Thursday, March 02, 2006

Gremlins on Ice?

A while ago I blogged about a Loony Tunes episode which made use of the Russian folk songs "Song of the Volga River Boatmen" and "Dark Eyes" [see that post for details and music files]. Now, while a Ray Mears' show used the "The Volga Boatmen," I am pleased to report [thanks NotElon] that Sasha Cohen skated to "Dark Eyes" in the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy. Although, apparently, she skated very well, I personally think that her routine would have improved had it involved some Gremlins from the Kremlin. It certianly would have gotten her the Russian judge's vote, although the German judge might not have appreciated it.

And now, for your viewing pleasure:
A very short clip of her routine, where you can only catch a few opening bars of "Dark Eyes," can be found on Google Video: [link]
The longer clip, which regularly killed my computer and needs Windows Media Player 7 and Internet Explorer, can be found on NBC's website: [link]

1 comment:

  1. Personally, I think you need a better topic for the "Thursday" blog.

    Maybe something like:
    "Deja Vu Communities and Spatial Dynamics of Frontiers of Competing Plant Species"