Clown prince of sumo Takamisakari retires | The Japan Times

Clown prince of sumo Takamisakari retires | The Japan Times. At the core of Sumo is stoicism.  You never complain, criticise or boast.  Whereas WWF is all about bragging and bullshit, sumo is about subtlety wrapped in extraordinary physical and mental strength.  (If you're not familiar with pro-wrestling, just compare the original Iron Chef with … Continue reading Clown prince of sumo Takamisakari retires | The Japan Times

Harumafuji claims perfect record | The Japan Times

Harumafuji claims perfect record | The Japan Times. Good to see good Sumo news.  Harumafuji gets "Zensho Yusho", a perfect 15-0 record in the January tournament, thereby silencing the critics on the Yokozuna Deliberation council owing to his "poor" 9-6 record in November 2012. Baruto sadly won't be automatically returning to the Ozeki rank; his … Continue reading Harumafuji claims perfect record | The Japan Times

Canberra: Hottest day and 10th Anniversary of the Darkest

UPDATE 19/01/2013 22:05: The Bureau of Meteorology has recorded 42.0°c as Canberra's maximum temperature for 18/01/2013; a record for January and 0.2°c below the all time record.  Weatherzone is back to 42 too. UPDATE 19/01/2013 09:39: I'm a little confused about yesterday's maximum temperature.  The excellent Weatherzone website listed 42.0°c at Canberra Airport yesterday, but have since … Continue reading Canberra: Hottest day and 10th Anniversary of the Darkest