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A compilation of all the skater cameos in Yuri!!! on Ice:

These little shoutouts to the real figure skating world amused me greatly while watching the anime, so I’ve decided to mash them all into one post:

Yuzuru Hanyu - Sochi 2014 Olympic Gold Medalist, 2014 World Champion, four time Grand Prix Final Champion (2013-16), two-time Four Continents silver medalist (2011, 2013), four time Japanese National Champion (2013-2016), current world record holder for highest short program, free skate, and combined score. 

Stephane Lambiel - two-time World Champion (2005–2006), the 2006 Olympic Silver Medalist, a two-time Grand Prix Champion (2005, 2007), and a nine-time Swiss national champion (2001–08, 2010).

Nobunari Oda -  2006 Four Continents Champion, a four-time Grand Prix Final medalist (silver in 2009 and 2010; bronze in 2006 and 2013), 2008 Japanese National Champion. Now works as a professional skater and TV commentator, and also specifically requested to appear on Yuri!!! on Ice (I’m still laughing, what a dork) 

Evgeni Plushenko - four-time Olympic Medalist (2006 gold, 2014 team gold, 2002 & 2010 silver), three time World Champion (2001, 2003, 2004), a seven-time European Champion (2000, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2012), a four-time Grand Prix Final Champion (1999–2000, 2000–01, 2002–03, 2004–05), and a ten-time Russian National Champion (1999–2002, 2004–2006, 2010, 2012–2013)

Florent Amodio - 2011 European Champion, a four-time French National champion (2010, 2013-2015), and the 2008 Junior Grand Prix Final champion

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Intro to: H.U.B

Weekly Nugu Groups is a blog which features a new kpop rookie/nugu group every week! Our goal is to introduce our followers to new groups and to share our love for underrated groups with everyone. Please send us groups you’d like us to feature!

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H.U.B is a 4-membered group that debuted in 2017 and are under New Planet Entertainment. They recently made their debut with Girl Gang. Please keep reading for the members’ profiles and the group’s singles!

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Holding hands is a promise to one another that, for just a moment, the two of you don’t have to face the world alone.

I Am With You [ Listen ]

↳ .01 Outside → Hollywood Undead / .02 Not Alone → Red / .03 The Only Hope For Me Is You → My Chemical Romance / .04 Escape → Fireflight / .05 In My Arms → Dead By April / .06 Clarity → Zedd / .07 Illusion → VNV Nation / .08 Safe and Sound → Tiffany Alvord & Megan Nicole / .09 Owl City  → Shooting Star

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Justice Department says it will end use of private prisons
In the wake of critical reports, the deputy attorney general told officials to reduce or decline to renew deals with contractors.
By http://www.facebook.com/matt.zapotosky

Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates announced the decision on Thursday in a memo that instructs officials to either decline to renew the contracts for private prison operators when they expire or “substantially reduce” the contracts’ scope. The goal, Yates wrote, is “reducing — and ultimately ending — our use of privately operated prisons.”

“They simply do not provide the same level of correctional services, programs, and resources; they do not save substantially on costs; and as noted in a recent report by the Department’s Office of Inspector General, they do not maintain the same level of safety and security,” Yates wrote.

what’s the weirdest job you’ve ever had?

Today, 24/08/15, is national “knife day.”

I was once hired to be a knife salesperson. This is true. The pamphlets and the networking and the suitcase full of knives and everything. The qualifications for this job were: there aren’t any. We were screened pre-interview for our interpersonal skills and enthusiasm.

Enthusiasm. For knives.

The supervisor who did the product presentation during our interview laid out just literally dozens of serrated hunting knives on the table and started carving through soda cans leather satchels and a chair

I’m not going to name the company in case they come after me, you know, with knives.

I didn’t end up following through with the job and became a chocolatier instead. But I’ll always remember the fact that I cheated myself out of presumably a whole scale of perks proportionate to my success on the job, such as, I’m assuming, more, bigger, and better knives.

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