LET’S DO THIS! First, a housekeeping note: Please don’t think I am ignoring the US ice dancers. We covered most of their costumes (which are basically the same this go-round, add or subtract a few spangles) back in January. I embrace them all in all their sparkling glory. In fact, I embrace them so much that I already embraced them. So let’s tackle a selection of our international ice-dancing friends instead!
These two are brother and sister. NEED I SAY MORE? I know Sinead and John Kerr’s original dance routine was based on some weird concept of, like, tacky American truckers or something — seriously, that’s really what it was about, more or less — but need they bring the creepy inbreeding stereotype that occasionally attaches itself to those of us of Southern heritage into it? WE’RE NOT ALL MARRYING OUR COUSINS. THAT WAS JUST AN EPISODE OF THE X-FILES. (This message brought to you by my relatives in Arkansas.) And, yes, that IS a tramp stamp you’re seeing. I admit, I don’t know if it’s real, or part of the costume, and nor do I know which would alarm me more. Let’s get a better look at her!