it is about writing a personal statement that's making stupid two-word phrases get stuck in my head, but if the admissions committee ends up reading about my squamous visage or kancho poncho, unfogged will know why.

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Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 02-23-10 9:48 PM
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wine, good; cheap more than drinkable wine, priceless$10.99. Rosso di Piceno Fattoria Laila, recommended. Dziekuje Apo for convincing me to open up a bottle on a Tuesday night.


Posted by: teraz kurwa my | Link to this comment | 02-23-10 11:00 PM
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30: There's a Pole dancer joke here I'm unable to muster. Help?


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 02-23-10 11:03 PM
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3 to 30.


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 02-23-10 11:06 PM
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3 to 31.


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 02-23-10 11:06 PM
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On a clover, if alive, erupts a vast, pure evil: a fire volcano


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 02-23-10 11:07 PM
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3 to 33


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 02-23-10 11:07 PM
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He shoots, he scores!

Good night, everybody.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 02-23-10 11:14 PM
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If you can find this, drink it. A $5 bottle that tastes like $10. Look for the big cartoon nona on the label.


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 02-24-10 7:45 AM
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Lose the heels, replace the lingerie, and put hair in a pony-tail and it looks just like gymnastics.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 02-24-10 7:51 AM
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I was with you through put hair in a pony-tail at which point EMBARRASSING REALIZATION that you weren't talking to me.


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 02-24-10 8:06 AM
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Now we know Standpipe's hair is already in a ponytail.


Posted by: | Link to this comment | 02-24-10 8:07 AM
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Why did my name disappear when I mistakenly checked and unchecked "Remember personal info?"?


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 02-24-10 8:08 AM
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41: Because your name is cryptic.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 02-24-10 8:09 AM
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41: Because since this is the X-Games thread Unfogged is configured to not accept your slave name.


Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 02-24-10 8:21 AM
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It's weird that the recent extrication of pole dancing from its strip club context seems like a "selling out" of the art to me.


Posted by: Criminally Bulgur | Link to this comment | 02-24-10 9:25 AM
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Yes, that is weird.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 02-24-10 9:32 AM
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Sorry Walt, I never realized "Someguy" was your equivalent of "X". It does feel good to take ownership of my identity, even just by eliminating the identity I did not choose.


Posted by: Cryptic Someguy | Link to this comment | 02-24-10 9:37 AM
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the last name 'too flat'

Is that like "Johnny Too Bad"?

Also, I note previous discussion of this topic.


Posted by: NickS | Link to this comment | 02-24-10 9:38 AM
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Lose the heels, replace the lingerie, and put hair in a pony-tail and it looks just like gymnastics.

Good point. There's no reason why a woman swinging around on a couple of horizontal poles should be obviously an Olympic sport while a woman swinging around on a vertical pole shouldn't.


Posted by: ajay | Link to this comment | 02-24-10 9:43 AM
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38: Because I do not patronize exotic dance clubs (because I am a feminist [laydeez]), I had not realized, until watching the linked video, that there was so much upper-body strength required for this endeavor. I'd say on that basis alone, pole dancing is easily athletically equal, if not superior, to the women's gymnastics floor routines and synchronized swimming.


Posted by: Natilo Paennim | Link to this comment | 02-24-10 9:44 AM
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I haven't followed any of the links in the OP, but this did get me to finally watch the video in the post linked in 47 and, wow, is that impressive. It's really hard to do gymnastic moves slowly.


Posted by: NickS | Link to this comment | 02-24-10 9:44 AM
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Does Ms. Tooflatowicz have videos of herself performing in non-erotic costumes?


Posted by: Cryptic Someguy | Link to this comment | 02-24-10 9:44 AM
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Which suggests a fascinating new direction for X-treme strip clubs.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 02-24-10 9:45 AM
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52 to 48.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 02-24-10 9:45 AM
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Because I do not patronize exotic dance clubs (because I am a feminist [laydeez]), I had not realized, until watching the linked video, that there was so much upper-body strength required for this endeavor.

I don't think you would have necessarily discovered this at exotic dance clubs.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 02-24-10 9:48 AM
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That maneuver that looks like you're spiraling up the pole upside-down because everything went all inverty? Awesome.


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 02-24-10 10:03 AM
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52: absolutely, yes. Bring on the pommel horse! The balance beam! The springboard!
(takes cold shower)


Posted by: ajay | Link to this comment | 02-24-10 10:13 AM
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I just stand on my head at strip clubs to make the regular gals seem more impressive.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 02-24-10 10:14 AM
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In fact, we put our TV upside-down to make all our shows more impressive.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 02-24-10 10:16 AM
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Doesn't that kind of ruin Upside-Down Survivor?


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 02-24-10 10:18 AM
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It's true, we find that show most lame.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 02-24-10 11:33 AM
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Except for the hairstyles, which still look pretty cool when the TV's inverted. And the exciting hijinks when they try to fill their water bottles.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 02-24-10 11:38 AM
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I just stand on my head at strip clubs to make the regular gals seem more impressive.

Where do people stick their dollar bills?


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 02-24-10 3:53 PM
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In their wallets.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 02-24-10 3:56 PM
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