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    My new hobby

    Y'all gonna laugh at me, but that's ok.

    I really enjoy watching sumo wrestling now. There's just something about it...the dignity and beauty of Japanese culture, the immense history of sumo, the honor of the battle it's definitely watching 400 pound dudes picking up other 400 pound dues and throwing them to the ground. It's not just about fat guys in goofy loincloths pushing each other around; it's about really strong fat guys who are a lot more agile and balanced than they look in goofy loincloths pushing each other around, and then the hilarious reactions of the front-row spectators when one of the wrestlers lands on them.
    Hofstadter's Law: It will always take longer than you expect, even if you take into account Hofstadter's Law.

    "Metal is an apple--everything's good but the core."

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    I wasn't going to laugh, but then you made your description so funny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cerebrum123 View Post
    I wasn't going to laugh, but then you made your description so funny.
    They look funny, but when you get a bit of an understanding of how it works and then watch some of the things they actually do, suddenly it's not so funny. It's pretty awesome.
    Hofstadter's Law: It will always take longer than you expect, even if you take into account Hofstadter's Law.

    "Metal is an apple--everything's good but the core."

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    Hi, I'm Teal.

    >Hi, Teal.

    So, I like watching curling. Bowling on ice with a broom. What's not to love?

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    Any other fans of professional sumo here?

    I actually recognize about half a dozen names of the big boys (snicker), and I think I almost know enough to have a favorite.
    Hofstadter's Law: It will always take longer than you expect, even if you take into account Hofstadter's Law.

    "Metal is an apple--everything's good but the core."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zymologist View Post
    They look funny, but when you get a bit of an understanding of how it works and then watch some of the things they actually do, suddenly it's not so funny. It's pretty awesome.
    I actually believe you, but your description is just too humorous.

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    I watch battlebots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cerebrum123 View Post
    I actually believe you, but your description is just too humorous.
    I have immense respect for them. I definitely wouldn't have the guts to step in the ring with those guys.
    Hofstadter's Law: It will always take longer than you expect, even if you take into account Hofstadter's Law.

    "Metal is an apple--everything's good but the core."

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    I wonder if Roman Catholic sumos have a lot of mass
    Hofstadter's Law: It will always take longer than you expect, even if you take into account Hofstadter's Law.

    "Metal is an apple--everything's good but the core."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zymologist View Post
    I wonder if Roman Catholic sumos have a lot of mass
    Sumo theologica.

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