Favorite Line from Button

Favorite Line from Button

Post by Alex C L » Tue, 07 Apr 1998 04:00:00


My favorite line from Button at these championships is:

during Tatiana Liashenko's free program:

"Puccini cries out for spirals, but a good one."

I thought he was right on.

Alex

 
 
 

Favorite Line from Button

Post by Summusde » Tue, 07 Apr 1998 04:00:00

<<My favorite line from Button at these championships is:

during Tatiana Liashenko's free program:

"Puccini cries out for spirals, but a good one."

I thought he was right on.

Alex

My favorite line ( sorry but I don't know the exact words) was when***
commented on how he would criticize someone and if Peggy had been there she'd
say , "Yes, but wasn't that a lovely position."  

 
 
 

Favorite Line from Button

Post by QuadLut » Tue, 07 Apr 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

> My favorite line from Button at these championships is:

> during Tatiana Liashenko's free program:

> "Puccini cries out for spirals, but a good one."

> I thought he was right on.

> Alex

My favorite was "The one thing I have to say....."  I about peed my pants
laughing!  Since when has the***ster had only one thing to say?  I can't
tell you how much I missed Peggy this time around.  Twice as much of***
rambling on was twice too much!  I'm hoping he has a *** case of
laryngitis this time next year......

Take care,
Nathan

"So long as we are loved by others I should say that we are almost
 indispensable; and no man is useless while he has a friend."
                                        --Robert Louis Stevenson

 
 
 

Favorite Line from Button

Post by barracud » Tue, 07 Apr 1998 04:00:00

How's about when Button made a comment when one of the female skaters
choked during a jump...
and then Gammon cut him off and asked...have _you_ ever choked in the
middle of a performance...?

Priceless!

Bridget

--
Doing the best at this moment
puts you in the best place for
the next moment.

Oprah Winfrey

 
 
 

Favorite Line from Button

Post by Ch » Wed, 08 Apr 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

>My favorite line from Button at these championships is:

>during Tatiana Liashenko's free program:

>"Puccini cries out for spirals, but a good one."

>I thought he was right on.

>Alex

Yeh, though the "cries out" thing seemed sort of like a pun.
 
 
 

Favorite Line from Button

Post by Summusde » Wed, 08 Apr 1998 04:00:00

Another great Button line was when he was describing how a reporter had
remarked that Krylova's expressions could reach the 70th row-- but that there
were only 30 rows in the building.

 
 
 

Favorite Line from Button

Post by Jnym » Wed, 08 Apr 1998 04:00:00

No, no.  The best Button moment was when he was talking about some skater, and
right in the middle of his sentence the girl went into a fumbled jump--he ends
the sentence abruptly, and about an octave higher than he usually speaks.  

There is a short pause, after which he says "sorry."  

Gannon replies "You had me worried for a moment."

"...And honesty means never having to say 'please don't flush me down the
toilet.'"

  ---Bob the Dinosaur

 
 
 

Favorite Line from Button

Post by Ch » Wed, 08 Apr 1998 04:00:00



Quote:
>How's about when Button made a comment when one of the female skaters
>choked during a jump...
>and then Gammon cut him off and asked...have _you_ ever choked in the
>middle of a performance...?

>Priceless!

I thought Button said yes he did.  But I was tickled that Gannon
thought to ask.  I think Button said he landed on his face or
something. And, of course, you know it had to happen sometime.
 
 
 

Favorite Line from Button

Post by Eugeni » Wed, 08 Apr 1998 04:00:00

The comment on a particular skater with long legs that went something like:

    "Balanchine said he liked tall skaters because there was more
    of them to see."

Somebody needs to tell Button that a recent book called "Looking at
Balanchine" discusses the issue and pretty much concludes that the
visual aspects of the much larger stage at Kennedy Center had more
to do with encouraging the use of the taller dancers than Balanchine
seeking a particular physical type.

They also showed a clip of*** Button doing the infamous layback
spin with the turned out leg.  The position he frequently mentions.
And just as I suspected he's got a turned out leg all right, but
it's in something between second position (to the side) and an
attitude (to the back).  This is considered bad form in most ballet
classes, and the adjustment made by most people is usually either a
lesser backbend with the turned out leg positioned to the back in
the standard attitude position or a lower position of the leg
positioned in attitude or arabesque or turned in.

It's one of those style decisions as to accommodate normal human
anatomy.

 
 
 

Favorite Line from Button

Post by Tzigaa » Wed, 08 Apr 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

>My favorite line from Button at these championships is:

>during Tatiana Liashenko's free program:

>"Puccini cries out for spirals, but a good one."

>I thought he was right on.

Yes, that was a good one!  I LOL'd.  But my favorite came while he was
panting over A&P's free dance, how they intertwined and she lifts
him, etc. and he said "...the athletics that only young ones in love
can achieve."  Why***, you rascal!

Tzigaane

 
 
 

Favorite Line from Button

Post by bex Hunt » Wed, 08 Apr 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

>>My favorite line from Button at these championships is:
>>during Tatiana Liashenko's free program:
>>"Puccini cries out for spirals, but a good one."
>>I thought he was right on.

My favorite came from Terry Gannon.  Dick was going on about
some skater making this mistake and that error, but finally
said something nice about a spin and added something like,
"We should point out the good things we can find in a bad program."

Terry said, "And you are always looking for positive things
to say.  Right,***?"

  -B

--

        "Profound is a firm grasp of the obvious."

 
 
 

Favorite Line from Button

Post by Marie » Wed, 08 Apr 1998 04:00:00

So, are A&P engaged or not ????
I am dying to know ....



Quote:


> >My favorite line from Button at these championships is:

> >during Tatiana Liashenko's free program:

> >"Puccini cries out for spirals, but a good one."

> >I thought he was right on.

> Yes, that was a good one!  I LOL'd.  But my favorite came while he was
> panting over A&P's free dance, how they intertwined and she lifts
> him, etc. and he said "...the athletics that only young ones in love
> can achieve."  Why***, you rascal!

> Tzigaane

 
 
 

Favorite Line from Button

Post by Operetta » Thu, 09 Apr 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

>Terry said, "And you are always looking for positive things
>to say.  Right,***?"

I thought that's Brian Boitano.

Jas