Zagunis: Sabre Fencers are Punk Rockers

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  1. Craig

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    Caught an NPR profile of Mariel Zagunis this morning where they opened up with the Sex Pistols.



    ...sabre fencers, Zagunis says, are the "punk rockers" of her sport.

    "You have to be more aggressive and explosive and kind of crazy," she says. "I think that kind of plays into our personality."​



    Here's the full story. [link]
     
  2. darius

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    Sabre Fencers : Sex Pistols
    Foil Fencers : _______ (Bon Jovi)
    Epee Fencers : _______ (Kenny G)

    Debate amongst yourselves.
     
  3. wakeup

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  4. Inquartata

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    Geez. I don't want to be associated with punk rock... :(

    Can veteran sabre fencers be Beethoven or Liszt instead?
     
  5. fencerX

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    Inquartata: Johnny Rotten or Sid Vicious?
     
  6. Dev

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    Well, Sid Vicious didn't know how to play his instrument, either.
     
  7. Purple Fencer

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    Nah.....classical composer Camille Saint-Saens.....he poked fun at other composers (in "Carnival of the Animals") the say way Inq does to epeeists.
     
  8. mgriff

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    One of the commenters on the story at the NPR website said that saber was more jazz than punk.
     
  9. fdad

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    Rat Scabies
     
  10. migopod

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    I'd say epee is more like dubstep. Repetitive bouncing punctuated with dramatic changes in tempo.
     
  11. Purple Fencer

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    But who?? Miles Davis? Chuck Mangione? Stan Kenton??
     
  12. piste off

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    Hopefully she can hear London Calling.
     
  13. migopod

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    Anarchy in the UK?
     
  14. Grasshopper

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    well the "punk" part is right.
     
  15. piste off

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    Saber is more like punk rock, paper, scissors.
     
  16. telkanuru

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    You're right, most saber fencers do look like this (particularly Mariel):

    ltwtrh7naiqdiadh.jpg
     
  17. Purple Fencer

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    Dear Mother of God....someone get me the eye bleach!!
     
  18. migopod

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    o5zsrt.jpg
    Another typical sabre fencer.
     
  19. the ancient one

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    Yes.

    Thanks.

    Anything.

    So glad she didn't mention Khachaturian.


    D'oh!
     
  20. Morale Officer

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    I think I'm partial to Orff in this case...
    (can't go wrong with a drinking song!)
     

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