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Manatee Monday: Mother’s Day

Manatee moms and calves are totally tight. If manatees had calendars, they’d probably give their moms a bunch of sea grass for Mother’s Manatee MonDay, because manatee moms are pretty nice. Manatee babies (calves) stay with their moms for one to two years, even after the babies are weaned. They hang out together, and the […]

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I follow Talking Derby on Twitter, so I knew that it was a book about roller derby, but I didn’t know by whom or what is was all about. Being the nosy person I am, I asked the author, Pain Eyre, if she wouldn’t mind answering a few questions for us. Frisky: First, can you […]

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Skaters chat about knee pads a lot, but unfortunately, it’s often after an injury. New knee pads always feel so cushy and comfortable, don’t they? The Velcro is still sticky, and the padding hasn’t been compacted by months of being rode hard and put away wet. I asked the ladies over at  Wicked Skatewear and they […]

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Someone googled “roller derby popularity chart” to get here the other day. They were probably looking for some kind of information on how fast the sport is growing, blah blah blah, but that’s not what came to my mind when I saw that combination of words. Internet, I give you my roller derby popularity chart: […]

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It was 84 degrees yesterday in Portland, Oregon. When that happens, Portlanders grab their dogs and congregate near bodies of water. I don’t have a dog, but I do have a manatee friend, so we headed down to the river for some sun.   You probably can’t tell here, but I have a Blazers blanket […]

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Boxcar Bethy skated for the Rose City Rollers for an all-too-brief time several years ago, until family matters moved her back to Canada. These days, she’s skating for Thunder Bay and hosting Derbyline, a new call-in internet radio show all about roller derby. Naturally, I wanted to hear all about it.   Frisky: So! Why […]

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Welcome once again to the Frisky Power Rankings, where I rank women’s flat track roller derby according to my whims/in-depth knowledge. Gotham. Gotham is not subject to the “stop being boring rule” Denver and Rat City are subject to, below, because they are Gotham and we can expect that they are still very good. Bay […]

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