Saturday, December 02, 2006

Katarina Witt: Birthday Greetings

Ice queen extraordinaire, double Olympic champion, sublime beauty and proudly unrepentant Stalinist, Chemnitz's most magnficent daughter, Katarina Witt is 42 today.
In Calgary 1988 she gave some of the most memorable performances in Olympic history (busting out of her costume at one point). In 1989 as the Berlin Wall was being smashed into the dustbin of history, she continued to defend the indefensible Honecker regime - years later she discovered that some of her most intimate moments had been recorded by Stasi jobsworths.
Her politics suck but she remains one of the most fabulous creatures ever to have graced an ice rink.
As one diva to another, I wish her Many Happy Returns.


Anonymous socialist guru said...

Oh dear history not your strong point my little aquaine flapper. Did not the Berlin wall fall in 1989 and not 1980.
very unlike you to be ahead of the game.
Anyway ice skating hould b anned from the telly as it is not a real sport, unlike football, rugby and cricket

12/03/2006 3:10 AM  
Anonymous Charles said...

What a philistine 'socialist guru' has proven to be. One feels great sorrow for the dear old boy if he must salivate over dim over well remunerated dimwits kicking balls about a field.

But at least this does allow Charles to appreciate the charms of Ms Witt, and indeed of Red Maria, without being bothered by common oiks.

12/03/2006 11:20 AM  
Blogger Red Maria said...

Thanks for pointing that typo out, Socialist Guru!

In the future Democratic Dolphins Republic, all barbarous practices, sorry sports, involving balls - rugby, tennis, cricket, football - will be banned.

They will be replaced by more civilised pastimes, such as compulsory figure skating, gymnastics and synchronised swimming.

12/05/2006 5:03 PM  

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