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Since ya’ll are pegassist-crazy, I added links to all the video I know of over there on the sidebar. See? Over there to the right? Two posts about pegassists, plus the first one performed on video that Iknow of. This one was by the Guns N Rollers, a Rose City home team, about three weeks […]

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Manatee Monday!

Would you guys enjoy a little feature called Manatee Monday? No? Well, you’re welcome to click something else. HOWEVER. If you do, you’ll miss this manatee video. You so want to hug a manatee right now. *

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Unwritten rules of roller derby

Call people by their derby names in derby situations Okay, every once in a while, we use each others’ real names like an embarrassing middle name that you don’t want to acknowledge. And when you introduce your derby friends at a non-derby party, you usually use both names. Or when you introduce yourself: “Hi, I’m […]

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Skate outside during the day without dying Drink nanobrews! (Pretentious? Potentially delicious!) A) Pick berries. B) eat some C) make pie D) eat pie Sit quietly by myself and not feel like I’m missing anything Speed skating lessons without standing in line for an hour Scrimmage and get to play every other jam Eat delicious, fresh, reasonably […]

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You, too, can learn to hockey stop in five easy steps: Decide for four and a half years that hockey stops are for other, fancier people. Go to summer practices that focus only on footwork. Now you have no choice but to attempt them. Have people explain it 20 different ways. Do one-footed plow stops over […]

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Behold! There was, to my eye and this angle, an uncalled clockwise block major on Sargentina after she completes the whip and knocks Demanda Riot out of bounds. The pegassist might be a good way to get your jammer going with a 4-2 pack disadvantage, but you’d better make damn sure it’s legal. I’m not sure it’s […]

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Star of Texas Bowl

*clapclapclapclap!* . BAD, Windy, Gotham and Texas are all playing on the internets this weekend in high def, and with full stats. Ya’ll gonna watch? If only Oly were playing, like in the video. I would consider working my weekend schedule around that. *

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I posted a version of this in 2012 (where does that time go, wowee wow, coocoo bananas), so I’ve had three years to get annoyed and think about this more, so here’s your update! -Frisky Are you on Twitter? If so, follow me @littleanecdote. I’m fascinating. Is your league on Twitter? If so, you’ve probably […]

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We’ve talked about getting to tryouts, and then doing your best once you get there. But once you make it and it’s time to start practicing, most new skaters have no idea what to expect. Have no fear! Or, you know – have some! A healthy amount of fear may be appropriate, since you can […]

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Oh, the life of a deck gardener. Last time we checked in, we were getting some strawberries and worrying about the broccoli. The strawberries haven’t fruited for some time now, and here’s the state of the broccoli: I tore it out. We had three plants, and two were eaten by moths. The third started flowering […]

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