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synchronised mincing

I never thought I'd see the day. Flicking through the channels on my TV, I stumbled across what I initially thought was a spot of topless synchronised swimming. Fine by me, I thought, as I grabbed a box of tissues.

But as I looked more closely, I couldn't help noticing that these were not ladies at all. They were humans of the other type. I was surprised, to say the least. Even more surprised when I discovered that what I was watching was Japan's first national Synchronised Mincing Competition.

They really were rather effeminate about their routine, on occasion leaping with utter abandon from the pool and proceeding to, well, mince around, to a tune by Queen no less. I can't deny it was entertaining, though topless synchronised swimming would surely be a bigger draw.





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On Friday, 30 September, 2005, Blogger RisingSlowly said:

Funny. Very funny.  



On Friday, 30 September, 2005, Blogger RisingSlowly said:

p.s I love your TV. Now that you've shown me yours, I'll show you mine. Keep your eyes peeled.  



On Friday, 30 September, 2005, Anonymous stu said:

I'm still gutted about live tv (and it's infamous topless darts) being pulled from UK cable. mincing is the new samurai, I agree.  



On Friday, 30 September, 2005, Anonymous Johan said:

Is this really synchronized swimming for men? Isn't it just that drama series "Waterboys" ?

Either way.... It sure sucks.  



On Sunday, 02 October, 2005, Blogger Kallun said:

I saw that too. I was going to try and find a photo of it for my blog, but you beat me to the punchline. My favourite bit was the coach bursting into tears when his team pulled off an (un)spectacular 'synchronised' flip...  



On Sunday, 02 October, 2005, Anonymous chris said:

The event did indeed appear to be called the "Waterboys" championship, but it wasn't anything to do with the drama / movie, as far as I could tell. It appeared to be... [shudder] real. Let's be generous and call it "inspired by" the series.

Could we be experiencing a synchronized-mincing "boom"? I thought we were still in the middle of the yoga boom? So hard to keep up.  



On Monday, 03 October, 2005, Anonymous Johan said:

*GASP* does this mean that the drama has actually spurred a real interest in Synchronized Swimming for me? >shudder<  



On Thursday, 06 October, 2005, Blogger 989 said:

Funny...even looking at the pictures is becoming...hypnotic; mince, mince, mince...  



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